U - Military Science Acquisitions during November 2018

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The Brink : President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983
Ambinder, Marc, author
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
Part I. Decapitation. Détente's rise and fall ; Toward protracted nuclear war ; Decapitation ; Man in the gap ; Project RYAN ; Warning ; Zero-zero ; Ivy League '82 ; Bogging down ; The view from London -- Part II. To the brink. 1983 ; The Evil Empire ; SDI and sabotage ; Provocations ; Diamonds ; Spy vs. spy ; Green shoots ; The Phantom (part I) ; The Phantom (part II) ; The day before the day after ; Able Archer 83 ; FLASH telegram ; Validate and authenticate ; Open hatches -- Part III. Endgame(s). Sacrifice ; Warning of war ; Ivan and Anya ; What did we miss? ; Arguing on behalf of Soviet fears ; How can this be? ; Roll the dice ; A new hope : but still, Star Wars? ; Not to miss the chance ; To Geneva.

The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union.
Baker Berry UA646 .A637 2018

The rise and fall of an officer corps : the Republic of China military, 1942-1955
Setzekorn, Eric B., author
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2018]
The development of the Chinese Army, 1850-1927 -- A party Army, 1927-1942 -- Americans and officers, 1942-1945 -- A national Army for China, 1945-1949 -- Refining the army profession, 1950-1953 -- Restoring the party to dominance, 1953-1955.

"A study of the ideas, behaviors, and beliefs that guided the creation of the Chinese Army from 1942-1955, and the power dynamics that led to its decline" --
Baker Berry UA837 .S38 2018

荻野富士夫, 1953- author
小樽商科大学研究叢書 ; 5
Otaru-shi : Otaru Shōka Daigaku Shuppankai, 2018
Baker Berry Japan UB825.J3 O456 2018

Theory of strategy
Gray, Colin S., author
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
"This book provides a short and accessible introduction to the theory of strategy, examines the general theory of strategy in accordance with 23 key Principles and explains its nature, functions, and intended consequences. 'Theory of Strategy' makes the radical argument that the familiar structure of strategy's general theory (political ends, strategic ways, military means - and assumptions) holds as sound for security at all times and in all places, of human necessity. Strategy is ever-varying in its character, but not in its nature, which is unchanging."--Page 4 of cover.
Baker Berry U162 .G7244 2018

The Civilianization of War : the changing civil-military divide, 1914-2014
edited by Andrew Barros, Martin Thomas
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2018
Who fights? : combatants, mobilization, and the changing nature of war -- The "Total War" era, 1914-1945 -- Doing the necessary : the declaration of London and British strategy, 1905-1915 / John Ferris -- Fighting the Fifth Column : the terror in Republican Madrid during the Spanish Civil War / Julius Ruiz -- Moscow 1941 : the rise and fall of the Soviet People's Militia (Narodnoe Opolchenie) / Jean Levesque -- The Cold War and decolonization, 1945-2000 -- The collapsing civil-military divide in wars of decolonization : two case studies from the Indochina War (1945-1954) / Christopher Goscha -- Parallel ambiguities : prisoners during the Algerian War of Independence / Raphaelle Branche -- East Pakistan/Bangladesh 1971-72: how many victims, who, and why? / Christian Gerlach -- "I wasn't a boy, I was a soldier" : militarization and civilianization in narratives of child soldiers in Africa's contemporary conflicts, c. 1990-2010 / Stacey Hynd -- A moving target: strategic bombing and civilians, 1916- 2014 -- The problems of opening Pandora's box : strategic bombing and the civil-military divide, 1916-39 / Andrew Barros -- Bombing civilians scientifically : operational research in bomber command, 1941-1945 / Victor Bissonnette -- Creating a cordon sanitaire: U.S. strategic bombing and civilians in the Korean War / Alexander Downes -- "One hell of a killing machine." how a civilian agency became the vanguard of America's war on terror / Chris Fuller -- Civilian protection and international norms and organizations: when and how much? -- Turn everyone into a civilian : Rene Cassin and the Unesco Project, 1919-1945 / Andrew Barros -- Human rights is the continuation of war by other means: the United States and the creation of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, 1945-48 / Olivier Barsalou -- The United Nations, decolonization, and violence against civilians in the French and British Empires / Martin Thomas -- The "protection of civilians": peacekeeping's new raison d'etre? / Frederic Megret.

Distinguishing between civilians and combatants is a central aspect of modern conflicts. Yet such distinctions are rarely upheld in practice. This book offers new ways of understanding civilians' exposure to violence in war. Each chapter explores a particular approach to the political, legal, or cultural distinctions between civilians and combatants during twentieth-century and contemporary conflicts. The volume as a whole suggests that the distinction between combatants and non-combatants is dynamic and oft-times unpredictable, rather than fixed and reciprocally understood. Contributors offer new insights into why civilian targeting has become a strategy for some, and how in practice its avoidance can be so difficult to achieve. Several discuss distinct population groups that have been particularly exposed to wartime violence, including urban populations facing aerial bombing, child soldiers, captives, and victims of sexual violence. The book thus offers multiple perspectives on the civil-military divide within modern conflicts, an issue whose powerful contemporary resonance is all too apparent.
Baker Berry U21.2 .C5137 2018

Sovereignty and command in Canada-US continental air defence, 1940-57
Goette, Richard Evan, 1977- author
Vancouver ; UBC Press ; [2018]
Command and control, sovereignty, civil-military relations, and the profession of arms -- Command and control culture and systems -- Wartime planning for command and control -- Wartime operational level command and control -- Replacing ABC-22 -- Organizing and coordinating Canada US air defences -- The US Northeast command -- Integrating North American air defences under operational control.

"The 1940 Ogdensburg Agreement entrenched a formal defence relationship between Canada and the United States--but was Canadian sovereignty protected in this seemingly unequal partnership? Sovereignty and Command in Canada US Continental Air Defence, 1940 57 documents the close and sometimes fractious air defence relationship between the two countries. Drawing on untapped archival material, Richard Goette challenges prevailing perceptions of eroded Canadian sovereignty. He argues instead that a functional military transition from an air defence system based on cooperation to one based on integrated and centralized command and control under NORAD allowed Canada to retain command of its forces and thus protect its sovereignty. Compromises between Canadian, American, and British military cultures, operational and doctrinal factors, Canadian sensitivities, and cordial professional working relationships all had roles to play this transition. Goette combines historical narrative with a conceptual analysis of sovereignty, command and control systems, military professionalism, and civil-military relations. In the process, he provides essential insights into the Royal Canadian Air Force's paradigm shift away from its Royal Air Force roots toward closer ties with the United States Air Force and the role of the nation's armed forces in safeguarding its sovereignty."--
Baker Berry UG735.C3 G64 2018