The Cost of War

Australians Return
Author: Stephen Garton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australia
Page: 298
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The achievements of Australian servicemen and women have played a central role in shaping Australia's national identity. But while we rightly commemorate the sacrifices of Australians in war, we have ignored those who returned to Australia and their struggles to reintegrate into Australian society. The Cost of War: Australians Return focuses on the Anzacs who returned to Australia from the First World War, the Second World War, and Vietnam. It examines the effects of combat, the emotionaland physical scars borne by returned men and women, the impact of return on families and friends, the repatriation system that sought to alleviate the effects of return, and the efforts of Australians to understand the bodily, psychological, and cultural wounds of war. Although the book presents a darker side of the Anzac experience, it is also an appreciation of how Australians have turned something so painful into a political mythology of enduring significance. Written in a clear, refreshing, and accessible style, the author's insightful analysis is based on extensive research carried out throughout Australia.

The Costs of War

America's Pyrrhic Victories
Author: John Denson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351484443
Category: History
Page: 450
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The greatest accomplishment of Western civilization is arguably the achievement of individual liberty through limits on the power of the state. In the war-torn twentieth century, we rarely hear that one of the main costs of armed conflict is long-term loss of liberty to winners and losers alike. Beyond the obvious and direct costs of dead and wounded soldiers, there is the lifetime struggle of veterans to live with their nightmares and their injuries; the hidden economic costs of inflation, debts, and taxes; and more generally the damages caused to our culture, our morality, and to civilization at large. The new edition is now available in paperback, with a number of new essays. It represents a large-scale collective effort to pierce the veils of myth and propaganda to reveal the true costs of war, above all, the cost to liberty.Central to this volume are the views of Ludwig von Mises on war and foreign policy. Mises argued that war, along with colonialism and imperialism, is the greatest enemy of freedom and prosperity, and that peace throughout the world cannot be achieved until the central governments of the major nations become limited in scope and power. In the spirit of these theorems by Mises, the contributors to this volume consider the costs of war generally and assess specific corrosive effects of major American wars since the Revolution. The first section includes chapters on the theoretical and institutional dimensions of the relationship between war and society, including conscription, infringements on freedom, the military as an engine of social change, war and literature, and the right of citizens to bear arms. The second group includes reconsiderations of Lincoln and Churchill, an analysis of the anti-interventionist idea in American politics, a discussion of the meaning of the "just war," an assessment of how World War I changed the course of Western civilization, and finally two eyewitness accounts of the true horrors of actual combat by

The Costs of War

International Law, the UN, and World Order After Iraq
Author: Richard Falk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135917361
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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In The Costs of War, Richard Falk brings together some of his recent essays, published and unpublished, examining the impact that the Iraq War has had and will have on international law, human rights, and democracy. A new introduction provides an overview as well as a sense of the current context and reflects on the internal prospects for Iraq and on the logic of an early US military and political withdrawal. Having been revised and updated to take account of the march of events, the essays are organized into the following sections: Part 1 addresses the effects of the American invasion and occupation of Iraq on the current dimensions of world order Part 2 provides a normative inquiry into the larger intentions and consequences of the Iraq War Part 3 considers the more fundamental implications of the Iraq War, especially on our understanding of war as an instrument for the solution of conflict. Falk demonstrates the dysfunctionality of war in relation to either anti-terrorism or the pursuit of a global security system based on military dominance; the historical potential of a realistic Gandhiism as a positive alternative in the setting of global policy in the twenty-first century. The Costs of War will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, media studies, and politics and international relations in general.

Confronting the Costs of War

Military Power, State, and Society in Egypt and Israel
Author: Michael N. Barnett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400820702
Category: History
Page: 396
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What determines the strategies by which a state mobilizes resources for war? And does war preparation strengthen or weaken the state in relation to society? In addressing these questions, Michael Barnett develops a novel theoretical framework that traces the connection between war preparation and changes in state-society relations, and applies that framework to Egypt from 1952 to 1977 and Israel from 1948 through 1977. Confronting the Costs of War addresses major issues in international relations, comparative politics, and Middle Eastern studies.

The Cost of War

Economic, Social, Human Costs of the War in Sri Lanka
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethnic conflict
Page: 106
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Paying the Human Costs of War

American Public Opinion and Casualties in Military Conflicts
Author: Christopher Gelpi,Peter D. Feaver,Jason Reifler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400830091
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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From the Korean War to the current conflict in Iraq, Paying the Human Costs of War examines the ways in which the American public decides whether to support the use of military force. Contrary to the conventional view, the authors demonstrate that the public does not respond reflexively and solely to the number of casualties in a conflict. Instead, the book argues that the public makes reasoned and reasonable cost-benefit calculations for their continued support of a war based on the justifications for it and the likelihood it will succeed, along with the costs that have been suffered in casualties. Of these factors, the book finds that the most important consideration for the public is the expectation of success. If the public believes that a mission will succeed, the public will support it even if the costs are high. When the public does not expect the mission to succeed, even small costs will cause the withdrawal of support. Providing a wealth of new evidence about American attitudes toward military conflict, Paying the Human Costs of War offers insights into a controversial, timely, and ongoing national discussion.

The Cost of War

World Conference for Action on the Bombardment of Open Towns and the Restoration of Peace
Author: Thomas John Watson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258721282
Category:
Page: 64
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Also Includes Text Of The Constitution Of Eire, Ireland. International Conciliation, No. 343, October, 1938.

