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Relentless Strike

Author : Sean Naylor
ISBN : 9781466876224
Genre : History
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The New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2015 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Unit History Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein. Its commander can direct cruise missile strikes from nuclear submarines and conduct special operations raids anywhere in the world. Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that during the past decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines, and those that have remained in the shadows-until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units-Delta Force, SEAL Team 6, the 75th Ranger Regiment-as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too. Relentless Strike reveals tension-drenched meetings in war rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and special operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer vehicles as they approach their targets. Through exclusive interviews, reporter Sean Naylor uses his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980s for a very limited mission set transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military's premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today.

Enemies Known And Unknown

Author : Jack McDonald
ISBN : 9780190862725
Genre : Political Science
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President Obama was elected on an anti-war platform, yet targeted killings have increased under his command of the 'War on Terror'. The US thinks of itself as upholding the rule of international law and spreading democracy, yet such targeted killings have been widely decried as extra-judicial violations of human rights. This book examines these paradoxes, arguing that they are partially explained by the application of existing legal standards to transnational wars. Critics argue that the kind of war the US claims to be waging - transnational armed conflict - doesn't actually exist. McDonald analyses the concept of transnational war and the legal interpretations that underpin it, and argues that the Obama administration's adherence to the rule of law produces a status quo of violence that is in some ways more disturbing than the excesses of the Bush administration. America's interpretations of sovereignty and international law shape and constitute war itself, with lethal consequences for the named and anonymous persons that it unilaterally defines as participants. McDonald's analysis helps us understand the social and legal construction of legitimate violence in warfare, and the relationship between legal opinions formed in US government departments and acts of violence half a world away.

Author : Bob Woodward
ISBN : 9789960406152
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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خطة الهجوم هي الرواية الحاسمة عن كيف ولماذا شن الرئيس جورج بوش ومجلس حربه وحلفاؤه هجومًا وقائيًا للإطاحة بصدام حسين واحتلال العراق. احدث رواية تاريخية بوب وودوارد في اتخاذ قرار واشنطن يوفر والسرد موثوق الأصلي من وراء الكواليس المناورة، ودراسة أسباب وعواقب الحرب الأكثر إثارة للجدل منذ حرب فيتنام. واستناداً إلى مقابلات مع 75 مشارك رئيسي وأكثر من ثلاث ساعات ونصف من المقابلات الحصرية مع الرئيس بوش ، فإن خطة الهجوم هي جزء من تاريخ رئاسي يرسم القرارات التي اتخذت خلال 16 شهراً حرجاً. جزء من التاريخ العسكري وجزءاً من قصة التجسس المخادعة حيث ترسل السي آي إيه فريق شبه عسكري سري إلى شمال العراق قبل ستة أشهر من بدء الحرب. ما يتبدى هو صور حميمة بشكل مدهش: الرئيس بوش في اجتماعات مجلس وزراء الحرب وفي محادثة خاصة. ديك تشيني ، نائب الرئيس المركز والمدار. كولن باول ، وزير الخارجية المتعثر والحذر. دونالد رامسفيلد ، تكنوقراطي الحرب المسيطر ؛ جورج تينيت ، مدير وكالة الاستخبارات المركزية ؛ تومي فرانكس ، الجنرال الدنيوي والمطلوب ؛ كوندوليزا رايس ، الحاكمة الدائمة والمستشار للأمن القومي ؛ كارل روف ، الاستراتيجي السياسي العملي ؛ أعضاء رئيسيين آخرين من موظفي البيت الأبيض وقيادة الكونجرس. وزعماء أجانب تتراوح من رئيس الوزراء البريطاني بلير إلى الرئيس الروسي بوتين. تقدم خطة الهجوم تفاصيل جديدة عن تقييمات الاستخبارات لأسلحة الدمار الشامل العراقية المزعومة والتخطيط لآثار الحرب. العبيكان 2004

Day Of The Rangers

Author : Leigh Neville
ISBN : 9781472824264
Genre : History
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On October 3, 1993, Task Force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. Special Forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour. They quickly found themselves under heavy fire, and two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. With a hastily organized relief column many hours away, the American troops faced a desperate battle for survival. Focusing on the stories of the soldiers on the ground, and in the air, Day of the Rangers reveals the experiences and recollections of the Special Forces units, including the Rangers, Delta operators and Nightstalker crews who fought in the battle of Mogadishu. Published to mark the battle's 25th anniversary and using recently declassified documents and new interviews with many of the participants, Day of the Rangers is a fascinating and revealing new history of a battle that would influence American Special Forces for decades to come.

The Ghosts Of Langley

Author : John Prados
ISBN : 9781620970898
Genre : Political Science
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"The Ghosts of Langley offers a detail-rich, often relentless litany of CIA scandals and mini-scandals. . . [and a] prayer that the CIA learn from and publicly admit its mistakes, rather than perpetuate them in an atmosphere of denial and impunity." —The Washington Post From the writer Kai Bird calls a “wonderfully accessible historian,” the first major history of the CIA in a decade, published to tie in with the seventieth anniversary of the agency’s founding During his first visit to Langley, the CIA’s Virginia headquarters, President Donald Trump told those gathered, “I am so behind you . . . there’s nobody I respect more, ” hinting that he was going to put more CIA operations officers into the field so the CIA could smite its enemies ever more forcefully. But while Trump was making these promises, behind the scenes the CIA was still reeling from blowback from the very tactics that Trump touted—including secret overseas prisons and torture—that it had resorted to a decade earlier during President George W. Bush’s war on terror. Under the latest regime it seemed that the CIA was doomed to repeat its past failures rather than put its house in order. The Ghosts of Langley is a provocative and panoramic new history of the Central Intelligence Agency that relates the agency’s current predicament to its founding and earlier years, telling the story of the agency through the eyes of key figures in CIA history, including some of its most troubling covert actions around the world. It reveals how the agency, over seven decades, has resisted government accountability, going rogue in a series of highly questionable ventures that reach their apotheosis with the secret overseas prisons and torture programs of the war on terror. Drawing on mountains of newly declassified documents, the celebrated historian of national intelligence John Prados throws fresh light on classic agency operations from Poland to Hungary, from Indonesia to Iran-Contra, and from the Bay of Pigs to Guantánamo Bay. The halls of Langley, Prados persuasively argues, echo with the footsteps of past spymasters, to the extent that it resembles a haunted house. Indeed, every day that the militarization of the CIA increases, the agency drifts further away from classic arts of espionage and intelligence analysis—and its original mission, while pushing dangerously beyond accountability. The Ghosts of Langley will be essential reading for anyone who cares about the next phase of American history—and the CIA’s evolution—as its past informs its future and a president of impulsive character prods the agency toward new scandals and failures.

Author : Gordon Thomas
ISBN : 9953870810
Genre : Intelligence service
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Intelligence service; Israel; history; politics and government.

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ISBN : 8899687544
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Khiy R T Sa Bah

Author : Hillary Rodham Clinton
ISBN : 9953888523
Genre : Presidents' spouses
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The Washington Post Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119859119
Genre : Washington post
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