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Cunning in War

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wartime application of the intuitive intelligence mode in new domains, including policing, colonial administration, and military tactics. The intelligence strategy morphed ... More


Modern Irregular Warfare: Afghanistan and Iraq

James D. Kiras

in The Practice of Strategy: From Alexander the Great to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608638
eISBN:
9780191731754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608638.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 12 explores the nature and character of strategy in two conflicts: Afghanistan (2001–present) and Iraq (2003–present). Treatments of contemporary wars often centre on particular policy ... More


American Operational Art, 1917–2008

Antulio J. II Echevarria

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter's point of departure is that US operational art has essentially focused on perfecting war's ‘first grammar’ — the principles and procedures related to defeating an opponent by armed ... More


The Chinese Way of War

Andrew Scobell

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines Chinese operational art, taking as its point of departure the rise of the Communist movement in the 1920s and the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Drawing on ... More


Hybrid Warfare, Law, and the Fulda Gap

Aurel Sari

in Complex Battlespaces: The Law of Armed Conflict and the Dynamics of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190915360
eISBN:
9780190915391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915360.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The law constitutes an integral and critical element of hybrid warfare. Law conditions how we conceive of and conduct war. By drawing a line between war and peace and between permissible and ... More


Understanding Societies in War: Challenges and Opportunities

Paul D. Escott

in Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175355
eISBN:
9780813175683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175355.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter emphasizes the analysis of the wartime forces in both sections that affected unity or division. It raises questions about the roots of the large amount of internal violence or irregular ... More


War and Political Violence

Ian Clark

in Waging War: A New Philosophical Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724650
eISBN:
9780191792212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724650.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the manner in which our concept of war already contours discussion of how it should be waged (including its ethical possibilities) depends intimately upon an associated ... More


Cyber (In)security: Threat Assessment in the Cyber Domain

George Lucas

in Ethics and Cyber Warfare: The Quest for Responsible Security in the Age of Digital Warfare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190276522
eISBN:
9780190276553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276522.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 outlines the ontology of cyberspace, and how objects, events, and operations transpiring in that domain differ from those in the familiar domains of land, sea, air, and space. It summarizes ... More


Brutality in an Age of Human Rights: Activism and Counterinsurgency at the End of the British Empire

Brian Drohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714658
eISBN:
9781501714672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714658.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This study seeks to bring international histories of human rights into closer dialogue with military histories of insurgent movements and counterinsurgency warfare. Both military historians and ... More


Counterinsurgency

Robert Egnell and Bruno Cardoso Reis

in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198790501
eISBN:
9780191831737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790501.003.0035
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Looking at the rise and decline of counterinsurgency between 2003 and 2017, this chapter seeks to assess its impact at the level of strategy, doctrine, and military structures within a number of ... More


Confronting the Colonies: British Intelligence and Counterinsurgency

Rory Cormac

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199354436
eISBN:
9780199388257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354436.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Moving the debate beyond the place of tactical intelligence in counterinsurgency warfare, this book considers the view from Whitehall, where the biggest decisions were made. It reveals the evolving ... More


Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Thomas W. Cutrer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Though its most famous battles were waged in the East at Antietam, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, the Civil War was clearly a conflict that raged across a continent. From cotton-rich Texas and ... More


The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Western theater of the Civil War, rich in agricultural resources and manpower, and home to a large number of slaves, stretched 600 miles north to south and 450 miles east to west from the ... More


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