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 UT Military: Conflict of Ideology
Universities are not only hotbeds of military activity, they are adversely affected by the ethical compromises and threats to academic freedom that accompany a Department of Defense presence.
It is naïve to think that an abundance of funding from the military does not affect the projects chosen to be worthy of scientific inquiry.
Postol, a leading critic of the military's missile defense testing program has accused the Pentagon of trying to silence him and intimidate MIT with threats of revoking the Institute's management of the Lincoln Laboratory at Hanscom Air Force Base in Lexington, Massachusetts.
www.utwatch.org /war/ut_military6.html   (501 words)

 A Face and a Name: Civilian Victims of Insurgent Groups in Iraq: XVI. Legal Standards and the Conflict in Iraq
Military commanders on the ground must act to prevent and where necessary suppress serious violations involving the local population under their control or subject to their authority.
During international armed conflicts and arguably during internal ones, all parties must avoid locating military objectives near densely populated areas and they must, to the extent feasible, remove civilians and civilian objects from the vicinity of military objectives.
Military commanders, whether of regular armed forces or non-state armed groups, may be held responsible for war crimes committed under their orders.
hrw.org /reports/2005/iraq1005/16.htm   (6212 words)

 Russian Military Doctrine (2000) [Free Republic]
The Military Doctrine is a document for a transitional period—the period of the formation of democratic statehood and a mixed economy, the transformation of the state’s military organization, and the dynamic transformation of the system of international relations.
The Military Doctrine is defensive in nature, which is predetermined by the organic combination within its provisions of a consistent adherence to peace with a firm resolve to defend national interests and guarantee the military security of the Russian Federation and its allies.
Armed conflict can arise in the form of an armed incident, an armed action, and other armed clashes on a limited scale and be the consequence of an attempt to resolve national, ethnic, religious, or other differences with the help of the means of military conflict.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a394aa0466bfe.htm   (6861 words)

 Military history of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the early years of the British colonization of North America, military action in the colonies that would become United States were the result of conflicts with Native Americans, such as in the Pequot War of 1637 and King Philip's War in 1675.
This conflict is also known as the "Philippine Insurrection." This name was historically the most commonly used in the U.S., but Filipinos and an increasing number of American historians refer to these hostilities as the "Philippine-American War," and, in 1999, the U.S. Library of Congress reclassified its references to use this term.
In the United States, the conflict was termed a police action under the aegis of the United Nations rather than a war, largely in order to remove the necessity of a Congressional declaration of war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_history_of_the_United_States   (6635 words)

 FAS Public Interest Report: January/February 1995
The notion of a "military technical revolution" or a "revolution in military affairs"-both of which are terms that originated in Soviet military thought-has become endemic in the literature of defense analysis.
The current, or pending, revolution in military affairs is predicated largely on the exploitation of new information technologies that promise an unprecedented degree of detailed and near-instantaneous data on battlefield conditions along with the ability to coordinate and execute battle plans with extraordinary precision and lethality.
Military analysts emphasize that a military technical revolution is not simply a matter of introducing advanced technology, but that it also requires an appropriate revision of military institutions and practices.
www.fas.org /faspir/pir0295.html   (9932 words)

 Treating Core Conflict Problems
In prolonged and escalated conflicts, distrust is inevitable, and it significantly hampers the ability of the parties to negotiate even a partial solution to their problems.
The ultimate goal of conflict transformation is reconciliation--a return to normal relations between disputing groups where each side accepts the legitimacy of the other's identity and aspirations, apologizes for and forgives the other for past aggressive or violent acts.
By helping people involved in conflicts better understand what is going on and what options they have for dealing with their problems in constructive ways, it is possible to provide lasting assistance which will have impact far beyond any outside conflict resolution intervention.
www.colorado.edu /conflict/peace/!treating_core.htm   (5565 words)

 APP: MILITARY CONFLICT: Saving New Jersey's bases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The payrolls of some 43,000 workers on military installations in the state reached $1.6 billion in 2002.
And military spending on payroll and defense contracts contributed nearly $400 million in state and local tax revenues in 2002.
The state's lone casualty was the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, which closed in 1999.
orig.app.com /militaryconflict/story/0,21816,1155852,00.html   (1507 words)

 War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An unconditional surrender is made in the face of overwhelming military force as an attempt to prevent further harm to life and property.
A war where the forces in conflict belong to the same country or empire or other political entity is known as a civil war.
Asymmetrical warfare is a conflict between two populations of drastically different levels of military mechanisation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_conflict   (5148 words)

