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Spider Shepherd: SAS (Volume 2)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,100. Language: British English. Published: December 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The second volume of six Spider Shepherd short stories in one volume by bestselling author Stephen Leather. The short stories are Personal Protection, The Rope, Planning Pack, Friendly Fire, Dead Drop and Kill Zone and feature Dan "Spider" Shepherd whose adventures have been Sunday Times bestsellers.
Secret Weapon: High-value Target Teams as an Organizational Innovation - Iraq, Afghanistan, Taliban, al-Qaeda, Petraeus, Odierno, The Surge in Iraq, SOF, Tommy Franks, Task Force Freedom in Mosul
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,410. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study argues that interagency teams were a major catalyst in turning around the Iraq War, and that they will disappear from America's arsenal unless the knowledge base supporting the innovation can be secured.
Village Stability Operations (VSO) in Afghanistan: Comparing Past Counterinsurgencies for Future Applications - Special Operations COIN, Philippine War, Malayan Emergency, Taliban, Karzai
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,490. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
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.
The Fifth Time
Price: Free! Words: 270. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Essay » Author profile
The Fifth Time is a short Flash Fiction piece that focuses on the point of view of a burnt out contractor arriving in Afghanistan for the fifth and final time.
Literature Help: The Kite Runner
Series: A Quick Guide ยท Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
According to the author, “The Kite Runner” is basically a father-son story. Even in his later works, he uses this subject matter.Although the author explores several themes in the novel, guilt and redemption come out as the most significant themes.
An Undesirable Element
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,270. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by First Draft Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An incredible story of a relentless educator named Sharif Fayez. Born in Herat, he bore witness to the Communist invasion of 1979, the Iranian revolution and life as a refugee. A prominent voice against the Taliban, he returned to Afghanistan after 2001. As Minister of Higher Education he overhauled the Afghan education system, and restored co-education to the country.
Decade of War, Volume I - Enduring Lessons from the Past Decade of Operations - Mistakes and Failures in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Strategic Themes and Recommendations
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,030. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Joint and Coalition Operational Analysis (JCOA) division reviewed 46 lessons learned studies conducted from 2003 to the present, and synthesized the studies' 400+ findings, observations, and best practices into the 11 strategic themes described in this report.
An Aversion to Risk - A Warning From the Past: Comparison of 1862 American Civil War Peninsula Campaign with General McClellan to the 2003 Iraq War Failures, Afghanistan, Goldwater-Nichols, Petraeus
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,540. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » Military
The culmination in 1862, and culmination during the post 9/11 campaigns, resulted from inadequate responses to risk aversion by the government and military leaders, when faced with uncertainty.
Understanding the Complexity of Reconciliation, Reintegration and Amnesty for the Enemy in Counterinsurgency Warfare - Vietnam, Dhofar, COIN, Petraeus, Iraq War Surge, Afghanistan, Taliban, Al Qaeda
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 88,020. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Fundamentally, reconciliation is cheaper because the aggregate cost of security and conventional operations that rely on vast amounts of resources do little over the long term to change the will of the insurgent.
On the Run
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,910. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
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On the Run is set in Sydney and the Australian outback. It is as up to the moment as todays news. A story of love, loyalty, betrayal, and flight from injustice. Set against the background of potential terrorism Lexie Love is forced to face up to the challenge of loyalty to her friend Hakim Masud, as they flee the city, into a country hideout, pursued by police and a hostile media.