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Relates the events, as recalled by the Sauk Indian chief, Black Hawk, that led to the last great Indian uprising east of the Mississippi River in 1832.
Examines the causes and events of the Persian Gulf War that followed Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
Describes that dramatic helicopter airlift, the largest in history, which during two days in 1975 carried thousands of Americans and selected South Vietnamese out of Saigon as the North Vietnamese marched to capture the city, thus ending the long Vietnam War.
Discusses the mysterious sinking of the battleship Maine and the subsequent involvement of the United States in the Spanish-American War.
The behind-the-scenes story of how and why the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was built in Washington, D.C.
Advances in information technology have led us to rely on easy communication and readily available information--both in our personal lives and in the life of our nation. For the most part, we have rightly welcomed these changes. But information that is readily available is available to friend and foe alike; a system that relies on communication can become useless if its ability to communicate is interfered with or destroyed. Because this reliance is so general, attacks on the information infrastructure can have widespread effects, both for the military and for society. And such attacks can come from a variety of sources, some difficult or impossible to identify. This, the third volume in the Strategic Appraisal series, draws on the expertise of researchers from across RAND to explore the opportunities and vulnerabilities inherent in the increasing reliance on information technology, looking both at its usefulness to the warrior and the need to protect its usefulness for everyone. The Strategic Appraisal series is intended to review, for a broad audience, issues bearing on national security and defense planning.
Future U.S. national security strategy is likely to be profoundly affected by the ongoing, rapid evolution of cyberspace--the global information infrastructure--and in particular by the growing dependence of the U.S. military and other national institutions and infrastructures on potentially vulnerable elements of the U.S. national information infrastructure. To examine these effects, the authors conducted a series of exercises employing a methodology known as the Day After ... in which participants are presented with an information warfare crisis scenario and asked to advise the president on possible responses. Participants included senior national security community members and representatives from security-related telecommunications and information-systems industries. The report synthesizes the exercise results and presents the instructions from the exercise materials in their entirety.
This book was previously sold under the title "The Strategic Student: Veteran's Edition" and features updated content "A practical guide of immense value to both students and their supporters" -George Ballinger, Director of Family and Veteran's Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder "Perceptive and useful from a practical viewpoint. I have no doubt incoming freshmen will benefit from its insights. " Captain Anthony Chatham, U. S. Navy "Provides current, relevant and very practical strategies and techniques to prepare oneself for one of life's defining events. We recommend this book to all our incoming freshmen, and our academic advisors build upon its concepts. " -Colonel Stephen Dinauer, U. S. Marine Corps, Director President's Leadership Class The college graduation rate for military veterans is unsatisfactory. While the life transition for veterans goes far beyond academics, by lessening the stress of the academic transition, the likelihood of collegiate success is significantly increased. The goal of The Strategic Student Veteran is to help raise graduation rates amongst our nation's veterans. Are you an educator? Please contact Uvize for educator pricing options. The reason so many college students underperform is because they're not taught how to transition from the structured military environment to the unstructured college academic environment. The Strategic Student teaches college-bound military veterans how to make this transition and become self-reliant, successful students.
Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of American National Security Policy During the Cold War (Revised and Expanded Edition)by John Lewis Gaddis
When Strategies of Containment was first published, the Soviet Union was still a superpower, Ronald Reagan was president of the United States, and the Berlin Wall was still standing. This updated edition of Gaddis' classic carries the history of containment through the end of the Cold War. Beginning with Franklin D. Roosevelt's postwar plans, Gaddis provides a thorough critical analysis of George F. Kennan's original strategy of containment, NSC-68, The Eisenhower-Dulles "New Look," the Kennedy-Johnson "flexible response" strategy, the Nixon-Kissinger strategy of detente, and now a comprehensive assessment of how Reagan-- and Gorbachev-- completed the process of containment, thereby bringing the Cold War to an end. He concludes, provocatively, that Reagan more effectively than any other Cold War president drew upon the strengths of both approaches while avoiding their weaknesses. A must-read for anyone interested in Cold War history, grand strategy, and the origins of the post-Cold War world.
