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O'Connell, Edward

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Works: 19 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 4,325 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Patents 
Roles: Author
Classifications: U241, 956.704434
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Most widely held works about Edward O'Connell
 
Most widely held works by Edward O'Connell
Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006) by Bruce Pirnie( )

17 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph outlines strategic considerations relative to counterinsurgency (COIN) campaigns; presents an overview of the current conflict in Iraq, focusing on COIN; analyzes COIN operations in Iraq; presents conclusions about COIN, based on the U.S. experience in Iraq; describes implications from that experience for future COIN operations; and offers recommendations to improve the ability of the U.S. government to conduct COIN in the future. For example, U.S. COIN experience in Iraq has revealed the need to achieve synergy and balance among several simultaneous civilian and military efforts and the need to continually address and reassess the right indicators to determine whether current strategies are adequate. The need to continually reassess COIN strategy and tactics implies that military and civilian leaders must have not only the will, but also a formal mechanism, to fearlessly and thoroughly call to the attention of senior decisionmakers any shortfalls in policies and practices, e.g., in Iraq, failure to protect the civilian population, as well as overreliance on technological approaches to COIN. The Iraq experience is particularly germane to drawing lessons about COIN. In essence, the conflict there is a local political power struggle overlaid with sectarian violence and fueled by fanatical foreign jihadists and criminal opportunists--a combination of factors likely to be replicated in insurgencies elsewhere
The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although prisoner of war and detainee operations ultimately tend to become quite extensive, military planners and policymakers have repeatedly treated such operations as an afterthought. In reality, such operations can be a central part of the successful prosecution of a conflict. Determining how to gain knowledge from, hold, question, influence, and release captured adversaries can be an important component of military strategy and doctrine, both during the conflict and in reconstruction afterward. This monograph finds parallels in U.S. prisoner and detainee operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq: underestimation of the number to be held, hasty scrambling for resources to meet operational needs, and inadequate doctrine and policy. During the later phases of military operations, an attempt is often made to educate prisoners and detainees and influence their social and political values. The results of a survey by RAND researchers of Iraq detainees contravene many assumptions that had been guiding decisions related to detainee operations. The survey found that local and personal motives, along with nationalism, were more prevalent than religious ones and that detainees were often economic opportunists rather than illiterates seeking economic subsistence through the insurgency. Recommendations include that detailed doctrine should be in place prior to detention and that detainees should be surveyed when first detained
Customized learning : potential Air Force applications by Thomas Manacapilli( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. Air Force has a continuing interest in reducing training costs while maintaining or improving the training product. This study looks at educational approaches that would customize training to the individual, with the intent of minimizing the trainee's time in training, focusing the training on the trainee's needs, and getting the trainee productive sooner, all leading to reduced costs. The authors consulted experts in and out of the military, reviewed literature on personalized learning, reviewed meta-analyses on case studies of personalized learning, and assessed some contemporary models. Learning style feedback shows the student how to enhance his or her own learning, and it fosters a discourse between student and teacher on how the student can improve in a course. Customized learning increases the probability of creating lifelong learners. As individuals discover their learning styles, they are motivated to use that knowledge. If they have had bad experiences in the past, the new knowledge gives them a fresh point at which to reengage in learning. The authors recommend that the Air Force conduct some experiments with Air Force vocational training before implementation across Air Force training is considered
A conference on creative use of the media for understanding and tolerance by Rand Conference on "Creative Use of the Media for Understanding and Tolerance"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Held in Doha, Qatar, from March 14-16, 2007 and hosted by the RAND Alternative Strategy Initiative, this conference centered on indigenous media initiatives with important social content. These are largely unknown to Western policymakers and publics, who are thereby in danger of overlooking important trends in the current debate with extremist and sectarian elements across the world. The purpose of the conference was threefold: to learn about progressive media programs in the Islamic world and the courageous, creative individuals who produce them; to understand the context that these individuals operate within and discuss the impact and potential of their efforts; and to generate ideas on how to improve networking and cooperation with and among this emerging group of opinion leaders
Human capital management for the USAF cyber force( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documented briefing addresses the kinds of capabilities the cyber force will be required to produce; how the cyber force should be distributed in Air Force organizations; the skills the cyber force should possess and how should they be distributed by military grade, civilian, contractor, and functional domains; and what kind of military specialty classification structure will lead to a viable, sustainable cyber force. The authors speculate about the kinds of skills the cyber force will need in the future when cyber capabilities will likely be fully integrated with air and space capabilities. Future air force cyber capabilities are expected to be used during peacetime, in conjunction with other government agencies, and in different forms of warfare. These applications will require Air Force cyber personnel to develop a broad set of technical, legal, organizational, and operational skills
