Destroyers

Author: Eric W. Osborne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094792
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On July 4, 1991, the Arleigh Burke class of destroyers, the most powerful surface combatants in naval history, was commissioned. It was the culmination of a century-and-a-half evolution of the destroyer—an evolution captured in this vivid and timely history of the world's most popular warship.

Iran s Developing Military Capabilities

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publisher: CSIS
ISBN: 9780892064694
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this new analysis and assessment, Anthony Cordesman draws on a clearer picture of Iran's developing military capabilities in 2005.

National Security in Saudi Arabia

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275988111
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Reveals recent progress in Saudi reform efforts and formulates a plan to forge a true strategic partnership with the United States for the future.

U S Conflicts in the 21st Century Afghanistan War Iraq War and the War on Terror 3 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440838798
Format: PDF, ePub
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This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them

Jane s Fighting Ships

Author: Stephen Saunders
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 9780710626929
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jane's Fighting Ships is your essential reference to the changing capabilities of modern navies, their ships, aircraft and weapons systems in service and under construction. Colour photographs and line drawings can be found throughout to assist your recognition needs. Jane's Fighting Ships' authoritative inventories for 163 navies around the world also supports your threat assessment, and with comprehensive surveys of global construction and modernisation programmes you can be sure you won't miss any new market opportunities. Plus, with an annual review of naval events worldwide, flags and ensigns, ranks and insignia, senior appointments, personnel numbers and a new country overview, Jane's Fighting Ships provides you with a complete and indispensable naval resource. Key contents include: Construction and modernisation programmes; Displacement and dimensions; Main machinery; Speed and range; Weapons systems and sensors; Structure; Country overviews and United States Command and Control arrangements Jane's Navy International, Jane's Naval Weapon Systems, Jane's Underwater Warfare Systems and Jane's Underwater Technology are ideal complements to Jane's Fighting Ships.

All the World s Fighting Ships

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 9780710604064
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Offers drawings, information, and statistics for the warships of all nations at the turn of the century

Heart of a Soldier

Author: James B. Stewart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439188279
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart comes the extraordinary story of American hero Rick Rescorla, Morgan Stanley security director and a veteran of Vietnam and the British colonial wars in Rhodesia, who lost his life on September 11. Heart of a Soldier is the extraordinary story of war, love and comradeship, danger and heroism, told by a Pulitzer Prize winner who is one of our finest writers. When Rick Rescorla got home from Vietnam, he tried to put combat and death behind him, but he never could entirely. From the day he joined the British Army to fight a colonial war in Rhodesia, where he met American Special Forces’ officer Dan Hill who would become his best friend, to the day he fell in love with Susan, everything in his remarkable life was preparing him for an act of generosity that would transcend all that went before. Heart of a Soldier is a story of bravery under fire, of loyalty to one’s comrades, of the miracle of finding happiness late in life. Everything about Rick’s life came together on September 11. In charge of security for Morgan Stanley, he successfully got all its 2,700 men and women out of the south tower of the World Trade Center. Then, thinking perhaps of soldiers he’d held as they died, as well as the woman he loved, he went back one last time to search for stragglers.

The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World

Author: Eric Wertheim
Publisher: Naval Inst Press
ISBN: 9781591149545
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Describes and illustrates the navies of over 170 nations of the world, discussing personnel strengths of each country's naval forces and details on maritime radar, sonar, naval aircraft, and weapon systems currently in service.