American War Machine

American War Machine
Author: Peter Dale Scott
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN 10: 9780742555952
ISBN 13: 074255595X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American War Machine Book Review:

Scott explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. He presents compelling evidence to expose the extensive growth of sanctioned but illicit violence in politics and state affairs, especially when related to America's long-standing involvement with the global drug traffic.

The Modern U S War Machines

The Modern U  S  War Machines
Author: Ray Bonds
Publsiher: Crescent
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780517688021
ISBN 13: 0517688026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern U S War Machines Book Review:

Details the history, background and functions of every branch of the U.S. armed forces

The United States of War

The United States of War
Author: David Vine
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 0520300874
ISBN 13: 9780520300873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United States of War Book Review:

The United States has been fighting wars constantly since invading Afghanistan in 2001. This nonstop warfare is far less exceptional than it might seem: the United States has been at war or has invaded other countries almost every year since independence. In The United States of War, David Vine traces this pattern of bloody conflict from Columbus’s 1494 arrival in Guantanamo Bay through the 250-year expansion of a global US empire. Drawing on historical and firsthand anthropological research in fourteen countries and territories, The United States of War demonstrates how US leaders across generations have locked the United States in a self-perpetuating system of permanent war by constructing the world’s largest-ever collection of foreign military bases—a global matrix that has made offensive interventionist wars more likely. Beyond exposing the profit-making desires, political interests, racism, and toxic masculinity underlying the country’s relationship to war and empire, The United States of War shows how the long history of U.S. military expansion shapes our daily lives, from today’s multi-trillion–dollar wars to the pervasiveness of violence and militarism in everyday U.S. life. The book concludes by confronting the catastrophic toll of American wars—which have left millions dead, wounded, and displaced—while offering proposals for how we can end the fighting.

America s War Machine

America s War Machine
Author: James McCartney,Molly Sinclair McCartney
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 1250069777
ISBN 13: 9781250069771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s War Machine Book Review:

Award-winning Washington reporter James McCartney and his wife and co-writer Molly Sinclair McCartney reveal how reckless military spending has made the U.S. into a perpetual war machine

Importing Into the United States

Importing Into the United States
Author: U.S. Customs Service
Publsiher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2002-06
ISBN 10: 9780894990779
ISBN 13: 0894990772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Importing Into the United States Book Review:

This publication provides an overview of the importing process and contains general information about import requirements. This edition contains much new and revised material brought about because of changes in the law, particularly the Customs Modernization Act. The Customs modernization provisions has fundamentally altered the process by shifting to the importer the legal responsibility for declaring the value, classification, and rate of duty applicable to entered merchandise.Chapters cover entry of goods, informed compliance, invoices, assessment of duty, classification and value, marking, special requirements for alcoholic beverages, motor vehicles and boats, import quotas, fraud, and foreign trade zones.In addition to the material provided by the U. S. Customs Service, the private commercial publisher of this book has provided a bonus chapter on how to build a tax-free import-export business.

Virtual Weaponry

Virtual Weaponry
Author: Aaron Tucker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2017-10-26
ISBN 10: 3319601989
ISBN 13: 9783319601984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtual Weaponry Book Review:

This book examines the convergent paths of the Internet and the American military, interweaving a history of the militarized Internet with analysis of a number of popular Hollywood movies in order to track how the introduction of the Internet into the war film has changed the genre, and how the movies often function as one part of the larger Military-Industrial- Media-Entertainment Network and the Total War Machine. The book catalogues and analyzes representations of a militarized Internet in popular Hollywood cinema, arguing that such illustrations of digitally networked technologies promotes an unhealthy transhumanism that weaponizes the relationships between the biological and technological aspects of that audience, while also hierarchically placing the “human” components at the top. Such filmmaking and movie-watching should be replaced with a critical posthumanism that challenges the relationships between the audience and their technologies, in addition to providing critical tools that can be applied to understanding and potentially resist modern warfare.

