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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.

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

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

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

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

  • Bordieuan field theory as an instrument for military operational analysis

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Civil-military relations in Lebanon conflict, cohesion and confessionalism in a divided society / Are John Knudsen, Tine Gade, editors

  • Private Military and Security Companies and States Force Divided

  • The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, 1969-1975 : transatlantic relations, the Cold War and the environment / Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
    UA 646.3 H38 2017eb

  • Postwar Japan : growth, security, and uncertainty since 1945 / editors Michael J. Green, Zack Cooper
    UA 845 P67 2017
    Japanese security, economic, institutional, and developmental policies have undergone a remarkable evolution in the 70 years since the end of World War II. In this volume, distinguished Japanese scholars reflect on the evolution of these policies and draw lessons for the coming decades. The pillars of Japan's reentry into the international community since 1945 remain no less important seven decades later as Japan's economy and society enter the next phase of maturity. The authors demonstrate the continuing viability of Japan's postwar strategic choices, as well as the inevitability of adaptation to challenging new circumstances. This book will be of interest to historians of U.S.-Japan relations and policy makers seeking to place today's policy issues in a historical context. Contributions by Akiko Imai, Akiko Fukushima, Jun Saito, Kazuya Sakamoto, Yoshihide Soeya, and Yoko Takeda

  • The ethics of war : essays / Saba Bazargan and Sameul Rickless
    U 22 B39 2017
    Just War theory - as it was developed by the Catholic theologians of medieval Europe and the jurists of the Renaissance - is a framework for the moral and legal evaluation of armed conflicts. To this day, Just War theory informs the judgments of ethicists, government officials, internationallawyers, religious scholars, news coverage, and perhaps most importantly, the public as a whole. The influence of Just War theory is as vast as it is subtle - we have been socialized into evaluating wars largely according to the principles of this medieval theory, which, according to the eminentphilosopher David Rodin, is "one of the few basic fixtures of medieval philosophy to remain substantially unchallenged in the modern world".Some of the most basic assumptions of Just War Theory have been dismantled in a barrage of criticism and analysis in the first dozen years of the 21st century. The Ethics of War continues and pushes past this trend. This anthology is an authoritative treatment of the ethics and law of war by boththe eminent scholars who first challenged the orthodoxy of Just War theory, as well as by new thinkers. The twelve original essays span both foundational and topical issues in the ethics of war, including an investigation of: whether there is a "greater-good" obligation that parallels the canonical lesser-evil justification in war; the conditions under which citizens can wage war against their owngovernment; whether there is a limit to the number of combatants on the unjust side who can be permissibly killed; whether the justice of the cause for which combatants fight affects the moral permissibility of fighting; whether duress ever justifies killing in war; the role that collectiveliability plays in the ethics of war; whether targeted killing is morally and legally permissible; the morality of legal prohibitions on the use of indiscriminate weapons; the justification for the legal distinction between directly and indirectly harming civilians; whether human rights of unjustcombatants are more prohibitive than have been thought; the moral repair of combatants suffering from PTSD; and the moral categories and criteria needed to understand the proper justification for ending war.

  • Israel facing a new Middle East : in search of a national security strategy / Itamar Rabinovich and Itai Brun
    UA 853 I8 R297 2017
    The turmoil which has been rattling the Middle East in recent years has confronted Israel with fresh challenges and opportunities and requires it to rethink the three levels of its strategy and security policies: National security Strategy (sometimes referred to as Grand Strategy), National Security Policy and National Military Strategy. The book points to the years 1979-1981 as the years of transition from conventional military challenges faced by Israel to the novel challenges of terrorism, missiles and rockets, sub-state guerrilla organizations on its borders and the prospect of nuclear weapons in hostile hands. Some of these challenges have been exacerbated by the unraveling of neighboring Arab states. The book's review of the evolution of Israeli policies through almost seven decades of war and conflicts shows the absence of a full-fledged grand strategy, the structural weakness of national security policy formulation by successive governments at the cabinet level and the dominant role of the IDF. This state of affairs helps explain why and how Israel has responded to the recent turmoil in a piecemeal fashion rather than formulate a comprehensive policy that would enhance its ability to respond to the new challenges and take advantage of the new opportunities.

  • The torture report : a graphic adaptation / Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón ; introduction by Jane Mayer ; afterword by Scott Horton
    UB 265 J33 2017
    "The more who learn the truth the better off the country will be, because there is no better safeguard against the revival of torture than a well-informed public." --Jane Mayer, from the Introduction
    On December 9, 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report that strongly condemned the CIA for its secret and brutal use of torture in the treatment of prisoners captured in the "war on terror" during the George W. Bush administration. This deeply researched and fully documented investigation caused monumental controversy, interest, and concern, and starkly highlighted both how ineffective the program was as well as the lengths to which the CIA had gone to conceal it.
    In The Torture Report , Sid Jacobson and Ernie Col'n use their celebrated graphic-storytelling abilities to make the damning torture report accessible, finally allowing Americans to lift the veil and fully understand the crimes committed by the CIA.
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