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The Cost of War: Manpower and Resources

John Landers

in The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the Pre-industrial West

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279579
eISBN:
9780191719448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279579.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History, Economic History

Rulers who wanted to keep themselves in power needed access to force and this meant recruiting and maintaining sufficient quantities of men with the requisite skills and equipment. The primary ... More


Conclusion: Reviewing Theoretical and Policy Implications

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/9780801453588.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter suggests that the four administrations studied in this book either made overly optimistic assessments of the feasibility of noncombat tasks, had trouble seeing how these tasks ... More


The Aftermath: Of Success and Failure

Rob Weighill and Florence Gaub

in The Cauldron: NATO's Campaign in Libya

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190916220
eISBN:
9780190943196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916220.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter takes stock of the Libya operation: it looks at the loss of human life, at operational costs as well as at the political consequences of the conflict. It looks particularly at the ... More


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