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The Iran-Iraq War: Exceeding Means - Analysis of the Decision of Saddam Hussein to Invade Iran, Longest and Bloodiest War in Middle Eastern History, Ayatollah, Shia Unrest, Sunni, Bathist Regime
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,020. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
In September 1980, Saddam Hussein invaded Iran, which initiated one of the longest and bloodiest wars in contemporary Middle Eastern history. Saddam most likely chose to use military force because of threats to his regime from Iranian-sponsored subversion which he failed to counter with diplomacy.
Westernization or Modernization: The Political, Economic and Social Attitudes and Desires of the Post-Khomeini Generation in Iran - Sunni-Shia Split, Age of European Influence, Role of Clerics
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,480. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this paper is to answer the following question: Does the generation of Iranians born after the 1979 revolution wish to continue living under the system established by Ayatollah Khomeini, or do they wish to modernize (or perhaps westernize) their current political, social, and economic systems?
Deterrence During Hostilities: A New "Triad" for the Middle East - Strategic Deterrence, Retaliatory, Preemptive, Nuclear, Chemical, Deception, Psychological Operations, Shaping Enemy Expectations
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,470. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
Due to the presence of weapons of mass destruction and the will to employ them in the Middle East, the operational commander of the next conflict must understand and employ a new deterrent triad. This triad is composed of the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of deterrence.
Vision, Education and Experimentation: Marine Corps Organizational Behavior and Innovation During the Interwar Period - Gallipoli, Tarawa, John Lejeune, Amphibious Warfare Prophet Ellis, Commandants
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,270. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Marine Corps' development of amphibious warfare doctrine during the Interwar Period provides an example of successful peacetime innovation. The development of amphibious capabilities provides a guide for future innovation.
The Enduring Art of War: A Paraphrase and Commentary on Sun Tzu
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 38,060. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
The Enduring Art of War: A Paraphrase and Commentary on Sun Tzu uses modern language and historic examples to demonstrate this timeless classic’s relevance to the modern age. Though as the title implies the book was written about how to succeed in warfare it has applicability to all aspects of life. This book is easy to read and provides the reader with a greater appreciation for its insights.
The Big Issue: Command and Combat in the Information Age - Future Conflicts, Digitized Military Command and Control, Commander as Expert, 3D Vision, Manned Reconnaissance, Asymmetric Warfare
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,690. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper considers command and combat in the information age. it is an issue that takes us into the realms of the unknown. Defence thinkers everywhere are searching forward for the science and alchemy that will deliver operational success.
Fire in the City: Airpower in Urban, Smaller-Scale Contingencies (USSC) - Case Studies of Hue 1968, Siege of Beirut 1982, Operation Just Cause 1989, UNOSOM Somalia, Uphold Democracy 1994
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,520. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines the roles and missions of airpower in urban operations in smaller-scale contingencies. Urban operations, often referred to as military operations on urbanized terrain (MOUT), are some of the most complex and difficult missions currently facing the US military.
A Rebuttal to the 2010 Marine Corps Operating Concept (MOC) - Assuring Littoral Access, Winning Small Wars, USMC History, Shift in Focus from Combined Arms Mechanized Forces to Irregular Warfare
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,600. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The 2010 Marine Corps Operating Concept (MOC) Assuring Littoral Access... Winning Small Wars makes the assertion that conventional forces designed, trained, and equipped for major combat operations against a peer competitor would not be equally adept at operations to counter insurgents, guerilla forces, and other irregular threats.
Forging An American Grand Strategy: Securing a Path Through a Complex Future - Eight Myths, Department of Homeland Security Approach, President's Role, Human Thinking, Lessons from Singapore
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,670. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines grand strategy and the assistance such a strategy makes to the development and articulation of the National Security Strategy. This is the focus of much of the curriculum at all the war colleges within the Pentagon.
Strategic Aggression: Conditions That Could Trigger Aggressive Military Action by the People's Republic of China (PRC) - Case Studies of Interwar Germany, Modern China, Secrecy, PLA, Communist Party
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,070. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
China continues to develop high technology weapons systems and force projection platforms that are widening its military advantage over its neighbors and could possible deny American military access to the region in the event of conflict. China's true ambitions and long-term strategy are difficult to discern, as it is intentionally secretive about its military development and foreign policy.
