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War On Terror Inc

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Author: Solomon Hughes
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1786635658
Size: 15.20 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: War has always made people rich: from high-tech weaponry to construction and catering, war is a commercial bonanza. But as Solomon Hughes shows in this wide-ranging chronicle, the many incarnations of the War on Terror have dramatically extended the role of private enterprise, bringing market forces and market thinking to bear on areas of public policy that were once the sole preserve and responsibility of politicians and the state. There will always be a private company willing to pitch for this fabulously lucrative business, whether supplying the additional soldiery which made the invasion of Iraq seem possible, or creating databases of people deemed to be a threat to national security. Surveying the activities of private contractors in the provision of frontline mercenaries, security services guarding key installations and VIPs, prisons and law enforcement, media management, and intelligence-gathering at home and abroad, Hughes demonstrated that the private sector and its army of lobbyists and salesmen are continuously lowering the practical and moral barriers to interventions of every kind, from torture and imprisonment without trial, to blanket surveillance of the civilian population, and to outright war. Meanwhile the state is evermore evasive when it comes to taking responsibility for the practices it authorizes via agreements drawn up under a veil of ‘commercial privacy,’ and remains as inept as it has ever been at procuring efficiency and value for money from its contracts. Who is behind companies that reap the dividend of the War on Terror, eagerly plugging the gap between what politicians would like to do – and frequently claim they can and must do – and what is actually possible? How close are they to our political decision-makers? Do they actually deliver what they are contracted to deliver? And at what moral and financial price? Hughes catalogs the appalling record of private contractors doing our governments’ dirtiest work, and asks how we can possibly justify delivering into commercial hands those area of public life which, above all others, demand the very highest standards of scrupulousness and integrity.


Never Ending War On Terror

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Author: Alex Lubin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0520297407
Size: 34.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : War and society
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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Book Description: An entire generation of young adults has never known an America without the War on Terror. This book contends with the pervasive effects of post-9/11 policy- and myth-making in the United States in every corner of American life. Neverending War on Terror is organized around five keywords that have come to define the cultural and political moment: homeland, security, privacy, torture, and drone. Alex Lubin synthesizes nearly two decades of United States war-making against terrorism by asking how the War on Terror has changed American politics and society, and how the War on Terror draws on historical myths about American national and imperial identity. From the PATRIOT Act to the hit show Homeland, from Edward Snowden to Guantanamo Bay, and from 9/11 memorials to Trumpism, this succinct book connects America's political economy and international relations to our contemporary culture at every turn.


The War On Terror

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Author: David Downing
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780749671907
Size: 74.50 MB
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Category : War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Languages : en
Pages : 48
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Book Description: 'Timelines' details major conflicts of the 20th and early 21st centuries presented as extended timelines. Arranged in chronological order, each spread looks at a key date in the conflict, and features cross-references to related spreads.


Z Magazine

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Size: 58.45 MB
Format: PDF
Category : United States
Languages : en
Pages :
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States Of War Since 9 11

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Author: Alex Houen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135095981
Size: 55.50 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: This multidisciplinary edited volume explores how the spread of the 'War on Terror' has entwined matters of state sovereignty and states of war into mutually affecting relations. Pre-emptive attacks on terrorist groups in ‘rogue’ states, ‘outsourcing’ of state militancy and the mutable state of armed conflict required to wage a ‘hybrid war’ have increasingly been issues for the War on Terror. Moreover, such measures have seen the spread of this war to countries such as Israel, Russia, Ethiopia, and Uganda, all of whom have justified their own attacks in other nation-states as a war of ‘self-defence’ against terrorism. States of War since 9/11 offers a timely, innovative analysis of how the War on Terror has taken on different modes of militancy and militarisation in spreading to different nation-states and regions. Featuring a multidisciplinary line-up of eminent contributors, the book ranges in reference from the early stages of the war up to France’s 2013 intervention in Mali. Part One examines the various modes of war and militarisation that have been employed in particular nation-states, including Afghanistan, Russia and Chechnya, and Israel and Palestine. Part Two examines how the war’s innovations have more generally involved ‘just war theory’, biopolitics and sovereignty, networked battlespace, new military urbanism, citizenship, homeland security and surveillance. Overall, this book offers a fresh insight into how states have attempted to secure their own bounds by extending the boundaries of war itself. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, foreign policy and IR in general.


