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The Conflicts in Yemen and U.S. National Security - Yemeni Regional Politics and Saudi Arabia, Drones, Qat Chewing, al-Qaeda, War on Terror, Houthi Tribesmen Rebellion, Zaydi Shiite Sect, Kleptocracy
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,580. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
Yemen is not currently a failed state, but it is experiencing huge political and economic problems that can have a direct impact on U.S. interests in the region. It has a rapidly expanding population with a resource base that is limited and already leaves much of the current population in poverty.
Secret Weapon: High-value Target Teams as an Organizational Innovation - Iraq, Afghanistan, Taliban, al-Qaeda, Petraeus, Odierno, The Surge in Iraq, SOF, Tommy Franks, Task Force Freedom in Mosul
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,410. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study argues that interagency teams were a major catalyst in turning around the Iraq War, and that they will disappear from America's arsenal unless the knowledge base supporting the innovation can be secured.
Preppers: History and the Cultural Phenomenon
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 94,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by Prepper Press. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
The word ‘prepper’ seems to have burst onto the scene within the last 10 years, and has increasingly become associated with “fringe” extremists. They have been labeled by some as “domestic terrorists.” But is prepping a new phenomenon? For those who wonder what a prepper is, this book offers a look at what they used to be—and what they are today.
The Crescent and the Cross
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Two massive armies, two legendary leaders, two historic creeds, and one desperate battle that would determine the fate of Western Civilization for centuries to come….
Defense Science Board Task Force Report - Force Protection in Urban and Unconventional Environments: Training Regime, Tactical Intelligence, Red Teaming, Role for Technology, SSTR Operations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,240. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Force protection is not an end in itself. Furthermore, protecting the force is not only, or even mainly, about defensive measures. To the extent that "force protection" connotes bunkers and barbed wire, it is not a helpful term.
The Interagency and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Roles - Lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan, Presidential Decision Directives, COIN and the Army
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 193,540. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
U.S. military campaigns in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the greater Global War on Terrorism have confronted civilian policymakers and senior military officers with a complex, fluid battlefield which demands kinetic and counterinsurgency capabilities.
Decisionmaking in Operation Iraqi Freedom: Removing Saddam Hussein by Force - The Surge, General Casey, General Raymond Odierno, General David Petraeus, Ambassador Khalilzad
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
With this initial volume of its Operation IRAQI FREEDOM Key Decisions Monograph Series, the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) attempts to write about key decisions while they are still fresh in the memories of the participants.
Strategic Reflections: Operation Iraqi Freedom, July 2004 - February 2007 - President Bush, Iraq Elections, Petraeus, Abizaid, Zalmay Khalilzad, Military Operations in Baghdad, Insights for Leaders
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 96,410. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom were the first major wars of the 21st century. They will not be the last. They have significantly impacted how our government and military think about prosecuting wars.
A Comprehensive Approach to Improving U.S. Security Force Assistance (SFA) Efforts - DoD Programs to Train, Advise, and Assist Foreign Partners' Security Establishments
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Letort Paper analyzes the topic of Security Force Assistance (SFA) and provides some specific recommendations designed to improve U.S. performance. SFA may be a new term, but the activities themselves are familiar ones related to how the Department of Defense (DoD) works to train, advise, and assist foreign partners' security establishments to accomplish common objectives.
The Death of Glory
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,870. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this well-researched and highly readable book, Robin Neillands reveals the truth behind this fallacy and the events surrounding the battles of the Great War, and sets them in a wider context.
Monty's Greatest Victory: The Drive for the Baltic, April-May 1945
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,370. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Charles Whiting tells how this enigmatic soldier achieved his goal through ruthless generalship and a typical disregard for orders from above.
An Analysis of the FARC in Colombia: Breaking the Frame of FM 3-24 - From the Beginnings of the FARC to the Present, Guerrilla Insurgency, Doctrinal Gaps, Summary of Narrative and Strategy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General
This monograph tells the narrative of the FARC in Colombia from the perspective of the counterinsurgent and presents a summary of the evolution of the FARC. The Colombian government has achieved recent success against the FARC after more than forty years.
Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan: Comparing Past Counterinsurgencies for Future Applications - Special Operations COIN, Philippine War, Malayan Emergency, Taliban, Karzai
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Village Stability Operations (VSO) has been the cornerstone counterinsurgency strategy and primary mission for U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan since 2010. The VSO program has drawn criticism for human rights violations committed by the Afghan Local Police and poor reception by much of the Afghan population.
Full Duty: Working for Patton, Clark and Truscott in WWII (And the “Forgotten” War with the Fifth Army)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014 by Star Publish LLC. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Kentucky farmer Laban Jackson started a military career under General Patton, was promoted 3 times, and dispatched by Ike to organize the Fifth Army. As HQ Commandant under Generals Patton, Clark, and Truscott, Jackson experienced 3 invasions and countless battles. Jackson’s story provides some new insights for this brief history of the North African and Italian campaigns during WWII.
United States and Unconventional Warfare - Al Qaeda's Exploitation of American Weakness, Iran and Proxy Terrorism, Hizbollah, China's Holistic Asymmetric Warfare Plan, Future Adversaries
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Given the success of terrorist organizations against the United States since 1983 it is prudent to ask if nations will pursue unconventional engagements with the United States.
Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America be Defeated? Technology, Myth of Blitzkrieg, Terrorism
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 144,610. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. Army War College's Ninth Annual Strategy Conference was held at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. The theme of the conference was "Challenging the United States Symmetrically and Asymmetrically: Can America Be Defeated?"
Globalization and Asymmetrical Warfare - Information and Technology, Media Effects, Merging of Defense and Commercial Technologies, Nuclear and Cyber Attack Threats to America, Force Structure
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,230. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This research paper analyzes the globalization trend and the effect it is having on the ability to conduct asymmetrical attacks against the United States and our Allies worldwide. This research is intended to provide insight into the way that globalization is allowing our potential adversaries to act on a global scale.
Terrorism and the New Age of Irregular Warfare: Challenges and Opportunities - New Technologies, WMD Proliferation, American Military and National Security, Weapons, Nuclear Systems
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Congressional hearing examined terrorism and the new age of irregular warfare, exploring issues such as the use of new technologies, WMD proliferation, the role of expensive weapons systems, nuclear weaponry, and the American military and national security.
2020-2040 U.S. Army Operating Concept (AOC): Win in a Complex World - How Future Army Forces Prevent Conflict, Win Wars, Shape Security Environments, Tenets and Core Competencies
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,530. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Army Operating Concept (AOC) describes how future Army forces will prevent conflict, shape security environments, and win wars while operating as part of our Joint Force and working with multiple partners.
Our Little Town
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 124,440. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014 by G. & E. Johnstone Pty Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
‘Our Little Town’ tells of the life and spirit of a Victorian fishing village through the voices of one family across five generations. Elsie Johnstone has captured the memories of 28 members of a Lakes Entrance clan stemming from William Carstairs, a founder and legendary fisherman. It colourfully re-creates growing up in a town of a few hundred people heavily dependent on the sea for survival.