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Summary: In post-WWII Laos, Vietnamese communists secretly commence to infiltrate the kingdom. They are countered by four dedicated Lao ‘moles’ who try to thwar

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  • Publisher: Monsoon Books
  • ISBN: 1912049791
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: In post-WWII Laos, Vietnamese communists secretly commence to infiltrate the kingdom. They are countered by four dedicated Lao ‘moles’ who try to thwart these aims. Gurkha Colonel Jason Rance is unwittingly dragged into a confrontation between one of the Lao moles and a Thai spy and the mole gives him a ring as a reward for saving his life. During his appointment in Laos as military attaché, Rance becomes a target of the KGB and of the Vietnamese communists, and is sought by the remaining three Lao moles because of the ring in his possession. Rance’s two Lao language instructors are nieces of the Lao king and London hopes that, by stealth, Rance might, through them, persuade the king delay his coronation no further in an effort to prevent the spread of communism southwards. Can the new military attaché manage to do the seemingly impossible? Based on historical fact and the author’s personal experience, Operation Stealth is the fourth in a series of books involving Gurkha military units that may be read in any order and includes Operation Black Rose, Operation Janus, Operation Blind Spot and Operation Four Rings. The author, JP Cross, a much revered retired Gurkha colonel, draws on real characters and events he witnessed across various theatres of war.


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Summary: After the ceasefire in Laos in February 1973, London forbids Colonel Jason Rance, the British Defence Attaché in Laos, from continuing his search for four

  • Author : JP Cross
  • Publisher: Monsoon Books
  • ISBN: 1912049511
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: After the ceasefire in Laos in February 1973, London forbids Colonel Jason Rance, the British Defence Attaché in Laos, from continuing his search for four Lao ‘moles’, who work within the Communist Party and wear a dedicated ring as a talisman. Unsanctioned contingency plans are therefore made by others for Rance to continue his work with the moles, the ‘Four Rings’, in an unattributable Operation Four Rings. But Rance remains ignorant of the plan and does not know he is in imminent danger. The communists now suspect the Four Rings as well as Colonel Rance and they launch their own Operation Four Rings: to kill the four moles and the British Defence Attaché. The tightest of races ensues. Based on historical fact and the author’s personal experience, Operation Four Rings is the fifth in a series of books involving Gurkha military units and includes Operation Black Rose, Operation Janus, Operation Blind Spot and Operation Stealth. The author, a retired Gurkha colonel, draws on real characters and events he witnessed across various theatres of war.


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Summary: Set in the midst of the Cold War, Stealth Gambit is a compelling, realistic tale of espionage between the CIA and the Soviet KGB. An ambitious but naïve C

  • Author : Wesley B. Truitt
  • Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
  • ISBN: 1480919284
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 276
  • Language: English
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Description: Set in the midst of the Cold War, Stealth Gambit is a compelling, realistic tale of espionage between the CIA and the Soviet KGB. An ambitious but naïve Columbia University graduate student, Nick Butler, is recruited by the CIA. He poses as an industrial spy for a major U.S. aerospace company, stealing classified military airplane technology from NATO aerospace companies for his company's use. The data is false—supplied to him by British, French, and U.S. intelligence. Believing the data is genuine, KGB female agents take the technology from him to assist Soviet aircraft design bureaus in their race for air supremacy against the U.S. Air Force. To obtain his industrial secrets, KGB women agents seduce our unsuspecting hero, who later finds out who they really work for—Yuri Andropov, Chairman of the powerful KGB. As the tension mounts later in the story, our handsome hero lets the KGB rob what they believe is the ultimate prize—stealth airplane designs from two leading U.S. companies. The designs are fakes. During these activities, he unearths a network of KGB moles operating within the U.S. headed by the FBI's Deputy Director for Counter-Intelligence. The story unfolds in exciting locations: New York; London; Paris; Moscow; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles. There are scenes at Columbia University, the Farnborough and Paris Air Shows, KGB Headquarters, the Pentagon, the CIA, and the White House.


Pdf ebook: Reeds Vol 14: Stealth Warship Technology

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Summary: First book to give an insight into a growing area of interest - stealth warship technology - which is crucial for future developments in warship constructi

  • Author : Christopher Lavers
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408175525
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: First book to give an insight into a growing area of interest - stealth warship technology - which is crucial for future developments in warship construction. It demonstrates the importance of materials used in warship construction and how this influences all of a naval platform's design parameters. Stealth technology is now considered a critical component within warship design, with interest in the concept of stealth increasing around the globe as naval forces adapt to new challenges. Many new developing nations are now implementing their first generation of stealth technology military hardware. This exciting book explores the full extent of threats to warships and thus the transformational change in naval architecture to incorporate these modern stealth technologies. Discussing the history of stealth technology, with references to well-known aircraft, ships and events in military history, the book also provides readers with a unique opportunity to develop an understanding of the specialist skills required in this naval sector. This is an essential read for anyone interested in stealth design and the issues involved in this evolving technology.


