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Power Wars by Charlie Savage

Title Power Wars
Author Charlie Savage
Publisher Little, Brown
Release Date 2015-11-03
Category Political Science
Total Pages 688
ISBN 9780316286602
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie Savage's penetrating investigation of the Obama presidency and the national security state. Barack Obama campaigned on changing George W. Bush's "global war on terror" but ended up entrenching extraordinary executive powers, from warrantless surveillance and indefinite detention to military commissions and targeted killings. Then Obama found himself bequeathing those authorities to Donald Trump. How did the United States get here? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage reveals high-level national security legal and policy deliberations in a way no one has done before. He tells inside stories of how Obama came to order the drone killing of an American citizen, preside over an unprecendented crackdown on leaks, and keep a then-secret program that logged every American's phone calls. Encompassing the first comprehensive history of NSA surveillance over the past forty years as well as new information about the Osama bin Laden raid, Power Wars equips readers to understand the legacy of Bush's and Obama's post-9/11 presidencies in the Trump era.

Power Trade And War by Edward D. Mansfield

Title Power Trade and War
Author Edward D. Mansfield
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 1995-07-23
Category Political Science
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9780691044828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Using quantitative analyses of structural and process-level factors, Mansfield examines the systemic influences on the outbreak of various types of interstate war. His results suggest that polarity is a less significant influence on war than the concentration of capabilities or the level of international trade. Power, Trade, and War will stand as an indispensable reference for both theoretical and empirical research concerning the international political economy and international conflict.

Great Powers And Little Wars by Military History Symposium (Canada) (17th : 1991 : Royal Military College of Canada)

Title Great Powers and Little Wars
Author Military History Symposium (Canada) (17th : 1991 : Royal Military College of Canada)
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 1993
Category History
Total Pages 246
ISBN 0275939650
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume addresses a timely subject--the question of small wars and the limits of power from a historical perspective. The theme is developed through case studies of small wars that the Great Powers conducted in Africa and Asia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This historical overview clearly shows the dangers inherent for a metropolitan government and its armed forces once such military operations are undertaken. Importantly, these examples from the past stand as a warning against current and future misapplication of military strength and the misuse of military forces. While continuing diplomatic efforts at limiting nuclear weapons, at reducing stockpiles of conventional arms, and the ongoing political change in Eastern Europe have lessened the dangers of a major war between the superpowers, small wars like the Persian Gulf War still occur. The end of the Cold War has brought more armed conflict in Europe, albeit in the form of sporadic civil war or ethnic violence, than during the height of NATO and Warsaw Pact confrontation. Indeed, it seems that as the risks of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union have diminished, political leaders have become more willing to resort to military force to solve complex international problems before exhausting diplomatic channels. This study will be of interest to policymakers and scholars interested in the judicial exercise of power.

Bring The War Home by Kathleen Belew

Title Bring the War Home
Author Kathleen Belew
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2019-05
Category History
Total Pages 339
ISBN 9780674237698
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and apocalypse. In Bring the War Home, Kathleen Belew gives us the first full history of the movement that consolidated in the 1970s and 1980s around a potent sense of betrayal in the Vietnam War and made tragic headlines in the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Returning to an America ripped apart by a war that, in their view, they were not allowed to win, a small but driven group of veterans, active-duty personnel, and civilian supporters concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. They unified people from a variety of militant groups, including Klansmen, neo-Nazis, skinheads, radical tax protestors, and white separatists. The white power movement operated with discipline and clarity, undertaking assassinations, mercenary soldiering, armed robbery, counterfeiting, and weapons trafficking. Its command structure gave women a prominent place in brokering intergroup alliances and giving birth to future recruits. Belew’s disturbing history reveals how war cannot be contained in time and space. In its wake, grievances intensify and violence becomes a logical course of action for some. Bring the War Home argues for awareness of the heightened potential for paramilitarism in a present defined by ongoing war.

The Sinews Of Power by John Brewer

Title The Sinews of Power
Author John Brewer
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 1990
Category History
Total Pages 290
ISBN 0674809300
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Brewer provides a new framework for understanding Britain's emergence in the eighteenth century as a major international power. Warfare and taxes reshaped the English economy, but at the heart of these dramatic changes lay a tension between the nation's aspirations to be a major power and fear of the domestic consequences: the loss of liberty.

Title Great Power Multilateralism and the Prevention of War
Author Harald Muller
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-09-27
Category Political Science
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9781351798105
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Great-power conflict and great-power war are still the most dangerous risks the international community is facing today. This edited volume investigates the feasibility of a modern day concert of powers as a way for managing the risk of great power conflicts in the 21st century. The volume takes its inspiration from history. The 19th century European Concert was not only able to ensure a period of exceptional peacefulness among the European great powers, it also limited the scope and duration of the few wars that did break out. The chapter authors discuss the achievements and limits of the historical concert, define the requirements that a new concert would have to meet, critically evaluate obstacles and risks of the approach and indicate how a 21st century concert of powers could complement, and fit into, the present legal and institutional setting of global politics. This volume offers a systematic examination of the norms and tools of the historical template and scrutinizes these tools for their utility in our time. It will be of great interest to a wide range of scholars and students in areas such as International Relations, History and International Law.

