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日韓安全保障協力の検証 : 冷戦以後の「脅威」をめぐる力学 / 冨樫あゆみ
冨樫あゆみ, author
Tōkyō : Aki Shobō, 2017
Baker Berry Japan UA845 .T63 2017

Russia's border wars and frozen conflicts
Coyle, James J. author
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
International law, realism, and nationalism -- Ukraine -- Moldova -- Georgia -- Nagorno-Karabakh -- Conclusion.

"This book examines the origins and execution of Russian military and political activities in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, and Nagorno Karabakh. As the author argues, Russia has fomented ethnic tension in countries on its borders and provides military support to separatists. Moscow then use the peace process to deploy Russian 'peacekeepers' into the conflict zone. This book documents the origins of this ethnic unrest and the progress of the wars that followed. It begins with the current crisis in Ukraine, in which Russia used this pattern to seize Crimea. It follows with Moldova, Georgia, and Karabakh. Using a realist perspective, the author concludes that there are substantial similarities in the four case studies and places the conflicts in the context of international law and nationalism theory."--Cover.
Baker Berry UA770 .C69 2018

La conexión chilena : historias de espías
Basso Prieto, Carlos, author
Santiago de Chile : Aguilar, 2018
Introducción -- Arturo Prat, agente secreto -- Canaris, el superespía -- La escort del caso Letelier -- El MIR, las FARC y la sobrina de Pinochet -- El refugio nazi de Miguel Serrano -- El triple espía chileno que advirtió sobre Pearl Harbor -- La Operación Caos -- El capitán que enfrentó a la DINA -- El enigmático Míster Phillips.
Baker Berry UB271.C5 B37 2018

From MAD to madness : inside Pentagon nuclear war planning : A memoir
Johnstone, Paul H. 1903-1981, author
Atlanta, GA : Clarity Press, Inc., [2017]
Introduction / by Diana Johnstone -- Part 1. The spirit of the times -- The fog of war planning -- Memoirs of a humanist in the Pentagon / by Paul H. Johnstone -- Foreword: what this is all about -- The world of target planning -- Air targets intelligence -- Air targets doctrine -- Economic war potential doctrine applied to occupation policies -- Some problems and methods -- Playing games with nuclear war -- The Cold War atmosphere -- Games and bonuses -- The rise of fear -- Part 2. Imagining doomsday -- The fallout study -- The "humane alternative" -- The civilian morale study -- The strategic weapons study -- The tenor of the times -- The command and control dilemma -- Exploring "implications" -- Part 3. The critical incident studies -- The Laos crisis -- The Berlin Crisis -- Postface: Doomsday postponed / by Diana Johnstone.

"This deathbed memoir by Dr. Paul H. Johnstone, former senior analyst in the Strategic Weapons Evaluation Group (WSEG) in the Pentagon and a co-author of The Pentagon Papers, provides an authoritative analysis of the implications of nuclear war that remain insurmountable today. Indeed, such research has been kept largely secret, with the intention "not to alarm the public" about what was being cooked up. This is the story of how U.S. strategic planners in the 1950s and 1960s worked their way to the conclusion that nuclear war was unthinkable. It drives home these key understandings: - That whichever way you look at it -- and this book shows the many ways analysts tried to skirt the problem -- nuclear war means mutual destruction - That Pentagon planners could accept the possibility of totally destroying another nation, while taking massive destructive losses ourselves, and still conclude that "we would prevail". - That the supposedly "scientific answers" provided to a wide range of unanswerable questions are of highly dubious standing. - That official spheres neglect anything near a comparable effort to understand the "enemy" point of view, rather than to annihilate him, or to use such understanding to make peace. Dr. Johnstone's memoirs of twenty years in the Pentagon tell that story succinctly, coolly and objectively. While remaining highly secret - so much so that Dr. Johnstone himself was denied access to what he had written - these studies had a major impact on official policy. They contributed to a shift from the notion that the United States could inflict "massive retaliation" on its Soviet enemy to recognition that a nuclear exchange would bring about Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD). The alarming truth today is that these lessons seem to have been forgotten."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry UA23 .J62 2017

Democratización, profesionalización y crisis : las Fuerzas Armadas y la sociedad en la España democrática (1975-2015)
Navajas Zubeldía, Carlos, author
Madrid : Biblioteca Nueva, [2018]
Democratización -- Profesionalización -- Crisis.
Baker Berry UA780 .N37 2018

Fortifications and siegecraft : defense and attack through the ages
Black, Jeremy, 1955- author
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Origins -- The medieval castle -- The sixteenth century -- The seventeenth century -- The eighteenth century -- The nineteenth century -- The world wars -- Since World War Two -- Conclusions.

