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Professional Military Education for Air Force Officers: Comments and Criticisms - Evolution of Doctrine World War II to Post-Vietnam, Air University, Defining the Officer Corps, Success and Failure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professional military education (PME) has played an important part in the career development of US Air Force officers since the USAF became a separate military service in 1947. Although PME is now well established and considered successful, the system has drawn much criticism over the years.
Vantage Points: Perspectives on Airpower and the Profession of Arms - Timely and Timeless Thoughts on Dozens of Topics from Theory of War and Patriotism to Lessons Learned, Leadership, Technology
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book presents both timely and timeless thoughts on our profession in the Air Force . It pairs them with images of Airmen who embody those thoughts and prove them in action. It is a reminder that professional growth is something we owe to other Airmen and our nation.
A Rainbow in the Dark: The Stability and Security Center of Excellence - Army Brigade Combat Teams, Provincial Reconstruction and Transition Teams, Full Spectrum Operations, Operation Eagle Claw
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,800. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The 21st Century has been dubbed an era of persistent conflict by U.S. military leaders. As a result, United States' defense forces will have to operate in environments requiring a variety of "full spectrum operations" for the near future.
SOF (Special Operations Forces) Power Workshop: A Way Forward for Special Operations Theory and Strategic Art - Environment and Warfare, Development of Unified Theory, Challenges and Obstacles
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Afghanistan operations reinforced SOF's strategic utility in the 21st century, so much so, that in the last decade, the Special Operations Forces (SOF) structure has been limited more by the availability of qualified personnel than either mission requirements or funding.
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.
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.
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.