Information Warfare and Organizational Decision-Making Organizations are among the most valuable and yet most fragile structures of our civilization. We rely on organizations to obtain information, to comprehend and process information, to accumulate and internalize information, to make decisions based in part on that information, and to execute those decisions. Organizations are ubiquitous because... Besieged: An Encyclopedia of Great Sieges From Ancient Times To The Present Civilization began with the creation of cities, the congregation of people for mutual support. By their very decision to assemble and collect resources, cities became targets for raiding populations that found taking someone else’s possessions easier than producing their own. The need for defense meant that the towns soon built walls around...
Applications of Information Systems to Homeland Security And Defense A range of threats in the areas of safety and security, from natural disasters to terrorism to conventional warfare, involve complex interactions that are beyond the scope and capabilities of traditional problem solving techniques. Applications of Information Systems to Homeland Security and Defense provides an overview of complex systems’... Artillery: An Illustrated History of Its Impact (Weapons and Warfare)
This volume traces the history of artillery and its place in society
from the ancient world to the present. The term “artillery” is derived
from the Latin ars, or artis, terms for “craft” that later evolved
through the Old French atillier, meaning “to deck, adorn with care
or arrange”; atil,...
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