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Reimagining The Man Who Would Be King - Narrative Fictional Adventure Story to Impart Counterinsurgency Theory to Busy and Easily Distracted Service Members Based on Afghanistan and Iraq Experience
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 28,790. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
How can counterinsurgency theory and hard-won lessons learned from the recent battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan be better captured and then conveyed in a narrative format that will appeal to a wide spectrum of military personnel—from the most junior enlisted to senior officers? This thesis reimagines Kipling's The Man Who Would Be King and sets it in the near future.
The Impact of Pro-Government Militias on State and Human Security: A Comparative Analysis of the Afghan Local Police in Kunduz Province, and the Janjaweed in Sudan - Militia Histories
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 36,800. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
How do pro-government militias impact state and human security? Throughout the world, governments are more frequently interacting with and employing armed groups and militias in order to increase their security and position through unofficial means. There are significant disagreements on the impacts of pro-government militias on state and human security.
Mission Command and the Starfish Organizational Models: A Comparison of Organizational Philosophies in a Decentralized Combat Environment - Auftragstaktik and History of the Waygal Valley
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study compares the differences and similarities between the U.S. Army's Mission Command philosophy and the decentralized "Starfish" philosophy as applied to a decentralized combat environment. The Attack on the Ranch House battle that took place in Afghanistan provides a prime example of the execution of Mission Command.
Convoy Ambush Case Studies - Volume II - Iraq and Afghanistan: Dramatic and Tragic Stories of Courage and Heroism, Lessons Learned Analysis for Logistics Truck Drivers Battling in Terrorist Kill Zones
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 161,300. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Against an enemy that used the desert and mountains to their tactical advantage, convoy tactics, techniques and procedures quickly evolved to counter the violent opposition. Each ambush recounts in vivid detail incredible acts of heroism by both military and civilian truck drivers as they struggled to survive under harrowing conditions.
The Lost Kingdom: Memoir of an Afghan Prince
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,010. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2017 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana, The Life of Reason
Russian Organizational Learning in the Context of the Afghanistan and Chechnya Counterinsurgencies - Soviet Military History, Operational Art, World War II, Interventions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » History » Military
Russia, like the United States, has experienced its struggles with counterinsurgency warfare. In Afghanistan, the Russian General Staff chose to approach the operation with a violently offensive mindset.
The United States Humanitarian Demining Program (HDP): Civil-military Relations – Critical Analysis of Landmine Removal in Afghanistan and Kosovo, Through the Lens of People, Government, and Military
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
-military relations are a result of the simultaneous presence of military, governmental, and humanitarian organizations on a common battlefield. At its heart, the problem in civil-military relations is synchronizing three fundamentally different groups not only to coexist, but to work together with complementary effects.
Campaign Assessment in Counterinsurgency: Reinventing the Wheel - Vietnam War and MACV, Afghanistan and ISAF, Irrelevant Metrics Leading to Inaccurate and Useless Reports, Measures of Effectiveness
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,270. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Strategic and political leaders have determined that the US and ISAF campaign assessments were neither useful nor accurate. The DOD 1230 biannual report titled the Report on Progress toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan provides comprehensive information to strategic and political leaders regarding the progress of the United States' strategy in Afghanistan.
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.
The Contracting Support Brigade (CSB): Is It Capable of Sustaining Tempo and Combat Power in the Operational Environment? Afghanistan and Operation Enduring Freedom, Army Sustainment Capability
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The operational commander has the responsibility to link tactical actions in time, space, and purpose to achieve the policy-maker's strategic objectives. Combat power and operational initiative sustained by tempo set the conditions for the decisive action that explicates these tactics. However, these tasks require a capable sustainment architecture that is flexible.
Hunting the Ghost Gun: An Analysis of the U.S. Army Infantry Rifle - On the Battlefields, Ammunition and Small Arms Weapons, Garand, M14, M16, M4, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, Performance
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of the U.S. military's usage of various small arms and their associated cartridges from WWII to current day. The primary objective centers on an analysis of the driving factors and decisions used in military cartridge selection and development.
Harrier: Jump Jet Interdiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Harrier has a unique place in aviation history as the most successful VTOL aircraft to date. Born from the need during the Cold War for an aircraft that could operate even if airfields had been destroyed. The Harrier has become yet another British aviation icon alongside the Spitfire and Concord.
Hog Driver: A-10 Thunderbolt II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,920. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This fast-paced, high-octane story blends action in the air with action on the ground as the A-10 acts as a guardian angel to beleaguered allied forces fighting hard in the 'Stan'. Fighting a War against a battle hardened enemy in a hostile climate.
Ideas in Arms: Relationship of Kinetic and Ideological Means in America's Global War on Terror, al-Qaeda, Clausewitzian Effectiveness, Operation Enduring Freedom, Detrimental Effects of Kinetic Means
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 52,070. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, claims that the inability of the United States to achieve its stated political objectives in its global war on terror (GWOT) reflects its flawed kinetic-centric military strategy.
Deconstructing Afghanistan: How Does America's Past Inform Afghanistan's Future? Taliban Political Reconciliation, Historical Comparison with American Civil War, Security and Economic Factors
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 45,350. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent report, professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, suggests a path for Afghanistan's post-2014 future based on the post-Civil War experience of the US South.
Airpower, Afghanistan, and the Future of Warfare: An Alternative View - Assessing the Air-Ground Relationship, Precision Strike, Change in Land Combat, Force Intensification, Doctrine Impact
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Wills maintains that the twentieth-century argument between air and ground proponents has changed significantly since the Gulf War and that it comes down to the relative importance of the ground or air in the mix. It is more than just using air as a supporting component to the ground forces—if this is true, current force organization and employment are adequate.
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.
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.
Badal: A Culture Of Revenge, The Impact of Collateral Damage on Taliban Insurgency - History and Warfare in Afghanistan, Pashtunwali Tribal Code, Anglo-Afghan War, Soviet Invasion, Mujahideen, Mullahs
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,420. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report examines the impact of collateral damage on the Taliban insurgency. It reveals the relationship between death of innocent civilians and the tribal concept of badal (revenge). Research also analyzes Taliban propaganda leaflets to illustrate the compromise of popular support caused by collateral damage stemming from the Coalition's tactics.
20/20: The Iraq and Afghanistan Narratives
Price: Free! Words: 54,870. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
20/20 - The Iraq and Afghanistan Narratives is a retrospective of America’s most recent wars told through twenty oral histories from a cross section of veterans who served on the front lines of Operation Iraqi Freedom and/or Operation Enduring Freedom. These tales come “from the horse’s mouth” and explain the many physical and emotional highs and lows of life in the combat zone and after.

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