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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.
Evolution of Warfare: Military Course on the Art and Concepts of Warfare From The Beginning of Recorded History - Classical Macedonians and Romans, Prussian Influence, American Civil War, World Wars
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 203,370. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a unique Navy course in Evolution of Warfare. The course is a survey of the operational art of warfare from the beginning of recorded history to the present.
The PLA at Home and Abroad: Assessing the Operational Capabilities of China's Military - Uyghurs, Spratly and Senkaku Islands, Tibet, Domestic Riots, Taiwan, Chinese-Russian Exercises
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 258,610. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
This comprehensive study of the modern Chinese military, featuring a foreword by former President George H.W. Bush, is a product of the Army's Strategic Studies Institute.
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools - Wargaming, Clausewitz, Iraq, Petraeus, Afghanistan, Tommy Franks, Dr. Strange, War Against Terrorism, Hurricane Katrina, Post 9/11
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools is designed to be used as a handbook for developing campaign plans at the US Army Command and General Staff College.
Air Force Doctrine Document 6-0: Command and Control - C2 Processes, Planning, Technology, Training, Transfer of Forces and Command Authority
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,880. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Command and control of air and space power is an Air Force-provided asymmetric capability that no other Service or nation provides.
Eugen Sanger’s Ramjet Powered Messerschmidt Me 262A-1a & Skoda-Kauba SK P.14-01
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
“I have seen a great deal in my life, but nothing so astounding as the sight and sound of this roaring, flaming D-17Z in a power dive at over 420 mph (675.9 km/h).” Fritz Stamer, famed gliding pilot said after witnessing the flight of the early version of a Sänger ramjet engine operating in open air.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - The Government Assistance Center: A Vehicle for Transitioning to the Host Government
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,880. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this monograph, Professor Raymond Millen proposes a way for non-military organizations to render assistance and development to fragile states through an organizational approach. Accordingly, he proffers the concept of the Government Assistance Center as a vehicle for effective coordination.
The Battle of Vimeiro
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Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,140. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
It was the Battle of Vimeiro that established the reputation of Sir Arthur Wellesley, later to be the Duke of Wellington.
Turkey - Kurdish Regional Government Relations After the U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq: Putting the Kurds on the Map? PKK, PUK, Syrian Civil War and Refugees, Massoud Barzani, Erdogan, Kurdistan
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 66,370. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Washington is in danger of being left behind by the fast-paced events in the region, while the ethnic Kurds of the region may be approaching a decisive moment in their long struggle for self-determination.
The Heinkel AG VTOL "Wespe"
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The trouble with conventional aircraft is that they need runways, long expensive concrete runways so that they can take-off and land. During times of war, the enemy's airports and their hard-surfaced runways make inviting targets.
Naming U.S. Navy Ships: Policies and Practices of the U.S. Navy for Naming the Vessels of the Navy - Orthodox Traditionalists versus Pragmatic Traditionalists, Current Conventions
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,270. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This unique Navy report includes a description of the current policies and practices of the Navy for naming vessels of the Navy, and a description of the extent to which these policies and practices vary from historical policies and practices of the Navy for naming vessels of the Navy, and an explanation for such variances.
Learning By Doing: The PLA Trains at Home and Abroad - People's Liberation Army, Chinese Military, China's Navy, Armed Police Force, Defending Borders, Exercises and Training, Logistics Lessons
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 197,350. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
The papers presented here are a timely and critical look at an evolving and expanding Chinese military and provide context for the changes we may yet see as the PLA continues to modernize.
Pride, Progress, and Prospects: The Marine Corps' Efforts to Increase the Presence of African-American Officers (1970-1995) - NASA Astronaut Charles Bolden, President Truman
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,280. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In today's Marine Corps, African-Americans constitute almost 10 percent of the officer corps. The fact that this was not always the case deserves explanation, as do the Marine Corps' efforts to remedy this deficiency.
Messerschmitts Over America-Part 11
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Photographs and information of unfinished, war weary, crash-landed, cannibalized On March 30, 1945, the USAAF captures their first flight-worthy Me 262 A-1a and starts the wheels in motion that leads to Colonel Harold Watson to sending ten Me 262s to New York City.
The Eagle's Talons: The American Experience at War - U.S. War History, American Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, America's Minor Wars
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,240. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Col Dennis M. Drew and Dr. Donald M. Snow have performed a significant service by producing a volume that places the American experience at war in its proper political context. Going further, they have also placed the American experience in a technological context and analyzed how political and technological factors influenced the conduct of American wars.
Black Silk and Gold Cord: Staff and Headquarters Operations in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 299,810. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Black Silk and Gold Cord is a study of staffs in the Union army in the eastern theater during the US Civil War. It examines all areas of staff staff support to the army and the processes and procedures used as well as headquarters life. A separate chapter examines Ulysses Grant's headquarters and staff. Includes maps, a collection of pictures, a bibliography, and hyperlinked endnotes
Barges to Battleships: Puget Sound Military Shipbuilding Vol I Minesweeepers
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 46,700. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Minesweepers built in Puget Sound shipyards
Spyplane: Top Secret Cold War Aircraft
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 27,170. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Digital Dreams. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Using recently declassified information on the U-2, SR-71 and A12, Spyplane gives a detailed account from the ground and in the air on these great aircraft. Strap yourself into the seat of a U-2 or an SR-71 and get a cockpit view of what it is like to be 70,000 feet high being able easily see the curvature of the earth. Alone and in the immense cold for several hours trying to evade detection.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Command and Control - Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication (MCDP) 6 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,010. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Part of our value-added professional format series of U.S. military manuals, this U.S. Marine Corps manual covers command and control.
The Spoken Word: Recollections of Dryden History, The Early Years (NASA SP-2003-4530) - Scott Crossfield Interview, Muroc, NACA Research, X-1 Project
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 58,600. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This study covers the early years of what eventually became the Dryden Flight Research Center. It spans the period between the arrival of Walter Williams and the first group of NACA engineers at Muroc in 1946, and ends with the establishment of NASA in 1958.