Category: Intelligence Espionage

506 Parachute infantry Regiment in Normandy Drop by Colonel S. L. A. Marshall

By Colonel S. L. A. Marshall

Includes six maps.

This is real tale of mum or dad regiment of the well-known "Band of Brothers" effortless corporation. because the tens of millions of yank troops begun their process towards the forbidding German-defended Normandy coast, their comrades within the 82nd and a hundred and first Airborne divisions had already flown over the Channel and started shedding and gliding into enemy territory. The Airborne Divisions had a task severe to the good fortune of the whole Normandy Landings; past the preliminary seashore touchdown parts have been miles of flooded defended ditches and waterways. If the German troops controlled to protect those bottlenecks the americans on Utah seashore, on the severe correct of the operation, will be not able to maneuver ahead and may have foundered at the beach.The catch and retention of the 2 southernmost exits have been assigned to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment; the plan used to be good thought-out and might have in all probability have succeeded handsomely. but the drop of the 506th like many...

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Jewish Terrorism in Israel by Ami Pedahzur, Arie Perliger

By Ami Pedahzur, Arie Perliger

Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, global specialists at the examine of terror and protection, suggest a conception of violence that contextualizes not just contemporary acts of terror but additionally circumstances of terrorism that extend again centuries. starting with historical Palestine and its encounters with Jewish terrorism, the authors research the social, political, and cultural elements that sponsor severe violence, proving spiritual terrorism isn't the fault of 1 religion, yet prospers inside any counterculture that clings to a totalistic ideology.

When a totalistic neighborhood perceives an exterior hazard, the connectivity of the crowd and the rhetoric of its leaders bolster the collective mind-set of individuals, who reply with violence. In precedent days, the Jewish sicarii of Judea conducted stealth assassinations opposed to their Roman occupiers. within the mid-twentieth century, to facilitate their independence, Jewish teams devoted acts of terror opposed to British squaddies and the Arab inhabitants in Palestine. extra lately, Yigal Amir, a member of a Jewish terrorist phone, assassinated Yitzhak Rabin to specific his competition to the Oslo Peace Accords.

Conducting interviews with former Jewish terrorists, political and religious leaders, and law-enforcement officers, and culling info from infrequent files and surveys of terrorist networks, Pedahzur and Perliger build an in depth portrait of terrorist aggression, whereas additionally describing the stipulations at the back of the fashionable upward push of zealotry.

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The reluctant spy: my secret life in the CIA’s war on terror by John Kiriakou

By John Kiriakou

Lengthy earlier than the waterboarding controversy exploded within the media, one CIA agent had already long past public. In a groundbreaking 2007 interview with ABC information, John Kiriakou known as waterboarding torture—but admitted that it most likely labored. This publication, right now a confessional, an event tale, and a chronicle of Kiriakou’s existence within the CIA, stands as a big, eloquent piece of testimony from a devoted American patriot.
In February 2002 Kiriakou used to be the top of counterterrorism in Pakistan. below his command, in a wonderful raid coordinated with Pakistani brokers and the CIA’s top intelligence analyst, Kiriakou’s box officials took down the notorious terrorist Abu Zubaydah. For days, Kiriakou grew to become the wounded terrorist’s own “bodyguard.” In situations stranger than fiction, as al-Qaeda brokers scoured the streets for his or her captured chief, the simplest trauma health care professional in the United States was once flown to Pakistan to ensure that Zubaydah didn't die.
In The Reluctant Spy, Kiriakou takes us into the struggle opposed to an enemy fueled by means of fanaticism. He chillingly describes what it used to be like contained in the CIA headquarters at the morning of 11th of September, the supplier leaders who stepped up and those that secure their careers. And in what could be the book’s so much surprising revelation, he describes how the White condo made plans to invade Iraq a whole yr ahead of the CIA knew approximately it—or may possibly try to cease it.
Chronicling either mind-boggling errors and heroic acts of person braveness, The Reluctant Spy is key interpreting for an individual who needs to appreciate the interior workings of the U.S. intelligence gear, the reality in the back of the torture debate, and the fantastic commitment of normal women and men doing probably the most impressive jobs on the earth.

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The Mammoth Book of Secrets of the SAS and Elite Forces by Jon E. Lewis

By Jon E. Lewis

The SAS have earned their recognition because the world's hardest struggling with unit, from the Falklands conflict to Kosovo, the Gulf conflict and different crises in other places. it is a step by step advisor to the strategies of such elite devices, with real money owed of the SAS's most famed exploits, in addition to these of crack US military devices akin to Delta strength and the fairway Berets. It comprises: how the SAS and different elite devices got here into being and the way they paintings; strive against concepts in antagonistic environments, from the Sahara to the Artic; evasion, trap and break out routes; own talents, together with navigation, strive against monitoring and probability avoidance; and barren region survival abilities

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Gothic Serpent: Black Hawk Down, Mogadishu 1993 by Clayton K.S. Chun

By Clayton K.S. Chun

Они собирались на лёгкую прогулку. Цель - захватить в Сомали полевого командира, лейтенанта Мухаммед фарах Айдид. На над Магадишем вертолёт с группой захвата был сбит и охотники превратились в дичь. Затем был фильм «Падение чёрного ястреба» и неудачники превратились в героев.

