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A Comprehensive Approach to Improving U.S. Security Force Assistance (SFA) Efforts - DoD Programs to Train, Advise, and Assist Foreign Partners' Security Establishments
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Letort Paper analyzes the topic of Security Force Assistance (SFA) and provides some specific recommendations designed to improve U.S. performance. SFA may be a new term, but the activities themselves are familiar ones related to how the Department of Defense (DoD) works to train, advise, and assist foreign partners' security establishments to accomplish common objectives.
Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan: Comparing Past Counterinsurgencies for Future Applications - Special Operations COIN, Philippine War, Malayan Emergency, Taliban, Karzai
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Village Stability Operations (VSO) has been the cornerstone counterinsurgency strategy and primary mission for U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan since 2010. The VSO program has drawn criticism for human rights violations committed by the Afghan Local Police and poor reception by much of the Afghan population.
Aftermath: Rebuilding Global Security After a Century of Warfare
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,670. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Post Hill Press. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Why have there been so many violent conflicts in 2014? Our leaders have been unable to explain why the number of conflicts is growing or to do much about them. Giving voice to the insights of a new generation of veterans Aftermath provides fresh answers and a novel framework for managing conflicts and improving international security.
Back to Basics: A Study of the Second Lebanon War and Operation CAST LEAD - Israeli IDF Incursions into Lebanon and Gaza 2006 and 2008 Against Hezbollah and Hamas, Tactics, Hard Lessons Learned
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,700. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
The Israeli incursions into Lebanon in mid-2006 and into Gaza in late 2008/early 2009 are important studies in contrasts. During the first, often termed "the Second Lebanon War," Hezbollah fought Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) seeking hostage rescue and retribution to a bloody standstill. During the second, Hamas enjoyed far less success against the same forces.
United States and Unconventional Warfare - Al Qaeda's Exploitation of American Weakness, Iran and Proxy Terrorism, Hizbollah, China's Holistic Asymmetric Warfare Plan, Future Adversaries
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Given the success of terrorist organizations against the United States since 1983 it is prudent to ask if nations will pursue unconventional engagements with the United States.
Analyze West: A Psychiatrist Takes Western Civilization on a Journey of Transformation
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,550. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Imagine Western Civilization embodied in a character called West. On the brink of suicide, West presents himself to maverick psychiatrist Dr James Hill. West has lost his self-confidence and direction. James leads West through a process of analysis, therapy and transformation. An easy to read novel which will leave you feeling much more positive and clear about the Future of Western Civilization.
Terrorism and the New Age of Irregular Warfare: Challenges and Opportunities - New Technologies, WMD Proliferation, American Military and National Security, Weapons, Nuclear Systems
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This Congressional hearing examined terrorism and the new age of irregular warfare, exploring issues such as the use of new technologies, WMD proliferation, the role of expensive weapons systems, nuclear weaponry, and the American military and national security.
The Government Took My Property! A Comparison of Acquisition Law in Australia and the United States
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,770. Language: Australian English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » City planning
Most people don't think much about acquisitions or "takings" of private property by the government--until they receive a letter that their land is about to be taken! This complex subject is made easy to understand in this volume. The author uses zany humor and bizarre examples to describe the history of acquisitions in Australia and the USA, and how they have come to be what they are today.
A construção do mito Mário Palmério
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Price: Free! Words: 85,880. Language: Portuguese. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
O livro “A construção do mito Mário Palmério” (Ed. Unesp, 2012) conta a história da ascensão profissional, social e política do escritor mineiro Mário Palmério na década de 1940. Empreendedor em uma cidade interiorana e tradicionalista, o jovem professor aprendeu a utilizar os mais diversos símbolos para encenar um papel social relevante e se tornar um dos personagens mais prestigiados da região.
Avoiding Praetorian Societies: Focusing U.S. Strategy on Political Development - Arab Spring, Polyarchy, Closed Hegemonies, Kleptocracy, Social Capital, Political Stability Model
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,370. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The initial limited campaigns of Afghanistan and Iraq became the largest American stability and reconstruction campaigns since World War II, and led directly to the resurgence of counterinsurgency (COIN), stability and reconstruction operations as key facets of American strategy.
Domestic WMD Incident Management Legal Deskbook - Federal Response to Major Disaster, Medical, Liability, and Communications Issues, Federal Authorities, State Emergency Authorities
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,360. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
The purpose of this Deskbook is to identify legal authorities available to Executive Branch Departments and Agencies responding to a WMD event involving terrorism or an accident.
Mia Love: The Rise, Stumble and Resurgence of the Next GOP Star
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,390. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
Utah’s Mia Love made history by becoming the first black Republican woman elected to Congress. As a small-town mayor, she snagged a prime-time slot at the 2012 GOP Convention, appeared on Sunday political talk shows and campaigned for GOP nominee Mitt Romney at his request. Her bid for a House seat then failed, by a tiny margin, but she triumphed in 2014 and is expected to be a rising star.
The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama's EPA: Anti-Fracking, Global Warming and Climate Change
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 78,520. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics
This report from the minority staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works examines, in the words of the Republican staff, how "a club of billionaires and their foundations control the environmental movement and the EPA."
Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza is the result of a seven year investigation into the Kennedy assassination by veteran police officer and former US Marine sniper and SWAT sniper Craig Roberts. It explores the event, the conspiracy of the planners, and traces the power behind the plot to levels higher than was ever imagined. Non-Fiction.
Sicily, A Captive Land
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,250. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Part political critique, part travelogue, Sicily, a captive land will evoke compassion for ordinary Sicilians and outrage at the havoc long wreaked in their lives.
The Organizational Weapon
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 141,290. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
The classic study of the methods, propaganda, and institutions which create infiltration and eventually coopt organizations from within. The study applies its theory to communist techniques but its analysis and insights have, over the years, become useful in perceiving and combating such methods in jihadist and terrorist organizations. The 2014 edition adds a foreword by Martin Krygier of UNSW.
History and Future of Two Parties
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,960. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by The Little French eBooks. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
THE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICAN in the last half century is a "drama in three acts". Act one: Dictatorships overthrow the armed left in the military field. Act two: Democracy is back and the end of the soviet communism coincides with a decade of "free market economies" (the '90). Act three: Former guerrilla take power in almost all the countries.
Dust in the Wind: Real FEMA Disaster Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 144,470. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Integrating vital information and touching tales of compassion, Robert Winter, a twenty five year FEMA veteran, tells stories, tragic and hilarious, from his time working as a contract FEMA inspector. Including first-hand insight into the dealings of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, tips on working with FEMA to get fast assistance, and practical information regarding disaster recovery.
RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,910. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
In this second volume collection of her daily column DIANNY RANTS, Diann Russell picks up where she left off in volume one. Including almost 100 hilarious DIANNY images, RANT 2.0 explores the person of Barack Obama and life in Obama's America. From the economy to climate change, from a nagging First Lady to the endless Obama vacations, Diann covers it all with razor wit and political savvy.
Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,830. Language: American English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
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This authoritative and objective analysis of US drug policy by Mark Kleiman (Public Policy | UCLA, and Harvard alumnus) explains how to choose among alternative ways of enforcing marijuana laws at the federal level.