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Summary: With its futuristic and unmistakable design, the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk, the so-called ‘Stealth Fighter’, was the wonder of the age. Virtually undet

  • Author : Mihajlo (Mike) S Mijajlovi?,Djordje S Ani?i?
  • Publisher: Air World
  • ISBN: 1526780453
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Language: English
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Description: With its futuristic and unmistakable design, the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk, the so-called ‘Stealth Fighter’, was the wonder of the age. Virtually undetectable by radar, this ground-attack aircraft could slip unseen through enemy defences to deliver its deadly payload on unsuspecting targets. Its effectiveness had been well demonstrated during the Gulf War of 1991, during which the F-117A achieved almost legendary status. But, at 20.42 hours on 27 March 1999, the military and aviation worlds were stunned when the impossible happened – a virtually obsolete Soviet-built surface-to-air missile system which had first been developed more than thirty years earlier, detected and shot down an F-117A, callsign ‘Vega 31’. This incident took place during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia during the Kosovo War. It was, and remains, at least officially, the only time that a stealth aircraft was detected and shot down by a ground-based missile system. In this book the authors, both of whom served in the Kosovo War, take the reader through every moment of that astounding event, from both the perspective of Lieutenant Colonel Dani’s 3rd Battalion, 250th Air Defence Missile Brigade, a Yugolsav Army unit, and that of the pilot of the F-117A, Lieutenant Colonel Darrell Patrick Zelko, who ejected and survived the loss of his aircraft. The reader is placed in the cabin of the missile fire control centre and alongside ‘Dale’ Zelko in the cockpit of his stealth fighter as each second dramatically unfolds. Stealth characteristics are now regarded as a standard part of modern military aircraft design but with each generation of aircraft becoming increasingly, almost cripplingly, expensive to produce and operate compared with the simpler surface-to-air defence systems, the outcome of the battle between missile and stealth hangs in the balance. That this is the case might be seen in the strange fact that it is claimed that two other F-117As did not return to the U.S. at the end of the Kosovo War, though, mysteriously, their fate has never been revealed. Were they too victims of Yugoslav missiles? Though intended for the general reader, Shooting Down the Stealth Fighter covers the technical details of the weapons involved and their deployment – and the authors should know, as one of them, Djordje Anicic, was a member of the Yugoslav team which brought down Zelko’s aircraft.


Pdf ebook: The Handbook of Homicide

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Summary: The Handbook of Homicide presents a series of original essays by renowned authors from around the world, reflecting the latest scholarship on the nature, c

  • Author : Fiona Brookman,Edward R. Maguire,Mike Maguire
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118924487
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 768
  • Language: English
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Description: The Handbook of Homicide presents a series of original essays by renowned authors from around the world, reflecting the latest scholarship on the nature, causes, and patterns of homicide, as well as policies and practices for its investigation and prevention. Includes comprehensive coverage of the complex phenomenon of homicide and its various forms Features original contributions from an esteemed team of global experts and scholars with chapters highlighting the authors’ original research Represents the first internationally-focused collection of the latest research on the nature and causes of homicide Covers both the causes and dynamics of homicide, as well as policies and practices intended to address it


Pdf ebook: Operation Red Tidings

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Summary: Malaya, 1954: Chin Peng, Secretary General of the Malayan Communist Party, listens with excitement as the early morning Radio Malaya broadcaster announces

  • Author : JP Cross
  • Publisher: Monsoon Books
  • ISBN: 1912049953
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Malaya, 1954: Chin Peng, Secretary General of the Malayan Communist Party, listens with excitement as the early morning Radio Malaya broadcaster announces the death of a British Lieutenant Colonel and his two Gurkha escorts in a guerrilla ambush by communist terrorists (CTs) on the Jelebu Pass. Jason Rance, an English company commander in a Gurkha battalion during the Malayan Emergency, is the jungle expert tasked with tracking down the CTs. His tradecraft on jungle ops is unsurpassed and he is at home in the never-ending green of trees, vines, creepers and undergrowth as he leads his Gurkhas through the permanent semi-twilight. Meanwhile, Rance’s boyhood friend, Ah Fat, a member of the Malayan Communist Party (MCP) and a government mole, seditiously edits a new MCP newspaper, Red Tidings, and passes secrets to a government preparing for self-rule. Can Rance and Ah Fat meet before the Baling Peace Talks and can secret files from USSR and China be handed over in time for the new Malayan government to take appropriate action?


Pdf ebook: Operation Black Rose

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Summary: In 1938 Malaya, Japanese intelligence officers and pro-Independence Indians conspire to test their suspicions about British intelligence officer Philip Ran

  • Author : JP Cross
  • Publisher: Monsoon Books
  • ISBN: 1912049597
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: In 1938 Malaya, Japanese intelligence officers and pro-Independence Indians conspire to test their suspicions about British intelligence officer Philip Rance by attempting to burgle his office. The plot is foiled by Rance’s teenage son, Jason, who must move to England to escape revenge. Singapore and Malaya fall to the Japanese and captured Indian POWs are enlisted in the anti-British ‘Indian National Army’ under Subhas Chandra Bose. All four unsuccessful burglars are involved: one re-enters India by submarine, two by parachute and the fourth is sent to fight against British forces in Burma. Having been commissioned in India, the young Jason Rance now serves in a Gurkha battalion. Detailed to teach the Chinese army in India about Bren guns before being attached to a Nepalese unit for sniper work, he finds himself unwittingly involved against all four renegades who try to kill him. Based on historical fact and the author’s personal knowledge, Operation Black Rose is the first in a series of books involving Gurkha military units that may be read in any order and includes Operation Janus, Operation Blind Spot, Operation Stealth and Operation Four Rings. The author, a retired Gurkha colonel, draws on real characters and events he witnessed across various theatres of war.


