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  • Friendly Fireby Richard Townsend Bickers

    Pen and Sword 1993; US$ 9.99

    The term "friendly fire", referring to the unintentional killing or wounding of friend or ally, is an emotive one which provokes hostility and indignation; it suggests the incompetence, carelessness or stupidity of those who commit it, and excites pity for its victims. But such errors are often unavoidable or the fault of the injured party.... more...

  • Winter Warfareby Richard N. Armstrong; Joseph G. Welsh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 65.95

    Based on German and Soviet military archival material, this book provides an insight into the tactics and planning for combat in a winter climate. It also studies the mechanisms for change in an army during the course of battle. The first part of the book looks at the tactical pamphlet 'People's Commissar for Defence Order No. 109', as passed by Red... more...

  • Capital Preservationby Russ Glenn

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This work is based on a conference whose objectives were to: explain the significance of urban areas in current and future military operations; and discuss methods and means of seizing, stabilizing, or controlling such areas in the 21st century, for example. more...

  • Ready for Armageddonby Russell Glenn; Sidney W. Atkinson; Michael P. Barbero; Frederick J. Gellert; Scott Gerwehr

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    This work summarizes the proceedings of the fourth annual Urban Operations Conference co-hosted by RAND Arroyo Center and representatives of the Army and Marine Corps. more...

  • Coralling the Trojan Horseby Russell W. Glenn; Randall Steeb; John Matsumura

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This study presents an alternative to continued reliance on close combat urban operations paradigms that require a commitment of large numbers of soldiers to urban operations. It largely focuses on combat operations, but is also applicable to serving objectives inherent during stability missions. more...

  • Urban Battle Command in the 21st Centuryby Russell W. Glenn; Gina Kingston

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    In every operation, the functions of command, control, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and communications are all fundamental to success. But in cities, the dense population, many manmade structures, and other challenges act to severely impede these functions in several ways. more...

  • Urban Combat Service Support Operationsby Russell W. Glenn; Steven Hartman; Scott Gerwehr

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    The inevitability of U.S. armed forces future involvement in urban contingencies worldwide demands that those responsible for arming, manning, sustaining, and otherwise supporting these operations prepare for the challenges inherent in such undertakings. more...

  • Future War In Citiesby Alice Hills

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    This book is the first full-length study of a key security issue confronting the west in the twenty-first century, urban military operations - as currently being undertaken by US and UK forces in Iraq. It relates military operations in cities to the wider study of conflict and security in an era of urbanisation, expeditionary warfare and new power... more...

  • The Architecture of Imperialismby Ellen Fowles Morris

    BRILL 2004; US$ 316.00

    This volume utilizes both archaeological and textual data pertaining to Egyptian military bases to examine the evolution of Egypt's foreign policy in the New Kingdom. The types of structures erected to house soldiers and administrators in Syria-Palestine, Nubia, and Libya differed in ways that do much to illuminate the nature of imperial aims in these... more...

  • A Genius for Deceptionby Nicholas Rankin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 17.99

    In February 1942, intelligence officer Victor Jones erected 150 tents behind British lines in North Africa. "Hiding tanks in Bedouin tents was an old British trick," writes Nicholas Rankin; German general Erwin Rommel not only knew of the ploy, but had copied it himself. Jones knew that Rommel knew. In fact, he counted on it--for these tents... more...