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Knights, Michael

Overview
Works: 24 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 1,032 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History  Musical settings 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Michael Knights
Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power by Michael Knights( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike other books about the war in Iraq, this study covers operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and all the smaller operations in between. The result is a detailed military narrative of America's struggle against Iraq's Baathists between 1990 and 2005. This unique perspective sets the scene for a new and constructive critique of U.S. military power and the asymmetric resistance capabilities of U.S. adversaries at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Threading together the political-military and military-technical aspects of the struggle, Michael Knights traces the evolution of the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's regime and identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the military approaches used by the United States to contain and finally roll back the threat." "A recognized authority on U.S. military operations in the Persian Gulf, the author was given insider access to American military and political decision makers who had hands-on experience of operations in Iraq. Drawing on twenty-seven months of interviews and research, he provides information that has never before been released, including the first unclassified accounts of such operations as Desert Strike, Desert Fox, Northern Watch, Southern Watch, and Southern Focus." "Arguing that operations in Iraq can be effectively analyzed only if considered as a continuum, Knights assesses how political objectives become military objectives and how military objectives guide military-technical operations. This thoughtful work is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the factors and actions that limit U.S. military power in practice rather than in theory."--Jacket
Operation Iraqi Freedom and the new Iraq : insights and forecasts by Ludwig van Beethoven( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Troubled waters : future U.S. security assistance in the Persian Gulf by Michael Knights( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombing Iraq : influence and decision making in the targeting, phasing and weaponeering of modern air campaigns by Michael Knights( )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond worst-case analysis : Iran's likely responses to an Israeli preventive strike by Michael Eisenstadt( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although an Israeli preventive strike on Iran's nuclear program would be a high-risk endeavor carrying a potential for escalation in the Levant or the Persian Gulf, it would not be the apocalyptic event that some foresee. In this Policy Note, two Washington Institute military experts assess the likelihood of various Iranian responses based on the regime's past behavior and strategic culture. Cutting through Tehran's often-fiery rhetoric on the subject, they outline steps Washington can take to both impede reconstitution of the program and mitigate post-strike risks without appearing complicit in any Israeli decision to attack
The calm before the storm : the British experience in southern Iraq by Michael Knights( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors diagnose the many problems afflicting southern Iraq, a key population center and the main source of revenue for the central government. Beginning with prewar realities and the immediate aftermath of the coalition invasion, they discuss the British military and civil plans for the region and how those plans have been challenged, and often thwarted, in the years since by rampant disorder, dangerous local political developments, well-organized Islamist movements, outside interference from countries like Iran, and the partisanship and weakness of government security forces. With promising new initiatives balanced against the sober reality of a British troop drawdown, the south's fortunes will have profound implications for the future of Iraq as a whole
CTC Sentinel. Volume 1, Issue 7, June 2008. Al-Qa'ida in Iraq: Lessons from the Mosul Security Operation( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demise of al-Qa'ida in Iraq has been heralded on a number of occasions during the past five years, only to witness the movement adapt to survive by shifting to new safe havens. Following the conclusion of the latest phase of Operation Za'ir al-Assad fi Sawlat al-Haqq (Lion's Roar in Rightful Assault), or the Mosul security plan, the subject of al-Qa'ida in Iraq's fortunes is once again in the headlines. The 10-day push by security forces into insurgent neighborhoods between May 10-20, 2008, witnessed very low levels of violence, with the number of recorded incidents dropping by 85%. As the result of leadership targeting and the loss of safe havens, Multinational Force Iraq (MNF-I) spokesman Rear Admiral Patrick Driscoll characterized AQI and other insurgent groups in Mosul as being "off-balance and on the run."
Shia strength : Iraqi militants adapt to the US drawdown by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Iran's influence in Iraq : countering Tehran's whole-of-government approach by Michael Eisenstadt( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Iran's attempts to wield its influence in Iraq have thus far yielded only mixed results, though the formation of a new government that incorporates many of Tehran's closest Iraqi allies, and the impending U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq, will present new opportunities for Iran to extend its reach. Such a move is likely to generate further Iraqi pushback, though it remains to be seen whether Iranian influence will continue to be "self-limiting" or whether this emerging reality will create new opportunites for Tehran to transform Iraq into a weak client state via a gradual process of "Lebanonization." Over the long run, the nature of the relationship between Iraq and Iran will depend largely on the security situation in Iraq, the political complexion of the Iraqi government, and the type of long-term relationship Iraq builds with its Arab neighbors and the United States. Moreover, Iraq's reemergence as a major oil exporter, likely at Iran's expense, will almost certainly heighten tensions between the two oil-exporting nations
Yemen oil attacks display intent but little capability by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power by Michael Knights( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This [book] covers operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and all the smaller operations in between. [It] is a detailed military narrative of America's struggle against Iraq's Baathists between 1990 and 2005.-Dust jacket
USA learns lessons in time-critical targeting by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rising to Iran's challenge : GCC military capability and U.S. security cooperation by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At a time of declining U.S. military spending and growing concern about Iran's hegemonic ambitions and nuclear intentions, the Gulf Cooperation Council states continue to view the U.S. military as the hub of their security efforts. How can Washington help bolster Gulf defenses against Iran without exacerbating military tensions, destabilizing the region, or completely remaking the institutions and relationships it has worked so hard to build in the past? In this Policy Focus, defense expert Michael Knights explains why partnering with multiple GCC states on the most crucial missions and niche capabilities is the most cost-effective way to maintain stability in the Gulf. After detailing the strides that regional militaries have already taken in areas such as missile defense, infrastructure protection, and naval warfare coordination, the paper describes how the United States can encourage GCC decision-makers to prioritize collective and individual efforts that will best keep Iran in check
The long haul : rebooting U.S. Security in Iraq by Michael Knights( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Baby boomers by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Endangered species : Al-Qaeda in Iraq adapts to survive by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Points of order : Iraq's painful government formation by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Deadly developments : explosively formed projectiles in Iraq by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Withdrawal symptoms : what will happen after the US leaves Iraq? by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Affecting trust : terrorism, Internet and offensive information warfare by Michael Knights( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Cradle of conflict : Iraq and the birth of modern U.S. military power
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Operation Iraqi Freedom and the new Iraq : insights and forecastsTroubled waters : future U.S. security assistance in the Persian Gulf
Alternative Names
Knights, Michael

Knights, Michael Andrew

Knights, Michael (Michael Andrew)

Languages
English (42)