Pdf ebook: The Parent's Guide to the U.S. Navy

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Summary: Military ways are quite enigmatic, resulting in an alien world where acronyms often replace words and where “1330” is a time of day. Add to that, the N

  • Author : Thomas J. Cutler
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • ISBN: 1682471764
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Military ways are quite enigmatic, resulting in an alien world where acronyms often replace words and where “1330” is a time of day. Add to that, the Navy is not only military, it is nautical, which means that centuries of sea-going terminology and practices are added to the confusion. While the young men and women who sign on to become Sailors in the United States Navy receive extensive indoctrination and training, their parents do not. As their sons and daughters are becoming uniformed, the parents soon find themselves rapidly becoming uninformed. This book serves as the antidote to that debilitating disease of “uninformity.” In these pages parents will find many of the mysteries of the Navy explained. It is both a translation guide—helping parents to understand the many new terms they will be hearing—and also a cultural guide, an explanation of their son’s or daughter’s chosen new world that includes high standards and a level of dedication not found in most walks of life. Alongside chapters covering uniforms, ranks, ships, and aircraft, parents will find explanations and guidance as to what to expect when their child first joins the Navy, the many benefits their Sailor will enjoy, and what parents should bring and do when visiting their Sailors in their new and somewhat alien world. Derived from another Naval Institute Press book by the same author, The Citizen’s Guide to the U.S. Navy, this informative book is a highly accessible guide that explains the strange ways of the Navy in terms that non-Sailors can understand. In nine short chapters, the author reveals such things as the many titles that military people have, the various alphanumeric designations that military personnel use to identify and distinguish themselves, the organization of the Navy and the Department of Defense, the origins and practices of such things as saluting, flag etiquette, side boys, and odd language (such as “aye-aye”), and an explanation of the many missions of the Navy. Also included is a primer on the various ships and aircraft that make up today’s fleet, a guide to “reading” a uniform, and the demystification of such things as the phonetic alphabet and military time. Designed to be an easy read for those who want the whole story, The Parent’s Guide to the Navy is also a useful reference work, easily “navigated” to find needed information. While parents need not be experts on the Navy, there is a middle ground that this book serves by providing a readable, edifying, and often entertaining explanation of this important but sometimes mysterious branch of the U.S. armed forces.


Pdf ebook: The Book of Morgan

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Summary: The original title of this collection was The Many Realities of Ynot Nagrom—this because some of the people who may have read my novels and/or a few of t

  • Author : Tony Morgan
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1503555585
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 276
  • Language: English
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Description: The original title of this collection was The Many Realities of Ynot Nagrom—this because some of the people who may have read my novels and/or a few of the short stories contained in this volume have asked me if I consider myself a science fiction writer. As you will see, many of these thirty stories and essays are far from that genre; therefore, I do not consider myself to be such a writer. Rather, I see myself at times consumed with the possibilities of alternative realities. For instance, what if —there was a way the South would have been able to win the battle of Gettysburg and, with it, the Civil War, —the Titanic had missed the iceberg, —we were able to build a Super Hadron Collider the circumference of the moon, which then opened a parallel universe to ours, and —George Custer had not chosen to leave his two Gatling guns behind on his way to the Little Bighorn? As the cover proclaims, I have also included my literary essays, short stories, and personal tales for all of you. And as the Koran begins, “Not a word of this book should you doubt.” Tony Morgan


Pdf ebook: Pop Culture Goes to War

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Summary: Pop Culture Goes to War, by Geoff Martin and Erin Steuter, explores the persistence of and opposition to militarism in American life. It provides a compreh

  • Author : Geoff Martin,Erin Steuter
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739146823
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
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Description: Pop Culture Goes to War, by Geoff Martin and Erin Steuter, explores the persistence of and opposition to militarism in American life. It provides a comprehensive overview of the role of toys, video games, music, television and movies in supporting contemporary militarism. Resistance to militarism is highlighted through the traditional mediums of music and movies, and increasingly through the arts, 'culture jamming,' and the satire of The Daily Show, The Onion, The Simpsons, The Colbert Report, and South Park.


Pdf ebook: Nevada Warbird Survivors 2002

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Summary: During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of Nevada. Commercial operators have e

  • Author : Harold Skaarup
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 059523920X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 190
  • Language: English
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Description: During the twentieth century, civil and military aviation has played a prominent role in the history and development of Nevada. Commercial operators have exploited the advantages offered by aircraft to overcome its unique challenges of geography and climate. By virtue of Nevada’s clear skies and wide open spaces and its placement surrounded by California, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona, a wide variety of military aircraft have been based there through the years. The list of military aircraft types that made up the tapestry of Nevada aviation is as extensive as the list of legendary figures who have contributed to its amazing history. Great numbers of fighter pilots in particular have practiced their advanced flying skills here. While most of the military aircraft types no longer grace the airspace over Nevada, many can be viewed in their former splendor as they stand as gate guards or museum exhibits. This booklet provides a comprehensive guide to where these restored aircraft can be found. Complementing the details concerning aircraft specifications and roles, the author has included many facts. Finally, the descriptions of the recovery, restoration and preservation efforts stand as a tribute to the many volunteers who have devoted time, energy and financial support to ensure this rich heritage is preserved.


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Summary: The Drone Debate offers a thorough investigation of the where, why, how, and when of the U.S.’s use of UAVs. Beginning with a historical overview of the

  • Author : Avery Plaw,Matthew S. Fricker,Carlos Colon
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442230606
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 348
  • Language: English
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Description: The Drone Debate offers a thorough investigation of the where, why, how, and when of the U.S.’s use of UAVs. Beginning with a historical overview of the use of drones in warfare, it then addresses whether targeted killing operations are strategically wise, whether they are permissible under international law, and the related ethical issues. It also looks at the political factors behind the use of drones, including domestic and global attitudes toward their use and potential issues of proliferation and escalation. Finally, the use of drones by other countries, such as Israel and China, is examined. Each chapter features a case study that highlights particular incidents and patterns of operation in specific regions, including Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, and Libya and strike types (signature strikes, personality strikes, etc.).


