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Understanding Modern Warfare

David Jordan, King's College London, James D. Kiras, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, David J. Lonsdale, University of Hull, Ian Speller, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Christopher Tuck, King's College London, C. Dale Walton, Lindenwood University, Missouri


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…

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Key features

  • Features content on the theory and conduct of modern warfare that is directly relevant to contemporary debates on the subject
  • Offers a balanced assessment of the different perspectives on modern warfare, including debates and controversies, in order to enhance students' appreciation of critical analysis
  • Revised and updated to take account of advances in doctrine and technology, and to address recent events and current debates

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