Useful enemies : when waging wars is more important than winning them

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Full title: Useful enemies : when waging wars is more important than winning them / David Keen.
Alternative titles: When waging wars is more important than winning them
Main author: Keen, David, 1958-
Format: Book           


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245 1 0 |a Useful enemies :  |b when waging wars is more important than winning them /  |c David Keen. 
246 3 0 |a When waging wars is more important than winning them 
260 |a New Haven, CT :  |b Yale University Press,  |c 2012. 
300 |a vii, 311 p. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction -- Resource wars -- Aiding resource wars? -- Vietnam: useful enemies and useless allies -- Afghanistan -- The political functions of war -- Wars within wars -- The politics of permanent emergency -- Case study of a permanent emergency: the United States -- Shame and the psychological functions of violence -- Conclusion. 
520 |a Keen investigates why conflicts are so prevalent and so intractable, even when one side has much greater military resources. He asks who benefits from wars-- whether economically, politically, or psychologically-- and argues that in order to bring them successfully to an end we need to understand the complex vested interests on all sides. 
650 0 |a War  |x Causes. 
650 0 |a Protracted conflicts (Military science) 
650 0 |a War  |x Psychological aspects. 
650 0 |a War crimes. 
650 0 |a Violence  |x Social aspects. 
650 0 |a Politics and war. 
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