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  • Author : David Gomadza
  • Publisher: David Gomadza
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 384
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Description: A suspenseful romantic action-packed thriller. A gorgeous young lady turned Most Wanted. A romantic trip and a love to die for. A hidden secret. An evil brutal regime practicing a cult they believe existed even before God created the world. Until the regime is stopped life is on the line. A must read. ABOUT THE SERIES EVELINA A secret cult that existed even before this world was created is still at the center of murder a thousand years later. A ruthless regime is using this cult to run rampage and havoc. A corrupt and evil world where murder is the norm. A place so dark and scary where they all come out in numbers where they are slaughtered in thousands. A place where they are naked:-no rights, hopes, or anything to hang on to. A place where the only hope and courage is the heart-engraved-belief that someone will solve God's Dilemma and rise to save humanity. A pledge to fight to the death because the sole existence of the regime is to restore the lost kingdom of darkness at humanity's expense. Where restoring it means slaughtering two-thirds of the world's population in 48 hours known as the 48 Hours of Darkness. It's a story of great courage in the face of death. The rise of Tomorrow's World Order citing the system as the root of all evil setting a collision course with the regime. The suspenseful questions are when and of what magnitude will the collision be and the devastating outcome? Will the regime allow a system change? Where stakes are high and the regime will defend the system at any cost will they succeed and at what cost? How can mankind survive the most feared devil's ghosts? Are you to be the lucky few to be spared in the 48 hours of darkness? Is mankind doomed or there is hope? What is God's Dilemma and can it really be solved? Unless God's Dilemma is solved mankind is doomed. A race against time where it's a matter of life or death for the strongest men let alone for Evelina caught up in all this. Will she survive the greatest manhunt since the world was created with everyone after her with the most powerful man demanding her too? Only one way to find out. Get this book right now.


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Summary: Written by the former chief foreign policy advisor to the Turkish president and based on unprecedented access to official documents and communiques, this b

  • Author : Gürcan Balik
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786730812
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Written by the former chief foreign policy advisor to the Turkish president and based on unprecedented access to official documents and communiques, this book gives the inside story of Turkish US relations from the first Gulf War, through debates on the Iraqi Kurdish question, the 2003 invasion of Iraq and into the present day. Using events in Iraq as the basis for a theoretical case study, Gurcan Balik argues that Turkey influenced US foreign policy on several key occasions, and that Turkish support was instrumental in the first intervention in Iraq. After Iraq's 1991 uprisings, however, Turkey's interests in the Middle East began to diverge from those of the US, and their relationship gradually deteriorated, evident in Turkey's refusal to open up its northern border to aid the US advance to Baghdad in 2003. Balik contends that an 'Iraq gap' then emerged, which has since had major implications for the Turkish economy and for the future of the Middle East.Turkey and the US in the Middle East contains hitherto unpublished primary source material, and is an essential addition to the scholarship of the period."


Pdf ebook: Routledge Handbook of Air Power

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Summary: The Routledge Handbook of Air Power offers a comprehensive overview of the political purposes and military importance of air power. Despite its increasing

  • Author : John Andreas Olsen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351802739
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 406
  • Language: English
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Description: The Routledge Handbook of Air Power offers a comprehensive overview of the political purposes and military importance of air power. Despite its increasing significance in international relations, statecraft and war, the phenomenon of air power remains controversial and little understood beyond its tactical and technological prominence. This volume provides a comprehensive survey designed to contribute to a deep and sophisticated understanding of air power. Containing contributions from academics and service personnel, the book comprises five sections: - Part I Foundation: the essence of air power - Part II Roles and functions: delivering air power - Part III Cross-domain integration: applying air power - Part IV Political–social–economic environment: air power in its strategic context - Part V Case studies: air power in its national context Examining a series of themes and factors that contribute to an understanding of the utility and applicability of air power, this Handbook focuses on the essence of air power, identifies its roles and functions, and places air power in its wider strategic and national contexts. The Routledge Handbook of Air Power will be of great interest to students of air power, strategic studies, defence studies, security studies and IR, as well as to military professionals and policy-makers.


Pdf ebook: The U.S. Combat Aircraft Industry, 1909-2000

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Summary: Drawing on primary and secondary sources on the aircraft industry, this report provides a brief survey of industry structure, innovation, and competition i

  • Author : Mark A. Lorell
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • ISBN: 083303605X
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Number of Pages: 158
  • Language: English
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Description: Drawing on primary and secondary sources on the aircraft industry, this report provides a brief survey of industry structure, innovation, and competition in the U.S. fixed-wing combat aircraft industry from its earliest days to the present. It supports a much larger research effort examining the future of the structure, innovation, and competition of the U.S. military aircraft industrial base that responds to congressional concerns about that future.


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Summary: India is the world’s largest democracy with nearly 70 years of independent existence. Its unique and ever-changing nature has sparked a great degree of a

  • Author : Atul K. Thakur
  • Publisher: Niyogi Books
  • ISBN: 9385285637
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 448
  • Language: English
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Description: India is the world’s largest democracy with nearly 70 years of independent existence. Its unique and ever-changing nature has sparked a great degree of academic debate, both before and since Independence. The beauty of India is that there are many kinds of Indias. Understanding the fundamentals that have given birth to such multiplicity across various segments is especially imperative in the present day, when the ‘Idea of India’ is keenly contested. Our nation has the world’s largest youth population and is undergoing tectonic social and political changes at present; therefore, understanding what directions India may take in the future is essential for every thinking individual. India Now and in Transition is an enquiry into possible futures, based on current happenings. Featuring contributions from leading thinkers and scholars in diverse fields, each essay in this volume critically analyses a major theme of India’s present, to propose the likely way ahead for our emergent nation. Covering the fields of politics and governance, economics and development, security and foreign policy, society and culture and language and literature, the book shows that—while beset with both internal and external challenges on many fronts—India isn’t waiting for its moment, it’s making its moment happen.


