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    Book Review: The New Law of War


    Kearns, Gerard (2018) Book Review: The New Law of War. Dublin Review of Books, 98 (1/1).

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    Abstract

    The Long War: CENTCOM, Grand Strategy, and Global Security, by John Morrissey, University of Georgia Press, 184 pp, $24.95, ISBN: 978-0820351056 John Morrissey is a political geographer at NUI Galway. He has been studying how modern warfare is changing, looking, in particular, at the novelties introduced by CENTCOM, one of six regional coordinated command regions of the US military. After the Second World War, the US decided that in its major theatres of war, its military should be under consolidated command, as provided for the US military as a whole by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. These regional combined commands were given specific AORs, Areas of Responsibility, and were set up in the Pacific, in the Caribbean/South America, in the Far East, and in Europe. No more were established until CENTCOM in 1983, which was first given the Middle East and later extended to the former Soviet republics of Central Asia.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: The Long War; CENTCOM; Grand Strategy; Global Security; John Morrissey; University of Georgia Press; 978-0820351056;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 11095
    Depositing User: Gerry Kearns
    Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2019 10:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Dublin Review of Books
    Refereed: Yes
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