Category: <span>Resources</span>

Category: Resources

“Wired for War: the robotics revolution and conflict in the twenty-first century” review

by P. W. SingerPenguin (2009) Science fiction warfare is already with us for better or more probably for worse. Where does it go from here? We are in the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I Robot and the Terminator. …

“The Green Zone: the environmental costs of militarism” review

by Barry SandersAK Press, 2009 Given the crisis of climate change, military carbon emissions are a matter of concern, but facts have been hard to come by. Barry Sanders, basing his research on the American military machine, illustrates what an enormous environmental threat all military activity poses. He gives numerous …

“Shared Responsibilities”, Institute for Public Policy Research, 2009

At the end of June 2009 the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) published the final report of their Commission on National Security for the 21st Century – “Shared Responsibilities: a national security strategy for the UK”.  It makes for some interesting reading.  A copy of the full report can …

“A Million Bullets: the real story of the British Army in Afghanistan” review

by James FergussonCorgi Books James Fergusson gives us a picture of the fighting in Afghanistan in 2006 that does not match that given through our media. For all our high-tech weapons, this is the story of a frontier war told by the soldiers themselves, reminiscent of some of Kipling’s tales …

Climate and Conflict, Dr Stuart Parkinson, 2008

Our earth’s environmental crisis will almost certainly be the driver of any future wars – directly or indirectly. The speaker at our AGM in 2008, Dr Stuart Parkinson, set the scene with his presentation ‘Climate Change and Military Conflict’. Dr Parkinson is the Director of Scientists for Global Responsibility. Their …

“The National Security Strategy of the United Kingdom”, Cabinet Office, 2008

In recent years, the UK Government has published its first National Security Strategy (2008) and also a “Strategic Defence and Security Review” (2010) – the first since 1998. From the National Security Strategy: ‘The aim of this first National Security Strategy is to set out how we will address and …