Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War by Jan Angstrom
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Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War
By Jan Angstrom

Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War

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Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War by Jan Angstrom

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Bringing together leading contributors in the field, this new volume analyzes how victory and defeat in modern war can be understood and explained. It does so by confronting two inter-related research problems: the nature of victory and defeat in modern war and the explanations of victory and defeat. By first questioning the extent to which the concepts of victory and defeat are meaningful to describe the outcomes of modern wars, and whether the contents of these concepts are changing, it then evaluates different theories purporting to explain the outcomes of war and the impact of variables, ranging from technology to culture. The book tackles several key questions: * What is the definition of victory in the 'War on Terror'? * What is the meaning of victory and defeat in contemporary insurgencies, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan? * Are the counterstrategies that were developed in the mid-twentieth century valid in order to deal with present and future conflicts? With case studies ranging from the Malayan Emergency to the current conflict in Iraq, Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War will be of great interest to students of war and conflict studies, security studies, military history and international relations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415404570
ISBN-10: 0415404576
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Modern War and the Utility of Force by Jan Angstrom Modern War and the Utility of Force, Paperback (March 2012)

This work investigates the use and utility of military force in modern war. The volume poses as its central question: what is in fact the utility of force? It also explores whether force is useful for anything other than a complete conventional defeat of a regular opponent.

Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War by Jan Angstrom Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War, Paperback (July 2008)

Analyzes how victory and defeat in modern war can be understood and explained. This book tackles several key questions such as what is the meaning of victory and defeat in contemporary insurgencies, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan? It is suitable for students of war and conflict studies, security studies, and military history.

Rethinking the Nature of War by Jan Angstrom Rethinking the Nature of War, Paperback (December 2004)

This title aims to evaluate claims about the so-called 'new wars' thesis.

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Author Biography - Jan Angstrom

Bringing together leading contributors in the field, this new volume analyzes how victory and defeat in modern war can be understood and explained. It does so by confronting two inter-related research problems: the nature of victory and defeat in modern war and the explanations of victory and defeat. By first questioning the extent to which the concepts of victory and defeat are meaningful to describe the outcomes of modern wars, and whether the contents of these concepts are changing, it then evaluates different theories purporting to explain the outcomes of war and the impact of variables, ranging from technology to culture. The book tackles several key questions: * What is the definition of victory in the 'War on Terror'? * What is the meaning of victory and defeat in contemporary insurgencies, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan? * Are the counterstrategies that were developed in the mid-twentieth century valid in order to deal with present and future conflicts? With case studies ranging from the Malayan Emergency to the current conflict in Iraq, Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War will be of great interest to students of war and conflict studies, security studies, military history and international relations.

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