Review of Directed Energy Technology for Countering Rockets, by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Army Science and Technology, Committee on Directed Energy Technology for Countering Indirect Weapons

The U.S. military is seeking how you can shield opposed to missile and mortar assaults. during this e-book, the nationwide study Council assesses a plan to create a a hundred kW cellular, solid-state, laser weapon that can safeguard a space numerous kilometers in diameter. The NRC offers numerous thoughts as pointed out less than. A a hundred kW Laser is of restricted price, so the program's objective could be a four hundred kW weapon. the military may still continue with this system in phases, focusing first on a rugged portable platform for the weapon utilizing current 25 kW laser expertise, then directing assets towards 100kW and four hundred kW weapons.The military may still practice a close, quantitative learn of the effectiveness of a excessive strength, solid-state laser weapon opposed to destiny threats. the military may still proceed to take part in U.S.-based and foreign study on high-energy lasers and similar gear. The committee discovered sizeable advantages for the Army's solid-state laser software from different courses outdoors the military. the military should still behavior risk-assessments that examine the consequences excessive power laser can have on different airborne systems within the neighborhood of the objective. the military may still research eye protection for either the operators of the laser and for civilians. the result of those experiences may be built-in into the improvement of the weapon.

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European Security in the Twenty-First Century: The Challenge by Adrian Hyde-Price

By Adrian Hyde-Price

Combining a cosmopolitan theoretical research with specified empirical case-studies, this e-book offers an unique view of the demanding situations and threats to a good peace order in Europe.

The finish of chilly struggle bipolarity has reworked Europe. utilizing structural realist thought, Adrian Hyde-Price analyzes the hot defense schedule confronting Europe within the twenty-first century. Europe, he argues, isn't really ‘primed for peace’ as mainstream considering indicates, particularly, it faces new safety threats and the problem of multipolarity. This serious and unique quantity appears at ecu defense after the Iraq conflict, the failure of the european structure and the switch of presidency in Germany. Reflecting at the inherently aggressive and tragic nature of foreign politics, it concludes that realism offers the single enterprise foundations for a moral international and safeguard policy.

European protection within the Twenty-First Century will attract scholars and students of diplomacy, eu politics and safety studies.

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The Press And Political Culture In Ghana by Jennifer Hasty

By Jennifer Hasty

Within the Press and Political tradition in Ghana, Jennifer Hasty seems to be on the practices of journalism and newsmaking at privately owned and state-operated day-by-day newspapers in Ghana. Hasty decodes the kinds and uncovers the concepts that represent Ghana's significant revealed information media, concentrating on the variations among information generated through the country and information that comes from inner most assets. not just are the angles notably assorted, yet so are methods of accumulating the inside track, assigning beats, utilizing resources, and writing articles. For all its transformations in presentation, even though, Hasty indicates that the inside track in Ghana tasks a unified voice that's the results of a contentious and multifarious procedure that joins Ghanaians in worldwide, nationwide, and native debates. a tremendous engagement with the construction of reports and information media, this ebook additionally explores questions on the connection of well known tradition to nation politics, the expression of civic tradition, and the function of the media in constituting nationwide and cultural identities.

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Sovereignty and Responsibility: Power, Norms and by Jeremy Moses (auth.)

By Jeremy Moses (auth.)

This booklet is a severe research of the idea that of sovereignty and its dating to accountability. It establishes a transparent contrast among empirical and normative definitions of sovereignty and examines the consequences of those recommendations in terms of intervention, foreign legislations, and the area state.

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Striking First: Preemptive and Preventive Attack in U.S. by Karl P. Mueller, Jasen J. Castillo, Forrest E. Morgan,

By Karl P. Mueller, Jasen J. Castillo, Forrest E. Morgan, Negeen Pegahi, Brian Rosen

RAND undertaking AIR strength studied the post-9/11 shift in U.S. protection coverage emphasis towards preemptive and preventive assault, asking less than what stipulations preemptive or preventive assault is worthy contemplating as a reaction to perceived threats. It thought of the function such first-strike recommendations tend to play in destiny U.S. nationwide defense coverage. ultimately, it pointed out implications those conclusions have for army planners and policymakers as they organize to accommodate nationwide protection threats within the subsequent decade.

