Category: Military

  • Download E-books Strategic Terror: The Politics and Ethics of Aerial Bombardment PDF

    By Beau Grosscup

    'Beau Grosscup exhibits that aerial bombardment, which used to be used decades in the past as a way of terrorizing local populations in Africa and the center East, has develop into the first type of terrorism in additional contemporary many years. As he exhibits, 'strategic terror' isn't classed as 'terrorism' within the West, yet this displays political strength and a resultant politicization of note utilization, and an unwillingness to confront the human charges and immorality of aerial bombardment. Beau Grosscup's Strategic Terror is a tremendous and lots more and plenty wanted addition to the literature on terrorism'. - Edward S. Herman (author of the true Terror community and co-author of The Terrorism Industry).

    'Strategic Terror is a needs to learn for those hugely militarized occasions. Grosscup exhibits us that the current day use of indiscriminate bombing with its excessive casualty premiums between civilians has an extended troubling background. He places the 'Shock and Awe' technique of the Iraq conflict in a context of prior colonial and imperial 'othering' and convincingly records how the current 'war on terror' is mostly a struggle of U.S. terrorism.' - Zillah Eisenstein, (author of Hatreds, Sexualized and Racialized Conflicts of the twenty first Century; international Obscenities; and opposed to Empire, Feminisms, Racism and the West).
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  • Download E-books Battle Station (Star Force Series Book 5) PDF

    By B. V. Larson

    In BATTLE STATION Kyle Riggs faces new demanding situations, new alien fleets and learns the secrets and techniques in the back of the conflict he has been combating for years.

    In the 5th e-book of the big name strength sequence, the Eden method is in humanity's seize, yet can they maintain it? megastar strength is susceptible after a protracted conflict, and plenty of yearn to head domestic. realizing the machines will go back with a brand new armada finally, Riggs seeks a extra everlasting resolution. alongside the way in which, worlds are gained and misplaced, hundreds of thousands perish, and nice truths are revealed.

    BATTLE STATION is an army technology fiction novel via bestselling writer B. V. Larson.

    (To locate the 1st ebook within the sequence, look for SWARM, by way of B. V. Larson)
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  • Download E-books Cold War Jet Combat: Air-to-Air Jet Fighter Operations 1950 - 1972 PDF

    Stated listed here are 9 of the earliest wars concerning jet airplane. From the Korean battle and past, it contains a wealth of gripping perception. the various jet-to-jet dogfights that spanned those jet-powered wars are enlivened to exciting impression, together with these engaged in in the course of the Indo-Pak Wars of 1965 and 1971.

    Operation ‘Musketeer’ (1956), fastened while RAF and French Air strength bombers and fighter-bombers attacked airfields and different ambitions in Egypt (after President Nasser had nationalized the Suez Canal), can be coated during this gripping narrative. The Falklands crusade is additionally lined, as is the Vietnam warfare.

    In one other bankruptcy, QRA operations round the British Isles are placed lower than the microscope as RAF Phantoms, Lightnings, Tornadoes and hurricane Eurofighters on speedy response Alert are defined, patrolling overseas air house and holding a continuing vigil as Soviet ‘Bears’ persisted to check NATO defenses.

    All in all, it is a compelling, well-researched and hugely informative examine of a very dynamic period in aviation background.
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  • Download E-books Arab Armies of the Middle East Wars 1948-73 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 128) PDF

    By John Laffin

    The trendy wars of the center East all started in 1947, while the Syrians, Egyptians, Jordanians and Lebanese have been unofficially at warfare with the Jewish settlers of Palestine. On may possibly fifteenth, the day afer Israel used to be declared a sovreign kingdom, the Arab invasion begun. among then and 1973 5 wars happened: these of 1948; the Sinai warfare; the Six-Day struggle; the 1968-1970 warfare of Attrition and the 1973 October struggle. This e-book examines the association, education and kit of the major Arab armies in the course of those conflicts and the variey of uniforms are illustrated through a few modern images and whole color artwork.

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  • Download E-books Killing Titan (War Dogs) PDF

    By Greg Bear

    A new planet. a brand new conflict. related struggle.

    After slightly surviving his final journey on Mars, grasp Sergeant Michael Venn reveals himself again in the world in enforced isolation. via a deadly sequence of operations he returns to Mars to additional his research into the Drifters--ancient artifacts by surprise reawakened at the pink planet.

    But one other entrance within the conflict leads his workforce to make the tricky trip to Saturn's moon, Titan. right here, within the cauldron of warfare, hides new truths in regards to the Drifters, the starting place of lifestyles in our sun procedure and the plans of the supposedly benevolent authorities, who've been "sponsoring" and helping humanity of their struggle opposed to outdoors invaders.

    Killing Titan is the second one ebook within the epic interstellar warfare canine trilogy from grasp of technological know-how fiction, Greg Bear.
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  • Download E-books Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives PDF

    By Tanya Biank

    Under the Sabers is a groundbreaking narrative detailing the complicated own demanding situations military better halves face, featuring a provocative new examine military lifestyles. Tanya Biank is going past the sound bites and photograph ops of army lifestyles and exhibits what it truly is prefer to be a military wife--from hauling furnishings off the apartment truck on your own at a brand new accountability station whilst your husband is within the box, to comforting your son who desires his dad domestic from Afghanistan for his 5th birthday--she takes readers into the hearts and houses of brand new army wives.

