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The United States Air Force and the Culture of Innovation, 1945-1965 - Missiles, Space Vehicles, ICBMs, von Karman, Schriever, RAND, MITRE, Titan, Atlas, Minuteman, Sputnik Crisis
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,230. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This exceptional work demonstrates in fine detail how the application of systems management by the United States Air Force to its ballistic missiles and computer programs not only produced critical new weapons, but also benefited American industry.
Training to Fight: Training and Education During the Cold War - Pentomic Era, Korean War, Vietnam War, Top Gun Miramar, Coverage of Training Facilities Listed by State
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 109,850. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book provides a contextual foundation for the documentation and, in some cases, preservation of the hundreds of Cold War-era military training and education facilities within the United States.
The United States Air Force (USAF): Basic Documents on Roles and Missions (Air Staff Historical Study) - McNamara, Curtis LeMay, James Forrestal, Space Command, Key West Agreement
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 158,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Office of Air Force History has collected in this volume the most significant documents which have determined the roles and missions of the Air Force, from its birth in 1947 to the present. The documents themselves only tell part of the story, of course.
Al-Qaida After Ten Years of War - A Global Perspective of Successes, Failures, and Prospects - Iraq and Afghanistan, Pakistan, Arab Spring, Tuaregs, bin Laden, Egypt, al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda
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Price: $7.59 USD. Words: 118,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Over the past 10 years, counterterrorism efforts have disrupted its main training facilities and eliminated much of the core leadership structure, including the mastermind Usama Bin Ladin. Despite this, Al-Qaida has proved resilient.
The Emerging Shield: The Air Force and the Evolution of Continental Air Defense, 1945-1960 - NORAD, Dew Line, SAGE, BOMARC, SAC, Early Warning Systems, Radar Fence, Atom Bomb Impact
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,290. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The volume begins with the U.S. Army Air Service's involvement with air defense in World War I and traces the story through to the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The Development of Air Doctrine in the Army Air Arm 1917-1941 - Hap Arnold, Chennault, Douhet, Mitchell, Foulois, Drum Board, Alexander de Seversky, General Eaker, World War I and II
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph recounts the development of air doctrine in the Army air arm from 1917 to 1941. It includes concepts, both strategic and tactical, that emerged during World War I and the period following, up to the entry of the United States into World War II.
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools - Wargaming, Clausewitz, Iraq, Petraeus, Afghanistan, Tommy Franks, Dr. Strange, War Against Terrorism, Hurricane Katrina, Post 9/11
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools is designed to be used as a handbook for developing campaign plans at the US Army Command and General Staff College.
The Paradox of Power: Sino-American Strategic Restraint in an Age of Vulnerability - China and the U.S., Chinese Nuclear Weapons, Space, Cyberspace, Strategic Power, Cyber Warfare
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,280. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This book assesses the prospect of U.S.-Chinese competition in these domains (nuclear, space, and cyber) and develop three related analytic findings upon which their recommendations are built.
The United States Army Air Arm - April 1861 to April 1917, Wright Brothers, Curtiss and Burgess Airplanes, Air Fatalities, Balloons, Airships, Early Planes, Signal Corps, Aviation School
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 177,980. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This important official monograph recounts the development of aviation in the United States Army from April 1861, when the Army first became interested in balloons as a means of observation, to April 1917, when America entered World War I.
Forging the Sword: Defense Production During the Cold War - DoD Industrial Facilities, Aircraft, Ammunition, Tank Plants, Shipyards, Reagan Buildup, Redstone, Pine Bluff, Picatinny Arsenal
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,200. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study is a contextual overview to assist anyone researching Cold War industrial facilities in the United States. It gives a broad overview of the structure of the government-owned portion of the defense industrial base and discusses the various trends that affected that structure from the 1940s to the 1980s.