 The risk of an Indonesian military attack against Australia - Military Photos
The subject of this assessment is the risk of a military conflict between Indonesia and Australia.
While the Indonesian military (TNI) looks formidable on paper, with a total manpower of about 290,000, especially when compared to that of Australia, which has 50,000 personnel, the real issue is what forces Indonesia can move to Australia in support of military operations.
Such a conflict would not be based around major exchanges, but the use of light air attacks, and special forces that conduct sabotage operations against Australian military, economic and other civil targets such as mines, offshore oil and gas platforms and infrastructure.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=13167   (4056 words)

 APP: Military Conflict: Saving New Jersey's Bases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Another round of military base closings is expected in 2005.
In an eight-part series, Gannett New Jersey assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the state's military installations and the impact they have on the Garden State's economy.
As the military prepares for another round of Base Closings and Realignment Commission meetings in 2005, New Jersey's military bases and posts, with the aid of civilian advocates, are attempting to position themselves as vital parts of the country's military infrastructure.
orig.app.com /militaryconflict   (304 words)

 Irish Northern Aid, Inc./Conflict's Deaths   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The bare facts are that of the 3, 285 deaths in the conflict from July 1969 to December 1993, Republicans have killed 1,928, Loyalists 911, British forces 357, Irish Republic forces have killed 3 and "others" [deaths impossible to link to a military group] 86.
The raw data clearly indicates that the IRA is engaged in a military conflict against the British army and its operatives.
It is in consideration of the nature of the conflict for insurgent forces against a modern, highly mechanized, sophisticated and armed occupation force that holds all of the ground, that IRA civilian causalities needs to be accessed.
www.inac.org /irishhistory/deaths   (1851 words)

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U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry spoke to the conference on the prevention and deterrence of military conflicts.
In closing, Perry noted that the very fact that communal conflicts are now the highest profile military conflicts marks a kind of success in conflict prevention.
Global and regional conflicts, were they to occur, would be much more devastating than communal conflicts.
www.colorado.edu /conflict/peace/example/perr5244.htm   (689 words)

 Fleets with Military 2 or greater
While this fleet is supporting a Crusade conflict you may cause it to add an additional 15 support at resolution, but you must then discard it at the end of the turn and all races' tensions toward you increase by 2.
For the rest of this turn, the target may participate in any conflict in which Military may be used, regardless of restrictions on which race or faction may participate.
If a military conflict is in play that targets a location, this fleet must rotate to oppose one.
web.purplefrog.com /~northrup/b5ccg/Mil2Full.html   (4947 words)

 Military Conflict Becoming A Private Enterprise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
And it’s not just in Iraq, but around the world -- in conflict zones from Liberia to Kosovo to Afghanistan -- that the United States is putting hired help behind the front lines to ease the burden of its overworked armed forces.
The chief military contractor in Iraq, Kellogg, Brown and Root, has had three workers killed in Iraq, two of whom died in ambushes.
Peter W. Singer, a Brookings Institution military analyst, estimates there is one contractor for every 10 foreign soldiers in Iraq -- 10 times the private involvement in the Gulf War.
www.countercurrents.org /iraq-ap311003.htm   (1241 words)

 Post-Conflict Operations from Europe to Iraq
The military's reluctance to think deeply about the place of peace operations in military affairs derived from a rich tradition of Western military theory, typified by the 19th century Prussian thinker Carl von Clausewitz, who emphasized the primacy of winning battles and destroying the enemy's conventional troops.
In the present military education system, however, much of the edification relevant to building these attributes is provided--if at all--at the war colleges to a relatively elite group being groomed for senior leader and joint duty positions.
The military also needs a more robust and integrated acquisition program--a "system of systems" approach to cost-conflict missions that includes more aggressive development of non-lethal technologies, capacities to rapidly equip and interface with domestic security forces, and support for the reconstruction and protection of governance and other critical infrastructure.
www.heritage.org /Research/NationalSecurity/hl844.cfm   (5217 words)

 Interactive History - military conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Different kinds of military units have different effectiveness based on their organization.
Then reduce the Force of all other military units by their size difference with that unit.
Population is the population of the society and military% is the percentage of the population involved in military service.
users.tkk.fi /~vesanto/ihfudge/military.html   (705 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Military: News and Media   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Journal of Conflict Studies - Biannual publication dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly research in the field of low-intensity conflict studies.
The Journal of Slavic Military Studies - Investigates all aspects of military affairs in the Slavic nations of central and eastern Europe in historical and geopolitical context.
Military Training Technology Online - Coverage of the use of technology in military training - topics include such matters as simulation training systems, modeling and simulation, and interactive distance learning.
dmoz.org /Society/Military/News_and_Media   (1212 words)

