The Concept of Military Objectives in International Law and Targeting Practice: Agnieszka Jachec-Neale
His first mission. His first enemy. And the decision that changes everything....Before he was an assassin, David Rivers was a patriot.One year after the 9/11 attacks, David is a 19-year-old Army Ranger on patrol in Afghanistan´s Shigal Valley, a desolate place with a fearsome reputation for harboring enemy fighters - a reputation that David and his fellow Rangers are about to experience firsthand.As the first shots ring out over the valley, David must decide between military orders and gut instinct...and in the process, discover a hidden truth about himself.This explosive debut thriller series by a former Green Beret has electrified fans of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, Lee Child, and Brad Taylor. If you like razor-sharp dialogue, conflicted characters, and adrenaline-pumping action scenes, you´ll love the David Rivers series because it has all three in spades. Pick up your copy today.This prequel short story includes a sample of Greatest Enemy, the first full-length novel in the international best-selling David Rivers series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Gold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139990/bk_acx0_139990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
China´s Military Intervention in Korea:Its Origins and Objectives David Tsui Also known as Yerong Xu
An adrenaline-filled war story that depicts the challenges of military special operations in a dangerous, boulder-filled landscape. The Company has a special secret operation planned for one of their top agents: the leaders of the Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorist groups are hiding out in Pashtun country, and they must be eliminated. The job falls to a man they have named Frank Morganan agent who stood out as a recruit at Quantico and whose skills resemble those of the legendary Vietnam assassin. The other soldiers claim Frank’s abilities as a sniper and a tracker border on the supernatural and are more than willing to complete this mission with him. Frank begins his adventure in Afghanistan with another Company-appointed soldier: An indestructible lyrical Irishman with a cutting sense of humor and a bottle of Jameson never far from hand. After the men rescue a burqa-clad young woman, they soon discover that the Company has not been honest with them and decide to take a second mate under their winga giant who quotes poetry and rap songs while he both enacts torture and lives through his own agonizing trials. They know now that oil, drugs, and greed have led to this quest; assassinating the terrorists is not their main objective. However, this still must be done. After becoming dangerously acquainted with the heroin business in the frontier provinces, Frank and his comrades continue their mission. But the lines have now blurred, and the assignment is more complicated than they expected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017810/bk_adbl_017810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Whether consciously or subconsciously, the most successful corporate chiefs follow the principles of war in guiding their corporate armies to victory. In Corporate Combat, these principles are explained using examples drawn from both military and corporate history. Far from a simple overview of the basics, Corporate Combat details in more than 25 parallel military and corporate case histories such fundamental concepts as: Offense; Defense; Economy of Force; Surprise; Unity of Command; Simplicity; Security; Maneuvers; Objective; and Mass. Moreover, the specific obstacles encountered and the strategies and tactics used to overcome them in the case histories are carefully analyzed. For every corporate commander, business strategist, and market planner, Corporate Combat presents an insightful, realistic view of how competitions are won and lost - on both the military and business battlefields. In the often zero-sum contest for market share, it demonstrates how the principles of war are not only valid, but also wisely applied for greater gain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000226/bk_blak_000226_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Strategies used by the United States Armed Forces can mean the difference between life and death. Fortunately, most of us don´t face such dire situations. But if we apply these battle-tested strategies to our personal and professional lives, they can mean the difference between failure and spectacular success. Do you have what it takes? Colonel Bender challenges you to find out. Operation Excellence shows you how to harness success strategies of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines and apply them to every facet of your life. You´ll learn how the ´´Arsenal of Victory´´ -- discipline, confidence, and sacrifice -- brings superior results in: Leadership and businessWealth and successHealth and well-beingTeamworkPersonal relationshipsand much more.This highly motivational book takes you inside the world of the U.S. military, giving you 50 proven strategies for taking control of your life and achieving your objectives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Pavlovich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001679/bk_adbl_001679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On April 30, 1975, Saigon and the government of South Vietnam fell to the communist regime of North Vietnam, ending - for American military forces - exactly twenty-five year of courageous but unavailing struggle. The author is a professional soldier who experienced the Vietnam war in the field and in the highest command echelons. General Palmer´s insights into the key events and decisions that shaped American´s military role in Vietnam are uncommonly perceptive. America´s most serious error, he believes, was committing its armed forces to a war in which neither political nor military goals were ever fully articulated by our civilian leaders. Our armed forces, lacking clear objectives, failed to develop an appropriate strategy, instead relinquishing the offensive to Hanoi. Yet an achievable strategy could have been devised, Palmer believes. Moreover, our South Vietnamese allies could have been bolstered by appropriate aid but were instead overwhelmed by the massive American military presence. Compounding these errors were the flawed civilian and military chains of command. The result was defeat for America and disaster for South Vietnam. General Palmer presents here an insider´s history of the war and an astute critique of America´s military strengths and successes as well as its weaknesses and failures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregg A. Rizzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026678/bk_acx0_026678_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
India´s armed forces play a key role in protecting the country and occupy a special place in the Indian people´s hearts, yet standard accounts of contemporary Indian history rarely have a military dimension. In India´s Wars, serving Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam seeks to rectify that oversight by giving India´s military exploits their rightful place in history. Subramaniam begins India´s Wars with a frank call to reinvigorate the study of military history as part of Indian history more generally. Part II surveys the development of the India´s army, navy, and air force from the early years of the modern era to 1971. In Parts III and IV, Subramaniam considers conflicts from 1947 to 1962 as well as conflicts with China in 1962 and Pakistan in 1965 and 1971. Part V concludes by assessing these conflicts through the lens of India´s ancient strategist, Kautilya, who is revered in India as much as Sun Tzu is in China. Not merely a wide-ranging historical narrative of India´s military performance in battle, India´s Wars also offers a strategic, operational and human perspective on the wars fought by independent India´s armed forces. Subramaniam highlights possible ways to improve the synergy between the three services and argues in favor of the declassification of historical material pertaining to national security. The author also examines the overall state of civil-military relations in India, leadership within the Indian armed forces as well as training, capability building and other vitally important issues of concern to citizens, the government and the armed forces. This objective and critical analysis provides policy cues for the reinvigoration of the armed forces as a critical tool of statecraft and diplomacy. Listeners will come away from India´s Wars with a greater understanding of the international environment of war and conflict in modern India. Laced with veterans´ intense experiences in combat opera 1. Language: English. Narrator: Surjan Singh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033918/bk_adbl_033918_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.