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Weapons of Choice

Weapons of Choice

World War 2.1 - Alternative History Science Fiction

  • Author: John Birmingham
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141900903
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 816
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The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. In 2021, a quantum military experiment goes horrifically wrong. A multinational taskforce of ultra-modern warships is suddenly transported back in time to 1942... right into the path of the US naval battle group bound for Midway Atoll. History is rewritten in an instant as the future smashes into the past, and high-tech hardware goes head to head with World War Two technology. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the maelstrom has only just begun. The veterans of Pearl Harbour have never seen a helicopter, or a cruise missile - let alone nanotechnology, ceramic bullets, and F22 Raptor stealth jetfighters. Allied and Axis forces are then caught in a desperate struggle to gain the upper hand - each hoping to tip the balance with a fist full of twenty first century firepower. What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare...

Weapons of Choice: World War 2.1

Weapons of Choice: World War 2.1

  • Author: John Birmingham
  • Publisher: Pan Australia
  • ISBN: 1742621996
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 704
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The impossible has spawned the unthinkable. A near-future military experiment has thrust a US-led multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the naval task force speeding towards Midway Atoll-and what was to be a spectacular Allied triumph in the war in the Pacific. In the chaos that ensues, thousands are killed, but the ripples have only just begun. For these veterans of Pearl Harbor have never seen a helicopter, or a satellite link, or a nuclear weapon. And they've never encountered an African American colonel or a female Australian submarine commander. While they embrace the armada's awesome firepower, they may find the twenty-first-century sailors themselves far from acceptable. Initial jubilation at news the Allies would win the war is quickly doused by the chilling realisation that the time-travellers themselves-by their very presence-have rendered history null and void. Celebration turns to dread when the possibility arises that other elements of the twenty-first-century task force may also have made the trip-and might now be aiding the enemy forces. What happens next is anybody's guess - and everybody's nightmare...

Weapon of Choice

Weapon of Choice

Small Arms and the Culture of Military Innovation

  • Author: Matthew Ford
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190911786
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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This book examines Western military technological innovation through the lens of developments in small arms during the twentieth century. These weapons have existed for centuries, appear to have matured only incrementally and might seem unlikely technologies for investigating the trajectory of military-technical change. Their relative simplicity, however, makes it easy to use them to map patterns of innovation within the military-industrial complex. Advanced technologies may have captured the military imagination, offering the possibility of clean and decisive outcomes, but it is the low technologies of the infantryman that can help us develop an appreciation for the dynamics of military-technical change. Tracing the path of innovation from battlefield to back office, and from industry to alliance partner, Ford develops insights into the way that small arms are socially constructed. He thereby exposes the mechanics of power across the military-industrial complex. This in turn reveals that shifting power relations between soldiers and scientists, bureaucrats and engineers, have allowed the private sector to exploit infantry status anxiety and shape soldier weapon preferences. Ford's analysis allows us to draw wider conclusions about how military innovation works and what social factors frame Western military purchasing policy, from small arms to more sophisticated and expensive weapons.

Fiery Darts: Satan's Weapon of Choice

Fiery Darts: Satan's Weapon of Choice

  • Author: Janet Warren Lane
  • Publisher: CertaPublishing.com
  • ISBN: 1936989220
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 101
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Janet Warren Lane has been a Christian for 54 years, a school teacher for 15 years, a minister's wife for 33 years, a mother of four grown and married children who are all involved in ministry and/or missions, and a grandmother of 8 and counting! For most of that time she was unaware of Satan's most formidable weapon used against Christians - Fiery Darts. Since becoming aware of this weapon, Satan's motives for using it, and how to wield the power of God's Word against it, Janet's release from years of captivity has been wondrously secured.Most people agree that negative thinking can have a debilitating effect on a person's life. But just knowing this does little to help combat such thinking. By comparing negative thinking to the weapon of fiery darts, Janet exposes the weapon and the tactics used by Satan to manipulate. After the weapon and its tactics are exposed, detailed instructions are given as to how to counter-attack and live life free from the bondage negative thinking can impose.

