Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence by Robert W. Pringle

By Robert W. Pringle

The KGB and GRU are only of the numerous Russian and Soviet intelligence corporations coated in old Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence. via a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and enormous quantities of cross-referenced dictionary entries, a transparent photo of this topic is gifted. Entries additionally conceal Russian and Soviet leaders, prime intelligence and safeguard officials, the Lenin and Stalin purges, the gulag, and famous espionage instances.

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Green Warriors: Army Environmental Considerations for by Michael D. Greenberg, David E. Mosher, Beth E. Lachman,

By Michael D. Greenberg, David E. Mosher, Beth E. Lachman, Tiffany Nichols, Brian Rosen

This learn assesses no matter if military coverage, doctrine, and advice accurately tackle environmental actions in post-conflict stages of contingencies. A assessment of coverage, doctrine, operational adventure, and documentation, in addition to interviews with military team of workers, shows that environmental issues could have major affects. innovations are made for making improvements to the Army1s method of environmental concerns in contingency operations.

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Spymaster: My Life in the CIA by Ted Shackley, Richard A. Finney

By Ted Shackley, Richard A. Finney

The dying of CIA operative Theodore G. "Ted" Shackley in December 2002 prompted an avalanche of obituaries from around the world, a few of them condemnatory. Pundits used such expressions as "heroin trafficking," "training terrorists," "attempts to assassinate Castro," and "Mob connections." extra in particular, they charged him with having performed a massive position within the Chilean army coup of 1973.But who used to be the true Ted Shackley? In Spymaster, he has advised the tale of his complete impressive profession for the 1st time. With the help of fellow former CIA officer Richard A. Finney, he discusses the consequential posts he held in Berlin, Miami, Laos, Vietnam, and Washington, the place he was once in detail serious about the various key intelligence operations of the chilly conflict. in the course of his lengthy occupation, Shackley ran a part of the inter-agency application to overthrow Castro, used to be leader of station in Vientiane throughout the CIA's "secret conflict" opposed to North Vietnam and the Pathet Lao, and used to be leader of station in Saigon. After his retirement, he remained a arguable determine. within the early eighties, he was once falsely charged with complicity within the Iran-Contra scandal. Ted Shackley's reviews on CIA operations in Europe, Cuba, Chile, and Southeast Asia and at the lifetime of a high-stakes spymaster stands out as the topic of severe scrutiny by way of all fascinated about the fields of intelligence, overseas coverage, and postwar U.S. background.

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Intelligence and Statecraft: The Use and Limits of by Peter Jackson, Jennifer Siegel

By Peter Jackson, Jennifer Siegel

Intelligence hasn't ever been a extra vital consider foreign affairs than it's this day. because the finish of the second one international struggle, giant intelligence bureaucracies have emerged to play an more and more vital position within the making of nationwide coverage inside of all significant states. one of many largest difficulties in the modern brooding about intelligence and diplomacy is a scarcity of old context. Observers sometimes touch upon the demanding situations dealing with intelligence groups with out reflecting at the historic forces that experience formed those groups during the last centuries. As provided during this quantity, new views at the evolution of intelligence providers and intelligence perform during the last 2 hundred years can merely increase ongoing debates over how most sensible to reform nationwide intelligence structures.The practices of warfare and overseas politics have been remodeled by means of the conflicts of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period. probably the most vital results of this variation was once the slow emergence of everlasting and more and more professionalized intelligence companies in the army and international coverage institutions of the nice Powers. The contributions during this quantity contemplate the explanations and outcomes of this pattern in addition to its influence on conflict, technique, and statecraft. the increase of everlasting intelligence bureaucracies has mixed with technological development to rework practices of intelligence assortment and research that experience remained primarily unchanged because the Roman period. finally, in spite of the fact that, the character and boundaries of intelligence have remained consistent, rendering intelligence very little greater in decreasing uncertainty on the beginning of the twenty first century than in centuries prior.

