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This book tells the story of one part of the Navy's research and development effort. Rooted in tradition and heritage traced directly back to the first efforts of Lieutenant Dahlgren to improve the scientific study of ordnance and naval weapons technology, this facility on the shores of the Potomac River started life at the end of the First World War, when the Navy needed a longer testing range.
The purpose of this paper is to review important lessons that have been learned in the past, and to revisit the older but proven principles of force protection that are in danger of being forgotten in today's technology-focused military environment.
This document describes the political, military, and technological context during 1945-1947 that led to the establishment of the independent United States Air Force. The author emphasizes the interaction of service disputes with Congress.
The Advisory Group on Defense Intelligence of the Defense Science Board (DSB) was tasked to examine the manner and extent to which Operations Research (OR) is employed by the Department of Defense; how OR can be used to support Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) decision making.
This anthology of research papers explores how to prevent and manage conflict in an unstable world. Some of the topics covered include Iran, Rio Gangs, Iraq, Afghanistan, Taliban, Moldova, World War II, Rwanda, child soldiering, Japan foreign policy, foreign aid, post-conflict, Greece, Uganda, Timor-Leste, and more.
Special Operations Forces (SOF) are "Warrior Athletes," the ultimate athlete. The physical and mental demands imposed by SOF training and missions require appropriate nutritional habits and interventions so that, under the most rigorous conditions, performance is optimized, and health is preserved.
This is a professionally-formatted free-flowing text reproduction of a major history of military aviation in World War II. With Courage: U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II retells the story of sacrifice, valor, and achievements in air campaigns against tough, determined adversaries.
American logistics in World War II was "big" by just about any measure one can devise. There is no question that it played a dominant role in the allied victory and thereby shaped the history of the rest of the century.
This paper examines the operational employment of the KC-135 in three major conflicts. Air refueling is central not only to the tactical operations of a campaign, but the strategic goal of supporting two near simultaneous wars.
Nuclear weapons policy has recently gained national exposure by the fact that the president declared a desire to reduce the number of nuclear weapons with a final goal of eliminating them all together.
This narrative chronicles the activities of the U.S. Marine Corps in Southeast Asia from January 1961 to March 1965. The period witnesses increasing Marine Corps involvement in the region as our nation's leaders responded to Communist aggression and sought to protect the United States' national interests.
On the afternoon of 25 June 2011, the Soldiers of Bravo Company, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, also known as Task Force (TF) Cacti, entered an area of Afghanistan known as the "Gambir Jungle" as part of Operation HAMMER DOWN.
This professionally-formatted free-flowing ebook reproduces a truly fascinating chronology of space events from 1686 through 1961, compiled by famous space historian Dr. Charles Sheldon II for Congress.
The causes and predictability of the California drought during the three consecutive rainy seasons (November-April) 2011/12 to 2013/14 are analyzed using observations and ensembles of simulations conducted with seven atmosphere models forced by observed sea surface temperatures (SSTs).
This oral history anthology provides insight into the history of the African American officer experience in the U.S. Marine Corps. In the personal accounts of the 21 officers included that cover 60 years of service, the reader comes to understand how these men and women succeeded.
The Vietnam War has now passed into history. Though the outcome of that war was anything but satisfactory to many Americans, it is probably safe to say that the war's end brought a qualified sense of relief to the broad generality of America's citizenry.
This unique history explores the origin, development, and accomplishments of NRL over the last 75 years. It analyzes the personalities, institutional culture, and influences of what has become one of the preeminent research laboratories within the United States.
Rural communities have often sought Reclamation's assistance in addressing their need for potable water supplies. Prior to 1980, Reclamation's participation was generally limited to providing technical assistance in the scoping and development of water projects intended to solely provide potable water supplies for rural communities.
This volume, The Organizational History of Field Artillery, 1775-2003, addresses the need for a modern work that records the historical structure, strength, disposition, materiel, and technical and tactical doctrine of artillery in the U.S. Army.
This professionally-formatted free-flowing text ebook reproduces an important Army War College study on dishonesty in the Army. This study found that many Army officers, after repeated exposure to the overwhelming demands and the associated need to put their honor on the line to verify compliance, have become ethically numb.
The growth of youth gang violence and the proliferation of youth gangs into smaller cities and rural areas in recent years have focused public attention on the youth gang problem and made it an increasingly significant social policy issue.
This collection of papers presents a representative selection of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) portfolio of gang-related research. The genesis was the upsurge in gang crime beginning in the mid-1980s, which prompted NIJ to expand research in this area.
The last quarter of the 20th century was marked by significant growth in youth gang problems across the United States. In the 1970's, less than half the States reported youth gang problems, but by the late 1990's, every State and the District of Columbia reported youth gang activity.
Currently, federal law defines the term "criminal street gang" as "an ongoing group, club, organization, or association of five or more persons — (A) that has as one of its primary purposes the commission of one or more of the criminal offenses described in subsection.
The Report describes the research that produced the model; outlines best practices obtained from practitioners with years of experience in planning, implementing, and overseeing variations of the model in their communities; and presents essential findings from evaluations of several programs that demonstrate the success of the model in a variety of environments.
Gangs continue to commit violent crimes, including assaults, and robberies, and threats and intimidation more so than white collar-type crimes such as identity theft and credit card fraud. Drug trafficking was identified as the most common criminal activity of gangs.
This is the guide for all Initial Entry Training (IET) Soldiers who enter the Army. It provides an introduction to the Army. Throughout the Blue Book, Soldiers will read and learn about Army Values, Culture, History, Organizations, and Training they will receive.
Certain Victory is a unique report of the Army's performance during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It was researched and written under my direction by a group of eight officers drawn from many different combat specialties and backgrounds. Most are veterans of the Gulf War.
In the United States, the U.S. Army has a long history of innovation, from the exploits of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the medical and engineering advances associated with the construction of the Panama Canal begun at its end.
After initial success in the summer of 1992 in restoring order and saving thousands of lives, American soldiers clashed with Somali forces and were withdrawn in the spring of 1994. In the months that followed, we have studied what the Somalia experience can teach us about peace missions and learned how we might improve our capabilities across the spectrum of joint operations.
This document provides information and guidance to Commanders of U.S Army military treatment facilities (MTF), dental and veterinary activities, and research facilities on the management of regulated medical waste (RMW).
The Marine Corps' Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) and Marine Corps Prepositioning Program - Norway (MCPP-N) have been operationally invaluable in supporting our Nation's interests across the world. These two unique programs provide the essential elements needed to support and execute crisis response, global reach, and forward presence.
The responsibility for female readiness ultimately falls to the female Soldiers themselves. However, this technical guide and the resources referenced within provide strategies to effectively ensure female Soldier readiness with the least amount of impact on the day-to-day mission of the unit and to help female Soldiers stay healthy before, during, and after deployment.
FM 7-0 cannot answer every training challenge of today's complex operational environments. It should, however, generate reflection and introspection on how Soldiers and units train for full spectrum operations as an expeditionary Army.
This publication provides joint doctrine for planning and conducting civil-military operations (CMO) by joint forces, employing civil affairs forces, conducting civil affairs operations, and coordinating with departments, agencies, or other organizations during the execution of CMO.
The SWM is a USMC "pre-World War II booklet that provide[s] guidelines for the conduct of Military Operations Other than War (MOOTW)." It has been celebrated as "an unparalleled exposition of the theory of small wars."