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Surprise Attack

Author : Ephraim KAM
ISBN : 9780674039292
Genre : History
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Ephraim Kam observes surprise attack through the eyes of its victim in order to understand the causes of the victim's failure to anticipate the coming of war. Emphasing the psychological aspect of warfare, Kam traces the behavior of the victim at various functional levels and from several points of view in order to examine the difficulties and mistakes that permit a nation to be taken by surprise. He argues that anticipation and prediction of a coming war are more complicated than any other issue of strategic estimation, involving such interdependent factors as analytical contradictions, judgemental biases, organizational obstacles, and political as well as military constraints. Surprise Attack: The Victim's Perspective offers implications based on the intelligence perspective, providing both historical background and scientific analysis that draws from the author's vast experience. The book is of utmost value to all those engaged in intelligence work, and to those whose operational or political responsibility brings them in touch with intelligence assessments and the need to authenticate and then adopt them or discount them. Similarly, the book will interest any reader intrigued by decision-making processes that influence individuals and nations at war, and sometimes even shape national destiny. --Ehud Barak, Former Prime Minister of Israel

Historical Dictionary Of Israeli Intelligence

Author : Ephraim Kahana
ISBN : 9780810865006
Genre : Political Science
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For Israel_more so than for any other state_an effective Intelligence Community has been a matter of life and death. Over the past half-century or so, Israel has created and refined what is broadly regarded as one of the best intelligence networks in the world. It has repeatedly undone efforts by hostile Arab neighbors to defeat it in war, foiled countless terrorist attacks, contributed to military preparedness and armament production, and helped millions of Jews to reach the Promised Land. Unfortunately, it has also committed some terrible mistakes and made blunders it can ill afford. With all of this activity, it is no wonder so much has been written about Israeli Intelligence. However, a handy reference work bringing the various strands together has been sorely needed yet unavailable, until now. The Historical Dictionary of Israeli Intelligence provides detailed information on the various agencies, operations, important leaders and operatives, and special aspects of tradecraft through a chronology, an introduction, a dictionary full of cross-referenced entries, and a bibliography suggesting further reading.

Fool Me Twice

Author : Thomas E. Copeland
ISBN : 9789004158450
Genre : Political Science
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V devetdesetih letih so ameriške politike in obveščevalne analitike pogosto presenetili teroristični napadi, ki so povzročili smrt na tisoče ljudi doma in v tujini. Avtor podrobno analizira tovrstne teroristične incidente v obdobju od 1993. do 2001. leta, osvetljuje politične okoliščine in delovanje ustreznih varnostnih ter obveščevalnih služb, da bi laže razumeli in ocenili, v kolikšni meri sta k temu pripomogla presenečenje in neučinkovita obveščevalna dejavnost, ter poiskali odgovore na vprašanja, ali je šlo za politično ali obveščevalno napako in posledično neuspešnost, kakšna je bila narava grožnje in presenečenja, ali je bilo mogoče vse to predvideti in preprečiti pogubne posledice.

Why Not Preempt

Author : Ms Rachel Bzostek
ISBN : 9781409498582
Genre : Political Science
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Anticipatory military activities, which include both preemptive and preventive military actions, are at the centre of American strategic doctrine – however, states rarely use these activities. Rachel Bzostek puts forward an integrated analysis to help understand why states have or have not undertaken such activities in the past. By exploring what kinds of strategic or structural elements compel states or leaders to take anticipatory military action, as well as how these concepts are viewed in both international law and the just war tradition, this book uses case studies to examine those elements that have played an influential role in the decision-making process. Ideal as a course reader for upper division undergraduate and graduates in security studies, international law, US foreign policy and those involved in the teaching and training of the military.

Military Misfortunes

Author : Eliot A. Cohen
ISBN : 9781439135488
Genre : History
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Why do competent armies fail? • Why did the American-led coalition in Iraq fail to wage a classic counter-insurgency campaign for so long after the fall of Baghdad? • Why was the sophisticated Israeli intelligence service so thoroughly surprised by the onslaught of combined Arab armies during the Yom Kippur War of 1973? • How did a dozen German U-boats manage to humiliate the U.S. Navy for nine months in 1942 -- sinking an average of 650,000 tons of shipping monthly? • What made the 1915 British-led invasion of Gallipoli one of the bloodiest catastrophes of the First World War? Since it was first published in 1990, Military Misfortunes has become the classic analysis of the unexpected catastrophes that befall competent militaries. Now with a new Afterword discussing America's missteps in Iraq, Somalia, and the War on Terror, Eliot A. Cohen and John Gooch's gripping battlefield narratives and groundbreaking explanations of the hidden factors that undermine armies are brought thoroughly up to date. As recent events prove, Military Misfortunes will be required reading for as long as armies go to war.

B 2 Bomber

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on National Security. Subcommittee on Military Procurement
ISBN : LOC:00186275767
Genre : B-2 bomber
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Journal Of Conflict Studies

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ISBN : UCAL:B4953484
Genre : International relations
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Post Cold War Democratization And National Intelligence

Author : Korean Society for the Study of National Intelligence
ISBN : UCSD:31822021175849
Genre : True Crime
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Exploring The Concept Of Climate Surprises

Author : M.H. Glantz
ISBN : PSU:000032976021
Genre : Climatic changes
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Nuclear Endings

Author : Stephen J. Cimbala
ISBN : UOM:39015014575750
Genre : History
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If a nuclear war between American and Soviet forces or the forces of their allies were to start, how would it end? This soberting analysis, one of the few published treatments of War termination, identifies the policies and strategic issues involved in the attempt to control and end a nuclear war should one ever start. The author presents both a comprehensive overview of the theory of war termination and a broad-based analysis of the specific aspects of the question. Throughout, the aim is to provide policymakers and students of military strategy with a tool for improved strategic war planning that emphasizes the importance of flexibility and durability rather than the current emphasis on damage infliction. Cimbala begins by discussing the compelling reasons for studying war termination, among them the potential deterrent value of such study. He then introduced pertinent issues in the literature of war termination, including the notion of an agreed battle', escalation control, intrawar deterrence, and coercive diplomacy. The bulk of the study is devoted to a detailed discussion of specific aspects of nuclear war determination. Ih his concluding chapter, Cimbala integrates these aspects into a coherrent theory of nuclear war termination and assesses the potential implications of strategic defenses for American nuclear deterrence strategies.

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