• Download E-books Global Threat: Target-Centered Assessment and Management (Praeger Security International) PDF

    By Robert Mandel

    This publication presents a clean viewpoint on reasons, results, and remedies surrounding state-of-the-art such a lot urgent worldwide protection demanding situations. After explaining the adjustments in post-Cold warfare possibility, it develops a singular target-centered method of review and administration that's extra worthy in dealing with present overseas hazards than present top practices.

    After explaining the problem in dealing with present worldwide hazard, this ebook starts via interpreting the individuality of post-Cold battle risk and of the character of enemies well-known in modern day global. Then it considers triumphing danger research deficiencies and develops an alternate target-centered conceptual procedure for spotting and prioritizing risk. Illustrating the worth of this procedure are 4 post-9/11 case experiences: the guns of mass destruction and terrorism risk associated with the 2003 Iraq battle, the common calamity possibility associated with the 2004 tsunami catastrophe, the terrorist risk associated with the 2005 London shipping bombings, and the undesired mass inhabitants hazard associated with the 2006 American unlawful immigration tensions. The research concludes by way of providing a few target-centered rules approximately easy methods to cope larger with incoming possibility, calling after all for strategic transformation.

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  • Download E-books Evolution of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy [3 volumes] (Praeger Security International) PDF

    Including many older files now not to be had electronically or another way available, this three-volume set offers the 1st finished choice of key files, statements, and testimony on U.S. govt counterterrorism rules as they've got advanced within the face of the altering terrorist threats. chosen government and congressional fabrics spotlight the government's varied coverage and application responses to terrorism. The testimony, statements, and records give you the public articulation and face to the mostly very important intelligence, legislations enforcement, preventative safety features, and foreign cooperation utilized in the shadowy struggle opposed to terrorism. fresh entries supply a convenient compilation of significant post-9/11 fabrics. for instance, invaluable heritage details on U.S. activities opposed to Osama bin weighted down, the Taliban, and Saddam Hussein and terrorism fundraising. additionally integrated are statements from the Reagan and different administrations that relate to disputes over the suitable use of strength. Introductory chapters by way of Alexander and Kraft give you the ancient context and research of earlier and present U.S. counterterrorism coverage together with U.S. legislation.

    For over centuries, the USA has confronted occasional outbreaks of terrorism, perpetrated through either indigenous and overseas teams. however the outstanding bombing in Oklahoma urban in 1995 and the September eleven, 2001, assaults appeared to symbolize a brand new age, scary many americans and destroying their feel of household protection. additionally, U.S. voters and pursuits were more and more laid low with acts of terrorism out of the country. The demanding situations of terrorism, for this reason, have required the us to boost accomplished options and courses to counter either traditional and unconventional threats, nationally and globally.

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  • Download E-books Louisbourg 1758: Wolfe's first siege (Campaign) PDF

    By René Chartrand

    Osprey's examine of James Wolfe's siege of Louisbourg through the French and Indian battle (1754-1763). Louisbourg represented an immense probability to Anglo-American plans to invade Canada. Bypassing it should go away an immensely strong enemy base astride the Anglo-American traces of communique – Louisbourg needed to be taken. confronted with powerful seashore defences and tough climate, it took six days to land the troops, and it used to be basically because of a stroke of bold at the a part of a tender brigadier named James Wolfe, who controlled to show the French seashore place, that this was once accomplished. the tale is essentially in response to firsthand bills from the journals of numerous contributors, together with French Governor Drucour's, whose very good account hasn't ever been released.
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  • Download E-books The Renaissance Drill Book PDF

    Jacob de Gheyn's 'Exercise of Armes' was once an incredible luck while first released in 1607. it's a interesting seventeenth-century army handbook, designed to show modern squaddies tips on how to deal with hands successfully, and properly, and it makes for a different glimpse into war as waged within the Thirty Years conflict and the English Civil conflict. The guide makes use of illustrations to obviously show drills for infantrymen utilizing calivers and muskets. It indicates how one can load and hearth, or in basic terms hold, a matchlock piece. additionally specific illustrations exhibit a few of the activities and postures to be followed in the course of use of the pike. There are 117 illustrations contained during this booklet and all are superb examples of seventeenth-century paintings. each one photograph is exact and evocative and scholars of army historical past and army gown are guaranteed to locate them of gigantic curiosity. Jacob de Gheyn's handbook is a vital perception into how the armies of Europe operated within the box within the 17th century, however it can be an enticing booklet of substantial allure and character.
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  • Download E-books Mutual Security: A New Approach to Soviet-American Relations PDF

    Released at the same time in either the USSR and the West, this e-book makes a speciality of the fragile and hard challenge of attaining protection and peace in East-West kin. The research is the fabricated from a two-year joint undertaking during which Soviet and American experts labored broadly to discover protection choices for either side. Demonstrating that it really is attainable for each side to turn into safer on the other's fee, "Mutual defense" addresses a vast spectrum of coverage matters - Europe, the Persian Gulf, Korea and the North Pacific, and fingers discount rates.
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  • Download E-books Queen Victoria's Enemies (4) : Asia, Australasia and the Americas (Men-At-Arms Series, 224) PDF

    By Ian Knight

    A result of unfold of British strategic and advertisement pursuits throughout the Victorian interval, the British army was once known as upon to serve in theatres the world over. many of the battling used to be serious; it took approximately 30 years of intermittent conflict to suppress Maori competition to settler growth in New Zealand. In different components it amounted to little greater than skirmishing, as in Brooke's crusade opposed to the pirates of Borneo and the Jamaican rebellion of 1865. This booklet info those quite a few 'small wars' and examines the features of the disparate peoples who adverse the unfold of the British Empire.
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