Space Warfare: Strategy, Principles and Policy by John J. Klein

By John J. Klein

This new examine considers army house method in the context of the land and naval options of the past.

Explaining why and the way strategists be aware the similarities of area operations to these of the air and naval forces, this ebook exhibits why many such thoughts by accident result in overemphasizing the significance of space-based offensive weaponry and technology.

Counter to so much U.S. Air strength doctrines, the e-book argues that space-based guns don’t imbue superiority. It examines why either air and naval strategic frameworks really fail to correctly seize the scope of real-world concerns relating to present area operations. but via increasing a naval strategic framework to incorporate maritime activities—which contains the interplay of land and sea—the breadth of matters and matters relating to house actions and operations may be absolutely encompassed.

Commander John Klein, usa military, makes use of Sir Julian Corbett’s maritime method as a strategic springboard, whereas watching the salient classes of alternative strategists—including sunlight Tzu, Clausewitz, Jomini, and Mao Tse-tung—to express how an area technique and linked rules of area conflict should be derived to foretell matters, strengthen rules, and recommend coverage now not presently recognized.

This publication could be of significant curiosity to all scholars and students of army and strategic reports and to these with an curiosity in house process in particular.

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la torturas mentales de la CIA by Gordon Thomas, Carmen Franci

By Gordon Thomas, Carmen Franci

A frank denunciation of using psychiatry in espionage, this booklet in particular addresses the function of CIA specialists in contemporary many years who came upon themselves inquisitive about a software of research that made use of mental torture. the appliance of tools akin to brainwashing, lobotomies, electroshocks, psychological regulate, isolation, and different inhuman and degrading tortures are published during this scathing testimonial from one of many CIA's former psychiatrists. coated during this critique is the case of William Buckley—a CIA agent particularly informed to coordinate such mental experiments—who was once killed via these very same methods in 1985.

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Our Man in Yugoslavia (Studies in Intelligence) by Sebastian Ritchie

By Sebastian Ritchie

As a completely documented learn of a moment international conflict mystery Intelligence provider (SIS) operative, Our guy in Yugoslavia is de facto precise. Its topic is Owen Reed, a military officer recruited into SIS in the summertime of 1943 after which parachuted in to German-occupied Croatia to paintings with Tito's Partisans and different Allied mystery corporations. After reporting again to London in July 1944, Reed back to Yugoslavia to discover relatives with the Partisans deteriorating. His erstwhile comrades started operating opposed to him and the intelligence he handed to the SIS got here more and more to target the communist takeover. Reed chanced on himself on the centre of the 1st nice war of words of the chilly battle. mixing biography and operational heritage, Our guy in Yugoslavia is a remarkable case learn, illustrating how SIS operatives have been recruited and expert, and describing their paintings intimately.

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Who Dares Wins - The SAS and the Iranian Embassy Siege 1980 by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

By Gregory Fremont-Barnes

For five days in may perhaps 1980, millions watched worldwide because the shadowy figures of the SAS played a bold and dramatic raid at the Iranian Embassy in London, catapulting a little-known professional unit into the whole glare of the world's media. Hailed by way of Margaret Thatcher as "a extraordinary operation, conducted with braveness and confidence," the raid was once an incredible luck for the SAS, who controlled to rescue nineteen hostages with near-perfect army execution, even supposing hostages have been killed by way of terrorists. regardless of the acclaim and media cognizance, information of the siege are nonetheless mostly unknown and people on the middle of the tale, the identities of the SAS soldiers themselves, stay a heavily guarded secret.This booklet takes a concise and in-depth examine the dramatic occasions of the Iranian Embassy Siege, revealing the political history in the back of it and punctiliously reading the arguable determination by means of the top Minister and residential Secretary to signal over keep watch over of the streets of London to the army. specific bird's eye view art illustrates the instant the partitions have been breached and express how the stern making plans of the operation used to be serious to its luck. With enter from these all for the venture, and dialogue at the powerful education regimes of the SAS, the writer strips away the various secret at the back of the simplest counter-terrorism unit on this planet and their most famed raid.

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Chindit 1942-45 (Warrior) by Tim Moreman, Peter Dennis

By Tim Moreman, Peter Dennis

Osprey's learn of the Chidits of Wolrd warfare II (1939-19445). Named after legendary beasts guarding Buddhist temples, the Chindits have been a especially geared up, outfitted and educated physique of fellows making use of leading edge struggling with tools in response to principles initially constructed in Palestine and Ethiopia by way of their commander, Major-General Orde Wingate. the 2 Chindit operations (LONGCLOTH in February - may perhaps 1943 and THURSDAY in March 1944) have been praised by way of the clicking, yet their contribution to the Allied reason continues to be debatable to today. This ebook examines the origins of the Chindits and the genesis of Major-General Wingate's principles approximately lengthy variety Penetration. the writer discusses the recruitment and expert battling tools of the Chindits in the course of 1943-44, which speedy created a strength with a excessive espirit-de-corps and trust in Wingate and his principles. followed via full-color illustrations demonstrating the precise gown, gear and guns, this ebook assesses the contribution made by way of those elite troops to the Allied victory in South-East Asia in the course of global conflict II.

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The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate": The CIA and Mind by John D. Marks

By John D. Marks

''The CIA expos? to finish all CIA expos?s.'' —New York A 'Manchurian Candidate' is an unwitting murderer brainwashed and programmed to kill. In this booklet, former kingdom division officer John Marks tells the explosive tale of the CIA's hugely mystery software of experiments in brain keep an eye on. His interest first aroused by way of info on a complicated suicide. Marks labored from millions of pages of newly published files in addition to interviews and behavioral technology reviews, generating a booklet that 'accomplished what Senate committees may well no longer' (Senator Edward Kennedy).

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Politics on Trial: Five Famous Trials of the 20th Century by William Kunstler

By William Kunstler

William Kunstler, the main celebrated safety attorney of his time, displays on 5 recognized circumstances during which traditional voters have been special for his or her political opinions or the colour in their epidermis, together with Sacco and Vanzetti (Italian immigrants accused of murder), and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (communists done for espionage). Kunstler additionally considers felony demanding situations to obligatory prayers in faculties and the ban on educating evolution. The advent by means of Michael Ratner highlights present threats to political rights.--------------"As lengthy as an individual controls your background, the reality shall stay only a mystery."—Ben HarperRadical historical past is a brand new sequence from Ocean Press trying to fix our collective reminiscence of occasions, struggles and folks erased from traditional (and conservative) histories and media. those mini-anthologies contain eyewitness money owed and old, forgotten or overlooked records in addition to new essays, chronologies and additional analyzing feedback. This sequence is designed to attract a brand new new release of political activists.

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The Civilian-Military Divide: Obstacles to the Integration by Louise Stanton

By Louise Stanton

The U.S. structure is designed to distribute strength so one can hinder its focus, and specifically, it attracts transparent strains among the duties of the army and people of civilian legislations enforcement. however the new international chance paradigm, requiring responses either out of the country and at domestic, calls out for army and civilian intelligence accumulating to paintings in tandem. The Civil-Military Divide: stumbling blocks to the mixing of Intelligence within the usa seems at old and felony ramifications of such efforts.Louise Stanton's thought-provoking paintings sums up the present kingdom of U.S. intelligence amassing in any respect degrees of presidency. It then appears on the diversity of strategies for overhauling our intelligence efforts within the context of the U.S. structure to evaluate what may possibly or is probably not constitutionally supportable. At factor are 3 customary, frequently reaffirmed ideas: the separation of powers, the federalist method that offers the U.S. govt priority over states, and the separation of the civilian and armed forces sectors.

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