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On "other war" : lessons from five decades of RAND counterinsurgency research by Austin G Long( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenges posed by insurgency and instability have proved difficult to surmount. This difficulty may embolden future opponents to embrace insurgency in combating the United States. Both the current and future conduct of the war on terror demand that the United States improve its ability to conduct counterinsurgency (COIN) operations. This study makes recommendations for improving COIN based on RAND's decades-long study of it
Russia's economy : signs of progress and retreat on the transitional road by Charles Wolf( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen years after the Soviet Union's demise, the Russian economy can still be appropriately characterized as transitional. The authors shed light on ambiguities surrounding this status through an exploration of four questions related to issues of interest to government decisionmakers
Heads we win : the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN) by David C Gompert( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current U.S. counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy has relied heavily on the use of force against Islamist insurgents-a tactic that has increased their ranks. What is needed instead are stronger cognitive capabilities that will enable more effective COIN against an elusive, decentralized, and highly motivated insurgency-capabilities that will enable the United States to "fight smarter." Cognitive COIN goes beyond information technology and encompasses comprehension, reasoning, and decisionmaking, the components that are most effective against an enemy that is quick to adapt, transform, and regener
Reliability issues for DoD systems : report of a workshop by Michael L Cohen( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of nuclear weapons by Armed Forces Special Weapons Project (U.S.)( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When 'The Effects of Atomic Weapons' was published in 1950, the explosive energy yields of the fission bombs available at that time were equivalent to some thousands of tons (i.e., kilotons) of TNT. With the development of thermonuclear (fusion) weapons, having energy yields in the range of millions of tons (i.e., megatons) of TNT, a new presentation, entitled 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, ' was issued in 1957. A completely revised edition was published in 1962 and this was reprinted with a few changes early in 1964. Since the last version of 'The Effects of Nuclear Weapons' was prepared, much new information has become available concerning nuclear weapons effects. This has come in part from the series of atmospheric tests, including several at very high altitudes, conducted in the Pacific Ocean area in 1962. In addition, laboratory studies, theoretical calculations, and computer simulations have provided a better understanding of the various effects. Within the limits imposed by security requirements, the new information has been incorporated in the present edition. In particular, attention may be called to a new chapter on the electromagnetic pulse. The material is arranged in a manner that should permit the general reader to obtain a good understanding of the various topics without having to cope with the more technical details. Most chapters are thus in two parts: the first part is written at a fairly low technical level whereas the second treats some of the more technical and mathematical aspects. The presentation allows the reader to omit any or all of the latter sections without loss of continuity."--Preface
Defense energy management by United States( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pentagon Papers : the Defense Department history of United States decisionmaking on Vietnam by Mike Gravel( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Armed Forces officer by Richard M Swain( )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This philosophy unites the officers of the uniformed services in the common calling of supporting, defending, and upholding the Constitution in service to their country
Soviet military power by National Military Establishment (U.S.)( )

in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manual for courts-martial, United States( )

in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military parents and child custody : issues, considerations, and cases by Rayan M Pauwels( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The increased deployment of service members beginning in 2001 as a result of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom has raised difficult military child custody issues that in some cases potentially affect the welfare of military children as well as servicemembers' ability to effectively serve their country. Approximately 142,000 members of the Armed Forces (active, Guard, and Reserve) are single custodians of minor children. Temporary duty assignments, mobilization, and deployments to areas that do not allow the military member's dependent(s) to accompany them require the servicemember to have
The "Magic" background of Pearl Harbor( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biodefense in the age of synthetic biology by Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) National Academies of Sciences( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scientific advances over the past several decades have accelerated the ability to engineer existing organisms and to potentially create novel ones not found in nature. Synthetic biology, which collectively refers to concepts, approaches, and tools that enable the modification or creation of biological organisms, is being pursued overwhelmingly for beneficial purposes ranging from reducing the burden of disease to improving agricultural yields to remediating pollution. Although the contributions synthetic biology can make in these and other areas hold great promise, it is also possible to imagine malicious uses that could threaten U.S. citizens and military personnel. Making informed decisions about how to address such concerns requires a realistic assessment of the capabilities that could be misused. To that end, the U.S. Department of Defense, working with other agencies involved in biodefense, asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop a framework to guide an assessment of the security concerns related to advances in synthetic biology, to assess the levels of concern warranted for such advances, and to identify options that could help mitigate those concerns"--Summary
Grenada documents : an overview and selection by Grenada( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"September 1984"--Cover. Item 876
Dictionary of military terms by United States( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the comprehensive, standardized dictionary of military and associated terminology compiled and used by the Department of Defense. Divided into sections, The Dictionary of Military Terms contains all definitions approved for DoD and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) use, as well as a complete listing of commonly used abbreviations and acronyms
Terrorist group profiles( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is designed to provide the American people detailed information about key terrorist groups and thereby strip away much of their mystique. We anticipate it will be useful to researchers, students, the media, and others who follow terrorist issues. The study is divided into geographic sections that begin with an overview, followed by coverage of the key regional terrorist groups. Information includes an estimate of each group's membership strength, identities of key leaders, ideological orientation, target audiences, a narrative description of the group's background, and a selected incident chronology
Conduct of the Persian Gulf War : final report to Congress( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldwide manpower distribution by geographical area( )

in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prime contract awards by service category and federal supply classification by United States( )

in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dictionary of military terms
Heads we win : the cognitive side of counterinsurgency (COIN)Reliability issues for DoD systems : report of a workshopDefense energy managementThe Armed Forces officerMilitary parents and child custody : issues, considerations, and casesBiodefense in the age of synthetic biologyDictionary of military terms
Alternative Names

controlled identityNational Military Establishment (U.S.)

