Download E-books The Politics of Peacekeeping in the Post-Cold War Era (Cass Series on Peacekeeping, 17) PDF

By David Sorenson

So much literature on peacekeeping narrowly focuses on specific peacekeeping operations, and the political bargaining among peacekeeping members. besides the fact that, there's little or no released learn on why countries truly dedicate forces to peacekeeping operations. This new book meets this need.The authors concentration in particular at the political and monetary motivations that impact the choice to take part in peacekeeping. they think about how definitions of nationwide curiosity body the political debate, and what the explanations are for the army help for, or competition to, peacekeeping operations. additionally they discover the function of inter-agency politics, the position of public opinion in peacekeeping judgements, the effect of strain from different countries and non-nation actors to devote peacekeeping forces.

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Download E-books Wellington's Peninsula Regiments (1): The Irish (Men-at-Arms) PDF

The forces which Wellington led in Portugal and Spain and up into southern France among 1808 and 1814 completed a constant list of victory probably unequalled within the background of the British military. a few forty consistent with cent of this volunteer military have been Irishmen – a striking determine, given the new unrest and bloodshed in eire. This ebook information the checklist, and illustrates the uniforms and gear, of the 2 cavalry and 3 infantry devices boasting formal Irish identification: the 4th (Royal Irish) Dragoon Guards, 18th Hussars, twenty seventh (Enniskillen), 87th (Prince of Wales's personal Irish), and 88th (Connaught Rangers) Regiments of Foot.

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Download E-books The T-72 and T-90 Tank (Concord 7508) PDF

By Steven Zaloga, David Markov

This booklet is a persist with directly to an prior harmony publication, T-72 (1004) that was once first released in 1989. It brings the tale brand new with assurance of the various new models of this recognized tank. The T-72 is the main commonly produced major conflict tank on the planet this day, and is being synthetic in five international locations in a amazing variety of editions. In view of the undesirable acceptance that the T-72 had obtained within the 1991 Gulf warfare and in Chechnya, the Russian plant renamed the most recent models of the T-72 because the T-90. loads of editions are being built in either the T-72 and T-90, together with major conflict tank, wrestle help cars, and particular objective autos. one of the T-72 and T-90 versions featured during this ebook are T-72S, T-72 Banan, T-72AG, T-72MP, PT-91, T-72M2, T-72M4, T-72 Ajeya, M-95, T-90, T-90S, T-90M, BMPT, A-40, TOS-1, BMR-3, BMR-3M, IMR-2MA, IMR-3MA, MID, MTU-72, BREM-1, and VT-72B. there are numerous stunning motion pictures of different variations in motion, and there are close-up inside photographs of the T-90 for the modelers.

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Download E-books Rattler One-Seven: A Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's War Story (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series) PDF

By Chuck Gross

Rattler One-Seven places you within the helicopter seat, to work out the struggle in Vietnam during the eyes of an green pilot as he transforms himself right into a professional strive against veteran. whilst Chuck Gross left for Vietnam in 1970, he used to be a nineteen-year-old military helicopter pilot clean out of flight university. He spent his complete Vietnam journey with the 71st attack Helicopter corporation flying UH-1 Huey helicopters. quickly after the warfare he wrote down his adventures, whereas his reminiscence used to be nonetheless clean with the occasions. Rattler One-Seven (his name signal) is written as Gross skilled it, utilizing those notes in addition to letters written domestic to competently defend the approach he had whereas in Vietnam. in the course of his journey Gross flew distinctive Operations for the MACV-SOG, placing mystery groups into Laos. He notes that american citizens have been left at the back of alive in Laos, while reputable coverage at domestic acknowledged that U.S. forces have been by no means there. He additionally participated in Lam Son 719, a misbegotten try out through the ARVN to attack and reduce the Ho Chi Minh path with U.S. military helicopter aid. It was once the biggest airmobile crusade of the struggle and marked the 1st time that the helicopter was once utilized in mid-intensity strive against, with disastrous effects. Pilots of their early twenties, with younger gunners and a Huey packed with ARVN infantrymen, took on skilled North Vietnamese antiaircraft artillery gunners, without significant intelligence briefings or a rational plan on tips to minimize the path. a couple of hundred helicopters have been misplaced and greater than 600 airplane sustained strive against harm. Gross himself used to be shot down and left within the box in the course of one attack. Rattler One-Seven will entice these drawn to the Vietnam warfare and to all military, specifically aviators, who've served for his or her state.

