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A Look at Destiny: The Influence of the Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, and the Frontier Upon the American Revolution - Character Traits Heralded as the Foundation of America
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,780. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, and the frontier were tremendously strong forces in influencing the American Revolution. Acting in concert, these forces made a Revolution inevitable. The Enlightenment directly influenced revolutionary thoughts. Ideas of natural rights, sensibility, and equality stemmed from enlightened thought.
The Force in U.S. Air Force: Fodder for Your Professional Reading on the Implements of Strategy and Tactics for Conventional Air War - Sampler of Ten Books to Enhance the Expertise of Air Warriors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,540. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book is based on a "Fodder" article in the Aerospace Power Journal.
In Search of the Missing Link: Relating Destruction to Outcome in Airpower Application - Bomb Targeting Lessons, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Linkage Model for Transportation Systems
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 137,150. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Targeting has been the central problem of air strategy since the dawn of modern airpower. One of the most difficult challenges for airpower strategists has been how to relate the physical or functional destruction of targets to attainment of political and military objectives. This paper examines the fundamental problem of relating destruction inflicted on a target system to the desired outcome.
Conduct of the Partisan War in the Revolutionary War South - Settlement, Early Conflict, Native Americans and Formative Years of the Militia, Civil War in the Backcountry, Leaders, Slavery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 123,410. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
The partisan war in the Revolutionary War South demonstrated the vital linkage between the civil and military authorities. In the policies created to persuade the people of the righteousness of the American cause and neutralize opposition, the civil leadership of South Carolina inadvertently set the conditions for a violent civil war.
General Creighton Abrams' Conduct of Design in Operational Art during the Vietnam War - Command of Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV), Vietnamization, Counterinsurgency, Tet Offensive
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,620. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
General Abrams presents a sound historical example of the practical application of operational art as viewed through the lens of the Army Design Methodology. When General Abrams' assumed command of Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV), he was able to frame his environment enabling him to enact measures to solve the correct problem which was, how to equip and train the ARVN.
American Leadership and Decision-Making Failures in the Tet Offensive - Vietnam War Milestone, Deception and Warnings, Missed Opportunity, Intelligence Structure, Solutions, Communist Activities
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Officers in today's United States military can learn from the policy and military decision-making failures and successes in American history. The hope is that in future military operations, they will not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Operation Sealords: A Study in the Effectiveness of the Allied Naval Campaign of Interdiction - Vietnam War Barrier to Support Riverine Operations, Zumwalt, Market Time, Game Warden, Viet Cong
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 113,270. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Vietnam War allied naval barrier operations to interdict the enemy infiltration of men and supplies coming across the Cambodian border into the Mekong Delta region was successful only through the utilization of joint combined naval, ground, and air assets
Perils of Reasoning by Historical Analogy: Munich, Vietnam and American Use of Force Since 1945 - How Have Munich and Vietnam Influenced National Security Policy? Cold War Lessons for Current World
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,710. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The intellectual starting point for his essay is that the normal human predilection is to reason by historical analogy, and that, in his words, such reasoning "has played a significant role in the formulation and implementation of US foreign policy since the end of World War II."
Only in the Mind of the Enemy: Can Deterrence Effectiveness be Measured? Military Deception, Historical Cases, Japan World War II, Cuban Missile Crisis, Libya, Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,930. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The concept of deterrence is as old as war, but determining if deterrence activities and messages are having the desired effect on the adversary decision maker is challenging since the adversary will not readily admit to being deterred.
Attacking the Mobile Ballistic Missile Threat in the Post-Cold War Environment - New Rules to an Old Game, WMD, Chemical, Biological, Nuclear Weapons, V-2 History, Korolev, von Braun, Crossbow
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 127,330. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study will examine how technology and doctrine have responded to the mobile ballistic missile threat over time. As this work reviews the changes that occurred over the last 60 years, it will seek to highlight the differences in context between the Cold War and post-Cold War periods.
