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Cordon of Steel: The U.S. Navy and the Cuban Missile Crisis - President John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Admiral Dennison, U-2, Fidel Castro, SS-4 Sandal and SS-5 Skean Soviet Missiles
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the fall of 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union came as close as they ever would to global nuclear war. Hoping to correct what he saw as a strategic imbalance with the United States, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev began secretly deploying medium range ballistic missiles (MRBM) and intermediate range ballistic missiles (IRBM) to Fidel Castro's Cuba.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Basic Military Mountaineer Course - Equipment, Knot Tying, Rope, Cold Weather Clothing, Injuries, Terrain, Evacuation, Weapons, Animals, Bivouac Operations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,790. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » History » Military
Written by the Army Mountain Warfare School (AMWS), this workbook provides crucial information about mountain warfare training. The untrained mountain Soldier has two foes - the enemy and the mountain. But he can make a friend and ally of the mountain by learning to know it.
Delta II & III Space Operations at Cape Canaveral 1989-2009, Origins, Military Missions, Civil Missions, Commercial Missions
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 51,730. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study addresses DELTA II and DELTA III space operations at Cape Canaveral, Florida, from the DELTA II's first launch in 1989 through the DELTA II's most recent launch in late March 2009.
Complete Guide to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) - History from Atomic Reactors to Nuclear Waste Cleanup, Rickover and the Nuclear Navy, SL-1 Fatal Reactor Accident, Uranium and Plutonium
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 232,620. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Nuclear
Two comprehensive histories of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) provide extensive information about the lab's role in the development of nuclear reactors and other technologies, covering the period from before its establishment in 1949 through 2010.
Guide to Arctic Security and American Military Implications of Climate Change - Reemergence of the Arctic as a Strategic Location, Taking Command, Managing the Arctic Thaw, Future Naval Operations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 154,130. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Military
Eight military reports and documents provide unique insights into Arctic security issues and American military implications of climate change.
Great Commanders: Seven Leaders Who Changed the World - Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Napoleon Bonaparte, Admiral Horatio Nelson, John Pershing, Erwin Rommel "The Desert Fox", Curtis LeMay
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,630. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume begins with Alexander the Great, who wielded perhaps the finest army ever to wage war prior to the advent of gunpowder, and whose tactical and operational prowess bordered on genius.
History of the U.S. Army Engineer Nuclear Cratering Group - Project Plowshare, Nuclear Canal Excavation, Nuclear Construction, Quarrying, Ejecta Dam, Harbor Excavation, Atlantic-Pacific Canal Study
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / General, Nonfiction » History » Military
This history, written in 1969, outlines the work of the Army Engineer Nuclear Cratering Group on using nuclear blasts for civilian construction projects.
The Paradox of Power: Sino-American Strategic Restraint in an Age of Vulnerability - China and the U.S., Chinese Nuclear Weapons, Space, Cyberspace, Strategic Power, Cyber Warfare
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,280. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book assesses the prospect of U.S.-Chinese competition in these domains (nuclear, space, and cyber) and develop three related analytic findings upon which their recommendations are built.
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.
Naval Air Training: Air to Air Intercept Procedures Workbook - Pursuit, Radar, Displays and Flight Path Visualization, Intercept Geometry Fundamentals, Counterturn, Missiles
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,460. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This fascinating guide by the Navy covers training for intercepts by fighter plane pilots.
U.S. Marines in the Persian Gulf, 1990-1991 - With Marine Forces Afloat In Desert Shield And Desert Storm, Somalia, General Schwarzkopf, General Boomer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,460. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph presents an account of operations by the embarked Marine units under the operational control of the Commander, Naval Forces, Central Command, in the Persian Gulf from August 1990 to May 1991.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Hybrid Threat (TC 7-100) - Enemy Combatants, Terrorists, Paramilitary, Mercenary, WMD, Mao and Guerrilla Warfare, Hezbollah, Vietcong
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,260. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
A hybrid threat is the diverse and dynamic combination of regular forces, irregular forces, and/or criminal elements all unified to achieve mutually benefiting effects.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Opposing Force OPFOR Worldwide Equipment Guide (WEG) Part 3 - Ground Systems - Reconnaissance, including Russian, Chinese, U.S., Sensors, Radar, UAV, Night Vision
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,190. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This illustrated Worldwide Equipment Guide (WEG) describes the spectrum of worldwide systems and system trends in the Contemporary Operational Environment (COE), serving as an authoritative "encyclopedia" of weapons around the world.
Mosul Dam in Iraq: The Most Dangerous Dam in the World - Government Reports and Background, Catastrophic Threat from ISIS/ISIL Islamic Terrorists, Technical Data, American Funded Work
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,520. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Middle East
In early August 2014, there were reports that the Islamic terrorist group ISIS/ISIL had seized control of the Mosul Dam in Iraq. This ebook provides comprehensive coverage of the Mosul Dam, called the "most dangerous dam in the world" by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Story of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps - The Evolution and Development of the NCO Corps, Portraits of NCOs in Action, Selected Documents
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,880. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This special volume from the U.S. Army captures the history of the noncommissioned officer - a rich history that continues to evolve.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Cyber Incident Handling Program (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual) - Computer Forensics, Malware and Network Analysis, CYBERCON
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,080. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Information management, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Department of Defense maintains a comprehensive cyber incident handling program. This program ensures an integrated capability to continually improve the Department of Defense's ability to rapidly identify and respond to cyber incidents that adversely affect DoD information networks and information systems (ISs).
U.S. Navy Abbreviations of World War II and U.S. Navy Code Words of World War II - Terms Found in Pearl Harbor Documents
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 99,380. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
A companion to our Pearl Harbor Encyclopedia, this unique document provides definitions for thousands of Navy abbreviations and code words used during the period of Pearl Harbor and later during World War II.
Special Operations Forces (SOF) Guide: Leadership, Theory, Strategic Art, Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) Factbook, Essays and Research Topics
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,350. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Six important documents provide unique information about U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU).
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.
2012 Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs by the GAO - Army, Navy, Air Force Weapons Systems including UAS Programs, Missiles, Ships, F-35 JSF, Carriers, Space Fence
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,870. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is GAO’s annual assessment for 2012, issued in March 2012, of Department of Defense (DOD) weapon system acquisitions, an area that is on GAO’s high-risk list.