Download Free Eyes, Ears, and Daggers PDF by Thomas Henriksen Full Book and published by Hoover Press. This book was released on 2016-10-01 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both the Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have served as the nation's eyes, ears, and daggers, often in close cooperation but occasionally at cross- purposes throughout their histories. In this book, Thomas H. Henriksen examines the warrior-spy connection both before and after the formation of the SOF and the CIA, suggesting that their history is notable for instances of cooperating, competing, circumventing, and even cutting each other out of the action before the 9/11 terrorist attacks brought about their present close alignment. Henriksen shows how, by adopting an intelligence-driven, targeted counterstrike weapon against terrorists, the United States went from a Cold War Goliath to a more nimble force, thanks largely to the SOF and CIA contributions.
Download Free The Turquoise Dagger PDF by Donald J. Carpenter Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2007-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Running a bookstore can be MURDER! Derek and Camellia Collins own The Turquoise Dagger, a mystery bookshop in Arizona. When the television series, Famous American Mysteries, comes to town to investigate a local cold case, Derek and Camellia are lured into the hunt as a publicity stunt. It all seems a game until the bodies start piling up, as the killer puts the Collins' and their nosey cocker spaniel, Merlini, in harms way.
Download Free Terrorism Worldwide, 2016 PDF by Edward Mickolus Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-02-20 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This third comprehensive chronology of international terrorist attacks covers 2016, during which the Islamic State suffered several battlefield reversals yet continued its operations as the most active, well-financed and well-armed terrorist group worldwide. Domestic and international incidents around the world are covered and several trends are observed. A new format and organization allows readers to quickly access the most up-to-date information and make regional comparisons.
Download Free America's Wars PDF by Thomas H. Henriksen Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-01-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The collapse of the Soviet Union ushered in American global hegemony in world affairs. In the post-Cold War period, both Democrat and Republican governments intervened, fought insurgencies, and changed regimes. In America's Wars, Thomas Henriksen explores how America tried to remake the world by militarily invading a host of nations beset with civil wars, ethnic cleansing, brutal dictators, and devastating humanitarian conditions. The immediate post-Cold War years saw the United States carrying out interventions in the name of Western-style democracy, humanitarianism, and liberal internationalism in Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo. Later, the 9/11 terrorist attacks led America into larger-scale military incursions to defend itself from further assaults by al Qaeda in Afghanistan and from perceived nuclear arms in Iraq, while fighting small-footprint conflicts in Africa, Asia, and Arabia. This era is coming to an end with the resurgence of great power rivalry and rising threats from China and Russia.
Download Free Airpower in the War against ISIS PDF by Benjamin S. Lambeth Full Book and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2021-01-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Airpower in the War against ISIS chronicles the planning and conduct of Operation Inherent Resolve by U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) from August 2014 to mid-2018, with a principal focus on the contributions of U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT). Benjamin S. Lambeth contends that the war’s costly and excessive duration resulted from CENTCOM’s inaccurate assessment of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), determining it was simply a resurrected Iraqi insurgency rather than recognizing it as the emerging proto-state that it actually was. This erroneous decision, Lambeth argues, saw the application of an inappropriate counterinsurgency strategy and use of rules of engagement that imposed needless restrictions on the most effective use of the precision air assets at CENTCOM’s disposal. The author, through expert analysis of recent history, forcefully argues that CENTCOM erred badly by not using its ample air assets at the outset not merely for supporting Iraq's initially noncombat-ready ground troops but also in an independent and uncompromising strategic interdiction campaign against ISIS's most vital center-of-gravity targets in Syria from the effort's first moments onward.
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Download Free Oppose Any Foe PDF by Mark Moyar Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-04-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The epic story of America's most elite warriors: the Special Operations Forces. Born as small appendages to the conventional armies of World War II, the Special Operations Forces have grown into a behemoth of 70,000 troops, including Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces, Special Operations Marines, Rangers, and Delta Force. Weaving together their triumphs and tribulations, acclaimed historian Mark Moyar introduces a colorful cast of military men, brimming with exceptional talent, courage and selflessness. In a nation where the military is the most popular institution, America's Special Operations Forces have become the most popular members of the military. Through nighttime raids on enemy compounds and combat advising of resistance movements, special operators have etched their names into the nation's registry of heroes. Yet the public knows little of the journey that they took to reach these heights, a journey that was neither easy nor glamorous. Fighting an uphill battle for most of their seventy-five year history, the Special Operations Forces slipped on many an occasion, and fell far on several. Presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama have enthusiastically championed Special Operations Forces, but their enthusiasm has often surpassed their understanding, resulting in misuse or overuse of the troops. Lacking clearly defined missions, Special Operations Forces have had to reinvent themselves time and again to prove their value in the face of fierce critics-many of them from the conventional military, which from the start opposed the segregation of talent in special units. Highlighting both the heroism of America's most elite soldiers and the controversies surrounding their meteoric growth, Oppose Any Foe presents the first comprehensive history of these special warriors and their daring missions. It is essential reading for anyone interested in America's military history-and the future of warfare.