Confront And Conceal by David E. Sanger

Title Confront and Conceal
Author David E. Sanger
Publisher Broadway Books
Release Date 2013-04-23
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 485
ISBN 9780307718037
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive assessment of Obama's foreign-policy challenges and achievements addresses big-picture questions pertaining to the 44th President's first term, from the outcomes of radically different approaches to American national security to the ways in which extraordinary fiscal constraints have affected American power. By the best-selling author of The Inheritance. 75,000 first printing.

A Theory Of Power Wars by Helios Herrera

Title A Theory of Power Wars
Author Helios Herrera
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019
Category International relations
Total Pages 46
ISBN OCLC:1120054159
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This paper provides a theory of how war onset and war duration depend on the initial distribution of power when conflict triggers a reallocation of power but the loser is not eliminated. In the model, players take into account not only the expected consequences of war on the current distribution of resources, but also its expected consequences on the future distribution of military and political power. We highlight three main results: the key driver of war, in both the static and the dynamic game, is the mismatch between military and political power; dynamic incentives usually amplify static incentives, leading forward-looking players to be more aggressive; and a war is more likely to last for longer if political power is initially more unbalanced than military power and the politically under-represented player is militarily advantaged.

Protesting Power by Francis Anthony Boyle

Title Protesting Power
Author Francis Anthony Boyle
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2008
Category Law
Total Pages 234
ISBN 0742538923
Language English, Spanish, and French
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2014 New Hampshire Labor Law Posters: OSHA & Federal Posters In Print - Multiple LanguagesTo receive a complete set of printable 2014 New Hampshire Labor Law Posters: OSHA & Federal Posters on CD, send $59.98 ($49.99 plus $9.99 S & H) to [email protected] at PayPal.com. Please include name, address, email and phone number. Allow 7 - 10 days for your CD to arrive.Also Available:To receive a complete set of printable 2014 Federal Labor Law Posters on CD, send $59.98 ($49.99 plus $9.99 S & H) to [email protected] at PayPal.com. Please include name, address, email and phone number. Allow 7 - 10 days for your CD to arrive.Contact us at [email protected] for other States on CD.

Oil Power And War by Matthieu Auzanneau

Title Oil Power and War
Author Matthieu Auzanneau
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date 2018-11
Category Petroleum industry and trade
Total Pages 672
ISBN 9781603587433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Oil, Power, and War is a sweeping, unabashed history of oil, told by French journalist Matthieu Auzanneau. It provides a detailed account of the people and events that drove the oil industry from its earliest days, and takes a critical look at the way oil interests have commandeered politics and economies, changed cultures, disrupted power balances across the globe, and spawned wars. The author exposes the greed and reckless behavior--by a long line of characters from John D. Rockefeller to Dick Cheney--that moved oil along its destructive, unsustainable path, from its heyday when the first oil wells were drilled to the quest for new sources as old ones dried up. The author traces the rise of the Seven Sisters and other oil cartels, and follows the thread of oil through the crises that have shaped our times: two world wars, the Cold War, the Great Depression and the 2008 financial crash, oil shocks, wars in the Middle East, the race for Africa's oil riches, and more. We learn lesser-known stories, too, like how New York City taxes were once funneled directly to banks run by oil barons, after the city was about to default on its debt. And we gain new perspective on the central role of oil in military conflicts over the past 100 years. Now that there is much less oil available, Auzanneau looks to the future and warns that even greater conflict may arise"--

Title The Savage Wars Of Peace
Author Max Boot
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2014-03-11
Category History
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780465038664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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America's "small wars," "imperial wars," or, as the Pentagon now terms them, "low-intensity conflicts," have played an essential but little-appreciated role in its growth as a world power. Beginning with Jefferson's expedition against the Barbary Pirates, Max Boot tells the exciting stories of our sometimes minor but often bloody landings in Samoa, the Philippines, China, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Mexico, Russia, and elsewhere. Along the way he sketches colorful portraits of little-known military heroes such as Stephen Decatur, "Fighting Fred" Funston, and Smedley Butler. From 1800 to the present day, such undeclared wars have made up the vast majority of our military engagements. Yet the military has often resisted preparing itself for small wars, preferring instead to train for big conflicts that seldom come. Boot re-examines the tragedy of Vietnam through a "small war" prism. He concludes with a devastating critique of the Powell Doctrine and a convincing argument that the armed forces must reorient themselves to better handle small-war missions, because such clashes are an inevitable result of America's far-flung imperial responsibilities.