"This book explores the global history of fortifications and the threats to them posed by siegecraft. Tracing the interaction of attack and defense over time, Black situates the evolution of fortifications within their broader cultural and political context, showing their ongoing importance to military and social interaction across the world today."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry UG401 .B565 2018

How Western soldiers fight : organizational routines in multinational missions
Friesendorf, Cornelius, author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2018]
Soldiers and unconventional problems -- Potential explanations of military behavior -- Organizational routines -- How military routines evolved -- Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Kosovo -- Afghanistan -- Conclusion.

"This book examines three questions. The first is descriptive: how have soldiers of Western democracies dealt with unconventional problems in post-Cold War missions? The second question is explanatory: why do militaries respond differently to rioters, militias, criminals, or insurgents? The third question is about policy impact: how does military behavior impact local populations?"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry U167.5.I8 F75 2018

Military communities in late medieval England : essays in honour of Andrew Ayton
edited by Gary P. Baker, Craig L. Lambert and David Simpkin
Rochester, NY, USA : The Boydell Press is an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2018
From warhorses to the men-at-arms who rode them; armies that were raised to the lords who recruited, led, administered, and financed them; and ships to the mariners who crewed them; few aspects of the organisation and logistics of war in late medieval England have escaped the scholarly attention, or failed to benefit from the insights, of Dr Andrew Ayton. The concept of the military community, with its emphasis on warfare as a collective social enterprise, has always lain at the heart of his work; he has shown in particular how this age of warfare is characterised by related but intersecting military communities, marked not only by the social and political relationships within armies and navies, but by communities of mind, experience, and enterprise.0The essays in this volume, ranging from the late thirteenth to the early fifteenth century, address various aspects of this idea. They offer investigations of soldiers' and mariners' equipment; their obligations, functions, status, and recruitment; and the range and duration of their service. 0.
Baker Berry U43.G7 M55 2018

Securing India the Modi way : Pathankot, surgical strikes and more
Gokhale, Nitin A. 1962- author
New Delhi : Bloomsbury, 2017
Baker Berry UA840 .G65 2017

The Oxford handbook of U.S. national security
edited by Derek S. Reveron, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, and John A. Cloud
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Introduction: Shape and Scope of U.S. National Security Derek S. Reveron, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, and John A. Cloud -- PART I. Scope of National Security 1. America's Foreign Policy Traditions / Henry R. Nau 2. National Interests and Grand Strategy / Derek S. Reveron and Nikolas K. Gvosdev 3. U.S. Foreign Policy Making and National Security / Shoon Murray and Jordan Tama 4. Civil-Military Relations / Risa Brooks -- PART II. National Security Institutions and Processes 5. Presidency and Decision Making / Douglas M. Brattebo and Tom Lansford 6. The National Security Council: Is it Effective, or is it Broken? / Derek Chollet 7. The National Security Process / Kori Schake 8. Intelligence and National Security Decision Making / Joshua Rovner 9. Congress and National Security / Nina M. Serafino and Eleni G. Ekmektsioglou -- PART III. Approaches to National Security 10. Diplomacy, the State Department, and National Security / John A. Cloud and Damian Leader 11. Development Assistance: Rationale and Applications / John A. Simon and Michael W. Miller 12. Understanding and Improving U.S. Financial Sanctions / Jennifer M. Harris and Robert B. Kahn 13. The Political Economy of Security / Norrin M. Ripsman, Rosella Cappella Zielinski, and Kaija E. Schilde 14. Budgeting for National Security / Rodney Bent 15. Military Force Planning and National Security / Mackubin T. Owens 16. Military Operations and the Defense Department / J. P. Clark 17. Alliances, Basing, and Logistics / Marc C. Vielledent 18. Homeland Security / George Cadwalader, Jr. 19. The United States and Iran: Challenges of Deterrence and Compellence / Ray Takeyh 20. U.S. Nuclear Strategy: The Search for Meaning / Thomas M. Nichols -- PART IV. Contemporary Challenges and National Security Policy 21. International Cyber Conflict and National Security / Ryan C. Maness and Brandon Valeriano 22. Encryption Wars: Who Should Yield? / Amitai Etzioni 23. Space and National Security / Joan Johnson-Freese 24. Human (In)Security / Anna Hayes 25. Climate Change and Environmental Security / Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris and Derek S. Reveron 26. Political Violence / Jeffrey Stevenson Murer 27. Women's Participation in Political Violence / Jakana L. Thomas 28. International Terrorism/ Pauline Moore 29. Threats and Dangers in the Twenty-First Century / Christopher J. Fettweis 30. International Rivalry and National Security / Jonathan M. DiCicco and Brandon Valeriano 31. Interstate Rivalry in East Asia / Nicholas Khoo 32. Transatlantic Security Landscape in Europe / Gale A. Mattox 33. U.S. National Security in the Western Hemisphere / Paul Ashby 34. Epilogue: Five Lessons for National Security Policymakers /Stuart Eizenstat.

