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Warriors And Citizens by Jim Mattis

Title Warriors and Citizens
Author Jim Mattis
Publisher Hoover Press
Release Date 2016-08-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9780817919368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A diverse group of contributors offer different perspectives on whether or not the different experiences of our military and the broader society amounts to a "gap"—and if the American public is losing connection to its military. They analyze extensive polling information to identify those gaps between civilian and military attitudes on issues central to the military profession and the professionalism of our military, determine which if any of these gaps are problematic for sustaining the traditionally strong bonds between the American military and its broader public, analyze whether any problematic gaps are amenable to remediation by policy means, and assess potential solutions. The contributors also explore public disengagement and the effect of high levels of public support for the military combined with very low levels of trust in elected political leaders—both recurring themes in their research. And they reflect on whether American society is becoming so divorced from the requirements for success on the battlefield that not only will we fail to comprehend our military, but we also will be unwilling to endure a military so constituted to protect us. Contributors: Rosa Brooks, Matthew Colford,Thomas Donnelly, Peter Feaver, Jim Golby, Jim Hake, Tod Lindberg, Mackubin Thomas Owens, Cody Poplin, Nadia Schadlow, A. J. Sugarman, Lindsay Cohn Warrior, Benjamin Wittes

Civilian Warriors by Erik Prince

Title Civilian Warriors
Author Erik Prince
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2013-11-18
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780698154001
Language English, Spanish, and French
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No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation grew, government demand for its services escalated, and Blackwater's men eventually completed nearly one hundred thousand missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both the Bush and Obama administrations found the company indispensible. It sounds like a classic startup success story, except for one problem: Blackwater has been demonized around the world. From uninformed news coverage to grossly distorted fictional portrayals, Blackwater employees have been smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, jackbooted thugs, and worse. Because of the secrecy requirements of Blackwater's contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to speak out when his company's opponents spread false information. But now he's able to tell the full and often shocking story of Blackwater's rise and fall. In Civilian Warriors, Prince pulls no punches and spares no details. He explains his original goal of building an elite center for military and law enforcement training. He recounts how the company shifted gears after 9/11. He honors our troops while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership. And he reveals why highly efficient private military contractors have been essential to running our armed forces, since long before Blackwater came along. Above all, Prince debunks myths about Blackwater that spread while he was forced to remain silent-myths that tarnished the memory of men who gave their lives for their country but never got the recognition they deserved. He reveals new information about some of the biggest controversies of the War on Terror, including: • The true story of the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad. • The actual details of Blackwater's so-called impunity in Iraq. • The events leading up to the televised deaths of Blackwater contractors in Fallujah. Prince doesn't pretend to be perfect, and he doesn't hide the sometimes painful details of his private life. But he has done a great public service by setting the record straight. His book reads like a thriller but is too improbable to be fiction.

Armchair Warriors by Joel Davidson

Title Armchair Warriors
Author Joel Davidson
Publisher Naval Institute Press
Release Date 2014-02-15
Category History
Total Pages 348
ISBN 9781612515779
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is a history of public information and personal ideas about war and the military over the last century. It examines the interplay between popular media coverage of the nation's wars and the perceptions of ordinary Americans regarding military issues. Davidson studied Americans who produced a wealth of proposals to solve some of the most pressing military problems of their day. His book consists of hundreds of letters sent to those in charge of the armed forces, advising them on issues ranging from grand strategy to individual combat. Davidson sets their letters alongside extracts from the contemporary popular press to illustrate the ways that the media both informed and motivated the public to think about war. This is the first book to look at the ideas of ordinary citizens regarding military matters.

Title Citizen soldiers and Manly Warriors
Author R. Claire Snyder
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 1999
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 183
ISBN 9780847694440
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What happens in a tradition that links citizenship with soldiering when women become citizens? Citizen Soldiers and Manly Warriors provides an in-depth analysis of the theory and practice of the citizen-soldier in historical context. Using a postmodern feminist lens, Snyder reveals that within the citizen-soldier tradition, citizenship and masculinity are simultaneously constituted through engagement in civic and martial practices.

