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Modern Warfare
Death Before Dismount Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636244754
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2024
Illustrations: 30 images
Description:
During the Iraq War, the U.S. Army found itself in a very similar situation to the 1st Air Mobile Cavalry Division during the Vietnam Conflict—facing an enemy who knew the terrain and was determined to fight for their cause.
The Devil's Playground Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781636244716
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Illustrations: ~50 photographs
Description:
“The Devil’s Playground” was anything south of the second canal to the men of Charlie Company’s 2nd Platoon—Two Charlie—during their 2009–2010 deployment to the Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan. The valley had been a notorious hot spot throughout history, with the Russians unable to maintain a foothold in the 80s and Coalition forces now facing the same problem during Operation Enduring Freedom.The Two Charlie paratroopers deployed as part of the 2-508th PIR, Two Fury, of the 82nd Airborne Division, but always seemed to be on their own.
In Strange Company Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781636243948
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2023
Illustrations: 15-30 illustrations
Description:
The decision to not deploy reoriented, trained Iraqi divisions and other allied forces in numbers significant enough to adequately stabilize the situation in Iraq in 2003–04 resulted in significant shortages of manpower and equipment that eventually led to a less-than-satisfactory ending to the campaign, and significantly challenged the entire Coalition effort in the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The roles and missions assumed by allies were vitally important in the under-resourced effort to bring order to the chaos of Iraq but would remain relatively unheralded throughout most of the campaign.Colonel Tiso’s account of this time offers unique insights into the challenges of planning the Iraqi campaign and the intricacies and challenges of multinational service through the lens of his assignments as a war planner at U.
Turning Points Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781636243672
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2023
Illustrations: 1 map, 1 photograph
Description:
Ten years after the end of the American involvement in the Vietnam War, a career Foreign Service officer, Thomas J. Corcoran, set down in writing his thoughts on the history of U.S.
Next War Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781636243351
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2023
Description:
The nature of war is constant change. We live in an era of exponential technological acceleration which is transforming how wars are waged. Today, the battlespace is transparent; multi-domain sensors can see anything, and long-range precision fire can target everything that is observed.
Power Up Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781636243399
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2023
Description:
In the past decade, heroes and villains spawned from the pages of comic books have upended popular culture and revolutionised the entertainment industry. The narratives weave together a multitude of complementary and sometimes competing storylines, spun across decades, generations, and mediums, forming a complex tapestry that simultaneously captures the imagination and captivates the mind. These stories reveal our own vulnerabilities while casting an ideal to which we aspire.
Battle Scars Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636243559
Pub Date: 05 Aug 2023
Illustrations: 40-50 b/w photographs plus captioning
Description:
The most eye-opening, and terrifying, story in Chip Reid's career as a journalist was the six weeks he spent with 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, as a correspondent for NBC News. Traveling shoulder-to-shoulder with the young Marines, he had unparalleled access, witnessing them in combat, and interviewing as many as he could persuade his bosses to put on air, allowing them to tell their war stories in their own words. It took only 22 days for the Marines of 3/5 to fight their way to Baghdad, but the effects on those who fought have lasted a lifetime.
Oops! Why Things Go Wrong Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781739789268
Pub Date: 13 Jun 2023
Imprint: Liffey Press
Illustrations: 50
Description:
In this ground-breaking book, Niall Downey – a cardio-thoracic surgeon who retrained to become a commercial airline pilot – uses his expertise in medicine and aviation to explore the critical issue of managing human error. With further examples from business, politics, sport, technology, the civil service and other fields, Downey makes a powerful case that by following some clear guidelines any organisation can greatly reduce the incidence and impact of human error. While acknowledging that in our fast-paced world getting things wrong is impossible to avoid completely, Downey offers a strategy based on current best practice that can make a massive difference.
First Fights in Fallujah Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781636243184
Pub Date: 15 May 2023
Illustrations: B/W and colour photographs
Description:
In March 2004, the unprovoked ambush, killing and desecration of the bodies of American civilian security contractors in Fallujah, Iraq, caused the National Command Authorities in Washington, DC. to demand that the newly arrived Marine Expeditionary Force there take action against the perpetrators and other insurgent forces. Planned Stability and Support Operations were cast aside as insurgent fighters dared the Marines to enter Fallujah.
The High Ground Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781636242934
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2023
Illustrations: B/W
Description:
The High Ground draws on the author’s personal experiences as a combat leader to illustrate examples of successful and inspiring leadership in military organisations at all levels. Many of the essays contained in this volume focus on specific military personalities that portray effective leader behaviours in both peacetime and combat settings from the tactical to the strategic. Others describe key leadership characteristics and attributes of successful leaders, from small-unit level to the Pentagon.
Burning Horizon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781636242972
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2023
Illustrations: B/W and colour
Description:
Codenamed Operation Telic, the British component of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the largest gathering of British troops since the Second World War. Whilst the British public prepared for the worst as its soldiers were facing weapons of mass destruction, most servicemen and women were under no illusion that they were invading Iraq to rid the people of Saddam Hussein.While much has been said about WMD and Tony Blair’s government, not nearly enough has been heard from those men and women that took part in Operation Telic.
Corporal Cannon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781636241661
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2022
Description:
Not even old enough to drink, Corporal Savannah Cannon is a young enlisted United States Marine deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2010. As a tactical data networking specialist, she is sent away from everyone she knows and attached to a Regimental Combat Team where women are not allowed to repair communications. Her experiences over the next few months shed light on the unique and difficult positions women are placed in when supporting combat roles, while offering a raw look at the painful choices women must sometimes make.
Standing Tall Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781636242248
Pub Date: 01 Oct 2022
Imprint: Casemate Academic
Series: Series – AUSA
Description:
Robert Foley had only been in Vietnam for six months when he was promoted to captain and given command of a rifle company. In November 1966, Foley led his men on a mission to rescue another company that had been pinned down by Viet Cong forces. His leadership that day inspired his men and led to a successful operation – and the Medal of Honor.
Hell in the Streets of Husaybah Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781636241500
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Illustrations: 30 photographs
Description:
During the April 2004 fights throughout Iraq, most media attention was focused on the city of Fallujah. However, at the same time, out on the border with Syria in and around the city of Husaybah, fighting was equally intense. This book tells the story of that period through many first-person accounts of intense fighting in the town of Husaybah, Iraq, during.
Leadership Rising Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781636240664
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2021
Illustrations: diagrams throughout
Description:
Written by a proven leader and leadership expert, this book is an invaluable guide to anyone wanting to improve their leadership skills. Immersive, interactive, and memorable, it will empower you to raise your leadership awareness and help you on your journey to become a winning leader. Concise, focused chapters and an interactive format mean even the most time-strapped can benefit from John Antal's decades of experience.
To Boldly Go Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781636240626
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2021
Description:
"The literature of ideas." When author Pamela Sargent used those words to describe science fiction in 1975, the genre had exploded into the literary mainstream. As a literature of ideas, science fiction has proven to be a powerful metaphor for the world around us, offering a rich tapestry of imagination through which to explore how we lead, how we think, and how we interact.