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Military Innovation in the Interwar Period

Military Innovation in the Interwar Period

  • Author: Williamson R. Murray,Allan R. Millett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521637602
  • Category: History
  • Page: 428
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A study of major military innovations in the 1920s and 1930s.

Military Effectiveness: Volume 2, The Interwar Period

Military Effectiveness: Volume 2, The Interwar Period

  • Author: Allan R. Millett,Williamson Murray
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139502115
  • Category: History
  • Page: 281
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This three-volume study examines the questions raised by the performance of the military institutions of France, Germany, Russia, the United States, Great Britain, Japan and Italy in the period from 1914 to 1945. Leading military historians deal with the different national approaches to war and military power at the tactical, operational, strategic, and political levels. They form the basis for a fundamental re-examination of how military organizations have performed in the first half of the twentieth century. Volume 2 covers the interwar period. Volumes 1 and 3 address World War I and World War II, respectively. Now in a new edition, with a new introduction by the editors, these classic volumes will remain invaluable for military historians and social scientists in their examination of national security and military issues. They will also be essential reading for future military leaders at Staff and War Colleges.

Defence Planning and Uncertainty

Defence Planning and Uncertainty

Preparing for the Next Asia-Pacific War

  • Author: Stephan Frühling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317817842
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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How can countries decide what kind of military forces they need, if threats are uncertain and history is full of strategic surprises? This is a question that is more pertinent than ever, as countries across the Asia-Pacific are faced with the military and economic rise of China. Uncertainty is inherent in defence planning, but different types of uncertainty mean that countries need to approach decisions about military force structure in different ways. This book examines four different basic frameworks for defence planning, and demonstrates how states can make decisions coherently about the structure and posture of their defence forces despite strategic uncertainty. It draws on case studies from the United States, Australian and New Zealand, each of which developed key concepts for their particular circumstances and risk perception in Asia. Success as well as failure in developing coherent defence planning frameworks holds lessons for the United States and other countries as they consider how best to structure their military forces for the uncertain challenges of the future.

The Culture of Military Innovation

The Culture of Military Innovation

The Impact of Cultural Factors on the Revolution in Military Affairs in Russia, the US, and Israel.

  • Author: Dima Adamsky
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804773807
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 248
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This book studies the impact of cultural factors on the course of military innovations. One would expect that countries accustomed to similar technologies would undergo analogous changes in their perception of and approach to warfare. However, the intellectual history of the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) in Russia, the US, and Israel indicates the opposite. The US developed technology and weaponry for about a decade without reconceptualizing the existing paradigm about the nature of warfare. Soviet 'new theory of victory' represented a conceptualization which chronologically preceded technological procurement. Israel was the first to utilize the weaponry on the battlefield, but was the last to develop a conceptual framework that acknowledged its revolutionary implications. Utilizing primary sources that had previously been completely inaccessible, and borrowing methods of analysis from political science, history, anthropology, and cognitive psychology, this book suggests a cultural explanation for this puzzling transformation in warfare. The Culture of Military Innovation offers a systematic, thorough, and unique analytical approach that may well be applicable in other perplexing strategic situations. Though framed in the context of specific historical experience, the insights of this book reveal important implications related to conventional, subconventional, and nonconventional security issues. It is therefore an ideal reference work for practitioners, scholars, teachers, and students of security studies.

Agents of Innovation

Agents of Innovation

The General Board and the Design of the Fleet that Defeated the Japanese Navy

  • Author: John T. Kuehn
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • ISBN: 1612514057
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The author examines the influence of the General Board of the U.S. Navy as an agent of innovation in the years between the world wars. A formal body established by the secretary of the Navy, the General Board served as the organizational nexus for the interaction between fleet design and the naval limitations imposed on the Navy by treaty. Particularly important, Kuehn argues, was the Board's role in implementing the Washington Naval Treaty, which limited naval armaments after 1922. Kuehn explains that the leadership of the Navy at large and the General Board in particular felt themselves especially constrained by Article XIX of the Washington Naval Treaty, which implemented a status quo on naval fortifications in the western Pacific.

Military Effectiveness: Volume 3, The Second World War

Military Effectiveness: Volume 3, The Second World War

  • Author: Allan R. Millett,Williamson Murray
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139502122
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8755
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This three-volume study examines the questions raised by the performance of the military institutions of France, Germany, Russia, the United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Italy in the period from 1914 to 1945. Leading military historians deal with the different national approaches to war and military power at the tactical, operational, strategic, and political levels. They form the basis for a fundamental re-examination of how military organizations have performed in the first half of the twentieth century. Volume 3 covers World War II. Volumes 1 and 2 address address World War I and the interwar period, respectively. Now in a new edition, with a new introduction by the editors, these classic volumes will remain invaluable for military historians and social scientists in their examination of national security and military issues. They will also be essential reading for future military leaders at Staff and War Colleges.

The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050

The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050

  • Author: MacGregor Knox,Williamson Murray
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521800792
  • Category: History
  • Page: 203
  • View: 9904
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Studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century.

Military Effectiveness 3 Volume PB Set

Military Effectiveness 3 Volume PB Set

  • Author: Allan R. Millett,Williamson Murray
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780521170833
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1112
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Small Powers in the Age of Total War, 1900-1940

Small Powers in the Age of Total War, 1900-1940

  • Author: Herman Amersfoort,Wim Klinkert
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004203214
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
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In the period 1900-1940 the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway and Switzerland reacted in divergent ways to the same foreign military threats. This volume argues that their internal politics and politico-military strategic culture are vital keys to understanding those differences.

Military Adaptation in War

Military Adaptation in War

With Fear of Change

  • Author: Williamson Murray
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107006597
  • Category: History
  • Page: 342
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Addresses how military organizations confront the problem of adapting under the trying, terrifying conditions of war.