Strategy Strikes Back

Strategy Strikes Back

"This book addresses real-life applications of the "Star Wars" saga, from the political fallout of targeting civilians, to toxic top-down leadership, to the long-term consequences of abandoning postwar allies" --

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640120334

Category: History

Page: 268

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"This book addresses real-life applications of the "Star Wars" saga, from the political fallout of targeting civilians, to toxic top-down leadership, to the long-term consequences of abandoning postwar allies" --
Categories: History

Winning Westeros

Winning Westeros

Set in the fictitious world of Westeros, the hit television series Game of Thrones chronicles the bitter and violent struggle between the realm’s noble dynasties for control of the Seven Kingdoms.

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640122215

Category: History

Page: 296

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Set in the fictitious world of Westeros, the hit television series Game of Thrones chronicles the bitter and violent struggle between the realm’s noble dynasties for control of the Seven Kingdoms. But this beloved fantasy drama has just as much to say about the successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Winning Westeros brings together more than thirty of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals and admirals, policy advisors, counterinsurgency tacticians, science fiction and fantasy writers, and ground?level military officers, to explain the strategy and art of war by way of the Game of Thrones saga. Each chapter of Winning Westeros provides a relatable, outside?the?box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. A chapter on the doomed butcher’s boy whom Arya Stark befriends by World War Z author Max Brooks poignantly reminds us of the cruel fate that civilians face during times of war. Another chapter on Jaqen H’ghar and the faceless men of Bravos explores the pivotal roles that stealth and intelligence play in battle. Whether considering the diplomatic prowess of Tyrion Lannister, the defiant leadership style of Daenerys Targaryen, the Battle of the Bastards and the importance of reserves, Brienne of Tarth and the increased role of women in combat, or dragons as weapons of mass destruction, Winning Westeros gives fans of Game of Thrones and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding the many facets of modern warfare. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Game of Thrones itself.
Categories: History

Strategy Strikes Back

Strategy Strikes Back

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Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640120815

Category: History

Page: 280

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The most successful film franchise of all time, Star Wars thrillingly depicts an epic multigenerational conflict fought a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But the Star Wars saga has as much to say about successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Strategy Strikes Back brings together over thirty of today’s top military and strategic experts, including generals, policy advisors, seasoned diplomats, counterinsurgency strategists, science fiction writers, war journalists, and ground‐level military officers, to explain the strategy and the art of war by way of the Star Wars films. Each chapter of Strategy Strikes Back provides a relatable, outside‐the‐box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. A chapter on the case for planet building on the forest moon of Endor by World War Z author Max Brooks offers a unique way to understand our own sustained engagement in war-ravaged societies such as Afghanistan. Another chapter on the counterinsurgency waged by Darth Vader against the Rebellion sheds light on the logic behind past military incursions in Iraq. Whether using the destruction of Alderaan as a means to explore the political implications of targeting civilians, examining the pivotal decisions made by Yoda and the Jedi Council to differentiate strategic leadership in theory and in practice, or considering the ruthlessness of Imperial leaders to explain the toxicity of top-down leadership in times of war and battle, Strategy Strikes Back gives fans of Star Wars and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding many facets of modern warfare. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Star Wars itself.
Categories: History

Winning Westeros

Winning Westeros

H. R. McMaster, former national security advisor and author of Dereliction of Duty Praise for Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict, edited by Max Brooks, John Amble, ML Cavanaugh, and Jaym Gates ...

Author: Max Brooks

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640122369

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 459

Set in the fictitious world of Westeros, the hit television series Game of Thrones chronicles the bitter and violent struggle between the realm's noble dynasties for control of the Seven Kingdoms. But this beloved fantasy drama has just as much to say about the successful strategies and real-life warfare waged in our own time and place. Winning Westeros brings together more than thirty of today's top military and strategic experts, including generals and admirals, policy advisors, counterinsurgency tacticians, science fiction and fantasy writers, and ground‑level military officers, to explain the strategy and art of war by way of the Game of Thrones saga. Each chapter of Winning Westeros provides a relatable, outside‑the‑box way to simplify and clarify the complexities of modern military conflict. A chapter on the doomed butcher's boy whom Arya Stark befriends by World War Z author Max Brooks poignantly reminds us of the cruel fate that civilians face during times of war. Another chapter on Jaqen H'ghar and the faceless men of Bravos explores the pivotal roles that stealth and intelligence play in battle. Whether considering the diplomatic prowess of Tyrion Lannister, the defiant leadership style of Daenerys Targaryen, the Battle of the Bastards and the importance of reserves, Brienne of Tarth and the increased role of women in combat, or dragons as weapons of mass destruction, Winning Westeros gives fans of Game of Thrones and aspiring military minds alike an inspiring and entertaining means of understanding the many facets of modern warfare. It is a book as captivating and enthralling as Game of Thrones itself.
Categories: History

Reconsidering American Civil Military Relations

Reconsidering American Civil Military Relations

Accessed January 24, 2020. www.justsecuirty.org/67921/the-soleimani-strike-and-warpowers/ . Brooks, Max, John Amble, M. L. Cavanaugh, and Jaym Gates, eds. Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict.

