First Strike

First Strike
Author: Mark Totten
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-09-21
ISBN: 0300168640
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Excerpt:

Can the use of force first against a less-than-imminent threat be both morally acceptable and consistent with American values? This book offers historical examination of the use of preemptive and preventive force through the lens of the just war tradition.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Matthew J. Flynn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-07-09
ISBN: 1135904138
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Excerpt:

Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Jack Cashill,James Sanders
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2003-03-03
ISBN: 1418565393
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Excerpt:

September 11, 2001, did not represent the first aerial assault against the American mainland. The first came on July 17,1996, with the downing of TWA Flight 800. This book looks in detail at what people saw and heard on this fateful night. First Strike explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. With an impressive array of facts, Jack Cashill and James Sanders show the relationship between events in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the American government has attempted to cover up the truth.

Halo First Strike

Halo  First Strike
Author: Eric Nylund
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN: 1429930438
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Halo First Strike Book Excerpt:

Reach fell, and when hope seemed lost, humanity stood face-to-face with the possible extinction of all life in the galaxy and lived to tell the tale. But that was just one epic battle, and the war rages on . . . The Covenant shows no mercy as they continue to assault every human world they can find, but in their way lies humanity's great champion, Spartan-117, the Master Chief. Together with his AI companion Cortana and the last remaining Spartans, the fight continues on two fronts. One takes a crew of Spartans to the charred surface of Reach, the only planet they've ever known as home. But beneath the surface, Dr. Halsey has discovered an ancient secret...one that could alter the course of the war. Meanwhile, Master Chief and Cortana head towards a gathering of Covenant warships because the UNSC's worst nightmare has come true: the Covenant has discovered the location of Earth and is forming a massive fleet to destroy it...and all who oppose the will of the Prophets. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Robert C. Aldridge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Strike Book Excerpt:

Discusses the development of the nuclear weapons of the United States and examines the American military policies concerning nuclear war

Syndicate Wars First Strike

Syndicate Wars  First Strike
Author: Justin Sloan,George S. Mahaffey Jr.
Publsiher: Elder Tree Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Syndicate Wars First Strike Book Excerpt:

With an alien invasion threatening the survival of the human race, service in the Marines was no longer simply about honor and duty, it was a matter of life and death. This was especially true for Quinn, a Marine sergeant who was hell-bent on ensuring that her young daughter had a world to grow up in. But one thing separates Quinn from the others:She’s a certifiable badass. And as the aliens will learn, it’s tough to keep a good woman down. "SYNDICATE WARS is the perfect mash-up of STARSHIP TROOPERS and THE DIRTY DOZEN. A space opera with heart, great characters, and neverending action, the set-up will suck you in and the characters and story, including a very cool time-travel hook, will keep you wanting more." -- Stephen L'Heureux, SOLIPSISTFILMS (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

Rand Report

Rand Report
Author: Rand Corporation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 174
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Research
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Strategic and Foreign Policy Implications of ABM Systems March 6 11 13 21 26 28 1969

Strategic and Foreign Policy Implications of ABM Systems  March 6  11  13  21  26  28  1969
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Organization and Disarmament Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Air defenses
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic and Foreign Policy Implications of ABM Systems March 6 11 13 21 26 28 1969 Book Excerpt:

Considers the national and international ramifications of U.S. ABM deployment, and its effects on SALT talks with the Soviet Union.

Drone Strike Analyzing the Impacts of Targeted Killing

Drone Strike   Analyzing the Impacts of Targeted Killing
Author: Mitt Regan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030911195
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drone Strike Analyzing the Impacts of Targeted Killing Book Excerpt:

Bulletin of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy

Bulletin of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Jurisprudence
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Dawn of Carrier Strike

The Dawn of Carrier Strike
Author: David Hobbs
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 1473879949
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dawn of Carrier Strike Book Excerpt:

Among all the celebrations of the RAF’s centenary, it was largely forgotten that the establishment of an independent air force came at a cost – and it was the Royal Navy that paid the price. In 1918 it had been pre-eminent in the technology and tactics of employing aircraft at sea, but once it lost control of its own air power, it struggled to make the RAF prioritize naval interests, in the process losing ground to the rival naval air forces of Japan and the United States. This book documents that struggle through the cash-strapped 1920s and ’30s, culminating in the Navy regaining control of its aviation in 1937, but too late to properly prepare for the impending war. However, despite the lack of resources, British naval flying had made progress, especially in the advancement of carrier strike doctrine. These developments are neatly illustrated by the experiences of Lieutenant William Lucy, who was to become Britain’s first accredited air ‘ace’ of the war and to lead the world’s first successful dive-bombing of a major warship. Making extensive use of the family archive, this book also reproduces many previously unseen photographs from Lucy’s album, showing many aspects of life in the Fleet Air Arm up to the end of the Norway campaign. Although it is beyond the scope of this book, in November 1940 the inter-war concentration on carrier strike was to be spectacularly vindicated by the air attack on the Italian fleet at Taranto – it inspired the Japanese to a far larger effort at Pearl Harbor the following year, but the Royal Navy had shown the way.

The Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II Routledge Revivals

The Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II  Routledge Revivals
Author: Christopher Chant
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN: 1134647875
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II Routledge Revivals Book Excerpt:

Codenames were a vital feature of World War II, serving as mental shorthand for those in the know, and obscuring the issues for those who were not. Codenames were used from the highest level, in the planning of grand strategic moves affecting the conduct of the whole war, to the lowest command divisions, in the conduct of small-scale tactical operations. This encyclopedia, first published in 1986, removes the mystery surrounding many of the important code names from the era. With around 3,000 entries drawn from all sides – the U.K., U.S.A., Germany, the U.S.S.R. and Japan – Christopher Chant’s work provides a uniquely comprehensive and full overview of major operations, names and code words. Thorough and exciting, this key reference reissue is an exceptionally valuable resource for military historians, enthusiasts and general readers with an interest in World War II.

Richmond Redeemed

Richmond Redeemed
Author: Richard Sommers
Publsiher: Savas Beatie
Total Pages: 697
Release: 2014-10-19
ISBN: 1611212219
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Richmond Redeemed Book Excerpt:

Richmond Redeemed pioneered study of Civil War Petersburg. The original (and long out of print) award-winning 1981 edition conveyed an epic narrative of crucial military operations in early autumn 1864 that had gone unrecognized for more than 100 years. Readers will rejoice that Richard J. SommersÕs masterpiece, in a revised Sesquicentennial edition, is once again available. This monumental study focuses on GrantÕs Fifth Offensive (September 29 Ð October 2, 1864), primarily the Battles of ChaffinÕs Bluff (Fort Harrison) and Poplar Spring Church (PeeblesÕ Farm). The Union attack north of the James River at ChaffinÕs Bluff broke through RichmondÕs defenses and gave Federals their greatest opportunity to capture the Confederate capital. The corresponding fighting outside Petersburg at Poplar Spring Church so threatened Southern supply lines that General Lee considered abandoning his Petersburg rail center six months before actually doing so. Yet hard fighting and skillful generalship saved both cities. This book provides thrilling narrative of opportunities gained and lost, of courageous attack and desperate defense, of incredible bravery by Union and Confederate soldiers from 28 states, Maine to Texas. Fierce fighting by four Black brigades earned their soldiers thirteen Medals of Honor and marked ChaffinÕs Bluff as the biggest, bloodiest battle for Blacks in the whole Civil War. In addition to his focused tactical lens, Dr. Sommers offers rich analysis of the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and their senior subordinates, Benjamin Butler, George G. Meade, Richard S. Ewell, and A. P. Hill. The richly layered prose of Richmond Redeemed, undergirded by thousands of manuscript and printed primary accounts from more than 100 archives, has been enhanced for this Sesquicentennial Edition with new research, new writing, and most of all new thinking. Teaching future strategic leaders of American and allied armed forces in the Army War College, conversing with fellow Civil War scholars, addressing Civil War audiences across the nation, and reflecting on prior assessments over the last 33 years have stimulated in the author new perspectives and new insights. He has interwoven them throughout the book. His new analysis brings new dimensions to this new edition. Dr. Sommers was widely praised for his achievement. In addition to being a selection of the History Book Club, the National Historical Society awarded him the Bell Wiley Prize as the best Civil War book for 1981-82. Reviewers hailed it as Òa book that still towers among Civil War campaign studiesÓ and Òa model tactical study [that] takes on deeper meaning . . . without sacrificing the human drama and horror of combat.Ó Complete with maps, photos, a full bibliography, and index, Richmond Redeemed is modeled for a new generation of readers, enthusiasts, and Civil War buffs and scholars, all of whom will welcome and benefit from exploring how, 150 years ago, Richmond was redeemed.

Cooperation for a Peaceful and Sustainable World

Cooperation for a Peaceful and Sustainable World
Author: Li Junsheng,Chen Bo,Hou Na
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN: 1781906564
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperation for a Peaceful and Sustainable World Book Excerpt:

Part 2 of the Cooperation for a peaceful and sustainable world volume, brings together some of the leading researchers on peace science. Chapters discuss issues including, but not restricted to, military expenditure and economics in China, India and Pakistan, Peace science in South East Asia, and approaches to anti-terrorism.