Plans for Stalin s War Machine

Plans for Stalin s War Machine
Author: L. Samuelson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2016-01-13
ISBN 10: 0230286763
ISBN 13: 9780230286764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plans for Stalin s War Machine Book Review:

In the interwar period, Red Army commanders headed by Tukhachevskii developed a new doctrine of mobile warfare and 'deep operations'. The military requirements of armaments and industrial production in the event of war was a central parameter in Stalinist industrialization. Based on recently opened Russian archives, the book analyzes military dimensions of Soviet long-term economic and military reconstruction plans from the mid-1920s until 1941. It presents a new framework for estimating the Soviet war-economic preparations, drastically underestimated by contemporaries.

National Security Strategy of the United States

National Security Strategy of the United States
Author: United States. President (1989-1993 : Bush),George Bush
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754050018344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Security Strategy of the United States Book Review:

Britain s War Machine

Britain s War Machine
Author: David Edgerton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-09-09
ISBN 10: 0199911509
ISBN 13: 9780199911509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britain s War Machine Book Review:

The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests, and in command of a global production system. Rather than belittled by a Nazi behemoth, Britain arguably had the world's most advanced mechanized forces. It had not only a great empire, but allies large and small. Edgerton shows that Britain fought on many fronts and its many home fronts kept it exceptionally well supplied with weapons, food and oil, allowing it to mobilize to an extraordinary extent. It created and deployed a vast empire of machines, from the humble tramp steamer to the battleship, from the rifle to the tank, made in colossal factories the world over. Scientists and engineers invented new weapons, encouraged by a government and prime minister enthusiastic about the latest technologies. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat at the hands of less well-equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, Britain's War Machine demolishes timeworn myths about wartime Britain and gives us a groundbreaking and often unsettling picture of a great power in action.

Hell s Cartel

Hell s Cartel
Author: Diarmuid Jeffreys
Publsiher: Bloomsbury UK
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131652351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell s Cartel Book Review:

In 1925, in the aftermath of World War One and the vengeful Treaty of Versailles, six of Germany's leading chemical companies banded together in a cartel to protect their business from increasing international competition. The merger succeeded beyond their wildest dreams and within a few years I.G. Farben, as the cartel was named, dominated the lucrative global chemical business. Yet twenty years later the directors found themselves on trial in the same Nuremberg courtroom that had decided the fates of the surviving leaders of the Third Reich. They were accused, in the words of the prosecutor, Telford Taylor, of being- 'the men who made war possible ... the magicians who made the fantasies of Mein Kampf come true'. How had one of the world's leading companies, whose scientists had won Nobel Prizes, pioneered aspirin and a host of other essential drugs, and whose knowledge and expertise were the envy of the world, fallen from the heights of such success to become Hitler's creature, directly involved in the Holocaust with their experimental I.G. Monowitz plant at Auschwitz? In this brilliantly researched and compelling book, Diarmuid Jeffreys shines a bright light on I.G. Farben's Faustian pact with the Third Reich to reveal the detailed story of the original military-industrial complex.

War Made New

War Made New
Author: Max Boot
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2006-10-19
ISBN 10: 1101216832
ISBN 13: 9781101216835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Made New Book Review:

A monumental, groundbreaking work, now in paperback, that shows how technological and strategic revolutions have transformed the battlefield Combining gripping narrative history with wide-ranging analysis, War Made New focuses on four "revolutions" in military affairs and describes how inventions ranging from gunpowder to GPS-guided air strikes have remade the field of battle—and shaped the rise and fall of empires. War Made New begins with the Gunpowder Revolution and explains warfare's evolution from ritualistic, drawn-out engagements to much deadlier events, precipitating the rise of the modern nation-state. He next explores the triumph of steel and steam during the Industrial Revolution, showing how it powered the spread of European colonial empires. Moving into the twentieth century and the Second Industrial Revolution, Boot examines three critical clashes of World War II to illustrate how new technology such as the tank, radio, and airplane ushered in terrifying new forms of warfare and the rise of centralized, and even totalitarian, world powers. Finally, Boot focuses on the Gulf War, the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq War—arguing that even as cutting-edge technologies have made America the greatest military power in world history, advanced communications systems have allowed decentralized, "irregular" forces to become an increasingly significant threat.

