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The Resource Law, science, liberalism, and the American way of warfare : the quest for humanity in conflict, Stephanie Carvin and Michael John Williams

Law, science, liberalism, and the American way of warfare : the quest for humanity in conflict, Stephanie Carvin and Michael John Williams

Label
Law, science, liberalism, and the American way of warfare : the quest for humanity in conflict
Title
Law, science, liberalism, and the American way of warfare
Title remainder
the quest for humanity in conflict
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie Carvin and Michael John Williams
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 both decisive and humane. In effect, a modern faith in science and technology to overcome life's problems has been utilized to create a distinctly 'American Way of Warfare'. Carvin and Williams provide a framework to understand the successes and failures of the US in the wars it has fought since the days of the early Republic through to the War on Terror. It is the first book of its kind to combine a study of technology, law and liberalism in American warfare.--
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1978-
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Carvin, Stephanie
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1979-
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Williams, Michael J.
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  • Strategic culture
  • Military art and science
  • War (Philosophy)
  • War (International law)
Label
Law, science, liberalism, and the American way of warfare : the quest for humanity in conflict, Stephanie Carvin and Michael John Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Law and science in the Western way of war -- The American way of war -- Vietnam and the "science" of war -- Immaculate destruction: reorganization, revolution and re-enchantment of war -- Revolution denied : the "war" on terror -- Back to the future?
Control code
FIEb17703876
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9781107067172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881139303
Label
Law, science, liberalism, and the American way of warfare : the quest for humanity in conflict, Stephanie Carvin and Michael John Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Law and science in the Western way of war -- The American way of war -- Vietnam and the "science" of war -- Immaculate destruction: reorganization, revolution and re-enchantment of war -- Revolution denied : the "war" on terror -- Back to the future?
Control code
FIEb17703876
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 224 pages
Isbn
9781107067172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881139303

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