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Summary: From the moment man learned how to ascend off the ground, the strategic significance of air intelligence became apparent. This relatively new discipline_th

  • Author : Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 9780810862944
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: From the moment man learned how to ascend off the ground, the strategic significance of air intelligence became apparent. This relatively new discipline_the first dedicated air reconnaissance missions were undertaken in 1870 during the siege of Paris when tethered French balloons were employed to spot enemy positions and direct artillery fire onto them_has developed at an astonishing speed. Over the past century air intelligence has moved from hazardous observation balloons to micro-circuitry, which can send pictures from a video camera mounted on a remotely-controlled vehicle the size of a hummingbird. The Historical Dictionary of Air Intelligence relates the evolving history of the rapidly advancing field of air intelligence. A chronology, an introductory essay, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on the agencies, agents, operations, equipment, tradecraft, and jargon of air intelligence make this reference as essential as it is fascinating.


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Summary: Legend holds that in centuries past, a great king was laid to rest, leaving a promise to wake again when the world would need him most. Could eleven-year-o

  • Author : Laurel Colless
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1504389107
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 416
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Description: Legend holds that in centuries past, a great king was laid to rest, leaving a promise to wake again when the world would need him most. Could eleven-year-old Peter Blue be that sleeping king? He sleeps more than we do! complain the old people at the Gum Tree Rest Home in the Australian bush, where Peter has lived since his parents were killed by wildfire. When a pesky wizard-type pulls Peter out of a nap, telling him to wake up and save the world, Peter isnt interested. Its only when a strange clue in his birthday treasure hunt leads him to Dads Global Advanced Intelligence Agency (GAIA) jacket that Peter starts to change his mind. In the pocket, he finds a card for Spiral HallSecret School for the Ecodemically Gifted. The Anthrog forces are rising on earth. They feed on the stench of human greed, and right now its a free lunch. The Anthrogs also want to get to GAIA using Peters high-tech jacket as the key. Can Peter get to GAIA before the Anthrogs get to him? Peter Blues legend-inspired story combines the magic of a child confronting a promise from another lifetime with the realism of climate change, which Peter and the initiates at Spiral Hall are destined to take on.


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  • Author : Carl Fellstrom
  • Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
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  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: In 2004, the murder of a middle-aged couple in their village bungalow lifted the lid on the great untold story of British organised crime. The slaughter of Joan and John Stirland revealed an evil empire of powerful ganglords, contract killings and police corruption. At its dark heart was the East Midlands city of Nottingham. A prosperous centre of business, education and leisure, Nottingham had fallen under the shadow of vicious gangsters. Eventually its police were investigating so many murders that their boss had to appeal to other forces for help, and the influx of drugs and weapons saw the city labelled "Gun Capital UK". HOODS traces the roots of the gangs, revealing how economic dislocation and the clash of cultures between working-class white residents and black immigrants from the 1950s onwards created an alienated underclass. In the 1990s, a more malignant breed of organised criminal emerged. Crime families who had been involved in armed robbery, protection rackets and extortion now sought to control the recreational drugs trade and forged links across Europe to import wholesale quantities of cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamines. By 2002, shootings were running at one a week. HOODS uncovers how outlaw Yardies pioneered the sale of crack cocaine and imported the ruthless violence of the Jamaican ghettos; how young black gangs from the so-called NG Triangle of the Meadows, St Ann’s and Radford areas clashed in a series of turf wars; how the shadowy Dawes Cartel built a lucrative international drugs empire; and how the Bestwood Cartel and its terrifying leader, Colin Gunn, corrupted police officers and left dead and maimed in its wake. As local police struggled to cope with the mayhem, MI5 and the National Crime Squad launched a massive undercover investigation into the Nottingham ‘untouchables’. It led ultimately to the dismantling of some of the UK’s most powerful crime networks. HOODS is a stark account of what happens when the rule of the gun supplants the rule of law and fear stalks the streets.


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  • Author : Steve Wilkins,Jonathan Hill
  • Publisher: Seven Dials
  • ISBN: 1841884510
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: The dramatic, compelling bestselling true story of how a serial killer was finally unmasked after evading justice for more than twenty years Now a major TV series starring Luke Evans 1980s. In the beautiful, unspoiled landscape of Pembrokeshire, a serial killer is at large: two double murders; an assault; the rape and assault of two teenagers - all potentially the work of one man. This is the fascinating true story of a brutal murderer and the detectives who worked the cold case for six years in order to bring him to justice. Combining cutting edge forensic techniques with old fashioned detective work, a team of detectives worked to build a case against their prime suspect. But it was a race against time: would he strike again? No one could predict that the killer's appearance on a gameshow would provide bizarre but crucial evidence. The operation is now recognised as one of the greatest cold case reviews ever undertaken in the UK. The killer is now serving a "life means life" sentence. Perfect for fans of The Serpent


Pdf ebook: Bond, James Bond

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  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN: 1642505463
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 224
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Description: Breaking Down Six Decades of James Bond Movies #1 New Release in Action & Adventure Movies & Video, and Movie Reference Hosts Mike Kalinowski and Brad Gilmore team up in this comprehensive examination of the longest running film series in the history of cinema. In Bond, James Bond, they explore the cinematic history of the James Bond collection to celebrate everything it got right and reflect on everything it got wrong. The complete cinematic biographies of James Bond. Since his initial portrayal by Sean Connery, James Bond has become a timeless icon worldwide. Now, comes the first-ever era-by-era breakdown of the much loved international spy—on and off the silver screen. Following the men who portrayed James Bond—Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, Roger Moore, and Sean Connery—readers will discover the characteristics that made him resonate, as well as the less glamorous relics that made him evolve. For fans of the Ian Fleming James Bond novels and movies. Cinephiles and fans can finally unscramble some of the best action movies of all time. Covering everything from cars to court cases, Bond, James Bond looks at the evolution of the 007 movies from all angles. Featuring bonus chapters on Bond women and musical scores, inside, you’ll also find: • The origins of 007 in the early James Bond books • Off-screen politics, drama, and movements that shifted the series trajectory • The “other” James Bond, comic books, and animated series If you’re looking for Father’s Day gifts, gifts for men, or James Bond gifts—and enjoyed books like Some Kind of Hero, Nobody Does it Better, or Shaken—then you’ll love Bond, James Bond.


