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Introduction

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The introduction outlines the methodology and evidence used in exploring the question of public opinion in a time before opinion polls. It also establishes the thematic, geographic, and chronological ... More


India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars

Suparno Banerjee

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

With “India, Geopolitics, and Future Wars,” Suparno Banerjee demonstrates the importance of future-war narratives in the shifting geopolitical posture of India by exploring the genre, origins, and ... More


Futures Past of Asiatic Racialization

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter pursues the connections between the modes of storytellling built in future war stories and the new global logics of race described in the previous chapter. It takes the body of ... More


Introduction: Why Military Adaptation?

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The US military plans and thinks incessantly about wars and conflict—yet, like many organizations, it inevitably fails to foresee what comes next. That means that it must be able to successfully ... More


Race, War and Apocalypse before 1945

in Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317088
eISBN:
9781846319792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317088.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses premonitions since the late nineteenth century of an apocalyptic race war fought with the newest, most destructive technology. It begins by outlining the myths of racial ... More


The Challenges of Future War

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that it will be increasingly difficult for the US military to predict and adapt to the character of its future conflicts, because of growing strategic uncertainty, the addition of ... More


Yellow Perils: M. P. Shiel, Race, and the Far East Menace

Amy J. Ransom

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Amy J. Ransom, in “Yellow Perils: M. P. Shiel, Race, and the Far East Menace,” examines Shiel’s three “Yellow Peril” novels—The Yellow Danger (1898), The Yellow Wave (1905), and The Dragon (1913), ... More


Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

David Ucko and Robert Egnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book provides a detailed account of the British army's involvement in the Basra and Helmand campaigns. It looks at the contributions and limitations of traditional tactics in such settings, and ... More


Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Adaptation under Fire looks at the essential importance of military adaptation in winning wars. Every military must prepare for future wars despite inevitably having little confidence about the ... More


US Military Adaptability Today

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that the US military is not adaptable enough for the challenges of future warfare discussed in Chapter 9. In the area of doctrine, excessive amounts hinder creativity and ... More


Improving Adaptability in the US Military

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In this final chapter, the authors recommend ways to improve the adaptability of the US military so it is prepared to prevail in the wars of the 21st century. To improve adaptability in doctrine, the ... More


The War after Next: Anticipating Future Conflict in the New Millennium

Antulio J. Echevarria

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores anticipations of future conflict drawn from popular culture. Placing such anticipations alongside official forecasts highlights the extent to which the fears and expectations of ... More


Military Publicists and Theories of Tactical Nuclear War

Simon J. Moody

in Imagining Nuclear War in the British Army, 1945-1989

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846994
eISBN:
9780191881954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846994.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Chapter 3 considers some of the first attempts by the Army to imagine nuclear warfare. It provides a survey of the types of articles that appeared in the seven most popular service journals during ... More


Future-War Fiction: The First Main Phase, 1871–19001

I.F. Clarke

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the development of future-war fiction from 1871–1900. In 1871, the combined forces of press, politics and population sparked a chain reaction of future-war stories which ... More


Introduction: ‘Horribly Stuffed with Epithets of War’

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the first years of the twentieth century, the British began to take precautionary measures against the perceived threat of the new German navy. Since then, the relationship between Britain and ... More


: The Victors and the Vanquished

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From 1900 onwards, future-war stories proliferated as the relationship between the Germans and the British went from bad to worse. The non-stop production of such stories rapidly gave rise to a ... More


How America's Fictions of Future War Have Changed the World

H. Bruce Franklin

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys American future-war fiction from 1880 to 1917. The American future-war fiction that emerged in the 1880s turned America's colonial history inside out, establishing what was to ... More


The Context of Contemporary War

David Betz

in Carnage and Connectivity: Landmarks in the Decline of Conventional Military Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190264857
eISBN:
9780190618513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264857.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter revisits the history of past pronouncements of the death of major war. It considers the contemporary interaction of identity and conflict through the prism of the War on Terror’s major ... More


Views, Reviews, and Downright Ridicule

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the early years of the twentieth century, the tale of the war-to-come had become a marketable commodity and gave rise to a new publishing industry. This was evident in the success of William Le ... More


The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This anthology is the second in the five-volume series Future-War Fiction, 1763–2001, and follows on The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871–1914, published in 1995. That selection of short stories ... More


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