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Praeger Security International

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Works: 672 works in 679 publications in 1 language and 4,505 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Quotations  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Classifications: HV6432, 303.6250973
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Most widely held works by Praeger Security International
PSI handbook of global security and intelligence : national approaches( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at national approaches to security and intelligence and the resulting impact on international cooperation. This two-volume work provides chapters on national cultures of security and intelligence that address common questions and themes
The PSI handbook of virtual environments for training and education : developments for the military and beyond( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The increasingly complex environment of the 21st century demands unprecedented knowledge, skills and abilities for people from all walks of life. One powerful solution that blends the science of learning with the technological advances of computing is Virtual Environments. In the United States alone, the Department of Defense has invested billions of dollars over the past decade to make this field and its developments as effective as possible. This 3-volume work provides, for the first time, comprehensive coverage of the many different domains that must be integrated for Virtual Environments to fully provide effective training and education. The first volume is dedicated to a thorough understanding of learning theory, requirements definition and performance measurement, providing insight into the human-centric specifications the VE must satisfy to succeed. Volume II provides the latest information on VE component technologies, and Volume III offers discussion of an extensive collection of integrated systems presented as VE use-cases, and results of effectiveness evaluation studies. The text includes emerging directions of this evolving technology, from cognitive rehabilitation to the next generation of museum exhibitions. Finally, the handbook offers a glimpse into the future with this fascinating technology. This groundbreaking set will interest students, scholars and researchers in the fields of military science, technology, computer science, business, law enforcement, cognitive psychology, education and health. Topics addressed include guidance and interventions using VE as a teaching tool, what to look for in terms of human-centered systems and components, and current training uses in the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines. Game-based and long distance training are explained, as are particular challenges such as the emergence of VE sickness. Chapters also highlight the combination of VE and cybernetics, robotics and artificial intelligence
Ballistic missile defense and the future of American security : agendas, perceptions, technology, and policy by Roger Handberg( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Daily lives of civilians in wartime Asia : from the Taiping Rebellion to the Vietnam War( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