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Download E-books Fighting for Fallujah: A New Dawn for Iraq (Praeger Security International) PDF

By John R. Ballard

The vicious city conflict for the insurgent-controlled urban of Fallujah in November 2004 used to be a turning element within the ongoing counterinsurgency crusade in Iraq. It tested the unravel of the Iraqi govt to struggle terrorists locally, utilizing either multinational and Iraqi forces, and its effects incorporated a returning inhabitants prepared to vote in nationwide elections held in January 2005. Ballard tells the tale of the Fallujah crusade, starting with the awful deaths of the yank Blackwater contractors in March 2004, and carrying on with throughout the conflict, the painstaking reconstruction of the town, and the precedent-setting elections that undefined. in response to first-person bills, interviews, and reliable files, this ebook offers readers infrequent perception into the numerous activities and leading edge options of the year-long struggle for the city.

Opening with a old evaluate of the preliminary main issue in Fallujah and the same coalition conflict in Najaf, the publication contains a certain account of the making plans and execution of the operation to retake the town. ultimately, it describes the political and armed forces classes confirmed in Fallujah, together with coalition strength integration, details operations, city strive against concepts, interagency coordination and cutting edge reconstruction techniques. this can be the tale of genuine strive against in Iraq—told in a fashion each American may still understand.

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Download E-books Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam PDF

By Gareth Porter

Perils of Dominance is the 1st thoroughly new interpretation of ways and why the U.S. went to conflict in Vietnam. It presents an authoritative problem to the present clarification that U.S. officers adhered blindly to a chilly struggle doctrine that lack of Vietnam might reason a "domino impact" resulting in communist domination of the world. Gareth Porter provides compelling facts that U.S. coverage judgements on Vietnam from 1954 to mid-1965 have been formed via an overpowering imbalance of army energy favoring the USA over the Soviet Union and China. He demonstrates how the slide into conflict in Vietnam is correct to knowing why the USA went to conflict in Iraq, and why such wars are most probably so long as U.S. army strength is overwhelmingly dominant on this planet.

Challenging traditional knowledge in regards to the origins of the struggle, Porter argues that the most impetus for army intervention in Vietnam got here now not from presidents Kennedy and Johnson yet from high-ranking nationwide protection officers of their administrations who have been seriously prompted by way of U.S. dominance over its chilly battle foes. Porter argues that presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson have been all strongly against sending wrestle forces to Vietnam, yet that either Kennedy and Johnson have been strongly stressed by way of their nationwide defense advisers to adopt army intervention. Porter unearths for the 1st time that Kennedy tried to open a diplomatic song for peace negotiations with North Vietnam in 1962 yet was once pissed off by means of bureaucratic resistance. considerably revising the ancient account of a tremendous turning aspect, Porter describes how Secretary of protection Robert McNamara intentionally misled Johnson within the Gulf of Tonkin drawback, successfully taking the choice to bomb North Vietnam out of the president's arms.

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Download E-books Napoleon's Italian Troops (Men at Arms Series, 88) PDF

By Otto von Pivka

The Republican French have been energetic within the export of revolution, and in 1796-1800 Napoleon observed that the population of northern Italy have been ripe for conversion to the reason. French victories in 1798 and 1800 secured his carry at the quarter, and he instantaneously all started reorganising the numerous small states which then made up the territory of Italy into devices more desirable for his army and dynastic pursuits. Otto von Pivka explores the corporation, heritage and uniforms of the Italian troops who fought less than the Emperor through the Napoleonic Wars.

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