Gun Digest Handbook Of Tactical Small Arms

Author: Charlie Cutshaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780896895126
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*Popularity of tactical weapons is represented in leading industry magazines including Police, Combat Handguns, Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement and S.W.A.T Gun Digest Handbook of Tactical Small Arms offers an interesting and full-color review of today's weapons of modern warfare. Tactical weapons including assault rifles, submachine guns, tactical shotguns, machine guns, handguns, sniper rifles and anti-materiel rifles are described with brief technical details including caliber, barrel length, cyclic rate, history and 250 color photos. This guide provides the rare glimpse into military weaponry that you can only hope to get with other references.

Future Weapons

Author: Kevin Dockery
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425217504
Size: 13.57 MB
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A speculative study of the military armaments of the future offers a close-up look at the weapons of war that may be used by soldiers of the near and distant future, as well as the future role of the warrior on the ground, at sea, and in the air, examining such possibilities as robotic soldiers, vehicles, protective armor, and war in space and in cyberspace. Reprint.

Gun Digest Buyer S Guide To Assault Weapons

Author: Phillip Peterson
Publisher: Gun Digest Books
ISBN: 9780896896802
Size: 20.66 MB
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This collector?s guide to highly collectible group known as the assault weapons gives an overview of different types of assault firearms, explains relative scarcity, outlines profit potential and manufacturer differences, lists gun values, and includes expert buyer tips.

The Arms Trade Treaty A Commentary

Author: Andrew Clapham
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191035343
Size: 79.58 MB
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The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty became binding international law in late 2014, and although the text of the treaty is a relatively concise framework for assessing whether to authorize or deny proposed conventional weapons transfers by States Parties, there exists controversy as to the meaning of certain key provisions. Furthermore, the treaty requires a national regulatory body to authorize proposed transfers of conventional weapons covered by the treaty, but does not detail how such a body should be established and how it should effectively function. The Arms Trade Treaty: A Commentary explains in detail each of the treaty provisions, the parameters for prohibitions or the denial of transfers, international cooperation and assistance, and implementation obligations and mechanisms. As states ratify and implement the Treaty over the next few years, the commentary provides invaluable guidance to government officials, commentators, and scholars on the meaning of its contentious provisions. This volume describes in detail which weapons are covered by the treaty and explains the different forms of transfer that the Arms Trade Treaty regulates. It covers international human rights, trade, disarmament, humanitarian law, criminal law, and state-to-state use of force, as well as the application of the treaty to non-state actors.

Countering Terrorism And Insurgency In The 21st Century Strategic And Tactical Considerations

Author: James J. F. Forest
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990350
Size: 48.15 MB
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What do we know about effectively countering terrorism? What are the characteristics of successful or unsuccessful counter terrorism campaigns? This title addresses these and related questions, contributing to national security policy as well as to our understanding of the terrorist threat and how it can be defeated.

Combined Arms Warfare In The Twentieth Century

Author: Jonathan Mallory House
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas
ISBN:
Size: 67.85 MB
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For centuries, the world has witnessed the development and use of increasingly complex and powerful military systems and technologies. In the process, the "art of war" has truly become the art of combined arms warfare, in which infantry, artillery, air support, intelligence, and other key elements are all coordinated for maximum effect. Nowhere has this trend been more visible than in the history of twentieth-century warfare. Originally published as an essential "in-house" study for U.S. Army officers during the 1980s, this much revised and expanded edition remains the most complete study available on the subject. Rewritten with a much wider readership in mind, it both retains its enormous practical utility for military professionals and provides a valuable and appealing introduction for scholars and general readers. Jonathan House, author of the original work, brings the story of combined arms up to the present, covering among other things Desert Storm, the war in Chechnya, and the rise of "smart weapons" and related technologies. He traces the evolution of tactics, weapons, and organization in five major militaries-American, British, German, Russian, and French-over 100 years of warfare. Revealing both continuities and contrasts within and between these fighting forces, he also provides illuminating glimpses of Israeli and Japanese contributions to combined arms doctrine. Expanding his insightful analysis of the world wars and the wars in Korea and Vietnam, House also offers much new material focused on the post-Vietnam period. Throughout, he analyzes such issues as command-and-control, problems of highly centralized organizations, the development of special operations forces, advances in weapons technology-including ballistic and anti-ballistic missile systems-the trade-offs involved in using "heavy" versus "light" armed forces, and the enduring obstacles to effective cooperation between air and land forces. (His strong critique of the "air superiority" propaganda that came out of the Gulf War is sure to spark some heated debates.) Rigorously comparative, House's study addresses significant questions about how nations prepare for war, learn or don't learn its harsh lessons, and adapt to changing times and technologies. Unique in the annals of the literature on warfare, it will be the standard work on this subject for a long time to come.

The Case For U S Nuclear Weapons In The 21st Century

Author: Brad Roberts
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804797153
Size: 13.12 MB
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This book is a counter to the conventional wisdom that the United States can and should do more to reduce both the role of nuclear weapons in its security strategies and the number of weapons in its arsenal. The case against nuclear weapons has been made on many grounds—including historical, political, and moral. But, Brad Roberts argues, it has not so far been informed by the experience of the United States since the Cold War in trying to adapt deterrence to a changed world, and to create the conditions that would allow further significant changes to U.S. nuclear policy and posture. Drawing on the author's experience in the making and implementation of U.S. policy in the Obama administration, this book examines that real world experience and finds important lessons for the disarmament enterprise. Central conclusions of the work are that other nuclear-armed states are not prepared to join the United States in making reductions, and that unilateral steps by the United States to disarm further would be harmful to its interests and those of its allies. The book ultimately argues in favor of patience and persistence in the implementation of a balanced approach to nuclear strategy that encompasses political efforts to reduce nuclear dangers along with military efforts to deter them.

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: 77.11 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

21st Century Patton

Author: J. Furman Daniel III
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1682470644
Size: 32.32 MB
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While Patton remains an iconic figure 70 years after his death, few fully appreciate him as a strategic thinker. Indeed, his flamboyant personality often obscures the fact that he was a lifelong student of the military art and a true strategic visionary. This short volume introduces readers to a more complete and nuanced Patton. By tracing his intellectual development and connecting these views to the issues of the present day, this book offers a bold a fresh view on the famous general. While Patton was one of America's greatest warriors, he was also a bold and visionary thinker. This book provides writings from Patton that, “will inform a new generation of students, military professionals, and policy makers alike” about enduring debates in strategic thought. The need for this type of deep thinking is critically important today as America makes key choices regarding grand strategy and its role in world affairs.