268 books for genre «Military Science»

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General Leslie Groves and J. Robert Oppenheimer were the two men chiefly responsible for the building of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos, code name "The Manhattan Project.­" As the ranking military officer in charge of marshalling men and material for what was to be the most ambitious, expensive engineering feat in history, it was General Groves who hired Oppenheimer (with knowledge of his left-­wing past), planned facilities that would extract the necessary enriched uranium, and saw to it that nothing interfered with the accelerated research and swift assembly of the weapon.­This is his story of the political, logistical, and personal problems of this enormous undertaking which involved foreign governments, sensitive issues of press censorship, the construction of huge plants at Hanford and Oak Ridge, and a race to build the bomb before the Nazis got wind of it. The role of groves in the Manhattan Project has always been controversial. In his new introduction the noted . . .

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The ideas of US Air Force Colonel John Boyd have transformed American military policy and practice. A first-­rate fighter pilot and a self-­taught scholar, he wrote the first manual on jet aerial combat; spearheaded the design of both of the Air Force's premier fighters, the F-­15 and the F-­16; and shaped the tactics that saved lives during the Vietnam War and the strategies that won the Gulf War. Many of America's best-­known military and political leaders consulted Boyd on matters of technology, strategy, and theory.
In The Mind of War , Grant T. Hammond offers the first complete portrait of John Boyd, his groundbreaking ideas, and his enduring legacy. Based on extensive interviews with Boyd and those who knew him as well as on a close analysis of Boyd's briefings, this intellectual biography brings the work of an extraordinary thinker to a broader public.
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Sommaire : Nicolas Texier, Pierre Razoux, Tsahal : nouvelle histoire de l’armée israélienne / Franck Fusibet, Steven Runciman, Histoire des Croisades / Luc Binet, Florent Renaudin, L’homme d’armes au Moyen Âge / Claude d’Abzac-­Epezy, Rober...

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Professionally converted for accurate flowing-­text e-­book format reproduction, the Multiservice Procedures for Unexploded Ordnance Operations Field Manual (FM 3-­100.­38) describes the unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) threat and provides guidelines to minimize the impact of UXO hazards. It provides warfighting personnel at the operational and tactical levels with information to optimize UXO safety and increase efficiency, while reducing or eliminating losses of personnel and equipment to UXO hazards. It covers identifying, marking, reporting, and tracking UXO hazards. In the executive summary, it states: "This manual describes the UXO threat to friendly forces and operations; provides guidelines for planning, reporting, tracking, and marking UXO hazards and training recommendations for the joint force; provides commanders several options for applying force protection measures against UXO hazards; delineates the roles of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and engineer units with . . .

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Untangle the confusing technical, scientific, and medical jargon used in the nuclear and radiological fields with this comprehensive dictionary featuring official, authoritative definitions of nearly 1500 terms and acronyms for the nuclear power industry, nuclear weapons, the military nuclear stockpile, and radiological medicine.

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4GW (Fourth Generation Warfare) is the only kind of war America has ever lost. And we have done so three times – in Vietnam, Lebanon, and Somalia. This form of warfare has also defeated the French in Vietnam and Algeria, and the USSR in Afghanistan…As the only Goliath left in the world, we should be worried that the world’s Davids have found a sling and stone that work.­" – Chapter 1, The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century. The War in Iraq. The War on Terror. These types of  "asymmetrical" warfare are the conflicts of the 21st century – and show how difficult it is for the world's remaining superpower to battle insurgents and terrorists who will fight unconventionally in the face of superior military power. This change in military conflict may seem sudden.

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This 2011 Navy Program Guide is an overview of the key systems, programs and initiatives of the U.­S. Navy, with detailed information on the status of hundreds of programs for systems ranging from aircraft and ships to weapons and information dominance.

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The bestselling author of The Limits of Power critically examines the Washington consensus on national security and why it must change For the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged: American security requires the United States (and us alone) to maintain a permanent armed presence around the globe, to prepare our forces for military operations in far-­flung regions, and to be ready to intervene anywhere at any time. In the Obama era, just as in the Bush years, these beliefs remain unquestioned gospel. In a vivid, incisive analysis, Andrew J. Bacevich succinctly presents the origins of this consensus, forged at a moment when American power was at its height. He exposes the preconceptions, biases, and habits that underlie our pervasive faith in military might, especially the notion that overwhelming superiority will oblige others to accommodate America's needs and desires—whether . . .

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Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-­38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-­2 and SR-­71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed “Skunk Works” cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management.
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Navy SEAL Sniper  is a revised, updated, and full-­color edition of The 21st-­Century Sniper . The sniper is a battlefield threat second to none. Mastering the art of marksmanship is critical but is only part of what makes a Navy SEAL sniper. The modern sniper follows in the long line of warriors that have time and again faced the enemy alone. Snipers must be able to apply the craft in an urban environment or alone on a hostile mountain top with equal effectiveness. Today's sniper has to not just leverage technological advances but have the foreknowledge to select the best rifle and gear for the mission. Increasingly, he must have the mental toughness to adapt to a constantly changing environment, gather intelligence, and truly act as a force multiplier. In this in-­depth look through the eyes of former Navy SEAL sniper instructor Brandon Webb and fellow Navy SEAL sniper Glen Doherty, the authors reveal the fundamentals of not just marksmanship, but the science of shooting, . . .

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