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Book cover: Within Limits: The U.S. Air Force and the Korean WarWithin Limits: The U.S. Air Force and the Korean War
by - Air Force History and Museums ,
Despite American success in preventing the conquest of South Korea by communist North Korea, the Korean War of 1950 - 1953 did not satisfy Americans who expected the kind of total victory they had experienced in World War II ...
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Book cover: Inside WarInside War
by - De Gruyter Open ,
Inside War argues that XXI century wars are products of the blurring of the public-private divide, induced by the end of the Cold War. Also, internal and external factors are blurred and the border between war and crime is becoming ever more elusive.
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Book cover: Dogface SoldiersDogface Soldiers
by - Böhlau ,
Dogface Soldiers is an interdisciplinary and image centered cultural history of the Army of the United States' infantry riflemen in the European Theaters of Operations of WWII. Its methods transcend the boundaries of conventional historiography ...
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Book cover: NATO's Empty Victory: A Postmortem on the Balkan WarNATO's Empty Victory: A Postmortem on the Balkan War
by - Cato Institute ,
This book is a searing indictment of the policies pursued by the United States and its allies. It also warns of the likely consequences -- including prospects for more Kosovo-style interventions -- if those policies are not repudiated.
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Book cover: The Story of the British ArmyThe Story of the British Army
by - Methuen & Co. ,
I have endeavoured in the space at my disposal to show how the British Army has grown up. I have tried merely to tell a 'story', and therefore omitted much that might have been said regarding the noble work the Queen's Army has done.
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Book cover: Psychological WarfarePsychological Warfare
by - Duell, Sloan and Pearce ,
This book is the product of experience rather than research, of consultation rather than reading. I have tried to incorporate those concepts and doctrines which found readiest acceptance among the men actually doing the job.
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Book cover: Bloody Beaches: The Marines at PeleliuBloody Beaches: The Marines at Peleliu
by ,
On 15 September 1944, five battalions of the 1st Marine Division's 1st, 5th, and 7th Marines, lumbered across 600-800 yards of coral reef fringing smoking, reportedly smashed Peleliu in the Palau Island group and toward five selected landing beaches.
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Book cover: The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on OkinawaThe Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa
by - Diane Pub Co ,
With a magnitude that rivaled the Normandy invasion, the battle of Okinawa was the biggest and costliest operation of the Pacific War. For each of its 82 days of combat, the battle would claim 3,000 lives from the antagonists and the non-combatants.
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Book cover: What Is War?What Is War?
by - LLT Press ,
Based on G. Lowell Tollefson's experiences as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam and his philosophical reflections since then, this book has implications for America's current and future conflicts. It asks us to look honestly at the hard questions about war...
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Book cover: Defending Air Bases in an Age of InsurgencyDefending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency
by - Air University Press ,
This anthology discusses the converging operational issues of air base defense and counterinsurgency. It explores the diverse challenges associated with defending air assets and joint personnel in a counterinsurgency environment.
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Book cover: The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War TheoryThe Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory
by - Edinburgh University Press ,
Just war theory exists to stop armies and countries from using armed force without good cause. But how can we judge whether a war is just? In this original book, John W. Lango takes some distinctive approaches to the ethics of armed conflict.
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Book cover: Overview of the United States Marine CorpsOverview of the United States Marine Corps
- Wikipedia ,
The United States Marine Corps is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to deliver combined-arms task forces for air, land and sea-based operations.
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Book cover: The Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile ForceThe Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force
by - RAND Corporation ,
The authors assess alternatives for a next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile across a broad set of potential situations. They use the current Minuteman III as a baseline to develop a framework to characterize alternative classes of ICBMs.
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Book cover: Battle of the Bismarck SeaBattle of the Bismarck Sea
by - Royal Australian Air Force ,
The book details and analyses the planning and preparation of both Allied and Japanese forces leading up to the battle, description of the battle itself and discussion of the aftermath, including stunning photographs taken during the fighting.
