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Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency - Volume 2 - Detailed Case Studies of Iraq War and Afghanistan, World War II, Ground Attacks on Airpower, Vision for 2040, Dissipating the Fog of War
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 155,140. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Defending air bases from attack remains a major operational challenge in every theater and every conflict. Airfields are strategic targets; they allow for the generation and projection of crucial military power and are usually a key joint and/or coalition command and control node.
Anatomy of a Hostage Rescue: What Makes Hostage Rescue Operations Successful? Game Theory and Biorhythms, Six Case Studies Including Iranian Mission Eagle Claw Desert One, Munich Olympics Massacre
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,940. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Terrorism
This study develops a theory to determine the best execution time to conduct a hostage rescue attempt. It does so by explaining the phenomenon of a hostage crisis biorhythm and proposing four principles essential for success.
TECNICA E TATTICA DELLA GUERRA AL TEMPO DELLA CONTRORIFORMA. Desunte da cronache, documenti e trattati coevi.
Price: Free! Words: 240,170. Language: Italian. Published: April 16, 2019. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » History » Military
Trattasi di un'opera del tipo 'work in progress', cioè soggetta a frequenti aggiunte e correzioni, e quindi l'autore consiglia di riscaricarla periodicamente.
Air Base Defense in the Twenty-First Century - Ground Defense Dilemma, Army Air Force, British Royal Air Force and German Luftwaffe in World War II Studies - Korea and Global War on Terrorism Issues
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,340. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Through its history, the United States Air Force has struggled with the most efficient and effective way to provide for its own air base ground defense. This monograph submits a solution intended to end the debate.
Operation Husky: Operational Art in Large Formation Combined Arms Maneuver - Study of Allied Army World War II Invasion of Sicily Against Axis, Lessons for Modern Planners of Large Scale Combat
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,660. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Operation Husky is a rich depository of vicarious experience in large scale combined arms maneuver for today's field grad officers. To understand large scale combined arms maneuver it evaluates Operation Husky, the World War II invasion of Sicily, using today's United States Army definition of operational art and the elements of operational art.
Air Parity: Re-Discovering Contested Air Operations - Studies of World War II Battle of Britain, Siege of Malta, and Falklands War, Objectives at Outbreak of China Conflict in East or South China Seas
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,860. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study researches the applicability of Julian Corbett's maritime theories to war fighting strategy in the air domain, specific to the air control spectrum. The author assesses the importance of translating the theoretical ideas to guidelines for operational planners confronted with a possible conflict in the Western Pacific Theater.
Winter is Coming: Ensuring U.S. Special Forces (USSF) are Prepared to Fight and Win in a Cold Weather Environment - Mountaineering and High Altitude Skills, Focus on Russia, China, and North Korea
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,060. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
For the past 17 years, United States Special Forces (USSF) has been decisively engaged in the Global War on Terror. Due to the deployment cycle and training requirements focused on deployments in the Middle East, many valuable skillsets, including the ability to fight, maneuver, and survive in extreme cold weather environments has atrophied across the force.
Why Do Programs Fail? An Analysis of Defense Program Manager Decision-Making in Complex and Chaotic Program Environments - Impacted by Process, Control, Relationships, Motive, and Risk
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,090. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Project management
This research attempts to understand potential root causes and underlying factors that influence defense acquisition program managers' decision-making. Using qualitative data gathered through in-person interviews and through review of multiple case studies as a research design, this project focuses on how program managers gain insight in the decision-making process.
Theater Special Operations Command's (TSOCs) Role in Nuclear Counterproliferation - Slow Progress Since SOCOM Tasked as Lead Synchronizer for CWMD Planning, Analysis of Fusion Center
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the two years since the Unified Command Plan (UCP) was changed to designate U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) as the lead Department of Defense (DoD) synchronizer for all countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) plans, tangible progress has been slow.
The U.S. Army's Evolving Role in Security Force Assistance (SFA): Linking Ends and Means - Critical Analysis of Policies and Doctrine Authorizing SFA Missions, Why Army is Establishing Six Brigades
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
This study examines one central issue: How has the U.S. Army improved security force assistance (SFA) design with the implementation of the SFA Brigade (SFAB)? Secondarily, it investigates whether failures at the strategic policy level inhibited the accomplishment of enduring security objectives related to the establishment of the new unit.