Operational Protection From Unmanned Aerial Systems - Drones, UAV, UAS Proliferation, ISR Platforms, UAS Capabilities and Vulnerabilities, Current Protective Measures, Protection Shortfalls
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 106,450. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The widespread proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) among both state and non-state actors is cause for concern to U.S. Operational Commanders. No longer does the U.S. have a monopoly on UAS operations. Nearly 90 countries now operate some type of UAS capability and, with increasingly affordable and available technology, that trend is increasing at an alarming rate.
The Army Nurse Corps: A Commemoration of World War II Service - Early Operations in the Pacific, Recruitment and Training, Black Nurses, At the Front, Chain of Evacuation, Sicily and Southern Italy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 112,140. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
The Army Nurse Corps in World War II: More than 59,000 American nurses served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Nurses worked closer to the front lines than they ever had before.
Convergence: Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Civilian Law Enforcement - Escalation of Threats, SWAT, Comparison of Military and Law Enforcement, Factors Forging Future Convergence, Implications
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 136,710. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
This monograph about the convergence of Special Operations Forces (SOF) and civilian law enforcement activities is timely considering the U.S. Government's revamped strategies to promote more capable and effective governments and improve security in southwest Asia.
Clausewitzian Friction and Future War - Desert Storm, Air-to-Air Combat, Intractability of Strategic Surprise, Nonlinearity, Modern Taxonomy, Dispersed Information, Clarity about War as It Actually Is
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150,790. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Friction is an inevitable impediment to effective action and was a significant factor in war long before Clausewitz popularized the term.
Africa's Oil Coast: How the Region's Strategic Importance May Cause Operational Challenges for AFRICOM as Currently Constructed - Organizational Structure, Forces and Allocated Resources
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 121,020. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Africa
The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) is at a critical crossroads regarding the trajectory of its organizational design and operational approach. As problems in Africa continue to escalate and present additional threats to U.S. national security, the combatant command faces issues it is not equipped or organizationally structured to negotiate.
Mine Warfare History and Technology: Comprehensive Review from Early Mines, Admiral Mahan's Views, World War I and II, Bushnell's Keg, 20th Century Developments, Magnetic Influence, Sweeping, New Tech
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,120. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book provides a comprehensive survey of the history of mine warfare from the earliest designs through World War I, II, and the Vietnam War, and modern technologies.
History of the Rocky Flats Plant: Nuclear Weapons Production Facility, Colorado, Atomic Bomb Components, Plutonium Contamination Issues, Environmental and Safety Concerns, Shutdown and Cleanup
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 142,610. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Radiation
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book provides a thorough history of the famous nuclear weapons production facility in Colorado known as the Rocky Flats Plant. It includes events, starting in the 1930s, leading to the creation of the weapons complex and events at the site from the 1930s to the turn of the century.
Complete Guide to U.S. Military Human Terrain System (HTS), Mapping, and Teams (HTT) - Use in Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, COIN, Operator's Guide, Irregular Warfare and Armed Groups
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 210,540. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book reproduces six important military reports and studies dealing with the Human Terrain System (HTS), mapping, and teams.
The Role of Congress in the Strategic Posture of the United States, 1942-1960 - Manhattan Project to the New Look, Atomic Infrastructure and Nuclear Weapons Institutions, Air Power, H-Bomb, ICBM
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 123,570. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper examines the role of the 77th-86th Congresses, from 1942 to 1960, an eighteen year period that begins with the development of the first atomic weapons during the Manhattan Project and runs through the administration of President Dwight Eisenhower and the development of the "New Look" nuclear strategy.
The Role of Congress in the Strategic Posture of the United States, 1980 - 1990 - Force Modernization and SDI, Missile Defense, Star Wars, Nuclear Weapons and War, Reagan and Bush, START, INF Treaties
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,940. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is the third in a series of three papers to examine the role of Congress in the development of the doctrinal and material strategic posture of the United States over the three decades of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. This paper examines the role of the 97th through 102nd Congresses, covering the period 1980-1990, the last decade of the Cold War.