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Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle
Preface ix Abbreviations xiii CHAPTER ONE Introduction 1 CHAPTER TWO A Literature Built on Weak Foundations 14 CHAPTER THREE The Modern System 28 CHAPTER FOUR The Modern System, Preponderance, andExpand
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Testing the Surge: Why Did Violence Decline in Iraq in 2007?
Why did violence decline in Iraq in 2007? Many policymakers and scholars credit the “surge,” or the program of U.S. reinforcements and doctrinal changes that began in January 2007. Others cite theExpand
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Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon
CONTENTIOUS AS the current debate over Iraq is, all sides seem to make the crucial assumption that to succeed there the United States must fight the Vietnam War again-but this time the right way. TheExpand
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Future Warfare in the Western Pacific: Chinese Antiaccess/Area Denial, U.S. AirSea Battle, and Command of the Commons in East Asia
Many analysts worry that improvements in Chinese missile, sensor, guidance, and other technologies will enable China to deny the U.S. military access to parts of the Western Pacific that the UnitedExpand
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Afghanistan and the Future of Warfare: Implications for Army and Defense Policy
Abstract : The defense debate tends to treat Afghanistan as either a revolution or a fluke: either the "Afghan Model" of special operations forces (SOF) plus precision munitions plus an indigenousExpand
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Victory Misunderstood: What the Gulf War Tells Us about the Future of Conflict
tions of the Gulf War‘s outcome are wrong. The orthodox view explains the war’s one-sidedness in terms of the Coalition’s strengths, especially its advanced technology, which is often held to haveExpand
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Afghanistan And The Future Of Warfare
AMERICA'S NOVEL USE of special operations forces (SOF), precision weapons, and indigenous allies has attracted widespread attention since its debut in Afghanistan, proving both influential andExpand
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Allies, Airpower, and Modern Warfare: The Afghan Model in Afghanistan and Iraq
The Afghan model of warfare uses indigenous allies to replace American conventional ground troops by exploiting U.S. airpower and small numbers of American special operations forces. Some argue thatExpand
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Small footprint, small payoff: The military effectiveness of security force assistance
ABSTRACT After 15 years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, many now see ‘small-footprint’ security force assistance (SFA) – training, advising and equipping allied militaries – as an alternative toExpand
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