Las bombas atómicas en Hiroshima y Nagasaki
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,710. Language: Spanish. Published: April 12, 2019 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Este reporte describe los efectos producidos por las bombas atómicas arrojadas sobre las ciudades de Hiroshima y Nagasaki, el 6 y el 9 de agosto de 1945 respectivamente. Resume toda la información que en 1946 estaba disponible acerca de los daños causados a estructuras, heridas a personas, muertos, consecuencias morales, etcétera, dentro de los límites del material escrito, que en ese momento podí
The American Way of Swarm: A Machine Learning Strategy for Training Autonomous Systems - UAV and UUV Drone Attack Force Combat Decentralized Execution With Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,570. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Deploying multiple autonomous systems that coordinate as a cohesive swarm on the battlefield is no longer science fiction. As new technologies disrupt the character of war, the American military is investing in algorithms to allow its drone forces to conduct swarm tactics across all domains.
Special Operations Forces and Counterproliferation: Lessons From History - Case Study of Actions Against Nazi Germany Nuclear Programs in World War II, Operation Gunnerside and the Alsos Mission
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,040. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Considering the significant consequences of nuclear proliferation, this study asserts that historical case studies yield lessons learned that inform the suitability of Special Operations Forces' (SOF) role within counterproliferation efforts that can help guide development of SOF counterproliferation-related missions.
Soprano State Subterfuge: Mapping North Korean Illicit Networks - Social Network Analysis of DPRK Organizations and Personalities Shows Sanctions Will Not Solve the Weapons Proliferation Problem
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,660. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Asian
This study researches the United States' approach to the illicit networks in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and, using social network analysis, illuminates characteristics of several networks, thereby providing the U.S. government with options to exert influence over the DPRK regime.
Shared History, Shared Missions, Maximized Interoperability: Best Practices for USSOF and CIA - History of Special Forces and Intelligence Starting Before World War II, Areas of Friction and Benefits
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 40,340. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Terrorism
Since the Global War on Terrorism began, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been engaged in a collaborative partnership within United States Country Teams. With a shared history, including shared successes, the two organizations have experienced mission overlap.
Russian Naval Activity in the Mediterranean: Responsive Shifts in French, Italian, and Spanish Perspectives and Policies - Putin and Challenges to NATO, Multilateral Security Cooperation Initiatives
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,690. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
NATO's southern flank has been exposed to a wide range of threats and challenges from Middle Eastern and North African instability, including terrorism, illegal trafficking, and mass migration. Against this backdrop, since 2008, Russia has increased its Mediterranean naval activity to levels not observed since the Cold War.
Returning Foreign Fighters to Tunisia and Libya After the Conflict in Iraq and Syria - Case Studies and Network Analysis Highlights Groups Likely to Receive Islamic State ISIS Returnee Fighters
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,580. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
Many of the fighters who traveled from their home states in Africa and Europe have begun to return as the Islamic State (IS) has lost control over much of the territory it seized in Iraq and Syria. These returnees are not only fighters; they are also family members or individuals who supported the organization indirectly.
Relational Maneuver: How to Wage Irregular Warfare and MARSOC's Strategic Application - Massive Study With Recommendations to Marine Special Operations Command, History from Vietnam to Afghanistan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 141,970. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Based on historical lessons learned from irregular warfare case studies, and internal organizational analysis, this thesis seeks to provide Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) with specific implementable recommendations based on Edward Luttwak's concept of relational maneuver.
Not Can I, But Should I: Analyzing the Pre-Existing Conditions Surrounding Successful Third-Party Intervention into Intrastate Conflicts - Analysis of U.S. Interventions in Iran, Libya, and Syria
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,670. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this study is to identify conditions that support successful third-party intervention into foreign intrastate conflicts on behalf of resistance movements—specifically, movements aiming at revolution or regime change. While the U.S. successfully intervened into and even generated resistance movements during the Cold War, most failed to achieve strategic objectives.
Local Security in Afghanistan - Case Studies of Afghan Local Police, Arbakai, Peruvian Rondas Campesinas, Indian Territorial Army, Critical Lessons About Incorporating Traditional Governance and Force
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Law enforcement
This thesis seeks to determine how the United States should facilitate and advise the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) regarding local Afghan security forces. Through in-depth analysis of relevant case studies (Afghan Local Police, Indian Territorial Army, Peruvian Rondas Campesinas, Afghan arbakai), this thesis gleans critical lessons, positive and negative.

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