Destroyers

Author: Eric W. Osborne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094792
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On July 4, 1991, the Arleigh Burke class of destroyers, the most powerful surface combatants in naval history, was commissioned. It was the culmination of a century-and-a-half evolution of the destroyer—an evolution captured in this vivid and timely history of the world's most popular warship.

Iran S Developing Military Capabilities

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 9780892064694
Size: 79.84 MB
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In this new analysis and assessment, Anthony Cordesman draws on a clearer picture of Iran's developing military capabilities in 2005.

Iran S Military Forces And Warfighting Capabilities

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313346125
Size: 21.32 MB
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Offers a comprehensive review of of Iran's military forces and a balanced assessment of its regional threat.

National Security In Saudi Arabia

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275988111
Size: 19.59 MB
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Reveals recent progress in Saudi reform efforts and formulates a plan to forge a true strategic partnership with the United States for the future.

U S Conflicts In The 21st Century Afghanistan War Iraq War And The War On Terror 3 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838798
Size: 33.51 MB
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This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them

Japan S Sea Lane Security

Author: Euan Graham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134250916
Size: 27.80 MB
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This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan’s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan’s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such diverse fields as military strategy, diplomacy, trade policy, energy security, and law enforcement. Drawing upon case study material and primary research including interviews with officials and security analysts, the book presents a chronological analysis of Japan’s sea lane security. While Japan’s security policies have recently undergone relatively rapid change, a historical treatment of sea lane security issues reveals long-term continuity in security policymakers’ perceptions and responses regarding Japan's defence and foreign policy. Revealing a neglected but important aspect of Japan’s military and economic security, the book investigates why officials and analysts continue to portray the defence of Japan’s sea lanes as ‘a matter of life and death’.

Jane S Fighting Ships 2015 2016

Author: Stephen Saunders
Publisher: Ihs Global Incorporated
ISBN: 9780710631435
Size: 75.30 MB
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This is a guide to the world's navies. Country by country, the text contains commentaries for each ship, complete with comprehensive details of displacement and dimensions, main machinery, speed and range, weapons systems, construction and modernisation programmes and latest operational status.

Platoon Leader

Author: James R. McDonough
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 9780307416384
Size: 20.90 MB
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A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.' "Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the 'strategic hamlet' program. . . . Rather than present a potpourri of combat yarns. . . McDonough has focused a seasoned storyteller’s eye on the details, people, and incidents that best communicate a visceral feel of command under fire. . . . For the author’s honesty and literary craftsmanship, Platoon Leader seems destined to be read for a long time by second lieutenants trying to prepare for the future, veterans trying to remember the past, and civilians trying to understand what the profession of arms is all about.”–Army Times From the Paperback edition.