Immigrants from Japan began coming to the west coast of the United States toward the end of the 19th century. Along the eastern shore of Lake Washington a community of farmers became highly successful, raising strawberries and an assortment of other fruits and vegetables. Although they were largely accepted by their Caucasian neighbors, underlying prejudice rushed to the surface after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Based on local histories, newspaper accounts, and extensive interviews, this is a history of the community around Bellevue, Washington, and what became of its Japanese American members during and after the internment.
Naples, Italy, during four fateful days in the fall of 1943. The only people left in the shattered, bombed-out city are the lost, abandoned children whose only goal is to survive another day. None could imagine that they would become fearless fighters and the unlikeliest heroes of World War II. They are the warriors immortalized in Street Boys, Lorenzo Carcaterra's exhilarating new novel, a book that exceeds even his bestselling Sleepers as a riveting reading experience. It's late September. The war in Europe is almost won. Italy is leaderless, Mussolini already arrested by anti-Fascists. The German army has evacuated the city of Naples. Adults, even entire families, have been marched off to work camps or simply sent off to their deaths. Now, the German army is moving toward Naples to finish the job. Their chilling instructions are: If the city can't belong to Hitler, it will belong to no one. No one but children. Children who have been orphaned or hidden by parents in a last, defiant gesture against the Nazis. Children, some as young as ten years old, armed with just a handful of guns, unexploded bombs, and their own ingenuity. Children who are determined to take on the advancing enemy and save the city--or die trying. There is Vincenzo Soldari, a sixteen-year-old history buff who is determined to make history by leading others with courage and self-confidence; Carlo Maldini, a middle-aged drunkard desperate to redeem himself by adding his experience to the raw exuberance of the young fighters; Nunzia Maldini, his nineteen-year-old daughter, who helps her father regain his self-respect-- and loses her heart to an American G. I. ; Corporal Steve Connors, a soldier sent out on reconnaissance, then cut off from his comrades--with no choice but to aid the street boys; Colonel Rudolph Van Klaus, the proud Nazi commander shamed by his own sadistic mission; and, of course, the dozens of young boys who use their few skills and great heart to try to save their city, their country, and themselves. In its compassionate portrait of the rootless young, and its pitiless portrayal of the violence that is at once their world and their way out, Street Boys continues and deepens Lorenzo Carcaterra's trademark themes. In its awesome scope and pure page-turning excitement, it stands as a stirring tribute to the underdog in us all--and as a singular addition to the novels about World War II. From the Hardcover edition.
Intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), the Army's traditional methodology for finding and analyzing relevant information for its operations, is not effective for tackling the operational and intelligence challenges of urban operations. The authors suggest new ways to categorize the complex terrain, infrastructure, and populations of urban environments and incorporate this information into Army planning and decisionmaking processes.
"Earth's space forces, spearheaded by the United States, had long been at war with the forces of the Palatine Empire, a neo-Roman culture that broke away from Earth's control long ago. But when the alien life-form known as the Hive - a biological force whose only imperative was seek and devour - began wreaking destruction across the galaxy, the Romans were forced to turn to Earth for help. Ceasar Magnus surrendered to Captain John Farragut - commander of the pride of the U.S. space fleet, the battle class starship, the U.S.S. Merrimack - and the period known as the Subjugation began." "Even since the surrender, an uneasy peace and alliance had been in force, as all humanity and their alien allies joined together to battle the Hive." "When the threat of the Hive seemed to have been neutralized, John Farragut was summoned to Ceasar Magnus' fortress to be honored. But instead, Ceasar Magnus was assassinated and Farragut and the Merrimack were lucky to escape from what could have proved a deadly trap." "Now Magnus' son Romulus has taken control of the Palatine Empire and has himself proclaimed Ceasar, and Captain Farragut and the Merrimack are about to face their greatest challenge ever." "The forced alliance between the interplanetary Empire of Rome and the United States-led Earth is shattered as Ceasar Romulus declares war, striking at the U.S. Deep Space base and then following up with a direct attack against Earth. Merrimack has no choice but to retaliate with an assault on the Roman capital world of Palatine. In the midst of this chaos, the Hive renews its invasion. And even if John Farragut and his crew can survive all of this, the rogue Roman palterner Augustus - who was long been assigned to his own mission aboard Merrimack - flees the ship when war is declared, and no one knows whether he is only biding his time, waiting to meet Farragut in a final deadly showdown."--BOOK JACKET.
