Arabs at War

Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991


Author: Kenneth Michael Pollack

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803206861

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 698

View: 5872

Assesses the military performances of Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, from the first military engagements between Egypt and Israel to the 1991 Gulf War.

A Military History of Modern Egypt

From the Ottoman Conquest to the Ramadan War


Author: Andrew James McGregor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275986018

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7393

Focusing on the Egyptians instead of on the imperial powers that have ruled or intervened in the country, this work tells the untold story of Egyptian military's place in the modern history of the Arab and Islamic world.

Armeen und ihre Deserteure

vernachlässigte Kapital einer Militärgeschichte der Neuzeit


Author: Ulrich Bröckling,Michael Sikora

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525013656

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 465

Der archimedische Punkt politischer Herrschaft ist ihr Anspruch auf die Ausübung legitimer Gewalt. Dafür werden Menschen in Dienst genommen und erheblichen Gefahren ausgesetzt. Deserteure stellen diesen Anspruch in Frage. Trotz der Brisanz dieses Themas schweigen die meisten Geschichtsbücher darüber. Wenn die Desertion überhaupt öffentlich thematisiert wurde, dann zumeist in einer zeitlich und politisch verengten Perspektive.In diesem Band wird die Desertion nicht als isoliertes Phänomen betrachtet. Die Beiträge behandeln die Desertion und die Deserteure von den Söldnerheeren des 16. Jahrhunderts bis zu den Berufs- und Wehrpflichtarmeen der Gegenwart. Wie wurde der Militärdienst politisch gerechtfertigt? Wie wirkten sich die Art der Rekrutierung, die Behandlung und Versorgung der Soldaten auf die Desertion aus? Was bestimmte die Motivation, die Loyalität und die Einsatzbereitschaft der Soldaten? Wie wurde Desertion juristisch, politisch, moralisch und zuweilen sogar medizinisch bewertet, wie wurde sie verfolgt und bestraft? Es zeigt sich, daß die Geschichte der Desertion nicht von der Geschichte des Militärs zu trennen ist. Desertion ist immer eine Reaktion auf militärische Normen und Anforderungen, sie bringt epochenspezifische militärische Strukturen zum Ausdruck. Mehr noch: Da die Menschen kaum irgendwo so direkt dem Zugriff der politischen Herrschaft ausgesetzt sind wie in der Armee, wirft die Geschichte der Desertion in der Neuzeit auch ein Licht auf das moderne Staatswesen von seiner ersten Ausformung als Fürstenstaat bis zum modernen Verfassungsstaat.Dieser Band vermittelt einen ersten Überblick über ein Thema, das von der historischen Forschung gerade erst entdeckt wird.

American Military History

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources


Author: Daniel K. Blewett

Publisher: Reference Sources in the Socia


Category: History

Page: 441

View: 1931

Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.

Library Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 2082

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Der Genius des Krieges

das deutsche Heer und der Generalstab 1807 - 1945


Author: Trevor Nevitt Dupuy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783902475510


Page: 440

View: 1540

The Threatening Storm

What Every American Needs to Know Before an Invasion in Iraq


Author: Kenneth Pollack

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363414

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 3112

In The Threatening Storm, Kenneth M. Pollack, one of the world’s leading experts on Iraq, provides a masterly insider’s perspective on the crucial issues facing the United States as it moves toward a new confrontation with Saddam Hussein. For the past fifteen years, as an analyst on Iraq for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, Kenneth Pollack has studied Saddam as closely as anyone else in the United States. In 1990, he was one of only three CIA analysts to predict the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. As the principal author of the CIA’s history of Iraqi military strategy and operations during the Gulf War, Pollack gained rare insight into the methods and workings of what he believes to be the most brutal regime since Stalinist Russia. Examining all sides of the debate and bringing a keen eye to the military and geopolitical forces at work, Pollack ultimately comes to this controversial conclusion: through our own mistakes, the perfidy of others, and Saddam’s cunning, the United States is left with few good policy options regarding Iraq. Increasingly, the option that makes the most sense is for the United States to launch a full-scale invasion, eradicate Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, and rebuild Iraq as a prosperous and stable society—for the good of the United States, the Iraqi people, and the entire region. Pollack believed for many years that the United States could prevent Saddam from threatening the stability of the Persian Gulf and the world through containment—a combination of sanctions and limited military operations. Here, Pollack explains why containment is no longer effective, and why other policies intended to deter Saddam ultimately pose a greater risk than confronting him now, before he gains possession of nuclear weapons and returns to his stated goal of dominating the Gulf region. “It is often said that war should be employed only in the last resort,” Pollack writes. “I reluctantly believe that in the case of the threat from Iraq, we have come to the last resort.” Offering a view of the region that has the authority and force of an intelligence report, Pollack outlines what the leaders of neighboring Arab countries are thinking, what is necessary to gain their support for an invasion, how a successful U.S. operation would be mounted, what the likely costs would be, and how Saddam might react. He examines the state of Iraq today—its economy, its armed forces, its political system, the status of its weapons of mass destruction as best we understand them, and the terrifying security apparatus that keeps Saddam in power. Pollack also analyzes the last twenty years of relations between the United States and Iraq to explain how the two countries reached the unhappy standoff that currently prevails. Commanding in its insights and full of detailed information about how leaders on both sides will make their decisions, The Threatening Storm is an essential guide to understanding what may be the crucial foreign policy challenge of our time. From the Hardcover edition.

Mapping contemporary history

Zeitgeschichten im Diskurs


Author: Margit Franz

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 9783205776932

Category: Austria

Page: 436

View: 1906


A Modern Military History, 1961-2002


Author: S. Weigert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023033783X

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5892

This study is the first comprehensive assessment of warfare in Angola to cover all three phases of the nation's modern history: the anti-colonial struggle, the Cold War phase, and the post-Cold War era. It also covers, in detail, the final phase of warfare in Angola, culminating in Jonas Savimbi's death and the signing of the Luena Accord

Iraq's Armed Forces

An Analytical History


Author: Ibrahim Al-Marashi,Sammy Salama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134145632

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4373

This book provides the first comprehensive study of the evolution of the Iraqi military from the British mandate era to post-Baathist Iraq. Ethnic and sectarian turmoil is endemic to Iraq, and its armed forces have been intertwined with its political affairs since their creation. This study illustrates how the relationship between the military and the political centre in Iraq has evolved, with the military bringing about three regime changes in Iraq’s history before being brought under control by Saddam Hussein, up until the 2003 war. The instability that followed was partly due to the failure to create a new military that does not threaten the government, yet is still strong enough to deter rival factions from armed conflict. The reconstitution of the armed forces will be a prerequisite for an American withdrawal from Iraq, but this book argues that immense challenges lie ahead, despite the praise from the Bush administration for the progress of the new Iraqi army.

Vom Kriege

hinterlassenes Werk


Author: Carl ¬von Clausewitz

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 6350

Der Irak seit 1958

von der Revolution zur Diktatur


Author: Peter Sluglett,Marion Farouk-Sluglett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518116616

Category: Iraq

Page: 345

View: 4028



Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100710086

Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Page: 459

View: 9145


Der Westfeldzug 1940


Author: Karl-Heinz Frieser

Publisher: de Gruyter Oldenbourg

ISBN: 9783486715446

Category: Westfeldzug 1940 - Blitzkrieg

Page: 473

View: 6301