Protesting Power

War, Resistance, and Law

Author: Francis Anthony Boyle

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742538924

Category: Law

Page: 234

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In this compelling book, distinguished activist lawyer Francis A. Boyle sounds an impassioned clarion call to citizen action against Bush administration policies both domestic and international. Boyle, who has spent his career defending civil resisters, offers the only guide available on how to use international law, constitutional law, and the laws of war to defend peaceful non-violent protesters against governmental policies that are illegal and criminal. He focuses especially on the aftermath of 9/11 and the implications of the war on Afghanistan, the war on terrorism, the war on Iraq, the doctrine of preventive warfare, and the domestic abridgement of civil rights. Including a number of compelling excerpts from his own trial appearances as an expert witness and as counsel, the author offers a how-to manual for protesters who find themselves in court.
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Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2004-2005

The National Data Book

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census,Census Bureau

Publisher: Bureau of Census

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1006

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Provides a wide variety of statistics dealing with the political, social, and economic organization of the United States
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Jane's Space Directory

Author: David Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780710626387

Category: Astronautics

Page: 983

View: 3699

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- Government and non-government space programmes - Global space industry directory - Civilian operations - Orbital and suborbital launch vehicles - Propulsion - Commercial and military satellites - Planetary and space science - Human space flight - Launch listings - Contractors
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Buying Military Transformation

Technological Innovation and the Defense Industry

Author: Peter Dombrowski,Eugene Gholz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509650

Category: History

Page: 224

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In Buying Military Transformation, Peter Dombrowski and Eugene Gholz analyze the United States military's ongoing effort to capitalize on information technology. New ideas about military doctrine derived from comparisons to Internet Age business practices can be implemented only if the military buys technologically innovative weapons systems. Buying Military Transformation examines how political and military leaders work with the defense industry to develop the small ships, unmanned aerial vehicles, advanced communications equipment, and systems-of-systems integration that will enable the new military format. Dombrowski and Gholz's analysis integrates the political relationship between the defense industry and Congress, the bureaucratic relationship between the firms and the military services, and the technical capabilities of different types of businesses. Many government officials and analysts believe that only entrepreneurial start-up firms or leaders in commercial information technology markets can produce the new, network-oriented military equipment. But Dombrowski and Gholz find that the existing defense industry will be best able to lead military-technology development, even for equipment modeled on the civilian Internet. The U.S. government is already spending billions of dollars each year on its "military transformation" program-money that could be easily misdirected and wasted if policymakers spend it on the wrong projects or work with the wrong firms. In addition to this practical implication, Buying Military Transformation offers key lessons for the theory of "Revolutions in Military Affairs." A series of military analysts have argued that major social and economic changes, like the shift from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age, inherently force related changes in the military. Buying Military Transformation undermines this technologically determinist claim: commercial innovation does not directly determine military innovation; instead, political leadership and military organizations choose the trajectory of defense investment. Militaries should invest in new technology in response to strategic threats and military leaders' professional judgments about the equipment needed to improve military effectiveness. Commercial technological progress by itself does not generate an imperative for military transformation. Clear, cogent, and engaging, Buying Military Transformation is essential reading for journalists, legislators, policymakers, and scholars.
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