タイトルUnderstanding Modern Warfare
著者・編者
  • David Jordan
  • James D. Kiras
  • David J. Lonsdale 
  • Ian Speller
出版社;Cambridge University Press
出版年;2016年
ISBN;9781107592759
テキストリンクamazon

内容紹介

Understanding Modern Warfare has established itself as the leading introduction to the issues, ideas, concepts and context necessary to understand the theory and conduct of warfare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It is an invaluable text for military professionals and students of military history. Key features include: incisive coverage of the debates surrounding contemporary and future warfare; accessible, yet sophisticated, discussion across the land, sea, and air environments; and coverage of contemporary topics such as drones, cyber warfare, and hybrid warfare. The book makes extensive use of text boxes to explain key concepts and to reference extended examples, and it includes annotated guides to further reading and key questions to promote the reader's further thinking. This second edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account new debates and recent events in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, and it has also been restructured to further improve its usefulness as a teaching tool.

著者について

David Jordan is a Senior Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department at King's College London, and is based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham, UK. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Modern History at the University of Birmingham. He has been Academic Director for the air power aspects of the Advanced Command and Staff Course, Departmental Director of Teaching, and is currently the Air Warfare Historian to the Higher Command and Staff Course. He is a co-director of the RAF Centre for Air Power Studies, a member of the Chief of the Air Staff's Air Power Workshop and serves on the editorial board for the RAF's Air Power Review.

目次
  • Preface; 
  • Introduction; 
Part I. Strategy: 
  • 1. The study and theory of strategy; 
  • 2. Strategy defined; 
  • 3. The practice of strategy; 
Part II. Land Warfare: 
  • 4. Concepts of land warfare; 
  • 5. Modern land warfare; 
  • 6. Future land warfare; 
Part III. Naval Warfare: 
  • 7. Concepts of naval warfare; 
  • 8. The evolution of naval warfare; 
  • 9. Naval warfare in the twenty-first century; 
Part IV. Air and Space Warfare: 
  • 10. Concepts and characteristics of air and space warfare; 
  • 11. The evolution of air and space power; 
  • 12. Air and space power in the contemporary era: 1990–2030; 
Part V. Irregular Warfare: 
  • 13. Key concepts and terms of irregular warfare; 
  • 14. The historical practice of irregular warfare; 
  • 15. Current irregular warfare; 
Part VI. Weapons of Mass Destruction: 
  • 16. Weapons of mass destruction: radiological, biological, and chemical weapons; 
  • 17. Weapons of mass destruction: nuclear weapons; 
Conclusion; Glossary; 
Index.