Pdf ebook: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Guardian

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Summary: Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new a

  • Author : Jack Campbell
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101622466
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 432
  • Language: English
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Description: Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse. To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives of the Dancers, an alien species, but also with Invincible, a captured warship that could possibly be the most valuable object in human history. Despite the peace treaty that Geary must adhere to at all costs, the Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet’s journey back grueling and perilous. And even if Geary escorts Invincible and the Dancers’ representatives home unharmed, the Syndics’ attempts to spread dissent and political unrest may have already sown the seeds of the Alliance’s destruction...


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  • Author : Katherine Center
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345519221
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: How do you change your luck? A young woman chooses to look for happiness in this marvelously entertaining and poignant novel from the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire. “A hilarious and touching take on what it means to be a grown-up.”—Julie Buxbaum, author of Admission and Tell Me Three Things Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job. So she goes home to Houston—and her sister, Mackie—for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby—and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea—an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once—instead of the other way around. But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line—and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too.


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Summary: Betrayal awaits in the shadows. After surviving a sneak attack by the Azoren Federation, Captain Faith Benson must forge an alliance with the Gulmar Union.

  • Author : P R Adams
  • Publisher: Promethean Tales
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: Betrayal awaits in the shadows. After surviving a sneak attack by the Azoren Federation, Captain Faith Benson must forge an alliance with the Gulmar Union. But before she can connect with her potential allies, disaster strikes. Now the freshly minted captain has to contend with a crumbling government and troublesome subordinates. Her leadership skills are put to the test, even as allies try to root out traitors and conspiracies. And when an unexpected threat presents itself, all the efforts put into diplomacy collapse. With time running out, Faith has to find a way not only to salvage the alliance but to save her fleet. Ready for twists and turns? Then get your copy of this riveting military space opera tale today!


Pdf ebook: Contemporary Government Reform in Japan

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Summary: This book examines several major reforms in Japan - in the postal business, transportation, telecommunications and technology - and evaluates the impact of

  • Author : E. Kawabata
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230601081
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 230
  • Language: English
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Description: This book examines several major reforms in Japan - in the postal business, transportation, telecommunications and technology - and evaluates the impact of these changes since the early 1980s. Conceptually, the book presents the dual state as being a fundamental feature of the Japanese political economy that determines government reform dynamics.


Pdf ebook: Grin And Bear It

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Summary: Question: How am I, a smart, confident — and did I mention, innocent? — woman supposed to react when smack-dab in the middle of my messy divorce the si

  • Author : Leslie LaFoy
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1552543854
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Question: How am I, a smart, confident — and did I mention, innocent? — woman supposed to react when smack-dab in the middle of my messy divorce the single-engine plane of my soon-to-be ex-husband crashes into the mountains of Montana's Bitterroot National Forest and I become the prime suspect in his disappearance?* *Did I also forget to mention that there was no body? (There is a very strong possibility it has been dragged away by bears. Yes, bears.) Answer: Grin and bear it — like I've done most of my adult life — only now, I've decided, I'm going to be the one asking the important questions (see above) and not taking any answers at face value...


Pdf ebook: THE SWAT CYCLOPEDIA

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Summary: As SWAT has become more established within the police community, a certain language and jargon has also evolved with it. THE SWAT CYCLOPEDIA has been devel

  • Author : Richard A. Haynes
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • ISBN: 0398083436
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Number of Pages: 162
  • Language: English
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Description: As SWAT has become more established within the police community, a certain language and jargon has also evolved with it. THE SWAT CYCLOPEDIA has been developed as a basic reference for this terminology as well as other state-of-the-art information associated with the police special weapons and tactics function. Within this source is a wide range of technical data pertaining to the tactical topics of training, equipment, deployment, operational strategies, slang, quotes, helpful hints and historical details, along with scores of other informative features. So that a more comprehensive understanding of the world of SWAT can be obtained, such topics as counter-terrorism, domestic terrorism, and international terrorism have also been included. In order to make the book more useful, many of the terms in the text have been cross-referenced. It will be of interest to police officers assigned to a SWAT team, as well as to those individuals who are interested in tactical response operations and what is involved in this law enforcement function. The manual encompasses certain administrative considerations that pertain to the organization and management of an agency's SWAT program, and therefore, it is also designed to provide particular assistance to the tactical commander seeking solutions or to the law enforcement executive who may be planning the incorporation of a special weapons and tactics unit within his or her agency.


Pdf ebook: Missing Persons

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Summary: A missing person is an individual whose whereabouts are unknown and where there is some concern for his or her wellbeing. In the UK, around 250,000 people

  • Author : Karen Shalev Greene,Llian Alys
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317095529
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 252
  • Language: English
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Description: A missing person is an individual whose whereabouts are unknown and where there is some concern for his or her wellbeing. In the UK, around 250,000 people are reported missing every year, with the majority being children under the age of 18. Despite the fact that missing persons are a social phenomenon which encompasses vast areas of interest, relatively little is known about those who go missing, what happens to them while they are missing, and what can be done to prevent these incidents from occurring. This groundbreaking book brings together for the first time ideas and expertise across this vast subject area into one interconnected publication. It explores the subjects of missing children, missing adults, the investigative process of missing person cases, and the families of missing persons. Those with no prior knowledge or professionals with focused knowledge in some areas will be able to expand their understanding of a variety of topics relevant to this field through detailed chapters which advance our understanding of this complex phenomenon, discuss what is unknown, and suggest the best and most important steps forward to further advance our knowledge.