"The Oxford Handbook of US National Security frames the context, institutions, and processes the US government uses to advance national interests through foreign policy, government institutions, and grand strategy. Contributors examine contemporary national security challenges and the processes and tools used to improve national security."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry UA23 .O944 2018

IHS Jane's weapons. Infantry
Coulsdon, Surrey, UK : IHS Global, [2012]-
Baker Berry Oversize UD370 .J3

Saving soldiers or civilians? : casualty aversion versus civilian protection in asymmetric conflicts
Kaempf, Sebastian, author
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018
US warfare and civilian protection -- US warfare and casualty-aversion -- The interactive dynamics of asymmetric conflicts -- Case study I: The US intervention in Somalia -- Case study II: The US War in Afghanistan -- Case study III: The US war in Iraq.

"While the United States has not lost its appetite for war, the way in which its conflicts are being waged has changed dramatically."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry UA23 .K234 2018

Outsourced empire : how militias, mercenaries, and contractors support US statecraft
Thomson, Andrew, author
London : Pluto Press, 2018
Baker Berry UA23 .T46 2018

The Medieval Military Engineer : From the Roman Empire to the Sixteenth Century
Purton, P. F. author
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, 2018
Baker Berry U37 .P795 2018

The authorised history of British defence economic intelligence : a Cold War in Whitehall, 1929-90
Davies, Peter, 1949- author
New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
Economics and intelligence history -- A new field of intelligence -- Rival concepts -- Enemy branch -- Planning for the future -- The origins of the Joint Intelligence Bureau -- The changing post-war intelligence architecture -- The Joint Intelligence Bureau and Whitehall -- Creating the Defence Intelligence Staff -- Economic intelligence for the Ministry of Defence 1946-91 -- Economic intelligence for Whitehall 1946-68 -- The British way of economic intelligence -- The top table -- The fate of the directorate of economic intelligence -- Economic intelligence 1929-1991.

"This book is the first history of UK economic intelligence and offers a new perspective on the evolution of Britain's national intelligence machinery and how it worked during the Cold War. British economic intelligence has a longer pedigree than the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and was the vanguard of intelligence coordination in Whitehall, yet it remains a missing field in intelligence studies. This book is the first history of this core government capability and shows how central it was to the post-war evolution of Whitehall's national intelligence machinery. It places special emphasis on the Joint Intelligence Bureau and Defence Intelligence Staff - two vital organisations in the Ministry of Defence underpinning the whole Whitehall intelligence edifice, but almost totally ignored by historians. Intelligence in Whitehall was not conducted in a parallel universe. This contrasts with the conventional wisdom which accepts the uniqueness of intelligence as a government activity and is symbolized by the historical profile of the JIC. The study draws on the official archives to show that the mantra of the existence of a semi-autonomous UK intelligence community cannot be sustained against the historical evidence of government departments using the machinery of government to advance their traditional priorities. Rivalries within and between agencies and departments, and their determination to resist any central encroachment on their authority, emasculated a truly professional multi-skilled capability in Whitehall at the very moment when it was needed to address emerging global economic issues. This book will be of much interest to students of British government and politics, intelligence studies, defence studies, security studies and international relations in general"--
Baker Berry UB251.G7 D38 2019

The Routledge history of gender, war and the U.S. military
edited by Kara Dixon Vuic
New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
Part 3. Gender sexuality and military engagements -- "Patriotism is neither masculine nor feminine:" gender and the work of war / Charissa Threat -- U.S. military personnel and families abroad: gender, sexuality, race, and power in the U.S. military's relations with foreign nations and local inhabitants during wartime / Donna Alvah -- Homos, whores, rapists, and the clap: American military sexuality since the Revolutionary War / Donna B. Knaff -- Rape, reform, and the reaction: gender and sexual violence in the U.S. military / Elizabeth L. Hillman and Kate Walsham -- Part 4. Gendered aftermaths -- To recognize those who served: gendered analyses of veterans' policies, representations, and experiences / Jessica L. Adler -- Best men, broken men: gender, disability, and American veterans / Sarah Handley-Cousins -- The covert and hidden memory of gender / Kurt G. Piehler.

"The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the US Military is the first examination of the interdisciplinary, intersecting fields of gender studies and the history of the United States military. In twenty-one original essays, the contributors tackle themes including gendering the 'other', gender and war disability, gender and sexual violence, gender and American foreign relations, and veterans and soldiers in the public imagination, and lay out a chronological examination of gender and America's wars from the American Revolution to Iraq. This important collection is essential reading for all those interested in how the military has influenced America's views and experiences of gender."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry UA23 .R768 2018