Al-Qaida, the Tribes, and the Government - Lessons and Prospects for Iraq's Unstable Triangle, Middle East Studies Paper, al-Qaeda, the Awakening
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 107,360. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
As part of its anti-American insurgency in the Sunni areas, Al-Qaida's policy errors, characterized by an arrogant and uncompromising approach to tribal economic, social, and cultural interests, as well as the alienation of the existing tribal leadership, engendered considerable popular discontent and contributed to an eventual shifting of tribal alliances to the United States.
Al-Anbar Awakening - Volume I - American Perspectives, U.S. Marines and Counterinsurgency in Iraq, 2004-2009, Blackwater, Fallujah, al-Qaeda, Counterinsurgency, Ramadi, Turning the Tide
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 146,100. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Part one of this two-volume anthology of interviews tells the story of the al-Anbar Awakening and the emergence of al-Anbar Province from the throes of insurgency.
Mobility, Support, Endurance: A Story of Naval Operational Logistics in the Vietnam War 1965-1968 - Pueblo and Lloyd Bucher, Forces Afloat, Seventh Fleet, Inshore and Inland Waterways
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,650. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Over the years a number of general officers and a few flag officers in positions of responsibility have written their own accounts of what went on during a major war. Quite understandably these have tended to focus mainly on the purely combat features of the war and on overall strategy. The result has often been an unbalanced picture of the total military effort.
Damn the Torpedoes: A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777-1991 - Farragut, Civil War, Minecraft, Wonsan, Minehunting, Minesweeping, Bushnell, Fulton, World War II, Vietnam, Iran
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,620. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is an authoritative and thorough history of U.S. Navy mine countermeasures. Mine warfare is by definition the strategic and tactical use of sea mines and their countermeasures, including all offensive and defensive mining and protection against mines.
Foulois and the U.S. Army Air Corps 1931-1935: Air Mail Fiasco, Chief in Trouble, World War I, Billy Mitchell, Rickenbacker, MacArthur, FDR, Drum Board, B-7, B-9, B-10, B-12, B-17, DC-2, XB-15
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 181,590. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this thoroughly researched and lucidly written volume, Lt. Col. John F. Shiner describes the Air Corps' effort to prepare the nation for war; to gain money, aircraft, and, even more important, independence; and to achieve a capability to wage aerial war.
Protection of Civilians (PoC) Military Reference Guide - Peacekeeping, U.N. Protection, Protection of Children, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, SWEAT-MSO, Patrols, Humanitarian Assistance
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 119,610. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The PoC Military Reference Guide is primarily intended for military commanders and staffs who must consider the Protection of Civilians (PoC) during multidimensional Peace Support Operations (PSO) or Military Operations during Armed Conflict (MOAC), particularly when PoC is an operational or strategic objective.
Special Operations Forces (SOF) Guide: Leadership, Theory, Strategic Art, Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) Factbook, Essays and Research Topics
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,350. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Six important documents provide unique information about U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU).
United States Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Tests: Project Trinity 1945-46, Operation Crossroads 1946, Operation Sandstone 1948 - Technical Data, Nuclear Test Personnel Review
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,660. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Three fascinating reports from the U.S. government provide exclusive details about early American atmospheric atomic tests: Trinity (the first atomic weapon ever exploded), Crossroads, and Sandstone.
Key Considerations for Irregular Security Forces in Counterinsurgency - Dhofar, Operation Iraqi Freedom Case Study, Oman, Sultan Qaboos, General Franks, Rumsfeld, Petraeus
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,770. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Modern western militaries largely neglected the study of counterinsurgency prior to the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. Stung by the loss in Vietnam, the US military chose to minimize counterinsurgency and focused on the conventional warfare which it preferred and was better trained, organized, and equipped to conduct.
Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-conflict Environments - Iraq and Afghanistan, Shari'a Compliant Finance, Odierno, Petraeus, Shining Path Guerrillas
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,890. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Should a military force focus on security first, or the economy? How can it do both? This is the challenge of Stability Economics.