U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror [3 volumes]

Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838798

Category: History

Page: 1228

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This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them
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Jane's Armour and Artillery

Author: Christopher F. Foss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Armored vehicles, Military

Page: N.A

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Includes index.
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The Iraq War Encyclopedia

Author: Thomas R. Mockaitis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313380635

Category: History

Page: 542

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This reference work is an ideal resource for anyone interested in better understanding the controversial Iraq War. It treats the war in its entirety, covering politics, religion, and history, as well as military issues.
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Rapprochement Across the Himalayas

Emerging India-China Relations Post Cold War Period (1947-2003)

Author: Keshav Mishra

Publisher: Gyan Publishing House

ISBN: 9788178352947

Category: China

Page: 360

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The study attempts to delineate the changing contours of India-China relationship in the cold war period, in terms of bilateral, regional and international perspectives. It also analyses the interaction between China and other South Asian nations Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. It gives an account of Indo-China relations historical background from 1947-62.
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In the Middle of the Fight

An Assessment of Medium-armored Forces in Past Military Operations

Author: David Eugene Johnson,Adam Grissom,Olga Oliker

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833044133

Category: History

Page: 307

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An analysis of the performance of medium-armored forces across the range of military operations since World War I yields insights with significant implications for U.S. Army decisions about fielding these units in the future. The authors find that medium-armored forces fare poorly against competent, heavily armored opponents, and that the Stryker and Future Combat Systems will not fill the void created by the retirement of the M551 Sheridan.
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The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes]

The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851099484

Category: History

Page: 1887

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This in-depth study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East carefully weighs the interplay of domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events in one of the world's most troubled regions. • Hundreds of alphabetically organized entries on wars, political events, religious and cultural issues, and diplomatic initiatives, as well as in-depth essays on background material, area and regional analyses, and biographical entries • An introduction by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret), former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command • A chronologically arranged final volume comprised of primary and contemporary documents with individual introductions • A detailed chronology of events • Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry • A bibliography of over 450 books that are the latest in the field
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World Outlook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World politics

Page: N.A

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Jane's Tank Recognition Guide

Author: Christopher F. Foss

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 9780007183265

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 2871

The aim of this book is twofold : firstly, to act as a convenient handbook for the reader to identify quickly and accurately almost any modern armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) in service today ; secondly, to provide key information on the vehicle. Includes : light tanks and main battle tanks ; tracked APCs / weapons carriers ; 4 x 4 vehicles ; 6 x 6 vehicles ; 8 x 8 vehicles ; self-propelled guns.
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Jane's Armour and Artillery 2011-2012

Author: Christopher F. Foss

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710629609

Category: Reference

Page: 1170

View: 7616

Presents information on tanks, reconnaissance vehicles, armored personnel carriers, tank destroyers, guns, howitzers, rocket launchers, and missiles deployed by the armed forces of the world
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German Artillery of World War Two

Author: Ian V Hogg

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1473896932

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7673

The complete story of German Artillery during World War Two, this illustrated volume is divided into sections according to the weapon classes: Infantry, Mountain and Field Artillery, Heavy Field Artillery, Heavy Artillery, Railway Artillery, Anti-Aircraft
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Breaking The Mold: Tanks In The Cities [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Kendall D. Gott

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1782894446

Category: History

Page: 284

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Illustrated with 30 maps. Few lessons are as prevalent in military history as is the adage that tanks don’t perform well in cities. The notion of deliberately committing tanks to urban combat is anathema to most. In Breaking the Mold: Tanks in the Cities, Mr. Ken Gott disproves that notion with a timely series of five case studies from World War II to the present war in Iraq. This is not a parochial or triumphant study. These cases demonstrate that tanks must do more than merely “arrive” on the battlefield to be successful in urban combat. From Aachen in 1944 to Fallujah in 2004, the absolute need for specialized training and the use of combined arms at the lowest tactical levels are two of the most salient lessons that emerge from this study. When properly employed, well-trained and well-supported units led by tanks are decisive in urban combat. The reverse is also true. Chechen rebels taught the Russian army and the world a brutal lesson in Grozny about what happens when armored units are poorly led, poorly trained, and cavalierly employed in a city. The case studies in this monograph are high-intensity battles in conflicts ranging from limited interventions to major combat operations. It would be wrong to use them to argue for the use of tanks in every urban situation. As the intensity of the operation decreases, the second and third order effects of using tanks in cities can begin to outweigh their utility. The damage to infrastructure caused by their sheer weight and size is just one example of what can make tanks unsuitable for every mission. Even during peace operations, however, the ability to employ tanks and other heavy armored vehicles quickly can be crucial. A study on the utility of tanks in peace operations is warranted, and planned.- Timothy R. Reese Colonel, Armor
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The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (Updated Edition)

Author: John J. Mearsheimer

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076240

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

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"A superb book.…Mearsheimer has made a significant contribution to our understanding of the behavior of great powers."—Barry R. Posen, The National Interest The updated edition of this classic treatise on the behavior of great powers takes a penetrating look at the question likely to dominate international relations in the twenty-first century: Can China rise peacefully? In clear, eloquent prose, John Mearsheimer explains why the answer is no: a rising China will seek to dominate Asia, while the United States, determined to remain the world's sole regional hegemon, will go to great lengths to prevent that from happening. The tragedy of great power politics is inescapable.
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Jane's Ammunition Handbook 2008-2009

Author: Leland Ness

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628381

Category: History

Page: 888

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A reference guide for military and police ammunition. It includes small arms, projected grenades, riot control, cannon, mortars, tank and naval, artillery shells and rockets. It provides analysis of product developments and commercial history, as well as technical descriptions, specifications and illustrations for ease of recognition.
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China’s Incomplete Military Transformation

Assessing the Weaknesses of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)

Author: Michael S. Chase,Jeffrey Engstrom,Tai Ming Cheung,Kristen A. Gunness,Scott Warren Harold,Susan Puska,Samuel K. Berkowitz

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833088319

Category: History

Page: 200

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Through extensive primary source analysis and independent analysis, this report seeks to answer a number of important questions regarding the state of China’s armed forces. The authors found that the PLA is keenly aware of its many weaknesses and is vigorously striving to correct them. Although it is only natural to focus on the PLA’s growing capabilities, understanding the PLA’s weaknesses—and its self-assessments—is no less important.
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KEVLAR LEGIONS

Author: John Sloan Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944961770

Category: History

Page: 562

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Kevlar Legions: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1989-2005, argues that from 1989 through 2005 the United States Army attempted, and largely achieved, a centrally directed and institutionally driven transformation relevant to ground warfare that exploited Information Age technology, adapted to post-Cold War strategic circumstances, and integrated into parallel Department of Defense efforts. The process not only modernized equipment, it also substantially altered doctrine, organization, training, administrative and logistical practices, and the service culture. The resultant digitized expeditionary Army was as different from the late Cold War Army as the late Cold War Army was from that of the early Cold War or from the mobilization-based Armies of World Wars I and II. Kevlar Legions further contends that the digitized expeditionary Army has withstood the test of combat, performing superbly with respect to deployment and high-end conventional combat and capably with respect to low-intensity conflict.
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Burma's Muslims

Terrorists Or Terrorised?

Author: Andrew Selth

Publisher: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

ISBN: N.A

Category: Burma

Page: 51

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Jane's armour and artillery

2008-2009

Author: Christopher F. Foss

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628398

Category: Reference

Page: 1073

View: 1297

Presents information on tanks, reconnaissance vehicles, armored personnel carriers, tank destroyers, guns, howitzers, rocket launchers, and missiles deployed by the armed forces of the world
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