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The problem of force : grappling with the global battlefield

Author: Simon Murden
Publisher: Bounder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why, despite indisputably superior military might, have the US-led military interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq been so fraught with setbacks? Does it make sense in today's security environment to use military force to achieve strategic objectives? How does the contemporary battlefield function? Addressing these questions, Simon Murden explores the contradictions inherent in attempting to combat global terrorist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Murden
ISBN: 9781588266491 1588266494
OCLC Number: 270985553
Description: ix, 233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: War and warfare in the early twenty-first century --
Mapping contemporary insurgency --
Mapping contemporary intervention --
The origins of the War on Terror, 1991-2001 --
The war in Afghanistan --
Planning the Iraq war --
What went wrong in Iraq? --
The surge experiment in Iraq --
Whither the War on Terror?
Responsibility: Simon W. Murden.

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Explores the contradictions inherent in attempting to combat global terrorist networks by intervening in complex, local social settings. This title proposes two approaches to better understand the  Read more...

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