Understanding Modern Warfareby David Jordan, Ian Speller, Christopher Tuck, C. Dale Walton
Pub. Date: 11/03/2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Understanding Modern Warfare has established itself as the leading introduction to the issues, ideas, concepts and context necessary to understand the theory and conduct of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is an invaluable text for military professionals and students of military history. Key features include: incisive coverage of the debates surrounding contemporary and future warfare; accessible, yet sophisticated, discussion across the land, sea, and air environments; and coverage of contemporary topics such as drones, cyber warfare, and hybrid warfare. The book makes extensive use of text boxes to explain key concepts and to reference extended examples; annotated guides to further reading; and key questions to promote the reader's further thinking. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account new debates and recent events in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, and also restructured to further improve its usefulness as a teaching tool.
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Table of ContentsPreface; Introduction; Part I. Strategy: 1. The study and theory of strategy; 2. Strategy defined; 3. The practice of strategy; Part II. Land Warfare: 4. Concepts of land warfare; 5. Modern land warfare; 6. Future land warfare; Part III. Naval Warfare: 7. Concepts of naval warfare; 8. The evolution of naval warfare; 9. Naval warfare in the twenty-first century; Part IV. Air and Space Warfare: 10. Concepts and characteristics of air and space warfare; 11. The evolution of air and space power; 12. Air and space power in the contemporary era: 1990-2030; Part V. Irregular Warfare: 13. Key concepts and terms of irregular warfare; 14. The historical practice of irregular warfare; 15. Current irregular warfare; Part VI. Weapons of Mass Destruction: 16. Weapons of mass destruction: radiological, biological, and chemical weapons; 17. Weapons of mass destruction: nuclear weapons; Conclusion; Glossary; Index.
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