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Applications in Operational Culture: Perspectives from the Field - Marine Corps Historical Perspective, Iraq, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Pashtun Tribes, Iraqi Army, Long Fight in the Long War
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 94,160. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Applications in Operational Culture, Perspectives from the Field presents six essays by experienced field-grade officers on the challenges, successes, and future warfighting problems of applying culture to military operations.
Al-Qaida After Ten Years of War - A Global Perspective of Successes, Failures, and Prospects - Iraq and Afghanistan, Pakistan, Arab Spring, Tuaregs, bin Laden, Egypt, al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda
Price: $7.59 USD. Words: 118,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Military
Over the past 10 years, counterterrorism efforts have disrupted its main training facilities and eliminated much of the core leadership structure, including the mastermind Usama Bin Ladin. Despite this, Al-Qaida has proved resilient.
Soldiers of Misfortune? Blackwater USA, Private Military Security Contractors (PMSCs), Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Counterinsurgency (COIN) Campaigns, DynCorp, Zapata, Kroll
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the role of security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. From analysis of these two missions, it draws broad lessons from which it derives concrete recommendations to improve the conduct of further missions.
Case Studies in National Security Transformation: Speed and the Fog of War: Logistics in Iraqi Freedom, Network Centric Operations (NCO), Transforming Joint Interagency Coordination, Modular Forces
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,790. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The term "fog of war" is often associated with the commander's lack of clear information on the battlefield. "War is inherently volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. For this condition, contemporary U.S. military usage offers the acronym VUCA."
Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-conflict Environments - Iraq and Afghanistan, Shari'a Compliant Finance, Odierno, Petraeus, Shining Path Guerrillas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,890. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Should a military force focus on security first, or the economy? How can it do both? This is the challenge of Stability Economics.
Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan (Volume Two) - Afghan Surge, Bravo Company, Kabul Province, CERP, Bagram, Tactical Female Engagement Teams, Musahi Valley
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,620. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The present volume, Vanguard of Valor II, offers six accounts of US Soldiers at the tip of the spear during the Afghan campaign. The Combat Studies Institute's Vanguard of Valor series is intended to document small unit actions in Afghanistan.
Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan (Volume One) - Taliban, Surge, David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal, MRAP, Operation Strong Eagle, Gowardesh, Yargul, Zhari District
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,870. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The eight actions described in these pages take the reader through a wide range of platoon-level operations, from an intense firefight near Kandahar to an intricate civic action project in Kunar Province. Drawing from dozens of Soldier interviews, these accounts vividly depict the actions themselves and offer critical insights.
The Rise of China in Asia: Security Implications - Senkaku Islands, Taiwan, North Korea on the Brink, Chinese Threat to Neighbors, India's Response to China, South China Sea
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 189,170. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
Sections of the book address China as a rising power, China as a security threat, the other Asian powers in relation to China, the flashpoints in East and South Asia, and Sino-American relations.
Art of War Paper: Stabilizing the Debate between Population and Enemy-Centric Counterinsurgency, Malaya, Oman, Afghanistan - Success Demands a Balanced Approach
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,460. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
This paper in the series contends the debate on whether to embrace a population-centric or enemy-centric counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan detracts focus from building a balanced approach, customized for the human and political landscape in each area of operation (AO).
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Guide to Rebuilding Public Sector Services in Stability Operations: A Role for the Military
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,510. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In this guide, the authors provide a set of principles and operational guidelines for peacekeepers to help the country restore public infrastructure and services.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - A Case Study in Security Sector Reform: Learning from Security Sector Reform / Building in Afghanistan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This PKSOI Paper is designed to further the U.S. and other interested international governments' understanding of how Security Sector Reform (SSR) was conducted in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - A Case Study in Security Sector Reform: Learning from Security Sector Reform / Building in Afghanistan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » History » Military
This PKSOI Paper is designed to further the U.S. and other interested international governments' understanding of how Security Sector Reform (SSR) was conducted in Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003.
2013 Pentagon Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan - Afghan Security Forces, Governance, Reconstruction and Development, Regional Engagement
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The conflict in Afghanistan has shifted into a fundamentally new phase. For the past 11 years, the united States and our coalition partners have led the fight against the Taliban, but now Afghan forces are conducting almost all combat operations.
The United States Army in Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom, March 2002 - April 2005 - Creating the Afghan National Army, Taliban, al Qaeda, President Karzai
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 22,100. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This document provides details on the role of the U.S. Army in the critical three-year period following the conclusion of Operation Anaconda in March 2002. It details the story of American and international forces working to solidify the initial invasion's crippling of al-Qaeda and removal of the Taliban.
Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning From America's Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation - The Afghanistan War, Natural Resources and Drug Trade, al-Qaeda and Terrorism, Petraeus, McChrystal
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 111,210. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This unique book, which studies the efforts of the United States in Afghanistan, discusses potential corrective measures that can be applied to future irregular warfare and "nation-building" missions in particular and American national security affairs more generally.
Frontline: A Soldier's Story
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,940. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Digital Dreams. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
Frontline offers an insight into the life of just one soldier out of the many thousands in the British Infantry deployed to Afghanistan. These modern day heroes risk their lives on a daily basis to help bring peace to a troubled country. Some of these soldiers are fresh out of school, or college, and within a few months find themselves in a war zone fighting for their lives.
Apache Wrath: Riding the Dragon
Series: War in Afghanistan, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,790. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 by Digital Dreams. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Flying at 120 knots with the unique roar from its aerodynamic rotors and twin turbines the AH64 Apache is the world's most fearsome attack helicopter its pilots refer to it as 'Riding the Dragon'. The Taliban would more often than not flee rather than suffer its 30mm cannon, 2.75 rockets or Hellfire missiles.
Afghanistan Brigade Combat Team (BCT) - Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Unity of Effort Reference Guide, Observations, Insights, and Lessons
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a reference guide for brigade combat team (BCT) commanders and staffs, Battalion commanders and staffs, Provincial reconstruction team (PRT) commanders and staffs, and U.S. government/interagency (IA) representatives serving with BCTs, battalions, and PRTs.
U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, 2001-2002: From the Sea - U.S. Marines in the Global War on Terrorism, Tora Bora, Enduring Freedom, Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, Taliban, Operations at Kandahar
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 165,560. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This project began almost 10 years ago, a month after the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Drawn from a variety of sources, the account reflects the combined efforts of three related, yet independent, endeavors to document Marine operations in Afghanistan during the opening days of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Eyewitness to War (Volume III) US Army Advisors in Afghanistan - Frank Commentary on Pre-Deployment Training, Logistics Support, Poppy Eradication, Corruption, Special Forces and Conventional Infantry
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 209,080. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Eyewitness to War Oral History Series: US Army Advisors in Afghanistan by the Combat Studies Institute makes exclusive use of oral history. This volume is a product of interviews obtained by the CSI Operational Leadership Experience (OLE) project and our Contemporary Operations Study Team (COST).