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Terrorism: Perspectives from the Behavioral and Social by National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social

By National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Social and Economic Studies, Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism, Social, and Institional Issues Panel on Behavioral, Faith Mitchell,

The occasions and aftermath of September eleven, 2001, profoundly replaced the process heritage of the kingdom. in addition they introduced the phenomenon referred to as terrorism to the leading edge of the nation's recognition. because it grew to become therefore concentrated, the bounds of clinical figuring out of terrorism and the ability to advance regulations to accommodate it grew to become much more obtrusive. the target of this document is to carry behavioral and social technological know-how views to undergo at the nature, determinants, and family responses to modern terrorism as a manner of creating theoretical and useful wisdom extra sufficient to the duty. It additionally identifies parts of study priorities for the behavioral and social sciences.

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After Saddam: Prewar Planning and the Occupation of Iraq by Nora Bensahel, Olga Oliker, Keith Crane, Richard R. Brennan,

By Nora Bensahel, Olga Oliker, Keith Crane, Richard R. Brennan, HEather S. Gregg

This monograph examines prewar making plans efforts for the reconstruction of postwar Iraq. It then examines the function of U.S. army forces after significant wrestle formally ended on could 1, 2003, via June 2004. eventually, it examines civilian efforts at reconstruction, concentrating on the actions of the Coalition Provisional Authority and its efforts to rebuild buildings of governance, defense forces, monetary coverage, and crucial companies.

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The Four Freedoms under Siege: The Clear and Present Danger by Marcus Raskin, Robert Spero, Barbara Ehrenreich

By Marcus Raskin, Robert Spero, Barbara Ehrenreich

The authors handle the difficult questions of person freedom as opposed to nationwide safety which are at the minds of usa citizens of all political stripes. they carry jointly the pivotal occasions, leaders, rules, and fateful decisions—often path-breaking, extra usually finishing in folly—that have subverted our constitutional govt from its founding. You succeed in the inescapable end, the authors write, that the USA is a warrior country, has been hooked on battle from the beginning, and is ready to maintain its battle behavior in basic terms by means of mugging American taxpayers, and believing in its project as God's chosen.FDR's 4 Freedoms—Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Worship, Freedom from wish, and Freedom from Fear—were awarded to the yankee humans in his 1941 kingdom of the Union tackle, they usually grew to become the muse for a moment invoice of rights, extending the hot Deal and making certain paintings, housing, remedy, and schooling. even though the invoice by no means was once followed in a felony experience during this state, its rules pervaded the political panorama for a complete new release, together with the struggle on Poverty and the good Society reforms of the Nineteen Sixties. additionally, the information expressed within the 4 Freedoms speech encouraged the common assertion of Human Rights. yet because the overdue Nineteen Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties, those freedoms were less than attack, from presidential administrations of either events, monetary pressures, and eventually, the alleged necessities of nationwide safeguard. After September 11, this procedure sped up much more speedily.

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Salvaging American Defense: The Challenge of Strategic by Anthony H. Cordesman

By Anthony H. Cordesman

From grassroots terrorism to the nuclear objectives of opposed international locations, the U.S. faces more and more complicated threats to its nationwide protection. struggling with those threats maintains to call for a reshaping of the nation's protection constitution, army forces and security costs. during this learn, Anthony Cordesman bargains an in depth research of severe demanding situations affecting U.S. nationwide protection and the way mess ups in adapting to those demanding situations have exacerbated the traces on to be had assets. He systematically identifies the main obvious hindrances to profitable nationwide defense making plans and proposes confident and useful how you can continue within the future.

Cordesman specializes in ten particular demanding situations, and every is addressed in the context of the Iraq conflict, Afghan conflict, conflict on Terrorism, and the chance of clash over the Taiwan Straits. Out of the teachings drawn from those reports, he examines the way forward for overseas coalitions, uneven battle, country development, and balance operations, and concludes that maybe the main urgent zone for switch is the necessity for responsibility between civilian and armed forces policymakers.

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Iraq: Sanctions And Beyond (Csis Middle East Dynamic Net by Anthony H. Cordesman

By Anthony H. Cordesman

This quantity offers research of the nation of Iraq’s defense and of present Western coverage towards the rustic within the wake of the Gulf warfare. It additionally examines the political, monetary, and safety effect of sanctions, Iraq’s destiny function as an oil exporter, the U.S. coverage of “dual containment” on the subject of Iraq, and innovations for facing Iraq sooner or later.

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