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The Cuban Missile Crisis: The Threshold of Nuclear War

by Alice George

 

For thirteen days in October of 1962, a truly perilous flirtation with nuclear war developed between the United States and USSR, as the superpowers argued over the installation of Soviet nuclear weapons...


The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology

by Nick Cook

This riveting work of investigative reporting and history exposes classified government projects to build gravity-defying aircraft--which have an uncanny resemblance to flying saucers.

The atomic bomb was not...


Blood Warriors: American Military Elites

by Michael Lee Col Lanning

Rangers, Green Berets, SEALs, Delta Force, LRRPs, Force Recon—

and the struggle of the best and the bravest to keep America free

They’re some of the toughest and most highly trained fighting men in the world—going...


A Higher Form of Killing: The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare

by Robert Harris & Jeremy Paxman

A Higher Form of Killing opens with the first devastating battlefield use of lethal gas in World War I, and then investigates the stockpiling of biological weapons during World War II and in the decades afterward...


The Demon in the Freezer: A True Story

by Richard Preston

“The bard of biological weapons captures

the drama of the front lines.”

-Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy

The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was...


Cry from the Deep: The Sinking of the Kursk, the Submarine Disaster That Riveted the World and Put the New Russia to the Ultimate Test

by Ramsey Flynn

A gripping account of the disastrous Russian submarine explosion that killed the entire crew, devastated the Russian people, and defined Vladimir Putin's post–Cold War regime.

What were Russian officials...


Arming the Fleet Highlights: Providing Our Warfighters the Decisive Advantage

by Navy Dept. (U.S.) & Wallace T. Martin

 Arming The Fleet (ATF) Highlights includes very current and basic information on the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) and is 159 pages in ePub file format (76 pages in print) versus the larger...


Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World

by Peter Berggren, Staffan Nählinder & Erland Svensson

Assessing Command and Control Effectiveness: Dealing with a Changing World offers a description of the current state of Command and Control (C2) research in imperfect settings, showing how a research process...


Gender Integration in NATO Military Forces: Cross-national Analysis

by Lana Obradovic

Numerous states have passed gender integration legislation permanently admitting women into their military forces. As a result, these states have dramatically increased women's numbers, and improved gender equality...


The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics

by Michael C. Horowitz

The Diffusion of Military Power examines how the financial and organizational challenges of adopting new methods of fighting wars can influence the international balance of power. Michael Horowitz argues that...


Shaping US Military Law: Governing a Constitutional Military

by Joshua E. Kastenberg

Since the United States' entry into World War II, the federal judiciary has taken a prominent role in the shaping of the nation's military laws. Yet, a majority of the academic legal community studying the relationship...


US 9th Air Force Bases In Essex 1943-44

by Martin Bowman

As part of the AHT series, the airfields and interest in this book are concentrated in a particular area in this case Essex. It covers the American air bases used by the Martin B-29 Marauders, P-47 Thunderbolts...


U.S. Army Guide to Military Mountaineering

by Army

Mountains exist in almost every country in the world and almost every war has included some type of mountain operations. This pattern will not change, and soldiers will continue to fight in mountainous terrain...


The Bletchley Park Codebreakers

by Michael Smith

The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the...


The Long Peace of East Asia

by Timo Kivimäki

During the past three decades, East Asia has been more peaceful than Europe, the Americas or any continent, in terms of battle deaths per capita. When generating theories on peace and war, studies almost never...


Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict

by Vipin Narang

The world is in a second nuclear age in which regional powers play an increasingly prominent role. These states have small nuclear arsenals, often face multiple active conflicts, and sometimes have weak institutions....


Flying Fast Jets: Human Factors and Performance Limitations

by David G. Newman

This book provides a detailed overview of the human factors and performance limitations associated with flying fast jets, integrating all the latest available research literature on the demanding operational...


War! What Is It Good For?

by Ian Morris

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society—for the better

“War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,” says the famous song—but archaeology, history, and...


Understanding Civil-Military Interaction: Lessons Learned from the Norwegian Model

by Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

Understanding Civil-Military Interaction provides a novel examination of civil-military interaction in particular between militaries and humanitarian actors, in light of the so-called 'Norwegian model' that...


Inequality and Violence: A Re-appraisal of Man, the State and War

by Anna Cornelia Beyer

This book reflects on the arguments presented in Man, the State and War from a contemporary perspective. Do Waltz's ideas still hold firm ground in the discipline? The book alerts to the perceived necessity...