: Presenting an account of civilian lives during wartime in Asia, this work provides readers with a glimpse into the often difficult lives led by ordinary people - those who did not go off to war but were profoundly affected by it nonetheless. How did people live on a day-to-day basis with the cruelty and horror of war right outside their doorsteps?
Terrorism's war with America : a history by Dennis Piszkiewicz( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For most Americans, terrorism made the transformation from theoretical threat to frightening reality on September 11, 2001, yet America has been the target of terrorist acts for over four decades. The assault began with the hijacking of airliners, but soon included the bombing of embassies, as well as attacks on military units and navy ships. Terrorism has evolved from a disorganized activity of individuals and small groups, through its adoption of political warfare by nationalists, insurgents, and the disenfranchised, to its current incarnation as a weapon of political change used by 'rogue' states and radical religious movements. Piszkiewicz tells the history of modern international terrorism from its beginning in 1958 with the Cuban hijacking of an airliner en route from Miami. He recounts the changing political orientation of the enemy, the growing viciousness of their attacks, and the blundering responses by the U.S. government: inaction, impotent verbal assaults, and ill-conceived acts of retaliation"--Bookjacket
Fighting talk : forty maxims on war, peace, and strategy by Colin S Gray( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daily lives of civilians in wartime modern America : from the Indian wars to the Vietnam war( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-Civil War America, civilians were ordinarily far-removed from the actual fighting. War brought about tremendous and far-reaching changes to America's society, politics, and economy nonetheless. Readers are offered detailed glimpses into the lives of ordinary folk struggling with the privations, shortages, and anxieties brought on by U.S. entry into war. They are also shown how they strove to turn changing times to their advantage, especially civically and economically, as minorities pressed for political inclusion and traders profited from government contracts and women took on well-paying skilled jobs in large numbers for the first time. Susan Badger Doyle's chapter on the Indian Wars in the American West shows how for whites the migration westward was the path to a land of opportunity, for Native Americans migration it was a disastrous epoch that led to their near-extermination. Michael Neiberg's piece on World War I highlights how America's entry into the war on the Allied side was far from universally popular or supported because of large German and Irish immigrant communities, and how this tepid support led to the creation of some of the harshest censorship and curtailment of civil rights in U.S. history. Judy Litoff's chapter on the home front during World War II focuses on the exceptional changes brought on by total mobilization for the war effort, African-Americans' push for expanded civil rights, to women entering the workforce in large numbers, to the public's acceptance, even expectation, of centralized planning and government intervention in economic and social matters. Jon Timothy Kelly's essay on the Cold War provides a look at how the country quickly returned to astate of readiness when the end of World War II ushered in the Cold War and the immanent threat of nuclear annihilation, even as a booming economy brought undreamt of material prosperity to huge numbers of Americans. Finally, James Landers describes how American involvement in Vietnam, the first televised war, profoundly changed American attitudes about war even as this particular conflict touched few Americans, but divided them like few previous events have
Transforming military force : the legacy of Arthur Cebrowski and network centric warfare by James R Blaker( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligence and national security : a reference handbook by J. Ransom Clark( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book deals with what intelligence is, what it can and cannot do, how it functions, and why it matters within the context of furthering American national security.--[book cover]
The struggle for Kirkuk : the rise of Hussein, oil, and the death of tolerance in Iraq by Henry D Astarjian( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guarding the gates : immigration and national security by Michael C LeMay( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first history of American immigration policy written in the post-9/11 environment to focus specifically on the role of national security considerations in determining that policy."--Jacket
Gulf military forces in an era of asymmetric wars by Anthony H Cordesman( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantom reflections : the education of an American fighter pilot in Vietnam by Mike McCarthy( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding and addressing suicide attacks : the faith and politics of martyrdom operations by David Cook( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roots of rhetoric : politics of nuclear weapons in India and Pakistan by Haider K Nizamani( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change and security : a gathering storm of global challenges by Christian Webersik( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alarms about the expanding role of climate change as a force multiplier of existing threats to national, international, and human security structures studies are being raised at all levels of governance and intelligence - national (including the U.S. Senate, the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Pentagon), transnational (including the European Union and the United Nations), and private (such as the Central News Agency and the American Security Project). Climate Change and Security: A Gathering Storm of Global Challenges focuses on the three major feedback effects of human-induced climate change on human and international security - resource scarcity, natural disasters, and sea-level rise
Terrorism, inc. : the financing of terrorism, insurgency, and irregular warfare by Colin P Clarke( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African foreign policy and diplomacy from antiquity to the 21st century by Daniel Don Nanjira( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based on four fundamental objectives. First, it aims to outline the themes, problems, and challenges that face Africa and determine the nature and function of Africa's diplomacy and foreign policy. Second, it aims to cram a comprehensive survey of information, knowledge, and critical analyses of the various aspects of the African events, issues, and dictates of life, and that will examine each of these aspects extensively, each in its own compartment for the use of any-one or any institution that may be interested in a given aspect of African diplomacy, foreign policy, and international relations. This is a study of African international relations, politics, economics and related issues, and the global system in which Africa participates as a collection of states that are sovereign political units and subjects of international law. Third, this book endeavors to determine the roots, foundations, and sources of African international relations, African diplomacy, and foreign policy, and trace them to antiquity. The analyses deal with the various sources and backgrounds of physical, historical, political, social, cultural, economic, and environmental origin from which the theory and reality of African international relations, African diplomacy, and foreign policy are derived. Fourth, this book targets a broad audience, which is invited to use this book as a master text on African international relations, African diplomacy, and foreign policy that collects national, regional, and global perspectives on Africa
Double trouble : Iran and North Korea as challenges to international security by Patrick M Cronin( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Patrick Cronin is Director of Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and previously directed research at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, United States Institute of Peace, and Center for Strategic and International Studies."--BOOK JACKET
The bullet or the bribe : taking down Colombia's Cali drug Cartel by Ron Chepesiuk( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than twenty years, the Cali cartel saturated U.S. streets with cocaine, ruining neighborhoods and lives while reaping millions in cash. Efforts to combat the influx of drugs from Colombia were often stymied by the careful organization and execution of the drug trade. Through the use of bribery, terrorist structures, and legitimate business practices, the cartel rose to become a serious threat to Colombian society's fragile stability, while providing over 70% of the world's cocaine to various markets. It took more than two decades and a global effort, spearheaded by U.S. law enforcement, to topple this notorious criminal organization." "The rise and fall of one of Colombia's most notorious drug cartels is a story of how organized crime can function at the most sophisticated levels, yet still be taken down by the very forces it seeks to evade. This book examines the Cali Cartel, providing unique insight into the history of international trafficking, organized crime, and U.S. drug policy. Relying on first hand accounts, interviews, and DEA records, Chepesiuk brings the story to life, illustrating how drug traffickers operate and why they are so difficult to stop. In detailing law enforcement's biggest takedown, this book describes how such transnational criminal organizations must be dismantled, and why drug trafficking continues to be an important problem in the United States. The fall of the cartel also provides lessons for law enforcement efforts to combat terrorists and other formidable criminal organizations."--Jacket
 
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