The Sources of Military Change: Culture, Politics, Technology

The Sources of Military Change: Culture, Politics, Technology

by Theo Farrell
     
 

Considering only military change that has major implications for organizational strategy and structure, such as the interwar shift from a light infantry to an amphibious warfare role by the U.S. Marine Corps, these 12 essays consider case studies of cultural, political, and technological reasons why military forces have significantly restructured their operations.… See more details below

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Considering only military change that has major implications for organizational strategy and structure, such as the interwar shift from a light infantry to an amphibious warfare role by the U.S. Marine Corps, these 12 essays consider case studies of cultural, political, and technological reasons why military forces have significantly restructured their operations. Among the topics considered are the spread of Western military models to Ottoman Turkey and Meiji Japan, the impact of U.S. ideas on NATO during the 1990s, the origins of the U.S. military's doctrine of a "two-front war," Russian military response to the collapse of their nation's economy, the impact of the invention of the tank on the British military, and the continuing restructuring revolving around the use of information technologies. Also included is an introductory overview of the history of military change and a concluding chapter ruminating on future trends. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555879754
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Making Sense of Global Security Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
301
Sales rank:
1,104,429
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1680L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Introduction
1The Sources of Military Change3
2Military Change in Historical Perspective21
Pt. 2Culture
3The Spread of Western Military Models to Ottoman Turkey and Meiji Japan41
4World Culture and the Irish Army, 1922-194269
5U.S. Ideas and Military Change in NATO, 1989-199491
Pt. 3Politics
6The U.S. Military's "Two-Front War," 1963-1988119
7U.S. Military Responses to Post-Cold War Missions139
8Reform and the Russian Military161
Pt. 4Technology
9The British Army and the Tank187
10Creating a U.S. Military Revolution205
11Complexity and Theory of Networked Militaries221
Pt. 5Conclusion
12Military Change in the New Millennium265
Selected Bibliography279
The Contributors287
Index289
About the Book301

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