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Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, 1943-1945, Military and Scientific Realities, Designing the Bomb, Trinity, Trial Run, Fission Bombs, H-bomb, Thermonuclear Program History
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 34,870. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the story of one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time. It is the story of the founding of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and its successful secret mission to create the first atomic bomb, the weapon that ended World War II. This compilation also includes the extensive comments of Hans Bethe.
Trinity: The World's First Atomic Explosion - History of the Atomic Bomb Test and the New Mexico Test Site, Rehearsal Shot, Report on Nuclear Energy Released, Damage Effects, Observations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,930. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The history of the world's first atomic explosion on July 16, 1945 at the Trinity test site in southern New Mexico is covered in this unique compilation of reports and publications. The report of the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory provides a comprehensive record of the atom bomb test; other publications reveal secrets of the test site.
The Effects of Nuclear War: Tutorial on a Nuclear Weapon over Detroit or Leningrad, Civil Defense, Attack Cases and Long-Term Effects, Economic Damage, Fictional Account, Radiological Exposure
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,950. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study from 1979 examines the full range of effects that nuclear war would have on civilians: direct effects from blast and radiation; and indirect effects from economic, social, and political disruption.
Army Weapons Systems 2012 - Encyclopedic Reference to Everything from Satellites and Tanks to Small Arms and Ammunition, with Contractors Listed by System and Date
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,210. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This document, produced by the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology office, provides an encyclopedic reference to hardware and systems used by today's Army.
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools - Wargaming, Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP), Military End State, Measurements of Performance (MOP)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose for this book is straightforward: to provide an overview of planning principles and the tools used by planners to design campaign plans. Since 9/11, the US military has been involved in numerous actions, most notably in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The U.S. Navy's Vision For Information Dominance - Concept, Information as a Weapon, Guiding Principles, Road Map
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,150. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The concepts in this paper boldly point to the new niche Navy will fill at the intersection of maritime, information, and cyberspace domains. We do not seek to replace kinetic combat with information warfare or diminish the need for traditional instruments of military power.
Organizational Change in the Russian Airborne Forces: The Lessons of the Georgian Conflict (Russia-Georgia War) - Putin, Chechnya, IL-76 Aircraft, Spetsnaz, Paratroopers
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,840. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The airborne divisions are undoubtedly the most impressive formations within the Russian army. The troops of the airborne forces (VDV) are the best trained and most professional in the army.
Once Again, The Challenge to the U.S. Army During a Defense Reduction: To Remain a Military Profession
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,710. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
As with the post-Cold War downsizing during the Bill Clinton administration in the late 1990s, one critical challenge for the Army centers on the qualitative and institutional character of the Army after the reductions. Will the Army manifest the essential characteristics and behavior of a military profession comprised of Soldiers and civilians who see themselves sacrificially called to vocation?
Categorical Confusion? The Strategic Implications of Recognizing Challenges Either as Irregular or Traditional
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,140. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Strategic concepts and the theories they encourage and enable are discretionary intellectual constructions. Strategic concepts are not dictated to us; rather, we choose them and decide how they can serve as building blocks for the edifice of theory we prefer.
Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO - From Nuclear Artillery to Ballistic Missiles, TNWs and NSNWs, Nuclear Modernization, Deterrence, Operation Snowcat, Nuclear Zero, TLE (Treaty-limited Equipment)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 140,120. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This comprehensive history of the role of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, and their continued presence on the continent, provides a fascinating overview of one of the Cold War's most important facets.
The Destruction of Hiroshima 1945
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The destruction of Hiroshima was the first use of an atomic weapon in warfare. It wiped out a city, ended World War II and changed the course of human history.
Lessons of the Iraqi De-Ba'athification Program for Iraq's Future and the Arab Revolutions - Saddam Hussein, Alawite, Syria and Assad, Yemen
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,790. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Iraqi political system was organized by both the United States and Iraq, although over time, U.S. influence diminished and Iraqi influence increased. This monograph examines the policies of de-Ba'athification as initiated by the Coalition Provision Authority (CPA) under Ambassador L. Paul Bremer and as practiced by various Iraqi political commissions and entities created under the CPA order.
Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning From America's Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation - The Afghanistan War, Natural Resources and Drug Trade, al-Qaeda and Terrorism, Petraeus, McChrystal
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 111,210. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This unique book, which studies the efforts of the United States in Afghanistan, discusses potential corrective measures that can be applied to future irregular warfare and "nation-building" missions in particular and American national security affairs more generally.
U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues - Volume II: National Security Policy and Strategy, 5th Edition - Securing America from Attack, Transnational Threats
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 233,400. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition continues the effort begun in the fourth edition to include several short case studies to illustrate the primary material in the volume.
U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues, Volume I: Theory of War and Strategy - von Clausewitz, Mao, Sun Tzu, Che Guevara, Machiavelli, Luttwak - 5th Edition
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,180. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This edition of the U. S. Army War College Guide to National Security Policy and Strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College.
The Sea Disposal of Chemical Weapons
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Price: $19.00 USD. Words: 66,080. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
Ticking Time Bomb. Between 1946 and 1990, on the order of 754,975 tons (over 1.5 billion pounds or 684 million kilograms) of chemical weapons were disposed in European waters. At least 21 European Nations are now potentially at risk because of the expected toxic effect on marine life and the food chain.
The Next Arms Race - Nuclear Doctrine and Force Posture, Plutonium, Proliferation, Asia and China, Israel's Bomb, Middle East, Nuclear Missile Risks, Aerospace Power, India and Pakistan
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,350. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This 2012 report showcases studies that were done over the past three years on what the next set of strategic nuclear competitions might look like. The next arms race will be run by a much larger number of contestants — with highly destructive strategic capabilities far more closely matched and capable of being quickly enlarged than in any other previous period in history.
U.S. Army War College Key Strategic Issues List 2012-2013 (KSIL) - Landpower, Homeland Security, Regional Strategic Issues, Military Commands
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,660. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Key Strategic Issues List (KSIL) is published annually for the purpose of making students and other researchers aware of strategic topics that are, or are likely to become, of special importance to the U.S. Army.
Dear Sergeant Honey Part IV The Greatest Generation Goes Home
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,650. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A compilation of letters and diaries of a woman soldier in World War II. This is not a recollection or a retelling. The letters and diary entries are on a day-by-day basis as she lived it. Hildegarde Molnar was one of the select few of Women's Army Corps (WAC) service members to be sent overseas. She had a unique job as a court reporter for the Judge Advocate General's section. This is Part IV.
The Battle of Barrosa
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 22. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Battle of Barrosa was an unexpected British victory in the Peninsular War. Caught strung out on the march on a mountain road by a superior French army, the British should have been annihilated, but instead gained a stunning victory.