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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Jane's Armour and Artillery 2011-2012

Author: Christopher F. Foss

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710629609

Category: Reference

Page: 1170

View: 9445

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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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: 1097

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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German Artillery of World War Two

Author: Ian V Hogg

Publisher: Frontline Books

ISBN: 1473896932

Category: History

Page: 304

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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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Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
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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

View: 9740

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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Toppling the Taliban

Air-Ground Operations in Afghanistan, October 2001–June 2002

Author: Walter L. Perry,David Kassing

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833082655

Category: History

Page: 182

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This report describes the preparations for Operation Enduring Freedom, Army operations and support activities, coalition issues, and civil-military operations in Afghanistan from October 2001 through June 2002.
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SS Steel Storm

Waffen-SS Panzer Battles on the Eastern Front, 1943-1945

Author: Tim Ripley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 224

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An account of the battles of the Waffen-SS Panzer Divisions in the East from the recapture of Kharkov in early 1943, when the 1st SS Panzer Corps prevented the total collapse of Army Group South, to the last desperate attempts to hold the Red Army before Berlin in 1945.
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Jane's Ammunition Handbook 2000-2001

Author: Terry J. Gander,Charles Q. Cutshaw

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710620125

Category: Reference

Page: 688

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Registrant over alle mulige former for ammunition. 9. udgave dækker perioden 2000 - 2001.Bl.a. omtales håndvåbenammunition, morter- og artilleriammunition, panserværnsammunition, kampvognsammunition, luftværnsammunition, brandrør og artilleriraketter.
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