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Targets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking

Samuel Weber

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224753
eISBN:
9780823235650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224753.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The title of this book echoes a phrase used by the Washington Post to describe the American attempt to kill Saddam Hussein at the start of the war against Iraq. Its theme is the notion of targeting ... More


The Laws of War from Early Modern Times to the Second World War: An Essay on the Essentials

Geoffrey Blest

in War and Law since 1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206996
eISBN:
9780191677427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206996.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the three world wars (counting that of 1792–1815 as the first) and the extraordinary political circumstances that have accompanied them. It notes that this chapter is to some ... More


Propaganda and Intelligence

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the reorganization of British propaganda and military intelligence in 1942 following the creation and growth of the Political Warfare Executive (PWE). It discusses the impact ... More


Prelude

Asa Briggs

in The War of Words: The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume III

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129567
eISBN:
9780191670022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129567.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the impact of the setting up of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) on the operation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). It discusses the ... More


Behind the Gas Mask: The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Thomas I. Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038686
eISBN:
9780252096624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers an institutional history of the Chemical Warfare Service (CWS), the department tasked with improving the Army's ability to use and defend against chemical weapons during and after ... More


Image Operations: Visual media and political conflict

Jens Eder and Charlotte Klonk (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526107213
eISBN:
9781526120984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526107213.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Still and moving images are crucial factors in contemporary political conflicts. They not only have representational, expressive or illustrative functions, but also augment and create significant ... More


Turkish Myth and Muslim Symbol: The Battle of Manzikert

Carole Hillenbrand

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625727
eISBN:
9780748671359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625727.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Although the Turks ruled the Middle East for a millennium, their history is still insufficiently known both in the West and in the Arabic and Persian-speaking lands. This book focuses on Turkey's key ... More


Zeus at Olympia

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The worship of Zeus at Olympia is manifested in the Classical period by dozens of monuments, many of them military votives erected as thank offerings by victorious poleis. While such monuments also ... More


The Great War and the Protection of Art

Wayne Sandholtz

in Prohibiting Plunder: How Norms Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337235
eISBN:
9780199868391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337235.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses destruction of cultural property during World War I, and the subsequent restitution debates and settlements. World War I triggered another important turn through the cycle of ... More


Predator Empire: Drone Warfare and Full Spectrum Dominance

Ian G. R. Shaw

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816694730
eISBN:
9781452955339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694730.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book explores the rise of the Predator Empire, the name for the contemporary “dronified” U.S. national security state. Moving from the Vietnam War to the “war on terror,” it investigates how ... More


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