Author: Lionel Beehner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780197535493

Category: Law

Page: 374

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This book explores contemporary civil-military relations in the United States. Much of the canonical literature on civil-military relations was either written during or references the Cold War, while other major research focuses on the post-Cold War era, or the first decade of the twenty-first century. A great deal has changed since then. This book considers the implications for civil-military relations of many of these changes. Specifically, it focuses on factors such as breakdowns in democratic and civil-military norms and conventions; intensifying partisanship and deepening political divisions in American society; as well as new technology and the evolving character of armed conflict. Chapters are organized around the principal actors in civil-military relations, and the book includes sections on the military, civilian leadership, and the public. It explores the roles and obligations of each. The book also examines how changes in contemporary armed conflict influence civil-military relations. Chapters in this section examine the cyber domain, grey zone operations, asymmetric warfare and emerging technology. The book thus brings the study of civil-military relations into the contemporary era, in which new geopolitical realities and the changing character of armed conflict combine with domestic political tensions to test, if not potentially redefine, those relations.
Categories: Law

The Light and Dark Sides of Star Wars

The Light and Dark Sides of Star Wars

Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict. Lincoln: Potomac. Cavanaugh, P. (2018). “Lucasfilm Exec Confirms New Star Wars Trilogy Very Similar to George Lucas' Concepts.” Comicbook.com (January 4).

Author: S. Serhat Serter

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527572195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 145

This book brings together various different analyses of the Star Wars movies, each of which approaches the films from a different point of view, such as history, music, advertisement, new media, ideology, economics, politics, and narration. The book will appeal to various audiences, from high school students to academicians, and from university students to fans of the Star Wars franchise.
Categories: Performing Arts

The USA and the World 2022 2023

The USA and the World 2022 2023

Strategy Strikes Back: How “Star WarsExplains Modern Military Conflict. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2018. Brooks, Rosa. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon.

Author: David M Keithly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538165799

Category:

Page: 297

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The USA and The World 2020-2022 provides students with vital information on these countries through a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends.
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Developing the Naval Mind

Developing the Naval Mind

... the Strategic Corporal; three block war Strategic Deterrence strategic reasoning, Navy professionalism and knowledge of Strategy Bridge, The Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict “Strength of Nelson, ...

Author: Benjamin F. Armstrong

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781682477359

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Throughout the history of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, leading officers and strategists have advocated for formal colleges and schools for naval officers but have also made the case that true naval professionalism requires a career-long dedication to learning and to self-improvement. This was the impetus behind the very founding of the U.S. Naval Institute by officers who believed that the Navy’s lack of support for their education meant they needed to create their own organization for self-study and cooperative learning. Naval luminaries like admirals William Sims and Ernest King continued to campaign for self-study and the personal pursuit of professional knowledge during the twentieth century, distributing lists of suggested books for officers to read and promoting their ideas widely through speeches and published works. While recommending that officers read broadly in pursuit of individual knowledge is an important part of creating a truly educated and professional Fleet and Fleet Marine Force, it is also important for leaders in the sea services to offer mentorship and create opportunities for discourse that encourages group learning. Developing the Naval Mind serves as a how-to manual and syllabus for leaders to create and lead wardroom, ready room, and work center discussion groups across the fleet to create a more educated and professionally engaged Navy and Marine Corps.
Categories: Social Science

The History and Politics of Star Wars

The History and Politics of Star Wars

... in Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict, edited by Max Brooks et al. (Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 2018), 171–177. For specific issues regarding the ...

Author: Chris Kempshall

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351382700

Category: History

Page: 252

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This book provides the first detailed and comprehensive examination of all the materials making up the Star Wars franchise relating to the portrayal and representation of real-world history and politics. Drawing on a variety of sources, including films, published interviews with directors and actors, novels, comics, and computer games, this volume explores the ways in which historical and contemporary events have been repurposed within Star Wars. It focuses on key themes such as fascism and the Galactic Empire, the failures of democracy, the portrayal of warfare, the morality of the Jedi, and the representations of sex, gender, and race. Through these themes, this study highlights the impacts of the fall of the Soviet Union, the War on Terror, and the failures of the United Nations upon the ‘galaxy far, far away’. By analysing and understanding these events and their portrayal within Star Wars, it shows how the most popular media franchise in existence aims to speak about wider contemporary events and issues. The History and Politics of Star Wars is useful for upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, and scholars of a variety of disciplines such as transmedia studies, science fiction, cultural studies, and world history and politics in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Categories: History

The USA and The World 2020 2022

The USA and The World 2020   2022

Strategy Strikes Back: How “Star WarsExplains Modern Military Conflict. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2018. Brooks, Rosa. How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon.

Author: David M. Keithly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475856484

Category: Education

Page: 293

View: 494

The USA and The World 2020–2022 provides students with vital information on these countries through a thorough and expert overview of political and economic histories, current events, and emerging trends.
Categories: Education