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- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.50
From humble beginnings in 1911 with floatplanes, by the 1930s, the US Navy possessed dirigibles and were introducing fighter planes. By the start of WW2, monoplane fighters were replacing bi-planes and a major aircraft carrier build was underway.Fighters such as the Grumman FLF Hellcat and Vought F4U Corsair were joined by carrier attack aircraft such... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
European armed forces have undergone deep changes in the past two decades. Given the breadth of the debate and the size of transformations that took place, it is somewhat surprising that relatively few academic studies have directly dealt with changes in force structure of European militaries, and the Italian armed forces in particular. The focus... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 39.95
As We Recall is the first book of its kind. A collection of reminiscences written by members of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1952, it is a testament to the value of a Naval Academy education. Some stories are of combat in Korea, exploits in space, aerial combat over Vietnam, or development of major weapons systems. Others are stories of life... more...
- Potomac Books 2015; US$ 29.50
National security, a topic routinely discussed behind closed doors by Washington?s political scientists and policy makers, is believed to be an insider?s game. All too often this highly specialized knowledge is assumed to place issues beyond the grasp?and interest?of the American public. Author D. Robert Worley disagrees. The U.S. national security... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 49.95
The book examines the evolution of American naval thinking in the post-Cold War era. It recounts the development of the U.S. Navy?s key strategic documents from the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to the release in 2007 of the U.S. Navy?s maritime strategy, A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower. An insightful and penetrating intellectual... more...
- Potomac Books 2015; US$ 25.00
Faced with a decreasing supply of national troops, dwindling defense budgets, and the ever-rising demand for boots on the ground in global conflicts and humanitarian emergencies, decision makers are left with little choice but to legalize and legitimize the use of private military contractors (PMCs). Outsourcing Security examines the impact that... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94
A volley rings out - a nervous volley it is true, yet a volley. Before the fatal shots are fired I had called the battalion to attention. There is a pause, I wait. I see the medical officer examining the victim. He makes a sign, the subaltern strides forward, a single shot rings out. Life is now extinct... We march back to breakfast... This is war.'... more...
- Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99
?Breaking the Japanese codes shortened the course of the war by two years.? ?General S. J. Chamberlin, General MacArthur?s operations officer. Proclaimed ?one of the most important books ever published on World War II,? Marching Orders provides a stunning account of how the American military?s breaking of the Japanese diplomatic Purple codes... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99
An unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board. Its flight is either controlled autonomously by computers in the vehicle, or under the remote control of a navigator or pilot on the ground or in another vehicle. Drone Warfare is one of the first books to examine the development and use of such... more...