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The Paradox of Power: Sino-American Strategic Restraint in an Age of Vulnerability By David C. Gompert & Phillip C. Saunders
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The second half of the 20th century featured a strategic competition between the United States and the Soviet Union. That competition avoided World War III in part because during the 1950s, scholars... More > like Henry Kissinger, Thomas Schelling, Herman Kahn, and Albert Wohlstetter analyzed the fundamental nature of nuclear deterrence. Decades of arms control negotiations reinforced these early notions of stability and created a mutual understanding that allowed U.S.-Soviet competition to proceed without armed conflict. The first half of the 21st century will be dominated by the relationship between the United States and China. That relationship is likely to contain elements of both cooperation and competition. Territorial disputes such as those over Taiwan and the South China Sea will be an important feature of this competition, but both are traditional disputes, and traditional solutions suggest themselves. A more difficult set of issues relates to U.S.-Chinese competition...< Less
Seventh Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji By Rajkumar Sharma
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Guru Sahib was basically a very peace-loving, but he never discouraged the Sikhs from the acts of bravery for the sake of justice. He never disbanded the armed Sikh Warriors, who used to be earlier... More > maintained by his grandfather, Shri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. Guru Sahib Ji never hesitating for a moment from inspiring the warrior Sikhs, always boosting the military spirit of the Sikhs. However, he was never involved in any direct political or armed conflict with the Mughal Empire. Seventh Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: History and Background Chapter Three: Recitation of Gurbani Chapter Four: People and Stories Chapter Five: Departure and Successor Chapter Six: Places Named After the Guru< Less
SAMUEL IRWIN and THE CIVIL WAR By An Irwin Family History Book
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SAMUEL IRWIN, 1830 -1894, enlisted in the Pennsylvania 67th Infantry Regiment during the Civil War on August 21, 1862 at the age of 32 years. He spent time as a prisoner of war and caught typhoid... More > while in a southern prison. Samuel was wounded twice in battles, first shot in the neck and if the mini ball had been an inch or two in a different direction, he would have been killed instantly. The second time during the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia, he was shot in the arm and almost lost his life in the process if the arm had not been removed. A picture of the bullet that caused the wound is included in this book. THIRD BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA - Because of its size, intensity, serious casualties among the general officers on both sides, and its result, many historians consider the battle the most important conflict of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. This book contains the only known CIVIL WAR PICTURE of SAMUEL IRWIN. Revised 2016.< Less
Battle Come Down By Charlie Flowers
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Britain, five minutes into the future. War comes to Tottenham as the Syrian conflict washes back onto our shores, and anarchists of every description bring heavy weaponry onto the streets, arming the... More > local gangs. But they haven't met Riz and the Blackeyes. A terror is about to be unleashed on the gangs that they will have never imagined and they are completely unprepared for. A terror from our own side... As the crisis escalates and violence and atrocity devastate North London, Sergeant Farzana Shaheen and her covert army unit will be tested to breaking point. But can they end the conflict without becoming war criminals themselves? BATTLE COME DOWN is a searing portrayal of future war, from the high-tech networked command centres to the cockpit of an attack helicopter, and right down to the soldier on the ground.< Less
Sword of Allah By Dave Browne
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July 2014: The renewed Korean War rages in the East, and conflict is flaring in SE Asia between Indonesia and Australia. US President, Calvin Benson, struggles to contain the burgeoning conflicts in... More > the Pacific Basin, unaware that another's hand is orchestrating these woes from afar. As US Forces are drawn deeper into the Asian quagmire Mahmoud, de-facto ruler of the vast Islamic Arab Republic, sets in motion a plan that will lead to a titanic clash of arms between his nation and the West. A plan code-named...Operation "Sword of Allah". This is warfare at its most human level...the lives and experiences of ordinary individuals played out against the backdrop of world events that they have little, or no, control over. While the political titans play their games, real people's lives are changed....irrevocably.< Less
Quick Guide: Henry VI, Part 2 By College Guide World
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Henry VI, Part 2 or The Second Part of Henry the Sixt (often written as 2 Henry VI) is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King... More > Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals primarily with the loss of England's French territories and the political machinations leading up to the Wars of the Roses, and 3 Henry VI deals with the horrors of that conflict, 2 Henry VI focuses on the King's inability to quell the bickering of his nobles, the death of his trusted adviser Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, the rise of the Duke of York and the inevitability of armed conflict. As such, the play culminates with the opening battle of the War, the First Battle of St Albans.< Less
Civil War Stories from the Buffalo Trace By James R. Columbia
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The Buffalo Trace area - Mason, Bracken, Fleming, Robertson & Lewis counties in northeastern Kentucky, and Adams, Brown & Clermont counties in southwestern Ohio - occupies a unique place in... More > Civil War history. On the borders of North & South, East and West, Slave & Free, Union & Confederate - emotions ran high in a conflict that became known as "The Brothers War," as families and communities chose sides. As we observe the 150th anniversary of the end of this armed conflict, it makes sense to reflect on how our ancestors thought and acted during this crucial time in our national history. Their involvement might surprise you. Over 650 contemporary articles from local and national newspapers illustrate this local history, and serve to remind us of our ancestors opinions, choices and sacrifices. 356 pages.< Less
Zambia - The end of the War By Great War in Africa Association
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The First World War ended in Africa on 25 November 1918 when the German forces under Paul von Lettow~Vorbeck laid down their arms in Abercorn (Mbala). Von Lettow~Vorbeck was the only German General... More > to invade and occupy British territory during the war and to remain undefeated over the four years of fighting. The nature of the conflict in Africa, and East Africa in particular, sets the African continent aside from the experiences in Europe and elsewhere. We remember the different African theatre experiences, and the last days of the conflict. Then, in the words of men who recorded the surrender a century ago, we pay our respects to those who did their bit, willingly or otherwise, in the hope of making our world a little better.< Less
Pennsylvania Land Wars with Connecticut and Virginia By Don Corbly
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This is a book about the land wars Pennsylvania found itself embroiled in during the latter half of the 18th Century. The wars stemmed from the ambiguous Charters that established the the Colonies of... More > Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Virginia. Charles II created the conflict between Pennsylvania and Connecticut by the overlapping of the boundaries of the land he granted to each colony. Similarly, the land granted to Pennsylvania was contested by Virginia. But Virginia could have contested nearly any Colony's land grant. Virginia's grant from James I included most of present-day United States, northern Mexico, and most of western Canada. These armed conflicts were settled only by the first Congress established by the newly formed United States Constitution in 1787, when it ruled in Pennsylvania's favor.This book is purchased at the lowest cost through< Less
The Russian Military and the Georgia War: Lessons and Implications (Enlarged Edition) By Ariel Cohen & Robert E. Hamilton
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In August 2008, the armed conflict on the territory of Georgia's breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia broke out between Russia and Georgia. The Russian-planned military campaign lasted 5... More > days until the parties reached a preliminary ceasefire agreement on August 12. The European Union, led by the French presidency, mediated the ceasefire. After signing the agreement, Russia pulled most of its troops out of uncontested Georgian territories, but established buffer zones around Abkhazia and South Ossetia. On August 26, 2008, Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, making them a part of what Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called Moscow’s “zone of privileged interests.” Since then, Russia has deployed troops to five military bases on occupied Georgian territory. This conflict clearly demonstrated weaknesses inherent in NATO and EU security systems.< Less

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