Title Drugs Power and Politics
Author Carl Boggs
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2015-12-03
Category Political Science
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9781317260936
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores the increasingly broad terrain of drugs in American society with an emphasis on politics. It begins with the War on Drugs initiated by President Richard Nixon in the early 1970s and extends to the current day with the vast power of the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma), expansion of global criminal syndicates, militarization of the drug war, and struggles between states and federal government over the legalization of marijuana. From the beginning, the drug war produced increasing authoritarian tendencies in American politics, visible not only in swollen national bureaucracies and burgeoning police functions, but in the rise of the largest prison-industrial complex in the world, a surveillance state, and the weakening of personal privacy and freedoms. At the same time, the legal drug system with some of the most profitable business operations anywhere has expanded to create a huge medical edifice, affecting the delivery of health care, development of modern psychology, evolution of the treatment industry, and many other areas of contemporary life, including the world of sports and recreation. Although prohibitionism remains very much alive, targeting a wide range of illicit drugs, today it is the hundreds of widely-marketed chemical substances sold by Big Pharma that result in some of the most serious health problems affecting society. This book explores the long historical trajectory of both the War on Drugs and the growth of Big Pharma, focusing on social outcomes and political consequences in the US and beyond.

War Women And Power by Marie E. Berry

Title War Women and Power
Author Marie E. Berry
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2018-03-15
Category Political Science
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781108416184
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2015.

Title Memory and Power in Post War Europe
Author Jan-Werner Müller
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2002-08-29
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 052100070X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is the first to examine the connection between memory and politics directly.

How Wars Are Won And Lost by John A. Gentry

Title How Wars are Won and Lost
Author John A. Gentry
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2011-11-30
Category History
Total Pages 314
ISBN 9780313395826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interviews and data drawn from the author's personal experiences as a U.S. Army officer Six case study chapters on U.S. conflicts where military superiority alone was not the decisive factor in the outcome (the Philippines, World War II, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Iraq, and Afghanistan)

Title Presidential Power Rhetoric and the Terror Wars
Author Alexander Hiland
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2019-10-21
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 282
ISBN 9781498598262
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presidential Power, Rhetoric, and the Terror Wars: The Sovereign Presidency argues that the War on Terror provided an opportunity to fundamentally change the presidency. Alexander Hiland analyzes the documents used to exercise presidential powers, including executive orders, signing statements, and presidential policy directives. Treating these documents as genres of speech-act that are ideologically motivated, Hiland provides a rhetorical criticism that illuminates the values and political convictions at play in these documents. This book reveals how both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama wielded the personal power of the office to dramatically expand the power of the executive branch. During the War on Terror, the presidency shifted from an imperial form that avoided checks and balances, to a sovereign presidency where the executive branch had the ability to decide whether those checks and balances existed. As a result, Hiland argues that this shift to the sovereign presidency enabled the violation of human rights, myriad policy mistakes, and the degradation of democracy within the United States.

Title Naval Power and Expeditionary Wars
Author Bruce A. Elleman
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2010-12-09
Category History
Total Pages 242
ISBN 9781136841682
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book examines the nature and character of naval expeditionary warfare, in particular in peripheral campaigns, and the contribution of such campaigns to the achievement of strategic victory. Naval powers, which can lack the massive ground forces to win in the main theatre, often choose a secondary theatre accessible to them by sea and difficult for their enemies to reach by land, giving the sea power and its expeditionary forces the advantage. The technical term for these theatres is ‘peripheral operations.’ The subject of peripheral campaigns in naval expeditionary warfare is central to the British, the US, and the Australian way of war in the past and in the future. All three are reluctant to engage large land forces because of the high human and economic costs. Instead, they rely as much as possible on sea and air power, and the latter is most often in the form of carrier-based aviation. In order to exert pressure on their enemies, they have often opened additional theaters in on-going, regional, and civil wars. This book contains thirteen case studies by some of the foremost naval historians from the United States, Great Britain, and Australia whose collected case studies examine the most important peripheral operations of the last two centuries. This book will be of much interest to students of naval warfare, military history, strategic studies and security studies.

Tokens Of Power by Ann Hironaka

Title Tokens of Power
Author Ann Hironaka
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2017-03-06
Category Political Science
Total Pages 314
ISBN 9781107175112
Language English, Spanish, and French
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War presents a curious paradox. Interstate war is arguably the most carefully planned endeavor by states, yet military history is filled with disasters and blunders of monumental proportions. These anomalies happen because most military history presumes that states are pursuing optimal strategies in a competitive environment. This book offers an alternative narrative in which the pillars of military planning - evaluations of power, strategy, and interests - are theorized as social constructions rather than simple material realities. States may be fighting wars primarily to gain or maintain power, yet in any given historical era such pursuits serve only to propel competition; they do not ensure military success in subsequent generations. Allowing states to embark on hapless military ventures is fraught with risks, while the rewards are few.

House Of War by James Carroll

Title House of War
Author James Carroll
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2007-06
Category History
Total Pages 688
ISBN 0618872019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An incisive analysis of the Pentagon, the military, and their vast, frequently hidden influence on American life argues that the Pentagon has, since its inception, operated beyond the control of any force in government or society, drawing on extensive personal experience, exhaustive research, and numerous interviews to prove the author's contention. Reprint.

Understanding War by Peter Paret

Title Understanding War
Author Peter Paret
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2020-07-21
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9780691216034
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These essays provide an authoritative introduction to Carl von Clausewitz and enlarge the history of war by joining it to the history of ideas and institutions and linking it with intellectual biography.