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Book cover: Inside the Cold War: A Cold Warrior's ReflectionsInside the Cold War: A Cold Warrior's Reflections
by - Air University Press ,
This book reflects a compilation of excerpts from an unpublished broader treatment that recounts the five decades of delicate coexistence between two nations known as the 'superpowers' during the international conflict known as the 'Cold War.'
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Book cover: Joint Training for Night Air WarfareJoint Training for Night Air Warfare
by - Air University Press ,
The author's contention is that training for night air operations, particularly with our sister services, is in its infancy. Using his personal experience he sets out to recommend better uses of the training facilities to improve the situation.
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Book cover: Battles that Changed the HistoryBattles that Changed the History
- Archive.org ,
Some battles were turning points, not only in war, but in history itself, and we still talk about them today. You may have heard of marathons, Gettysburg, or someone who has met his or her Waterloo. The battles below changed the course of history.
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Book cover: The Quest for Relevant Air PowerThe Quest for Relevant Air Power
by - AU Press ,
Christian Anrig examines the responses of France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden to the challenges of air power in the last two decades. It is an indispensable contribution to international awareness of twenty-first-century air power.
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Book cover: From the Mind to the FeetFrom the Mind to the Feet
by - Air University Press ,
The essays in this volume examine the concept of intent in defense, security, and foreign-policy contexts. They provide operational and academic perspectives on measuring the intent of adversaries, including nation-states and nonstate actors.
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Book cover: A Time to Kill: Reflections on WarA Time to Kill: Reflections on War
by - Signature Books ,
This is a book of memories about war. Although it describes both good and bad, overall it portrays war as an arena of horror and tragedy. Although all such conflicts involve peculiar sets of circumstances, their worst aspects remain constant.
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Book cover: Elements of Military Art and ScienceElements of Military Art and Science
by - D. Appleton & co ,
This is a work on Military tactics from an American Civil War General renowned for his cautiousness and belief in thorough preparations and defensiveness over quick, aggressive action. Adapted to the use of volunteers and militia.
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Book cover: Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space LeadershipBeyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership
by - AU Press ,
This book tells the story of the origins and development of the United States Air Force's space program from its earliest beginnings in the post Second World War period to its emergence as a critical operational presence in the Persian Gulf War.
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Book cover: The Art of War in the Middle Ages, A.D. 378-1515The Art of War in the Middle Ages, A.D. 378-1515
by - Oxford ,
Oman provides an excellent, well-researched look at the arms, tactics, and strategies of various medieval armies. He covers the rise of the era of heavy cavalry, and describes how it was replaced by the English longbow and the Swiss pikeman.
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Book cover: Armour and WeaponsArmour and Weapons
by - Clarendon Press ,
A clear presentation of the history of personal military protection for people and horses from chain mail to highly ornamental costumes. The book is designed to serve as a means of studying the history of armor and its associated weapons.
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Book cover: The Art of WarThe Art of War
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Chinese military treatise that was written by Sun Tzu in the 6th century BC. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still a basic text.
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Book cover: Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816
by - Navy Records Society ,
The discovery of a number of seventeenth century Fighting Instructions seemed to encourage an attempt to make a complete collection. It is hoped that the collection may be of some assistance for a fresh study of the the development of naval tactics.
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Book cover: The Generalship of Ulysses S. GrantThe Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant
by - Dodd, Mead and Company ,
The reader leaves this book with a sense of knowing and understanding Grant, and believing that Grant's personality was the critical factor in the Union's 1864-1865 Virginia compaigns. This text is an essential Civil War reading.
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Book cover: Decisive Battles of the WorldDecisive Battles of the World
by - The Colonial press ,
Fifteen decisive battles of the world from Marathon to Waterloo. A famous book which is not merely lodged in libraries, but is read and re-read. The stories the writer tells are as interesting in narrative as human struggle is itself interesting.
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