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Author Edwards, Aaron, author

Title Defending the realm? : the politics of Britain's small wars since 1945 / Aaron Edwards
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xv, 319 pages)
Contents 1. Drawing lines in the sand: evacuation from Palestine -- 2. Winning 'hearts and minds'? From imperialism to independence in Malaya -- 3. Quelling rebellion: countering the Mau Mau in Kenya -- 4. Securing the base: fighting EOKA terrorists in Cyprus -- 5. Holding the thin red line: retreat from Aden -- 6. Soldiering the peace: combating terrorism in Northern Ireland -- 7. Return to Mesopotamia: the politics of military intervention in Iraq -- 8. Building peace amidst conflict: Britain's changing strategy in Afghanistan
Summary This book details the tactical and operational dynamics of Britain's small wars, arguing that the military's use of force was more heavily constrained by wider strategic and political considerations than previously admitted
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-313) and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 8, 2018)
Subject Civil-military relations -- Great Britain -- History
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) -- Great Britain -- History
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Civil-military relations.
Diplomatic relations.
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
Military policy.
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Military policy -- History
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Subject Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526129957