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Re: Springer on Rid, 'Cyber War Will Not Take Place'

My reaction to the review of the re-issue of Rid's book Cyber War Will Not Take Place is the same as my reaction to the reviews of the original version, a few years ago: I reject the apparent assumption that cyber attacks cannot inflict actual physical destruction and cause actual violent deaths.
Computerized systems now control a lot of hardware in the world, the malfunctioning of which could cause vehicles to crash, fires to start, and so forth. Some of the computer-controlled hardware is weaponry equipped with explosive warheads.

Re: A-bomb motivation

Hi Paul, there is a great deal of scholarship on this subject. Too much for a short reply. I think with all things historical the truth is far more complex--especially when it comes to the development and use of Atomic/Nuclear weapons. So here I will focus on Truman and his decision specifically.

Wilson Miscamble has written about Truman and this decision quite a bit. You might look at "From Roosevelt to Truman" and "The Most Controversial Decision". Maybe take a look at Hamby's or McCullah's bios of the president.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Guy Perry
Reviewer: 
Joelle Koster

Koster on Perry, 'The Briennes: The Rise and Fall of a Champenois Dynasty in the Age of the Crusades, c. 950-1356'

Guy Perry. The Briennes: The Rise and Fall of a Champenois Dynasty in the Age of the Crusades, c. 950-1356. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 238 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19690-2.

Reviewed by Joelle Koster (University of Rhode Island) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Eyal Ginio
Reviewer: 
Denis Vovchenko

Vovchenko on Ginio, 'The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and their Aftermath'

Eyal Ginio. The Ottoman Culture of Defeat: The Balkan Wars and their Aftermath. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. xix + 377 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-026403-1.

Reviewed by Denis Vovchenko (Northeastern State University) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
David Pion-Berlin, Raphael Martinez
Reviewer: 
Justin Keye Campbell

Campbell on Pion-Berlin and Martinez, 'Soldiers, Politicians, and Civilians: Reforming Civil-Military Relations in Democratic Latin America'

David Pion-Berlin, Raphael Martinez. Soldiers, Politicians, and Civilians: Reforming Civil-Military Relations in Democratic Latin America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xiv + 402 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-14997-7; $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60443-4.

Reviewed by Justin Keye Campbell (University of Arizona) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Kyle Longley
Reviewer: 
William T. Allison

Allison on Longley, 'LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval'

Kyle Longley. LBJ's 1968: Power, Politics, and the Presidency in America's Year of Upheaval. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xv + 361 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-19303-1.

Reviewed by William T. Allison (Georgia Southern University) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Thomas Rid
Reviewer: 
Paul Springer

Springer on Rid, 'Cyber War Will Not Take Place'

Thomas Rid. Cyber War Will Not Take Place. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 232 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-066071-0.

Reviewed by Paul Springer (Air University, Air Command and Staff College) Published on H-War (December, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)