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Soviet military power by William J Koenig( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 1,609 libraries worldwide
The most significant strategic development in the second half of the twentieth century has been the emergence of the Soviet Union as a superpower. This dominant position is firmly founded on military strength, and the Soviet Union's relentless expansionist policies would be impossible without the support of strongly manned and well equipped armed forces. More than for any other nation, the USSR's political position, in Europe and throughout the world, depends on the might of the Soviet war machine. Even in internal affairs the generals and admirals have massive influence on the development of Soviet policy. - Jacket flap
The Pentagon Papers; the Defense Department history of United States decisionmaking on Vietnam by National Military Establishment (U.S.)( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1983 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
On "other war" lessons from five decades of RAND counterinsurgency research by Austin G Long( file )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,315 libraries worldwide
The challenges posed by insurgency and instability have proved difficult to surmount. This difficulty may embolden future opponents to embrace insurgency in combating the United States. Both the current and future conduct of the war on terror demand that the United States improve its ability to conduct counterinsurgency (COIN) operations. This study makes recommendations for improving COIN based on RAND's decades-long study of it. First, organization for COIN must be improved. The Provincial Reconstruction Team model that has been implemented in parts of Iraq and Afghanistan is a good start, but does not go far enough. This model, which unites U.S. civilian and military personnel with local government, should be expanded and made the basis for current and future COIN efforts. Second, amnesty and reward programs should be implemented or expanded. These programs push insurgents out of the movement without having to fight them literally to the last person. A new study of insurgent motivation and morale should also be undertaken. Third, given the cross-border elements of insurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, border security systems should be studied for both conflicts. Finally, pacification efforts should be focused on the lowest political echelons and combined with census-taking and national identification cards
Heads we win the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) by David C Gompert( Computer File )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,240 libraries worldwide
Current U.S. counterinsurgency strategy is in need of stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." These include comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regenerate. This paper offers concrete ideas for gaining the cognitive advantage in anticipating and countering the new global insurgency
The effects of atomic weapons by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory( Book )
14 editions published between 1950 and 1992 in English and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
The effects of nuclear weapons by United States( Book )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
When 'The Effects of Atomic Weapons' was published in 1950, the explosive energy yields of the fission bombs available at that time were equivalent to some thousands of tons (i.e., kilotons) of TNT. With the development of thermonuclear (fusion) weapons, having energy yields in the range of millions of tons (i.e., megatons) of TNT, a new presentation, entitled 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, ' was issued in 1957. A completely revised edition was published in 1962 and this was reprinted with a few changes early in 1964. Since the last version of 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons' was prepared, much new information has become available concerning nuclear weapons effects. This has come in part from the series of atmospheric tests, including several at very high altitudes, conducted in the Pacific Ocean area in 1962. In addition, laboratory studies, theoretical calculations, and computer simulations have provided a better understanding of the various effects. Within the limits imposed by security requirements, the new information has been incorporated in the present edition. In particular, attention may be called to a new chapter on the electromagnetic pulse. The material is arranged in a manner that should permit the general reader to obtain a good understanding of the various topics without having to cope with the more technical details. Most chapters are thus in two parts: the first part is written at a fairly low technical level whereas the second treats some of the more technical and mathematical aspects. The presentation allows the reader to omit any or all of the latter sections without loss of continuity
Soviet military power ( serial )
in English and held by 1,072 libraries worldwide
Russia's economy signs of progress and retreat on the transitional road by Charles Wolf( file )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,062 libraries worldwide
Sixteen years after the Soviet Union's demise, the Russian economy can still be appropriately characterized as transitional. The authors shed light on ambiguities surrounding this status through an exploration of four questions related to issues of interest to government decisionmakers
Reliability issues for DoD systems report of a workshop ( file )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 857 libraries worldwide
Grenada documents : an overview and selection by United States( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
Reconstruction under fire unifying civil and military counterinsurgency ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
It is widely agreed that effective civilian relief, reconstruction, and development work can help convince people to support their government against insurgency. Knowing this, insurgents will target such work, threatening both those who perform it and those who benefit from it. Too often, the result is a postponement of efforts to improve government and serve the population until contested territory has been cleared of insurgents. This can lead to excessive reliance on force to defeat insurgents - at best, delaying and, at worst, preventing success. Unsatisfied with this general state of affairs, a RAND team with combined security and development expertise set out to learn how 'civilian counterinsurgency' (civil COIN) could be conducted more safely in the face of active insurgency, when it can do the most good
Defense energy management ( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
The armed forces officer ( file )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Emergency war surgery by United States( Book )
16 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Manual for courts-martial, United States by United States( serial )
in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
Conduct of the Persian Gulf War : final report to Congress by United States( Book )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
The "Magic" background of Pearl Harbor by United States( Book )
7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Metallic materials and elements for aerospace vehicle structures by United States( file )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
This handbook contains design information on the strength properties of metallic materials and elements for aerospace vehicle structures and provides standardized design values and related design information for metallic materials and structural elements used in aerospace structures. These metallic materials include systems potentially useful in aerospace and aircraft applications, including those involving reinforcing components. This handbook also contains information and data for other properties and characteristics, such as fracture toughness strength, fatigue strength, creep strength, rupture strength, fatigue-crack propagation rate, and resistance to stress corrosion cracking
Terrorist group profiles ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
This study is designed to provide the American people detailed information about key terrorist groups and thereby strip away much of their mystique. We anticipate it will be useful to researchers, students, the media, and others who follow terrorist issues. The study is divided into geographic sections that begin with an overview, followed by coverage of the key regional terrorist groups. Information includes an estimate of each group's membership strength, identities of key leaders, ideological orientation, target audiences, a narrative description of the group's background, and a selected incident chronology
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