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Law, Science, Liberalism and the American Way of Warfare: The Quest for Humanity in Conflict

Carvin, Stephanie, Williams, Michael John

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1107637139 / ISBN 13: 9781107637139
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Title: Law, Science, Liberalism and the American ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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This is the first book to combine a study of technology, law and liberalism in American warfare. Num Pages: 231 pages, 3 b/w illus. BIC Classification: 1KBB; JPS; JW. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 152 x 230 x 11. Weight in Grams: 342. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107637139

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Synopsis: Founded and rooted in Enlightenment values, the United States is caught between two conflicting imperatives when it comes to war: achieving perfect security through the annihilation of threats; and a requirement to conduct itself in a liberal and humane manner. In order to reconcile these often clashing requirements, the US has often turned to its scientists and laboratories to find strategies and weapons that are both decisive and humane. In effect, a modern faith in science and technology to overcome life's problems has been utilized to create a distinctly 'American Way of Warfare'. Carvin and Williams provide a framework to understand the successes and failures of the US in the wars it has fought since the days of the early Republic through to the War on Terror. It is the first book of its kind to combine a study of technology, law and liberalism in American warfare.

Book Description: This is the first book to combine a study of technology, law and liberalism in American warfare. It provides a framework to understand the successes and failures of the US in the wars it has fought from the early days of the Republic to the War on Terror.

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