Nonlethal Weapons: War Without Death (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1996 - History - 142 pages
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Presenting alternative methods of conflict resolution, this examination of the philosophy of peace presents nonlethal weaponry as a solution to the destructiveness of war. Conventional lethal weapons and weapons of mass destruction evolved into an unprecedented 900 billion dollar a year defense industry. This industry and its war makers have taken the lives of an estimated 170 million human beings in this century. A new approach appropriate to the new world order must be found. This study provides a historical analysis of weapons and forces in this century and traces the development of nonlethal technologies and weapons. It is the first work to present nonlethal weaponry in the framework of recognizable scenarios based on current world events that show the applicability of current available nonlethal weapons and technology to serve as a force to be reckoned with in a highly politicized world. Morehouse argues that nonlethal weapons and technology could and should become forces for peace in the 21st century.

  

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Contents

To Kill The Chosen Path of Humanity
7
The Current Position
25
Historical Model of the Theory Imperial Japan 19001941
33
Historical Model of the Theory The United States in the Cold War Era 19451989
47
An Era of Transition The United States in the PostCold War Era 19891995
65
The Vision
93
Epilogue
125
Selected Bibliography
131
Index
139
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Page 7 - Thus, those skilled in war subdue the enemy's army without battle. They capture his cities without assaulting them and overthrow his state without protracted operations.
Page 14 - ... his prospective gain. Defense means reducing our own prospective costs and risks in the event that deterrence fails. Deterrence works on the enemy's intentions; the deterrent value of military forces is their effect in reducing the likelihood of enemy military moves. Defense reduces the enemy's capability to damage or deprive us...
Page 14 - Essentially, deterrence means discouraging the enemy from taking military action by posing for him a prospect of cost and risk outweighing his prospective gain.
Page 10 - We maintain, on the contrary, that war is simply a continuation of political intercourse, with the addition of other means.

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About the author (1996)

David Morehouse's military accomplishments include being selected as the top cadet commissioned into the regular Army in 1979-from over 2,500 cadets. He served as aide-de-camp for two Commanding Generals, commanded the Army's only separate Airborne Rifle Company, as well as an elite Airborne Ranger Company. He was second in command of the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and is highly decorated with numerous Defense, Joint, and Army commendations. He is a special operations infantryman whose combat special skills include the Master Parachutist Badge, Underwater Operations, Pathfinder Badge, and the coveted Ranger Tab. He has been awarded jump wings from six foreign nations.
He holds a masters degree in Military Arts and Science from the US Army's Command and General Staff College, and a doctorate in Education from LaSalle University. He writes and lectures on issues of global peace, and is the author of "Nonlethal Weapons: War Without Death, "published by Praeger Press. He was most recently invited to attend the Mikhail Gorbachev Foundation's 1995 State of the World Forum, where he served as a speaker and panel member for issues surrounding new approaches to conflict resolution in the coming millennium.

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