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The Resource The future of war : a history, Lawrence Freedman

The future of war : a history, Lawrence Freedman

Label
The future of war : a history
Title
The future of war
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Freedman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Questions about the future of war are a regular feature of political debate, strategic analysis, and popular fiction. Where should we look for new dangers? What cunning plans might an aggressor have in mind? What are the best forms of defense? How might peace be preserved or conflict resolved? From the French rout at Sedan in 1870 to the relentless contemporary insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lawrence Freedman, a world-renowned military thinker, reveals how most claims from the military futurists are wrong. But they remain influential nonetheless. Freedman shows how those who have imagined future war have often had an idealized notion of it as confined, brief, and decisive, and have regularly taken insufficient account of the possibility of long wars--hence the stubborn persistence of the idea of a knockout blow, whether through a dashing land offensive, nuclear first strike, or cyberattack. He also notes the lack of attention paid to civil wars until the West began to intervene in them during the 1990s, and how the boundaries between peace and war, between the military, the civilian, and the criminal are becoming increasingly blurred. Freedman's account of a century and a half of warfare and the (often misconceived) thinking that precedes war is a challenge to hawks and doves alike, and puts current strategic thinking into a bracing historical perspective
Summary
An exploration of warfare, both real and fictional, over the last century places current strategic thinking into historical perspective
Tone
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10600293
Cataloging source
DLC
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Freedman, Lawrence
Dewey number
355.02
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • War
  • War
  • War
  • HISTORY / Military / Strategy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations
  • War
  • War
Target audience
adult
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a history
Label
The future of war : a history, Lawrence Freedman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decisive battle -- Indecisive battle -- The house of strife -- Victory through cruelty -- Failures of peace -- Total war -- The balance of terror -- Stuck in the nuclear age -- A surprise peace -- A science of war -- Counting the dead -- Democracy and war -- New wars and failed states -- Ancient hatreds and mineral curses -- Intervention -- Counter-insurgency to counter-terrorism -- From counter-terrorism to counter-insurgency -- The role of barbarism -- Cure not prevention -- Hybrid wars -- Cyberwar -- Robots and drones -- Mega-cities and climate change -- Coming wars -- The future of the future of war
Control code
1889434
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 376 pages
Isbn
9781610393058
Lccn
2017385463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610393058
  • (OCoLC)914195537
Label
The future of war : a history, Lawrence Freedman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-361) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Decisive battle -- Indecisive battle -- The house of strife -- Victory through cruelty -- Failures of peace -- Total war -- The balance of terror -- Stuck in the nuclear age -- A surprise peace -- A science of war -- Counting the dead -- Democracy and war -- New wars and failed states -- Ancient hatreds and mineral curses -- Intervention -- Counter-insurgency to counter-terrorism -- From counter-terrorism to counter-insurgency -- The role of barbarism -- Cure not prevention -- Hybrid wars -- Cyberwar -- Robots and drones -- Mega-cities and climate change -- Coming wars -- The future of the future of war
Control code
1889434
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 376 pages
Isbn
9781610393058
Lccn
2017385463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610393058
  • (OCoLC)914195537

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