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Conspiracy

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Counsel is one of the most important, least understood, and most elusive elements of politics in early modern France. Table talk in all households revolved around plots and schemes designed to ... More


Surprise Attack: A Framework for Discussion

Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott

in Intelligence Success and Failure: The Human Factor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199341733
eISBN:
9780190677008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341733.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Beginning with a theoretical overview of surprise attacks, we discuss their important role in military strategy and success. We describe our case selection strategy, using criteria based on attacks ... More


Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001

Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785808
eISBN:
9780804787154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785808.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The CIA was created in 1947 in large part to prevent another Pearl Harbor. On at least four dramatic occasions, the Agency failed at this task: prior to in the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the ... More


Preemption, Prevention, and Predation: Why the Bush Strategy is Dangerous*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Like intervention, preventive war is another possible exception to the UN Charter prohibition of all war except defence against prior attack. 'Preemption' against an attack that is imminent is not ... More


The Work of Intelligence

Milo Jones and Philippe Silberzahn

in Constructing Cassandra: Reframing Intelligence Failure at the CIA, 1947-2001

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804785808
eISBN:
9780804787154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785808.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter starts by making the case that intelligence work is best viewed as a problem of the sociology of knowledge. Expanding on this insight, the chapter introduces the book's theoretical ... More


Introduction

Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott

in Intelligence Success and Failure: The Human Factor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199341733
eISBN:
9780190677008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341733.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The introduction sets a theoretical framework for the study. It provides an overview of the role of surprise attack in military strategy and lists the main examples since 1939, chosen based on two ... More


Intelligence Success and Failure: The Human Factor

Rose McDermott and Uri Bar-Joseph

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199341733
eISBN:
9780190677008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341733.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This book examines the factors contributing to failure and success in responding to strategic surprise, and as such it differs from previous studies that looked only at cases of failure. Given that ... More


Preemptive War*

Henry Shue

in Fighting Hurt: Rule and Exception in Torture and War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198767626
eISBN:
9780191821486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767626.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Thanks to the misuse of language by the Bush Administration, many people now use ‘preemptive war’ to mean preventive war. The assumption that often underlies preventive war, that war is coming ... More


The Crisis of Détente, October 1973

Craig Daigle

in The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.003.0010
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes the surprise attack on Israel made by Egyptian president Anwar Sadat in October 1973. The fighting erupted just past 2 p.m., Israel time, when thousands of Egyptian forces ... More


Introduction

Emanuel Sakal

in Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813150802
eISBN:
9780813153315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Between 1967 and 1973 Israel's leadership believed that its military strength would deter the Arabs from launching a war to recapture the Golan Heights and Sinai. High-level discussions were held on ... More


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