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The Indonesian Army from Revolusi to Reformasi - Volume 3: Soeharto's Fall and the Reformasi Era
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 297,030. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Vol 3 covers the chaotic final days of General Soeharto's New Order regime, continuing turmoil under President's B.J. Habibie, Abdurrahman Wahid and Megawati Sukarnoputri – the violent separation of East Timor; civil war in Maluku; black operations in Papua; the bloody insurgency in Aceh; the advent of Islamic terrorism – and the election (and re-election) of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
The Indonesian Army from Revolusi to Reformasi - Volume 2: Soeharto and the New Order
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 273,590. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Vol 2 covers the assassination of army leaders, the communist massacre, General Soeharto's rise to power and consolidation of the New Order regime, the East Timor occupation, separatist insurgencies in Aceh and Papua, Soeharto's turn toward Islam and cynical efforts to preserve power during the late-1990s – setting the stage for the May 1998 riots and Soeharto's resignation – the subject of Vol 3.
2014 U.S. Navy Report: Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Behavior in the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Creating a Hostile Work Environment
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,600. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The inappropriate behaviors and criminal conduct documented in this report reflect poorly on the Navy in general and Naval Aviation in particular.
Heroes in Obscurity A Vietnam Era Junior Officer's Stories of Unsung Heroes and of Life on Small Navy Auxiliary Ships
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
James Duermeyer began his writing with this book, Heroes in Obscurity, followed by three historical fiction novels. Heroes in Obscurity is a candid, humorous, and humble memoir account of a junior Naval officer during the Vietnam War. Whether the reader is an armchair warrior, one who has served, or a military family member, Heroes in Obscurity is a heart felt, engaging collection of tales.
Transforming the American Soldier: Educating the Warrior - Diplomat, Dealing with Insurgency, Cultural and Social Landscape, Formulation of Military Education
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,960. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Understanding the "social landscape" will only be able to be achieved through direct interaction with the local population. Additionally, this direct interaction with the local population, if combined with an understanding of the cultural and social aspects of the situation, can increase the trust between the military and the foreign population.
Adaptation to Change: U.S. Army Cavalry Doctrine and Mechanization, 1938-1945 - World War II Armored Force, Corps Reconnaissance
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 61,940. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines a microcosm of the Army then, one that confronted fundamental change in mechanization, the Cavalry branch. Instead of focusing on the creation of the Armored Force and evolution of tank doctrine, this monograph examines mechanized cavalry doctrine as practiced by reconnaissance groups and squadrons in the European theater.
One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events 1903-2002 - Wright Brothers, World War II, American Military Aviation History
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,430. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Commemorating the first century of aviation, this chronology is dedicated to the men and women who gave their lives to advance air and space flight. It includes significant air and space events since the Wright brothers first demonstrated in 1903 that humankind could fly in heavier-than-air machines.
To Join or Not to Join the Nuclear Club: How Nations Think about Nuclear Weapons: Two Middle East Case Studies - Libya and Pakistan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The two papers included in this Monograph offer insights into the differing paths taken by two countries in the greater Middle East region—Libya and Pakistan—with the former relinquishing its nuclear program and the latter acquiring a military nuclear capability.
Why is the Colonel Called "Kernal"? The Origin of the Ranks and Rank Insignia Now Used by the United States Armed Forces - Enlisted Ranks, Officers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,230. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The U.S. military services still use many of the ranks they started with when they began in 1775 at the start of our Revolutionary War. The leaders adopted the organization, regulations and ranks of the British army and navy with just minor changes.
Saddam Hussein's Nuclear Vision: An Atomic Shield and Sword for Conquest - Iraq's Enemies, Iran, Israel, Osirak Airstrike, Duelfer Report, A.Q. Khan, WMD
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,370. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study examines why Saddam Hussein pursued nuclear weapons and, as a basic aspect of that question, how he might have employed that capability had he acquired it, whether for deterrence, warfighting, or something else.
Operational Culture for the Warfighter: Principles and Applications - Physical Environment, Economy, Social Structure, Political Structure, Iraq, Islam, Clausewitz, Wargaming
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 163,550. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This textbook is designed to help Marines link concepts of culture to the realities of planning and executing military operations around the world.
Applications in Operational Culture: Perspectives from the Field - Marine Corps Historical Perspective, Iraq, Afghanistan, al-Qaeda, Pashtun Tribes, Iraqi Army, Long Fight in the Long War
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 94,160. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Applications in Operational Culture, Perspectives from the Field presents six essays by experienced field-grade officers on the challenges, successes, and future warfighting problems of applying culture to military operations.
Preparing for an Era of Persistent Conflict - Low Intensity Conflict, Piracy, Somalia, Terrorism, Case Study of U.S. Iraq Invasion Decision, Clausewitz's Trinity, Unified Command Plan History
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 98,910. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This volume of papers begins with one of the central strategic issues facing the country—the lack of operational, deployable civilians. Many studies on ideal solutions to grow civilian capacity gather dust on credenzas.
Harnessing the Genie: Science and Technology Forecasting for the Air Force - 1944-1986 - von Karman, Woods Hole, Doolittle, Hap Arnold, Stever, Schriever, Forecast Project
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 105,890. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Harnessing the Genie describes and analyzes the methodologies and conclusions of the five main science and technology forecasts undertaken by the Air Force since before its birth as an independent service. Hopefully, this work will provide useful background as the Air Force grapples with the technological demands of national security in the 21st century.
An Examination of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Development Within the United States from 1952 to 1965 - Missile Gap, Sputnik, General Bernard Schriever, Simon Ramo
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: 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.
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,230. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, 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
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 109,850. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 158,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: 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
Price: $7.59 USD. Words: 118,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.