It's a boyhood dream come true when Gadgets Schwarz takes part in a baseball camp featuring some of the game's best players. But the thrill is short-lived when he discovers that Doug Bendix, his baseball idol, is somehow involved in organized crime. Schwarz believes Bendix is being strong-armed by the mob. But when his colleagues join him, Able Team uncovers a drug operation that threatens to ignite an ethnic gang war. The temperature in Florida is ice-cold compared to the heat generated by Able Team when they drive this mission over the wall. But this game doesn't have extra innings-it's into sudden death overtime! Carl Lyons, Pol Blancanales and Gadgets Schwarz, three roaring avengers whose covert action squad is the fiercest in the world. Your life is in their hands!
The Battle For Control Of Iran... Begins In Space<P> When a disgraced former Iranian military chief of staff engineers an insurgency that threatens to destroy the theocratic regime in Iran, a new era appears to be dawning in the Middle East. But one must be wary of old enemies...<P> On the run from the Pasdaran, the theocrat's terror army, and unable to count on support from his friends in the regular army, Iranian rebel leader General Hesarak al-Kan Buzhazi desperately turns to his old nemesis, U.S. Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan, for help. Unwilling to commit American forces in an Iranian civil war, and with time running out, the U.S. president authorizes McLanahan to utilize a new, top-secret fleet of globe-crossing spaceplanes, the XR-A9 Black Stallions, led by test pilot and astronaut Captain Hunter Noble. Within hours, McLanahan's Air Battle Force turns the tide, possibly changing the course of history in the Middle East for generations.The advent of almost instantaneous global reach, along with the reactivation of America's first military space station, Silver Tower, has rekindled fears of a space arms race, and the growing insurgency in Iran is threatening to erupt into a worldwide jihad. But McLanahan finds himself embroiled in even more bitter battles at the White House, between those who support his space-based military initiative and those who are working secretly to undermine it. When McLanahan is forced to concentrate on his political and personal battles back at home, it's left to Hunter Noble and his team of young American space engineers to keep the fires of freedom in the Middle East from exploding completely out of control. Filled with the latest cutting-edge weaponry, geopolitical intrigue, high-flying suspense, and a colorful cast of characters, Strike Force is New York Times bestselling master Dale Brown at his best.
WORLDWAR: BOOK 4 At the bloody height of World War II, the deadliest enemies in all of human history were forced to put aside their hatreds and unite against an even fiercer foe: a seemingly invincible power bent on world domination. With awesome technology, the aggressors swept across the planet, sowing destruction as Tokyo, Berlin, and Washington, D. C. , were A-bombed into submission. Russia, Nazi Germany, Japan and the U. S. were not easily cowed, however. With cunning and incredible daring, they pressed every advantage against the invader's superior strength, and, led by Stalin, began to detonate their own atom bombs in retaliation. City after city explodes in radioactive firestorms, and fears grow as the worldwide resources disappear; will there be any world left for the invaders to conquer, or for the uneasy allies to defend? While Mao Tse-tung wages a desperate guerrilla war and Hitler drives his country toward self-destruction, United States forces frantically try to stop the enemy's push from coast to coast. Yet in this battle to stave off world domination, unless the once-great military powers take the risk of annihilating the human race, they'll risk losing the war. The fatal, final deadline arrives in Harry Turtledove's grand, smashing finale to the Worldwar series, as uneasy allies desperately seek a way out of a no-win, no-survival situation: a way to live free in a world that may soon be bombed into atomic oblivion. From the Hardcover edition.
