Download To Vietnam in Vain: Memoir of an Irish-American Intelligence by Edward A. Hagan PDF

By Edward A. Hagan

American army advisors in South Vietnam got here to grasp their allies personally—as few American squaddies may perhaps. as well as scuffling with the Viet Cong, advisors engaged in group construction tasks and native govt tasks. They dealt firsthand with corrupt American and South Vietnamese bureaucracies. now not many advisors could were stunned to profit that 105mm artillery shells have been being bought at the black industry to the Viet Cong. no longer many have been shocked by way of the North Vietnamese victory in 1975.
This memoir of a U.S. military intelligence officer specializes in the province advisors who labored with neighborhood militias that have been frequently disparaged via American devices. the writer describes his 12 months (1969–1970) as a U.S. consultant to the South Vietnamese neighborhood and renowned Forces within the Mekong Delta.

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Download From Day to Day: One Man's Diary of Survival in Nazi by Odd Nansen,Timothy J. Boyce PDF

By Odd Nansen,Timothy J. Boyce

In 1942 Norwegian atypical Nansen was once arrested through the Nazis, and he spent the rest of international warfare II in focus camps—Grini in Oslo, Veidal above the Arctic Circle, and Sachsenhausen in Germany. for 3 and a part years, Nansen saved a mystery diary on tissue-paper-thin pages later smuggled out by way of a number of potential, together with contained in the prisoners' hollowed-out breadboards.

Unlike writers of retrospective Holocaust memoirs, Nansen recorded the mundane and awful info of camp existence as they occurred, "from day to day." With an unsparing eye, Nansen defined the informal brutality and random terror that was once the destiny of a camp prisoner. His entries exhibit his regularly annoyed hopes for an early finish to the conflict, his eager for his spouse and youngsters, his horror on the particularly barbaric remedy reserved for Jews, and his disgust on the anti-Semitism of a few of his fellow Norwegians. Nansen usually faced his German jailors with strange outspokenness and occasionally with a feeling of humor and absurdity that was once now not liked through his captors.

After the Putnam's version got rave experiences in 1949, the e-book fell into obscurity. In 1956, based on a ballot in regards to the "most undeservedly overlooked" ebook of the previous quarter-century, Carl Sandburg singled out From Day to Day, calling it "an epic narrative," which took "its position one of the nice affirmations of the ability of the human spirit to upward thrust above terror, torture, and death." certainly, Nansen witnessed the entire horrors of the camps, but nonetheless observed wish for the long run. He sought reconciliation with the German humans, even donating the proceeds of the German version of his publication to German refugee reduction paintings. Nansen was once following within the footsteps of his father, Fridtjof, an Arctic explorer and humanitarian who used to be presented the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his paintings on behalf of global conflict I refugees. (Fridtjof additionally created the "Nansen passport" for stateless persons.)

This new version, the 1st in over sixty-five years, comprises large annotations and new diary choices by no means ahead of translated into English. 40 sketches of camp lifestyles and demise by way of Nansen, an architect and gifted draftsman, offer a feeling of immediacy and acute statement matched by way of the diary entries. The preface is written by way of Thomas Buergenthal, who was once "Tommy," the ten-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz loss of life March, whom Nansen met at Sachsenhausen and kept utilizing his additional meals rations. Buergenthal, who later served as a pass judgement on at the overseas courtroom of Justice on the Hague, is a recipient of the 2015 Elie Wiesel Award from the USA Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Download Deterrence in the Twenty-first Century by Max G. Manwaring PDF

By Max G. Manwaring

This anthology argues that dealing with the varied threats within the 'new global sickness' calls for a brand new glance and new methods. The requirement is to set up that modern deterrence calls for exchanging the previous 'nuclear theology' with new coverage and technique to care for the myriad nation, non-state, and trans-national nuclear and non-nuclear menaces that experience heretofore been neglected or wanted away.

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Download APB: Artists against Police Brutality: A Comic Book by Bill Campbell,Jason Rodriguez,John Jennings PDF

By Bill Campbell,Jason Rodriguez,John Jennings

An really distinct comedian ebook profit undertaking that includes comedian shorts, pin-ups, brief essays, and flash fiction, the proceeds of in order to be going to the Innocence Project
We’ve all obvious the photographs: a six-year-old Ruby Bridges being escorted by means of U.S. marshals on her first day at an all-white, New Orleans college in 1960; a police puppy attacking a demonstrator in Birmingham; fireplace hoses grew to become on protesters; Martin Luther King Jr. addressing a crowd at the nationwide Mall. those photos have been published in papers, flashed throughout tv monitors, and helped to alter the legislation of this kingdom, yet now not inevitably the entire attitudes. equally, we’ve obvious the photographs of Michael Brown mendacity face down in a pool of his personal blood for hours; protesters with their fingers up, dealing with down militarized policemen. There are video clips of Eric Garner choked to loss of life, John Crawford III shot down in Walmart for sporting a toy gun, and 12-year-old Tamir Rice gunned down in vast sunlight for a similar cause. APB: Artists opposed to Police Brutality is a gain comedian publication anthology that specializes in hot-button concerns together with police brutality, the justice approach, and civil rights, with one fundamental objective: convey photographs and inform tales that get humans speaking. The proceeds will visit the Innocence undertaking, a company devoted to exonerating wrongfully convicted people.

