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Author : Jonathan Brazee
ISBN : 0692254234
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Desperate to escape a life of poverty on his desolate home planet, Ryck Lysander enlists in the United Federation Marine Corps, hoping to make a better future for himself. However, Ryck soon discovers that the Corps is more than a means of escaping his former life as he is pushed beyond the very limits of his strength and willpower. From bootcamp brawls to skirmishes with galactic pirates, Ryck's new life presents him with unimaginable adventures and forces him to prove his mettle as he forges his new identity and fights to earn his place as one of the Brotherhood of Marines.

Starship Troopers

Author : Robert Anson Heinlein
ISBN : UCSC:32106011196133
Genre : Fiction
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In a futuristic military adventure a recruit goes through the roughest boot camp in the universe and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry in what historians would come to call the First Interstellar War

Danger Close

Author : Steve Call
ISBN : 9781603443043
Genre : History
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“America had a secret weapon,” writes Steve Call of the period immediately following September 11, 2001, as planners contemplated the invasion of Afghanistan. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support (CAS) who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime, soon began achieving impressive—and unexpected—military victories over Taliban forces and the al-Qaeda terrorists they had sponsored. The astounding success of CAS tactics coupled with ground operations in Afghanistan soon drew the attention of military decision makers and would eventually factor into the planning for another campaign: Operation Iraqi Freedom. But who, exactly, are these air power experts and what is the function of the TACPs (Tactical Air Control Parties) in which they operate? Danger Close provides a fascinating look at a dedicated, courageous, innovative, and often misunderstood and misused group of military professionals. Drawing on the gripping first-hand accounts of their battlefield experiences, Steve Call allows the TACPs to speak for themselves. He accompanies their narratives with informed analysis of the development of CAS strategy, including potentially controversial aspects of the interservice rivalries between the air force and the army which have at times complicated and even obstructed the optimal employment of TACP assets. Danger Close makes clear, however, that the systematic coordination of air power and ground forces played an invaluable supporting role in the initial military victories in both Afghanistan and Iraq. This first-ever examination of the intense, life-and-death world of the close air support specialist will introduce readers to a crucial but little-known aspect of contemporary warfare and add a needed chapter in American military history studies.

Tactical Tracking Operations

Author : David Scott-Donelan
ISBN : 9781610046763
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This manual is packed with practical lessons, on-the-ground tricks, training drills and equipment suggestions for the solo tracker on up to a multiagency tracking operation. Learn from a 30-year veteran how to find and follow tracks through any terrain; assess the age of tracks; relocate the trail after it's gone missing; foil every effort to throw off your pursuit; coordinate a four-man team while tracking armed fugitives; set up and run large tracking operations, use the latest high-tech gear to find fugitives and more.

The March Up

Author : Bing West
ISBN : 9781407092850
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Taking us straight to the front lines, The March Up follows the famed 1st Marine Division on their decisive 1,184 kilometre trek to Baghdad, from first assault to the taking of the city. The 1st Marine Division, which had fought in Guadalcanal, Khe San, and Kuwait City, provided the critical force in Operation Iraqi Freedom. With unprecedented access to everyone from three-star generals to privates, authors West and Smith, men with 60 years of military and combat experience between them, trace the strategic war plans as they unfolded in battle, providing unflinching portrayals of what went well and what went poorly, and detailing power struggles and failures which have never before been reported. No other journalist had the mobility, battlefield knowledge or personal contacts as West or Smith. They were able to observe eighteen separate combat units in the division. What emerges is a dramatic, personal and human account of how the corporals fought and the generals plotted, revealing the men behind the guns and the brave and sometimes unorthodox actions that resulted in astonishing triumphs. Complete with a 16- page, four-colour photo insert and endpaper maps, The March Up is the behind-the-scenes story of how the men on the frontlines and the strategists in the backroom turned the march to Baghdad into a road to victory.

Star Trek Sce What S Past

Author : Terri Osborne
ISBN : 9781439194867
Genre : Fiction
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Chronicles the early adventures of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers throughout the galaxy.

Civil War Iii

Author : R.D. Bullard
ISBN : 9781462063529
Genre : Fiction
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It is the best case or it is the worst case. Set in the current day, this is the fictional story of the United States in a time of political upheaval which for the third time in our Nation’s history pits a portion of the citizenry against a Government that has become oppressive. This story traces the politics of the secession; and rebirth of a nation through the political evolution of a young family man from Illinois named Jim Jennings, who becomes increasingly evolved in the intrigues of politics and war. The men and women who fight the Third Civil War are heroic and patriotic, yet as warm and familiar as an old shoe, as we see by glimpses into their private lives. Battles are brief and relatively bloodless against uninspired Federal troops in isolated garrisons. The major thrust of the ‘Secessionist’ forces is to capture and control Federal nuclear assets before they can be used against them. This effort is partially successful in that they manage to capture all of the large strategic weapons and all but eleven tactical nuclear devices. Using conventional means of delivery, and various terrorist tactics, the Federal forces will use these eleven devices in an attempt to destroy the Secessionist’s Ports, and bring the Revolution to an end.

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