Download E-books Empire (Star Force Series) PDF

By B. V. Larson

Kyle Riggs has been clear of Earth for a protracted time…what’s taking place again domestic? In EMPIRE, the 6th e-book of the famous person strength sequence, the tale strikes in a brand new course. Earth falls quiet, and the few stories popping out of the homeworld are more and more unusual. remoted within the Eden approach, Riggs realizes his enemies are forming an alliance opposed to him. overwhelmed among tremendous fleets, the final defenders of megastar strength needs to forge their very own alliance with the biotic extraterrestrial beings. yet which alien race can Riggs actually belief? EMPIRE is an army technological know-how fiction novel via bestselling writer B. V. Larson.

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Download E-books Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1965-2003 (New Vanguard, Volume 80) PDF

By Simon Dunstan

The concept that of the most conflict Tank emerged from the Centurion common tank that used to be built on the finish of worldwide struggle II. improvement of its successor started as early as 1951. The Chieftain included major recommendations together with a reclining driving force place and two-piece ammunition for better survivability. The tank entered carrier in 1967 and was once the heaviest armed and armoured MBT in the NATO alliance. The Chieftain observed wrestle through the Iran-Iraq struggle, with the Kuwaitis throughout the 1990 Iraqi invasion and with the British military through the Gulf warfare of 1990-91 as special-purpose editions. This e-book explores the layout, improvement and operation of 1 of the main influential autos utilized in glossy warfare.

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Download E-books Military Strategy and Operational Art, Understanding Civil-Military Interaction: Lessons Learned from the Norwegian Model PDF

By Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv

A singular exam of civil-military interplay specifically among militaries and humanitarian actors, in gentle of the so-called 'Norwegian model' that espouses a transparent divide among political and humanitarian (or army and civilian - the version is in truth doubtful) actors, whereas protecting a decent coordination among them. The Norwegian govt has considerably lowered their very own military's ability within the box of civil-military interplay, elevating the query as to if wisdom and talents during this box are worthy. utilizing a multi-actor safety framework, this ebook examines even if the Norwegian executive is right in its assumptions (about either the version and civil-military wisdom among army team of workers) and concludes that the Norwegian version is a well-meaning yet inefficient and frustrating version in truth. even though the case research specializes in Norway, the teachings discovered are appropriate to all countries engaged in civil-military operations.

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Download E-books Genocide and the Global Village PDF

By Kenneth J. Campbell

Within the Nineteen Fifties, the overseas group made a solemn promise to "never back" let genocide to move unchallenged. within the early days of the submit chilly conflict "New global Order",though, foreign leaders didn't cease terrible genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, mainly simply because Western leaders lack the "political will" to take advantage of decisive strength to suppress ongoing genocide. regardless of elevated consciousness to battle crimes concerns within the Clinton management, and elevated rhetoric approximately its dedication to halting genocide, American army strength coverage nonetheless provides lowest precedence to responding to gross abuses of human rights. during this identify, Kenneth Campbell explains why the overseas group fails so miserably to avoid, suppress, and punish modern genocide. The e-book integrates the scattered items of this advanced challenge - political, army, felony, and moral right into a extra whole, clearer photo of the problem dealing with the realm at the present time. Campbell engages in a fancy, multi-level research of genocide's impression upon international order, and the interaction of politics and morality within the foreign community's choice of the proper function for army strength in halting genocide and securing an rising international civil society. He recommends sensible steps the overseas neighborhood can take to vastly increase its reaction the following time genocide happens a subsequent time that may take place.

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Download E-books Prisoners of War at Dartmoor: American and French Soldiers and Sailors in an English Prison During the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812 PDF

By Trevor James

British heritage because it rather was—no glamour yet a simple account of what occurred in a rural nook of britain 200 years in the past in the course of a fierce clash along with her conventional enemy France and an unforeseen moment battle with a former colony, the USA. The incarceration of French and American prisoners of battle in Dartmoor criminal was once an miraculous episode in itself, the place acts of cruelty and degradation via their guardians have been countered through defiance and a lively loyalty via the prisoners to their respective international locations. a lot of the tale is informed first hand by means of those that have been there, opposed to a heritage of conflict and wonderful victories on either side. the writer relates how a barren panorama that was once (and is) topic to the worst of iciness climate used to be remodeled right into a thriving township by way of one very decided guy, Sir Thomas Tyrwhitt and why one of these position was once selected to construct a jail. The layout and prices of making the felony, and its later improvement are absolutely defined. There are numerous surprises during this precise account of happenings in and out the legal.

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Download E-books The Forts of the Meuse in World War I (Fortress) PDF

By Clayton Donnell

On October 29, 1891, the hot forts outfitted round the towns of Li_ge and Namur, referred to as the "Forts of the Meuse," have been became over to the Belgian military.

The large venture, which had began in 1888 and value 71.6 million Belgian Francs, required over 9,000 employees to accomplish. It produced 21 smooth forts which may shield the strategic rail, river, and highway arteries passing via slender gaps to the flat, open plains of Flanders.

The Forts of the Meuse have been the construction of common Brialmont, one of many superior army engineers of his time. the advance of recent and extra robust artillery intended that Brialmont's forts have been made up of concrete, that includes underground barracks, storerooms, and weapons secure in revolving metal turrets.
In August 1914, the German military tried a short crossing of this region with the intention to achieve France, however it took them 12 days to damage the fortresses, with the 30,000 Belgian troops placing up a valiant fight.

Containing maps, diagrams, and pictures taken from deepest collections, this e-book explores the layout, improvement, and impression of the "Forts of the Meuse," and highlights the significance in their function throughout the starting conflict of worldwide conflict I.

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Download E-books Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1192-1302 (Fortress) PDF

By David Nicolle

The debacle of the second one campaign in 1148 triggered the Crusader States to grasp the need of constructing a extra wary method. the unique expansionist spirit principally disappeared, and the Crusader States made priorities of strengthening their present fortifications and cities and construction new castles. those buildings encompassed middle features of Western ecu army structure with the combination of swiftly constructing Arab and Islamic traditions. Following citadel 21: 'Crusader Castles within the Holy Land 1097–1192', this booklet examines the layout, improvement and shielding ideas of a few of the best-known Crusader fortifications and castles, together with Crac des Chevaliers, Castel Blanc, Arsuf, Margat, Atlit, Montfort and Acre.

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Download E-books Apache AH-64 Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) 1976-2005 (New Vanguard) PDF

By Chris Bishop

The Boeing (McDonnell Douglas, previously Hughes) AH-64A Apache is the USA Army's fundamental assault helicopter, and the main complex helicopter gunship flying this day. the most costly rotary-winged plane ever outfitted while it was once brought within the early Eighties, it has on account that proved its worthy on battlefields world wide, seeing motion within the Gulf warfare, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo and the hot clash in Iraq. This booklet examines the layout, improvement and deployment of a quick-reacting, airborne guns approach which may struggle shut and deep to break, disrupt, or hold up enemy forces.

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Download E-books Rome's Enemies (1): Germanics and Dacians (Men at Arms Series, 129) PDF

Those lively northern 'barbarians' have been the destroyers of the Western Empire of Rome. It was once they who added the coup de grâce to the death colossus within the south, thus growing medieval Europe, the feudal process and chivalry. Their direct descendants have been the knights and men-at-arms. In each experience, they have been the creators of the trendy global; it really is ironic that many folks comprehend almost not anything approximately them. This e-book explores the historical past, guns and get dressed of the Germanics and Dacians who fought Rome thousand years earlier than our time.

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