 World War II, global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating ...
World War II World War II global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history.
Moreover, the Soviet military leadership had concluded that blitzkrieg, as it had been practiced in Poland and France, would not be possible on the scale of a Soviet-German war; both sides would therefore confine themselves for the first several weeks at least to sparring along the frontier.
Most of his political and military associates chose to leave the capital for places in north and south Germany likely to be out of the Soviet reach.
www.emayzine.com /lectures/WWII.html   (6948 words)

 CCC - Asymmetric Conflict in South Asia: The Kargil War
In the summer of 1999, India and Pakistan fought a 73 day military conflict in the upper reaches of Kashmir at Kargil, located 120 miles from the capital city of Srinagar.
The conflict was a clear manifestation of a 50 year-old sub-continental rivalry that has portents of a nuclear conflagration affecting global peace and security.
The confrontation was a revealing example of asymmetric conflict, wherein opposing combatants employ markedly different resources and strategies in an attempt to maximize their advantages and exploit the opponent's weaknesses.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /research/kargil/index.asp   (565 words)

 US Pentagon contingency planning for military conflict with Venezuela
Military sources ascribe Venezuela’s emergence on a list of actual military threats as a reflection of an important post 9/11 war reality: The events themselves of September 11 provide justification … and perceived need … to take risks in thinking about unanticipated threats.
But Rumsfeld also pushed the military to develop what is loosely described as “adaptive” plans, the preparations and systems necessarily to take military action in unanticipated contingencies.
Rumsfeld’s broad guidance to the military is to be prepared to handle four “persistent and emerging challenges,” labeled as traditional, irregular, catastrophic, and disruptive.
www.williambowles.info /venezuela/2005/us_conflict.html   (932 words)

 Maine State Archives: Miliary Records and Related Sources
Researchers who are interested in Nineteenth Century military history as it affected citizens at the State and local level, and in Maine's participation in national military affairs, will find extensive resources available to them at the Maine State Archives.
Researchers interested in the military history of Maine prior to Statehood should consult the Archives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Boston.
In addition to providing insight into the peacetime administration of the State militia, these records also reveal Maine's response to the border troubles that led to the Aroostook War of 1839; to the Mexican War, 1846-1848; to the Civil War and to the Spanish-American War of 1898.
www.state.me.us /sos/arc/archives/military/military.htm   (453 words)

 U.S. Has Plan For Military Conflict With Venezuela:
There is not a doubt that military planners are doing what military planners do: looking at the world through the prism of potential threat, fitting countries to their models of action and reaction, toiling away they think in secret, considering the "what ifs." This is particularly the case after the failure of 9/11.
Chavez has for months been using conflict with the United States and the resulting and associated threats -- real or imagined -- of assassinations, military coups, oil sabotage and invasion to mobilize and organize the Venezuelan people and strengthen his hold on power.
Rumsfeld is equally opportunistic, carrying out his duty and unflinchingly and unapologetically seeing the world in the way that he does: There may be no "plan" for an assassination, coup, sabotage or invasion, and that in itself is a problem to be rectified.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article10881.htm   (1001 words)

 Report cites abuse at old Iraqi military base - Conflict in Iraq - MSNBC.com
The camp, in a former Iraqi military base at Baghdad International Airport, was the first stop for many insurgents on their way to Abu Ghraib prison a few miles away.
The Times said the abuse at Camp Nama began as the Iraqi insurgency intensified in early 2004 and continued after photographs of abuse at Abu Ghraib were made public in April 2004, belying Pentagon assertions that abuse was limited to a small group of reservists at the notorious detention center.
Many of their complaints are supported by declassified military documents and e-mail messages from FBI agents who worked with the task force, the Times said.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/11911144   (569 words)

 The New Yorker : fact : content
Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups.
One military planner told me that White House criticisms of Iran and the high tempo of planning and clandestine activities amount to a campaign of “coercion” aimed at Iran.
One of the military’s initial option plans, as presented to the White House by the Pentagon this winter, calls for the use of a bunker-buster tactical nuclear weapon, such as the B61-11, against underground nuclear sites.
www.newyorker.com /fact/content/articles/060417fa_fact   (5426 words)

 Ivory Coast Conflict
During his presidency from 1960 to 1993 Houphouet-Boigny cultivated close political ties with West which insulated the Ivory Coast from the turmoil associated with the military uprisings and Marxist experimentations that characterized the region.
By maintaining an environment of stability, the Ivory Coast was able to develop its economy, attracting foreign investment and becoming the world’s largest producer of cocoa.
During preparations for the 2000 presidential election Alassane Ouattara, a Muslim who had served as Prime Minister under Houphouet-Boigny announced his intention to run, sharply dividing the nation along religious and ethnic lines.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/ivory-coast.htm   (737 words)

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