    In the summer season of 2002, military other halves have been within the headlines after Biank, an army reporter for the Fayetteville Observer, made foreign information whilst she broke the tale approximately 4 military better halves who have been brutally murdered via their husbands within the span of six weeks at castle Bragg, a military publish that's domestic to the fairway Berets, Airborne paratroopers, and Delta strength commandos. via that autumn, Biank, a military brat herself, learned the nonetheless untold tale of military other halves lay within the ashes of that tragic and sensationalized summer season. She knew the truth--wives have been the spine of the military. They have been strong--not helpless--and deserved greater than the sugarcoating that frequently followed their tales within the media.

    Under the Sabers tells the tale of 4 regular military better halves, who, in a flash, locate themselves neck-deep in striking conditions that eventually strength them to redefine who they're as ladies and armed forces other halves. during this attention-grabbing and meticulously researched account, Biank takes the reader previous the Army's gates, the place each person has a task to play, ideas are undefined, self-discipline is predicted, perfection praised, and notion usually overrides fact. Biank explores what occurs while actual lifestyles collides with military convention.

    Biank describes what it ability to be a spouse and mom in a culture that's in a relentless kingdom of readiness for battle. during this hard-hitting and robust e-book, Biank takes a detailed examine the other woman--the military itself--and its effect on better halves, marriages, and residential existence. This tale of energy and perseverance is an eye-opener in case you have by no means skilled army existence and an anthem to these ladies who on a daily basis stay the "unwritten code."
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  • Download E-books Napoleon's German Allies (4) : Bavaria (Men at Arms Series, 106) PDF

    By Otto von Pivka

    In 1805, Bavaria allied itself with France and Bavarian troops served with Napoleon throughout the 1809 crusade opposed to Austria, and took part within the Russian crusade of 1812, earlier than ultimately leaving behind the Emperor's reason in 1813 sooner than the conflict of Leipzig. They then engaged Napoleon's troops in wrestle on the conflict of Hanua in an unsuccessful try to bring to a halt their retreat to France. This booklet through Otto von Pivka offers a close exam of the service provider, apparatus, weaponry and uniforms of Napoleon's Bavarian allies. The interesting textual content is followed by means of various illustrations and 8 complete web page color plates.
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  • Download E-books The Mystery of AE1: Australia's Lost Submarine and Crew PDF

    Australia's first submarines, AE1 and AE2, entered Sydney Harbour in time to affix the occasion of Empire Day 24 may possibly 1914 after a voyage from Britain that The London occasions declared: 'manifestly the main amazing but played through a submarine' – eighty three days, 60 of which have been spent at sea. Australians have been interested by their submarines and proud that their younger military was once bravely on the leading edge of such technology.

    Britain declared conflict opposed to Germany on four August 1914 and the British Admiralty sent the Australian fleet to trap German New Guinea and damage the German Pacific fleet. On 14 September AE1 left Rabaul Harbour, with orders to patrol east of Cape Gazelle, and was once obvious off Duke of York Island in St George's Channel. Then AE1 easily disappeared. This was once the 1st lack of an army unit in the course of international conflict I and the start of a negative battle for Australians. An resulting seek stumbled on no hint, and for the households of the 35 officials and males onboard AE1 lifestyles might by no means be the same.

    The secret of AE1: Australia's misplaced Submarine and team strains the beginnings of Australia's army and searches for solutions to the questions that stay requested: Who or what contributed to the lack of Australia's first submarine? What killed the team of AE1? the place do they lie? And why has Australia overlooked them and their descendants?
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  • Download E-books Saladin and the Saracens (Men-at-Arms, Volume 171) PDF

    By David Nicolle

    Salah al Din Yusif ibn Ayyub, identified to his Muslim contemporaries as al Nasi, 'The Victorious', and to an admiring Europe as Saladin, is the main well-known unmarried determine within the historical past of the Crusades, being even larger identified outdoor the English-speaking global than his Christian foe Richard the Lionheart. routinely portrayed as a quiet, deeply spiritual or even humble guy, Saladin was once a standard fabricated from his day and his tradition. This identify exhibits how the societies and army structures that he and his successors led from defeat to eventual triumph have been way more refined than is usually realised, and brings vividly to lifestyles the background, supplier, hands and armour of Saladin and the Saracens.

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  • Download E-books The Apaches (Men-at-Arms) PDF

    By Jason Hook

    The Apache tradition of 1850 was once a mix of impacts from the peoples of the nice Plains, nice Basin and the South-West, relatively the Pueblos, and – as time improved – from the Spanish and American settlers. This attention-grabbing paintings by means of Jason Hook examines the Apaches, their social constitution, faith and warcraft, and descriptions the Apache wars and conflicts with the yank, together with the dramatic tale of criminal and Geronimo. This soaking up quantity is illustrated with a wealth modern images, museum examples and 8 beautiful complete web page color plates by means of Richard Hook, making it the proper publication for a person drawn to this interesting tradition.
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