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    Operation restoration wish and UNOSOM: The foreign army venture of Mercy in Somalia is written by way of Samuel M. Katz and released through harmony courses corporation. The booklet covers the good intentioned yet failed efforts to stabilize Somalia. It comes with observation, colour and black and white photos.

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  • Download E-books The Counter-Insurgency Manual PDF

    By Leroy Thompson

    World-renowned professional within the fields of counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and VIP safeguard, Leroy Thompson has now produced the main up to date advisor to counter-insurgency. His stories either within the box and in education exhibit the most recent tools and applied sciences on hand and this totally illustrated e-book unearths some of the secrets and techniques of his alternate. Counter-insurgency is quick turning into some of the most very important points of police and army paintings world wide, with forces usually deployed at brief observe to struggle opposed to an ill-defined enemy. With this in brain, Leroy Thompson describes the suggestions most sensible hired in quite a few events, all illustrated with photos and defined with examples in their use. He stresses that the first hindrance in each scenario should be a 'Hearts and Minds' variety operation comprising an try to in achieving goals with no using strength - it's only in spite of everything such percentages have failed that using strength might be thought of, after which purely by means of hugely knowledgeable targeted forces operatives. The very political nature of counter-insurgency operations implies that operatives are frequently operating below super demanding and gentle situations. The operations are usually super violent and short-lived, yet Thompson emphasizes that they need to join a much broader political, social or financial aim and resolution for achievement to be completed. This e-book has a much broader value for somebody with an curiosity in global security.
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  • Download E-books Unintended Consequences: The United States at War PDF

    By Kenneth J. Hagan

    In unintentional outcomes Ian J. Bickerton and Kenneth J. Hagan describe and examine the unintentional outcomes of ten significant wars fought by way of the U.S., declaring severe turning issues within the conflicts and the awesome similarity of dilemmas that the realization of hostilities. The impression is to illustrate that the accidental results of the wars not just outweighed the meant results in shaping next occasions, they produced sharp and important shifts in usa overseas, army and household coverage. such a lot wars embarked upon through the USA whilst measured by contrast criterion weren't in basic terms catastrophic and damaging, they have been avoidable, pointless and unpredictable in outcome.Once they comprehend this fact, american citizens desirous about modern international and army coverage can technique Iraq, and any potential clash, with better sophistication. extra importantly, policy-makers deliberating venture wars sooner or later could be made extra wary and circumspect of their making plans than have been those that introduced the battle in Iraq. it's going to additionally turn out to be a useful corrective to the conventional perspectives of yankee wars to which we're mostly uncovered.
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  • Download E-books Tell Me Lies: Propaganda and Media Distortion in the Attack on Iraq PDF

    Did the USA and united kingdom governments lie approximately guns of mass destruction to advertise an assault on Iraq?

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    Tell me Lies unearths the systematic propaganda utilized by either the USA and united kingdom governments to persuade us of the 'threat' from Iraq. It indicates how we have been intentionally misled right into a struggle that has ended in a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq and threatens to create extra instability and resentment of the U.S. and united kingdom through the heart East.

    Written by means of many of the world's major reporters and commentators, it is a scathing indictment of the function of the mainstream media in legitimising executive activities and undermining dissent. Critics, activists and reporters from either side of the Atlantic discover choices reminiscent of the web and Al Jazeera and supply research and tips on resisting the media war.

    Contributors contain John Pilger, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Edward Herman, Mark Thomas, Mark metal, Phillip Knightley, Tim Llewelyn (BBC heart East Correspondent), Abdul Hadi Jiad (Iraqi journalist sacked by means of the BBC prior to the war), David Cromwell and David Edwards (Media Lens), Mark Curtis, John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton (PR Watch, and co-authors of guns of Mass Deception and poisonous Sludge is sweet For You), Pat Holland, Norman Solomon (columnist and director of the Institute for Public Accuracy), Nancy Snow (California country college, Fullerton, writer of Propaganda Inc. and data War), Doug Kellner (UCLA), Julian Petley, Yvonne Ridley (Aljazeera.net and writer of within the fingers of the Taliban), Tim Gopsill (Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom), Faisal Bodi (UK father or mother, Aljazeera.net), Alistair Alexander (Stop the conflict Coalition), Greg Philo (Glasgow college Media Group), Steve Dorrill, Andy Rowell, Granville Williams and cartoonists Steve Bell, Steve Caplin and Polyp.

