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Planning the Supply of Weapons: The 1930s

Andrei Markevich

in Guns and Rubles: The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125245
eISBN:
9780300151701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125245.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the procedures for planning the defense industry in the Soviet Union during the interwar period, and describes the three key features of defense planning distinct from the ... More


Girding for War

PETER JACKSON

in France and the Nazi Menace: Intelligence and Policy Making 1933-1939

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208341
eISBN:
9780191677984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208341.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how France was girding for war by early 1939 to defeat an Axis coalition. This war gave priority to securing the frontier of France with Germany while at the same time waging ... More


Theory of Action

John W. Lango

in The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748645756
eISBN:
9780748697182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645756.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What is an intentional action? Do moral concepts pertain primarily to intentional actions and secondarily to their consequences? How should a deontological theory morally evaluate the consequences of ... More


Planting the flag and military planning in imperial Dakar: asymmetries, uncertainties, illusions

Liora Bigon

in French colonial Dakar: The morphogenesis of an African regional capital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099359
eISBN:
9781526109736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099359.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter seeks to illuminate the embryonic local and the regional contexts in the creation of Dakar in the second half of the nineteenth century. This is against the metropolitan, colonial and ... More


Don Marshall and the Strategic Objective

Montgomery McFate

in Military Anthropology: Soldiers, Scholars and Subjects at the Margins of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190680176
eISBN:
9780190943059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680176.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Under the fluorescent lights of the Pentagon and in the villages of Vietnam, Donald S. Marshall brought an anthropological perspective to bear on the most pressing national security issue of his day ... More


The Issue of Surrender in the Malayan Campaign, 1941–2

Mark Connelly

in How Fighting Ends: A History of Surrender

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693627
eISBN:
9780191741258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693627.003.0022
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The fall of Singapore in February 1942 witnessed the surrender of some 130,000 British, Imperial and Commonwealth soldiers. The event was a disaster for the British Empire in the Far East and ... More


The State and the Dilemma of Security Policy

Abdennour Benantar

in Algeria Modern: From Opacity to Complexity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190491536
eISBN:
9780190638542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190491536.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyses the management and implementation of Algeria’s security policies at a time when the country’s security apparatus is adapting to the changing regional political landscape. The ... More


Pathologies of Probability Assessment

Jeffrey A. Friedman

in War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190938024
eISBN:
9780190938055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938024.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes how foreign policy analysts often avoid assessing uncertainty in a manner that supports sound decision making. This aversion to probabilistic reasoning can take three forms: ... More


Analysis and Decision

Jeffrey A. Friedman

in War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190938024
eISBN:
9780190938055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938024.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains how decision makers can incorporate assessments of uncertainty into high-stakes foreign policy choices. It begins by describing a simple analytic tool called break-even ... More


Placing Probability Front and Center in Foreign Policy Discourse

Jeffrey A. Friedman

in War and Chance: Assessing Uncertainty in International Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190938024
eISBN:
9780190938055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190938024.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The book’s concluding chapter explores practical opportunities for improving assessments of uncertainty in foreign policy debates. It focuses on the value of creating norms that place probabilistic ... More


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