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Fatal Assumptions: Military Doctrine

Frank L. Smith

in American Biodefense: How Dangerous Ideas about Biological Weapons Shape National Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452710
eISBN:
9780801455162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452710.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter reveals how military doctrine has assumed that biological attacks are like chemical attacks and thus detectable in advance. The resulting stereotypes caused the military to likewise ... More


Civil War in Syria and the 2016 US Presidential Election

Ludmila Isurin

in Reenacting the Enemy: Collective Memory Construction in Russian and US Media

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197605462
eISBN:
9780197605493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197605462.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses two events in the second decade of the 21st century that brought Russia and the United States to another standoff: the engagement of both countries in Syria’s civil war and ... More


From ‘America First’ to Saving ‘Beautiful Babies’ in Syria

Morgan T. Rees

in Ideas and the Use of Force in American Foreign Policy: Presidential Decision-Making in a Post-Cold War World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781529215908
eISBN:
9781529215939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529215908.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines President Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syrian airfields following the chemical weapons attack in Al Shayrat on April 4, 2017. Images of the attack — in which children were ... More


Introduction to the Victory Battles (January–April 1988): The Initiative Returns to Iraqi Hands

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0022
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the first three month of 1988, one of the most complex periods of the prolonged war. Both sides concentrated on the northern front in mountainous Kurdistan, with the ... More


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