Sniper Rifles: From the 19th to the 21st Century (Osprey by Martin Pegler

By Martin Pegler

A technical define of the historical past of the sniper rifle, from its creation in war through the Napoleonic wars, during the US Civil warfare to its present apogee because the most often used wrestle rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan. This e-book information the advance of ammunition, various guns varieties together with unmarried shot, journal loading and semi-automatic, in addition to the creation and use of optical points of interest. Martin Pegler, a number one specialist at the historical past of sniping and previous Senior Curator of Firearms on the Royal Armouries Leeds, additionally information the present advances in expertise, resembling laser range-finding points of interest and evening imaginative and prescient units. utilizing first-hand bills, the booklet brings the damaging global of the sniper to lifestyles revealing their education and concealment recommendations in addition to their studying in their weapon of selection.

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Remaking Domestic Intelligence by Richard A. Posner

By Richard A. Posner

A brand new answer for reforming U.S. family intelligence family intelligence within the usa at the present time is undermanned, uncoordinated, technologically challenged, and ruled through an agency—the FBI—that is structurally unsuited to play the relevant position in nationwide protection intelligence. regardless of its value to nationwide protection, it's the weakest hyperlink within the U.S. intelligence procedure. In Remaking family Intelligence, Richard A. Posner finds all of the harmful weaknesses undermining our household intelligence within the usa and provides a brand new resolution: a family intelligence supplier modeled at the thought and simple layout of the Canadian safety Intelligence carrier. He information why the FBI, simply because its basic task is legislation enforcement, isn't the strategy to the matter of family intelligence and the way a brand new employer, lodged within the division of place of origin safety, might don't have any authority to have interaction in legislations enforcement and hence keep away from the deep pressure among legal research and nationwide protection intelligence that plagues the FBI. He additionally indicates how a brand new U.S. household intelligence organization may well provide extra merits over our present constitution even by way of civil liberties. Richard A. Posner is a pass judgement on at the U.S. court docket of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and a senior lecturer on the collage of Chicago legislation university.

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The reluctant spy: my secret life in the CIA’s war on terror by John Kiriakou

By John Kiriakou

Lengthy sooner than the waterboarding controversy exploded within the media, one CIA agent had already long gone public. In a groundbreaking 2007 interview with ABC information, John Kiriakou referred to as waterboarding torture—but admitted that it most likely labored. This ebook, straight away a confessional, an experience tale, and a chronicle of Kiriakou’s existence within the CIA, stands as an enormous, eloquent piece of testimony from a devoted American patriot.
In February 2002 Kiriakou used to be the top of counterterrorism in Pakistan. lower than his command, in a awesome raid coordinated with Pakistani brokers and the CIA’s top intelligence analyst, Kiriakou’s box officials took down the notorious terrorist Abu Zubaydah. For days, Kiriakou turned the wounded terrorist’s own “bodyguard.” In situations stranger than fiction, as al-Qaeda brokers scoured the streets for his or her captured chief, the easiest trauma doctor in the US used to be flown to Pakistan to ensure that Zubaydah didn't die.
In The Reluctant Spy, Kiriakou takes us into the struggle opposed to an enemy fueled through fanaticism. He chillingly describes what it used to be like contained in the CIA headquarters at the morning of 11th of September, the corporation leaders who stepped up and those that safe their careers. And in what could be the book’s such a lot stunning revelation, he describes how the White condominium made plans to invade Iraq a whole yr sooner than the CIA knew approximately it—or may possibly try to cease it.
Chronicling either mind-boggling errors and heroic acts of person braveness, The Reluctant Spy is vital analyzing for a person who needs to appreciate the internal workings of the U.S. intelligence gear, the reality at the back of the torture debate, and the fabulous commitment of normal women and men doing essentially the most outstanding jobs on the earth.

