The A to Z of British Intelligence by Nigel West

By Nigel West

The A to Z of British Intelligence deals perception into the background and operations of British Intelligence via its greater than 1,800 entries, overlaying an enormous and sundry solid of characters: the spies and their handlers, the moles and defectors, the political leaders, the head brass, the suggestions and jargon, and the numerous diversified workplaces and businesses. lined are also the companies; major members and renowned personalities; operations, together with double agent and deception campaigns; and occasions, utilizing the main up to date declassified fabric, yet written in a method for the pro and common reader alike. this article positive factors sixteen black-and-white photos, an intensive chronology, and a accomplished bibliography.

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A Common Operating Picture For Air Force Materiel by Raymond A. Pyles, Robert S. Tripp, Kristin F. Lynch, Don

By Raymond A. Pyles, Robert S. Tripp, Kristin F. Lynch, Don Snyder, Patrick Mills

Describes a possible universal working method (COP) for the Air strength materiel sustainment method (MSS). The authors first advance a COP in accordance with the foundations of effects-based measures, schwerpunkt (organizational focus), determination rights, and a nonmarket fiscal framework, then they practice the COP to depot-level reparable part sustainment to demonstrate how the COP may enhance total MSS potency and responsiveness.

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War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age (Praeger by Thomas Rid

By Thomas Rid

After the U.S. military—transformed right into a lean, deadly, automatic force—faltered in Iraq after 2003, a strong insurgency arose. Counterinsurgency turned a social kind of war—indeed, the U.S. military calls it Òarmed social workÓ—in which the neighborhood inhabitants used to be the guts of gravity and public opinion at domestic the severe vulnerability.War 2.0 lines the contrasting ways that insurgents and counterinsurgents have tailored abnormal clash to novel media systems. It examines the general public affairs rules of the U.S. land forces, the British military, and the Israel safety Forces. Then, it compares the media-related counterinsurgency equipment of those traditional armies with the equipment devised by way of their abnormal adversaries, exhibiting how such corporations as al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Hezbollah use the internet, no longer purely to promote their political schedule and impact public opinion, yet to mobilize a following and placed violent principles into motion.

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Rangers Lead the Way - Pointe-du-Hoc D-Day 1944 (Raid) by Steven J. Zaloga, Howard Gerrard

By Steven J. Zaloga, Howard Gerrard

Within the early hours of D-Day, 1944, a bunch from the united states military 2d Rangers Battalion have been despatched on one of many mythical raids of global battle II. The undertaking was once to scale the cliffs overlooking Omaha seashore and attack the German coastal artillery at Pointe-du-Hoc. It used to be concept that just a raid may make sure that the weapons may stay silent throughout the D-Day landings. yet allied intelligence was once wrong.After hiking the cliffs lower than competitive German hearth and securing the battery website, the Rangers came upon that the weapons themselves have been now not there. It was once in basic terms as a result of heroic activities of the Rangers concerned that the weapons have been positioned in firing positions dealing with Utah seashore and destroyed earlier than they can be used. within the first of a new sequence for Osprey, this act of audacious bold is delivered to lifestyles, entire with illustrated art, maps and infrequent German bills. Taking a extra serious examine the tale, Steven Zaloga analyses each element, from the intelligence failings to the arrogance of the Rangers' within the face of such odds.

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Der Tod wird euch finden: Al-Qaida und der Weg zum 11. by Lawrence Wright

By Lawrence Wright

In einer packenden Erzählung schildert der Journalist Lawrence Wright erstmals umfassend die Vorgeschichte des eleven. September. Vier Männer stehen im Mittelpunkt: Osama Bin weighted down und seine Nummer zwei, Aiman al-Sawahiri, der FBI-Mann John O’Neill und der saudische Geheimdienstchef Turki al-Faisal. Meisterhaft verknüpft Wright ihre Lebenswege zu einem Gesamtbild der Ereignisse, Wendepunkte, Versäumnisse und Fehleinschätzungen, die den Anschlägen vorangingen.

»Wo ihr auch sein mögt, der Tod wird euch finden, und wäret ihr im hohen Turm.« Mit diesen dem Koran entlehnten Worten mahnte Osama Bin weighted down seine Kämpfer, furchtlos dem Tod entgegenzusehen. Im Rückblick lassen sie sich auch als düstere Warnung an den Feind lesen, dessen Hochhaustürme in manhattan zum Angriffsziel wurden.

Osama Bin Ladens Aufstieg zum bekanntesten Terroristen des 21. Jahrhunderts bildet einen der Erzählstränge in der bislang vollständigsten Rekonstruktion der Vorgeschichte des eleven. September durch den Journalisten Lawrence Wright. Daneben verfolgt Wright, der jahrelang recherchierte und Hunderte von Interviews führte, den Werdegang des al-Qaida-Mitstreiters Aiman al-Sawahiri, des obersten Terroristenfahnders des FBI, John O’Neill, der ausgerechnet in den Trümmern des international exchange facilities starb, sowie des saudischen Königssohns Turki al-Faisal, der als Geheimdienstchef seines Landes zwischen beiden Welten wandelte. Zu einer fesselnden Erzählung verwoben, erhellen die Lebensgeschichten zugleich die Hintergründe des Anschlags: die wachsende Radikalisierung der Islamisten, die Zerrissenheit arabischer Staaten, die widersprüchliche Haltung des Westens. Eine unglaublich spannende und gewinnbringende Lektüre.

