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  • Admiral William A. Moffettby William F. Trimble

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Naval aviation historian William F. Trimble provides a clear and detailed portrait of the man who took on the challenge of forming an aeronautical bureau within the U.S. Navy in 1921 and then nurtured the early development of naval aviation. Describing Admiral William A. Moffett as one of the first high-ranking naval officers to appreciate the importance... more...

  • What Should Armies Do?by John L. Clarke

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This volume focuses on two key elements in the North American and European security debate: the decline of both the external threats to most North American and European states, and that of budgetary resources available for defense. These twin declines are coupled with a desire on the part of civil leaders to engage the military in more domestic tasks... more...

  • Debating European Security and Defense Policyby Maxime H. A. Larivé

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Dr. Larivé questions whether there is such a thing as a European defense and security policy. This book analyzes the integration process by clearly illustrating to the reader the two sides of the argument in order to understand the complexity of the problems in the different stages of the creation and implementation of the European defense policy.... more...

  • Manhood and the Making of the Militaryby Anders Ahlbäck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The creation of Finland’s national conscription army in the wake of its independence from Russia in 1917 aroused intense but conflicting emotions. This book examines the struggles of a new army to find popular acceptance and support, and explores the ways that images of manhood were used in the controversies. Ahlbäck places the situation... more...

  • Knife Fightsby John A Nagl

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    From one of the most important army officers of his generation, a memoir of the revolution in warfare he helped lead, in combat and in Washington When John Nagl was an army tank commander in the first Gulf War of 1991, fresh out of West Point and Oxford, he could already see that America?s military superiority meant that the age of conventional... more...

  • Harrier IIby Lon O. Nordeen

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 21.95

    When the first Harrier strike fighter was introduced by the Royal Air Force in the late 1960s, it was hailed as a technological breakthrough with its speed, vertical, short takeoff and landing capability (V/STOL). Today, the Harrier II is one of the top weapons of choice for ground troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who need effective air support. This... more...

  • The Spearheadersby James J. Altieri; Mir Bahmanyar

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The outlook for a victory of the Allied Powers was dim in the spring of 1942. Britain was being unmercifully bombed and threatened with invasion. Rommel's forces were rampaging across North Africa toward Alexandria. Only two American divisions had arrived in the European theatre. Stationed in Ireland, they were green, untested troops, their combat... more...

  • A Sniper's Conflictby Monty B

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    "I could make out the head and shoulders of the insurgent as he was firing in the prone position. I aimed for the centre area . . . emoved the safety catch and held that point of aim. Then I slowly and deliberately operated my trigger squeezing it gently to the rear. The round impacted into the target just below the shoulder. The target seemed to... more...

  • A Dangerous World?by Christopher A. Preble; John Mueller

    Cato Institute 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this timely edited volume of papers, experts on international security assess, and put in context, the supposed dangers to American security. more...

  • The Spy Catchersby David Horner

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 36.35

    With unprecedented access to their hitherto sealed records, this is the first volume of a remarkable official history of ASIO - a revealing and authoritative account of the early years of Australia's national security intelligence service. more...