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Conclusion

John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld

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/9780199599486.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The evolution of operational art has seemingly reached a critical point following almost two decades of strategic bewilderment caused by the end of the Cold War, exasperating peace operations, and ... More


The Paradigm of Hostilities

Nils Melzer

in Targeted Killing in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199533169
eISBN:
9780191714511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533169.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter begins by introducing the concepts of ‘armed conflict’, ‘hostilities’, and ‘military necessity’, each of which is intrinsically linked to the paradigm of hostilities. It then identifies ... More


Implications for Policy and Theory

David P. Auerswald and Stephen M. Saideman

in NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159386
eISBN:
9781400848676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159386.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter identifies the implications of this book's study for both future research and policy makers. One implication of this study is the shedding of light on the forum-shopping ... More


Who Wins?: Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict

Patricia Sullivan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199878338
eISBN:
9780199950294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199878338.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite their immense war-fighting capacity, the five most powerful states in the international system have failed to attain their primary political objective in almost 40% of their military ... More


From Korea to Kuwait: Britain and Coalitions of the Willing

Nigel D. White

in Democracy goes to War: British Military Deployments under International Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199218592
eISBN:
9780191705595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218592.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The deployment of large numbers of British troops to both Korea in 1950 and to Kuwait in 1990 followed similar domestic and international legal paths, though the political contexts were quite ... More


A Lament for Generations to Come?

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Out of political necessity and some mutual respect, Shertok and Ben–Gurion strove to maintain their troubled coalition, but it was inevitable that the two would continue to clash. The next ... More


Winning the war

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

At the War Cabinet, David Lloyd George outlined what he regarded as the four alternative policies for Britain with respect to World War I. First was concentration of the entire British forces on the ... More


What should and what should not be regulated?

Kevin A O'Brien

in From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228485
eISBN:
9780191711435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228485.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

A second prerequisite for meaningful discussion of regulation is clarity as to the subject to be regulated. Serious analysis in this area is often frustrated by the lack of agreement as to what it is ... More


Military Interventions by Powerful States:: At What Price Victory?

Patricia L. Sullivan

in Who Wins?: Predicting Strategic Success and Failure in Armed Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199878338
eISBN:
9780199950294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199878338.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks why states with tremendous capabilities and resources—the most powerful in the world—are often unable to attain even limited objectives through the use of military force against ... More


Preparing for war

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Fifty years after the end of the World War I, Sir Charles Deedes, who had served under Henry Wilson in the War Office of Ireland before 1914, firmly stated that it was Wilson's energy, determination, ... More


The Response Imperative: Tensions and Dilemmas of Humanitarian Action and Strategic Peacebuilding

Larissa Fast

in Strategies of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395914
eISBN:
9780199776801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Inherent in the many conceptualizations of strategic peacebuilding is the concept of coordination among multiple actors and roles. Fast grapples with the complex and wide-ranging idea of ... More


A Tale of Two Empires

C. T. Sandars

in America’s Overseas Garrisons: The Leasehold Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296874
eISBN:
9780191685293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296874.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the rivalry between Great Britain and the U.S. during World War II. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's objective in the war was the survival of Britain as a nation ... More


International Alliances and Military Effectiveness: Fighting Alongside Allies and Partners

Nora Bensahel

in Creating Military Power: The Sources of Military Effectiveness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753999
eISBN:
9780804768092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753999.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter defines the alliances and the widespread assumption that institutions can effectively aggregate the capabilities of their members. It also elaborates how the independent variables ... More


CSDP military operations

Panos Koutrakos

in The EU Common Security and Defence Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692729
eISBN:
9780191752254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692729.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the military operations of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). These include: EUFOR Concordia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 2003), Operation Artemis (RD ... More


Extraterritorial Law Enforcement or Transnational Counterterrorist Military Operations: The Stakes of Two Legal Models

Geoffrey S. Corn

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines two legal models for combating transnational terrorism: extraterritorial law enforcement and transnational counterterrorist military operations. It challenges conventional ... More


World-Wide War and Home Defence

Stephen Conway

in War, State, and Society in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253753
eISBN:
9780191719738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253753.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter presents a brief and broadly chronological account of military and naval operations. In the interests of manageability, it focuses on the areas of British involvement; however, as ... More


Sir James Edmonds and the Official History: France and Belgium

David French

in The First World War and British Military History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222996
eISBN:
9780191678561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222996.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the role of Sir James Edmonds, chief editor and principal compiler of the British Official History, in writing the historiography of World War I. It explains that as head of ... More


2. Expeditionary Naval Force in History

James Kraska

in Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199773381
eISBN:
9780199895298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773381.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The exclusive economic zone (EEZ) was created from the near-shore or littoral waters, so assessing the effect of the EEZ on contemporary expeditionary operations begins with a historical ... More


An Occupation That Never Was: Korea, 1950–1951

Aaron Rapport

in Waging War, Planning Peace: U.S. Noncombat Operations and Major Wars

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453588
eISBN:
9780801455643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453588.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter studies the Truman administration's assessment and planning for noncombat operations during the Korean War. The strategic assessments made at the highest levels in the Truman ... More


CSDP Military Operations

Ulrich Krotz and Katerina Wright

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/9780198790501.003.0051
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operations, while still novel, are rapidly becoming a vital means through which Europe projects physical power and influence beyond its borders. This chapter ... More


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