Spies Lies And The War On Terror

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Author: Paul Todd
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN:
Size: 12.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Book Description: This book traces the transformation of intelligence from a tool for law enforcement to a means of avoiding the law--both national and international. The "War on Terror" has seen intelligence agencies emerge as major political players. "Rendition," untrammelled surveillance, torture and detention without trial are becoming normal. The new culture of victimhood in the US and among partners in the "coalition of the willing" has crushed domestic liberties and formed a global network of extra-legal license. State and corporate interests are increasingly fused in the new business of privatizing fear. The authors argue that the bureaucracy and narrow political goals surrounding intelligence actually have the potential to increase the terrorist threat.


Iran The Green Movement And The Usa

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Author: Hamid Dabashi
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN:
Size: 28.87 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Book Description: Iran, The Green Movement and the USA presents the dilemma that the West faces in dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran and their nuclear armament, and how the unfolding civil rights movement in Iran (the Green Movement) will be affected by this interaction. Iranian scholar and author Hamid Dabashi argues that if Obama negotiates with Ahmadinejad, he will further strengthen the IRI regionally and legitimize Ahmadinejad's otherwise troubled presidency internationally; and if he were not to do so and opt for further economic sanctions and/or military strikes, he will paradoxically strengthen the IRI regionally and altogether destroy the domestic opposition and the budding Green Movement. This elegantly written book presents an Iran weak in domestic affairs, but strong in regional geopolitics, providing the reader with a dynamic picture of the region, and a purposeful analytic of how to understand and deal with it. It also features a short history of how the US and Iran were placed in this confrontational position and who their respective allies in the region are.


The War On Terror And The Laws Of War

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Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN:
Size: 40.23 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 248
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Book Description: When a soldier in the field of battle is under attack in a small village and comes upon a villager who could be a combatant or a civilian, what rules govern how that soldier should act? If the soldier detains the villager and determines that the villager is an unaffiliated combatant, what do the rules of detention require? In The War on Terror and the Laws of War, six legal scholars with experience as military officers bring practical wisdom to the contentious topic of applying international law to the battlefield. The authors apply their unique expertise to issues that have gained greater urgency during the United States' wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: including categorizing targets and properly detaining combatants. The modern battlefield has proven to be a difficult arena in which to apply traditional legal rules. The War on Terror and the Laws of War brings clarity to the subject with an insider's perspective.


Cultures Of The War On Terror

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Author: David Holloway
Publisher: Queens Univ School of Policy
ISBN:
Size: 54.12 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 197
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Book Description: Holloway discusses representations of 9/11 and the war on terror in Hollywood film, novels, mass media, visual art and photography, political discourse, and revisionist historical accounts of the American empire created between the 11 September attacks and the Congressional midterm elections in 2006. He suggests that the culture of the period not only prompted international crises in security, governance, and law but also points to a crisis unfolding in the institutions and processes of US republican democracy. Cultures of the War on Terror offers a cultural and ideological history of the period, showing how culture was used to debate, legitimize, qualify, contest, or repress discussion about the broader meanings of 9/11 and the war on terror.


Unmasking The War On Terror

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Size: 14.83 MB
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Category : Imperialism
Languages : en
Pages : 331
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Current Law Index

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Size: 36.18 MB
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Category : Law
Languages : en
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Intelligence Cooperation And The War On Terror

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Author: Adam D.M. Svendsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135233535
Size: 43.48 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: This book provides an in-depth analysis of UK-US intelligence cooperation in the post-9/11 world. Seeking to connect an analysis of intelligence liaison with the wider realm of Anglo-American Relations, the book draws on a wide range of interviews and consultations with key actors in both countries. The book is centred around two critical and empirical case studies, focusing on the interactions on the key issues of counterterrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) counter-proliferation. These case studies provide substantive insights into a range of interactions such as 9/11, the 7/7 London bombings, the A.Q. Khan nuclear network, the prelude to the 2003 Iraq War, extraordinary rendition and special forces deployments. Drawing on over 60 interviews conducted in the UK and US with prominent decision-makers and practitioners, these issues are examined in the contemporary historical context, with the main focus being on the years 2000-05. This book will be of much interest to students of intelligence studies, foreign policy, security studies and International Relations in general. Adam Svendsen has a Phd in International History from the University of Warwick. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University, and has contributed to the International Security Programme at Chatham House and to the work of IISS, London.