A Choice of Weapons

A Choice of Weapons

  • Author: Gordon Parks
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
  • ISBN: 9780873517690
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 274
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“Gordon Parks’s spectacular rise from poverty, personal hardships, and outright racism is astounding and inspiring.” —from the foreword by Wing Young Huie

Weapons of Choice

Weapons of Choice

The Development of Precision Guided Munitions

  • Author: Paul G. Gillespie
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • ISBN: 0817353534
  • Category: History
  • Page: 218
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History and deployment of smart weapons. In the United States, efforts to develop precision guided munitions—PGMs—began during the First World War and resulted in an 'aerial torpedo' by the 1920s. While World War II was dominated by large-scale strategic bombing—essentially throwing out tons of free-falling munitions in the hope they hit something important—both sides in the war worked to develop airborne munitions that could be steered toward a target. However after that war, U.S. national security policy focused on the atomic bomb, hardly a weapon that needed to be directed with accuracy. The cost of emphasis on atomic weapons was revealed in the general unsuitability of American tactics and weapons deployment systems during the Vietnam War. Lessons learned in that conflict, coupled with rapid technological developments in aerodynamics, lasers, and solid-state electronics, brought air power dramatically closer to the "surgical strike" now seen as crucial to modern warfare. New technology created attractive choices and options for American policymakers as well as field commanders, and events in the Arab-Israeli wars, the U.S. raid on Libya, and most dramatically in the first Gulf War created an ever-increasing demand for the precision weapons. The prospect of pinpoint delivery of weapons right to the enemy's door by speeding aircraft seems to presage war in which the messy and politically risky deployment of ground troops is unnecessary. The potential of such weapons, and their strategic limitations, made the Gulf War and Iraqi War living theater for assessing what such weapons can and cannot do and have important implications for planning for future warfare.

WEAPONs OF CHOICE

WEAPONs OF CHOICE

Chess Notebook, 6x9 Notebook with 120 Lined Pages for Writing Notes and Ideas, Perfect for Office, Home Or School - Chess Lovers Gift, Ideal Gift Idea for Any Gift Giving Occasion.

  • Author: Chessl Journals
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781075571961
  • Category:
  • Page: 122
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This notebook has been specially designed for chess lovers.a wonderful gift for a colleague, dad, sister, friend, teammate ... use this notebook for taking notes, writing down your thoughts and ideas ...This notebook is ideal to use as a journal, planner, to-do-list book, diary or notebook to keep track of your daily tasks and schedule.This handy journal (6x9 in) is made of 120 pages of lined paper. Great size (6x9) to carry everywhere in your bag. Perfect for both travel and fitting right on your bedside table. it's great for School, Work, Journaling, home, and everyday use.

Weapon of Choice

Weapon of Choice

  • Author: Kevin Paul DeCoste
  • Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
  • ISBN: 1643504886
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 298
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Kevin sat quietly in the two-man cell. His new cellmate was trying to whip up support among his inmate friends to “do something” about his new cellmate—me. This was definitely not going well. I could almost “feel” an assault or a knife attack coming. I made a decision. If I was going to die in prison, then I would take myself out rather than let some self-righteous, low-brow punk(s) do it. I could fight—the Army had trained me well—but how many would come at me? Would there be weapons? I quietly wrote a letter home and explained what I was going to do. After that, I placed the thirty-day supply of Atenolol in my pocket. Atenolol controls blood pressure by slowing your heart rate. If things went badly, I would take all of them at once— hopefully stopping my heart with a minimum of pain. I also spoke silently with God. I told Him, “If I have to do this, please don’t send me to hell. I sincerely believe Lord that the guilt of this sin should be given to this animal, Doherty.” This event was survived. There was a long road ahead. From false accusation to trial to false imprisonment then probation, this is a story of defeat and survival that nothing could prepare a person for.

Weapons of Choice: Lined Notebook and Journal Composition Book Diary for Mothers Day

Weapons of Choice: Lined Notebook and Journal Composition Book Diary for Mothers Day

  • Author: Weapons Choice Journals
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • ISBN: 9781799018834
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 122
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weapons choice Can be used as a diary or gratitude journal, a travel journal, login names and passwords, to record your food intake or progress toward your fitness goals, to use for writing and note-taking. This notebook Is an ideal gift for: Valentine's Day gift for her and him, Birthday Gifts for kids and adults as well, Special occasions, Christmas Gifts for all ages, Student's gifts, best choice for mothers day or fathers day, Stationery gift pack, Office workers and friends.Express your love, gratitude and appreciation to one another

Weapons of Choice

Weapons of Choice

Blank Lined Chess Notebook for Chest Lovers - 6x9 Inch - 120 Pages

  • Author: Yellow Pencil Chess Notebooks
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781082742729
  • Category:
  • Page: 122
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This Chess Themed Lined Blank Notebook Journal is a beautiful portable notebook for chess players, chess coach, chess lovers, and anyone who loves to play chess. If you're looking for a chess notebook, chess composition notebook, or a chess annotation notebook, this is the notebook for you! Size: 6 x 9" 120 ruled pages Soft matte cover Crisp white paper