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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
Air Combat Reports By peter dancey
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AS soon as the aeroplane began flying combat missions the 'powers that be' decided that they needed to no exactly what the pilots were up to whilst in the air hence it was not long before they... More > introduced the appropriate form for the returning airman to record the details of his flight and mission. The Pilots Log< 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
In Country - Grand Tactical Combat In the Vietnam War By Matthew Craig, Chase Wager
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In Country is a Table-top game designed to bring fast and decisive Vietnam War combat from the company level up to the battalion, if desired. With these rules, players will be able to simulate the... More > small skirmishes, reconnaissance missions, and large scale battles that made up one of the longest wars in American history. Includes: Unit Statistics Charts, Painting guide with simple steps to help get new painters started, Scenario section with 3 scenarios< Less
In Country - Grand Tactical Combat In the Vietnam War By Matthew Craig, Chase Wager
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In Country is a Table-top game designed to bring fast and decisive Vietnam War combat from the company level up to the battalion, if desired. With these rules, players will be able to simulate the... More > small skirmishes, reconnaissance missions, and large scale battles that made up one of the longest wars in American history. Includes: Unit Statistics Charts, Painting guide with simple steps to help get new painters started, Scenario section with 3 scenarios< Less
Why They Fight: Combat Motivation In The Iraq War By Leonard Wong et al.
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With the recent lightning swift combat successes of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, there may be a tendency to view with awe the lethality of U.S. technology and training. Indeed, the U.S. military is... More > unmatched in the raw combat power it is capable of unleashing in a conflict. This monograph, however, argues that the true strength of America’s military might lies not in its hardware or high-tech equipment, but in its soldiers. Dr. Leonard Wong and his colleagues traveled to Iraq to see what motivated soldiers to continue in battle, to face extreme danger, and to risk their lives in accomplishing the mission. As a means of comparison, they began by interviewing Iraqi Regular Army prisoners of war to examine their combat motivation and unit dynamics. The researchers then interviewed U.S. combat troops fresh from the fields of battle to examine their views.< 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
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
The Ringmasters - Flying Bombing Combat with the Mighty 8th Air Force 1944-1945 By Frank H. Lewis
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Frank H. Lewis tells the story of the 30 combat missions he flew, in B24 Liberators, as part of the Ray Trapp crew. They were part of the 852/3 Bomb Squadron of the 491st Bomb group, of the 14th... More > Combat Bomb Wing of the 8th Air Force, which was then part of the Army Air Corp. The first mission was October 5, 1944 and the last was April 4, 1945. All were flown over Germany during one of the harshest winters Europe has known. He was part of the 4000 plane mission to relieve the Allied troops on Christmas Eve, during the Battle of the Bulge. His most harrowing mission was the Hamburg Oil Refineries on November 21, 1944.< Less