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Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs against Japan (Third Edition)

By J. Samuel Walker

Dev Publishers & Distributors, 2017. 3rd edition. Softcover. New. In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman’s most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the options available for ending the war with Japan. In this new edition, Walker incorporates a decade of new research--mostly from Japanese archives only recently made available--that provides fresh insight on the strategic considerations that led to dropping the bomb. From the debate about whether to invade or continue the conventional bombing of Japan to Tokyo’s agonizing deliberations over surrender and the effects of both low- and high-level radiation exposure, Walker continues to shed light on one of the most earthshaking moments in history. Rising above an often polemical debate, the third edition presents an accessible synthesis of previous work and new research to help make sense of the events that ushered in the atomic age. Printed Pages: 160. NA


History of the War in Afghanistan, 2 Vols

By John William Kaye

Shubhi Publications, 1999. Hardcover. New. The book is a collection of unpublished letters and Journals of political and military officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the entire period of the war. The author was in India during the period of war, but he never took even the humblest part in any of the events related to war but promises that the work is trustworthy and authentic. In most cases he had in his possession the original letters and documents – in the rest authenticated copies. These volumes basically deal with the political history of the war and are rather deficient in the respect of the military details. The book begins with a chapter on Shah Zemaun the rise and fall of Deurancee empire and covers almost all the events which were witness to the upheaval and bloodshed in the country to the restoration of empire to dost mahomed. Printed Pages: 1370. History of the War in Afghanistan, 2 VolsJohn William Kaye9788187226086


A Wounded Afghanistan: Communism, Fundamentalism and Democracy

By K.B. Usha

Shubhi Publications, 2004. Hardcover. New. This book ‘A Wounded Afghanistan: Communism, Fundamentalism and Democracy’ examines the impact of foreign interventions since 1979 on the socio-political developments of Afghanistan and the circumstances, which made it the epicenter of terrorism. The strategic location of Afghanistan in central Asia and its closeness to Eurasia led to geopolitical rivalry for resource loot between imperialistic powers, the British empire and USA on the one hand and Czarist Russia and the USSR on the other. Printed Pages: 387. Wounded Afghanistan: Communism, Fundamentalism and DemocracyK.B. Usha9788182900202


Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society from Machiavelli to Clausewitz

By Beatrice Heuser

Pentagon Press, 2012. First edition. Hardcover. New. 16 x 24 cm. Today`s military strategists and tacticians may be familiar with the writings and teachings of Carl von Clausewitz, but The Strategy Makers: Thoughts on War and Society, 1650-1850 reintroduces readers to the lives and writings of those whose contributions to the study of war and society are just as important. Beginning in the 16th century with Bernardino de Mendza of Spain, this milestone work examines the writings of 16 of the greatest-and largely unacknowledged-military minds of the modern era, concluding in 19th-century Prussia with Rhle von Lilienstern, Clausewitz`s contemporary. In probing the ideas of these men, the author shows how thoughts about military technology, tactics, and strategy changed during the course of these three centuries. What results is a comprehensive and fascinating lesson in how early-modern military experts thought about the relationship between war and society. Their thinking influenced the waging of war during their own age and has continued to shape the conduct of war down to the present day. Printed Pages: 242. NA


The Mughal Strategy of War

By Abdul Sabahuddin,Rajshree Shukla

Global Vision Publishing House, 2003. Hardcover. New. In this book “The Mughal Strategy of War”, for the first time an attempt has been taken to systematise the military knowledge and art of war during Mughal period. The book having two parts, deals with battle order, war council, and conduct a war (1st Part) along with the offensive and defensive systems of operation (2nd part). Contents • Preface • Abbreviations • Introduction Part - I : Strategy of War • Battle Order • Battle-ground • War Council • Conduct of a Battle • Tricks and Stratagems • Strength of the Army Part - II : System of Operations • Offensive Characteristics • Defensive Strategy • Bibliography • Ind Printed Pages: 267. Mughal Strategy of WarAbdul Sabahuddin,Rajshree Shukla9788187746997


Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq
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Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq

By Ahmed S. Hashim

Cambridge University Press/Hurst Publication, 2006. First edition. Hardcover. New. In this sobering account of the ongoing violence in Iraq, Ahmed Hashim, a specialist on Middle Eastern startegic issues and irregular warfare, reveals the insurgents behind the widespread revolt, their motives, and their tactics. The insurgency, he shows, is not a united movement directed by a leadership with a single ideological vision. Instead, it involves former regime loyalists, Iraqis resentful of foreign occupation, foreign and domestic Islamist extremists, and elements of organized crime. These groups have cooperated with one another in the past and coordinated their attacks; but the alliance between nationalist Iraqi insurgents on the one hand and religious extremists has frayed considerably. The U.S. -led offensive to retake Fallujah in November 2004 and the success of the elections for the Iraqi National Assembly in January 2005 have led more `mainstream` insurgent groups to begin thnking of reinforcing the political arm of their opposition movement and to seek political guarantees for the Sunni Arab community in the new Iraq. Hashim begins by placing the Iraqi revolt in its historical context. He next profiles the various insurgent groups, detailing their origins, aims, and operational and tactical modi operandi. He concludes with an unusually candid assessment of the successes and failures of the Coalition`s counter-insurgency campaign. In place of sensational headlines, official triumphalism, and hand-wringing, Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq offers a clear-eyed analysis of the increasingly complex violence that threatens the very future of Iraq. Contents Acknowledgements Preface Maps 1. Evolution of the Iraqi Insurgency: from Conventional to Partisan Warfare during Operation Iraqi Freedom 2. Origins and Motives of the Insurgency 3. The Insurgencts` Way of Warfare 4. Contending National Identities: the Kurds and Shi`a Arabs 5. Ideology, Politics and Failure to Execute: the US Counter- Insurgency Campaign Conclusions: Whither Iraq? Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index Printed Pages: 510. Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in IraqAhmed S. Hashim9781850657958


Peace and Bread in Time of War (Nobel Laureate of Peace Laura Jane Addams)

By Laura Jane Addams

Global Vision Publishing House, 2002. Hardcover. New. In her book Peace and Bread in Time of WarâEUR?, Jane Addams has described her efforts for world peace during the First World War and its impacts on common people who are in need of peace and bread. This book has been classified into following chapters: At the Beginning of the Great War; The Neutral Conference Plus the Ford Ship; President Wilson Policies and the Women Peace Party; Bread Rations and Woman Traditions; A Speculation on Bread Labour and War Slogans; After War was Declared; In Europe During the Armistice; The Aftermath of War; A Food Challenge to the League of Nations; In Europe after Two Years of Peace; and an After Word. Printed Pages: 227. Peace and Bread in Time of War (Nobel Laureate of Peace Laura Jane Addams)Laura Jane Addams9788187746287


Kargil Revisited: Images and Perceptions of Kargil War After 10 Years

By M. Neelamalar

Shubhi Publications, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. New. The Kargil War-fought by the Indian Army with Pakistani infiltrators in 1999-occupies an important place in the history of India. The entire nation wept as well as saluted the sacrifices of its soldiers and officers. From children to prisoners contributed to the Kargil Relief Fund. Blood Donation camps were conducted throughout the country for injured soldiers. The spirit of Kargil was prevalent everywhere. Now, after ten years of the completion of the war, is the `spirit` still prevalent? Is the sacrifice of our brave men forgotten by the country people? What is the knowledge of the war possessed by the young generation who remained children during the war? The objective of the book is to find answers to all these and more. The book provides a brief history of the war, a clear account on how Kashmir has played a central part in Indo-Pak wars, a detailed account of the history and geography of Kargil, intrusion of Kargil, different Operations launched by the Indian Army, Air Force and the Navy, an account of the civil-military relations during the Kargil War and Operation Badr launched by Pakistan. The book also explains in detail the role played by the Indian media during the Kargil War. The book gives in detail the perceptions and images of the Kargil War among both under 25 and above 25 age group. The details such as awards and honours received with regard to the kargil War and the martyrs of the Kargil War are also given. The book will be resourceful to students, researchers and in fact to everyone who is interested in the defence of the nation. Printed Pages: 212. Kargil Revisited: Images and Perceptions of Kargil War After 10 YearsM. Neelamalar9788182902138


The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

By Arun Kundnani

Cambridge University Press. Softcover. New. The new front in the War on Terror is the ‘homegrown enemy’, domestic terrorists who have become the focus of sprawling counterterrorism structures of policing and surveillance in the United States and across Europe. Domestic surveillance has mushroomed – at least 100,000 Muslims in America have been secretly under scrutiny. British police compiled a secret suspect list of more than 8,000 al-Qaeda ‘sympathizers’, and in another operation included almost 300 children fifteen and under among the potential extremists investigated. Based on several years of research and reportage, in locations as disparate as Texas, New York, and Yorkshire, and written in engrossing, precise prose, this is the first comprehensive critique of counter-radicalization strategies. The new policy and policing campaigns have been backed by an industry of freshly minted experts and liberal commentators. This book looks at the way these debates have been transformed by the embrace of a narrowly configured and ill-conceived anti-extremism. Contents Introduction 1. An Ideal Enemy 2. The Politics of Anti-Extremism 3. The Roots of Liberal Rage 4. The Myth of Radicalization 5. Hearts and Minds 6. No Freedom 7. Postboom 8. Twenty-First-Century Crusaders 9. Dream Not of Other Worlds Acknowledgments Notes Printed Pages: 336. NA


