Confronting the War Machine

sider the existence of the war machine the furthest step taken toward the demise
of mankind, not only physically but morally." He told the board that he would not
accept a civilian position as an alternative because "this would amount to my ...

Author: Michael S. Foley

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807854360

Category: History

Page: 449

View: 691


Focusing on the draft resistance movement in Boston in 1967-68, this study argues that these acts of mass civil disobedience turned the tide in the antiwar movement by drawing the Johnson administration into a confrontation with activists who were largely young, middle-class, liberal, and from suburban backgrounds--the core of Johnson's constituency.

Ethics Security and the War Machine

Introduction Jus Ante Bellum: Justifying the War-Machine Ethicists dealing with
war and armed conflict have invested most of their energies in two questions.
First, under what circumstances is it morally permissible for a state to resort to
military ...

Author: Ned Dobos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192604231

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 859


If pacifists are correct in thinking that war is always unjust, then it follows that we ought to eliminate the possibility and temptation of ever engaging in it; we should not build war-making capacity, and if we already have, then demilitarization—or military abolition—would seem to be the appropriate course to take. On the other hand, if war is sometimes justified, as many believe, then it must be permissible to prepare for it by creating and maintaining a military establishment. Yet this view that the justifiability of war-making is also sufficient to justify war-building is mistaken. This book addresses questions of jus ante bellum, or justice before war. Under what circumstances is it justifiable for a polity to prepare for war by militarizing? When (if ever) and why (if at all) is it morally permissible to create and maintain the potential to wage war? In doing so it highlights the ways in which a civilian population compromises its own security in maintaining a permanent military establishment, explores the moral and social costs of militarization, and evaluates whether or not these costs are worth bearing.

The War Machine and Global Health

CONCLUSION The Political Economy and Critical Geography of the War
Machine G . Derrick Hodge and Merrill Singer Everywhere today , every aspect of
our lives is being violently reorganized . Everywhere there is war . A war without
a ...

Author: Merrill Singer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759111901

Category: Social Science

Page: 339

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This book of essays by medical anthropologists and other health social scientists examines the full measure of the disastrous global health effects of war in the contemporary world. It provides a political economic framework for assessing the war machine.

Shadow of the War Machine

—Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Shadow of the War Machine “Full of
wonderful and deadly machines ... this steampunk novel is replete with romance,
suspense, and danger.” —Booklist Online, on Shadow of the War Machine “A ...

Author: Kristin Bailey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442468078

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 573


Meg finally finds the answers she’s been searching for in the thrilling and action-packed conclusion to the Second Order trilogy, set in steampunk Victorian London. Meg has come a long way from her days as a lowly housemaid, driven to learn the truth behind her parents’ murder. She’s since discovered that they were part of the Secret Order of Modern Amusementists—an underground society of inventors. Determined to reclaim her heritage, she joined the Amusementists as an apprentice, but that hasn’t brought her closer to the man responsible for the loss of her family: the man in the clockwork mask. Now the man in the clockwork mask is coming for her. But Meg is tired of being hunted and she intends to become the hunter. The truth about her family is out there, and she will find it. With Will, the boy who holds her heart, Meg embarks on an adventure that takes them far from the cold London winter and into the heart of France. But the City of Light is filled with dark shadows. There’s a plot afoot that could turn the tides of a terrible war, and cost the lives of millions—that is, if it doesn’t take the lives of everyone Meg holds dear, including her own.

The Cyborg and the Sorcerers The Wizard and the War Machine Wildside Double 5

"It is not an easy story to believe; therefore, 1 ask that you test for yourself that I
speak only the truth." "Get on with it." Slant felt a faint tingling. "1 am a cyborg, a
creature from the Bad Times, half man and half machine. I was sent out by Old
Earth ...

Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434408730

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 422


In the tradition of the old "Ace Doubles" two-in-one books (flip one over to read the second title) -- here is the fifth Wildside Double: the two-volume "War Surplus" series by Lawrence Watt-Evans, "The Cyborg and the Sorcerers" and "The Wizard and the War Machine." THE CYBORG AND THE SORCERERS The cyborg code-named "Slant" was sent out as an Independent Reconnaissance Unit during an interstellar war between Earth and its colonies. The fighting ended three hundred years ago, but Slant's computer does not admit this -- he is compelled to carry on as if the war were still raging. Then he comes across a planet where his sensors register ''gravitational anomalies.'' The computer interprets these as enemy weapons research. The local inhabitants call the anomalies ''magic.'' THE WIZARD AND THE WAR MACHINE At the end of The Cyborg and the Sorcerers, Sam Turner was making a life for himself on the planet Dest. He thought he had left the long-lost interstellar war between Earth and its rebellious colonies behind him forever. "Forever" turned out to be eleven years. That was how long it took for another Independent Reconnaissance Unit to respond to the distress call his ship had sent before it was destroyed. And this one made his own berserk killer computer look sane.

The Hollywood War Machine

The U.S. film industry naturally has had ample reason to frame World War II as a
distinctly good war. ... qualms about recruiting leading German scientists and
technicians (mostly Nazis) to help bolster its own formidable war machine.

Author: Carl Boggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351543613

Category: Political Science

Page: 2016

View: 435


The newly expanded and revised edition of The Hollywood War Machine includes wide-ranging exploration of numerous popular military-themed films that have appeared in the close to a decade since the first edition was published. Within the Hollywood movie community, there has not been even the slightest decline in well-financed pictures focusing on warfare and closely-related motifs. The second edition includes a new chapter on recent popular films and another that analyzes the relationship between these movies and the bourgeoning gun culture in the United States, marked in recent years by a dramatic increase in episodes of mass killings.

War Machine

How To Transform Yourself Into A Vicious And Deadly Street Fighter Sammy
Franco. Now that you have been introduced to the War Machine's mental
component, it's time to look into the physical realm. Looking like a War Machine is
not such ...

Author: Sammy Franco

Publisher: Contemporary Fighting Arts, LLC

ISBN: 9780989038263

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 887


WAR MACHINE - BECOME A MODERN DAY WARRIOR! War Machine: How to Transform Yourself into a Vicious and Deadly Street Fighter is a book that will change you for the rest of your life! This unique combat conditioning system is specifically designed to transform you into a vicious and deadly street fighter. When followed accordingly, War Machine will forge your mind, body, and spirit into iron. Once armed with the mental and physical attributes of the War Machine, you will become a strong and confident warrior that can handle just about anything that life may throw your way. In essence, War Machine is a way of life. Powerful, intense, and hard! A Powerful Transformation Program! In this powerful transformation program, world-renowned combat expert Sammy Franco shares his secrets for building explosive speed, bone crushing power and unparalleled mental strength. In this unique book you will first learn about: Range proficiency Combat stances Strategic positioning Footwork and mobility Target orientation, target recognition, target selection, target impaction, target exploitation Target zones Medical implications of combat techniques Speed development techniques Impact power development The importance of ambidexterity in combat Improving offensive reaction time How to improve balance Non-telegraphic movement when fighting Auto pilot fighting The killer instinct A Combat Conditioning Animal! Reading this book is like getting a shot of testosterone! It motivates and inspires you to train harder. Every aspect of combat conditioning is also covered in this powerful transformation program, including: Physical appearances during pre-contact stages of combat Combat body compositions Warm-ups, stretching Strength training exercises Split workout routines Combative utility of muscle groups Cardio conditioning Working out with training partners Coping with pain and discomfort when training Rest and burnout Diet and nutrition to maximize your training gains The Confidence of a Lion! War Machine is not only designed to develop physical strength, agility, and endurance but also help you overcome the fear and inhibitions toward physical combat. It provides the mental and psychological tools to confidently handle the rigors of both armed and unarmed combat. Topics include: Developing the “hard core” attitude Improving self-confidence Decisiveness in combat Follow-through Courage Combative desensitization Viciousness Self-discipline Philosophical resolution Emotional masking Overcoming combat related stress reactions Visualization techniques And much more... Forge your Mind, Body, and Spirit into Iron! War Machine also bridges the gap between the technical and philosophical aspects of combat with a chapter devoted to the philosophy of warfare. Subjects include courage, pacifism, good vs. evil, the ego, laws of reality, loyalty, leadership, honor, frustration, and fighting strategies. War Machine How to Transform Yourself into a Vicious and Deadly Street Fighter is ideal for military personnel, law enforcement, martial artists, self-defense students or anyone regardless of age or gender who wants the winning edge in modern day combat.

