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The future of war : a history, Lawrence Freedman

Label
The future of war : a history
Title
The future of war
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Freedman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1912 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about a war fought from underwater submersibles that included the sinking of passenger ships. It was dismissed by the British admirals of the day, not on the basis of technical feasibility, but because sinking civilian ships was not something that any civilised nation would do. The reality of war often contradicts expectations, less because of some fantastic technical or engineering dimension, but more because of some human, political, or moral threshold that we had never imagined would be crossed. As Lawrence Freedman shows, ideas about the causes of war and strategies for its conduct have rich and varied histories which shape predictions about the future. Freedman shows how looking at how the future of war was conceived about in the past (and why this was more often than not wrong) can put into perspective current thinking about future conflicts.--
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Freedman, Lawrence
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • War
  • War
Label
The future of war : a history, Lawrence Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-361) 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
  • 4.
  • Victory Through Cruelty
  • 5.
  • Failures of Peace
  • 6.
  • Total War
  • 7.
  • The Balance of Terror
  • 8.
  • Stuck in the Nuclear Age
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 3.
  • A Surprise Peace
  • PART TWO
  • 10.
  • A Science of War
  • 11.
  • Counting the Dead
  • 12.
  • Democracy and War
  • 13.
  • PART ONE
  • New Wars and Failed States
  • 14.
  • Ancient Hatreds and Mineral Curses
  • 15.
  • Intervention
  • 16.
  • Counter-Insurgency to Counter-Terrorism
  • 17.
  • From Counter-Terrorism to Counter-Insurgency
  • 18.
  • 1.
  • The Role of Barbarism
  • 13.
  • Cure Not Prevention
  • PART THREE
  • 20.
  • Hybrid Wars
  • 21.
  • Cyberwar
  • 22.
  • Robots and Drones
  • Decisive Battle
  • 23.
  • Mega-Cities and Climate Change
  • 24.
  • Coming Wars
  • 25.
  • The Future of the Future of War
  • 2.
  • Indecisive Battle
  • 3.
  • The House of Strife
Control code
ocn987349321
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages
Isbn
9781846147494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987349321
Label
The future of war : a history, Lawrence Freedman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-361) 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
  • 4.
  • Victory Through Cruelty
  • 5.
  • Failures of Peace
  • 6.
  • Total War
  • 7.
  • The Balance of Terror
  • 8.
  • Stuck in the Nuclear Age
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 3.
  • A Surprise Peace
  • PART TWO
  • 10.
  • A Science of War
  • 11.
  • Counting the Dead
  • 12.
  • Democracy and War
  • 13.
  • PART ONE
  • New Wars and Failed States
  • 14.
  • Ancient Hatreds and Mineral Curses
  • 15.
  • Intervention
  • 16.
  • Counter-Insurgency to Counter-Terrorism
  • 17.
  • From Counter-Terrorism to Counter-Insurgency
  • 18.
  • 1.
  • The Role of Barbarism
  • 13.
  • Cure Not Prevention
  • PART THREE
  • 20.
  • Hybrid Wars
  • 21.
  • Cyberwar
  • 22.
  • Robots and Drones
  • Decisive Battle
  • 23.
  • Mega-Cities and Climate Change
  • 24.
  • Coming Wars
  • 25.
  • The Future of the Future of War
  • 2.
  • Indecisive Battle
  • 3.
  • The House of Strife
Control code
ocn987349321
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages
Isbn
9781846147494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987349321

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