• Ein tiefer Einblick in Denken und Handeln der al-Qaida-Führer und ihrer wichtigsten Kontrahenten
• Eines der besten Bücher des Jahres 2006 in Großbritannien und Amerika, Pulitzer-Preis 2007
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Viel hat guy schon gelesen über den islamistischen Kulturkrieg der Al-Qaida gegen den Westen und über Osama Bin weighted down, mit dessen Namen und Geld das Terrornetz so eng verknüpft ist. Auch an Lektüren über den eleven. September 2001 ist im Grunde kein Mangel. Hat Lawrence Wright dem mit Der Tod wird euch finden tatsächlich noch etwas hinzuzufügen? Allerdings! Das zu Recht mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnete, glänzend recherchierte, insgesamt bislang vielleicht scharfsinnigste und, nebenbei bemerkt, auch glänzend geschriebene Buch eröffnet völlig neue Perspektiven auf die Vorgeschichte des eleven. September und fördert überraschende information ans Tageslicht.

Hunderte von Interviews hat Wright in den united states und auf seinen Reisen kreuz und quer durch den Nahen und Mittleren Osten geführt und dabei Dinge erfahren, die wir so noch nirgends gelesen haben. Osama Bin encumbered etwa erscheint vor dem Hintergrund dessen, was once Wright intestine belegt über ihn zu berichten hat, weniger als geheimnisvoller Dämon, als vielmehr als gescheiterte Existenz mit massiven psycho-pathologischen Problemen. Auch die großen Führer in seiner Umgebung kommen kaum besser weg. Mancher scheinbar mit militärischer Finesse ausgetüftelter Terroranschlag erweist sich als mehr oder weniger zufälliges Produkt einer beinahe verzweifelten Improvisation.

Fast schon will sich bei der Lektüre eine freilich sehr trügerische Beruhigung einschleichen -- so gefährlich können solche Leute doch eigentlich gar nicht sein --, da drängt sich einem die Frage ins Bewusstsein, wie es denn dann eigentlich zum eleven. September hat kommen können. Und die Antworten, die das Buch auf diese Frage bereit hält, sind denn auch alles andere als lustig. Denn auch die Protagonisten des amerikanischen Antiterrorkampfes, von denen Wright berichtet, geben, auch wenn guy an manchen Stellen beinahe schon lachen muss, ein eher trauriges Bild ab… -- Andreas Vierecke, Literaturanzeiger.de

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Treasury's war : the unleashing of a new era of financial by Juan Zarate

By Juan Zarate

For greater than a decade, the USA has been waging a brand new type of struggle opposed to the monetary networks of rogue regimes, proliferators, terrorist teams, and felony syndicates. Juan Zarate, a major architect of contemporary monetary battle and a former senior Treasury and White residence legit, pulls again the curtain in this shadowy global. during this gripping tale, he explains in unparalleled aspect how a small, dedicated Read more...

summary: For greater than a decade, the US has been waging a brand new form of conflict opposed to the monetary networks of rogue regimes, proliferators, terrorist teams, and felony syndicates. Juan Zarate, a main architect of contemporary monetary conflict and a former senior Treasury and White apartment professional, pulls again the curtain in this shadowy international. during this gripping tale, he explains in extraordinary aspect how a small, committed crew of officers redefined the Treasury's function and used its special powers, relationships, and recognition to use monetary strain opposed to America's enemies. This staff unleashed a brand new model of monetary powerthat leveraged the non-public quarter and banks on to isolate rogues from the foreign economy. through harnessing the forces of globalization and the centrality of the yankee industry and greenback, Treasury built a brand new manner of undermining America's foes. Treasury and its instruments quickly grew to become, and stay, severe within the most important geopolitical demanding situations dealing with the us, together with terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and the regimes in Iran, North Korea, and Syria. This booklet is the definitive account, via an unheard of professional, of the way monetary battle has taken satisfaction of position in American international coverage and the way America's opponents and enemies are actually studying to exploit this sort of energy themselves. this is often the original tale of the U.S.' monetary conflict campaigns and the contours and makes use of of economic energy, and of the battle to come back

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Sharing the Dragon's Teeth: Terrorist Groups and the by R. Kim Cragin

By R. Kim Cragin

Case stories of eleven terrorist teams in Mindanao, the West financial institution and Gaza Strip, and southwest Colombia convey how those teams have exchanged applied sciences and data so that it will innovate (i.e., enhance their operational capabilities). The research offers nationwide safeguard policymakers with perception into the innovation strategy and indicates ways in which govt guidelines can create boundaries to terrorists1 adoption of recent applied sciences.

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Emergent information technologies and enabling policies for by Robert L. Popp, John Yen

By Robert L. Popp, John Yen

Popp and Yen have awarded a the ultimate studies from a sequence of safety complicated study initiatives organisation (DARPA) courses with a few extra emergent math versions and 3 chapters on legislation, privateness and the necessity for criminal general within the program of the emergent applied sciences. a greater process could have been to place the chapters on legislations, privateness etc first. Then, to permit or require the authors of the rest chapters to think about and touch upon the influence of legislation on expertise, in addition to know-how on law.

This is an exceptional, if a bit of dated, evaluate of rising details applied sciences. the reasons differ from very good to prolix. The booklet is as overpriced as such a lot textbooks and will locate use as an top point survey direction at the offered fabric.

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