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Damn the Torpedoes: A Short History of U.S. Naval Mine Countermeasures, 1777-1991 - Farragut, Civil War, Minecraft, Wonsan, Minehunting, Minesweeping, Bushnell, Fulton, World War II, Vietnam, Iran
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,620. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is an authoritative and thorough history of U.S. Navy mine countermeasures. Mine warfare is by definition the strategic and tactical use of sea mines and their countermeasures, including all offensive and defensive mining and protection against mines.
Foulois and the U.S. Army Air Corps 1931-1935: Air Mail Fiasco, Chief in Trouble, World War I, Billy Mitchell, Rickenbacker, MacArthur, FDR, Drum Board, B-7, B-9, B-10, B-12, B-17, DC-2, XB-15
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 181,590. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In this thoroughly researched and lucidly written volume, Lt. Col. John F. Shiner describes the Air Corps' effort to prepare the nation for war; to gain money, aircraft, and, even more important, independence; and to achieve a capability to wage aerial war.
Protection of Civilians (PoC) Military Reference Guide - Peacekeeping, U.N. Protection, Protection of Children, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, SWEAT-MSO, Patrols, Humanitarian Assistance
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 119,610. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The PoC Military Reference Guide is primarily intended for military commanders and staffs who must consider the Protection of Civilians (PoC) during multidimensional Peace Support Operations (PSO) or Military Operations during Armed Conflict (MOAC), particularly when PoC is an operational or strategic objective.
Case Studies in National Security Transformation: Littoral Combat Ship, FBI Counterterrorism, Counterinsurgency Support in Afghanistan, CEC Naval Anti-air Warfare, NMCI, Relief Hurricane Katrina
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 91,130. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This ebook present six reports in the series, Case Studies in National Security Transformation, sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Forces Transformation and Resources, and prepared by the Center for Technology and National Security Policy.
Case Studies in National Security Transformation: Speed and the Fog of War: Logistics in Iraqi Freedom, Network Centric Operations (NCO), Transforming Joint Interagency Coordination, Modular Forces
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 85,790. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The term "fog of war" is often associated with the commander's lack of clear information on the battlefield. "War is inherently volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. For this condition, contemporary U.S. military usage offers the acronym VUCA."
21st Century SOF: Toward an American Theory of Special Operations - Building and Sustaining a Special Operations Force
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 74,450. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
In this concise JSOU monograph, Dr. Rich Yarger considers the 21st century security environment, previous work on special operations theory, and various other perspectives of SOF gleaned from his research to synthesize an American SOF school of thought.
Understanding the Form, Function, and Logic of Clandestine Insurgent and Terrorist Networks: The First Step in Effective Counternetwork Operations - al-Qaeda, Bin Laden, Iraq, COIN, Insurgencies
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,460. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This award-winning comprehensive study of clandestine cellular networks and the effect on counterinsurgency operations provides a theoretical, doctrinal, and operational understanding of the form, function, and logic of clandestine cellular networks resulting in valuable insight and understanding of the complex nature of these organizations.
Within Limits: The U.S. Air Force and the Korean War - MiG Alley, Douglas MacArthur, Chinese Intervention, Syngman Rhee, Fifth Air Force, F-80, B-29, Buzz Aldrin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,560. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Here is the story of the U.S. Air Force's role in the Korean War. Despite American success in preventing the conquest of South Korea by communist North Korea, the Korean War of 1950-1953 did not satisfy Americans who expected the kind of total victory they had experienced in World War II.
The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) Model and the Future SOF Warrior - Joint Special Operations University Report of Proceedings - Selection Process, Organization, Resourcing
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,240. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
As a result of its dramatic successes and failures, the OSS has developed a legacy of mission accomplishment that survives as a practical touchstone for the (SOF) Warriors of the 21st century.
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).
United States Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Tests: Project Trinity 1945-46, Operation Crossroads 1946, Operation Sandstone 1948 - Technical Data, Nuclear Test Personnel Review
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 187,660. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Three fascinating reports from the U.S. government provide exclusive details about early American atmospheric atomic tests: Trinity (the first atomic weapon ever exploded), Crossroads, and Sandstone.
Art of War Paper: Operations at the Border - Efforts to Disrupt Insurgent Safe-Havens, Dhofar, Oman, Insurgency, Counterinsurgency
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Disrupting an insurgent's access to sanctuary and safe-haven is a critical aspect of operational planning for counterinsurgent forces. By denying an insurgent's access to safe-havens early in the conflict, the counterinsurgent will gain a marked advantage over the initially weaker force.
Adventures of a Despatch Rider: A Memoir of the Great War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,210. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014 by Matthew Lynn. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Composed from letters sent home during the war, this memoir offers a unique insight into the experiences of a despatch rider from the Battle of Mons and the Great Retreat, to the Christmas Truce and Ypres. An honest account of the First World War as it was experienced by ordinary soldiers. 'A tremendous insight into the realities of war.' - Robert Foster, best-selling author of 'The Lunar Code'
Key Considerations for Irregular Security Forces in Counterinsurgency - Dhofar, Operation Iraqi Freedom Case Study, Oman, Sultan Qaboos, General Franks, Rumsfeld, Petraeus
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,770. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Modern western militaries largely neglected the study of counterinsurgency prior to the attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001. Stung by the loss in Vietnam, the US military chose to minimize counterinsurgency and focused on the conventional warfare which it preferred and was better trained, organized, and equipped to conduct.
Stability Economics: The Economic Foundations of Security in Post-conflict Environments - Iraq and Afghanistan, Shari'a Compliant Finance, Odierno, Petraeus, Shining Path Guerrillas
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,890. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Should a military force focus on security first, or the economy? How can it do both? This is the challenge of Stability Economics.
Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan (Volume Two) - Afghan Surge, Bravo Company, Kabul Province, CERP, Bagram, Tactical Female Engagement Teams, Musahi Valley
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,620. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The present volume, Vanguard of Valor II, offers six accounts of US Soldiers at the tip of the spear during the Afghan campaign. The Combat Studies Institute's Vanguard of Valor series is intended to document small unit actions in Afghanistan.
Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Actions in Afghanistan (Volume One) - Taliban, Surge, David Petraeus, Stanley McChrystal, MRAP, Operation Strong Eagle, Gowardesh, Yargul, Zhari District
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,870. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The eight actions described in these pages take the reader through a wide range of platoon-level operations, from an intense firefight near Kandahar to an intricate civic action project in Kunar Province. Drawing from dozens of Soldier interviews, these accounts vividly depict the actions themselves and offer critical insights.
Addressing the Fog of COG: Perspectives on the Center of Gravity in U.S. Military Doctrine - Clausewitz Theory, U.S. Warfare from Revolutionary War through the War on Terror
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,900. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book examines multiple insurgent areas of operation and the dynamic and varied nature of multiple insurgent operational centers of gravity, recognizing and accounting for the notion that insurgency can form a complex, shifting mosaic.
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.
Marshall Center Reports: China's Foreign Policy Grand Strategy, Western Unity and Transatlantic, Counter-terrorism, International Law, Europe's Military in the 21st Century, Police Primacy
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,950. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
Seven informative papers from the Marshall European Center for Security Studies analyze various important military issues.