Military transformation and modern warfare; a reference handbook.9780275994051
Military transformation and modern warfare; a reference handbook.
Sloan, Elinor C.
Praeger Security International
Contemporary military, strategic, and security issues
Sloan (international relations, Carleton U., Canada) analyzes how select national militaries have engaged with military transformation and assesses the relevance of these activities to modern conflict and the future global security environment. By using the term "military transformation," she means to encompass a range of interrelated in·ter·re·late
tr. & intr.v. in·ter·re·lat·ed, in·ter·re·lat·ing, in·ter·re·lates
To place in or come into mutual relationship.
in issues, including the change from "in place" armies of the Cold War era to the more agile and deployable expeditionary forces of the current era; the growing centrality of stabilization and reconstruction operations, counterinsurgency coun·ter·in·sur·gen·cy
Political and military strategy or action intended to oppose and forcefully suppress insurgency.
coun missions, and special operations forces Those Active and Reserve Component forces of the Military Services designated by the Secretary of Defense and specifically organized, trained, and equipped to conduct and support special operations. Also called SOF. ; and wider understandings of transformation such as homeland defense, maintaining unhindered unhindered
not prevented or obstructed: unhindered access
without being prevented or obstructed: he was able to go about his work unhindered access to space, and new approaches to defense and deterrence. She provides a detailed look at the steps the United States has been taking in these areas and includes discussion of Australia, Britain, Canada, France, and Germany, as well as NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization
International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion. as a whole. China and Russia each receive a dedicated chapter.
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