Citizen Warrior The 4th Branch by J. Thomas Rompel

Title Citizen Warrior The 4th Branch
Author J. Thomas Rompel
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-03-29
Category
Total Pages 388
ISBN 1530423228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A holiday visit at the mall leads to a cross-country chase to stop an impending ISIS attack. At a hectic mall on Black Friday, Carter Thompson saves retired Delta Force Col. Doug Redman and his family from a vicious terrorist attack. Becoming friends they soon learn of an elderly couple who own a ranch on the Arizona/Mexico border. The couple are being terrorized and threatened by the Magdalena Cartel who controls the town of San Miguel, Mexico. Recognizing the two seniors have been abandoned by both local and federal law enforcement, they take it upon themselves to pay a visit to the Cartel in San Miguel. Their mission is to give a clear and solid message that even though the U.S. government won't protect its citizens and border; there are citizens who will. While in San Miguel, they discover that the Magdalena Cartel has delivered dangerous and deadly material to an Islamic terrorist cell that is backed by ISIS. Further investigation reveals an impending terrorist attack on a major American city. Not trusting a politically correct federal government, Carter and Colonel Redman take it upon themselves to try and intervene on the imminent attack in a heart-pounding, cross-country chase.

Cross Border Warriors by Fred Gaffen

Title Cross Border Warriors
Author Fred Gaffen
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 1996-07-25
Category History
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781554881390
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For well of a hundred years, Canadians and Americans have crossed the border that separates their two countries to serve in one another’s armed forces. The American Civil War, the two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War - Cross-Border Warriors presents anecdotes, letters, and diaries by or about individuals who left family and native land to engage in these far-away struggles. There was Emma Edmonds, a woman from New Brunswick who disguised herself as a man and served as a field nurse and spy for the Yankees during the civil war; American Lucien Thomas, who flew 400 combat missions in WW II and Korea; Fred Demara, "The Great Impostor," who used his surgical skills on unsuspecting patients ... More than ninety photos, together with Fred Gaffen’s analysis of this cross-border phenomenon, complement the soldiers’ words.

Warriors In The Crossfire by Nancy Bo Flood

Title Warriors in the Crossfire
Author Nancy Bo Flood
Publisher Boyds Mills Press
Release Date 2016-11-04
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781629795973
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This gripping historical novel is set on the tiny island of Saipan, which the Japanese had long governed, near the end of World War II. Thirteen-year-old Joseph, the son of a local village chief, and his half-Japanese best friend, Kento, have their loyalties tested when U.S. troops arrive and one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific war is fought. Caught in the crossfire between the Americans and Japanese, the boys learn what it really means to be a warrior. The novel is based on historical facts, and an afterword describes the real-life account of what happened on Saipan—the unimaginable horrors of what is now called Suicide Cliff.

Women And War by Jean Bethke Elshtain

Title Women and War
Author Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1995-07-15
Category History
Total Pages 301
ISBN 0226206262
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Jean Elshtain examines how the myths of Man as "Just Warrior" and Woman as "Beautiful Soul" serve to recreate and secure women's social position as noncombatants and men's identity as warriors. Elshtain demonstrates how these myths are undermined by the reality of female bellicosity and sacrificial male love, as well as the moral imperatives of just wars.

Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis

Title Call Sign Chaos
Author Jim Mattis
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 2021-03-02
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780812986631
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine. "A four-star general's five-star memoir."--The Wall Street Journal Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. Mattis divides his book into three parts: Direct Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Strategic Leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war's grim realities with political leaders' human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic. Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all.