Download Free Dagger 22 PDF by Michael Golembesky Full Book and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2016-09-20 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The sequel to New York Times bestseller Level Zero Heroes Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky's bestselling account of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, was just the beginning for these now battle-hardened special operations warriors. The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, callsign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region would have liked nothing more than to once again go dormant and rest until the new spring fighting season began. No chance of that—this winter would be different. Along with Afghan and International Security Forces (NATO), the Marines of Dagger 22 continued their fight throughout the harsh winter to shape the battlefield before the Afghan ground began to thaw. From one firefight to the next, the noose began to tighten around the village of Daneh Pasab and the Taliban command cell operating there. On April 6, 2010, a ground force consisting of U.S. Army Special Forces, Afghan Commandos and Marine Corps special operations conducted a night assault to destroy the heavily entrenched Taliban force, breaking their grip on the valley and stopping the spring offensive before it even began. But nothing in Bala Murghab comes easily as combat operations wear on the operators of Dagger 22 as they lean on each other once again in order to complete their mission in one of the most brutal environments on earth.
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Download Free Jarren Heartwood PDF by D.K. Hansen Full Book and published by Nirwood Publishing. This book was released on 2022-06-19 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Betrayed. Orphaned. Consumed by vengeance. Young Jarren Heartwood's only chance of survival is to join the Shadow Academy elites, the enemy of his enemy, to destroy the fire mages known as the flares. A darkness is creeping across Elonia, destroying hope and creating a malevolent society where the weakest are guaranteed a miserable existence, and the factions that are supposed to defend and protect only create more despair while searching out ways to become more powerful. Jarren Heartwood’s secretive mother raised him on fear of the Academy and the flares, but infused his life with love and fanciful tales as they scraped by in their brutal city of Nirwood. At the age of ten, he suddenly has his mother ripped away, leaving him fending for himself. To survive and avenge his mother, he turns to the Shadow Academy assassins. After seven years of brutality and callousness, Jarren has become the vengeful killer needed to take out his enemies. When an assignment comes along that should rocket him through the Academy ranks, he jumps at it. However, not all is as it seems, and the very magical forest that haunts him unveils a world he knew nothing about but is very much entangled with. Jarren must reevaluate everything he thought he knew, for magic and myths are very much alive, and revelations about his childhood and family rock him to the core. Quadrant of Balance is a four-book fantasy odyssey following the monumental challenges faced by Jarren and his companions to save Elonia from the dark curse. Are you a fan of the adventure and mystery of Sanderson and like the magic and fast-paced combat of Salvatore? Then you will love Quadrant of Balance - Jarren Heartwood. Join Jarren today in exploring Elonia to uncover the mysteries of the Rot and the Quadrant of Balance. --- Silverstar editorial review --- https://www.silverstarreview.com/ RATING:- 5 STARS GENRE:- Teen ~YA FICTION AUTHOR:- D.K. Hansen This review may contain spoilers. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is written well without visible grammatical or spelling errors. This book flows medium to fast pace read with a perfect satisfying delivery. First of all, I liked how the Author crafted the main character, very relatable to anyone. From the event of his birth all the way to his coming of age, Jarren's life journey is like no other. The story of the circumstances of why he is losing his childhood innocence, is a tad heartbreaking. However, Jarren has guts, and decides that he is going to straighten the wrongs by becoming an assassin. The entire book is character driven. I loved that. Here the Author created an amazing world where the magic rot is destroying the character's world. The elite assassins training program and the participants are ruthless and may turn our main character into a cold ruthless human being, but the author here brilliantly gives us hints and clues that Jarren has more heart and fairness than most. This is an epic Hero's Journey, with a strong feeling of Assassins Creed theme meets A Court of thorn and roses with a male main character. Also the magical hidden world he finds he is part of, reminds me of the Spiderwick Chronicles. The Author turns the different fictional landscapes into something worthy of visiting. Jarren's world is intriguing, dangerous, and mysterious, as our protagonist discovers that everything he knows has been a lie. This is a story of life versus annihilation of all life. Elonia our mythical dryad world is in utmost danger. Frankly I could not put it down, despite the many life interruptions I have on a daily basis. I highly recommend this EPIC-adventure-fantasy story.
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