The Cost of War

Quotations on the Direct and Indirect Costs of War; with Select Annotated References on the Cost of War
Author: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Library
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: War
Page: 25
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Winning the Cost War

Applying Battlefield Management Doctrine to the Management of Government
Author: Dale R. Geiger
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462041035
Category: History
Page: 230
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“Dr. Geiger’s research proposes innovative and practical responses to the ‘cost war’ fought by government organizations struggling with lower budget levels. His sustained research contributions into the measurement and management of cost in government organizations promise to improve government’s mission effectiveness by improving its mission efficiency.”—Association of Government Accountants As the United States moves from Cold War to Cost War, the management of cost has greatly increased in importance. In fact, the greatest threat today to the strength of the nation may be poor management of the limited remaining resources. Winning the Cost War documents a new doctrine of cost management developed from battlefield management, one of management’s oldest applications. Dale Geiger defines and illustrates new ideas for everything from managerial cost accounting to analysis and accountability. “Winning the Cost War has moved managerial costing from being a secondary chore to a framework for success in today’s environment. A must-read for agency and corporate leaders who need to adopt battlefield instincts of strategy and tactics and apply them in the new fiscal war.”—Ward Melhuish, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Iraq

The Cost of War
Author: Jeremy Greenstock
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473539536
Category: Political Science
Page: 480
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Tony Blair's decision to back George W. Bush in his attack on Iraq will go down as a defining moment for Britain. First as Ambassador to the UN, and then as Special Envoy for Iraq, the UK’s highest authority on the ground, Sir Jeremy Greenstock was centre stage in the tumultuous days leading up to the Iraq war and witnessed first-hand its tremendous impact. This extraordinary book is a record of what he saw. Greenstock writes openly about US—UK relations, taking his readers behind closed doors and revealing the actions of key players in New York, Washington, London, Paris and the Middle East. To what extent was the Bush administration determined to attack Iraq come what may? What promise did Blair extract in exchange for backing Bush? Was the war legal? What effect is it continuing to have on Britain’s long-term relations with America and Europe? Held back from publication when originally written in 2005, and now revised with a new foreword and epilogue following the publication of the Chilcot Report, Iraq: The Cost of War is a groundbreaking blow-by-blow account of one of the most pivotal and controversial conflicts in recent world history.

The Cost of War

British Policy on French War Debts, 1918-1932
Author: Arthur Turner
Publisher: ISBS
ISBN: 9781898723370
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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The Cost of War is the first comprehensive account of British policy on French war debts in the period following the First World War. The question of war debts was an important and highly emotive issue in Anglo-French relations during the 1920s, stirring up intense Francophobe feelings on the British side and hampering efforts at co-operation between the two countries. All aspects of Anglo-French financial relations are taken into account, and the political implications, and how these impinged on international relations in general, are addressed.

The Cost of War, 1914-1919

British Economic War Aims and the Origins of Reparation
Author: Robert E. Bunselmeyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 249
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The Economics of World War II

Six Great Powers in International Comparison
Author: Mark Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521785037
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 307
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This book, the result of an international collaborative project, provides a new quantitative view of the wartime economic experiences of six great powers: the UK, the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USSR. A chapter is devoted to each country, while the introductory chapter presents a comparative overview. It aims to provide a text of statistical reference for those interested in international and comparative economic history, the history of World War II, the history of economic policy, and comparative economic systems.

The Cost of a National Crime; The Hell of War and Its Penalties

Two Treatises; Suggested by the Appointment of a Day of National Thanksgiving by the President of the United States
Author: Edward Atkinson
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781330176757
Category: Reference
Page: 36
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Excerpt from The Cost of a National Crime; The Hell of War and Its Penalties: Two Treatises; Suggested by the Appointment of a Day of National Thanksgiving by the President of the United States Many problems are now pending in respect to the past and future of national taxation which may be stated in the following terms: First. What are the necessary or normal peace expenditures of this Government when economically administered? Second. From what sources have these revenues been derived? Third. Was the revenue derived under the act known as the Dingley Bill sufficient to meet the normal or peace expenditures in the last fiscal year? Fourth. Was it likely to suffice in the present fiscal year except for the war with Spain? Fifth. Will the Dingley Bill with the recent war revenue act combined yield a sufficient revenue to meet the probable future expenditures, assuming that the surplus cash in the Treasury at the beginning of the war and the proceeds of the war loan of $200,000,000 will have sufficed to cover the cost of the war, which may now be assumed? In order to develop the facts in the case the official figures of the last fiscal year will be given and analyzed per capita. These figures will then be compared per capita with the figures of the previous twenty years, 1878 to 1897 inclusive. The per capita method of comparison, often very delusive, is in this case the only fit standard, because it gives an accurate standard of the economy or otherwise of each variation in our fiscal policy, and also because down to the enactment of the recent war revenue measures the taxes have been derived almost wholly from articles of common use and consumption, and have therefore been borne in much greater measure by consumers without distinction than with regard to their relative earnings or incomes and their ability to pay. What are the necessary or normal expenditures of the Government economically administered? From 1878 to 1897 inclusive, a period of twenty years, the standard or unit of value was gold, and all transactions were substantially at that standard, specie payment on a gold basis having been resumed Jan. 1. 1879. In the short period covered by this term antecedent to that date the so-called premium on gold was so small as to be a negligible element in the case. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Cost of War and Ways of Reducing It Suggested by Economic Theory; a Lecture


Author: Francis Ysidro Edgeworth
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781115261548
Category: History
Page: 54
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