The Resource Shadow wars : chasing conflict in an era of peace, David Axe

Shadow wars : chasing conflict in an era of peace, David Axe

Label
Shadow wars : chasing conflict in an era of peace
Title
Shadow wars
Title remainder
chasing conflict in an era of peace
Statement of responsibility
David Axe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Warfare's evolution, especially since 2001, has irrevocably changed the meaning of war. In the twentieth century--humankind's bloodiest--231 million people died in armed conflicts. Battlefield deaths since then have been steadily declining, despite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and by 2012 less than 1 person in a million dies in war every year. This drastic change has led some academics to label our era one of peace, recalling the erroneously named "Hundred Years' Peace" or "Pax Britannica" of the nineteenth century, which nonetheless saw many violent conflicts. But war hasn't gone extinct. It has merely evolved. In Shadow Wars, journalist David Axe tells the story of the new war era--one of insurgents and counterinsurgents, terrorists and their hunters, pirates, mercenaries, smugglers, and slavers wreaking havoc on regions where conditions are brutal, people are poor, governments are weak, and the world rarely pays attention. Axe shows us what war has become in our era of peace. The mainstream media, meanwhile, ignores it. This book profoundly challenges readers' conceptions of war and peace in the twenty-first century"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Axe, David
Dewey number
355.02/15
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U240
LC item number
.A94 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Irregular warfare
  • Drone aircraft
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Terrorism
  • Insurgency
  • Strategic culture
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Drone aircraft
  • Insurgency
  • Irregular warfare
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • Military policy
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Strategic culture
  • Terrorism
  • Developing countries
  • United States
  • Developing countries
  • United States
Label
Shadow wars : chasing conflict in an era of peace, David Axe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tinkerers, dictators and soldiers of fortune -- Disillusioned -- Balkanization -- Backwaters -- Distracted -- Empowered -- Backlash -- The American way of war -- Full circle -- Epilogue -- Addendum
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 236 pages
Isbn
9781612345703
Lccn
2013013186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1757782
  • (OCoLC)841206017
  • 1752119
  • (OCoLC)ocn841206017
Label
Shadow wars : chasing conflict in an era of peace, David Axe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tinkerers, dictators and soldiers of fortune -- Disillusioned -- Balkanization -- Backwaters -- Distracted -- Empowered -- Backlash -- The American way of war -- Full circle -- Epilogue -- Addendum
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 236 pages
Isbn
9781612345703
Lccn
2013013186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1757782
  • (OCoLC)841206017
  • 1752119
  • (OCoLC)ocn841206017

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