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- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
Special operations forces can be effective where conventional ground units and air power alone cannot locate elusive or hidden ground targets. This title highlights specific examples in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf conflict as well as examining future roles for SOF. more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
Examines the role of close support amid changes in the threat environment and technological advances. To explore new questions about the demand for and capabilities of close support, the authors applied varying types and levels of support to a series of combat scenarios. more...
- RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95
Budget limits have brought about extensions in the service lives of many Army weapon systems. In the widespread belief that the increases in fleet age will create readiness and cost problems, the Army is executing recapitalization programs to rebuild or upgrade selected weapon systems to retain combat capabilities and hold down maintenance costs. more...
- HarperCollins US 2005; US$ 10.99
This is not your father's war This is Iraq, where a soldier's first duty is reinforcing his Humvee with sheet metal and sand bags. Or, in the absence of plumbing, burning barrels of human waste. Where any dead dog on the side of the road might be concealing an insurgent's bomb and anyone could be the enemy. Sometimes profane, often poignant,... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 45.00
This work surveys the fundamentals, policies and strategies of chemical and biological warfare in the USA from 1915 to the present. It goes beyond a simple moralistic discussion to present the government's perspective and how it has changed over time. more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2000; US$ 125.00
The author of this study argues that nuclear weapons and the psychology of nuclear deterrence will remain important after 2000, but the character of that importance will change. Advanced technology conventional weapons based on information and electronics become more strategically important. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 219.00
Since the end of the Cold War, the nuclear threats facing the world are dramatically evolving and have become even much more complex. However, the events of the past years have proved the necessity to reevaluate these threats on a level never before considered. The need to prevent, detect and respond to Nuclear/Radiological threats leads to many requirements... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99
SOLDIERS OF $$ Privateers, contract killers, corporate warriors. Contract soldiers go by many names, but they all have one thing in common: They fight for money and plunder rather than liberty, God, or country. Now acclaimed author and war vet Michael Lee Lanning traces the compelling history of these fighting machines?from the ?Sea Peoples? who... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
Now in paperback! From the author of the Navy SEALs Oral History series-an intimate look at the world's most efficient and deadly warriors. Snipers have a rich history. This fascinating book follows their tasks and techniques from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars through both World Wars, to the Korean War and Vietnam-the genesis of modern sniping-to... more...
- DK Publishing 2005; US$ 16.95
The complete history of soldiers for hire. From Biblical times and the Crusades through the American Revolution up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, mercenaries-professional soldiers who contract themselves out to the highest bidder-have played a vital role in most, if not all, military and paramilitary campaigns, helping to determine the victors... more...