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An Examination of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Development Within the United States from 1952 to 1965 - Missile Gap, Sputnik, General Bernard Schriever, Simon Ramo
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines efforts of the United States to develop and deploy intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) in the years from 1952 through 1965. The specific areas addressed include background information setting the stage for the extreme urgency under which these weapon systems developed including the major committees that moved the process forward.
The Strategic Defense Initiative and the End of the Cold War - SDI, Star Wars, President Reagan, Fall of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev, KAL 007, MAD Nuclear Policy, Teller, ABM Treaty, Reykjavik Summit
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a fascinating historic analysis of the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. The Cold War's end was sudden, unpredicted and the seminal event of the latter half of the twentieth century.
Stalingrad: Struggle in the East
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Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 42,010. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
1941: Germany Invades the Soviet Union…..By 1942, with Russia still in the war, Germany desperately needs oil, so embarks on a fanatic drive south to the Soviet oilfields of the Caucuses and east to an industrial city called Stalingrad. Germans and Soviets fought over the bombed out ruins and charred streets amongst the wider battles on the Russian steppe.
The Art of Guerrilla Warfare
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,280. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Art of Guerrilla Warfare simplifies some of the more complex aspects of war, making the text highly readable and capable of being applied to every day situations. This book focuses on unconventional warfare. Readers can use the strategies presented in this book to deal with conflicts that occur in their daily environments.
The United States Air Force and the Culture of Innovation, 1945-1965 - Missiles, Space Vehicles, ICBMs, von Karman, Schriever, RAND, MITRE, Titan, Atlas, Minuteman, Sputnik Crisis
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,230. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This exceptional work demonstrates in fine detail how the application of systems management by the United States Air Force to its ballistic missiles and computer programs not only produced critical new weapons, but also benefited American industry.
Training to Fight: Training and Education During the Cold War - Pentomic Era, Korean War, Vietnam War, Top Gun Miramar, Coverage of Training Facilities Listed by State
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 109,850. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book provides a contextual foundation for the documentation and, in some cases, preservation of the hundreds of Cold War-era military training and education facilities within the United States.
The United States Air Force (USAF): Basic Documents on Roles and Missions (Air Staff Historical Study) - McNamara, Curtis LeMay, James Forrestal, Space Command, Key West Agreement
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 158,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Office of Air Force History has collected in this volume the most significant documents which have determined the roles and missions of the Air Force, from its birth in 1947 to the present. The documents themselves only tell part of the story, of course.
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
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Price: $7.59 USD. Words: 118,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
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.
The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq - AQIM, Ansar al-Sharia, Al Nusrah Front, ISIS, Islamic Front, Alleppo, Alawites, Sunni, AQAP, Assad, Al-Shabaab, Salafist
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,670. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Even though Al Nusrah has shown a willingness to cooperate with the Islamic Front, the latter is likely to have to reject any long-term alliance with Al Nusrah if it wishes to retain funding from the Saudis and the Gulf States.
Russian Military Transformation - Goal in Sight? Conventional and Nuclear Forces, Aerospace Defense Command, Modern Weapons, Readiness, Manpower, Serdyukov
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Russian
In this monograph, the authors use a wide range of Russian language sources and interviews to illustrate not only the Russian threat assessments highlighting the United States as a potential aggressor, but also the many unique challenges facing Russia in renewing and rearming its military.
A Soldier's Morality, Religion, and Our Professional Ethic: Does the Army's Culture Facilitate Integration, Character Development, and Trust in the Profession? Gay Pride, Army Ethic
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 56,320. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Among the evolving values of American society, this research seeks to address the perennial issue of religion, its role in the moral character of individual volunteers, and how, amid a secularizing society, the Stewards of the Professions can maintain an ethical culture that facilitates, indeed fosters, both correct religious expression and military effectiveness.
Soldiers of Misfortune? Blackwater USA, Private Military Security Contractors (PMSCs), Iraq War, Afghanistan War, Counterinsurgency (COIN) Campaigns, DynCorp, Zapata, Kroll
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the role of security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. From analysis of these two missions, it draws broad lessons from which it derives concrete recommendations to improve the conduct of further missions.
Searching the Skies: The Legacy of the United States Cold War Defense Radar Program - BMEWS, SAGE, NORAD, PAVE PAWS, Spacetrack, Safeguard, Ground Observer Corps (GOC), Whirlwind
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 89,830. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The study provides the basis for identifying, understanding, and evaluating DoD radar facilities associated with the Cold War.
The Emerging Shield: The Air Force and the Evolution of Continental Air Defense, 1945-1960 - NORAD, Dew Line, SAGE, BOMARC, SAC, Early Warning Systems, Radar Fence, Atom Bomb Impact
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 172,290. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The volume begins with the U.S. Army Air Service's involvement with air defense in World War I and traces the story through to the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Cloudy with a Chance of Ambrosia (Parables of PTSD)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
June 27th is “National PTSD Awareness Day”. A thoughtful reading of this book will foster a clear and deeper understanding and appreciation for the all too tragic, but at times hidden, wounds afflicting the lives of over 20% of our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, as well as the lingering trauma of nearly 31% of Vietnam veterans. Awareness and understanding constitute the first step toward healing.
The Unauthorized Movement of Nuclear Weapons and Mistaken Shipment of Classified Missile Components: An Assessment - USSTRATCOM, Root Cause Analysis, Doom 99 B-52 Mission, McPeak, Rumsfeld
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 85,450. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The study team was tasked with researching and writing a case study to investigate how the Air Force can reinvigorate the handling, operation, and maintenance discipline of nuclear weapons that characterized nuclear operations standards and culture at the height of the Cold War.
The Neglect of Long-Range Escort Development During the Interwar Years (1918-1943) - P-51 Mustang, Martin B-10 Bomber, Boeing P-26, Consolidated B-30, Major General Claire Chennault
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,910. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper discusses the relationship between the development of air power doctrine and the development of long-range escorts for strategic bombardment in World War II.
The Development of Air Doctrine in the Army Air Arm 1917-1941 - Hap Arnold, Chennault, Douhet, Mitchell, Foulois, Drum Board, Alexander de Seversky, General Eaker, World War I and II
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,120. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph recounts the development of air doctrine in the Army air arm from 1917 to 1941. It includes concepts, both strategic and tactical, that emerged during World War I and the period following, up to the entry of the United States into World War II.
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools - Wargaming, Clausewitz, Iraq, Petraeus, Afghanistan, Tommy Franks, Dr. Strange, War Against Terrorism, Hurricane Katrina, Post 9/11
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Planning for Action: Campaign Concepts and Tools is designed to be used as a handbook for developing campaign plans at the US Army Command and General Staff College.
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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,280. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Asian
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.