The Dogra Rulers of Jammu and Kashmir

By Sat Prakash Suri

Shubhi Publications, 2011. First edition. Hardcover. New. Jammu & Kashmir State as it stood on the map of India at the time of partition was founded by Maharaja Gulab Singh towards the middle of 19th century by virtue of the Amritsar Treaty executed on 16th March, 1846, between Gulab Singh in person and the representatives of the British Viceroy and Governor General of India, Lord Hardinge. Dogra Dynasty established by Maharaja Gulab Singh produced four Rulers including himself who contributed tremendously for its stability, consolidation and modernizing it with innovative measures, reforms and pro-people policies. Maharaja Gulab Singh united the three regions of the State namely Jammu, Kashmir and frontier districts of Ladakh and Gilgit conquered by his most trusted General Zorawar Singh, into a single political entity in view of the distinct cultures, a tough task which he carried out with sagacity and clarity of far-sighted vision hitherto unattempted by anyone in the past. It was a rare example in the Indian history when he appointed his only surviving son, Ranbir Singh, on the throne of the State during his lifetime because he had seen the disintegration of the most powerful Sikh empire in the absence of a well groomed successors to handle the affairs of the State. Maharaja Ranbir Singh did not change the basic structure of rule adopted by his father and framed criminal and civil laws which were later consolidated into Ranbir Dandh Bidhi or Ranbir Penal Code which are still now in practice. He morphed the socio-economic conditions of his subjects and turned his head against discrimination in religious matters of his people. Printed Pages: 236. Dogra Rulers of Jammu and KashmirSat Prakash Suri9788182902435


Kashmir in the Shadow of War: Regional Rivalries in a Nuclear Age

By Robert G. Wirsing

Shubhi Publications, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. New. This book reexamines the Indian-Pakistani conflict over Kashmir in its current, war-threatening context. The focus of the study is on the period from the effective nuclearization of the dispute in 1998 through to the recent introduction of US troops into the region in connection with the war in Afghanistan. The chapters take on four key problems: 1. The Problem of Regional Rivalry: The “Nuclearization” of the Kashmir Dispute 2. The Problem of Global Intervention: The “Internationalization” of the Kashmir Dispute 3. The Problem of Religious Identity: Fault-line Politics in a Disputed Territory 4. The Problem of Conflict Resolution: The Autonomy Puzzle The author is an advocate of international intervention in regional conflicts and does not think in leaving the contesting parties to settle their dispute (a sort of benign neglect) is a responsible policy. Printed Pages: 295. Kashmir in the Shadow of War: Regional Rivalries in a Nuclear AgeRobert G. Wirsing9788188817214


A War Nobody Won: The Sino-Vietnam War 1979

By Col Harjeet Singh

Pentagon Press, 2015. Hardcover. New. 16 x 24 cm. In early 1979 China invaded Vietnam, in the words of the Chinese leadership; to “teach Vietnam a lesson” it would not soon forget. Despite Beijing`s claim of victory, in defence of China`s security the war did not proceed as well as it had expected and the People`s Liberation Army (PLA) performed poorly in the conflict. It was China, not Vietnam, which actually received the lesson. China`s documentation on the war remains classified and the information available is not only fragmentary and biased, but also of questionable truth. There are few English language accounts and much of what exists is speculative. However, many internally circulated materials concerning the PLA`s performance in the 1979 war have become accessible on the internet. In addition, memoirs by high-ranking military officers have become available. This book discusses China`s historical relations with Vietnam and their influence on Beijing`s approach towards the war, as well as Deng Xiaoping`s role. It examines the PLA`s conduct, including the military strategy and preparations for the attack and the conduct of military operations. It also reviews the repercussions of the conflict, politically and militarily, and lessons learned. The book also expounds Beijing`s approach to warfare, showing its distinctive Chinese characteristics. Its leadership did not hesitate to use force after calculating when and how to use military power. The aim of the PLA was to seize and maintain the operational initiative; and the basis on which the Chinese evaluated military success was geopolitical rather than operational execution. The PLA was roughly handled by the Vietnamese, but accomplished Beijing`s strategic goals, diverting Vietnam`s attention to the military offensive on its northern border which undercut its actions in South-East Asia. The role of the USA and Soviet Union is also probed in a war nobody won. Printed Pages: 215. NA


Major Defence Operations

By Ranbir Singh

Ocean Books Pvt Ltd, 2010. Hardcover. AsNew. 14 x 22 cm. Through this twelve chaptered book The Author highlights the evolution of the Armed Forces through the Wars fought and, more importantly, the lessons which have not been learnt. The book covers the four major wars with Pakistan besides the operations taken for Integration of states – Hyderabad Police Action, Integration of Junagarh and Liberation of Goa, Daman and Diu. It also analyses the blunders of the Sino-Indian Conflict and the Operation Pawan Sri Lankan Odyssey. All the operations covered place on record the historical perspective and a critical analysis with a view to Learn lessons. They effectively bring out the inside story of our loyal, brave and dedicated Jawans. The book has been written in an easy and lucid Style with a Defence flavour to bring to light the bravery and intrepidiness of our Armed Forces to the common people. Printed Pages: 178. NA


Discussions on War and Human Aggression

By R. Dale Givens & Martin A. Nettleship (Eds)

Mouton Publishers, 1976. First edition. Hardcover. New. 16 x 24 cm. Printed Pages: 247. NA