Inside the Nazi War Machine

There was to be a federal constitution, one Parliament, one government, and
common citizenship. The British leaders saw it as the only way to keep France in
the war. De Gaulle agreed and undertook to bring Churchill around to the

Author: Bevin Alexander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101460911

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 497


"Inside the Nazi War Machine vividly recounts how Rommel, von Manstein and Guderian turned the Blitzkrieg into a fearsome weapon of war in France in 1940, and how Hitler botched his best opportunity to have defeated the BEF, and perhaps defeated Britain.”—Carlo D’Este, author of Patton: A Genius For War In 1940, as Hitler plotted to conquer Europe, only one nation posed a serious threat to the Third Reich's domination: France. The German command was wary of taking on the most powerful armed force on the continent. But three low-ranking generals-Eric von Manstein, Heinz Guderian, and Erwin Rommel-were about to change the face of modern warfare. By grouping tanks into juggernauts to slam through enemy lines, the blitzkrieg was born. With this aggressive, single-minded plan, the Nazis bypassed the supposedly impenetrable Maginot Line, charged into the heart of France, and alerted the world that the deadly might of Germany could no longer be ignored.

Britain s War Machine

The agenda-setting books on the Home Front were A. J. P. Taylor, English
History, 1914–1945 (Oxford, 1965); Angus Calder, The People's War: Britain,
1939–1945 (London, 1969); Paul Addison, The Road to 1945: British Politics and
the ...

Author: David Edgerton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199832682

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 392


The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than belittled by a Nazi behemoth, Britain arguably had the world's most advanced mechanized forces. It had not only a great empire, but allies large and small. Edgerton shows that Britain fought on many fronts and its many home fronts kept it exceptionally well supplied with weapons, food and oil, allowing it to mobilize to an extraordinary extent. It created and deployed a vast empire of machines, from the humble tramp steamer to the battleship, from the rifle to the tank, made in colossal factories the world over. Scientists and engineers invented new weapons, encouraged by a government and prime minister enthusiastic about the latest technologies. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat at the hands of less well-equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, Britain's War Machine demolishes timeworn myths about wartime Britain and gives us a groundbreaking and often unsettling picture of a great power in action.

War Machine

Jukan. Correct?” “That is correct, General Kotinevitch. Ambassador General
Jukan. I find it modestly farcical that you have made us wait forty-eight hours for
this simple meeting. You think, perhaps, our position in the war is a joke? You
think we ...

Author: Andy Remic

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 9781849973151

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 396


In a time of post-Singularity and FTL travel, the Helix War has raged across galaxies. Ex-soldier Keenan now works as a private investigator on a planet at the peaceful fringes of the Quad-Gal. Following the brutal death of his family he’s run up hefty debts, gained a bad reputation and become a heavy drinker. When a prince from the Jervai Province offers him a case on a dangerous colony world in exchange for clues that may lead him to his family’s murderer, he accepts the job without hesitation. However, to have any chance of success he must gather together his old military unit, a group who swore they’d never work together again...

