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To Join or Not to Join the Nuclear Club: How Nations Think about Nuclear Weapons: Two Middle East Case Studies - Libya and Pakistan
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The two papers included in this Monograph offer insights into the differing paths taken by two countries in the greater Middle East region—Libya and Pakistan—with the former relinquishing its nuclear program and the latter acquiring a military nuclear capability.
Why is the Colonel Called "Kernal"? The Origin of the Ranks and Rank Insignia Now Used by the United States Armed Forces - Enlisted Ranks, Officers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. military services still use many of the ranks they started with when they began in 1775 at the start of our Revolutionary War. The leaders adopted the organization, regulations and ranks of the British army and navy with just minor changes.
Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Vision: An Atomic Shield and Sword for Conquest - Iraq's Enemies, Iran, Israel, Osirak Airstrike, Duelfer Report, A.Q. Khan, WMD
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,370. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines why Saddam Hussein pursued nuclear weapons and, as a basic aspect of that question, how he might have employed that capability had he acquired it, whether for deterrence, warfighting, or something else.
Operational Culture for the Warfighter: Principles and Applications - Physical Environment, Economy, Social Structure, Political Structure, Iraq, Islam, Clausewitz, Wargaming
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 163,550. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This textbook is designed to help Marines link concepts of culture to the realities of planning and executing military operations around the world.
Applications in Operational Culture: Perspectives from the Field - Marine Corps Historical Perspective, Iraq, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Pashtun Tribes, Iraqi Army, Long Fight in the Long War
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 94,160. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Applications in Operational Culture, Perspectives from the Field presents six essays by experienced field-grade officers on the challenges, successes, and future warfighting problems of applying culture to military operations.
Preparing for an Era of Persistent Conflict - Low Intensity Conflict, Piracy, Somalia, Terrorism, Case Study of U.S. Iraq Invasion Decision, Clausewitz's Trinity, Unified Command Plan History
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,910. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume of papers begins with one of the central strategic issues facing the country—the lack of operational, deployable civilians. Many studies on ideal solutions to grow civilian capacity gather dust on credenzas.
Harnessing the Genie: Science and Technology Forecasting for the Air Force - 1944-1986 - von Karman, Woods Hole, Doolittle, Hap Arnold, Stever, Schriever, Forecast Project
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 105,890. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Harnessing the Genie describes and analyzes the methodologies and conclusions of the five main science and technology forecasts undertaken by the Air Force since before its birth as an independent service. Hopefully, this work will provide useful background as the Air Force grapples with the technological demands of national security in the 21st century.
An Examination of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Development Within the United States from 1952 to 1965 - Missile Gap, Sputnik, General Bernard Schriever, Simon Ramo
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines efforts of the United States to develop and deploy intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in the years from 1952 through 1965. The specific areas addressed include background information setting the stage for the extreme urgency under which these weapon systems developed including the major committees that moved the process forward.
The Strategic Defense Initiative and the End of the Cold War - SDI, Star Wars, President Reagan, Fall of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev, KAL 007, MAD Nuclear Policy, Teller, ABM Treaty, Reykjavik Summit
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a fascinating historic analysis of the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. The Cold War's end was sudden, unpredicted and the seminal event of the latter half of the twentieth century.
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 Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq - AQIM, Ansar al-Sharia, Al Nusrah Front, ISIS, Islamic Front, Alleppo, Alawites, Sunni, AQAP, Assad, Al-Shabaab, Salafist
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,670. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Even though Al Nusrah has shown a willingness to cooperate with the Islamic Front, the latter is likely to have to reject any long-term alliance with Al Nusrah if it wishes to retain funding from the Saudis and the Gulf States.
Russian Military Transformation - Goal in Sight? Conventional and Nuclear Forces, Aerospace Defense Command, Modern Weapons, Readiness, Manpower, Serdyukov
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
In this monograph, the authors use a wide range of Russian language sources and interviews to illustrate not only the Russian threat assessments highlighting the United States as a potential aggressor, but also the many unique challenges facing Russia in renewing and rearming its military.
A Soldier's Morality, Religion, and Our Professional Ethic: Does the Army's Culture Facilitate Integration, Character Development, and Trust in the Profession? Gay Pride, Army Ethic
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,320. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Among the evolving values of American society, this research seeks to address the perennial issue of religion, its role in the moral character of individual volunteers, and how, amid a secularizing society, the Stewards of the Professions can maintain an ethical culture that facilitates, indeed fosters, both correct religious expression and military effectiveness.
Soldiers of Misfortune? Blackwater USA, Private Military Security Contractors (PMSCs), Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Counterinsurgency (COIN) Campaigns, DynCorp, Zapata, Kroll
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the role of security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. From analysis of these two missions, it draws broad lessons from which it derives concrete recommendations to improve the conduct of further missions.
Searching the Skies: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program - BMEWS, SAGE, NORAD, PAVE PAWS, Spacetrack, Safeguard, Ground Observer Corps (GOC), Whirlwind
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The study provides the basis for identifying, understanding, and evaluating DoD radar facilities associated with the Cold War.
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 Unauthorized Movement of Nuclear Weapons and Mistaken Shipment of Classified Missile Components: An Assessment - USSTRATCOM, Root Cause Analysis, Doom 99 B-52 Mission, McPeak, Rumsfeld
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 85,450. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The study team was tasked with researching and writing a case study to investigate how the Air Force can reinvigorate the handling, operation, and maintenance discipline of nuclear weapons that characterized nuclear operations standards and culture at the height of the Cold War.