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Combat Zone By John S. Hardin
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REVISED EDITION! Jerry Hansen is made an offer he'd be foolish to refuse: Don Vincent Falcone offers him a cool one million dollars if Jerry will rescue his niece, Gina, from Kozmo, a sadistic and... More > psychopathic crime boss who runs part of The Combat Zone, Boston's infamous adult entertainment district. Jerry infiltrates Kozmo's operation, but when he is betrayed by someone with knowledge of his mission, he must decide if, and how, he will get Gina away from Kozmo.< Less
Challenges and Innovations in Combating Urban Crime By Gregory Saathoff
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The “Challenges and Innovations in Combating Urban Crime” one-day meeting took place on November 5th, 2013 at the University Club in Washington, D.C. The meeting was jointly sponsored by... More > the Law Enforcement Action Network (LEAN), Research Strategies Network (RSN) and the Critical Incident Analysis Group (CIAG) at the University of Virginia. The meeting’s mission was to develop an agenda of key issues in policing strategies that can be amplified by way of research projects, future conferences, and action programs.< Less
Combat Master - Sid Woodcock and Detonics By Allen Chinn
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If I told you that there was a person that was one of the early 1940s OSS (Office of Strategic Services) operatives and later worked under contract for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), Atomic... More > Energy Commission, Department of Defense, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), Secret Service and the Department of Justice; trained at Shaolin during World War II, trained at the Kodokan in Japan after World War II, was a Grandmaster of Chin Na, 8th Degree Black Belt in Shinobi, instructor of units from the U.S. Army Special Forces and U.S. Navy Seal Teams, taught Bruce Lee joint locking techniques; an expert in firearms and explosives, and a watch maker you would think I was crazy or a liar. Sid was all of these things and more. This book is my memoir of my friend Sid Woodcock and Detonics the gun company he made famous. Sid's background insured that the Detonics Combat Master was a pistol fit for impossible missions. Sid and the pistol that he made famous were indeed Combat Masters.< Less
USAF Air Combat Command and Air Mobility Command By Peter Dancey
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This book is a chronology of the US air force's 1992 drawdown and establishment of its new ACC and AMC commands, out of the previous SAC, TAC and MAC that formed its command structure from its... More > incpetion post-WW II until 1992. The resultant base closures, realigment, re-allocation and equipment withdrawals. The changes that followed the mid-term review in the 1990's and further equipment reductions, but with continued introduction of new 'stealth' types, for the 21st Century. Elint and Special Intelligence 'Rivet' types to remain in use in the hew millennium. The Balkan Wars and the NATO led Kosovo War, the first time NATO had flown operatiomal combat missions since its inception fifty years before and the first war in history to be won by airpower alone. How it was done! Gulf War II, Afghanistan, and the Expeditionary Air Wings.< Less
My Combat Diary With Eighth Air Force B-17s 390th Bomb Group By Andrew Anzanos
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B-17 "Flying Fortress" Combat Diary of Andy Anzanos, 26 missions, credited with destruction of an ME-110 and damaging an ME-109. Many engine failures and massive rocket attack made for a... More > memorable experience. Loss of all room mates and their aircraft "Liberty Bell-e." Soon after completing his combat missions, Andy was shot down by friendly fire. Also writes of other training experiences. Andy is also a major designer and builder of the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to his bomb group.< Less
My Combat Diary with "Liberty Bell-e": Eighth Air Force B-17 390th Bomb Group By Andrew Anzanos
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B-17 "Flying Fortress" Combat Diary of Andy Anzanos, 26 missions, credited with destruction of an ME-110 and damaging an ME-109. Many engine failures and massive rocket attack made for a... More > memorable experience. Loss of all room mates and their aircraft "Liberty Bell-e." Soon after completing his combat missions, Andy was shot down by friendly fire. Also writes of other training experiences. Andy is also a major designer and builder of the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to his bomb group.< Less
AFRICOM at 5 Years: The Maturation of a New U.S. Combatant Command By David E. Brown, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), newest of the six U.S. Department of Defense geographical combatant commands (CCMDs), was created in 2007 amid great controversy in both Africa and the United... More > States over its location and mission. Over the last 5 years, AFRICOM has matured greatly, overcoming much of the initial resistance from African stakeholders through careful public messaging, and addressing most U.S. interagency concerns about the Command’s size and proper role within the U.S. national security/foreign policy community. This Letort Paper describes the geostrategic, operational, and intellectual changes that explain why AFRICOM was created, and debunks three myths about AFRICOM: that it was created to “exploit” Africa's oil and gas riches, “blocks” China’s rise in Africa, and that France “opposes” AFRICOM. The author concludes by raising five issues important to AFRICOM’s future: 1) allocated forces to carry out short-term training engagements in Africa;...< Less
Dive, Skyhawks! By Andrew Zakrzewski
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After some experience as a cadet, Andrew succeeds in becoming a Marine officer and is selected for training as a Naval Aviator. He continues with mixed feelings, but gets his Navy Wings of Gold and... More > joins a Marine squadron in South Carolina to get combat-ready for the Viet Nam war. He has a good deployment in Viet Nam and participates in many combat missions and also serves some time in a Marine infantry battalion. He returns home as a minor hero and soon discovers that due to Defense politics and budget cutbacks his career as a Marine officer will be too brief.< Less
Playing With The Boys By Hank Hoffman
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Memoirs written for my Grandchildren. In my story you will find the boy who flew through a fence, flew over fifty hours with one or more engines shut down, flew 377 combat missions and was hit only... More > by his own ricochet. He flew over the oceans, 7000 miles non-stop from Guam to New Hampshire, and over twenty hours at a time on missions over the North Pole. He was the last man to fly the F-104 above seventy thousand feet at TPS, the first to launch an ALCM from a B-52 and the first to destroy one in flight, the first Reservist instructor at TPS, and the last man in his class to fly in an ejection seat. He was twice on fire while in the air, flew under high-tension lines while being towed in a glider, landed in a junkyard and on a mountain top, made approaches in terrible wind and weather, ingested birds and even a fish into his engines and survived it all. It’s not heroic, but it is genuine.< Less
Tactical Wargamer's Journal Issue 3 By Michael Dorosh
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Issue 3 is intended as a guide for gamers to understanding the role of the British and Commonwealth forces in Northwest Europe during 1944-45. The issue features a high-level campaign overview... More > illustrated with full colour maps, a complete breakdown of all divisions and independent brigades of the 21st Army Group, a study of the Canadian infantry battalion organization, an analysis of how British soldiers are portrayed in wargames, a listing of all AFVS used by 21st Army Group with types, variants, and roles explained. Also an article on nationalities in the ASLSK with a scenario set during Operation CHARNWOOD. The issue should appeal to fans of Combat Mission, ASL, Flames of War, or any tactical game system who struggles in differentiating between the multiple types of British tanks and AFVs, wants to put the smaller skirmishes into the larger context of the battles and campaigns that shaped the war in Europe, or who wants to know more about the divisions and brigades that made up the 21st Army Group.< Less