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  • Download E-books British Home Defences 1940-45 (Fortress) PDF

    In the summertime of 1940, Britain requested itself no longer 'will Hitler invade?' yet 'when?' SEALION, the German invasion plan, provoked the development of pillboxes, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, in addition to the formation of the house shield and covert teams. Later, new risks changed SEALION: radar detection platforms have been multiplied in the course of the Blitz years, as have been intelligence-gathering platforms and listening posts. From 1944, Britain was once back confronted with a perilous probability, Hitler's 'Vengeance weapons'. This name offers a concise review of Britain's protecting structures, and provides a bright photo of warfare at the domestic entrance.
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  • Download E-books Monongahela 1754?55: Washington?s defeat, Braddock?s disaster (Campaign) PDF

    On nine July 1755 amid the barren region of North the USA, Britain suffered probably the most humiliating defeats in her historical past. normal Braddock's military, a mix of British regulars and American armed forces, was once shattered, wasting over 900 males from a strength of 1,300. Braddock was once killed and the remnants of his military rescued via his aide, Colonel George Washington. The origins of this defeat may be traced again to the dying of a junior French officer little greater than a 12 months prior to in a comparatively minor skirmish with a celebration of Virginian military commanded by way of a similar George Washington. René Chartrand examines the following chain of occasions that eventually sparked a global conflict.
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  • Download E-books Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance (HBR OnPoint Enhanced Edition) PDF

    By Michael C. Mankins, Richard Steele

    Regardless of the big time and effort that is going into process improvement, many businesses have little to teach for his or her efforts. certainly, examine by means of the consultancy Marakon affiliates means that businesses on normal convey in basic terms sixty three% of the monetary functionality their options promise. listed here, Michael Mankins and Richard Steele of Marakon current the findings of this learn. They draw on their adventure with high-performing businesses like Barclays, Cisco, Dow Chemical, 3M, and Roche to set up a few simple principles for atmosphere and supplying technique: preserve it uncomplicated, make it concrete. stay away from lengthy, drawn-out descriptions of lofty pursuits and as an alternative keep on with transparent language. Debate assumptions, no longer forecasts. Create cross-functional groups drawn from procedure, advertising and marketing, and finance to make sure the assumptions underlying your long term plans mirror either the true economics of your company's markets and its genuine functionality relative to rivals. Use a rigorous analytic framework. make sure that the discussion among the company middle and the enterprise devices approximately industry developments and assumptions is carried out inside a rigorous framework, reminiscent of that of "profit pools." speak about source deployments early. Create extra lifelike forecasts and extra executable plans. truly establish priorities. tune source deployment and effects opposed to plan, utilizing non-stop suggestions to reset assumptions and reallocate assets. present and enhance execution services. inspire and boost employees. Following those ideas strictly can assist slim the strategy-to-performance hole.
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  • Download E-books Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam PDF

    "The American sniper can be considered as the best all-around rifleman the realm has ever identified. . . ."

    At the beginning of the conflict in Vietnam, the U.S. had no snipers; by way of the top of the warfare, Marine and military precision marksmen had killed greater than 10,000 NVA and VC soldiers--the similar of a whole division--at the price of below 20,000 bullets, proving that long-range shooters nonetheless had a spot within the battlefield. Now famous army historian Michael Lee Lanning exhibits how U.S. snipers in Vietnam--combining sleek expertise in guns, ammunition, and telescopes--used the event and traditions of centuries of professional shooters to excellent their craft.

    To offer perception into using American snipers in Vietnam, Lanning interviewed males with wrestle set off time, in addition to their teachers, the founders of the Marine and U.S. military sniper courses, and the generals to whom they pronounced. sponsored by way of tough details and firsthand money owed, the writer demonstrates how the abilities those one-shot killers honed within the jungles of Vietnam supplied an indelible legacy that helped shop American lives in Grenada, the Gulf battle, and Somalia and keeps to today with American troops in Bosnia.
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  • Download E-books Current and Emerging Trends in Cyber Operations: Policy, Strategy and Practice (Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity) PDF

    This publication explores present and rising tendencies in coverage, procedure, and perform on the topic of cyber operations carried out via states and non-state actors. The ebook examines extensive the character and dynamics of conflicts within the our on-line world, the geopolitics of cyber conflicts, defence procedure and perform, cyber intelligence and data safeguard.
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  • Download E-books Victory!: Applying the Proven Principles of Military Strategy to Achieve Greater Success in Your Business and Personal Life PDF

    By Brian Tracy

    Via bestselling writer Brian Tracy, a revised and up-to-date version of this vital box advisor to utilizing army thoughts to win in company and existence.

    the fashionable international could be a battleground, yet key techniques that experience helped history's nice leaders triumph in army campaigns is usually used to accomplish enterprise and private good fortune. Brian Tracy is a number one authority on luck and success, authoring bestsellers together with Eat That Frog!, and elevating thousands towards development along with his information. during this totally revised and up to date version of a vintage, Tracy offers 12 middle ideas of winning army commanders and the way to use them in nearly any state of affairs and emerge triumphant, together with confirmed equipment to:

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