A brief history of modern warfare

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Robinson, Sep 1, 2008 - History - 420 pages
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Since Vietnam, both the way we fight and our reasons for going to war have become much more complex.The importance of a conflict is determined not by its size or by the numbers of combatants involved but by its ripple effects and its influence upon future events. In a series of thrilling recreations of eight of the most significant encounters of the last three decades, military historian Richard Connaughton presents a fascinating insight into modern warfare, including interviews with some of the major figures.The conflicts include Goose Green in the Falklands, the invasion of Grenada, Operation Desert Storm _ the first Iraq War, Operations in Mogadishu as immortalized in the book and film Blackhawk Down, the Siege of Gorazde and Operation Barras in Sierra Leone, as well as more recent events at Fallujah, Iraq, and in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Richard Connaughton has interviewed most of the major figures involved in each of the conflicts and offers powerful insights into why battles either work or don't. This book will tell you what warfare means in the contemporary world and how it can affect tomorrow.

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This is a non-fiction book. It introduces important modern warfares from Falklands to Afghanistan with a detail. There are ten chapters, including an introduction which sets out the author's ... Read full review


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