Close Combat

Author: W. E. B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515112690
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On an island in the Pacific during World War II, Major Jack Dillon struggles to succeed as a combat correspondent and Sergeant McCoy is shocked by the brutality of battle

Semper Fi

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440634925
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From Shanghai to WAke Island, the Corps was America's first line of defense as the winds of war exploded into the devastating surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Now, the bestselling author of the acclaimed BROTHERHOOD OF WAR saga brings to life the men of the Marine Corps--their loves and their loyalties--as they steeled themselves for battle, and prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice...

In Danger S Path

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440632549
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Put in charge of the OSS's Pacific operations, General Fleming Pickering is faced with two covert missions in the Gobi Desert. Called to duty is a Marine he doesn't expect...a scapegrace pilot named Malcolm, his son. Together, they will venture incognito--and with luck they may even come out alive...

Under Fire

Author: W. E. B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515134376
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Griffin leaves WWII behind and thrusts his readers deep into the heart of the Korean War.

Call To Arms

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440630330
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The attack on Pearl Harbor swept America into the raging heart of the war. The stormy South Pacific presented a daring new challenge, and the men of the Corps were ready to fight. An elite fraternity united by a glorious tradition of courage and honor, the Marine Raiders were bound to a triumphant destiny. Now, the bestselling author of the acclaimed BROTHERHOOD OF WAR saga continues the epic story begun in Semper Fi. A story of lovers and fighters, leaders and heroes--the men of the United States Marine Corps...

Counterattack

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440630736
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No one captures the drama of war as brilliantly as bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin. The Corps is his multi-volume portrait of the Marine Corps, the brave men and women who fought, loved and died in the sweeping turmoil of WW II.

U S Marine Close Combat Fighting Handbook

Author: United States Marine Corps
Publisher: Ravenio Books
ISBN:
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Today’s Marines operate within a continuum of force where conflict may change from low intensity to high intensity over a matter of hours. Marines are also engaged in many military operations other than war, such as peacekeeping missions or noncombatant evacuation operations, where deadly force may not be authorized. During non-combative engagements, Marines must determine if a situation warrants applying deadly force. Sometimes Marines must decide in a matter of seconds because their lives or the lives of others depend on their actions. To make the right decision. Marines must understand both the lethal and nonlethal close combat techniques needed to handle the situation responsibly without escalating the violence unnecessarily. Marine Corps Reference Publication (MCRP) 3-02B, Close Combat, provides the tactics, techniques, and procedures of Marine Corps close combat. It also provides the doctrinal basis for the Marine Corps Close Combat Training Program (MCCCTP). This manual contains the following chapters: Overview of Close Combat 1. Purpose of Close Combat 2. Continuum of Force 3. Marine Corps Tactical Concepts Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Close Combat 1. Ranges of Close Combat 2. Weapons of the Body 3. Target Areas of the Body 4. Pressure Points of the Body 5. Basic Warrior Stance 6. Angles of Approach and Movement 7. Balance and Off-Balancing 8. Falls Chapter 2. Lethal and Nonlethal Weapons Techniques 1. Bayonet Techniques 2. Nonlethal Rifle and Shotgun Retention Techniques 3. Nonlethal Handgun Retention Techniques 4. Firearm Disarmament Techniques Chapter 3. Hand-Held Weapons 1. Fundamentals of Knife Fighting 2. Knife Fighting Techniques 3. Weapons of Opportunity 4. Fundamentals of Combative Stick 5. Combative Stick Techniques 6. Blocking Techniques 7. Unarmed Against Hand-Held Weapons 8. Counters to Hand-Held Weapon Attacks Chapter 4. Strikes 1. Principles of Punches 2. Punches 3. Strikes with the Upper Body 4. Strikes with the Lower Body 5. Counters to Strikes Chapter 5. Throws 1. Turning Throw 2. Hip Throw 3. Leg Sweep Chapter 6. Chokes and Holds 1. Types of Chokes 2. Chokes 3. Counters to Chokes and Holds Chapter 7. Ground Fighting 1. Offensive Ground Fighting 2. Defensive Ground Fighting 3. Ground Fighting Chokes Chapter 8. Nonlethal Techniques 1. Unarmed Restraints and Manipulation 2. Nonlethal Baton Appendix A. Pugil Stick Training 1. Pugil Stick Training 2. General Rules and Regulations Governing Pugil Stick Bouts 3. Directions for Making Pugil Sticks Appendix B. Safety Precautions During Training 1. General Safety Precautions 2. Safety Precautions for Individual Techniques

Line Of Fire

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440632976
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Line of Fire brings to life a desperate mission of World War II that captures the drama and courage of the men who fought it. Two Marines, reporting on Japanese air activity, are trapped on a small Coastwatcher island. A special rescue team is assembled to save them--under enemy gunsight. It is am exciting and powerful story of real heroism that only W.E.B. Griffin could tell...

Retreat Hell

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440634659
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It is the fall of 1950. The Marines have made a pivotal breakthrough at Inchon, but a roller coaster awaits them. While Douglas MacArthur chomps at the bit, intent on surging across the 38th parallel, Brigadier General Fleming Pickering works desperately to mediate the escalating battle between MacArthur and President Harry Truman. And somewhere out there, his own daredevil pilot son, Pick, is lost behind enemy lines--and may be lost forever.

Redeployment

Author: Phil Klay
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069815164X
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Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction · Winner of the John Leonard First Book Prize · Selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Time, Newsweek, The Washington Post Book World, Amazon, and more Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. In "Redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people "who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of your platoon died." In "After Action Report", a Lance Corporal seeks expiation for a killing he didn't commit, in order that his best friend will be unburdened. A Morturary Affairs Marine tells about his experiences collecting remains—of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers both. A chaplain sees his understanding of Christianity, and his ability to provide solace through religion, tested by the actions of a ferocious Colonel. And in the darkly comic "Money as a Weapons System", a young Foreign Service Officer is given the absurd task of helping Iraqis improve their lives by teaching them to play baseball. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming. Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with a hard-eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation. From the Trade Paperback edition.