Strong Men Armed relates the U.S. Marines' unprecedented, relentless drive across the Pacific during World War II, from Guadalcanal to Okinawa, detailing their struggle to dislodge from heavily fortified islands an entrenched enemy who had vowed to fight to extinction--and did. (All but three of the Marines' victories required the complete annihilation of the Japanese defending force.) As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, the author fought in all its engagements till his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles. The result is both an exciting chronicle and a moving tribute to the thousands of men who died in reeking jungles and on palm-studded beaches, thousands of miles from home and fifty years before their time, of whom Admiral Chester W. Nimitz once said, "Uncommon valor was a common virtue. "Strong Men Armed includes over a dozen maps, a chronology of the war in the Pacific, the Marine Medal of Honor Winners in World War II, and Marine Corps aces in World War II.
From one of the most respected combat reporters in America comes a gripping battlefield history of how the U. S. military corrected its mistakes in Iraq and opened a path to victory.
The Stryker Brigade Combat Team: Rethinking Strategic Responsiveness and Assessing Deployment Optionsby Seth G. Jones Bruce R. Pirnie Alan J. Vick David T. Orletsky
Examines alternative means to decrease the deployment time for the new Army medium-weight brigade, comparing air and sealift from the United States with air and fast (but short-range) sealift from forward bases or preposition sites. Historical experience and an assessment of U.S. regional interests are used to determine how much warning time the United States typically has before major force deployments and where it is most likely to deploy such forces
Stubborn Twig was selected by the Oregon Library Association as one of three books for "Oregon Reads", in early 2009. These books were chosen for the 150th state anniversary. The middle school book ("Bat 6", in the Bookshare collection), and this one (high school to adult) focus on the history of the Japanese Americans in Oregon. Stubborn Twig follows a well-known family through its life in Hood River valley and beyond. The WWII period includes the forced internment of all Japanese people on the west coast to inland relocation camps for the duration of the war. Stubborn Twig includes photos (captions are included with text), discussion group questions, and an index.
"Welcomed as the first book about American submarines in World War II to be written by a man who actually fought in them, this account of the war beneath the sea firmly established Edward L. Beach's reputation as a writer in the early 1950s. Given the survival rate of those in the silent service, it is a story many submariners did not live to tell. In fact, most of the crew of Beach's boat, the USS Trigger, were lost soon after he left for another assignment. A veteran of twelve war patrols, Beach authentically recaptures the moments of elation, desperation, and numbing fear that were part of the daily lives of these warriors as they hunted down the enemy in the Pacific." "Beach helped sink the Trigger's first ships and survived more than his share of exploding depth charges from avenging warships. This book weaves the Trigger's story with the equally thrilling tales of other battle-hardened submarines and the brave men who fought in them against the Japanese. Readers share in the destruction of five destroyers in four days and join in the deadliest game of all - stalking other submarines. They also come to understand the terror and uncertainty of being at the other end of the pursuit, and silently sweating out depth-charge poundings in a leaking boat. For an authentic account of what went on under the waves, this book remains one of the very best."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The importance of submarines in the wars of the twentieth century.
This book explains the world of undersea warfare, from how people live within a steel tube for months at a time, to the many arrows a submarine puts in the quiver of national military power.
The author beautifully depicts the 1931 submarine expedition of Sir Hubert Wilkins to explore the Arctic Ocean. The book also shows the rapid advance of science and technology in submarines.
From the book: The dread signal cuts through the ether like a knife. No code clerk need spell out its meaning it is the signal of disaster. Somewhere a sub is down, men are trapped far below the ocean's surface, time is running out... This is an absorbing drama of submarine escape. Crammed with stories of horror and despair, of incredible fortitude and courage, it reflects the supreme dedication of the men who brave the hazards of the silent service.