Hole of Government: Sealing the Gap in U.S. Stability Operations - Machiavellian State Politics, Liberated or Occupied States, Germany World War II, Vietnam, Small Wars, State and Defense Department
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,510. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper analyzes the operational environment to argue that competent stability operations are the most effective means to influence the population-centric vulnerabilities of prevalent adversaries.
Issues in Strategic Thought: From Clausewitz to Al-Qaida - Rules and Principles of War, Baron de Jomini, Mahan, Mackinder, Bernhardi, Bloch, Douhet, Mitchell, Brodie, Wohlstetter, Giap, Galuta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,980. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this book explores strategic debates about warfare dating back to the Napoleonic era. Six debates brought about by social and technological changes are discussed.
Building Corbett's Navy: The Principles of Maritime Strategy and the Functions of the Navy in Naval Policy, Sir Julian Corbett, Admiral Mahan, Stansfield Turner, Leverage of Sea Power, Navy Functions
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 119,760. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book applies Sir Julian Corbett's principles of maritime strategy to establish policy based upon an approach founded on the functions of the Navy.
Growing an Ideology: How the Mormons Do It - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), Ideology, Socialization Structure, Church Expansion, Religious Capital and Beliefs, Insurgencies
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,820. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Mormonism, Nonfiction » History » Military
This thesis seeks to understand how ideology-based organizations grow, for understanding ideological promulgation is imperative to understanding conflicts arising from differing ideological principles. We assert that the philosophical framework that drives the ideology of an organization plays a secondary role in that group's expansion.
The British Boer War and the French Algerian Conflict Counterinsurgency for Today - Guerilla Warfare, Case Study of Algerian Conflict 1954-1962, Literature Review, Small Wars, Colonel Callwell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 123,900. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Military historical case studies provide insight for military planners. Military planners cannot afford to ignore history when planning in today's complex environment.
Deception: Theory and Practice - Military Deception, Army Doctrine, World War II, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Post Cold War, Surprise, Freedom of Action, Mislead the Target, Subversion, Mental Isolation
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 147,310. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This thesis explores the history of U.S. Army deception and doctrine, and combines the insights gained with the various works on deception, cognitive psychology, communications, and decision-making in order to distill a concise handbook for deception practitioners.
Cooking Up Psychological Operations: The Ingredients of Successful Psyop - Korean War Case Study, Operation Moolah, Target Audience (TA), PSYWAR, Communication Theory, PSYOP Model, Radio and Leaflet
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,780. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Psychological Operations (PSYOP) have been integral to U.S. military operations in times of war and peace. Using radio broadcasts, leaflets, loudspeakers, and other forms of media, the U.S. has directed PSYOP toward influencing the behavior of a target audience (TA), in order to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning in support of the accomplishment of national aims.
The Utility of Mass Violence: The Value of Use Without Significant Restraint, Great Jewish Revolt Against Romans and Warsaw Ghetto Uprising During the Holocaust, War as Vehicle for Nation Building
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,770. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Social Science » Violence in Society
Could it be that our violent tendencies are not necessarily all bad? This is precisely the topic we will explore. Using the events of The Great Jewish Revolt against the Romans in 66 AD and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during the Holocaust, we will strive to answer the question: what is the utility of mass violence?
American Leadership and Decision-Making Failures in the Tet Offensive - Vietnam War Milestone, Deception and Warnings, Missed Opportunity, Intelligence Structure, Solutions, Communist Activities
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Officers in today's United States military can learn from the policy and military decision-making failures and successes in American history. The hope is that in future military operations, they will not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Perils of Reasoning by Historical Analogy: Munich, Vietnam and American Use of Force Since 1945 - How Have Munich and Vietnam Influenced National Security Policy? Cold War Lessons for Current World
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,710. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The intellectual starting point for his essay is that the normal human predilection is to reason by historical analogy, and that, in his words, such reasoning "has played a significant role in the formulation and implementation of US foreign policy since the end of World War II."

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