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U/V - Military/Naval Science - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Items in Military or Naval Science that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • Rome from the late Republic to the late Empire / edited by Philip Sabin, Hans van Wees, Michael Whitby
    U 35 R66 2007eb

  • Greece, the Hellenistic world and the rise of Rome / edited by Philip Sabin, Hans van Wees, Michael Whitby
    U 33 G74 2007eb

  • Keeping the edge : managing defense for the future / Ashton B. Carter and John P. White, editors
    UA 23 K3847 2001

    Most national security debates concern the outcomes of policies, neglecting the means by which those policies are implemented. This book argues that although the US military is the finest fighting force in the world, the system that supports it is in disrepair. Operating with Cold War-era structures and practices, it is subject to managerial and organizational problems that increasingly threaten our military's effectiveness.Keeping the Edge goes beyond questions of Pentagon reorganization and weapons procurement to explore how the US defense establishment can improve its readiness, logistics, and ability to attract and retain qualified personnel. It also looks at how the US military can exploit information technology more effectively, improve its intelligence, and counter asymmetric threats. More comprehensive than the usual exhortation to cut waste, fraud, and abuse at the Pentagon, the book in fact recommends changes in many government agencies, not just the Department of Defense. It shows how the US can improve its ability to implement its policies and to anticipate and adapt to a changing and uncertain world.


  • The nature of peace and the morality of armed conflict / Florian Demont-Biaggi, editor
    U22

  • Public control of armed forces in the Russian Federation / Nadja Douglas
    UA770

  • Cybernetics, warfare and discourse : the cybernetisation of warfare in Britain / Anthimos Alexandros Tsirigotis
    U163

  • Drone : remote control warfare / Hugh Gusterson
    UG 1242 D7G88 2015eb

  • Bordieuan field theory as an instrument for military operational analysis
    U167.5.E35

  • The new US security agenda : trends and emerging threats / Brian Fonseca, Jonathan D. Rosen
    UA23

  • The morality of drone warfare and the politics of regulation / Marcus Schulzke
    UG 1242 D7 S38x 2017eb

    This book discusses the moral and legal issues relating to military drones, focusing on how these machines should be judged according to the principles of just war theory. The author analyses existing drones, like the Predator and Reaper, but also evaluates the many types of drones in development. The book presents drones as not only morally justifiable but having the potential to improve compliance with the principles of just war and international law. Realizing this potential would depend on developing a sound regulatory framework, which the book helps to develop by considering what steps governments and military forces should take to promote ethical drone use. It also critically evaluates the arguments against drones to show which should be abandoned and which raise valid concerns that can inform regulations.


  • Contemporary just war : theory and practice / Tamar Meisels
    U 22 M44 2018

    This book offers a renewed defense of traditional just war theory and considers its application to certain contemporary cases, particularly in the Middle East.

    The first part of the book addresses and responds to the central theoretical criticisms levelled at traditional just war theory. It offers a detailed defense of civilian immunity, the moral equality of soldiers and the related dichotomy between jus ad bellum and jus in bello, and argues that these principles taken together amount to a morally coherent ethics of war. In this sense this project is traditional (or #65533;orthodox#65533;). In another sense, however, it is highly relevant to the modern world. While the first part of the book defends the just war tradition against its revisionist critics, the second part applies it to an array of timely issues: civil war, economic warfare, excessive harm to civilians, pre-emptive military strikes, and state-sponsored assassination, which require applying just war theory in practice. This book sets out to reaffirm the basic tenets of the traditional ethics of war and to lend them further moral support, subsequently applying them to a variety of practical issues.

    This book will be of great interest to students of just war theory, ethics, security studies, war and conflict studies, and IR in general.


  • One physicist's guide to nuclear weapons : a global perspective / Jeremy Bernstein
    U 264 B47 2016eb

  • Jane Austen's transatlantic sister : the life and letters of Fanny Palmer Austen / Sheila Johnson Kindred
    V 737 K56 2017
    In 1807, genteel, Bermuda-born Fanny Palmer (1789-1814) married Jane Austen's youngest brother, Captain Charles Austen, and was thrust into a demanding life within the world of the British navy. Experiencing adventure and adversity in wartime conditions both at sea and onshore, the spirited and resilient Fanny travelled between and lived in Bermuda, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and England. After crossing the Atlantic in 1811, she ingeniously made a home for Charles and their daughters aboard a working naval vessel, and developed a supportive friendship with his sister, Jane. In Jane Austen's Transatlantic Sister, Fanny's articulate and informative letters - transcribed in full for the first time and situated in their meticulously researched historical context - disclose her quest for personal identity and autonomy, her maturation as a wife and mother, and the domestic, cultural, and social milieu she inhabited. Sheila Johnson Kindred also investigates how Fanny was a source of naval knowledge for Jane, and how much she was an inspiration for Austen's literary invention, especially for the female naval characters in Persuasion. Although she died young, Fanny's story is a compelling record of female naval life that contributes significantly to our limited knowledge of women's roles in the Napoleonic Wars. Enhanced by rarely seen illustrations, Fanny's life story is a rich new source for Jane Austen scholars and fans of her fiction as well as for those interested in biography, women's letters, and history of the family.

  • Crerar's lieutenants : inventing the Canadian junior army officer, 1939-45 / Geoffrey Hayes
    U 440 H39 2017
    In 1943, General Harry Crerar noted that there was still much confusion as to "what constitutes an 'Officer.'" His words reflected the preoccupation of army officials with inventing an ideal officer who would not only meet the demands of war but also conform to notions of social class and masculinity. Drawing on a wide range of sources and exploring the issue of leadership through new lenses, this book looks at how the army selected and trained its junior officers to embody the new ideal. It also sheds light on challenges these officers faced during the war - not only on the battlefield but from Canadians' often conflicted views about social class and gender.
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