Reluctant Warriors by Patrick M. Dennis

Title Reluctant Warriors
Author Patrick M. Dennis
Publisher UBC Press
Release Date 2017-09-15
Category History
Total Pages 332
ISBN 9780774836005
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During the “Hundred Days” campaign of the First World War, over 30 percent of conscripts who served in the Canadian Corps became casualties. Yet, they were often considered slackers for not having volunteered. Reluctant Warriors is the first examination of the pivotal role played by Canadian conscripts in the final campaign of the Great War on the Western Front. Challenging long-standing myths, this Patrick Dennis examines whether conscripts made any significant difference to the success of the Canadian Corps in 1918. Reluctant Warriors provides fresh evidence that conscripts were good soldiers who made a crucial contribution to the war effort.

Title Once a Warrior Always a Warrior
Author Charles Hoge
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2010-02-23
Category Psychology
Total Pages 328
ISBN 9780762762095
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The essential handbook for anyone who has ever returned from a war zone, and their spouse, partner, or family members. Being back home can be as difficult, if not more so, than the time spent serving in a combat zone. It's with this truth that Colonel Charles W. Hoge, MD, a leading advocate for eliminating the stigma of mental health care, presents Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior, a groundbreaking resource with essential new insights for anyone who has ever returned home from a war zone. In clear practical language, Dr. Hoge explores the latest knowledge in combat stress, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury), other physiological reactions to war, and their treatment options. Recognizing that warriors and family members both change during deployment, he helps them better understand each other's experience, especially living with enduring survival skills from the combat environment that are often viewed as “symptoms” back home. The heart of this book focuses on what's necessary to successfully navigate the transition—“LANDNAV” for the home front. Once a Warrior—Always a Warrior shows how a warrior's knowledge and skills are vital for living at peace in an insane world.

Spartan Warrior 735 331 Bc by Duncan B Campbell

Title Spartan Warrior 735 331 BC
Author Duncan B Campbell
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2012-07-20
Category History
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781780968698
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Immortalized through their exploits at the battle of Thermopylae under the legendary Leonidas, as well as countless other victories throughout the classical period, the Spartans were some of the best-trained, -organized and most-feared warriors of the ancient world. The small state of Sparta, known to the Ancient Greeks as Lakedaimon, developed a unique warrior society that used serfs and non-citizens to do all of the manual work, leaving the free-born men of Sparta free to concentrate all of their energies on warfare. Forbidden from engaging in any form of manual labour, these Spartan warriors were trained from an early age in a brutal regime that gave them the necessary discipline and tolerance to withstand the pressures of phalanx warfare and endure all manner of hardships on campaign. This book covers all aspects of the Spartan warrior's life, from the earliest days of his training through his life in peace and war, culminating in the battlefield experiences of these feared combatants.

Citizens by John Ringo

Title Citizens
Author John Ringo
Publisher Baen Publishing Enterprises
Release Date 2010-04-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781618247643
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Citizens is a new kind of science fiction anthology. The names appearing between its covers are not only veteran authors, among the very best in the field, they are military veterans as well. New York Times bestselling author John Ringo (a veteran of the 82nd Airborne) and Brian M. Thomsen, a Hugo finalist and one of the most respected editors in the field, have selected a treasure trove of gems written by writers who know first hand what it means to wear their country's uniform. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Modern Warriors by Pete Hegseth

Title Modern Warriors
Author Pete Hegseth
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2020-11-24
Category Political Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780063046566
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times bestseller. From FOX & Friends Weekend cohost Pete Hegseth comes a collection of inspiring stories from fifteen of America’s greatest heroes—highly decorated Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, marines, Purple Heart recipients, combat pilots, a Medal of Honor recipient, and more—based on FOX Nation’s hit show of the same name. After three Army deployments—earning two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge—Pete Hegseth knows what it takes to be a modern warrior. In Modern Warriors he presents candid, unfiltered conversations with fellow modern warriors and digs for real answers to key questions like: What inspired them to serve? What is their legacy? What does sacrifice really mean to them? How do they handle loss? And what can civilians learn from this latest generation of veterans? From the skies over Afghanistan to the seas of the Mediterranean to the treacherous streets of Iraq, these brave men and women take you inside the firefight, sharing the harrowing realities of war. Hegseth uses their experiences to facilitate conversations about the raw truths of combat, including the difficulties of transitioning back home, while also celebrating these soldiers’ contributions to preserving our nation’s most precious gift—freedom. In addition to the oral history, Modern Warriors presents dozens of personal, rarely shared photos from the battlefield and the home front. Together these stories and images provide an unvarnished representation of battlefield leadership, military morale, and the strain of war. This book is the perfect keepsake and gift for anyone who wants to know what it means, and what it truly takes, to be a patriot.

