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We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

Ia Drang—The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453293590
  • Category: History
  • Page: 453
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New York Times Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth, author of About Face). In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Harold Moore, were dropped into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was brutally slaughtered. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. They were the first major engagements between the US Army and the People’s Army of Vietnam. How these Americans persevered—sacrificing themselves for their comrades and never giving up—creates a vivid portrait of war at its most devastating and inspiring. Lt. Gen. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway—the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting—interviewed hundreds of men who fought in the battle, including the North Vietnamese commanders. Their poignant account rises above the ordeal it chronicles to depict men facing the ultimate challenge, dealing with it in ways they would have once found unimaginable. It reveals to us, as rarely before, man’s most heroic and horrendous endeavor.

We Were Soldiers Once... and Young

We Were Soldiers Once... and Young

Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Gerald Ford Signed Edition+
  • ISBN: 9780974776989
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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These limited editions have been signed by Lt. Col.Harold G. Moore and Joseph L Galloway, and come with original photo of the signings. Also included are a Certificate of Authenticity, Lifetime Guarantee of Authenticity, and two-part Hologram with is securely located on the signed page and on the individual COA.These beautiful leather editions have silk moire`end papers and built-in satin bookmarks.A must have for all serious collectors and historical libraries.

Freitag

Freitag

Roman

  • Author: Robert A. Heinlein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783404242757
  • Category:
  • Page: 510
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Der Operator

Der Operator

Wie ich Osama bin Laden getötet habe. Mein Leben als Navy SEAL Sniper

  • Author: Robert O'Neill
  • Publisher: Riva Verlag
  • ISBN: 3959719132
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
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"Ich habe Osama bin Laden getötet!" Abbottabad, Pakistan. Es ist der 2. Mai 2011. Zehn Jahre nach 9/11. Ein bewaffneter Navy SEAL stürmt in das Zimmer. Er hat den al-Qaida-Anführer direkt im Visier, zielt auf seinen Kopf. Dann drückt er ab. Robert O'Neill ist der Mann, der Amerikas Staatsfeind Nr. 1 getötet hat. In seiner Autobiografie beschreibt er detailliert, wie seine Kameraden und er vorgegangen sind und wie die letzten Sekunden im Leben des Terroristenführers aussahen. 16 Jahre lang hat er für sein Vaterland gekämpft. Die lange Ausbildung und das harte Training haben ihn geformt. Eindrücklich erzählt er, wie es sich anfühlt, einen Kameraden nach dem anderen zu verlieren und sich nie sicher zu sein, ob man Frau und Kinder jemals wieder sehen wird. Der Operator ist das Zeugnis eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen und gewährt einen faszinierenden Einblick in eine Mission, die einen der wichtigsten Siege im Kampf gegen den islamistischen Terrorismus markiert.

Sanfte Rache

Sanfte Rache

Thriller

  • Author: Sandra Brown
  • Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641171547
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 512
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Eine junge Frau, die spurlos verschwindet, ein geheimisvoller Fremder und ein Schneesturm, vor dem es kein Entkommen gibt ... An einem eisigen Wintermorgen verschwindet die Kinderärztin Emory Charbonneau bei einer Joggingrunde auf einer einsamen Bergstraße spurlos. Ihr Mann Jeff meldet sie als vermisst, doch als die Ermittlungen endlich beginnen, ist die Spur bereits kalt. Während die Polizei Jeff selbst verdächtigt, erwacht Emory in Gefangenschaft eines geheimnisvollen Mannes. Sie versucht alles, um ihm zu entkommen, muss aber schnell feststellen, dass die wahre Bedrohung für ihr Leben nicht von ihrem Entführer ausgeht. Und obwohl sie weiterhin Angst vor ihm hat, sprühen zwischen den beiden bald auch die Funken der Leidenschaft ...

Crucible Vietnam

Crucible Vietnam

Memoir of an Infantry Lieutenant

  • Author: A.T. Lawrence
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786445173
  • Category: History
  • Page: 255
  • View: 1876
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"This is the personal account of an army infantry platoon leader and commanding officer in the Central Highlands of Vietnam during 1967 and 1968 when he was 21 years old. The author provides a historical overview and casualty report of the Vietnam War, his military and officer training, and his return to civilian life after Vietnam"--Provided by publisher.

Air Force Officer's Guide

Air Force Officer's Guide

  • Author: Stephen E. Wright
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • ISBN: 0811760154
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 432
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Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.

From Lexington to Baghdad and Beyond

From Lexington to Baghdad and Beyond

War and Politics in the American Experience

  • Author: Donald M Snow,Dennis M. Drew
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317470087
  • Category: History
  • Page: 376
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Decisions about when, where, and why to commit the United States to the use of force, and how to conduct warfare and ultimately end it, are hotly debated not only contemporaneously but also for decades afterward. We are engaged in such a debate today, quite often without a solid grounding in the country's experience of war, both political and military. This book, by a political scientist and a career military officer and historian, is premised on the view that we cannot afford that kind of innocence. Updated and revised with new chapters on the Afghan and Iraq wars, the book systematically examines twelve U.S. wars from the revolution to the present day. For each conflict the authors review underlying issues and events; political objectives; military objectives and strategy; political considerations; military technology and technique; military conduct, and 'the better state of the peace', that is, the ultimate disposition of the original political goals.

