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The Fight For The High Ground The U S Army And Interrogation During Operation Iraqi Freedom I May 2003 April 2004

Author : Major Douglas A. Pryer
ISBN : 9781786253484
Genre : History
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During Operation IRAQI FREEDOM I (OIF I), U.S. soldiers waged a desperate war against a growing insurgency. Mounting U.S. casualties became the catalyst for a hidden “war within the war.” Arrayed on one side of this secret conflict were leaders who believed that the “ends justify the means.” Opposing this camp were those who believed that U.S. soldiers do not torture because of the higher ideals to which all Americans should subscribe. This clandestine conflict was waged at every level of command, from the fields of Iraq to Washington, D.C. In this history, the adverse influence of the ends-justify-the-means camp in Iraq is charted. Conversely, interrogation operations within the largest division task force and brigade combat team of OIF I are explored to explain why most interrogators treated detainees humanely. Those deficiencies of Army doctrine, force structure, and training that enabled harsh interrogation policies to sometimes trump traditional virtues are explained. Lastly, the Army’s recent dramatic improvements with regard to interrogations are summarized and still-existing deficiencies are noted. This history concludes that the damage done by abusive interrogations will be felt for years to come—and that much work still needs to be done to ensure such damage never recurs.

The High Ground

Author : Daryl Fisher
ISBN : 9780595437825
Genre : Fiction
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The High Ground is the story of Private Ty Nichols' 365-day tour of duty in Vietnam, told with the honesty of a youthful infantryman simply trying to make it to the next day. Ty spends time with all the players, including the draftees who could have cared less, the lifers who were determined to stop Communism dead in its tracks, the enemy, and the freedom loving civilians of South Vietnam. It's all here. The fighting, dying, massage parlors, whorehouses, the racism, the homophobia, the conflicts between officers and enlisted men, the heroes and the cowards, the fear and the chaos, and the friendships that made it all bearable. The lessons Ty learns are costly, but he leaves knowing that there are heroes amongst us; that finding the love of your life will happen when you least expect it; that there will always be another war because there will always be men and there causes; and, that life, just like war, is all about finding a way to take the high ground.

Seize The High Ground

Author : James A. Walker
ISBN : 0160723086
Genre : Astronautics, Military
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CMH Pub 70-88-1. Seize the High Ground: The Army in Space and Missile Defense provides an overview of the Army's involvement in the development and use of space-based systems and missile defense. NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNTS FOR ALREADY REDUCED ITEMS.

Take The High Ground

Author : Dave McLaughlin
ISBN : 0931541174
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book, through the use of analogies, clearly demonstrates the need for total quality management & lays out a plan for implementation. It is designed to help American industry regain its rightful place as the world leader. Here is what some of the reviewers had to say: "The book is deceptive in that it is so entertaining to read, you could forget that a very clear roadmap to building quality processes is presented. If you have not been satisfied with the progress your organization has made to improve quality, then this book is must reading."--Frank Davis, IBM Systems Assurance, Retired. "This is an excellent tool to be used as an introduction to the uninitiated or as a booster shot to those of us who have been fighting the TQM battle the past few years. The military parallels are right on the mark."--Tom Kowalski, President, Solid State Circuits, Inc. "The positive revolutionary change & battlefield victory, gains in quality improvement do not come easily, but the rewards will outweigh the effort. That's the important message McLaughlin provides."--G. T. Darnell, Director, Corporate Quality & Reliability, General Motors Corporation.

The Breaking Point

Author : Robert A. Doughty
ISBN : 9780811760706
Genre : History
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An engaging narrative of the small-unit actions near Sedan during the 1940 campaign for France.

Reflexing Interfaces The Complex Coevolution Of Information Technology Ecosystems

Author : Orsucci, Franco F.
ISBN : 9781599046297
Genre : Science
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"This book discusses the application of complex theories in information and communication technology, with a focus on the interaction between living systems and information technologies, providing researchers, scholars, and IT professionals with a fundamental resource on such topics as virtual reality; fuzzy logic systems; and complexity science in artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, neural networks, and 3-D modeling"--Provided by publisher.

25 Best Civil War Sites

Author : Clint Johnson
ISBN : 0975902245
Genre : Travel
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This guide brings history to life with richly detailed, engaging descriptions of the most important battle sites, museums, and reenactuments.

Tobias S Story

Author : Doug Kauffmann
ISBN : 9781479718825
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The focus of the book is a biographical telling of the Civil War career of Colonel Tobias B. Kaufman. Colonel Kaufman has rightly been called one of the most illustrious of the Civil War heroes of Central Pennsylvania by the well-known Pennsylvania Civil War soldier and author, J. Howard Wert. Kaufman rose from a Private to a Colonel during the war. Kaufman was a natural leader and a tough and courageous fighter. Kaufman fought in some fifteen major battles including Glendale, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania. This biography features not only the career of Colonel Kaufman, but also a summary history of his first regiment, the First Pennsylvania Reserves. Of particular interest in his personal career was his dramatic capture on the Bermuda Hundred Peninsula and the heart-warming story of the return of his pistol by his Confederate captor some thirty years after the war.

Fighting With The Fourteenth Army In Burma

Author : James Luto
ISBN : 9781473831476
Genre : History
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The Fourteenth Army was one of the most successful British and Commonwealth forces of the Second World War. It was not only the largest of the Commonwealth armies but was also the largest single army in the world with around half a million men under its command. Operating in the most inhospitable terrain, it drove the previously undefeated Japanese Army from the Indian border and out of Burma in an unrelenting offensive.The Fourteenth Army, often referred to as the Forgotten Army, was made up from units that came from all corners of the Commonwealth and was composed of thirteen divisions from East and West Africa as well as Britain and India. After the defeat of the Japanese these divisions compiled a summary of its actions and it is these unique documents that form the basis of this new book.Presented here together then for the first time is the story of war against the Japanese as told by each of the divisions that fought in that bitter conflict the original and authentic accounts untouched by the pens of historians.These accounts can never be supplanted and will be an invaluable source of information for generations to come. It will also help the many millions of relatives of those men that fought with the Fourteenth Army understand the complex campaign of 1943-1945.The Fighting Divisions of the Fourteenth Army is completed with citations for those actions which saw the award of the Victoria Cross and detailed Orders of Battle throughout the Fourteenth Army's existence to make this the most detailed study of its kind.

Elves War Fighting Manual

Author : Den Patrick
ISBN : 9780575132788
Genre : Fiction
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A manual, complete with illustrations, that looks at the Elvish race and the way they fight war. With a history of the race, an assessment on how they, as immortals, face death, and accounts of famous engagements, this is the perfect companion for any fantasy wargamer or roleplayer, as well as being a door into a wonderful and original fantasy world.

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