A Manual for American Servicemen in the Arab Middle East

Author: William D. Wunderle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626368651
Format: PDF
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The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) has sent U.S. diplomats and troops around the world. In the current security environment, understanding foreign cultures is crucial to defeating adversaries and working with allies. Lt. Col. William D. Wunderle explains how U.S. soldiers and commanders can look at military interventions—from preparation to execution—through the lens of cultural awareness, while always minding post-conflict stability operations. He also suggests much-needed changes to the traditional intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) and the military decision-making process (MDMP). Fascinating, concise, and timely, this is a must-read for military personnel, the intelligence community, and anyone seeking to grasp the motivations and decision-making styles of people all over the globe.

The Missing Martyrs

Author: Charles Kurzman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199831726
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world--many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom--why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? In this startlingly counterintuitive book, a leading authority on Islamic movements demonstrates that terrorist groups are thoroughly marginal in the Muslim world. Charles Kurzman draws on government sources, public opinion surveys, election results, and in-depth interviews with Muslims in the Middle East and around the world. He finds that young Muslims are indeed angry with what they see as imperialism--and especially at Western support for local dictatorships. But revolutionary Islamists have failed to reach them, as can be seen from the terrorists' own websites and publications, which constantly bemoan the dearth of willing recruits. Kurzman notes that it takes only a small cadre of committed killers to wreak unspeakable havoc. But that very fact underscores his point. As easy as terrorism is to commit, few Muslims turn to violence. Out of 140,000 murders in the United States since 9/11, Islamist terrorists have killed at most three dozen people. Of the 150,000 people who die each day, worldwide, Islamist militants account for fewer than fifty fatalities--and only ten per day outside of the hotspots of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The real bulwark against Islamist violence, Kurzman finds, is Muslims themselves, who reject both the goals of the terrorists and their bloody means. With each bombing, the terrorists lose support among Muslims. Incisive and authoritative, The Missing Martyrs provides much-needed corrective to deep-seated and destructive misconceptions about Muslims and the Islamic world. The threat of Islamist terrorism is real, Kurzman shows, but its dimensions are, so far, tightly confined.

ISIS

Author: Michael Weiss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1941393713
Format: PDF, Docs
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A revelatory look inside the world's most dangerous terrorist group. Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, along with other fledgling terrorist groups, as a “jayvee squad” compared to al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain. Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS’s first incarnation as “al-Qaeda in Iraq,” Weiss and Hassan explain who the key players are—from their elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the former Saddam Baathists in their ranks—where they come from, how the movement has attracted both local and global support, and where their financing comes from. Political and military maneuvering by the United States, Iraq, Iran, and Syria have all fueled ISIS’s astonishing and explosive expansion. Drawing on original interviews with former US military officials and current ISIS fighters, the authors also reveal the internecine struggles within the movement itself, as well as ISIS’s bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims, which is generating another sectarian war in the region. Just like the one the US thought it had stopped in 2011 in Iraq. Past is prologue and America’s legacy in the Middle East is sowing a new generation of terror.

ISIS Por Dentro do Ex rcito do Terror

Author: Michael;Hassan Weis
Publisher: Leya
ISBN: 9724750221
Format: PDF, ePub
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Como e que um grupo de fanaticos religiosos vestidos de negro e armados ate aos dentes conseguiu levar a cabo um violento e fundamentalista na Siria e no Iraque? Como e que a revoluc?o contra o ditador sirio Bashar al-Assad degenerou num movimento liderado por um grupo violento, dedicado a destruic?o da America? E quem s?o estes islamitas brutais, muitos deles portadores de passaportes europeus, que degolam refens ocidentais frente as camaras de video? O jornalista sirio Hassan Hassan e o analista norte-americano Michael Weiss, que ja estiveram na linha da frente da revoluc?o siria, decidiram tentar responder a estas e outras quest?es. Entrevistaram dezenas de especialistas, oficiais do exercito e dos servicos de informac?o americanos e iraquianos, bem como combatentes do ISIS, para dar aos leitores o primeiro quadro compreensivo do crescimento e expans?o desta organizac?o terrorista que n?o mostra sinais de desaparecer.

Die Araber

Author: Heinz Halm
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406682855
Format: PDF, Docs
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Die Geschichte Arabiens ist mit der Geschichte des Islam untrennbar verbunden. Aus Arabien stammt der Prophet Mohammed, in den arabischen Städten Mekka und Medina liegen die wichtigsten religiösen Zentren der Muslime. Allerdings konnten die Araber beim Auftreten des Propheten schon auf anderthalb Jahrtausende ihrer Geschichte zurückblicken. Seit dem 9. Jahrhundert v. Chr. bestimmten sie die Geschichte des Vorderen Orients mit, um im 7. Jahrhundert n. Chr. zur Großmacht aufzusteigen und durch die Expansion des Kalifenreiches die Grenzen der arabischen Welt weit über den Vorderen Orient hinaus nach Nordafrika und Spanien, ja bis nach Frankreich hinein zu erweitern. Die Geschichte der Araber ist seitdem mit der der Europäer eng verknüpft. Die europäische Wissenschaft und Kunst des Mittelalters wäre ohne die glänzende Kultur der arabischen Reiche nicht denkbar. Erst in der Neuzeit wurde das Verhältnis von einer zunehmenden Hegemonie Europas geprägt, die bis heute die Beziehungen zwischen westlicher ud arabischer Welt belastet. Heinz Halm bietet in diesem Band eien kompakten und allgemein verständlichen Überblick über die Geschichte und Kultur der Araber von der Zeit ihrer ersten Erwähnung in den Inschriften der Assyrerkönige bis zu den jüngsten Entwickungen der arabischen Staaten in unserer Gegenwart.

Wie man Freunde gewinnt

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031479
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dieses Buch zeigt Ihnen: - wie man Freunde gewinnt - wie man auf neuen Wegen zu neuen Zielen gelangt - wie man beliebt wird - wie man seine Umwelt beeinflußt - wie man mehr Ansehen erlangt - wie man im Beruf erfolgreicher wird - wie man Streit vermeidet - wie man ein guter Redner und brillanter Gesellschafter wird - wie man den Charakter seiner Mitmenschen erkennt - wie man seine Mitarbeiter anspornt und vieles mehr...

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Gamble

Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141910410
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Based on unprecedented real-time access to the military's entire chain of command, The Gamble is the definitive account of the insurgency within the US military that led to a radical shift in America's strategy in Iraq - and the bloody implementation of that strategy on the ground. In his international bestseller Fiasco, Thomas E. Ricks gave us the definitive reckoning with what went so wrong in Iraq. The story The Gamble tells is how, when the war was at its darkest hour, a group of dissident junior commanders and their civilian allies did an end run around their superiors in the military establishment and seized control of the war. The result was "the Surge," one of the American military's boldest strategic gambles since the landings at Inchon. General David Petraeus gave military expert Thomas E. Ricks extraordinary privileged access to himself and his team during the past two years, and the result is a chronicle of astonishing vividness and analytical depth. It is the story of military leadership in the crucible of war, under excruciating political pressure at home. It is also the story of the soldiers who executed the strategy out in the field. Ricks concludes that the war likely will last for many years to come - and that it will not be remembered for the reasons we think.