Saving Soldiers or Civilians

Saving Soldiers or Civilians
Author: Sebastian Kaempf
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2018-04-30
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781108427647

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Examines how contemporary asymmetric conflicts between the United States and their non-state adversaries have become contests over the two norms of casualty-aversion and civilian protection.

Civilians and War in Europe 1618 1815

Civilians and War in Europe  1618 1815
Author: Erica Charters,Erica Michiko Charters,Eve Rosenhaft,Hannah Smith
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2012-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781846317118

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Civilians and War in Europe 1618–1815 is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the role of civilians in early modern warfare, from the Thirty Years War to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Drawing on works by scholars in art, literature, history, and political theory, the contributors to this volume explore the continuities and transformations in warfare over the course of two hundred years, examining topics central to civilian and war dynamics, including incarceration, cultures of plunder, billeting, and wartime atrocities, in addition to the larger legal practices and philosophical underpinnings of warfare and its aftermath. Showcasing the complex ways civilians were involved in war—not just as anguished sufferers, but as individuals who fought back, who profited, and who negotiated for their own needs—Civilians and War in Europe probes what it meant to be a civilian in countries deeply involved in conflict.

Soldiers and Civilians

Soldiers and Civilians
Author: Peter Feaver,Peter Douglas Feaver,Richard H. Kohn,Richard H Kohn, Dr
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2001
Genre: History
ISBN: 0262561425

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Essays on the emerging military-civilian divide in the United States.

Civilian Or Combatant

Civilian Or Combatant
Author: Anicée Van Engeland
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2011-03-23
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9780199743247

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This title describes how the practice and evolution of warfare have turned international humanitarian law into an enigmatic law that is complex to understand, interpret, and enforce. It identifies the challenges that advocates of international humanitarian law face, which range from genocide, asymmetrical warfare, and terrorism to rape as a weapon. The author demonstrates that this branch of international law is in constant evolution.

Behind the Front

Behind the Front
Author: Craig Gibson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-03-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780521837613

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Uncovers the vital relationships between British troops and local inhabitants in France and Belgium during the First World War.

Choosing Courage

Choosing Courage
Author: Peter Collier
Publsiher: Artisan Books
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-05-19
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781579656607

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A New York Times–bestselling author shares true stories of Medal of Honor recipients, both military and civilian, that “convey the human side of heroism” (The Baltimore Sun). How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Congressional Medal of Honor recipients who demonstrated guts and selflessness on the battlefield and confronted life-threatening danger to make a difference. There are the stories of George Sakato and Vernon Baker, both of whom overcame racial discrimination to enlist in the army during World War II—Sakato was a second-generation Japanese American, Baker an African American—and Clint Romesha, who led his outnumbered fellow soldiers against a determined enemy to prevent the Taliban from taking over a remote U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan. Also included are civilians who have been honored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for outstanding acts of bravery in crisis situations, from a school shooting to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Adding depth and context are illuminating essays on the combat experience and its aftermath, covering topics such as overcoming fear; a mother mourning the loss of her son; and “surviving hell” as a prisoner of war. “Prepare to be awed . . . These tales of heroism take the reader from World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan and to U.S. shores, where even a schoolteacher can face life-and-death situations.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Civilianization of War

The Civilianization of War
Author: Andrew Barros,Martin Thomas
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-08-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781108429658

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Why are civilian populations targeted in modern wars despite laws and ethical claims insisting on civilian protections? This book offers answers.

Civilians and Warfare in World History

Civilians and Warfare in World History
Author: Nicola Foote,Nadya Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-08-23
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781351714563

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This book explores the role played by civilians in shaping the outcomes of military combat across time and place. This volume explores the contributions civilians have made to warfare in case studies that range from ancient Europe to contemporary Africa and Latin America. Building on philosophical and legal scholarship, it explores the blurred boundary between combatant and civilian in different historical contexts and examines how the absence of clear demarcations shapes civilian strategic positioning and impacts civilian vulnerability to military targeting and massacre. The book argues that engagement with the blurred boundaries between combatant and non-combatant both advance the key analytical questions that underpin the historical literature on civilians and underline the centrality of civilians to a full understanding of warfare. The volume provides new insight into why civilian death and suffering has been so common, despite widespread beliefs embedded in legal and military codes across time and place that killing civilians is wrong. Ultimately, the case studies in the book show that civilians, while always victims of war, were nevertheless often able to become empowered agents in defending their own lives, and impacting the outcomes of wars. By highlighting civilian military agency and broadening the sense of which actors affect strategic outcomes, the book also contributes to a richer understanding of war itself. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, international history, international relations and war and conflict studies.