Description : Why do cease-fire agreements sometimes last for years while others flounder barely long enough to be announced? How to maintain peace in the aftermath of war is arguably one of the most important questions of the post--Cold War era. And yet it is one of the least explored issues in the study of war and peace. Here, Page Fortna offers the first comprehensive analysis of why cease-fires between states succeed or fail. She develops cooperation theory to argue that mechanisms within these agreements can help maintain peace by altering the incentives for war and peace, reducing uncertainty, and helping to prevent or manage accidents that could lead to war. To test this theory, the book first explores factors, such as decisive victory and prior history of conflict, that affect the baseline prospects for peace. It then considers whether stronger cease-fires are likely to be implemented in the hardest or the easiest cases. Next, through both quantitative and qualitative testing of the effects of cease-fire agreements, firm evidence emerges that agreements do matter. Durable peace is harder to achieve after some wars than others, but when most difficult, states usually invest more in peace building. These efforts work. Strong agreements markedly lessen the risk of further war. Mechanisms such as demilitarized zones, dispute resolution commissions, peacekeeping, and external guarantees can help maintain peace between even the deadliest of foes.
Description : War Time, Peace Time, My Time is a charming account of the life of Dorice Greenfield; dancer, wife, mother and now, author. At fifteen, Dorice runs away from her evacuated school campus, and the relative safety of the English countryside, to return to a terrifying London at war; one of rationing, doodlebugs and bomb shelters. Determined to pursue her love of dance, it isn't long before she is touring the country, performing at theatres and military bases, and receiving Nylons from American soldiers. Once considered too risqué for a good girl, dressing in sexy costumes and taking to the stage becomes a patriotic duty, buoying up the spirits of a nation of young soldiers. But amidst this fear and excitement, when she falls for a Jewish man, Dorice must face down prejudice in order to marry her love, fighting new battles as the war subsides. Dorice Greenfield is an inspiration – a brave young woman who filled her life with adventure in the face of adversity and, in leading by example, gave her family the best start in life.
Description : Offers a simple introduction to the art of meditation and positive thinking for teenagers. It also contains a range of meditation commentaries designed to create a peaceful, positive state of mind and develop self esteem and self worth.
Description : What should military warriors do in peacetime? Such was the theme of an international conference at the Inter-American Defense College in 1992 which brought together diplomats, military officials and distinguished academics to discuss the purpose of military institutions in Latin America in the new world order. The most important message of this book is that the order has by no means eliminated the need for armed forces.
Description : It was brought to my attention, a great number of civilians believe, unless you were fighting in a war zone, you're not as great a patriot as those that did fight in a war. Unfortunately, this attitude carries over to the department of defense. The Marines I served with, including myself, suffered injuries seen and unseen during training. Any large Corporation in America would compensate their employees for injuries on the job. My question is, "why is the U.S. government the exception to the rule?" Some injuries are mental and other injuries are physical. In either case the government has denied veteran claims by the hundred thousand. In my case, injuries related to Desert storm and arthritis caused by sleeping on ice for twelve weeks in South Korea, including training in sweltering 120 degrees heat in 29 Palms California. During those training I suffered 50% hearing loss in my left ear while shooting artillery cannons for eight years. Carrying 100 lbs. artillery shells and riding in the back of a five-ton truck with artillery shells bouncing in the air, land on top of my legs. During the time I prep for Desert Storm, my unit was taken to camp Atterbury for our final medical treatment. The treatment included a series of injections and pills. Months later I found myself gravely ill from the effects of the medication, including a PD pill, a drug that was supposed to counter the effects of chemical agents. My bones ached, rash covered my chest, shoulders, forehead and caused massive memory loss. I had headaches for six months at a time, I was totally exhausted for months and my muscles ached from head to toe. This course ran its cycle over and over, six months at a time. I went to the VA hospital for a full chem panel, but the medical findings were inconclusive. Not a shot was fired at the enemy during that time, but never the less I was a silent casualty of war. It took ten years before I become eligible to be listed as service connect with the military, therefore; I lived with the pain for years, paying for my health care out of pocket, for something the civilian doctors didn't have a clue how to treat. Even though I had medical proof, documenting my Gulf war symptoms over a course of ten years, the military shoved my fi le deep in the crevices of the records room, until a diligent rep from one of the contracting departments discovered the fi le and fi led for a hearing. Like myself, other military personnel suffer the same injustice, with little hope of ever receiving financial compensation or medical treatment. I am a proud patriot, Peace Time Marines.
