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Gurkhas in the Mist - a coast-to-coast walk across the Highlands
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Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 40,920. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In 'Gurkhas in the Mist' ex-Gurkha officer John Archibald relates in sometimes hilarious fashion the story of his 8-day, 200-mile, coast-to-coast walk across the Scottish Highlands with six serving Gurkha soldiers in aid of the Gurkha Welfare Trust. The book will appeal to readers interested in travelogues, hill walking, the Scottish Highlands, Scottish history and military history.
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Model and the Future SOF Warrior - Joint Special Operations University Report of Proceedings - Selection Process, Organization, Resourcing
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,240. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
As a result of its dramatic successes and failures, the OSS has developed a legacy of mission accomplishment that survives as a practical touchstone for the (SOF) Warriors of the 21st century.
Stirling Work: The Story of the Original SAS
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,320. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Digital Dreams. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
An historic tale of the Original SAS from best selling author Steve Stone. Stirling Work is the amazing, explosive true story of how a bunch of misfits was drawn together during World War Two, to create the world renowned regiment known as the SAS. This true account brings plenty of real life action, with some amazing tales of bravery and heroism along the way.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Air Force Handbook - Civil Engineer Camouflage, Concealment, and Deception Measures
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this new 2011 U.S. Air Force manual covers camouflage, concealment and deception (CCD) - the use of materials and techniques to hide, blend, disguise, decoy, or disrupt the appearance of military targets and/or their backgrounds.
A Leader's Handbook to Unconventional Warfare: Guerrillas, Phases of an Insurgency, UW in Support of Limited War, U.S. UW Efforts from 1951- 2003 including Iraq
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
This paper, although it is not doctrine, is intended to introduce a new generation of Soldiers to the concept, the history and the techniques of unconventional warfare.
21st Century SOF: Toward an American Theory of Special Operations - Building and Sustaining a Special Operations Force
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,450. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this concise JSOU monograph, Dr. Rich Yarger considers the 21st century security environment, previous work on special operations theory, and various other perspectives of SOF gleaned from his research to synthesize an American SOF school of thought.
Countering the al-Shabaab Insurgency in Somalia: Lessons for U.S. Special Operations Forces - Mogadishu, Somali Terrorism, al-Qaeda, Relations with Ethiopia and Kenya
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 96,820. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This work provides a meaningful context to al-Shabaab and the Somali milieu. Al Shabaab has been pushed from all of its major strongholds by a robust international effort, and its violent Salafism has alienated many Somalis.
Weapon of Choice: ARSOF in Afghanistan (Army Special Operations Forces) - 9/11 Attacks, Toppling the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, Destroying al-Qaeda in the War on Terror, First Round of Afghan War
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 192,010. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Weapon of Choice is a history of the Army special operations forces in Afghanistan from 11 September 2001 to 15 May 2002, during America's global war on terrorism (GWOT).
Jihadi John: War on Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,090. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Digital Dreams. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
From best selling author Steve Stone comes an exciting story of the Special Forces battle against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as part of Task Force Black. Making use of the latest technology blended with the SAS's traditional skills to continue the fight against extremism and rescue a beleaguered local populace. Islamic State has become synonymous with its vicious behaviour.
Key Considerations for Irregular Security Forces in Counterinsurgency - Dhofar, Operation Iraqi Freedom Case Study, Oman, Sultan Qaboos, General Franks, Rumsfeld, Petraeus
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,770. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Modern western militaries largely neglected the study of counterinsurgency prior to the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. Stung by the loss in Vietnam, the US military chose to minimize counterinsurgency and focused on the conventional warfare which it preferred and was better trained, organized, and equipped to conduct.
History of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Sixth Edition - Founding, Commanders, SEALS and Rangers, War on Terror, Saddam Capture, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,760. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The history of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is described in this unique Department of Defense document. It covers the full spectrum of SOCOM activities.
Transformation Dilemma: Air Force Special Operations Command and the Role in the Future of the Air Force and Special Operations - Simulators, CV-22, MC-130, MC-X, AFSOC Simulation Systems
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,730. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Using transformation road maps of both organizations as well as current doctrine and force structure, the paper analyzes congruencies and inconsistencies in both plans with reference to organizing, training, and equipping AFSOC forces.
Organizational Change in the Russian Airborne Forces: The Lessons of the Georgian Conflict (Russia-Georgia War) - Putin, Chechnya, IL-76 Aircraft, Spetsnaz, Paratroopers
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,840. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The airborne divisions are undoubtedly the most impressive formations within the Russian army. The troops of the airborne forces (VDV) are the best trained and most professional in the army.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Special Operations - 2012 Army Doctrine Reference Publication No. 3-05, Fires, Targeting, Intelligence, Sustainment (Professional Format Series)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 3-05, Special Operations, provides a broad understanding of Army special operations by describing how executing the two mutually supporting critical capabilities of special warfare and surgical strike contribute to unified land operations.
Praetorian STARShip: The Untold Story of the Combat Talon Special Forces Operations - Infiltration, Exfiltration, Surface to Air Recovery System, Fulton Recovery, Iranian Rescue, Vietnam, Desert Storm
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 318,750. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Jerry Thigpen's study on the history of the Combat Talon is the first effort to tell the story of this wonderfully capable machine. This weapons system has performed virtually every imaginable tactical event in the spectrum of conflict and by any measure is the most versatile C-130 derivative ever produced.
Apollo's Warriors: U.S. Air Force Special Operations during the Cold War - Secret Psywar Weapons, Indochina War, Air Commandos, Covert War Missions
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,170. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In Apollo's Warriors, Michael Haas brings to life the critical, albeit little-known, contributions US Air Force special operations forces have made to the exercise of air and space power.
U.S. Marines In Iraq, 2003: Combat Service Support During Operation Iraqi Freedom - U.S. Marines in the Global War on Terrorism - Taking Baghdad and Tikrit, Special Purpose MAGTF
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,410. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The story of combat service support during Operation Iraqi Freedom is one that could have been easily overlooked by history, except what would have been lost is more than a simple tale of Marines performing exceptionally during a time of war.
Из смерти в жизнь
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Series: Они защищали Отечество. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: Russian. Published: November 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Orthodox
Вы оказались в сложной или, может быть, даже безнадёжной ситуации? Кажется, что выхода нет... Но это совсем не так, выход есть всегда! Об этом от первого лица свидетельствуют заслуженные офицеры Вооружённых сил Советского Союза и России, воевавшие в Афганистане и на Северном Кавказе. В этой книге они рассказывают о личном опыте спасения с Божьей помощью на войне.
Air Force Doctrine Document 3-05, Special Operations - USAF Special Operations Forces (AFSOF), Special Ops Legacy, Air Commandos, Agile Combat Support, Mayaguez Incident
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Our Air Force Special Operations Forces (AFSOF) are at the forefront of this struggle. In recent years, we have called upon AFSOF to deliver unique capabilities and skill sets to combatant commanders across the range of military operations from the major combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to the humanitarian relief operations in Haiti.
USAF Medical Support for Special Operations Forces Tactical Doctrine - Air Force Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures 3-42.6 - SOF Operational Medical, Logistics, War Reserve Material, Training
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,960. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Special operations missions are conducted by specially organized, trained and equipped military forces to achieve military, political, economic or psychological objectives by unconventional means in hostile, denied, or politically sensitive areas.