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1776 - A Critical Time in the American Revolution: Initiative and Leadership of George Washington, Continental Congress, American and British Forces, Strategic Setting, Long Island and Trenton Battles
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines how from a flawed strategy using inferior forces, George Washington was able to devise a strategy and implement changes that led the Revolution to a successful outcome.
Cost, Capability, and the Hunt for a Lightweight Ground Attack Aircraft: A-10 Warthog Replacement for Close Air Support (CAS), AT-6B, COIN, Counterinsurgency
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,370. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines the costs and benefits of fielding a propeller driven lightweight ground attack aircraft to support air operations in counter insurgency and stability operations.
Beyond West Point
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 142,620. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
An intriguing, sometimes embarrassing, multi-biography that provides an insight into the life and times of Colonel Edwards Cranston Brooks, his family, friends, associates and comrades-in-arms. Brooks rose from obscurity to witness the making of history and like many West Point graduates became an active participant in the shaping of the world at the turn of the century!
Separatist Model: Compare and Contrast Between the Malay Muslims of Southern Thailand and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of the Southern Philippines - Islamic Terrorism, Four Basic Factors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,470. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
The majority of conflicts around the world involve some type of internal warfare including insurgency. Most of these are separatist insurgencies.
Countering a Chinese Coercive Campaign Against Taiwan - China's Preferred Military Option, U.S. Operational Response, PRC PLA Plans and Actions, Taiwan Relations Act, Joint Blockade Campaign
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,440. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
Rising tensions across the Taiwan Strait have increased the likelihood that China would use force in a crisis over the status of Taiwan. This paper argues that a coercive campaign is the most likely manner in which China would use force to achieve its political goals.
The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA): Allied Perspectives - Asia, Europe, France, Shift from Neo-Gaullism, Germany, Armed Forces, ISR, Efficient Use of Military Force
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,320. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The revolution in military affairs (RMA) is an American concept that frames a debate about the restructuring of American military forces in the period of globalization of the American economy.
Media-Enabled Insurgency as a Revolution in Military Affairs - Iraq Enemy Using Attacks to Erode American Will to Fight, Cultural and Legal Factors Preventing Military from Influencing Populations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,490. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The enemy in Iraq has been able to use small, tactically insignificant attacks, amplified by the media, to erode the will of the American people to prosecute the war in Iraq. This monograph uses the model for a revolution in military affairs proposed by Williamson Murray and MacGregor Knox to examine this new enemy capability.
Coercive Nuclear Campaigns in the 21st Century: Understanding Adversary Incentives and Options for Nuclear Escalation - Posing Four Grim Options, Plausibility of Conquest, U.S. Nuclear Forces
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 30,760. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This report examines why and how regional powers armed with nuclear weapons may employ those weapons coercively against the United States or U.S. allies during a conventional war. We argue that the problem of intra-war deterrence - preventing nuclear-armed adversaries from escalating during a conventional conflict - is arguably the most important deterrence challenge.
The Center of Gravity (COG) Systemically Understood - Clausewitz and Systems Thinking, Napoleon, Battles of Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela, Jena-Auerstadt 1806, Vietnam War (Cambodia), Desert Storm
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,960. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
How does the U.S. military understand and apply the center of gravity concept in the contexts of theory, doctrine, and planning for the conduct of operations? In particular, does the center of gravity serve as an effective tool when applied in accordance with current military doctrine and other non-doctrinal methodologies, and how does its use help reveal causal relationships?
Coercion for Hire: A Theory of Indirect Coercion - Four Historical Cases, Indonesia, Italy, Chile, Hezbollah, Surrogate Targeting, Covert/Overt Balance, Role of Positive Inducements, Political Warfare
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,090. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this study is to examine the use of indirect coercion as an element of political warfare and as a policy option for the United States. This thesis synthesizes the concepts of indirect strategy and coercion to provide a cost-effective policy option for U.S. decision makers.
One Valley at a Time - Success Story of the Afghanistan Counterinsurgency (COIN) Campaign Against Taliban and al-Qaeda Terrorists, Special Operations Forces (SOF), Civil Military Operations (CMO)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,490. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The 2004 counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan was historic. Service personnel of general purpose, special operations, coalition, and irregular forces worked in unison to defeat the insurgency in a country stricken by war.
Future Counterland Operations: Common Lessons from Three Conflicts - Persian Gulf War Desert Storm, Allied Force NATO in Yugoslavia, Enduring Freedom Afghanistan, Value of ISR, Power of Innovation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,600. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Through the study of past military experiences, especially the examination of common lessons from differing conflicts, implications for future warfare can be revealed. Common counterland lessons from three major US conflicts are the focus of this study.
End State: Relevant in Stability Operations? Operations Other than War (OOTW), Case Studies of Bosnia, Kosovo, Improvements to Army and Joint Doctrine, Strategy, Operational Planning
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,850. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
As the war on terrorism progresses, it appears stability operations may continue to be the logical follow-on phase after intervention into each failed state. There is a necessity for military forces in the post-conflict environment to keep the peace while the failed state rebuilds.
The Punitive Expedition into Mexico 1916: Political - Military Insights, President Wilson and the Response to Pancho Villa's Raid on New Mexico, General Pershing, Mexican Revolution
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,260. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
This study examines the political-military insights offered by the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 10 March 1916 to 5 February 1917.
A Survey History of Fort Bliss 1890-1940: Texas Army Installation, Spanish-American War, Mexican Revolution, World War I, Permanent Cavalry Post, World War II and Early Cold War Period
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,060. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
Fort Bliss's rise to prominence is intertwined with a series of historical events. Chapter I relates the first of these, the ending of the Indian wars in the late 1880s. Because fewer troops were needed in the country's interior, military forces could be moved to border garrisons.
Sustaining Unconventional Warfare - Conventional Support for Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Forces, Case Studies of Historical Operations in France and Greece, Brigade Combat Teams (BCT)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 27,500. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has publicly acknowledged that special operations forces (SOF) require conventional force support. Sustainment is a major component of that required conventional support.
Armed with Information: Evolving Public Affairs to Deliver Operational Effects - Military Implications of Globalization, Changing Nature of Military Conflict, Evolving War Character, Battle of Ideas
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,750. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In light of the pervasive nature of real-time global news, the perceptions as delivered via the media and other emerging communication mediums are increasingly influencing foreign and domestic public opinion and the policymaking process.
MARSOC: A Way Ahead - Marine Special Operations Command Proposal, USSOCOM, Culture Clash, Doctrine and Theory of Special Operations, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Unity of Command
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,930. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Global War on Terror and the Department of Defense have thrust change upon the Marine Corps and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Because the Secretary of Defense mandated that the Marine Corps would create a component in USSOCOM, the window for revolutionary change is open.
Security Cooperation: An Old Practice for New Times - National Security, Defense, Military Strategies, Africa Command AFRICOM, Southern Command SOUTHCOM, Section 1206
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph addresses the current security cooperation structures within the context of recent strategic guidance. This guidance calls for a whole-of-government approach to build partner capacity.
Punishment, Revenge, and Retribution: A Historical Analysis of Punitive Operations - Justifications for War, British Army Somaliland, U.S. Punitive Expedition 1916, El Dorado Canyon Libya 1986
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,690. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Using military force against an enemy to punish, avenge a wrong, as retribution is a timeless cause of armed conflict. There are many examples throughout history of successful punitive operations.

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