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Political Ramifications of the Iraq Casualty Gap

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Combining individual-level survey data with state and county electoral returns, this chapter empirically investigates whether the relationships between local casualties, public opinion, and voting ... More


Inequality and U.S. Casualties from WWII to Iraq

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents data that provide strong evidence that U.S. combat casualties are not distributed uniformly across society. Beginning with the Korean War, some communities, particularly those ... More


Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification

Henry Shue and David Rodin (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233137
eISBN:
9780191716270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233137.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The dramatic declaration by US President George W. Bush that, in light of the attacks on 9/11, the United States would henceforth be engaging in ‘preemption’ against such enemies as terrorists armed ... More


War in Iraq versus Containment

Steven J. Davis, Kevin M. Murphy, and Robert H. Topel

in Guns and Butter: The Economic Causes and Consequences of Conflict

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012812
eISBN:
9780262255387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012812.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the cost of the war in Iraq. It investigates the resources required to contain a hostile Iraqi government had the U.S. and coalition partners not intervened and evaluates the ... More


The War in Iraq of 2003

in Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Two dimensions of the War in Iraq deserve analytical attention. First, there is the question of how the conflict could have domestic legitimacy when it did not have a UN mandate and was intended to ... More


Theater Leadership Adaptation in Iraq and Afghanistan

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/9780190672058.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the role of leadership adaptability at the theater level during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It focuses on two stark cases of failure that had severe strategic ... More


Iraq reshuffles Europe

Charlotte Wagnsson

in Security in a Greater Europe: The Possibility of a Pan-European Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078828
eISBN:
9781781701638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078828.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The war in Iraq of spring 2003 is a major crisis, and one that continues to affect global security dynamics. The USA invaded Iraq, using as its key argument that rogue states with links to terrorism ... More


Doctrinal Adaptation in Iraq and Afghanistan

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/9780190672058.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the role of doctrinal adaptability during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US Army’s conventional doctrine of AirLand Battle developed after the Vietnam War rejected ... More


Technological Adaptation in Iraq and Afghanistan

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/9780190672058.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the role of technological adaptability during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. At the tactical level, it examines how soldiers in Iraq developed “hillbilly armor” to try to ... More


A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Robert D. Schulzinger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Vietnam War left wounds that have taken three decades to heal — indeed some scars remain even today. This book sheds light on how deeply-etched memories of this conflict have altered America's ... More


Tactical Leadership Adaptation in Iraq and Afghanistan

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/9780190672058.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the role of leadership adaptability at the tactical level during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It examines how Colonel Sean MacFarland and his US Army brigade successfully ... More


The Oprahfication of 9/11: September 11, the War in Iraq, and The Oprah Winfrey Show

Jaap Kooijman

in Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734072
eISBN:
9781604734089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734072.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter discusses how The Oprah Winfrey Show presented the aftermath of 9/11 and the pending war in Iraq in its episodes. It shows that in “The Oprahfication of 9/11,” the show’s discourse on ... 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


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


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