The Weapon Wizards

The Weapon Wizards
Author: Yaakov Katz,Amir Bohbot
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 1250088348
ISBN 13: 9781250088345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weapon Wizards Book Review:

"A lively account of Israel's evolving military prowess...if The Weapon Wizards were a novel, it would be one written by Horatio Alger; if it were a biblical allegory, it would be the story of David and Goliath." —The New York Times Book Review From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The Weapon Wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense industry and become the new prototype of a 21st century superpower, not in size, but rather in innovation and efficiency—and as a result of its long war experience. Sitting on the front lines of how wars are fought in the 21st century, Israel has developed in its arms trade new weapons and retrofitted old ones so they remain effective, relevant, and deadly on a constantly-changing battlefield. While other countries begin to prepare for these challenges, they are looking to Israel—and specifically its weapons—for guidance. Israel is, in effect, a laboratory for the rest of the world. How did Israel do it? And what are the military and geopolitical implications of these developments? These are some of the key questions Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot address. Drawing on a vast amount of research, and unparalleled access to the Israeli defense establishment, this book is a report directly from the front lines.

The American Deep State

The American Deep State
Author: Peter Dale Scott
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 1538100258
ISBN 13: 9781538100257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Deep State Book Review:

Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 presidential election, this provocative book makes a compelling case for a hidden “deep state” that influences and often opposes official U.S. policies. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott begins by tracing America’s increasing militarization, restrictions on constitutional rights, and income disparity since World War II. With the start of the Cold War, he argues, the U.S. government changed immensely in both function and scope, from protecting and nurturing a relatively isolated country to assuming ever-greater responsibility for controlling world politics in the name of freedom and democracy. This has resulted in both secretive new institutions and a slow but radical change in the American state itself. He argues that central to this historic reversal were seismic national events, ranging from the assassination of President Kennedy to 9/11. Scott marshals compelling evidence that the deep state is now partly institutionalized in non-accountable intelligence agencies like the CIA and NSA, but it also extends its reach to private corporations like Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC, to which 70 percent of intelligence budgets are outsourced. Behind these public and private institutions is the influence of Wall Street bankers and lawyers, allied with international oil companies beyond the reach of domestic law. Undoubtedly the political consensus about America’s global role has evolved, but if we want to restore the country’s traditional constitutional framework, it is important to see the role of particular cabals—such as the Project for the New American Century—and how they have repeatedly used the secret powers and network of Continuity of Government (COG) planning to implement change. Yet the author sees the deep state polarized between an establishment and a counter-establishment in a chaotic situation that may actually prove more hopeful for U.S. democracy.

The Operators

The Operators
Author: Michael Hastings
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-01-05
ISBN 10: 1101575484
ISBN 13: 9781101575482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Operators Book Review:

The inspiration for the Netflix original movie War Machine, starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, and Ben Kingsley From the author of The Last Magazine, a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers, and the politcal firestorm that shook the United States. In the shadow of the hunt for Bin Laden and the United States’ involvement in the Middle East, General Stanley McChrystal, the commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, was living large. His loyal staff liked to call him a “rock star.” During a spring 2010 trip, journalist Michael Hastings looked on as McChrystal and his staff let off steam, partying and openly bashing the Obama administration. When Hastings’s article appeared in Rolling Stone, it set off a political firestorm: McChrystal was unceremoniously fired. In The Operators, Hastings picks up where his Rolling Stone coup ended. From patrol missions in the Afghan hinterlands to senior military advisors’ late-night bull sessions to hotel bars where spies and expensive hookers participate in nation-building, Hastings presents a shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of what he fears is an unwinnable war. Written in prose that is at once eye-opening and other times uncannily conversational, readers of No Easy Day will take to Hastings’ unyielding first-hand account of the Afghan War and its cast of players.

