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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 » Asian
Seven informative papers from the Marshall European Center for Security Studies analyze various important military issues.
Marshall Center Reports: Terrorism, WMD, NATO and Transatlantic Relations, Rumsfeld's Transformation Vision, Jihadist Communications Techniques, Bases in Romania and Bulgaria
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,170. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
Five informative papers from the Marshall European Center for Security Studies analyze various important military issues.
Right Sizing the People's Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China's Military - Taiwan, Xinjiang, Uighurs, Tibet, Senkaku, Chinese Combat Aircraft, PLA Air Force, Naval Force, Nuclear
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 253,210. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Asian
The book addresses how the leadership of China and the PLA view what size of PLA best meets China's requirements. Among other things, this analytical process makes important new contributions on the question of PLA transparency, long an issue among PLA watchers.
China's Nuclear Forces: Operations, Training, Doctrine, Command, Control, and Campaign Planning - Counterattack, Attacks on U.S. Carriers and Naval Battle Groups, People's Liberation Army (PLA)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 115,500. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Asian
China has mixed nuclear, nuclear-capable, and conventionally armed missiles into its theater (or campaign)-level forces. It has worked to perfect ballistic missiles that can attack moving targets at sea.
Between the Rivers: Combat Action in Iraq - 2003-2005, Battle of Hawijah, Samarra, Mosul, Anbar Province, Northern Iraq. Task Force 1-16 Infantry, Carter Ham, Petraeus, Stryker, Tiger Strike
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,130. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Battle of Hawijah, 7 April 2004 * Task Force 1-26 Infantry and the Easter Sunday Battle of Samarra, April 2004 * Taking it to the Enemy: Offensive Counterinsurgency Operations, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry, Mosul, 2004-2005
Memoirs of World War II
Price: Free! Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
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Based on the letters written to his wife between August 1942 and June 1945, this memoir is an account of the author's experiences as a Counter-Intelligence Corp officer attached to the US Army VIIth Corp, including mobilisation in England, invasion of Normandy on D-Day +1, the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, and the fight across Germany to Leipzig at the end of the war in Europe.
2014 Quadrennial Defense Review - Department of Defense Budget Priorities Under Sequestration Cuts, Defense Strategy, Rebalancing the Joint Force
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,140. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) seeks to adapt, reshape, and rebalance our military to prepare for the strategic challenges and opportunities we face in the years ahead.
Russia and Arms Control: Are There Opportunities for the Obama Administration? Putin, Lavrov, START and INF Treaty, BMD and Missile Defense, ASATS, Plesetsk, Ukraine, Space Weapons
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 93,790. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This impasse poses several risks beyond the obvious one of a breakdown in U.S.-Russian relations and the easily foreseeable bilateral consequences thereof.