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Magpies In Europe By Kev Fletcher
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This is not meant to be just a history book. Yes, the facts and figures are here, but I try to put some meat on the bones and look at the matches with the view from the Leazes End…. and also... More > from the ‘away end’ at some rather exotic places across the North Sea. I have seen Newcastle play in 18 countries myself, and I’ve spoken to fans that travelled in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and I have used their experiences in an effort to give you a different perspective of the games…. hopefully in a way that has not been published before. So please enter the world of Wyn Davies, Tino Asprilla, Alan Shearer, David Ginola, Fabricio Coloccini … and a man who will live in my memory forever as the epitome of Geordie grit and determination … John McNamee.< Less
Tales of the Peacetime Army By John Sheppard
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The mission of the United States Army is to fight and win in combat. But what is its mission in peacetime? A young philosophy student drifts into the Army during the Reagan era and is shipped off to... More > Europe to train and train and train to fight a war that would never be fought.< Less
Central Asian Security Trends: Views from Europe and Russia [Enlarged Edition] By Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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On January 25-26, 2010, SSI organized a conference entitled, “Contemporary issues in International Security,” at the Finnish embassy in Washington, DC. This was the second in what we... More > hoped will be annual conferences bringing together U.S., European, and Russian scholars and experts to discuss such issues in an open forum. The importance of such regular dialogues among experts is well known, and the benefits of these discussions are considerable. Just as we published the papers of the 2008 conference in 2009 (Stephen J. Blank, ed., Prospects for U.S. Russian Security Cooperation, Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009), we are doing so now. However, in this case, we are publishing the papers on a panel-by panel basis.< Less
A Transatlantic Bargain for the 21st Century: The United States, Europe, and the Transatlantic Alliance By Ellen Hallams, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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In the 21st century, the transatlantic bargain that has framed the relationship between the United Statates and its NATO allies is under more scrutiny than ever before. In a changed geopolitical... More > environment, one characterized by the complexity of modern military operations, the growing power of China, and a climate of economic austerity in the West, a consensus has emerged on both sides of the Atlantic as to the need for a revised bargain to accommodate the changing dynamics of global politics. Washington is becoming less and less willing to tolerate what it sees as fundamental gaps within the Alliance—in defense spending, capabilities, and military transformation—and is sending clear signals to its European allies, as well as NATO partners, that they must take on a greater share of Alliance burdens, accelerate efforts to generate capabilities and resources, and move away from a deeply-entrenched culture of dependency. European allies are learning they must approach transatlantic relations...< Less
Fortifying Europe's Soft Underbelly By Aleksander Jankovič Potočnik
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The Rupnik Line, the Vallo Alpino and other fortifications of the Ljubljana Gap in the former Yugoslavia before, during and after WWII are covered in detail by a Slovenian author who has visited,... More > researched and recorded the existing remains. Well illustrated with 167 maps, plans, sketches, and wartime as well as present day photos of the remains of the bunkers, turrets and other fortifications of the area. Bibliography. (Note: This edition has been corrected with an additional map and photo added. Copies purchased prior to 10 January 2010 were of the uncorrected first edition.]< Less
The Future of American Landpower: Does Forward Presence Still Matter? The Case of the Army in Europe (Enlarged Edition) By John R. Deni, Strategic Studies Institute
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The utility of U.S. forward presence in Europe, placing the recent decisions—and in particular the arguments against forward presence—in the context of a decades’ long tradition on... More > the part of many political leaders, scholars, and others, mistakenly tie forward basing of U.S. forces to more equal defense burden sharing across the entire North Atlantic alliance. In assessing whether and how forward presence still matters in terms of protecting U.S. interests and achieving U.S. objectives, the author bridges the gap between academics and practitioners by grounding his analysis in political science theory while illuminating how forward basing yields direct, tangible benefits in terms of military operational interoperability. This monograph forms a critical datapoint in the ongoing dialogue regarding the future of American landpower, particular in this age of austerity.< Less
Jihadist Cells and “IED” Capabilities in Europe: Assessing The Present and Future Threat to The West (Enlarged Edition) By Jeffrey M. Bale, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
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During the past 2 decades, two interrelated security threats have emerged that Western democracies will likely be forced to contend with for the foreseeable future. The first of these threats is... More > multifaceted inasmuch as it stems from a complex combination of religious, political, historical, cultural, social, and economic motivational factors: the growing predilection for carrying out mass casualty terrorist attacks inside the territories of “infidel” Western countries by clandestine operational cells that are inspired ideologically by, and sometimes linked organizationally to, various jihadist networks with a global agenda. The most important of these latter networks is still the late Osama bin Laden’s high-profile group Qa‘idat al-Jihad (The Base [or Foundation] of the Jihad), together with its many organizational offshoots and regional affiliates.< Less
MILITARY UNIFORMS IN EUROPE 1900 - 2000 Volume One By R Spencer Kidd
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This book (Volume One) gives an historical overview of 36 countries whose armed forces served in Europe 1900-2000, together with uniform descriptions. Includes 200 full colour paintings of the... More > regular armies, marines, airforce and para-military troops engaged in land exercises, operations and warfare in Europe, including non-European troops serving in Europe. Each entry is accompanied by a history and description of the uniforms illustrated. The author and illustrator Ron Kidd, has been interested in both police and military history, uniforms and insignia since he was a school boy in the 1950's. He has visited over 300 police and military museums world-wide, and has written and illustrated a number of magazine articles on both police and military history and uniforms. He is a member of both the Military Heraldry Society and the Military Historical Society. It is anticipated that Volume Two will be published in 2013.< Less
You're In The Army, Mister Jones By Hiram R. Jones
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This is a first-person memoir of Army Private Bob Jones's experiences during World War II. He was drafted in 1944 and landed in Le Harve, France in January 1945. This memoir recounts his experiences... More > from then throught the end of the war as part of the 7th Armored Infantry Batallion, 8th Armored Division (The Thundering Herd).< Less
U.S. Armored Divisions in Europe By Walt Cross
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U.S. Armored Divisions in Europe; Stars and Stripes WWII Unit Histories, 388 pages with more than 100 photographs most never published before. Featuring wartime accounts of the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and... More > 6th through 12th Armored Divisions in Europe during WWII. Compiled from war correspondence stories of the "Stars and Stripes" and those taken directly from the soldiers involved. This gathering of many unit histories under one cover is a significant contribution to the history of the U.S. Army during World War II. Real stories, real battles, real soldiers.< Less