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  1. Science, Strategy and War

    The Strategic Theory of John Boyd

    By Frans P.B. Osinga

    Series: Strategy and History

    John Boyd is often known exclusively for the so-called ‘OODA’ loop model he developed. This model refers to a decision-making process and to the idea that military victory goes to the side that can complete the cycle from observation to action the fastest. This book aims to redress this state of...

    Published September 21st 2007 by Routledge

  2. US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy

    Truman, Secret Warfare and the CIA, 1945-53

    By Sarah-Jane Corke

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    Based on recently declassified documents, this book provides the first examination of the Truman Administration’s decision to employ covert operations in the Cold War. Although covert operations were an integral part of America’s arsenal during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the majority of these...

    Published September 6th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Citizens, Soldiers and National Armies

    Military Service in France and Germany, 1789–1830

    By Thomas Hippler

    Series: War, History and Politics

    This book examines the creation of ‘national armies’ through compulsory military service in France and Prussia during the French Revolution and the Prussian Reform Period. The French Revolution tried to establish military and political structures in which the armed forces and society would merge....

    Published July 20th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome

    Trust in the Gods But Verify

    By Rose Mary Sheldon

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    Professor Sheldon uses the modern concept of the intelligence cycle to trace intelligence activities in Rome whether they were done by private citizens, the government, or the military. Examining a broad range of activities the book looks at the many types of espionage tradecraft that...

    Published July 10th 2007 by Routledge

  5. The Official History of the Falklands Campaign, Volume 1

    The Origins of the Falklands War

    By Lawrence Freedman

    Series: Government Official History Series

    Drawing on a vast range of previously classified government archives as well as interviews with key participants, this first volume of the official history of the Falklands Campaign is the most authoritative account of the origins of the 1982 war. In the first chapters the author analyses the...

    Published June 28th 2007 by Routledge

  6. The Official History of the Falklands Campaign, Volume 2

    War and Diplomacy

    By Lawrence Freedman

    Series: Government Official History Series

    In the second volume of his official history of the Falklands Campaign, Lawrence Freedman provides a detailed and authoritative account of one of the most extraordinary periods in recent British political history and a vivid portrayal of a government at war. After the shock of the Argentine...

    Published June 28th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Explaining War and Peace

    Case Studies and Necessary Condition Counterfactuals

    Edited by Jack Levy, Gary Goertz

    Series: Contemporary Security Studies

    This edited volume focuses on the use of ‘necessary condition counterfactuals’ in explaining two key events in twentieth century history, the origins of the First World War and the end of the Cold War. Containing essays by leading figures in the field, this book analyzes the causal logics of...

    Published June 14th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Strategic Basing and the Great Powers, 1200-2000

    By Robert E. Harkavy

    Series: Strategy and History

    This is the first book to survey the evolution of the strategic basing systems of the great powers, covering an 800-year span of history, from the Mongol dynasty to the era of the US empire. Robert E. Harkavy details the progression of strategic basing systems and power projection, from its...

    Published June 7th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The Fog of Peace and War Planning

    Military and Strategic Planning under Uncertainty

    Edited by Talbot C. Imlay, Monica Duffy Toft

    Series: Strategy and History

    How do we plan under conditions of uncertainty? The perspective of military planners is a key organizing framework: do they see themselves as preparing to administer a peace, or preparing to fight a future war? Most interwar volumes examine only the 1920s and the 1930s. This new volume goes back,...

    Published September 14th 2006 by Routledge

  10. War Plans and Alliances in the Cold War

    Threat Perceptions in the East and West

    Edited by Vojtech Mastny, Sven S. Holtsmark, Andreas Wenger

    Series: CSS Studies in Security and International Relations

    This essential new volume reviews the threat perceptions, military doctrines, and war plans of both the NATO alliance and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, as well as the position of the neutrals, from the post-Cold War perspective. Based on previously unknown archival evidence from both East...

    Published August 14th 2006 by Routledge