background preloader

MILITARY

Facebook Twitter

Conflict News | Breaking News on War and Conflict. International Journal of Naval History | A Global Forum for Naval Historical Scholarship. Military History Online. The Journal of Military Operations | Discussions On The Conduct Of War. War History Online - Military History. Military History Monthly. Weapons - modern fire arms. The Long War Journal | A Project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Military history.

Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of armed conflict in the history of humanity, and its impact on the societies, their cultures, economies and changing intra and international relationships. Professional historians normally focus on military affairs that had a major impact on the societies involved as well as the aftermath of conflicts, while amateur historians and hobbyists often take a larger interest in the details of battles, equipment and uniforms in use.

The essential subjects of military history study are the causes of war, the social and cultural foundations, military doctrine on each side, the logistics, leadership, technology, strategy, and tactics used, and how these changed over time. Whereas Just War Theory explores the moral dimensions of warfare, and to better limit the destructive reality caused by war, seeks to establish a doctrine of military ethics. Historiography of military history[edit] Early historians[edit] Anglo-Zulu War. The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Following Lord Carnarvon's successful introduction of federation in Canada, it was thought that similar political effort, coupled with military campaigns, might succeed with the African kingdoms, tribal areas and Boer republics in South Africa.

In 1874, Sir Henry Bartle Frere was sent to South Africa as High Commissioner for the British Empire to bring such plans into being. Among the obstacles were the presence of the independent states of the South African Republic and the Kingdom of Zululand and its army.[6] Background[edit] British Empire[edit] By the 1870s the British Empire had colonies in southern Africa bordering on various Boer settlements, native African kingdoms such as the Zulus, and numerous indigenous tribal areas and states. Various interactions with these followed an expansionist policy. In 1877, Sir Bartle Frere was made High Commissioner for Southern Africa by Lord Carnarvon. "Mr. Category:Wars. Cancel Edit Delete Preview revert Text of the note (may include Wiki markup) Could not save your note (edit conflict or other problem). Please copy the text in the edit box below and insert it manually by editing this page. Upon submitting the note will be published multi-licensed under the terms of the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license and of the GFDL, versions 1.2, 1.3, or any later version.

See our terms of use for more details. Add a note Draw a rectangle onto the image above (press the left mouse button, then drag and release). This file has annotations. Save To modify annotations, your browser needs to have the XMLHttpRequest object. [[MediaWiki talk:Gadget-ImageAnnotator.js|Adding image note]]$1 [[MediaWiki talk:Gadget-ImageAnnotator.js|Changing image note]]$1 [[MediaWiki talk:Gadget-ImageAnnotator.js|Removing image note]]$1. War. "Conflict zone" redirects here. For the 2001 video game, see Conflict Zone. The War by Tadeusz Cyprian (1949), a photograph in the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw showing ruins of Warsaw's Napoleon Square in the aftermath of World War II. War is a state of armed conflict between societies. It is generally characterized by extreme collective aggression, destruction, and usually high mortality.

An absence of war is usually called "peace". Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant casualties. While some scholars see war as a universal and ancestral aspect of human nature,[1] others argue that it is only a result of specific socio-cultural or ecological circumstances.[2] Etymology The scholarly study of war is sometimes called polemology (American English: /ˌpɑːləˈmɑːlədʒi/ pah-lə-MAHL-ə-jee), from the Greek polemos, meaning "war", and -logy, meaning "the study of". Types History Effects. Future/War. Wars will remain on the minds of people for generations to come, because there is always the possibility, the drive, and the ability to wage war.

Hence, warfare will continue as it always has, with the better replacing the older, weaker versions along the road to the ideal of "military perfection". Because of the potential consequences of war, we must take a look at the forms of wars to come. This article serves as a basic overview of futuristic militaries. Out of the Shattered Earth[edit] In order to understand the military situation, it is best to first analyze the political situation. Nationalism[edit] As has occurred since the beginning of time, the Earth will continue to be divided between different factions, each with its own leaders, its own cultures, its own peoples, its own political agenda. Globalization[edit] This trend can already be seen in the formation of such prominent organizations such as the United Nations, the European Union, and the World Health organization.

Category:War. Category:Special forces of Israel. Sayeret Matkal. A Sayeret Matkal soldier. The unit is best known for Operation Thunderbolt, commonly known as Operation Entebbe, in which it rescued more than 100 Air France passengers hijacked and flown to Uganda by PFLP-EO terrorists,[2] killing 52 enemy combatants while losing only the assault element commander, Yonatan Netanyahu, and three hostages.[3] History[edit] Due to the extensive training, planning and preparation that had to be undertaken before its missions, Sayeret Matkal ended up not seeing any action during the Six-Day War.

It was however engaged extensively in the following War of Attrition. After 1967, with the rise of Palestinian political violence perpetrated by groups such as the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Sayeret Matkal began developing the first hostage-rescue and counter-terrorism techniques in the world. The Yom Kippur War in 1973 brought a profound change to the unit. The Sayeret has seen extensive service since. Recruitment and training[edit] Known operations[edit] Category:Intelligence (information gathering)

Mossad. Coordinates: Organization[edit] Executive offices[edit] The largest department of the Mossad is Collections, tasked with many aspects of conducting espionage overseas. Employees in the Collections Department operate under a variety of covers, including diplomatic and unofficial.[1] The Political Action and Liaison Department is responsible for working with allied foreign intelligence services, and nations that have no normal diplomatic relations with Israel.[1] Additionally, the Mossad has a Research Department, tasked with intelligence production, and a Technology Department concerned with the development of tools for Mossad activities.[2] History[edit] Mossad was formed on December 13, 1949, as the "Central Institute for Coordination" at the recommendation of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to Reuven Shiloah.

Motto[edit] Counter-terrorist units[edit] Directors[edit] Alleged operations[edit] Americas[edit] Argentina[edit] United States[edit] Uruguay[edit] Europe[edit] Austria[edit] Belgium[edit] List of Israeli assassinations. The following is a list of alleged and confirmed assassinations reported to have been conducted by the State of Israel. It includes attempts on notable persons who were reported to have been specifically targeted by the various Israeli security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

The term itself gained widespread currency only after Israel went public concerning its policy regarding alleged terrorists in the Palestinian territories.[4] Early into the Al Aqsa Intifada, it became the first state to publicly outline a policy of “liquidation” and “preemptive targeted killing,” when two female bystanders were killed during an operation to assassinate a Palestinian militant, Hussein ‘Abayat, on 9 November 2000.[3][5] Assassinations in the past were often premised on revenge for earlier crimes, and required a quasi-judicial commission to convict the target of culpability before action was taken.

According to the former Legal Advisor to the State Department Judge Abraham Sofaer: