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2. Annihilation and dislocation

2. Annihilation and dislocation  

Antulio J. Echevarria

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Feb 2017
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9780190625184
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0002
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Annihilation and dislocation represent the “ideal outcome” in military strategy: a swift victory with as few casualties and economic costs as possible. Annihilation seeks to reduce an ... More
3. Attrition and exhaustion

3. Attrition and exhaustion  

Antulio J. Echevarria

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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9780190625184
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0003
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Two of the more frequently used military strategies are attrition and exhaustion. Attrition means reducing an adversary’s physical capacity to fight; exhaustion entails wearing down the ... More
7. Countering terrorism

7. Countering terrorism  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0007
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What can we do about terrorism? What response will cure the problem? Laqueur asks: ‘can a democratic society subdue terrorism without surrendering the values central to the system?’ ... More
2. Crusaders and conspirators

2. Crusaders and conspirators  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0002
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What is a good terrorist? The image of a terrorist as a psychopathic killer overrides academic attempts to modify it. What sort of person becomes a terrorist depends on circumstance. ... More
7. Cyber power and military strategy

7. Cyber power and military strategy  

Antulio J. Echevarria

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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9780190625184
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0007
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‘Cyber power and military strategy’ discusses the role of cyber power in reducing a rival power’s physical capacity and willingness to fight. This issue is important for contemporary ... More
6. Decapitation and targeted killing

6. Decapitation and targeted killing  

Antulio J. Echevarria

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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The military strategies of decapitation and targeted killing derive from dislocation and attrition, respectively. Decapitation is the attempt to paralyze or destroy a group by removing its ... More
4. Deterrence and coercion

4. Deterrence and coercion  

Antulio J. Echevarria

in Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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10.1093/actrade/9780199340132.003.0004
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Coercion simply means compelling adversaries to do something, while deterrence is dissuading opponents from doing something. Together, these strategies constitute the fundamental dynamic ... More
5. Nationalism and terror

5. Nationalism and terror  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0005
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The framework for much of modern terrorist action is ethnic or nationalist, with each nationalism being culturally unique. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 was a ... More
6. Religious terror

6. Religious terror  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0006
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9780199603947
At the close of the last century, the world faced an upsurge of religious fundamentalism. The liberal assumption that the rise of modern society and the demise of religion came hand in hand ... More
4. Revolutionary terrorism

4. Revolutionary terrorism  

Charles Townshend

in Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Sep 2011
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9780191778186
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10.1093/actrade/9780199603947.003.0004
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9780199603947
The word ‘revolutionary’ has been applied during the last century in three social-political contexts: within existing nation-states; in external colonial situations; and in ‘internal ... More

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