Baseball Meets the Law

Baseball Meets the Law
Author: Ed Edmonds,Frank G. Houdek
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN: 1476664382
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baseball Meets the Law Book Excerpt:

Baseball and law have intersected since the primordial days. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town's meeting house. Ball games on Sundays were barred by a Pennsylvania statute in 1794. In 2015, a federal court held that baseball's exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise relocations. Another court overturned the conviction of Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice. A third denied a request by rooftop entrepreneurs to enjoin the construction of a massive video screen at Wrigley Field. This exhaustive chronology traces the effects the law has had on the national pastime, both pro and con, on and off the field, from the use of copyright to protect not only equipment but also "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" to frequent litigation between players and owners over contracts and the reserve clause. The stories of lawyers like Kenesaw Mountain Landis and Branch Rickey are entertainingly instructive.

Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1979

Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1979
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1979 Book Excerpt:

Necessity in International Law

Necessity in International Law
Author: Jens David Ohlin,Larry May
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN: 0190622946
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessity in International Law Book Excerpt:

Necessity is a notoriously dangerous and slippery concept-dangerous because it contemplates virtually unrestrained killing in warfare and slippery when used in conflicting ways in different areas of international law. Jens David Ohlin and Larry May untangle these confusing strands and perform a descriptive mapping of the ways that necessity operates in legal and philosophical arguments in jus ad bellum, jus in bello, human rights, and criminal law. Although the term "necessity" is ever-present in discussions regarding the law and ethics of killing, its meaning changes subtly depending on the context. It is sometimes an exception, at other times a constraint on government action, and most frequently a broad license in war that countenances the wholesale killing of enemy soldiers in battle. Is this legal status quo in war morally acceptable? Ohlin and May offer a normative and philosophical critique of international law's prevailing notion of jus in bello necessity and suggest ways that killing in warfare could be made more humane-not just against civilians but soldiers as well. Along the way, the authors apply their analysis to modern asymmetric conflicts with non-state actors and the military techniques most likely to be used against them. Presenting a rich tapestry of arguments from both contemporary and historical Just War theory, Necessity in International Law is the first full-length study of necessity as a legal and philosophical concept in international affairs.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Efforts to Settle the Teamsters Strike at Diamond Walnut Growers Inc

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Efforts to Settle the Teamsters  Strike at Diamond Walnut Growers  Inc
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 376
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Labor disputes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Brotherhood of Teamsters Efforts to Settle the Teamsters Strike at Diamond Walnut Growers Inc Book Excerpt:

Arms Control in Space

Arms Control in Space
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anti-satellite weapons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arms Control in Space Book Excerpt:

Iron Fist From The Sea

Iron Fist From The Sea
Author: Douw Steyn,Arnè Söderlund
Publsiher: Helion and Company
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN: 1910777463
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iron Fist From The Sea Book Excerpt:

This seminal work documents the clandestine sea borne operations undertaken by South Africa’s 4 Reconnaissance Commando Regiment. It breathtakingly reveals the versatility and effectiveness of this elite unit which worked with a range of other South African and Rhodesian forces, including the Rhodesian SAS, to engage in a range of raiding and war fighting activities. These operations saw the clandestine reconnaissance of harbors, the sinking of enemy shipping and the destruction of shore installations in Angola and Mozambique. Just some of the tasks undertaken by this extraordinary maritime capability which totaled no more than 45 operators, both black and white! With unparalleled access to previously secret material, the authors, both of whom worked to develop 4 Recce’s operating capabilities, trace the origins of the Regiment back to the 1970’s when the South African’s determined the need for a maritime force projection capability. They relate how maritime doctrine was developed within South Africa’s wider Special Forces capability and how joint operational approaches were configured with the South African Navy. This saw the development of a range of swimmer, reconnaissance, diving and boat operator training courses, along with the design of specialist raiding craft and amphibious assault platforms, which were originated to operate from the Navy’s existing shipping and submarines. All of which demonstrated the immense potential of this newly emergent force and the resourcefulness of its individual operators. Required to successfully complete a grueling selection process, the operators of 4 Recce were relentlessly tested to prove their physical and mental mettle, not to mention their leadership skills and initiative. Steyn and Söderlund’s chronological analysis of the operations undertaken by 4 Recce and the South African Navy is stunning to behold. They impartially detail the secret and specialized actions which saw both success and failure. From Cabinda on the West Coast to Tanzania on the East, 4 Recce, and whose existence and capability was largely kept secret even within the South African Defence Force, conducted numerous clandestine raids. They attacked shipping and strategic targets such as oil facilities, transport infrastructure and even ANC offices. And sometimes the raids did go wrong, spectacularly so in one instance when two operators were killed and Captain Wynand Du Toit was captured. He was later paraded in front of the world’s media, much to the embarrassment of the South African government. This is a fascinating work and one that will enthrall anyone with an interest in Special Forces operations. Profusely illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs, it stands as a testament to the author’s endeavors as, respectively, the former Operations Commander of 4 Recce and the former Commander Task Group of the SA Navy - as well as the incredible operators of 4 Recce. Explosive and compulsive, Iron Fist from the Sea takes you right to the raging surf; to the adrenaline and fear that is sea borne raiding...