ABŞ Müdafiə Nazirliyi

Adran Amddiffyn yr Unol Daleithiau

Ameerika Ühendriikide Kaitseministeerium

Amerika Birleşik Devletleri Savunma Bakanlığı Kurum

Amerika Gasshukoku Kokubo Sosho

Amerika Gasshukoku Kokubosho

Amerikai Védelmi Minisztérium

Ameriketako Estatu Batuetako Defentsa Saila

ASV Aizsardzības departaments

Bei Kokubo Hozenkyoku

Beikoku Kokubo Sosho

Beikoku Kokubosho

Bí-kok Hông-bū Pō͘

Bộ Quốc phòng Hoa Kỳ Cơ quan hành pháp của chính phủ liên bang chịu trách nhiệm điều phối và giám sát tất cả các cơ quan và chức năng của chính phủ liên quan trực tiếp đến an ninh quốc gia và Lực lượng vũ trang Hoa Kỳ


Defense Department

Defense Department United States

Departament de Defensa dels Estats Units

Departament Obrony Stanów Zjednoczonych.

Departament Obrony USA.

Departamento de Defensa de los Estados Unidos ministerio del gobierno de Estados Unidos encargado de las fuerzas militares

Departamento de Defesa dos Estados Unidos

Departamento d'Esfensa d'os Estatos Unitos

Departamentu de Defensa de los Estaos Xuníos

Departamentul Apărării al Statelor Unite ale Americii

Departemen Pertahanan Amerika Serikat

département de la Défense des États-Unis département exécutif fédéral des États-Unis

Department of defense

Department of Defense United States

Department of National Defense

Dipartimento della difesa degli Stati Uniti dipartimento esecutivo federale degli USA


DOD (Department of Defense)

Estats Units d'Amèrica. Defense Department

Estats Units d'Amèrica. Defense, Department of

Estats Units d'Amèrica. Defense Dept

Estats Units d'Amèrica. Department of National Defense

Estats Units d'Amèrica. Dept. of Defense

Estats Units d'Amèrica. Dept. of the Defense

Estats Units d'Amèrica. Secretary of Defense

Förenta staterna Department of Defense

Jabatan Pertahanan Amerika Syarikat

Jungtinės Valstijos Dept. of Defense

Jungtinių Valstijų gynybos departamentas

Mei-kuo kuo fang pu

Ministarstvo obrane Sjedinjenih Američkih Država

Ministerstvo oborony SShA

Ministerstvo obrany Spojených států amerických ministerstvo federální vlády Spojených států amerických

Ministrstvo za obrambo Združenih držav Amerike

National Military Establishment

National Military Establishment (U.S.)

Office of the Inspector General United States


Pentagon United States

Secretary of Defense United States

Sjedinjene Američke Države. Department of Defense

U.S.Department of Defense

United States Defense Department

United States. Defense, Department of

United States Defense Dept.

United States Defense, Dept. of

United States. Department of Defence

United States Department of Defense

United States Department of Defense het Amerikaanse ministerie van Defensie

United States. Department of National Defense

United States. Department of the Defense

United States Dept. of Defense

United States Dept. of National Defense

United States Dept. of the Defense

United States Kokubō Sōshō

United States Kuo fang pu

United States. Ministerstvo oborony

United States National Military Establishment

United States of America Department of Defense

United States Office of the Inspector General

United States Office of the Secretary of Defense

United States Pentagon

United States Secretary of Defense

United States Verteidigungsministerium

USA. Department of Defense

USA:s försvarsdepartement

USAs forsvarsdepartement Forsvarsdepartementet i USAs føderale regjering

USA's Forsvarsministeriet USA's forsvarsministerium

Usona Departmento de Defendo

Verteidigungsministerium der Vereinigten Staaten staatliche Behörde der Vereinigten Staaten

Verteidigungsministerium United States

Yhdysvaltain puolustusministeriö

Υπουργείο Άμυνας των ΗΠΑ

АҠШ оборона департаменты

Министарство одбране Сједињених Америчких Држава

Министерство за одбрана на Соединетите Американски Држави

Министерство на отбраната Министерство на отбраната на САЩ

Министерство обороны США

Министерство обороны США государственный орган США

Міністерство оборони США Державний орган США

Міністэрства абароны ЗША

ԱՄՆ-ի պաշտպանության նախարարություն

מחלקת ההגנה של ארצות הברית

وزارة دفاع الولايات المتحدة إدارة تنفيذية فيدرالية للولايات المتحدة

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