Marlborough s War Machine 1702 1211

What this book intends to do, rather, is to set out why that army was a war
machine – a resoundingly winning machine at that – and how it moved, breathed,
lived and, under the masterful hand of Marlborough, struck in deadly fashion at its

Author: James Falkner

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473842953

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 584


The author of The War of the Spanish Succession analyzes the inner workings of the army led into battle by General John Churchill. Blenheim, Ramilles, Oudenarde, Malplaquet—much has been written about the brilliant victories of the Duke of Marlborough’s Anglo-Dutch army over the armies of Louis XIV of France during the War of the Spanish Succession. Less attention has been focused on the men and the military organization that made these achievements possible—the soldiers, the commanders, the army structure and administration, the logistics, engineering, weapons and finance. That is why James Falkner’s penetrating account of the composition and operation of Marlborough’s army is of such value. His clear analysis gives a fascinating insight into Marlborough’s war machine and into the conduct of war in Europe 300 years ago. “I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it, particularly if you are embarking on a visit to the battlefields of the War of the Spanish Succession.”—Army Rumour Service “This perceptively written book tells us about the war machine that backed up Marlborough’s strategic and tactical genius . . . An excellent book.”—Classic Arms and Militaria “The author, having written a number of books on the period, knows his subject and this certainly shows in this, his latest contribution to the history of the British army in the early 18th century.”—Military Modelling Magazine

Plans For Stalin s War Machine

2 Organising for Modern Total War , 1921–8 It has been argued that the creation
of the Soviet defence - industry complex was a reflection of direct external threats
. These made the leadership aware of how economically backward Soviet ...

Author: Lennart Samuelson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 031222527X

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 789


Analyzes military dimensions of Soviet long-term economic and military reconstruction plans from the mid-1920s until 1941

Iron Man Epic Collection War Machine

But with Justin Hammer gunning for him, will he live long enough to get used to it? Or will the suit be a better fit for James Rhodes? When Tony's health finally gives out for good, Rhodey must face his destiny - as a War Machine!


Publisher: Marvel

ISBN: 130292351X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 480

View: 931


The gunmetal gray Avenger! Tony Stark's health takes a turn for the worse thanks to the intergalactic Operation: Galactic Storm! Back home, the Masters of Silence are waiting - and to defeat them, Tony needs to build a new armor unlike any other! But with Justin Hammer gunning for him, will he live long enough to get used to it? Or will the suit be a better fit for James Rhodes? When Tony's health finally gives out for good, Rhodey must face his destiny - as a War Machine! But which is worse: fi lling Iron Man's boots or running Stark Enterprises? Guest-starring Darkhawk, the West Coast Avengers - and a lineup of classic villains from Blizzard to Blacklash! COLLECTING: VOL. 17: IRON MAN (1968) 278-289, IRON MAN ANNUAL (1970) 12-13, MATERIAL FROM DARKHAWK ANNUAL (1992) 1, AVENGERS WEST COAST ANNUAL (1989) 7, MARVEL HOLIDAY SPECIAL (1991) 2

Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machine

This was no doubt intended as a declaration of war, but the same source records
that Wei Shao stubbornly refused to accept that Genghis would dare to challenge
him. He imprisoned one of his own officers for provoking trouble when he ...

Author: Chris Peers

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473853829

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 183


The military might, tactics, and philosophy of Khan is explored in this “fine read” and “useful source for Mongolian . . . and medieval studies in general” (De Re Militari). As a soldier, general, statesman, and empire-builder, Genghis Khan is a near-mythical figure. His remarkable achievements and his ruthless methods have given rise to a monstrous reputation. But who was the man behind the legend? As historian Chris Peers shows in this concise and authoritative study, Genghis Khan possessed exceptional gifts as a leader and manager of men—ranking among the greatest military commanders in history. But he can only be properly understood in terms of the Mongol society and traditions he was born into. Here, the leader’s world is explored—from the military and cultural background of the Mongols, to the nature of steppe societies and their armies, and their relation to other peoples and cultures. The book also looks in detail at the military skills, tactics, and ethos of the Mongol soldiers, and at the advantages and disadvantages they had in combat with the soldiers of other civilizations. For anyone who wants to go beyond the myth of the man who almost conquered the world and learn the real life story behind it, this comprehensive study offers a fascinating perspective on Genghis Khan as a man and a general, and on the armies he led.

