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  • Sustaining the Military Enterpriseby Dennis F.X. Mathaisel

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 109.95

    The U.S. government mandates that all Department of Defense logistic-wide initiatives adopt commercially proven practices and strategies to undergo maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) transformations.  Reasons for the drastic order include aging weapons systems, an aging workforce, limited financial resources, and new technologies, just to name... more...

  • Defence Procurement and Industry Policyby Stefan Markowski; Peter Hall; Robert Wylie

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Arms purchases are among the most expensive, technologically challenging and politically controversial decisions made by modern-day governments. Superpower spending on weapons systems is widely analysed and discussed. But defence procurement in smaller industrial countries involves different issues which receive less attention. This volume presents... more...

  • United States Army Logistics: From the American Revolution to 9/11by Steve Waddell

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    You can train men to fight. You can plan for the invasion. But you can't have success on the battlefield if you cannot move the men and material into position. Success is not possible without logistical support and capabilities. The U.S. Army's logistics system began with practically nothing and through numerous conflicts and periods of peace has... more...

  • Powerlift--Getting to Desert Storm: Strategic Transportation and Strategy in the New World Orderby Doug Menarchik

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 84.00

    Logistics, the movement of forces to battlefields, their supply, and on-going support, is critical to military success. Although this principle is theoretically accepted, the importance of being well-prepared to rapidly transport troops and supplies to distant crisis points has not been complemented, as Menarchik shows, by adequate lift capabilities.... more...

  • Contractors and Warby Christopher Kinsey; Malcolm Patterson

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    The U.S. military is no longer based on a Cold War self-sufficient model. Today's armed forces are a third smaller than they were during the Cold War, and yet are expected to do as much if not more than they did during those years. As a result, a transformation is occurring in the way the U.S. government expects the military to conduct operations?with... more...

  • War for Profitby Charles M. Smith

    Algora Publishing 2012; US$ 23.95

    “WASHINGTON — The Army official who managed the Pentagon’s largest contract in Iraq says he was ousted from his job when he refused to approve paying more than $1 billion in questionable charges to KBR...” (James Risen, New York Times, June 17, 2008). This book by that very Army official provides an eye-opening firsthand account... more...

  • The Radical Generalby Roger Broad

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    Britain's great battlefield generals of World War 2 like Montgomery and Slim would have failed had not General Sir Ronald Adam been appointed Adjutant-General in 1941. As the army's second most senior officer, he was responsible for providing the man-and womanpower for battle. He revolutionised recruitment practices and introduced scientific selection... more...

  • Wearing the Cloakby Marie-Louise Nosch; Henriette Koefoed

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 25.00

    Wearing the Cloak contains nine stimulating chapters on Roman military textiles and equipment that take textile research to a new level. Hear the sounds of the Roman soldiers' clacking belts and get a view on their purchase orders with Egyptian weavers. Could armour be built of linen? Who had access to what kinds of prestigious equipment? And what... more...

  • Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939-1948by Peter Taylor

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 14.99

    As early as 1940 political leaders and military commanders responsible for the conduct of the Allied operations relalised that, after a string of disastrous setbacks, national morale could only be restored by taking offensive action against the enemy. With the limited resources available Churchill’s stirring call to ‘set Europe ablaze’... more...

  • Bullets and Bureaucrats: The Machine Gun and the United States Army, 1861-1916by David Armstrong; Jay Luvaas

    ABC-CLIO 1982; US$ 86.00

    ?This interesting account of the development of the machine gun takes the reader from the Gatling guns of the Civil War to the eve of WWI....This book provides an important look at the inability of military bureaucracy to rise above inertia and find a place for a demonstrably better weapon. It is highly recommended for all service schools and colleges... more...