Law, science, liberalism and the American way of warfare : the quest for humanity in conflict (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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Law, science, liberalism and the American way of warfare : the quest for humanity in conflict

Author: Stephanie Carvin; Michael John Williams
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Founded and rooted in Enlightenment values, the United States is caught between two conflicting imperatives when it comes to war: achieving perfect security through the annihilation of threats; and a requirement to conduct itself in a liberal and humane manner. In order to reconcile these often clashing requirements, the US has often turned to its scientists and laboratories to find strategies and weapons that are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carvin, Stephanie, 1978-
Law, science, liberalism and the American way of warfare
(DLC) 2014021248
(OCoLC)897340600
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Carvin; Michael John Williams
ISBN: 9781107589704 1107589703
OCLC Number: 898138730
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 224 pages)
Contents: Law and science in the Western way of war --
Conceptualizing the American way of war --
Vietnam and the 'science' of war --
Immaculate destruction --
Revolution denied : the 'war' on terror --
Back to the future?
Responsibility: Stephanie Carvin and Michael John Williams.

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This is the first book to combine a study of technology, law and liberalism in American warfare. It provides a framework to understand the successes and failures of the US in the wars it has fought  Read more...

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'Explaining how the American way of war has been shaped by lawyers and scientists, Carvin and Williams provide a much welcome discussion of developments in the technology of warfare (such as drones) Read more...

 
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