Description : The book is about a dream of mankind- the dream to live in "peacetime." After many conflicts and wars, in 1901 the humans initiated actions to materialize the dream. But unfortunately, the dream is still a dream after more than one hundred years. Time is nothing but realizing things in succession and is a condition and cause of conditions. Peace time is a mental phenomena and its measuring system is derived from functioning of solar system and cosmological units. The dream is to promulgate 28 days 13 months moon civil calendar which is a perfect, rational, uniform, regular and harmonious time calendar. This provides appropriate impulses to human minds for peaceful responses and to create a peace time culture. The book designs the Peace Calendar with names of 13 months of the year; each month promoting different moral values (as components of Peace) to mould the human minds towards "peacetime." The book also highlights the present problem of violence, terror and meltdowns in economic, social and environmental sectors in each of the 13 months. The UN is urged upon to take quick decision for fulfillment of the dream to save the humanity from large scale destruction and to switch over from the present "miserable time" to "peace time" by 2012-13, the cut off year for the beginning of holocaust in human civilization.
Description : In a world that runs with the need for speed, we feel time pushing us, sometimes even mastering us, as we rush from one thing to the next. Time is as familiar as the clock on the wall, yet it’s also a mystery. For poets, philosophers, songwriters, and scientists, time and eternity are frontiers as rich and compelling as the origins of the cosmos and the nature of God.One of the emerging writers and thinkers of our day, Ellen Vaughn, takes us on a stirring journey through this topic that touches us all. How can time-bound humans relate to a limitless God and enjoy his peace? Time Peace examines how we experience time in life’s fleeting moments. It explores timekeeping through history and in different cultures and introduces the unique Christian distinctive about it. It soars through the space-time continuum in an intriguing exploration of how science and philosophy illuminate biblical accounts. It helps readers take these truths and apply them to everyday life, freeing us to live at peace in time—and to leave a legacy that lasts for eternity.
Description : Hello, Readers, To God be the glory. I would like to take a little time to tell you about this book that I have written and how God led me to write it. Over the years of growth, I can truly say I have developed a personal relationship with Christ. He speaks to me; he tells me things that only Christ could tell me. He often gives me messages in the form of poems. That, only God can do! God gives me the words, and I simply write them down. I remember the first poem Christ gave me. It was a home-going poem for my father. On June 19, 2007, my father went to glory. I wanted to say something about my father publicly, but I had a fear of speaking before crowds. There was something about speaking before a crowd that always gave me a feeling of fear. I couldn’t let this fear stop me from letting the world know how I felt about this great man. I needed to write something down to let people know how I felt about him. I experienced a lot of sleepless nights trying to think of words worthy of my feelings for him. Two days before the home-going, I was awakened at 2:00 a.m. by what I believe to be the Holy Spirit. I went into another room, and within an hour, I had written a poem that I felt was worthy enough to tell. The church clerk read the poem and mentioned that I wrote it. I was complemented for the words I wrote. All I could say was “to God be the glory.” Here is the first poem I wrote, entitled “Greet Us with A Smile.” Good night, Daddy, we’ll see you in a while When we get to heaven, you’ll greet us with a smile Mama, Kenny, Bruce, and the rest We want to thank you, Daddy, for giving us your best Go ahead and sleep, Daddy. Go ahead and rest We’ll see you in the morning, though I must confess We’re really going to miss you but only for a while Because when we get to heaven, you’ll greet us with a smile Thank you, Jesus, for letting us borrow him this long Help us to understand that it was time for him to go home But we all know it’s only for a while Because when we get to heaven, you’ll greet us with a smile With all the love that a family could give You’ll always be with us because in us, you’ll always live Go ahead and sleep, Daddy, but only for a while Because when we get to heaven, I know you’ll greet us with a smile In loving memory of John Edwin Longuemire, Sr. May 31, 1926–June 19, 2007