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Dancing with the Dragon: U.S.-China Engagement Policy - Mutual Distrust, Asia-Pacific Geopolitics, Appeasement and Rebalancing, History and Culture, People's Republic of China's (PRC) Perspective
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 21,660. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper analyzes the effectiveness of the current U.S. engagement policy with China that has been implemented since 1972. Is the engagement policy an appeasement policy? Is China's rise causing the downfall of the United States? Is this a zero-sum game or does it provide a win-win solution for both sides?
The American Civil War (War Between the States): The Confederate Defense of Charleston, South Carolina - Naval Gunnery, Fort Sumter Union Defense, Du Pont's Attack, Amphibious, Submarine, Torpedo War
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study investigates the defense of Charleston, South Carolina, during the American Civil War. Charleston, during this period, is unique because of the diversified nature the military operations that took place there.
Vision to Victory - Space, Mahan, and Mitchell: The Role of the Visionary in Cross-Organizational Innovation, Space Militarization Analog to Mahanian Modern Navy and Mitchell's Independent Air Force
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,660. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Mahanian vision led the US to develop a modern navy while Mitchell's vision led to an independent US Air Force. The results from the case studies are used to clarify the role of the visionary in MNS change as well as the relative importance of a visionary to other previously identified factors associated with military innovation.
Strategic Aggression: Conditions That Could Trigger Aggressive Military Action by the People's Republic of China (PRC) - Case Studies of Interwar Germany, Modern China, Secrecy, PLA, Communist Party
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,070. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
China continues to develop high technology weapons systems and force projection platforms that are widening its military advantage over its neighbors and could possible deny American military access to the region in the event of conflict. China's true ambitions and long-term strategy are difficult to discern, as it is intentionally secretive about its military development and foreign policy.
Helicopters in Irregular Warfare: Algeria, Vietnam, and Afghanistan - Counterinsurgency, COIN, American, French, Soviet Militaries, Airmobility and Political Goals in Combat
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,940. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The preponderance of conflicts fought over the last seventy years have included or been centered on irregular warfare and counter-insurgency. Indeed, the helicopter's first significant trials in combat took place during the Algerian War 1954-1962, the Vietnam War 1955-1975, and the Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989.
American Warfighter: Brotherhood, Survival, and Uncommon Valor in Iraq, 2003-2011
Price: $7.61 USD. Words: 115,200. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
American Warfighter is about what went right in the Iraq War: The untold acts of valor by some of America's most highly decorated combat veterans, the brotherhood they shared, and the fighting spirit that kept them alive through the war. Gripping and intimate, American Warfighter is guaranteed to take readers on an unforgettable journey.
My Son, My Son, Where Are You?
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,580. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
A true story of an American soldier in WWII told through about 500 letters to his mother. Staff Sergeant Frank W. Brown, serving in the 12th Infantry Regiment, landed on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944, and shortly after gave his life for the freedoms we enjoy today. The content of his letters depict life in the army in the 1941 to 1944 period and reflect the life of the family on the home front.
Don't Forget About Dedicated Sea Mine Countermeasures (MCM) - Scenario for Disaster, History, Current Force, Threat to American Economic Security, Shipping Lane Protection, Straits of Malacca, Hormuz
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,420. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Free access to the waterways of the world determine the United States' ability to survive and prosper. The threat and the employment of sea mines are capable of interrupting the U.S. quest for national and economic security.
Hole of Government: Sealing the Gap in U.S. Stability Operations - Machiavellian State Politics, Liberated or Occupied States, Germany World War II, Vietnam, Small Wars, State and Defense Department
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 33,510. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper analyzes the operational environment to argue that competent stability operations are the most effective means to influence the population-centric vulnerabilities of prevalent adversaries.
String of Pearls: Meeting the Challenge of China's Rising Power across the Asian Littoral - Chinese Look Seaward, Sea Lines of Communication, South China Sea, Gwadar, Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Islands
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Asian
China's rising maritime power is encountering American maritime power along the sea lines of communication (SLOCs) that connect China to vital energy resources in the Middle East and Africa. The "String of Pearls" describes the manifestation of China's rising geopolitical influence through efforts to increase access to ports and airfields.
Transformation of the German Reichsheer - German Army After World War I, Wehrmacht, General Hans von Seeckt, Nazis and Hitler, Invasions of Poland and France, Operation Barbarossa, Second World War
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 42,500. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
Following the end of the World War I, the major combatants engaged in varying degrees of reorganization and reformation to incorporate the lessons learned from the conflict. Germany faced the pressing need to quickly reconstitute and reorganize her armed forces to meet both external and internal threats.
The Mineless Battlespace: Shaping the Future Battlefield without Conventional Landmines - History and Evolution of Landmines, Support for the Ban, Humanitarian Crisis, Doctrines for Alternatives
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,510. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book examines the ability of the United States Army to shape the battlefield without the use of conventional landmines.
The Mosquito and the Colossus: Operation Just Cause through the Eyes of General Manuel Antonio Noriega - History of Panama, Canal, 1989 American Military Invasion, General Omar Torrijos
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,750. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America, Nonfiction » History » Military
Operation Just Cause served as a harbinger of the changes to future conflicts that dawned from the post-Cold War era. The change that came about is the criticality of gaining understanding and knowledge of a region through the study of local interpretations regarding history, politics, and social issues.
Gulf War Logistics: Theory Into Practice - Desert Shield and Storm, Army Logistics from Vietnam to AirLand Battle, Ramifications of Schwarzkopf's Decision, Tactical Airlift, Ground Transportation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This Air Command and Staff College Gulf War Logistics research project is a paper that analyzes how logisticians, led by Lieutenant General William G. "Gus" Pagonis, put logistics theory into practice during the Persian Gulf war.
Enhancing Adaptability of U.S. Military Forces: Report of the Defense Science Board 2010 Study - Industry Acquisition Process, Focused Intelligence Support for Future Operations, Mission Assurance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,240. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This report offers important recommendations for how the Department of Defense can better face the rapidly changing security environment of the 21st century by increasing its adaptability.
Essential Guide to the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution: Insurgency, Greene's Compound Warfare, Militias, Lessons from the British Defeat Combating Colonial Hybrid Warfare, Yorktown
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 220,480. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique book reproduces nine important government documents, reports, and studies dealing with the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution.
Organizational Learning and the Marine Corps: The Counterinsurgency Campaign in Iraq - Anbar Narrative and Unexpected Success, Ramadi, All the Wrong Moves, AQI's Targeted Killing, Counterterrorism
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 40,980. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique case study examines how the Marine Corps was able to learn from and adapt to conditions on the ground in Anbar province from 2006-2008.
Reading the Tea Leaves: Proto-Insurgency in Honduras - How to Recognize An Insurgency While In Early Stages, Interagency Friction, Intelligence Assessments, Nature of the Conflict, General John Galvin
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,370. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique case study examines ways of recognizing an insurgency while it is still in its early stages.
Operationalizing Intelligence Dominance - Consistent with Rule-of-Law Principles, Global Security Environment, Tasking and Coordination Groups, Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence, IRA, CONOPS
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,300. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique case study provides a methodology for creating and maintaining intelligence dominance consistent with rule-of-law principles.
Influence Operations and the Human Domain - Strategic Aims of Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and Jema'ah Islamiy'ah (JI), PSYOP, Intelligence Support
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, this unique case study which addresses a common problem: how to influence the human domain—a local population—as part of a strategic plan.