Lethality in Combat

Lethality in Combat

A Study of the True Nature of Battle

  • Author: Tom Lewis
  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
  • ISBN: 1921941391
  • Category: Civilian war casualties
  • Page: N.A
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Lethality in Combat shines a blazing light on the three most controversial aspects of military combat: the necessity of killing; the taking, or not, of prisoners; and the targeting of civilians. Author Tom Lewis controversial new book shatters our preconceptions regarding the rules of engagement and the realities of combat. The truth of warfare is little understood by those who haven’t endured it. It’s romanticised and simplified in many fictional books and movies, and even sanitised in so-called “real” accounts This book argues that when a nation-state sends its soldiers to fight, the state must accept the full implications of this, uncomfortable as they may be. Lewis affirms that he ISN’T saying that all such behaviours are ethically correct. However as society members who commission others to carry out violence on our behalf, we should understand these behaviours, and not be too quick to instantly condemn Drawing on seven conflicts – the Boer War, World Wars I and II, and the wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Falklands and Iraq – the author considers these ethical issues. Lethality in Combat lifts the veil on the much-misunderstood but very real and secret world of unsanitised war. What Readers are saying... “Makes his case forcefully, showing that warfare is an ongoing part of the human condition, in which seeking maximum effectiveness is the task of the soldier…well worth reading.” (Defence Force Journal) ”The sanitized version of warfare in books and films omits the bloody and ferocious encounters at the sharp end of war, this book explains.” (Review – Newcastle Herald) “Thought provoking and disturbing…well researched and written.” (Reader “Eve”) “…an impressive book. Your points seem to be accurate and balanced, and your citations are really impressive.” (Ray – Patrick O’Brian online fan club)

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes]

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes]

The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts

  • Author: Spencer C. Tucker
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851099484
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1887
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This in-depth study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East carefully weighs the interplay of domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events in one of the world's most troubled regions. • Hundreds of alphabetically organized entries on wars, political events, religious and cultural issues, and diplomatic initiatives, as well as in-depth essays on background material, area and regional analyses, and biographical entries • An introduction by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret), former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command • A chronologically arranged final volume comprised of primary and contemporary documents with individual introductions • A detailed chronology of events • Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry • A bibliography of over 450 books that are the latest in the field

Waiting Wives

Waiting Wives

The Story of Schilling Manor, Home Front to the Vi

  • Author: Donna Moreau
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781439118108
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
  • View: 748
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In 1964, as the first B-52s took flight in what would become America's longest combat mission, an old Air Force base on the plains of Kansas became Schilling Manor -- the only base ever to be set aside for the wives and children of soldiers assigned to Vietnam. Author Donna Moreau was the daughter of one such waiting wife, and here she writes of growing up at a time when The Flintstones were interrupted with news of firefights, fraggings, and protests, when the evening news announced death tolls along with the weather forecasts. The women and children of Schilling Manor fought on the emotional front of the war. It was not a front composed of battle plans and bullets. Their enemies were fear, loneliness, lack of information, and the slow tick of time. Waiting Wives: The Story of Schilling Manor, Home Front to the Vietnam War tells the story of the last generation of hat-and-glove military wives called upon by their country to pack without question, to follow without comment, and to wait quietly with a smile. A heartfelt book that focuses on this other, hidden side of war, Waiting Wives is a narrative investigation of an extraordinary group of women. A compelling memoir and domestic drama, Waiting Wives is also the story of a country in the midst of change, of a country at war with a war.

The Long War

The Long War

A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II

  • Author: Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231505868
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
  • View: 4273
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Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that have characterized America's Cold War, the post-Cold War interval of the 1990s, and today's "Global War on Terror." This "Long War" has left its imprint on virtually every aspect of American life; by considering it as a whole, The Long War is the first volume to take a truly comprehensive look at America's response to the national-security crisis touched off by the events of World War II. Contributors consider topics ranging from grand strategy and strategic bombing to ideology and economics and assess the changing American way of war and Hollywood's surprisingly consistent depiction of Americans at war. They evaluate the evolution of the national-security apparatus and the role of dissenters who viewed the myriad activities of that apparatus with dismay. They take a fresh look at the Long War's civic implications and its impact on civil-military relations. More than a military history, The Long War examines the ideas, policies, and institutions that have developed since the United States claimed the role of global superpower. This protracted crisis has become a seemingly permanent, if not defining aspect of contemporary American life. In breaking down the old and artificial boundaries that have traditionally divided the postwar period into neat historical units, this volume provides a better understanding of the evolution of the United States and U.S. policy since World War II and offers a fresh perspective on our current national security predicament.