American War Machine

The pattern has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan—to name only those countries dealt with in this book.

Author: Peter Dale Scott

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442205895

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

View: 788


This provocative, thoroughly researched book explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott marshals compelling evidence to expose the extensive growth of sanctioned but illicit violence in politics and state affairs, especially when related to America's long-standing involvement with the global drug traffic. Beginning with Thailand in the 1950s, Americans have become inured to the CIA's alliances with drug traffickers (and their bankers) to install and sustain right-wing governments. The pattern has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan—to name only those countries dealt with in this book. Scott shows that the relationship of U.S. intelligence operators and agencies to the global drug traffic, and to other international criminal networks, deserves greater attention in the debate over the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. To date, America's government and policies have done more to foster than to curtail the drug trade. The so-called war on terror, and in particular the war in Afghanistan, constitutes only the latest chapter in this disturbing story.

The Punisher

Collects Punisher (2016) #218-223. Frank Castle: War Machine! For years, Frank has been fighting his one-man war as the Punisher, targeting criminals who endanger the innocent and dispatching them with lethal force.

Author: Matt Rosenberg

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9781302504465

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 744


Collects Punisher (2016) #218-223. Frank Castle: War Machine! For years, Frank has been fighting his one-man war as the Punisher, targeting criminals who endanger the innocent and dispatching them with lethal force. He’s used all the tools at his disposal, and he’s gotten extremely good at his self-appointed job. But he’s always been limited by the fact that he’s just one man, fighting an endless war. So when a certain one-eyed operative offers Frank the tools to take his fight global, how could he say no? That’s right: Frank Castle dons the high-tech armor of War Machine! Find out how, why — and what his next move is! And when Frank flies deep into enemy territory, can the “War Machine” navigate both the soldiers and the citizens in this unfamiliar, war-torn land before his ruthless adversary unleashes the nuclear option?

The War Machine

This is a work of passion from Gibbons, who retold the story of the character that first made him famous in comics, Rogue Trooper, in the way he had always wanted the story to be told.

Author: Dave Gibbons

Publisher: 2000 AD

ISBN: 1781081328

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

View: 910


Written by Dave Gibbons (superstar artist of The Watchmen, Marha Washington) tells the story of genetically enhanced super-soldier Friday. Artist Will Simpson provides the fully painted art. Written by Dave Gibbons (superstar artist of The Watchmen, Marha Washington) writes the story of genetically enhanced super-soldier Friday. Artist Will Simpson provides the fully painted art. They are the best of the best. Alpha Company, first genetic infantry, have been created for war. Able to survive in the harshest environments, Friday and his brothers know how to obey orders. Fight hard. Die well. But as the sole survivor of a brutal massacre, Friday starts to question those who have made him this way, making an uncontrollable war machine the most dangerous creature in the galaxy! This is a work of passion from Gibbons, who retold the story of the character that first made him famous in comics, Rogue Trooper, in the way he had always wanted the story to be told.

War Machine Vol 2

Collecting War Machine #6-12 — written by Greg Pak; and illustrated by Allan
Jefferson, Wellinton Alves and Leonardo Manco with Mahmud A. Asrar and R.B.
Silva. After targeting madmen and monsters around the globe, James Rhodes
must ...

Author: Greg Pak

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9780785179818

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 168

View: 966


Collects War Machine #6-12.ÿ When Jim Rhodes returns home he comes face-to-face with American Eagle, two visions of America clash with earth-shattering results that may irrevocably change War Machine and the nation he loves!


In this daring essay inspired by Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari redefine the relation between the state and its war machine.

Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: Semiotext

ISBN: 0936756098

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 147

View: 968


Critical articles — most of them written by Third World writers — on leading figures and national & regional cinemas. Includes analyses of important individual films, political/aesthetic manifestoes, and interviews with African, Chinese, Indian, Turkish, Iranian, Arab, Filipino, Cuban, and Latin American directors.