War by other means : building complete and balanced capabilities for counterinsurgency by David C Gompert( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difficulties and staggering costs that the United States has faced in trying to secure Iraq and Afghanistan raise a question this study seeks to answer: What capabilities does the United States need to counter such insurgencies, of which today's are unlikely to be the last? The search for the answer must with defining the danger to U.S. and world security that is violent Islam. As leaders of jihad-holy war against Islam's supposed enemies-would have it, American and its allies are engaged in aggression against Islam and must be opposed by desperate and daring measures, including suicide terror and counterattacks in the West. Beyond defending Muslims, jihadists air to demolish the nation-state order in the Muslim world, which they claim the West devised and uses to subjugate Islam. Believing that the West cannot control the Muslim world without its regional proxies, jihadists aim to destroy them. To these ends, their strategy is to aid and exploit local insurgencies, making each one more dangerous, intractable, and consequential
Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006). RAND Counterinsurgency Study, Volume 2( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the deleterious effects of the U.S. failure to focus on protecting the Iraqi population for most of the military campaign in Iraq and analyzes the failure of a technologically driven counterinsurgency (COIN) approach. It outlines strategic considerations relative to COIN; presents an overview of the conflict in Iraq; describes implications for future operations; and offers recommendations to improve the U.S. capability to conduct COIN
Conducting counterinsurgency operations : lessons from Iraq (2003-2006)( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research brief examines U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) operations in Iraq from 2003 to 2006, including U.S. failure to protect Iraqi civilians; discusses implications for future conflicts; and recommends steps to improve U.S. COIN capabilities
Kefaya Movement, The by Nadia Oweidat( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kefaya, also known as the Egyptian Movement for Change, was an indigenous movement for political reform organized in late 2004 in opposition to the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. This examination of Kefaya's birth, its accomplishments, and the reasons for its decline is based on an analysis of the work of Egyptian scholars and Arabic-language media reports (including online and new media), as well as structured interviews with persons associated with and observers of Kefaya and the Muslim Brotherhood. It explores the challenges to grassroots attempts to bring about democracy and i
The Kefaya movement : a case study of a grassroots reform initiative by Nadia Oweidat( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States has professed an interest in greater democratization in the Arab world, particularly since the September 2001 attacks by terrorists from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Lebanon. This interest has been part of an effort to reduce destabilizing political violence and terrorism. As President George W. Bush noted in a 2003 address to the National Endowment for Democracy, "As long as the Middle East remains a place where freedom does not flourish, it will remain a place of stagnation, resentment, and violence ready for export" (The White House, 2003). The United States has used varying means to pursue democratization, including a military intervention that, though launched for other reasons, had the installation of a democratic government as one of its end goals. However, indigenous reform movements are best positioned to advance democratization in their own country. This monograph examines one such movement, the Egyptian Movement for Change, commonly known as Kefaya ("kefaya" is the Arabic word for "enough"). At first, Kefaya successfully mobilized wide segments of Egyptian society, but later it proved unable to overcome many impediments to its reform efforts and political participation. This monograph examines Kefaya's birth, its accomplishments, and the challenges that led to its decline to better understand why reform has not taken hold in Egypt. For a broader context, it also reviews the recent history of Egyptian politics, including U.S.-Egyptian relations, and perceptions of the role of the United States in advancing democracy in the region. It relies on analyses of the work of Egyptian scholars and Arabic-language media reports
Nonlethal Concepts: Implications for Air Force Intelligence( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently a new class of nonlethal weapons has garnered a considerable amount of interest in defense and law enforcement circles resulting in the increased likelihood of the actual deployment of these new technologies at the operational level. The increased interest in the development of nonlethal means to achieve limited political, economic, and military objectives may require new considerations in how Air Force intelligence goes about its business of supporting the war fighter. Emerging technologies supporting the development of nonlethal weapons are somewhat scattered, with many potential players. However, according to Don Henry, staff specialist in the Office of Tactical Warfare Programs, Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Technology, Preliminary evaluations suggest that the use of non-lethal weapons, in either the more traditional conventional missions or the newer missions as suggested by operations other than war, seems more probable than possible
Civvies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specification of Edward O'Connell : feeding bottles by Edward O'Connell( Book )

2 editions published between 1860 and 1869 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006) (Rand counterinsurgency study ; v. 2) by Bruce Pirnie( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specification of Edward O'Connell : feeding infants and invalids by Edward O'Connell( Book )

1 edition published in 1853 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Progress on hold : the myth of universal and affordable telephone service by Edward O'Connell( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Radio flyer by Edward O'Connell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to IraqCustomized learning : potential Air Force applicationsA conference on creative use of the media for understanding and toleranceWar by other means : building complete and balanced capabilities for counterinsurgencyThe Kefaya movement : a case study of a grassroots reform initiativeCounterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006) (Rand counterinsurgency study ; v. 2)The Battle Behind the Wire: U.S. Prisoner and Detainee Operations From World War II to Iraq (United States Prisoner and Detainee Operations From World War Two to Iraq)
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