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Mitigation by Claudia Caffi

By Claudia Caffi

This fourth quantity within the ''Studies in Pragmatics'' (SiP) sequence is a fittingly good, well-illustrated and theoretical account of Mitigation (as a sort of Politeness). the most objective of this ebook is to give a brand new built-in pragmatic method of conversation. The procedure has been referred to as pragmatics of id. it truly is significant function is that it goals at integrating pragmatic perspectives (research on politeness, face-work, etc.) with insights from assorted learn fields into a longer framework the place mental facets of conversation in context may be taken into consideration.

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Unconventional Warrior: Memoir of a Special Operations by Walter M. Herd

By Walter M. Herd

This attention-grabbing examine the lifetime of a modern day specialist soldier supplies the reader an inside of view of the lethal worldwide conflict on terror. Herd argues that conflicting political ambitions have muddied the future of the on-the-ground commanders and therefore threaten the possibility of any actual victory in Afghanistan. He makes use of daily tales to make his issues: "One of the neighborhood leaders pointed to his wrist and stated to my interpreter, 'the americans have the entire watches yet we have now the entire time.' That made an enduring effect on me." Colonel Herd was once one of many optimum score officials at the floor with a command of a few 4,000 elite squaddies from all branches of the U.S. army and 5 different coalition countries. It was once a undertaking he had proficient for all of his lifestyles. A sixth-generation soldier, Herd grew to become a grasp parachutist, a wrestle scuba diver, a eco-friendly Beret and a military Ranger. He carried out strive against missions opposed to the Taliban through the use of the precise Forces mandate to paintings by way of, with and during the neighborhood inhabitants.

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The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America by Kenneth M. Pollack

By Kenneth M. Pollack

In his hugely influential e-book The Threatening Storm, bestselling writer Kenneth Pollack either trained and outlined the nationwide debate approximately Iraq. Now, in The Persian Puzzle, released to coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Iran hostage challenge, he examines the behind-the-scenes tale of the tumultuous courting among Iran and the U.S., and weighs techniques for the future.

Here Pollack, a former CIA analyst and nationwide protection Council respectable, brings his willing research and insider standpoint to the lengthy and ongoing conflict among the USA and Iran, starting with the autumn of the shah and the seizure of the yankee embassy in Tehran in 1979. Pollack examines the entire significant occasions in U.S.-Iran relations–including the hostage predicament, the U.S. tilt towards Iraq in the course of the Iran-Iraq warfare, the Iran-Contra scandal, American-Iranian army tensions in 1987 and 1988, the covert Iranian struggle opposed to U.S. pursuits within the Persian Gulf that culminated within the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist assault in Saudi Arabia, and up to date U.S.-Iran skirmishes over Afghanistan and Iraq.

He explains the innovations and reasons from American and Iranian views and tells how each one challenge coloured the taking into account either nations’ management as they formed and reshaped their regulations over the years. Pollack additionally describes efforts through moderates of varied stripes to attempt to discover a way previous animosities to create a brand new dynamic in Iranian-American kinfolk, basically to discover that once one aspect used to be prepared for one of these step, the opposite facet fell short.

With balanced tone and perception, Pollack explains how the USA and Iran reached this deadlock; why this courting is important to neighborhood, worldwide, and U.S. pursuits; and what simple political offerings can be found as we care for this crucial yet deeply country.

From the Hardcover edition.

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The Nexus: International Terrorism and Drug Trafficking from by Frank Shanty Ph.D.

By Frank Shanty Ph.D.

The Nexus: overseas Terrorism and Drug Trafficking from Afghanistan addresses a subject that without delay affects the customers for solution of the present insurgency in that kingdom. Written by means of famous terrorism professional Frank Shanty, the booklet explores the character and the level of involvement among overseas felony drug traffickers, rather of gear originating from Afghanistan, and overseas terrorist networks with worldwide reach.Shanty dispels the myths and disinformation surrounding this vital—and controversial—question, whilst he arrives at his personal solutions. as well as delivering a old evaluate of the opium challenge in Afghanistan from the overdue Nineteen Seventies to 2010, the ebook seems at 3 special phenomena. It examines the life, features, and behaviour of foreign terrorists working from Afghanistan, particularly the evolution and ascendancy of al-Qaeda and the Taliban and the character in their dating. It seems at Afghanistan's opium exchange relative to specific-actor involvement and, eventually, it analyzes allegations of a hyperlink among terrorists in Afghanistan and overseas drug criminals and the consequences of that connection.

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