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Impunity: Countering Illicit Power in War and Transition - H.R. McMaster Foreword, Corruption in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Liberia, Pakistan, Colombia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Russia, Odessa Network
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 200,950. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Among the most insidious challenges to the contemporary state is the corrosive capture and use of illicit power, which both weakens the state and creates among populations the perception of inefficacy, incompetence, and, ultimately, illegitimacy.
Field Artillery and the Combined Arms Team: Case for Continued Relevance of American Fire Support – Lessons Learned from World War II Battle of Kasserine Pas and Operation Husky, Operation Anaconda
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,690. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
As US Army units begin conducting decisive action training in combat training centers, they must strengthen core field artillery proficiencies and relearn how to employ artillery successfully as part of a combined arms team in an expeditionary environment.
Force Structure Matters: U.S. Field Artillery (FA) in Operational Art - Fires Capability Requirements, Operational Art and ULO, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Anaconda, Division Artillery (DIVARTY)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,040. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The monograph assesses the effectiveness of the surface-to-surface indirect fire systems available in achieving the capability requirements and identifies any shortfalls. Then the monograph assesses how the field artillery enables operational art and Unified Land Operations (ULO) through the evaluation of specific elements of operational art and tenets of ULO.
Adaptability: Time to Start Thinking about Thinking – Army Leadership to Foster a Culture of Strength of Mind, Problem Solving, Long and Short-Term Cognitive Agility, Complexity and Systems Thinking
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Cognitive psychology, Nonfiction » History » Military
The tendency to maintain familiar behaviors while evolving slowly and incrementally when faced with unfamiliar problems is the result of a gap in the US Army's understanding of adaptability and the conditions required to achieve it. Developing adaptive leaders is one of the Chief of Staff of the US Army's top priorities, yet few seem to be talking about how to enable this critical capability.
Joint Force Cyberspace Component Command: Establishing Cyberspace Operations Unity of Effort for the Joint Force Commander – Cyberwar, Air Power Development in Operation Desert Storm
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,720. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Whether purposefully or out of sheer coincidence, cyberspace operations have chartered a course strikingly similar to that of air operations in history, theory, and doctrine. Both grew out of scientific innovation, theorists were quick to apply both of the new technologies to the art of warfare.
Managing Transitions: Examining the Institutional Army's Transformation following the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom – Flawed Doctrine Led to Mismanagement of FCS, Modularity, and ARFORGEN
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,950. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study provides a comparative analysis of the US Army's post-Vietnam transformation with an examination of the Army's recent transformation during the initial phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The research will identify those senior leaders whose constructive and positive civil-military relations enabled their service in managing transformation.
U.S. Army Attack Aviation in a Decisive Action Environment: History, Doctrine, and a Need for Doctrinal Refinement – Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq War, Rotary Wing Attack, Technology and Sky Cavalry
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The attack helicopter airframe and role evolved slowly, over time, to fulfill the missions of observation and reconnaissance, air escort, direct fire support, anti-tank, and deep attack, in support of ground elements from the platoon to the corps.
The 143rd in Iraq: Training the Iraqi Police, In Spite of It All
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,360. Language: American English. Published: December 12, 2016 by Tara Alemany. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Have you ever wondered what the term “boots on the ground" means? This history of one company’s experiences will provide you with an eye-opening narrative, as Youngquist provides a firsthand account of a Connecticut National Guard Military Police Company’s attempt to recruit, train and prepare an Iraqi Police Force in 2003-2004, and the many dangers they faced as a result.
Essential Guide to General James "Mad Dog" Mattis: The Mattis Way of War, an Examination of Operational Art in Task Force 58 and 1st Marine Division, Overextended Example of Effects-Based Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,280. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house
This excellent compilation of reports about the work of General James "Mad Dog" Mattis, nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be Secretary of Defense, has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction.
