Chains Of Command

Author: Marko Kloos
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781503950320
Size: 51.85 MB
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The assault on Earth was thwarted by the destruction of the aliens' seed ship, but with Mars still under Lanky control, survivors work frantically to rebuild fighting capacity and shore up planetary defenses. Platoon sergeant Andrew Grayson must crash-course train new volunteers--all while dulling his searing memories of battle with alcohol and meds. Knowing Earth's uneasy respite won't last, the North American Commonwealth and its Sino-Russian allies hurtle toward two dangerous options: hit the Lanky forces on Mars or go after deserters who stole a fleet of invaluable warships critical to winning the war. Assigned to a small special ops recon mission to scout out the renegades' stronghold on a distant moon, Grayson and his wife, dropship pilot Halley, again find themselves headed for the crucible of combat--and a shattering new campaign in the war for humanity's future.


Author: Anthony King
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198719663
Size: 63.19 MB
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In the last few decades, Western ground troops have been involved in intense close-quarters fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan on a scale not seen since the Vietnam and Korean wars. As a consequence, a unique, if disturbing, archive of data has emerged concerning the behaviour of soldiers on operations, in combat, or preparing for combat. This volume draws together historians, social, and political scientists in order to analyse how professional Western forces have sought to generate unit cohesion and how they have performed on operations and in combat.

On The Frontlines Of The Welfare State

Author: Barry Goetz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317299612
Size: 37.30 MB
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Although public safety agencies protect our well-being, they also shape social problems and community inequities. Public safety protections promote what T.H. Marshall called "social rights" of equitable citizenship. Frontlines of Welfare State shows how public safety agencies function as welfare state agencies, responsible for a range of essential public functions including emergency service, criminal investigation, regulatory oversight and social service outreach. Furthermore, this volume shows how public safety agencies are being asked to absorb more social welfare functions amidst cut-backs in other areas of the welfare state. Two areas of public safety are examined: arson control and fire prevention, especially within the contexts of urban change and gentrification, and community policing, especially as a mechanism of expanding drug treatment service and prevention programs. Facilitating a greater understanding of institutional biases within the state built around organizational structures, procedures and cultures and their impact on social outcomes, this original and exciting book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of Policing and Fire Control, Public Policy and Administration, Drugs and Substance Abuse and White Collar Crime.

Frontline Pakistan

Author: Zahid Hussain
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845112660
Size: 53.44 MB
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"Based on exclusive interviews with key players and grassroots radicals, Hussain exposes the threads of Pakistan's complex political power web and the consequences of Musharraf's decision to support the U.S.'s drive against jihadism, which essentially took Pakistan to war with itself. He recounts the origins and nature of the jihadi movement in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the long-standing and often denied links between militants and Pakistani authorities, the weaknesses of successive elected governments, and the challenges to Musharraf's authority posed by politico-religious, sectarian, and civil society elements within the country."--BOOK JACKET.

Annotated Leading Cases Of International Criminal Tribunals

Author: André Klip
Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V
ISBN: 9789050955973
Size: 28.77 MB
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The series Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals is useful for students, scholars, legal practitioners, judges, prosecutors, and defense counsels who are interested in the various legal aspects of the law of the International Crimina


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Land Warfare Of The Future

Author: Roderic D. Schmidt
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404205246
Size: 64.32 MB
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Describes the importance of land warfare in history, new ways of performing such warfare, and the new and future weapons and vehicles used by the infantry.

Public Sector Reformation

Author: Ian Chaston
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230379354
Size: 77.73 MB
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Reductions in public sector spending mean voters will face a period of austerity, higher taxes and declining availability of public sector services. Prevailing public sector management philosophies are no longer applicable. To optimise future service provision with fewer resources will demand a reformation in organisational thinking and values.