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21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Security Sector Reform: A Case Study Approach to Transition and Capacity Building - Kosovo, Haiti, Liberia
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,220. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Security sector reform (SSR)-defined here as activities undertaken by a nation and its partners to improve the way it provides safety, security, and justice to its citizens — has emerged since the end of the Cold War as an important tool for stabilizing and reconstructing post-conflict countries.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - The State-Owned Enterprise as a Vehicle for Stability - Liberia, Kosovo, Iraq, Mozambique, Afghanistan
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 48,290. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report has made a case that state-owned enterprises (SOEs) affect stability in conflict-prone environments, and decisive control of them creates positive or negative conditions. It describes the importance of SOEs and their treatment in five post-conflict environments.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - U.S. Military Forces and Police Assistance in Stability Operations: The Least-Worst Option to Fill the U.S. Capacity Gap
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 45,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The author rightly observes that establishing an effective local police force is critical to successful stability operations. An effective police force is a key component to security sector reform, justice sector reform, and the successful transition to the host nation's security force.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Harnessing Post-Conflict Transitions: A Conceptual Primer
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,560. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Today's security environment undoubtedly tests the boundaries of conventional international and military responses to persistent interstate conflict. New challenges are continuously emerging that pose vexing dilemmas and question the assumptions of actors engaged in post-conflict stability operations.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Lessons Learned from U.S. Government Law Enforcement in International Operations - Panama, Colombia, Kosovo
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 72,560. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The role of law enforcement is becoming increasingly prominent in the conduct of international operations involving the U.S. Government (USG), including counterinsurgency, peace operations, and reconstruction and stabilization.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - A Continuation of Politics by Other Means: The "Politics" of a Peacekeeping Mission in Cambodia (1992-93)
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,120. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Since the establishment of the United Nations (UN) in 1945, 63 peacekeeping missions have been authorized by UN mandate. Some fell directly under the UN, and others were conducted under UN authorization by lead nations.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Finding the Balance: U.S. Military and Future Operations, Quadrennial Review, Petraeus, Dempsey, Mattis
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,170. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the U.S. Military's struggle to find the correct balance between conventional and counterinsurgency/stability approaches. The author uses history to remind us that at the end of wars, Armies often "throw the baby out with the bathwater" and revert to a default position for organization and doctrine instead of inculcating those lessons learned in the recent wars.
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.
Romance at Sheppard Field 1944
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Vern Ludwick was born December 21, 1916 in Wyoming. His family eventually moved to California. He met the love of his life in 1944 at Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas, while serving as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army Air Forces. He married the woman he fell in love with on December 8, 1944. This is the story of the beginning of the love between the young couple, Vern and LaFaye.
Anzacs Betrayed The Story of the 2nd D&E Platoon
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,800. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Atrocities, Corruption, Murder. The Falsification of History. May 1969, the Vietnam War. Don Tate now provides an in-depth analysis of one of the most sordid matters in Australian military history, the deletion of the 2nd D&E Platoon from all the histories of the Vietnam War and his 38 year battle to have it reinstated. It is a story of many parts- but at its heart, it is a story of betrayal.
”Hekla” 1905. Dagbog ført paa Fiskeriinspektionstogtet til Island fra den 1’ Marts til den 15’ December af Gustav Kragh Underskibsminør i Flaaden.
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Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 23,430. Language: Danish. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Dagbog fra fiskeriinspektionstogt med krydseren ”Hekla” i 1905. Beskriver levende en nygift underskibsminørs 10 måneder lange togt. Et godt tidsbillede på den latente konflikt mellem fiskeriinspektionen og de kritiske islændinge.
The Eagles of Crete
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Price: $5.54 USD. Words: 73,190. Language: British English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Eagles of Crete is the first book to give an account of the civil war that broke out in parts of Crete shortly after the end of World War II. Based on local newspaper reports and conversations with those who took part, The Eagles of Crete gives an unbiased narrative of the armed conflict and the years spent in hiding by the survivors of the communist forces.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Defining Command, Leadership, and Management Success Factors Within Stability Operations
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,090. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph has focused on Command, Leadership, and Management (CLM) within a stability operational environment, although many of the lessons throughout can be applied to generic situations. The monograph takes a hypothesis from Keith Grint (who has long studied CLM) and applies it to a number of case studies in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Security Sector Reform in Timor-Leste: Missed Opportunities and Hard Lessons in Empowering the Host-Nation
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 49,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
As the United States and its coalition partners continue with transitions to host-nation civil authorities in both Iraq and Afghanistan, authors Isaac Kfir, Nicholas Armstrong, and Jacqueline Chura-Beaver examine an important case study of the United Nation's transition efforts in Timor-Leste.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - War, Law and Order Case Study: Australian Whole-of-Government Efforts to Develop Security and Criminal Justice Sectors
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,010. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this important work, Marcus Fielding has conducted a wide ranging and comprehensive study to examine how the Australian Government can assist other governments in developing capacity in the security and criminal justice sectors and if necessary restoring and maintaining public security.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Female Participation in Formed Police Units, Integration of Women in Formed Police Units of Peacekeeping Operations
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,080. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This report looks at the obstacles that continue to impact the integration of women into Formed Police Units (FPUs) of Peacekeeping Operations.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Hearts and Minds: A Strategy of Conciliation, Coercion, or Commitment? Irregular Conflicts, Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,940. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The most recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan clearly show the contentious and multiple methods introduced by both the insurgents and military forces and how only a holistic model can bring a successful conclusion. While there are many volumes written on specific counterinsurgency (COIN) tasks for any given theater of operation, this study differs in that it traces the root evolution of COIN.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Ground Truth in Building Human Security - Land Rights, Cadastres and Cadastral Systems, Land Tenure, USAID
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,090. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Land has been at the center of human conflict throughout recorded history. Although there are now fewer interstate conflicts concerning land, we increasingly see conflict fueled by land tenure issues exacerbated through the inability of failing states to address such fundamental concerns of their populace.
21st Century Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) Papers - Smart Research: Leveraging Interns and Fellows to Enhance your Research Program
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,980. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
PKSOI's Internship Program was a natural outgrowth of this holistic approach reflected in the wide array of academic disciplines and institutions of our interns. For all their diversity, our interns are uniformly enthusiastic and bring a hunger to make a real difference with their endeavors.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force DoD Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) System, Aerial Event Policy and Procedures, Munitions Requirements for Aircrew Training
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 53,410. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Three U.S. Air Force documents are included in this unique ebook compilation: Air Force DoD Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) System, Aerial Event Policy and Procedures, Munitions Requirements for Aircrew Training