Countering the Hidden Hand: A Study of Iranian Influence in Iraq - Daesh, ISIS, Social Network Analysis of Iraqi Defense, al-Jubouri Tribe, Islamic State, Social Movement Theory, Irregular Warfare
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,460. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
The purpose of this study is to illuminate the pathways of Iranian influence in Iraq in order to provide U.S. decision makers with a possible strategy to counter Iran's malignant influence there. By using a combination of social network analysis and social movement theory, this study illuminates the network of actors fighting Daesh in Iraq.
Providing Comfort to Iraq's Kurds: Forming a De Facto Relationship - History of Kurds, Anfal Campaign, Iran-Iraq War, Persian Gulf War, International Relations Framework, Kurdistan Democratic Party
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,410. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study seeks to determine how the United States has become the de facto security guarantor to Iraq's Kurds. The development of a formal relationship between the American government and Iraq's Kurdish population began as a response to a humanitarian crisis after the First Gulf War.
Warden and the Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS): Deja Vu? The Enemy as a System and the Industrial Web Theory of Air Power Employment, Analysis of Contextual Factors, Instant Thunder Iraq Planning
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study answers the following questions: Is John A. Warden Ill's, "The Enemy as a System" analogous to the Air Corps Tactical School's (ACTS) industrial web theory of airpower employment? If so, why (given the 50 plus years between development of these theories)? If not, what are the prime sources of divergence?
Aviation Urban Operations: Are We Training Like We Fight? Battle for An Nasiriyah, Iraq - Baptism by Fire for Joint Urban Operations (JUO) Doctrine, CAS, Air Superiority, Special Operations
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,620. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study argues that aviation urban operations, particularly urban close air support, are no longer high-risk, low-probability missions left to academic discussions, but are proving to be high-risk, high-probability missions, as witnessed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Rise of Air Mobility and Its Generals - Airlift, Air Refueling, and Aeromedical-Evacuation Missions, Mahan and the Purpose of Airpower, Geopolitical Changes, Support of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,940. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, examines the trend of mobility forces dominating air operations in the post-Cold War Era.
Learning to Leave: The Preeminence of Disengagement in U.S. Military Strategy - Cold War, Iraq War, New World Order, Effects of Barriers, Revealing Misperceptions That Hinder Ending Wars and Conflicts
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,180. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, informs strategy at the highest stations of power.
Integrated Defense (ID): Lessons Learned from Joint Base Balad - Iraq War's First Implementation of New Strategy for Air Base Defense in Combat, Patrols, Intelligence Support, Comparison to Vietnam
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Base defense—defending one's air assets on the ground—is one of the least understood operational aspects of airpower. The current US Air Force (USAF) strategy for defending air bases is integrated defense (ID)— formerly known as air base defense or air base ground defense. This study examines the first full implementation of ID in a combat environment.
Shortchanging the Joint Fight? An Airman's Assessment of FM 3-24 and the Case for Developing Truly Joint COIN Doctrine - Counterinsurgency, Airpower Myths, Army and Marine Tactical Doctrine, Iraq War
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,110. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Is America's counterinsurgency (COIN) effort being shortchanged? Does a one-dimensional doctrine fail to exploit America's full COIN potential?
The Innate Insurgent Advantage: Can Training and Planning Bridge the Gap? Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, Terrorism, Casualties and Chaos, COIN Counterinsurgency, MRAP Vehicles, Kits
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,470. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines the role of training, planning, and technological changes in helping turn around coalition and American efforts in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The United States rushed headlong into protracted stabilization, security, transition, and rebuilding (SSTR) operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
ISIS Dusk: Special Forces War in Syria and Iraq
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,040. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Following on from the bestseller ISIS Dawn, ISIS Dusk tells the final story of how the SAS, SBS, Delta and other special forces have been involved in the final push to help rid Iraq of Islamic State. It has been a fierce and bitter battle against a tenacious enemy who have used tactics and doctrine not too dissimilar to the Taliban and al- Qaeda.
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.

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