A Tragedy of Arms

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275969363
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

The Maghreb--Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia--is a region overburdened by unnecessary military expenditures. Despite persistent civil conflicts and militarized regimes in a number of countries in the region, there are actually few genuine external threats, and the armed forces are now largely used to maintain internal security. The prospects for the people of the Maghreb are continued wasteful military spending, and the resultant harm to the economic and political health of countries in the region.

Nuclear Command and Control in NATO

Author: S. Gregory
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230379107
Release Date: 1995-12-18
Genre: Political Science

For more than forty years NATO premised its defence on credible nuclear deterrence. Underwriting this deterrence was NATO's strategy and the nuclear weapons and command and control systems intended to make the strategy an operational reality. This book examines NATO's attempts between 1952 and 1990 to achieve the political and military control of nuclear weapons operations in a multinational organisation. By using case-studies of US, British, French and NATO nuclear weapons operations and empirical evidence from Cold War crises it provides an analysis of NATO's experience and offers insights for the present day.

A New Direction for China s Defense Industry

Author: Evan S. Medeiros
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 9780833040794
Release Date: 2005-12-19
Genre: Political Science

Since the early 1980s, a prominent and consistent conclusion drawn from research on China's defense-industrial complex has been that China's defense-production capabilities are rife with weaknesses and limitations. This study argues for an alternative approach: From the vantage point of 2005, it is time to shift the focus of current research to the gradual improvements in and the future potential of China's defense-industrial complex. The study found that China's defense sectors are designing and producing a wide range of increasingly advanced weapons that, in the short term, are relevant to a possible conflict over Taiwan but also to China's long-term military presence in Asia. Part of a larger RAND Project AIR FORCE study on Chinese military modernization, this study examines the current and future capabilities of China's defense industry. The goals of this study are to 1.

Small Arms for Urban Combat

Author: Russell C. Tilstra
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786488759
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: History

The urbanization of warfare has necessitated the kind of precision targeting that only small arms can deliver. Weapons not often seen on the battlefield can prove useful, even indispensible, in an urban setting. This expert reference guide examines in detail the most successful small arms in use and how changes in warfare have affected how those weapons are used and have transformed the small arms industry. Professional soldiers, law enforcement officers and students and researchers of small arms will gain a working knowledge of the most common and successful urban combat weapons (including some currently in development).

SIPRI Yearbook 2007

Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199230218
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

The 38th edition of the SIPRI Yearbook analyzes developments in 2006 in o Security and conflicts o Military spending and armaments o Non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament The SIPRI Yearbook contains extensive annexes on the implementation of arms control and disarmament agreements and a chronology of events during the year in the area of security and arms control. The annual accounts and analyses are extensively footnoted, providing a comprehensive bibliography in each subject area.

IHS Jane s Weapons Ammunition 2015 2016

Author: Leland S. Ness
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 0710631502
Release Date: 2015-01-14
Genre: History

IHS Janes Weapons: Ammunition provides extensive reference data on ammunition in service with armies, navies, air forces and paramilitary organizations around the world. IHS Janes Weapons: Ammunition provides detailed information on armed forces and paramilitary ammunition, delivering key market intelligence to enable A&D businesses to perform successful marketing, strategy and product development activity and supporting military and security organizations by providing detailed technical information on tri service weapons capabilities.

Jane s Infantry Weapons

Author: Richard D. Jones
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 0710628013
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Reference

Analysis of all small arms and crew served weapons in service globally. Ideal for recognition, market intelligence and threat assessment. Development details, technical descriptions, specifications and images ease identification and inclusion of manufacturers details simplifies procurement

Jane s Weapons Strategic 2016 2017

Author: James O'Halloran, Sdb
Publisher:
ISBN: 071063191X
Release Date: 2015-02-14
Genre:

IHS Janes Weapons: Strategic delivers comprehensive reference data on strategic weapon systems in development, in production and in service around the world. IHS Janes Weapons: Strategic provides in-depth information on strategic weapons systems, delivering market intelligence to enable A&D businesses to carry out successful marketing, strategy and product development activity and supporting military and security organizations by providing detailed technical information on offensive and defensive strategic weapons capabilities.

Small arms survey 2006

Author: Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114423127
Release Date: 2006-07-14
Genre: Fiction

The Small Arms Survey is now recognized as the principal international source of impartial and reliable information on all aspects of small arms. Its blend of information and analysis makes it an indispensable resource for policy-makers, officials, and non-governmental organizations.organizations. The Small Arms Survey 2006 provides original research and updated information on small arms production, stockpiles, and trade.

Jane s Weapons Air Launched 2016 2017

Author: Robert Hewson
Publisher:
ISBN: 071063188X
Release Date: 2015-02-14
Genre:

IHS Janes Weapons: Air Launched provides comprehensive reference data on air weapons in development, in production and in service with air forces around the world. IHS Janes Weapons: Air Launched provides detailed data and information on airborne weapons, supporting military and security organizations by delivering comprehensive technical and program information on current and future air defense capabilities, and providing market intelligence to enable A&D businesses to carry out successful marketing, strategy and product development activity.

Small Arms Survey 2008

Author: Small Arms Survey, Geneva
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: PSU:000064299525
Release Date: 2008-07-31
Genre: Business & Economics

The Small Arms Survey 2008 presents two thematic sections. The first examines the problem of diversion in all its aspects: stockpiles, surplus disposal, international transfers, and end-user documentation. It includes a case study on South Africa and a comic strip illustrating the potential ease by which someone with access to forged documentation can make arrangements to ship munitions virtually anywhere. The second thematic section analyses the public health approach to armed violence, scrutinizing risk and resilience factors and considering related interventions. It includes an overview of the burden of armed violence, and two case studies of armed violence in El Salvador and the United States. A chapter on light weapons production rounds out the volume.

Jane s Weapons

Author: Richard D. Jones
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 071063059X
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: History

'Jane's Infantry Weapons 2013-2014' provides the reader with a detailed country-by-country analysis of all small arms and crew-served weapons in service around the world. Details of development, technical description, specifications and images ensure ease of identification.