A Brief History of the Wars of the Roses (Brief Histories) by Desmond Seward

By Desmond Seward

A vintage account of the bloody competition among the dynasties of York and Lancaster for the throne of England.

During the 15th century England used to be break up in a bloody clash among the homes of York and Lancaster over who should still declare the crown. The civil wars fed on the complete country in a sequence of battles that at last observed the Tudor dynasty take strength. In A short heritage of the Wars of the Roses, Desmond Seward tells the tale of this advanced and unsafe interval of historical past in the course of the lives of 5 women and men who skilled the clash first hand. In a gripping narrative the non-public trials of the imperative characters interweave with the key occasions and personalities of 1 of the main major turning issues in British historical past.

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56 The Chinese January 2007 ASAT test has demonstrated that, even though satellites are not very easy targets, they still can be attacked. Chinese preparation may not be India-centric but is definitely a concern for India. ASAT capability could be said to be an extension of ballistic missile capabilities and India’s neighbour, Pakistan possesses ballistic missile capabilities. Near Space investments are not a deterrence to ASAT but provide an alternative to low earth orbit satellites. As per the existing status of technology, only LEO satellites can be targeted.

Major aerospace manufacturing houses are yet to make significant investments in this field and in a few cases, this technology is just reaching a stage next to the drawing board. Also, ‘space dependence for security’ is yet to evolve fully in regard to many militaries. Naturally, many states are yet to factor-in this technology in their current and futuristic military planning. In view of this, it is essential to understand the efficacy of this technology for the militaries from various angles.

Kelin, Space Warfare (London: Routledge, 2006), 6. 46 Tang Yun, ‘India Dreams of Being a Space Giant’, Beijing Review (2003): 16. Near Space Technology 37 Indian Armed Forces are getting limited benefits out of India’s space developments, particularly in the field of communication, meteorology, and so on. The reasons for India not investing into this fourth dimension of warfare could be many, but knowing the increasing relevance of space technologies into armed forces, because of revolution in technology as well as changed nature of warfare, it would be unwise on part of India to neglect this space dimension.

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