War in Ancient Egypt

War in Ancient Egypt
Author: Anthony J. Spalinger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470777508
ISBN 13: 9780470777503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War in Ancient Egypt Book Review:

This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt from c. 1575 bc–1100 bc. Focuses on the period in which the Egyptians created a professional army and gained control of Syria, creating an “Empire of Asia”. Written by a respected Egyptologist. Highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots and siege technology. Considers the socio-political aspects of warfare, particularly the rise to power of a new group of men. Evaluates the military effectiveness of the Egyptian state, looking at the logistics of warfare during this period. Incorporates maps and photographs, a chronological table, and a chart of dynasties and pharaohs

The Stuff of Soldiers

The Stuff of Soldiers
Author: Brandon M. Schechter
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1501739808
ISBN 13: 9781501739804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stuff of Soldiers Book Review:

The Stuff of Soldiers uses everyday objects to tell the story of the Great Patriotic War as never before. Brandon Schechter attends to a diverse array of things—from spoons to tanks—to show how a wide array of citizens became soldiers, and how the provisioning of material goods separated soldiers from civilians. Through a fascinating examination of leaflets, proclamations, newspapers, manuals, letters to and from the front, diaries, and interviews, The Stuff of Soldiers reveals how the use of everyday items made it possible to wage war. The dazzling range of documents showcases ethnic diversity, women's particular problems at the front, and vivid descriptions of violence and looting. Each chapter features a series of related objects: weapons, uniforms, rations, and even the knick-knacks in a soldier's rucksack. These objects narrate the experience of people at war, illuminating the changes taking place in Soviet society over the course of the most destructive conflict in recorded history. Schechter argues that spoons, shovels, belts, and watches held as much meaning to the waging of war as guns and tanks. In The Stuff of Soldiers, he describes the transformative potential of material things to create a modern culture, citizen, and soldier during World War II.

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
Author: Carson Zimmerman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780692243107
ISBN 13: 0692243100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Strategies of a World Class Cybersecurity Operations Center Book Review:

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.

The Hollywood War Machine

The Hollywood War Machine
Author: Carl Boggs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351543601
ISBN 13: 9781351543606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hollywood War Machine Book Review:

The newly expanded and revised edition of The Hollywood War Machine includes wide-ranging exploration of numerous popular military-themed films that have appeared in the close to a decade since the first edition was published. Within the Hollywood movie community, there has not been even the slightest decline in well-financed pictures focusing on warfare and closely-related motifs. The second edition includes a new chapter on recent popular films and another that analyzes the relationship between these movies and the bourgeoning gun culture in the United States, marked in recent years by a dramatic increase in episodes of mass killings.

I Have No Mouth I Must Scream

I Have No Mouth   I Must Scream
Author: Harlan Ellison
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN 10: 1497609615
ISBN 13: 9781497609617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Have No Mouth I Must Scream Book Review:

Seven stunning stories of speculative fiction by the author of A Boy and His Dog. In a post-apocalyptic world, four men and one woman are all that remain of the human race, brought to near extinction by an artificial intelligence. Programmed to wage war on behalf of its creators, the AI became self-aware and turned against humanity. The five survivors are prisoners, kept alive and subjected to brutal torture by the hateful and sadistic machine in an endless cycle of violence. This story and six more groundbreaking and inventive tales that probe the depths of mortal experience prove why Grand Master of Science Fiction Harlan Ellison has earned the many accolades to his credit and remains one of the most original voices in American literature. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream also includes “Big Sam Was My Friend,” “Eyes of Dust,” “World of the Myth,” “Lonelyache,” Hugo Award finalist “Delusion for a Dragon Slayer,” and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist “Pretty Maggie Moneyeyes.”

The Military Industrial Complex

The Military Industrial Complex
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Publsiher: Basementia Publications
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0976642395
ISBN 13: 9780976642398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Military Industrial Complex Book Review:

This pocket-sized paperpack contains the complete farewell address of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the famous speech in which he coined the term, "The Military-Industrial Complex." The Basementia Publications edition also features an introduction by Jesse Smith, who discusses the historical context and modern-day relevance of the speech. "The Military-Industrial Complex" is now available online at http://www.basementiapublications.com