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Download Understanding Military Doctrine: A Multidisciplinary by Harald Hoiback PDF

By Harald Hoiback

This ebook places army doctrine right into a wider standpoint, drawing on army historical past, philosophy, and political technological know-how.

Military doctrines are institutional ideals approximately what works in struggle; given the trauma of 9-11 and the resultant 'War on Terror', severe divergences over what the message of the 'new' army doctrine needs to be have been anticipated worldwide. besides the fact that, such questions are usually drowned in ferocious meta-doctrinal disagreements. What is a doctrine, after all?

This ebook offers a theoretical knowing of such questions. Divided into 3 components, the writer investigates the old roots of army doctrine and explores its development and growth until eventually the current day, and is going directly to examine the most features of an army doctrine. utilizing a multidisciplinary method, the ebook concludes that doctrine can be used in 3 key methods: as a device of command, as a device of switch, and as a device of education.

This publication should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of army reviews, civil-military relatives, strategic reviews, and conflict reviews, in addition to to scholars in expert army education.

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Download Intelligence Analysis and Assessment (Studies in by David Charters,Stuart Farson,Glenn P. Hastedt PDF

By David Charters,Stuart Farson,Glenn P. Hastedt

those essays disguise: review structures now in position in Britain, the united states, Germany and Australia; the bureaucratic dynamics of study and overview; the altering flooring in intelligence; and the effect of recent applied sciences and modes of conversation on intelligence accumulating and analysis.

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Download Toward a Theory of Human Rights: Religion, Law, Courts by Michael J. Perry PDF

By Michael J. Perry

Neither the morality of human rights nor its relation to the legislations of human rights is definitely understood. during this e-book, Michael Perry addresses 3 huge matters. there's undeniably a non secular floor - certainly, a couple of spiritual flooring - for the morality of human rights. yet is there a mundane floor for the morality of human rights? what's the relation among the morality of human rights and the legislations of human rights? Perry right here addresses the arguable problems with capital punishment, abortion, and same-sex unions. what's the right position of courts, in a liberal democracy, in conserving - and for this reason in studying - constitutionally entrenched human rights? In contemplating this query, designated cognizance is paid to the perfect courtroom and the way it's going to rule on concerns reminiscent of capital punishment and abortion. towards a idea of Human Rights makes an important contribution either to human rights reports and to constitutional theory.

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Download Peaceful Resistance: Advancing Human Rights and Democratic by Robert M. Press PDF

By Robert M. Press

An cutting edge examine that examines how peaceable, family strategies via person human rights activists and organizational activists, with public help, can strength an authoritarian regime to make key concessions. Robert Press explores the construction and effect of a tradition of resistance. He examines how household strain could be extra vital than overseas strain for political reform, specially in underdeveloped, authoritarian states. This learn of up to date Kenya fills a spot in conventional social stream thought to teach how a resistance circulate truly starts off. opposite to long-dominant thought, the ebook indicates how the initiative for this sort of circulation can come from activists themselves within the face of serious stumbling blocks in society. With its designated findings at the results of person activism and peaceable resistance, this ebook will allure a huge viewers within the research and perform of diplomacy, comparative politics, sociology, curiosity teams, peace and clash, and human rights.

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Download Sandy Hook Massacre by Doug Giles PDF

By Doug Giles

"Doug Giles and his group over at reduce in the course of the crap to reveal what became modern-day human slaughter homes: gun unfastened zones. Their candid arguments approximately permitting lecturers to guard themselves and the scholars of their care via hid hold can be taken heavily. accordingly might be, simply might be, we’ll manage to avoid wasting lives sometime instead of name the law enforcement officials to file the physique count."
- Katie Pavlich. information Editor, & NYT's Best-selling writer, speedy and livid: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Cover-Up

The e-book Sandy Hook bloodbath: whilst Seconds count number – Police Are mins Away is a compendium of columns that have been initially penned by means of Doug Giles and the writers at after the avoidable bloodbath at Sandy Hook uncomplicated happened in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, 2012.

The publication, as you'll discover, is specified by chronological order. I selected to rearrange it this fashion for you to exhibit our reaction to the preliminary capturing and the sufferers, the deranged killer, the media melee and the creepy unconstitutional political overreach that this tragedy spawned.

There are many classes to be drawn from the grim Newtown, CT institution capturing. regrettably, many of the media and political Left got here up with the incorrect ones. no longer us over at, even if. within the wake of this horror, we provide a powerful security of usa citizens’ “right to maintain and undergo hands” and a typical feel research of the particular solutions to societal violence.

This booklet is an important source for these drawn to this very important, Constitutional issue.

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