Rise Of The Warrior Cop by Radley Balko

Title Rise of the Warrior Cop
Author Radley Balko
Publisher PublicAffairs
Release Date 2021-06-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781541700284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This groundbreaking history of how American police forces have been militarized is now revised and updated. Newly added material brings the story through 2020, including analysis of the Ferguson protests, the Obama and Trump administrations, and the George Floyd protests. The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But over the last two centuries, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as enemies. In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative that spans from America’s earliest days through today shows how a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.

Weary Warriors by Pamela Moss

Title Weary Warriors
Author Pamela Moss
Publisher Berghahn Books
Release Date 2014-06-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 286
ISBN 9781782383475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As seen in military documents, medical journals, novels, films, television shows, and memoirs, soldiers’ invisible wounds are not innate cracks in individual psyches that break under the stress of war. Instead, the generation of weary warriors is caught up in wider social and political networks and institutions—families, activist groups, government bureaucracies, welfare state programs—mediated through a military hierarchy, psychiatry rooted in mind-body sciences, and various cultural constructs of masculinity. This book offers a history of military psychiatry from the American Civil War to the latest Afghanistan conflict. The authors trace the effects of power and knowledge in relation to the emotional and psychological trauma that shapes soldiers’ bodies, minds, and souls, developing an extensive account of the emergence, diagnosis, and treatment of soldiers’ invisible wounds.

Title Brave Strong and True
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-11-02
Category
Total Pages 170
ISBN 1613143095
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Just Warriors Inc by Deane-Peter Baker

Title Just Warriors Inc
Author Deane-Peter Baker
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-01-06
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 226
ISBN 9781441134172
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A philosophical exploration of the moral issues raised by the use of private military contractors and mercenaries in war.

Alpine Warriors by Bernadette McDonald

Title Alpine Warriors
Author Bernadette McDonald
Publisher Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Release Date 2015-09-21
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781771601108
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From internationally renowned mountain historian Bernadette McDonald comes a highly readable, intense and exciting look at the explosion of Slovenian alpinism in the context of that country’s turbulent political history. After the Second World War a period of relative calm began in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. During the next thirty years citizens could travel freely if they had the money. Most did not, but alpinists did. Through elaborate training régimes and state-supported expeditions abroad, Yugoslavian alpinists began making impressive climbs in the Himalaya as early as 1960. By the ’70s, they were ascending the 8000ers. These teams were dominated by Slovenian climbers, since their region includes the Julian Alps, a fiercely steep range of limestone peaks that provided the ideal training ground. After Tito died in 1980, however, the calm ended. Inter-ethnic conflict and economic decline ripped Yugoslavia apart. But Serbian strongman Slobodan Miloševic misread the courage and character of several Yugoslavian states, including Slovenia, and by 1991 Slovenia was independent. The new country continued its support for climbers, and success bred success. By 1995, all of the 8000ers had been climbed by Slovenian teams. And in the next ten years, some of the most dramatic and futuristic climbs were made by these ferocious alpinists. Apart from a few superstars, most of these amazing athletes remain unknown in the West.

Vagina Warriors by Eve Ensler

Title Vagina Warriors
Author Eve Ensler
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category Photography
Total Pages 144
ISBN 0821261835
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Alongside an essay by the creator of The Vagina Monologues, portraits of V-Day activists that are committed to ending violence against women and girls throughout the world are featured, as well as powerful statements and quotations from the subjects. Simultaneous.