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Key to Sinai, The Battles for Abu Agelia in the - and - Arab by George W. Gawrych

By George W. Gawrych

[Includes five figures and 21 maps]
Situated among the Suez Canal and Israel and marked through the tough atmosphere of the primary Sinai lies Abu Ageila, an unprepossessing sector of low ridges and hills in which passes the best-surfaced highway within the peninsula. due to its place at the important course, with regards to the Israeli-Egyptian border, Abu Ageila grew to become the foremost to the Sinai within the Arab-Israeli wars of 1956 and 1967. The fight for this barren land in wars offers an epic tale of conflict and divulges the impression of expertise at the practise for and behavior of war.
In either the 1956 and 1967 wars, Abu Ageila used to be the most gateway to the Sinai for the Israel safety Forces. but, as Dr. George W. Gawrych demonstrates, there have been marked modifications among Egyptian and Israeli struggle plans, arrangements, operations, and ends up in the 2 battles for the realm. In 1956, Israel carried the weight of a constricting alliance with Britain and France and confronted different vast army difficulties. the end result used to be that Israel fought a tricky and expensive conflict for Abu Ageila. against this, in 1967, the Israel safeguard Forces built a super operational plan and completed powerful unit command and keep watch over and attained a decisive victory.
Based on huge learn, together with own interviews with Israeli commanders and briefings via Egyptian army historians, Key to the Sinai is a crisp conflict narrative of wasteland conflict and a scientific ancient research of 2 armies confronting the altering phrases of conflict. scholars of AirLand conflict doctrine will locate interpreting this examine Survey a stimulus to assembly the demanding situations of recent war.

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Intelligence Theory: Key Questions and Debates (Studies in by Mark Phythian:

By Mark Phythian:

This edited quantity brings jointly a number of essays by way of people who are centrally enthusiastic about the controversy concerning the function and application of thought in intelligence reports. the amount comprises either vintage essays and new articles that severely examine a few key concerns: strategic intelligence, where of diplomacy conception, theories of ‘surprise’ and ‘failure’, organisational matters, and contributions from reports of policing and democratisation. It concludes with a bankruptcy that summarises theoretical advancements, and maps out an time table for destiny study. This quantity could be on the vanguard of the theoretical debate and may develop into a key reference element for destiny study within the quarter. This ebook may be of a lot curiosity for college students of Intelligence experiences, safeguard stories and Politics/International kinfolk regularly.

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The European Union and the Third World by Martin Holland

By Martin Holland

This article offers a broad-ranging research of the EU's family with the constructing international this present day set within the context of the coverage, debates, and alterations of the Nineties and the EU's historic ties to the 3rd international. overlaying the full variety of the EU's relatives with constructing states together with the Cotonou contract and the 'Everything yet hands' legislation, the e-book assesses the most likely evolution of buying and selling regimes and the scope and bounds of possibilities for fostering monetary growth and sturdy governance.

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Historical dictionary of air intelligence by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

By Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

From the instant guy realized tips on how to ascend off the floor, the strategic importance of air intelligence grew to become obvious. This particularly new discipline_the first devoted air reconnaissance missions have been undertaken in 1870 throughout the siege of Paris whilst tethered French balloons have been hired to identify enemy positions and direct artillery fireplace onto them_has built at an astounding pace. over the last century air intelligence has moved from harmful commentary balloons to micro-circuitry, that can ship photographs from a video digicam fixed on a remotely-controlled car the dimensions of a hummingbird. The ancient Dictionary of Air Intelligence relates the evolving background of the swiftly advancing box of air intelligence. A chronology, an introductory essay, and cross-referenced dictionary entries at the businesses, brokers, operations, apparatus, tradecraft, and jargon of air intelligence make this reference as crucial because it is attention-grabbing.

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The Phoenix Program and Contemporary Counterinsurgency by William Rosenau

By William Rosenau

Modern day advocates of the Phoenix software argue that it was once devastatingly potent opposed to the Viet Cong infrastructure through the Vietnam conflict, yet detractors condemn it as a cruel assassination crusade. The authors supply a clean evaluation of this system and determine facets which are suitable for modern counterinsurgency.

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