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One Perfect Op: An Insider's Account of the Navy Seal by Dennis Chalker, Kevin Dockery

By Dennis Chalker, Kevin Dockery

Certainly one of the main elite battling forces within the US army, Seal group Six specialises in counter-terrorist operations. during this finished first-person heritage, grasp leader Boatswain Mate Dennis Chalker finds the missions and perils he encountered as "plankowner" - a founding member of this elite unit - over the last 20 years. an ideal Op is an operation within which a undertaking is finished with out discovery of intervention. Chalker tells of 1 such ideal Op the place his workforce effectively penetrated enemy territory, accomplished their goal, and left with out hint - a narrative unknown before. An action-packed precise story, this riveting first-hand account illuminates the commitment, guts, and exceptional force it takes to be a distinct conflict soldier.

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Special Forces in Southeast Asia by S.Smith

By S.Smith

Применение мобильных подразделений американской армии в Юго-Восточной Азии в 70-х годах прошлого столетия. Компиляция автора из различных источников. Рассматриваются операции парашютистов в Камбодже и Вьетнаме, в других странах региона. К тексту описаний боевых действий прилагаются таблицы эмблем и знаков различия частей. описаны шевроны и нашивки элитных рот парашютистов США. Автор останавливается также на рассказероли вспомогательных частей кхмеров, помогавшим американцам во время Вьетнамской войны.

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Space Warfare: Strategy, Principles and Policy by John J. Klein

By John J. Klein

This new examine considers army house process in the context of the land and naval innovations of the past.

Explaining why and the way strategists observe the similarities of house operations to these of the air and naval forces, this e-book exhibits why many such concepts accidentally result in overemphasizing the significance of space-based offensive weaponry and technology.

Counter to such a lot U.S. Air strength doctrines, the ebook argues that space-based guns don’t imbue superiority. It examines why either air and naval strategic frameworks really fail to correctly catch the scope of real-world matters relating to present house operations. but through increasing a naval strategic framework to incorporate maritime activities—which comprises the interplay of land and sea—the breadth of concerns and matters concerning area actions and operations should be absolutely encompassed.

Commander John Klein, usa army, makes use of Sir Julian Corbett’s maritime technique as a strategic springboard, whereas gazing the salient classes of alternative strategists—including sunlight Tzu, Clausewitz, Jomini, and Mao Tse-tung—to exhibit how an area technique and linked rules of house war might be derived to foretell issues, advance rules, and recommend coverage no longer at present recognized.

This booklet may be of serious curiosity to all scholars and students of army and strategic experiences and to these with an curiosity in house method in particular.

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Horst Wessel by Tony Le Tissier

By Tony Le Tissier

HORST WESSEL - Tony Le Tissier describes how a member of the SA turned the main respected of all Nazi martyrs. uk - Black Propaganda - Mark Kenyon describes the key goings-on at Milton Bryan in Bedfordshire from the place Britain broadcast propaganda to Germany. Readers' Investigations - Silent Heroes - Manuel F. van Eyck researches the losses people plane over Czechoslovakia. It occurred the following - Mine Clearance in Guernsey - Harry Beckingham describes his paintings with 24 Bomb Disposal Platoon, RE, in 1946. A Veteran recalls - Spear of Destruction - A survivor, W. J. generators, tells the tale of the V2 hit at the Rex Cinema in Antwerp on December sixteen, 1944 which killed 567 humans together with 296 Allied group of workers.

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Killer Elite by Sir Ranulph Fiennes

By Sir Ranulph Fiennes

The “enthralling page-turner” (Library magazine) now a tremendous movie starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De NiroHere is a gripping novel, encouraged by way of real-life occasions, a couple of deepest workforce of British vigilantes that units out to get rid of a gang of cold-blooded agreement killers. From 1977 to 1990, 4 former British infantrymen die, one after the other, supposedly as a result of twist of fate or disorder. yet quickly a hyperlink is tested among the sufferers: a shared venture within the wasteland country of Oman, the place they fought for a sultan opposed to insurgents and ruined the lifetime of a rival sheikh, who in flip has despatched a band of assassins to methodically slay the warriors and salvage his satisfaction. Now those shrewdpermanent assassins are at the run from an underground staff of SAS vets with not anything to lose, no time to waste, and a wish to dispense their very own type of justice—no subject the cost.Previously released because the Feather males

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