Battlefield America is a story of Americas survival as early Christmas morning, the country is awoken to the sound of an invasion on her shores and in her towns. Chaos runs rampant and everything seems hopeless. But Americas defenders, the United States Military, are put to the test to defend their beloved country and protect their fellow citizens no matter the cost. The story is not only about Americas survival. It is also a testament to the brave men and women who, regardless of the danger and at perilous risk to their own safety, charge towards the teeth of the lion. These brave warriors refuse to cave into their own fears and refuse to quit on each other.
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Beyond the Battlefield: The New Military Professionalism presents the nature and character of military professionalism. This book describes the increasing tendency for the military to view professionalism mainly in terms of military skills. Organized into five parts encompassing 13 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the various concepts and definitions of military professionalism. This text then reexamines military professionalism in the post-Vietnam era with regard to perspectives on value convergence and empathy between military and society. Other chapters consider the changes in the international security environment and the complexity of national security policy. This book discusses as well the demands on the profession as a result of the changed security environment. The final chapter deals with the essential factors that establish the military mindset and world view, as well as determine the quality of civil-military relations. This book is a valuable resource for military professionals and sociologists.
Berlin 1985. The western part of the city is limited by the inhumane wall, and behind the scenes of daily politics act the Allies, and their intelligence services. In this chaos, Kowalski must uncover the death of a contact man to the Polish smugglers scene. The bloody trail leads him toward the raid of the century. The author is an employee of the German Lexicon of Comics and of the Sprechblase, the trade magazine for comics. In mycomics, the Internet forum of the Panini publishing house (Marvel, DC), he has published several comic-books. The 1980s witnessed Reginald Rosenfeldt in divided Berlin and meet many public figures, who are his models for the fictional characters of the book.
In Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the follow-up to his award-winning book A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead paints a terrifying portrait of a nation at war with itself and which is on the verge of undermining the basic freedoms guaranteed to the citizenry in the Constitution. Indeed, police have been transformed into extensions of the military, towns and cities have become battlefields, and the American people have been turned into enemy combatants, to be spied on, tracked, scanned, frisked, searched, subjected to all manner of intrusions, intimidated, invaded, raided, manhandled, censored, silenced, shot at, locked up, and denied due process.
Scientific Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Peace and Conflict Studies, Security, , language: English, abstract: This paper discusses in varying detail the realities of the twenty-first-century battlefield environment. Unless practiced by large nation-states against each other, conventional warfare is a dying platform by which asymmetric warfare and terrorism have replaced the conventional warfare dynamic. Asymmetric warfare is defined as the blurring of the lines between politics, economics, combatants, civilians, and their context in the prosecution of war on an ever changing battlefield. Inclusive in this dynamic is cyber, communications, terrorism, the use of civilians as human shields and as both offensive and defensive weapons. Fourth generation warfare, as asymmetrical warfare has come to be known, is not new. It has existed in every war since the dawn of man. What is different is the total application of asymmetric components on a battlefield as a means to fight. The population-centric model, as espoused by the United States Army and Marine Corps, has now made it into the lexicon of air operations in Iraq, a segment of war prosecution it was never designed for. As a result, the Air Force has been subjected to mission paralysis and ultimately, mission failure. David Galula gave future military commanders guidance, not hard and fast rules. Rules of engagement have come to favor the enemy, and if the reality of war does not return to those in command, the United States may never win another war.
This book explores changes in emotional cultures of the early modern battlefield. Military action involves extraordinary modes of emotional experience and affective control of the soldier, and it evokes strong emotional reactions in society at large. While emotional experiences of actors and observers may differ radically, they can also be tightly connected through social interaction, cultural representations and mediatisation. The book integrates psychological, social and cultural perspectives on the battlefield, looking at emotional behaviour, expression and representation in a great variety of primary source material. In three steps it discusses the emotional practices in the army, the emotional experiences of the individual combatant and the emotions of the mediated battlefield in the visual arts. Erika Kuijpers teaches cultural history at VU University, the Netherlands. Her previous work concerned the social history of early modern migration and labour relations. From 2008-2013 she worked at Leiden University, the Netherlands, researching memories of the Dutch Revolt, as part of the VICI research project Tales of the Revolt: Memory, oblivion and identity in the Low Countries, 1566-1700. She is co-editor of the volume Memory Before Modernity. Practices of Memory in Early Modern Europe (2013), and is working on a monograph about the way early modern witnesses and victims of war dealt with traumatic memories. Cornelis van der Haven is a literary historian who has published on Dutch and German theatre and literature in the 17 th and 18 th centuries, with a strong focus on the role of literary texts in shaping cultural and social identities. He lectures at the Literary Department of Ghent University, Belgium.
In the midst of the current ecological crisis, there is often lofty talk of the need for humanity to overcome its divisions and work together to tackle the big challenges of our time. But as this new book by Razmig Keucheyan shows, the real picture is very different. Just take the case of the siting of toxic waste landfills in the United States: if you want to know where waste is most likely to be dumped, ask yourself where Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans and other racial minorities live and where the poorest neighbourhoods are. This kind of environmental racism is by no means restricted to the United States: it is very much a global phenomenon. Keucheyan show how the capitalist response to the crisis has been marked by a massive expansion in environmental finance. From carbon markets to pollution permits, climate derivatives and catastrophe bonds, we are seeing a proliferation of nature-related financial products. Instead of tackling the root of the problem, the neoliberal strategy seeks to profit from environmental risks. Moreover, with the rise in natural disasters, resource scarcity, food crises, the destabilization of the poles and oceans and the prospect of tens of millions of climate refugees, Western powers are increasingly adopting a military response to ecological problems. The Cold War is over: welcome to the green wars. From New Orleans to the Siachen glacier via the Arctic floes, Keucheyan explores the landmark sites of this new climate geostrategy. Through a sharp critique of the way capitalism responds to environmental disaster, this innovative book provides a fresh perspective on some of the most critical issues confronting our societies today.
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