The Challenge of Military Reform in Postcommunist Europe: by Anthony Forster, Timothy Edmunds, Andrew Cottey

By Anthony Forster, Timothy Edmunds, Andrew Cottey

This significant comparative examine examines the demanding situations confronted via international locations of postcommunist Europe in reforming and professionalizing their militia. It explores how the interplay of the typical demanding situations of postcommunism and the various situations of person nations form professionalization procedures during this altering quarter. The special state case experiences during this quantity, written through best specialists to a standard analytical framework, examine the studies of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, FRY, Russia, and Ukraine.

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Future Army Bandwidth Needs & Capabilities by RAND Corporation

By RAND Corporation

Because the military migrates to a brand new strength constitution that's knowledge-based and network-centric, the problem of bandwidth, which allows communications potential, has develop into more and more serious. raises within the variety of community individuals create shortages of bandwidth offer. The authors study the Army's projected calls for for communications capability and describe steps that may be taken to deal with the most likely hole among call for and on hand provide.

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Maritime Security: International Law and Policy Perspectives by Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop, Donald R. Rothwell

By Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop, Donald R. Rothwell

Maritime safeguard is of significant significance to Australia and New Zealand as either nations rely on maritime delivery for his or her monetary survival. because the occasions of September eleventh 2001, major questions were raised as to if Australia and New Zealand are properly ready for the implications of an immense disruption to worldwide delivery following a terrorist assault on a number one neighborhood port similar to Hong Kong or Singapore. significant efforts have additionally been undertaken to enhance responses to an array of maritime safeguard threats, reminiscent of transnational crime, environmental pollutants, and piracy and armed theft. This quantity identifies these concerns that relatively have an effect on Australia and New Zealand’s maritime safeguard, comparing the problems from felony and political views, and proposes equipment for bettering maritime protection within the international locations. whereas the focal point is totally on Australia and New Zealand, the scope extends to nearby concerns, addressing concerns with regards to Pacific Island states, Southeast Asia and the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic area. The booklet additionally addresses strategic partnerships analyzing the effect of the U.S., and analyses matters in the huge framework of foreign legislation and politics. Maritime safeguard: foreign legislation and coverage views from Australia and New Zealand may be of significant curiosity to students of overseas legislation, diplomacy and maritime affairs, maritime pros, inner most and executive legal professionals, in addition to diplomats, consuls and govt officers.

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Simulating War: Studying Conflict through Simulation Games by Philip Sabin

By Philip Sabin

Over the prior fifty years, many hundreds of thousands of clash simulations were released that carry the dynamics of prior and attainable destiny wars to lifestyles.

In this publication, Philip Sabin explores the speculation and perform of clash simulation as a subject matter in its personal correct, according to his thirty years of expertise in designing wargames and utilizing them in instructing. Simulating War units clash simulation in its right context along extra typical options equivalent to video game concept and operational research. It explains intimately the analytical and modelling strategies concerned, and it teaches you the way to layout your personal simulations of conflicts of your selection. The ebook offers 8 easy illustrative simulations of particular ancient conflicts, whole with ideas, maps and counters.

Simulating War is vital studying for all leisure or specialist simulation players, and for a person who's drawn to modelling battle, from academics and scholars to army officers.

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Citizen and Soldier: A Sourcebook on Military Service and by Henry C. Dethloff, Gerald E. Shenk

By Henry C. Dethloff, Gerald E. Shenk

American citizens develop up awaiting that during a time of desire, their state can rely on its humans for volunteer carrier to the army. certainly, this has been a social and every now and then felony expectation for the citizenship of this state due to the fact that 1776. but, because the finish of global conflict II usa forces were stuck up in lots of long-term army engagements, and the army element of citizenship has turn into an more and more marginalized one in a global the place just a minority of voters even vote. Citizen and Soldier: A Sourcebook on army provider and nationwide security from Colonial the United States to the current offers an invaluable framework and aiding documentary proof for an educated dialogue of the advance of the yank perfect of the "Citizen Soldier". offered with insightful introductions and necessary dialogue questions, this concise selection of 27 basic files takes a detailed examine the U.S. army and exhibits the way it grew to become entwined with the increase of yank nationwide identification.

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’Spolia’ in Fortifications and the Common Builder in Late by Jon M. Frey

By Jon M. Frey

Through extensive surveys of 3 fortifications in overdue Roman Greece, Frey unearths the untapped capability of spolia in demonstrating the severe position performed through non-elites in bringing concerning the architectural and social alterations that mark the top of classical antiquity.

As his research demonstrates, while studied much less as displaced gadgets to be labeled through variety and extra as proof for the development method itself, spolia supply a distinct chance to envision the ways that universal developers met the problem of utilizing pre-existing building
materials to satisfy their modern architectural wishes. This “bottom-up” strategy bargains a substitute for the normal view that attributes switch and innovation simply to the genius of fashionable contributors recognized to us in historic sources.

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The American Pre-College Military School: A History and by Samuel J. Rogal

By Samuel J. Rogal

Either a background of the pre-college army tuition within the usa and a reference consultant to the associations earlier and current, this accomplished paintings starts off through discussing numerous remarkable army institution founders, together with Southern commercial Institute founder Rev. Lyman Ward, long island army Academy founder Charles Jefferson Wright, and St. John's army Academy founder Sidney Thomas Smythe, between others. It discusses the position of spiritual firms in founding and protecting army associations, in addition to a variety of different subject matters: schools and directors; curricular adjustments and suggestions because the nineteenth century; escalating school expenses and the function of cash in choosing a school's luck or failure; and the way forward for the pre-college army university. A moment half lists a few 355 person faculties and summarizes the historical past of every, delivering information on enrollments and tuitions.

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Food for War: Agriculture and Rearmament in Britain before by Alan F. Wilt

By Alan F. Wilt

This groundbreaking examine charts Britain's foodstuff and agricultural arrangements within the Thirties. It exhibits that during this region, not like different parts of the economic system, govt plans have been already well-developed through 1939 and examines how the measures of the Nineteen Thirties not just set the level for global warfare II but additionally contributed to a much better British agiculture within the a long time that followed.

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