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Praeger Security International

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Works: 672 works in 678 publications in 1 language and 4,053 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Interviews  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Case studies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Classifications: UA23, 973.8
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Most widely held works by Praeger Security International
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 1,010 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
The PSI handbook of virtual environments for training and education developments for the military and beyond ( )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 810 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 t
PSI handbook of global security and intelligence : national approaches ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 156 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
Guarding the gates : immigration and national security by Michael C LeMay ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 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."--BOOK JACKET
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 7 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
Technology and law enforcement from gumshoe to gamma rays by Robert L Snow ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Using many real-life examples and first-hand anecdotes, this book takes readers through every major branch of law enforcement and shows how technology radically changed police department operations during the last two decades. It also shows how these changes continue today as technology advances and refines techniques already in practice. Beginning with the Night Stalker case, the author illustrates how the use and reliance on new technologies in solving crimes has made policing and detective work more accurate and efficient in capturing and convicting criminals and, more recently, how it has aided courts in releasing innocents convicted of crimes." --Résumé de l'éditeur
Evolution of U.S. counterterrorism policy ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This three volume set provides a comprehensive collection of key documents, statements, and testimony on U.S. government counterterrorism policies as they have evolved in the face of the changing terrorist threats. Selected executive and congressional materials highlight the government's diverse policy and program responses to terrorism. [snip] Recent entries offer a compilation of important post-9/11 materials such as background information on U.S. actions against Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and Saddam Hussein, and terrorism funding. Also included are statements from the Reagan and other administrations that relate to disputes over the appropriate use of force.--Back cover
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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Planting hatred, sowing pain the psychology of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by Moises F Salinas ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As renewed hatred pumped the people of Israel and Palestine in summer 2006 fueling a flurry of bombings, kidnappings, and murders, author Moises Salinas continued research and interviews for this book in those nations. In Planting Hatred, Sowing Pain, the psychology professor explains why it often seems this conflict that has been raging more than 70 years is illogical. While in recent years both groups have basically agreed on the broad parameters of a peace agreement, the fight still continues. Salinas argues that the obstacles to achieving a solution are not just political, but also psychological. He shows that just as disagreements over borders, refugees, and settlements keep the parties from the negotiating table, so do psychological factors including mistrust, hatred, stereotypes, and prejudice." --Résumé de l'éditeur
On armor by Bruce I Gudmundsson ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Armor tells three important and interconnected stories. The first is a tale of a technology, in particular, the rise and fall of the main battle tank--a type of armored vehicle that came to dominate land warfare in the middle of the 20th century but is now obsolete. The second is a history of ideas. The problem that armored vehicles created for 20th-century armies was as much about concepts of operation as it was about technology. Those who got the philosophy right did well. Those who lacked either the imagination or the intellectual capital to understand the rapidly evolving potential of th
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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gulf military forces in an era of asymmetric wars by Anthony H Cordesman ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 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 6 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]
Americans and asymmetric conflict Lebanon, Somalia, and Afghanistan by Adam Lowther ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As the War in Iraq continues to rage, many in the White House, State Department, Department of Defense, and outside government are left to wonder if it was possible to foresee the difficulty the United States is currently having with Sunni nationalists and Islamic extremists. Recent American military experience offers significant insight into this question. With the fog of the Cold War finally lifting and clarity returning to the nature of conflict, the dominance of asymmetry in the military experience of the United States is all too evident." "Lebanon (1982-1984), Somalia (1992-1994), and Afghanistan (2001-2004) offer relevant insight into successes and failures of American attempts to fight adversaries utilizing asymmetric conflict to combat the United States when it intervened in these three states. The results illustrate the difficulty of engaging adversaries unwilling to wage a conventional war and the need for improved strategic and tactical doctrine." "Adam Lowther's purpose here is to highlight some of history's recent lessons so that we may move forward with an awareness of what experience offers."--BOOK JACKET
PSI handbook of business security by W. Timothy Coombs ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fighting suicide bombing a worldwide campaign for life by Israel W Charny ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Israel W. Charny first seeks to understand the psychology of suicide bombers, as well as the culture from which they emerge. Taking this understanding of what he calls human evil, he then proposes a hawkish campaign that ultimately emphasizes peace rather than irrational fear." "By deeming suicide bombing and terrorism necessary subjects in the study of psychology, Charny presents yet another weapon in the war against terrorism - a war he believes will only escalate without drastic action. Ultimately, he calls for a "worldwide campaign for life" led by religious and secular leaders across the globe. He concludes the book with a vignette from Islamic culture that speaks nobly to furthering peace and life."--Jacket
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 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bribery and extortion undermining business, governments, and security by Alexandra Addison Wrage ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details the world of high-level bribery and its destructive impact on security, democratization, and human aid around the world
Wars without splendor the U.S. military and low-level conflict by Ernest Evans ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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