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Air power: New counter insurgency era

The monographic book "Air Power in the New Counter insurgency Era: the strategy importance of USAF advisory and assistance missions" primarily deals with the study counter-insurgency as a major subjects in the modern society. Though the author has deep concern on the subject of counter-insurgency, he has tackled other numerous...

Concept Of Kesban Be Still

TO WHICH EXTENT WOULD THE CONCEPT OF KESBAN BE STILL RELEVANTIN THE YEAR 2020? DISCUSS INTRODUCTION The acronym KESBAN is the combination of two Malay words which is stand for ‘Keselamatan dan Pembangunan' or security/defence and development. KESBAN defined as the sum total of measures undertaken...

Military Essays - What impact do Private Military Companies have on International Security?

What impact do Private Military Companies have on International Security? 1. Introduction 1.1. Scenes from Fallujah Towards the end of March 2004, the world bore witness to by now familiar scenes of blood-letting from Iraq. Pictures captured on this occasion by an Associate Press journalist (Mascolo, 2006) showed Iraqis celebrating the killing of...

Military Essays - Trained Soldiers

Bullying, humiliation and exclusion are all part of the British culture.  How does this assertion sit with our duty to produce trained soldiers for the front line by running hard, relevant and fair training? Bullying, humiliation and exclusion are all part of the British culture.  How does this assertion sit with...

Air, space, and cyberspace power studies

Air power is one of the greatest inventions in the 20th century of which human accomplished. As well as theories related to it are also seen numerous developments since World War II. For example, it was required to do aerial bombardment of many flights and many bombs to bomb one...

Evolution of attack helicopters

The first complete helicopter ("gyroplane") performance was accomplished by Louis‐Charles Breguet in 1935. Four years later,Igor Sikorskycaptured the imagination of the military with several demonstrations of his VS‐300, XR‐4, and XR‐6 helicopters. After developing Sikorsky's ideas, the U.S. military put helicopters into service at the end ofWorld War II,...

Book review joshi

Having been born in the city of Tyre, Lebanon, and being a political editor of the Arab broadcast Al Hayat, Zaki Chehab's empathy with the anti-Israeli forces is understandable. He, however, takes a pragmatic view of the turmoil which the Middle East is facing in the present times, concentrating mainly...

Military Essays - Mandatory Military Service

Is mandatory military service a good thing for the country? Both World Wars, the Korean War and the Vietnam War have one thing in commonmost who served were drafted through a mandatory system. Recently, high ranking Democratic Congressman, Charles Rangel, proposed reinstating the draft. Is mandatory military service a good thing...

Book review Friedman

Friedman, Norman. Sea Power and Space: London: Chatham Publishing, 2000. 384 pp. £ 25.00 From eyeball to eyeball warfare in the early twentieth century to the present day net-centric warfare, Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) has changed the way naval wars are fought. Advancement in space technology has been one of the...

Arms control in space

'The occupation of the high ground can thus mean genuine dominance. Its reality is undeniable'- Carl von Clausewitz, 'On War'. While space power is crucial to the unprecedented military capability the US now enjoys, the space-based infrastructure is its nervous system. The muscle is in its air, land and sea forces...

Embraer is a brazilian aerospace firms

Embraer is a Brazilian aerospace firms that manufactures and sells bothommercial and military aircraft. In this valuation, we will consider the implications of valuing the firm in the context of country risk and uncertainty about expected inflation.Rationale for using Model· Why two-stage? Embraer has done exceptionally well in the last...

Doctrines and ambitions of nation states

Security and defence are inconceivable in the 21st century without appropriate, reliable space based capabilities.- Assembly of the Western European Union 1. It was during the Cold War that both sides assumed a nuclear war can be fought out. It was the technology, particularly space technology that seems to make it...

The world is flat as a historical book

A) The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (Further Updated and Expanded, Release 3.0) by Thomas L. Friedman. Published by Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux New York. Published 2007, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010. 660 pages. B) This book was written for several important...

Role of non-state actors in the maritime domain

"The largest unregulated area in the world is oceans" - Adm Madhvendra Singh.[1] 1. An Ominous Amalgam[2]. The growth of commercial shipping in Southeast Asia makes the challenge of piracy and maritime terrorism in the region alarming.[3] The point to note, as stated by Khurana is, "there is transfusion from piracy...

Modern battlefield helicopters

"From a limited role and questionable survivability, the modern battlefield helicopters have evolved into potent platforms with enormous potential. Recent conflicts have shown that the battlefield helicopter can and will play a decisive role in the future. Thus, it is up to military professionals to think ahead and ensure optimum...

US Marine Corps

BOOK REVIEW CAVALRY OF THE SKY, THE STORY OF US MARINE COMBAT HELICOPTERS, LYNN MONTROSS, HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK, 1954, 270 PP 1. In order to gain victory in the pacific, United States had displayed one of the most dangerous weapons ever made, atomic bomb. The US Marine Corps realised that...