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Summary: The Hindu Civilization is a wounded civilization continuously invaded and occupied since 900 AD for almost 1000 years and over 10 generations. Since 1947 i

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  • Publisher: Notion Press
  • ISBN: 1637146256
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 234
  • Language: English
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Description: The Hindu Civilization is a wounded civilization continuously invaded and occupied since 900 AD for almost 1000 years and over 10 generations. Since 1947 it is under attack culturally, its history doubted and distorted, its Macaulay education system manipulated to keep generations of Hindus ignorant of their past greatness and incapable of defining and defending their ancient identity. Today the existence of the Hindus as a Civilization, a nation and a society is under threat, encircled by the combined threat of an aggressive China, a nuclear Wahabi Pakistan and by Jihadist motivated by Ghazwa-e-Hind. US withdrawal from Afghanistan, the revival of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, the growing attack on Hindu lives and property in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the Kidnapping and forceful conversion of young Hindu girls create fear and panic among the Hindus of India. The Hindus have been constantly denied their Nationhood by forces both within and outside the country. The loss of the cradle of the Arya civilization in Indus Valley and Central Asia, the breakup of their motherland for the creation of Pakistan and Bangladesh and the claims for more Indian territory by China and Pakistan, releases an emotional tsunami wave of pent up nationalism and patriotism in the Hindus of India. It is in this background that Kalki rises like a phoenix galvanizing Hindus from every nook and corner of the country spanning their apparent diversity, uniting them under the banner of Patriotism for their motherland.


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Summary: An unprecedented investigation into the shocking realities of gun crime on Britain's streets. Guns and Gangs lifts the lid on a hugely important modern-day

  • Author : Graeme McLagan
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby
  • ISBN: 0749015888
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: An unprecedented investigation into the shocking realities of gun crime on Britain's streets. Guns and Gangs lifts the lid on a hugely important modern-day problem - an expensive problem both in terms of money and young lives. After terrorism, the single greatest worry for law enforcement agencies is gun crime, and in particular 'black on black' shooting. McLagan has had exclusive access to police files and case histories. Alongside his findings from these records are interviews with police officers, victims and their families, witnesses, lawyers and perpetrators of gun crime. The result is a unique, fascinating and horrifying exposé of the disturbing truth behind this plague on our streets.


Pdf ebook: The NATO Intervention in Libya

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Summary: This book explores ‘lessons learned’ from the military intervention in Libya by examining key aspects of the 2011 NATO campaign. NATO’s intervention

  • Author : Kjell Engelbrekt,Marcus Mohlin,Charlotte Wagnsson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134514107
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: This book explores ‘lessons learned’ from the military intervention in Libya by examining key aspects of the 2011 NATO campaign. NATO’s intervention in Libya had unique features, rendering it unlikely to serve as a model for action in other situations. There was an explicit UN Security Council mandate to use military force, a strong European commitment to protect Libyan civilians, Arab League political endorsement and American engagement in the critical, initial phase of the air campaign. Although the seven-month intervention stretched NATO’s ammunition stockpiles and political will almost to their respective breaking points, the definitive overthrow of the Gaddafi regime is universally regarded as a major accomplishment. With contributions from a range of key thinkers and analysts in the field, the book first explains the law and politics of the intervention, starting out with deliberations in NATO and at the UN Security Council, both noticeably influenced by the concept of a Responsibility to Protect (R2P). It then goes on to examine a wide set of military and auxiliary measures that governments and defence forces undertook in order to increasingly tilt the balance against the Gaddafi regime and to bring about an end to the conflict, as well as to the intervention proper, while striving to keep the number of NATO and civilian casualties to a minimum. This book will be of interest to students of strategic studies, history and war studies, and IR in general.


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Summary: Geopolitical conditions influence all strategic behaviour - even when cooperation among different kinds of military power is expected as the norm, action h

  • Author : Colin S. Gray,Geoffrey Sloan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135265097
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Geopolitical conditions influence all strategic behaviour - even when cooperation among different kinds of military power is expected as the norm, action has to be planned and executed in specific physical environments. The geographical world cannot be avoided, and it happens to be 'organized' into land, sea, air and space - and possibly the electromagnetic spectrum including 'cyberspace'. Although the meaning of geography for strategy is a perpetual historical theme, explicit theory on the subject is only one hundred years old. Ideas about the implication of geographical, especially spatial, relationships for political power - which is to say 'geopolitics'- flourished early in the twentieth century. Divided into theory and practice sections, this volume covers the big names such as Mackinder, Mahan and Haushofer, as well as looking back at the vital influence of weather and geography on naval power in the long age of sail (sixteenth to nineteenth centuries). It also looks forward to the consequences of the revival of geopolitics in post-Soviet Russia and the new space-based field of "astropolitics".