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

The United States at War

  • Author: Kenneth J. Hagan,Ian J. Bickerton
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1861895127
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
  • View: 1888
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“The United States does not do nation building,” claimed Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld three years ago. Yet what are we to make of the American military bases in Korea? Why do American warships patrol the Somali coastline? And perhaps most significantly, why are fourteen “enduring bases” being built in Iraq? In every major foreign war fought by United States in the last century, the repercussions of the American presence have been felt long after the last Marine has left. Kenneth J. Hagan and Ian J. Bickerton argue here that, despite adamant protests from the military and government alike, nation building and occupation are indeed hallmarks—and unintended consequences—of American warmaking. In this timely, groundbreaking study, the authors examine ten major wars fought by the United States, from the Revolutionary War to the ongoing Iraq War, and analyze the conflicts’ unintended consequences. These unexpected outcomes, Unintended Consequences persuasively demonstrates, stemmed from ill-informed decisions made at critical junctures and the surprisingly similar crises that emerged at the end of formal fighting. As a result, war did not end with treaties or withdrawn troops. Instead, time after time, the United States became inextricably involved in the issues of the defeated country, committing itself to the chaotic aftermath that often completely subverted the intended purposes of war. Stunningly, Unintended Consequences contends that the vast majority of wars launched by the United States were unnecessary, avoidable, and catastrophically unpredictable. In a stark challenge to accepted scholarship, the authors show that the wars’ unintended consequences far outweighed the initial calculated goals, and thus forced cataclysmic shifts in American domestic and foreign policy. A must-read for anyone concerned with the past, present, or future of American defense, Unintended Consequences offers a provocative perspective on the current predicament in Iraq and the conflicts sure to loom ahead of us.

The Role and Limitations of Technology in U.S. Counterinsurgency Warfare

The Role and Limitations of Technology in U.S. Counterinsurgency Warfare

  • Author: RICHARD W. RUBRIGHT
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1612346766
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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Although the United States plays a leading role in the development of technology, particularly that used by militaries around the world, the U.S. military nonetheless continues to find itself struggling against lower-tech foes that conduct warfare on a different scale. Emerging technology is indeed available and is regularly employed in American counterinsurgency efforts; however, since it is also constantly in flux, strategies for its use must continually evolve to ensure that available resources are put to best use against disparate enemies. Counterinsurgency operations are inherently political conflicts, and in The Role and Limitations of Technology in U.S. Counterinsurgency Warfare, Richard W. Rubright addresses the limits of constraints of technology in enhancing American military capability. Analyzing the confines and self-imposed restrictions on the use of technology as well as current military doctrine, he develops a new rubric for guiding the military in modern warfare. Drawing on textual analysis, personal interviews with international military professionals, and firsthand experience on the ground in Iraq, this book is the first to address the role of technology in counterinsurgency operations within operational, tactical, and strategic contexts.

We Are Soldiers Still

We Are Soldiers Still

A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam

  • Author: Harold G. Moore,Joseph L. Galloway
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061982830
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Lt. Gen. Harold Moore and Joseph Galloway return to Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley more than four decades after the battle they recalled in their #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young. Renewing their relationships with ten American veterans of the fabled conflict—and with former adversaries—the authors explore how the war changed them all, as well as their two countries. We Are Soldiers Still is an emotional journey back to hallowed ground, putting a human face on warfare as the authors reflect on war's devastating cost.

A Soldier's Best Friend

A Soldier's Best Friend

Scout Dogs and Their Handlers in the Vietnam War

  • Author: John C. Burnam
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780786711376
  • Category: History
  • Page: 362
  • View: 2147
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A retired U.S Army scout dog handler chronicles the work he and his canine assistants accomplished during the Vietnam War, sniffing out booby traps and weapons caches under often difficult, dangerous circumstances. Original.

Matterhorn

Matterhorn

  • Author: Karl Marlantes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783453676572
  • Category:
  • Page: 669
  • View: 3236
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Die Arroganz der Macht

Die Arroganz der Macht

  • Author: J. William Fulbright
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3688112873
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 248
  • View: 5790
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Nach den bürgerkriegsähnlichen Unruhen in Vierteln von Newark, Detroit und anderen Städten der USA faßte Fulbright Anfang August 1967 in einer Rede vor der amerikanischen Anwaltsvereinigung in Honolulu seine Kritik an der Innen- und Außenpolitik der USA zusammen in dem Urteil, die Vereinigten Staaten «übten Macht um der Macht willen» aus und sie seien auf dem Wege, «eine imperialistische Nation zu werden». Der Illusion, Amerika könne in Vietnam Krieg führen und zugleich Armut und Rechtsungleichheit im eigenen Lande wirksam bekämpfen, hielt der Senator die Diagnose entgegen, die USA seien im Begriff, den Krieg an beiden Fronten zu verlieren, denn: «Der Vietnamkrieg zehrt nicht nur an den menschlichen und materiellen Grundlagen unserer schwelenden Städte, er nährt nicht nur in den Slums die Überzeugung, daß das Land ihrer Lage gleichgültig gegenüberstehe. Der Krieg bestärkt immer mehr die Vorstellung, daß die Gewalt ein Weg zur Lösung von Problemen sei.»

The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War

The U.S. Government and the Vietnam War

Executive and Legislative Roles and Relationships

  • Author: William Conrad Gibbons
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Indochinese War, 1946-1954
  • Page: N.A
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