Chains Of Command

Author: Marko Kloos
Publisher: 47North
ISBN: 9781503950320
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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: 39.36 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.

Passive Addiction Or Why We Hate Work

Author: Xin-An Lucian Lu
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0761861645
Size: 35.12 MB
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This work examines various organizational problems that contribute to the phenomenon of passive addiction, problems so entrenched and quotidian that they no longer register in the organizational consciousness as problems. Passive addiction refers to the phenomenon in which the individual is addicted to various forms of passivity (e.g., procrastination, effortless and vacuous behaviors) as refuge from work one dislikes. Xin-An Lucian Lu and Matthew C. Ramsey investigate the dichotomization between work and life, ill-designed evaluation, the divorce between purpose and action, overemphasis of extrinsic order, the crisis of credibility, and the overuse of management over leadership. Technological and economic changes in the future may lead to the emergence of active addiction, a state of work that is blended with life and is actively embraced by the worker with a spirit of creativity and innovation.

An Introduction To Policing

Author: John Dempsey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435480538
Size: 11.35 MB
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Get an exclusive insider's look at the roles, rewards, and stresses of policing and law enforcement! Now in its 5th edition, An Introduction to Policing has the same recipe for success as its previous editions: co-authors with extensive real-life experience in all ranks and assignments of policing, a solid blend of practical information and theory that covers who the police are, what they do, and how they do it, and an emphasis on current issues and topics. Unique to this edition is the expanded coverage of the very latest advances in technology, from mobile policing technology to video camera traffic enforcement and computer and digital forensics. The book has also been updated to cover campus law enforcement, law enforcement and illegal immigration, one-officer vs. two-officer patrol cars, and Reverse 911. Using extensively updated research and statistics throughout, this book is a must read for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

On The Frontlines Of The Welfare State

Author: Barry Goetz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317299612
Size: 69.29 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.

Land Warfare Of The Future

Author: Roderic D. Schmidt
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404205246
Size: 51.92 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.

Annotated Leading Cases Of International Criminal Tribunals

Author: André Klip
Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N V
ISBN: 9789050955973
Size: 36.49 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Homeland Security

Author: Daniel Bertoni (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781422307793
Size: 65.99 MB
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Public Sector Reformation

Author: Ian Chaston
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230379354
Size: 36.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.