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Summary: Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds Revised edition of The Archangel and the Oxcart Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackb

  • Author : Jeannette Remak
  • Publisher: Speaking Volumes
  • ISBN: 1628157321
  • Genre: History
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  • Language: English
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Description: Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds Revised edition of The Archangel and the Oxcart Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds—brings to life the unique and mesmerizing story of Kelly Johnson’s Lockheed Blackbirds; The A-12 Cygnus, M-21/D-21 mother daughter reconnaissance drone, the YF-12 Interceptor and of course, the magnificent SR-71. As the Cold War became more deadly, the United States needed to find answers to the Soviet Union and their dangerous games. As the USSR progressed in technology, the United States had a need to know what was happening on the other side of the Iron Curtain. The "spy on the ground" was not viable anymore. The CIA had to find an answer to replace that spy. Aerial Reconnaissance in the U.S. was in trouble. The USAF was recycling its WWII methods of aerial reconnaissance. The "Silent Warriors", those who took those reconnaissance missions unbeknowest to family and many in the military itself, were crews that were becoming casualties of the USSR MiGs faster than anyone thought possible. A new answer was needed and that answer was speed. Lockheed and the CIA came up with the speed, Mach 3 speed for the first time in aerial reconnaissance and aviation history. Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds tells the story of the men and aircraft that covered enemy territory, alone, and unarmed. These CIA pilots and their speed hungry aircraft returned the "photographic material" for the U.S. faster than ever before. Black Lightning—The Legacy of the Lockheed Blackbirds documents the history of the fastest aircraft ever known and the men that flew them.


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Summary: AI is revolutionizing the world. Here’s how democracies can come out on top. Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the modern world. It is ubiquitou

  • Author : Ben Buchanan,Andrew Imbrie
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262368587
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • Language: English
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Description: AI is revolutionizing the world. Here’s how democracies can come out on top. Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the modern world. It is ubiquitous—in our homes and offices, in the present and most certainly in the future. Today, we encounter AI as our distant ancestors once encountered fire. If we manage AI well, it will become a force for good, lighting the way to many transformative inventions. If we deploy it thoughtlessly, it will advance beyond our control. If we wield it for destruction, it will fan the flames of a new kind of war, one that holds democracy in the balance. As AI policy experts Ben Buchanan and Andrew Imbrie show in The New Fire, few choices are more urgent—or more fascinating—than how we harness this technology and for what purpose. The new fire has three sparks: data, algorithms, and computing power. These components fuel viral disinformation campaigns, new hacking tools, and military weapons that once seemed like science fiction. To autocrats, AI offers the prospect of centralized control at home and asymmetric advantages in combat. It is easy to assume that democracies, bound by ethical constraints and disjointed in their approach, will be unable to keep up. But such a dystopia is hardly preordained. Combining an incisive understanding of technology with shrewd geopolitical analysis, Buchanan and Imbrie show how AI can work for democracy. With the right approach, technology need not favor tyranny.


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  • Author : Barbara Brownie,Danny M Graydon
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472595920
  • Genre: Design
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: Costume defines the superhero, disguising and distinguishing him or her from the civilian alter ego. The often garish garb expresses a hero's otherness and empowers its wearers to seek a primal form of justice. This book provides the first interdisciplinary analysis of the superhero costume and investigates wide-ranging issues such as identity, otherness, ritual dress and disguise. Analysis focuses on the implications of wearing superhero costume, exploring interpretations of the costumed hero and the extent to which the costume defines his or her role. Using examples across various media (comic books, film, and television) with case studies including The X-Men, Watchmen, real-life superheroes such as Phoenix Jones and Pussy Riot, and audience activities such as cosplay, The Superhero Costume presents new perspectives on the increasingly popular genre. A lively and thorough account of superhero fashions throughout history, The Superhero Costume will be essential reading for students of visual culture, popular culture, fashion and cultural studies.


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Summary: In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft - a world-class achievement that was not mere rhetoric. And what aircraft they wer

  • Author : James Hamilton-Paterson
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571271731
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: In 1945 Britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft - a world-class achievement that was not mere rhetoric. And what aircraft they were. The sleek Comet, the first jet airliner. The awesome delta-winged Vulcan, an intercontinental bomber that could be thrown about the sky like a fighter. The Hawker Hunter, the most beautiful fighter-jet ever built and the Lightning, which could zoom ten miles above the clouds in a couple of minutes and whose pilots rated flying it as better than sex. How did Britain so lose the plot that today there is not a single aircraft manufacturer of any significance in the country? What became of the great industry of de Havilland or Handley Page? And what was it like to be alive in that marvellous post-war moment when innovative new British aircraft made their debut, and pilots were the rock stars of the age? James Hamilton-Paterson captures that season of glory in a compelling book that fuses his own memories of being a schoolboy plane spotter with a ruefully realistic history of British decline - its loss of self confidence and power. It is the story of great and charismatic machines and the men who flew them: heroes such as Bill Waterton, Neville Duke, John Derry and Bill Beaumont who took inconceivable risks, so that we could fly without a second thought.


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Summary: THREE COMPLETE SHADOWRUN NOVELS IN ONE! The year is 2050. The power of magic and the creatures it brings have returned to the earth, and many of the ancien

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  • Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 1355
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Description: THREE COMPLETE SHADOWRUN NOVELS IN ONE! The year is 2050. The power of magic and the creatures it brings have returned to the earth, and many of the ancient races have re-emerged. Elves, Orks, Mages, and lethal Dragons find a home in a world where technology and human flesh have melded into deadly urban predators. And the multinational megacorporations hoard the only thing of real value—information. For Sam Verner, living in the womb of the Renraku conglomerate was easy, until his sister disappeared and the façade of the corporate reality began to disintegrate. Now Sam wants out, but to "extract" himself, he has to slide like a whisper through the deadly shadows of the corporations, into a completely different world where his first wrong move may be his last...the world of Shadowrun. The Secrets of Power trilogy contains three full-length Shadowrun novels: Never Deal With a Dragon Choose Your Enemies Carefully Find Your Own Truth