Role of Cavalry in the Civil War

Cavalry or the use of armed forces mounted on horses has been an instrumental and vitally important type of military force. Its role in terms of importance is unprecedented throughout history up to the first World War. During the American Civil War, the mounted division played a decisive role for...

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

1. For a budding marine warrior, Nathaniel Fick could not have chosen to join the profession of arms at a more appropriate time. In the summer of 1998, Fick took on the challenge of the Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia and in this book has recounted the training challenges...

Homeland Security Act

Homeland Security Act enacted in November 25, 2002 was an act promulgated by the US Congress as a response initiative to the 9/11 bombing. Basically, this Act defined the primary missions and responsibilities of all agencies concerned in anti-terrorism activities and homeland...

Principles of war

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the study. Principles of war are key considerations that commanders use as an academic start point when contemplating combat operations. They range from strategic, and operational, to tactical factors which serve as guiding rules which must not be violated in order to ensure success in any operation....

The-Icon

BOOK REVIEW THE ICON: MARSHAL OF THE INDIAN AIR FORCE ARJAN SINGH,DFC BY AIR CMDE JASJIT SINGH: KW PUBLISHER PVT LTD 2009 1. This book is about the ICON of the IAF for decades, but in reality it is also the history of the IAF. Arjan Singh joined this family in his...

Crises Management and the Media

‘When a crisis exists, the media feed off it like sharks; when the crisis ends, the media exit'. Discuss with reference to the media selection of crises and their responsibilities to an informed public. Introduction While people around the world are celebrating the era of the 21st century, the global environment is...

Joint operation planning process

The Joint Operation Planning Process, or JOPP, supports planning at all levels and for missions across the full range of military operations. This planning process applies to both contingency planning and CAP. The JOPP is an orderly, analytical planning process that consists of a set of logical steps to analyze...

Book review Birdi

3 AIR POWER IN MODERN WARFARE: A REVIEW Air Commodore (Retd) Jasjit Singh is a former Director of Operations of the IAF and former Director of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA). He is one of the leading analysts of Indian military and strategic thought and is the author and...

Discuss whether the ongoing US Drone Attacks inside Pakistani territory are a violation of international law?

Abstract In looking to consider whether the ongoing US drone attacks inside Pakistani territory are a violation of international law, since 2004 the US has been bombing tribal areas of Pakistan with its 'drones' (unmanned aircraft) where terrorist and militant factions like al-Qaeda and the Taliban respectively have been hiding out...

Battle of Britain

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION “Where Napoleon failed, I shall succeed. I shall land on the shores of Britain.” Adolph Hitler ‘… The Battle of France is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin… The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on...

Globalization and Asymmetric Threats

In modern history of the world, nation state has generally been the basis of global world order. These nation states in pursuit of their political goals have resorted to all means of statecraft including wars. This warfare resorted by nation states has witnessed increased quantum of lethality, violence and destruction...

Military Essays - The Falklands War

War as a Strategic Tool of Policy: The Falklands War - "Did War prove to be a Successful Means of Achieving Political Objectives? Examine from both UK and Argentinean perspectives." In an essay of this brevity it would be impossible, and indeed unnecessary, to discuss fully the history of the Falkland...

The Tao of Deception

2BOOK REVIEW THE TAO OF DECEPTION: 1. The Tao of Deception is the first book of its kind to link ancient Chinese texts to current military planning. It has long been speculated that current Chinese military planners draw many specific lessons from their ancient war fighting philosophies. The book helps the...

Role of military

ABSTRACT Under the conditions of globalization the term governance does not point to governmental and state actors, but it refers to intertwined governmental and non-governmental, private, transnational, national and local actors and networks, which guide and govern. Efficient and democratic governance has become an intended end of the state for the external assistance provision, notably for...

History of air power

Introduction Air power is associated with the "technology to fly the air" which is one of the greatest invention in the 20th century of which human accomplished. It was from this invention the air was adapted as an effective military means, every nation stated constructing a military strength in the name...

Military Essays - How do you account for the rise of Fascism in the inter-war years?

How do you account for the rise of Fascism in the inter-war years? The end of the First World War seems to mark the future of Europe. The successful confrontation of the liberal democracies against the expansionist policy of the authoritarian empires, established a firm belief for the prevalence of stability...

Limitations of modern battlefield

1. The modern battlefield has undergone a sea change with the advent of new technology over the last 30 years. The attack helicopter technology has also advanced by leaps and bounds however it still does not have a practical solution to its vulnerability to small arms fire and the rocket...

Military Essays - Gulf Cooperation Council

Gulf Co-operation Council 1.1 Introduction This chapter will seek to assess the rationale behind cooperation and the interests behind regional alliance formation in the age of globalisation, and will relate understandings of these relationships to the study of the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC. In essence, this analysis will attempt to highlight...

Geo-strategic importance and military significance

1. Central Asia lies in the heart of Eurasian continent and is landlocked. It borders Iran and Afghanistan to the south, China to the east and Russia to the North and West, the Hindu Kush and Pamir mountain ranges in the south and Tien Shan mountains in the east. Central...