An urgent, prescient, and expert look at how future technology will change virtually every aspect of war as we know it and how we can respond to the serious national security challenges ahead. Future war is almost here: battles fought in cyberspace, biologically enhanced soldiers, autonomous systems that can process information and strike violently before a human being can blink. A leading expert on the place of technology in war and intelligence, Robert H. Latiff, now teaching at the University of Notre Dame, has spent a career in the military researching and developing new combat technologies, observing the cost of our unquestioning embrace of innovation. At its best, advanced technology acts faster than ever to save the lives of soldiers; at its worst, the deployment of insufficiently considered new technology can have devastating unintended or long-term consequences. The question of whether we can is followed, all too infrequently, by the question of whether we should. In Future War, Latiff maps out the changing ways of war and the weapons technologies we will use to fight them, seeking to describe the ramifications of those changes and what it will mean in the future to be a soldier. He also recognizes that the fortunes of a nation are inextricably linked with its national defense and how its citizens understand the importance of when, how, and according to what rules we fight. What will war mean to the average American? Are our leaders sufficiently sensitized to the implications of the new ways of fighting? How are the attitudes of individuals and civilian institutions shaped by the wars we fight and the means we use to fight them? And, of key importance: How will soldiers themselves think about war and their roles within it? The evolving, complex world of conflict and technology demands that we pay more attention to the issues that will confront us before it is too late to control them. Decrying what he describ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnathan McClain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005278/bk_rand_005278_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Future War:Preparing for the New Global Battlefield Vintage Robert H. Latiff
In this issue:COMMENT´´Obama´s Iraq Problem´´ by George Packer: Last year´s rhetoric meets this year´s facts.THE TALK OF THE TOWN´´Nothing Doing´´ by Roger Angell: An obscure baseball record. ´´By a Nose´´ by Ben McGrath: A courtroom artist´s unusual experience in the War on Terror. ANNALS OF NATIONAL SECURITY´´Preparing the Battlefield´´ by Seymour M. Hersh: The Bush Administration´s secret Iran campaign.SHOUTS & MURMURS´´My Airline´´ by David Owen: If I were in charge...A CRITIC AT LARGE´´The Back of the World´´ by Adam Gopnik: The genius - and anti-Semitism - of G. K. Chesterton.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Desperate Men´´ by David Denby: Reviews of Hancock, starring Will Smith, and the French thriller Tell No One. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/080702/pe_nyer_080702_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wil Wheaton narrates this space opera full of political intrigue and charismatic characters. The young Emperox Grayland II does not have an easy task ahead. The Interdependency is in jeopardy due to the collapse of various planets in the empire. Powerful families are looking out for their own interests, even if that means killing their enemies and threatening the empire. Wheaton delivers an expressive narration using a humorous tone when needed and employing his acting talent to bring the characters to life. This audiobook is a treat not only for Wheaton´s fans but also for anyone who is into well-written science fiction. (AudioFile magazine) The Consuming Fire - the sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning The Collapsing Empire - an epic space-opera novel in the best-selling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author John Scalzi.The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it - unless desperate measures can be taken. Emperox Grayland II, the leader of the Interdependency, is ready to take those measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But nothing is ever that easy. Arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth - or at the very least, an opportunity that can allow them to ascend to power. While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are preparing for a civil war, a war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of business and the altars of worship as much as it will take place between spaceships and battlefields. The Emperox and her allies are smart and resourceful, but then so are her enemies. Nothing about this power struggle wil 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wil Wheaton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025667/bk_adbl_025667_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fierce war rages for your soul. Are you ready for battle? Like it or not, you are at war. You face a powerful enemy out to destroy you. You live on the battlefield, so you can´t escape the conflict. It´s a spiritual war with crucial consequences in your everyday life, and its outcome will determine your eternal destiny. You must engage the enemy. And, as you fight, you need a manual for spiritual warfare. This guide for spiritual warriors will help you recognize, resist, and overcome the devil´s attacks. Part one, ´´Preparing for Battle´´, answers these critical questions: Who is Satan, and what powers does he have? What are his typical strategies? Who fights him alongside us in battle? What spiritual weapons and armor do we possess? How do we keep the enemy out of our camp? Part Two, ´´Aids in Battle´´, provides you with these essential resources: Teaching about spiritual warfare from scripture and church documents Scripture verses for battle Wisdom and inspiration from saints who fought Satan Prayers for protection, deliverance, and victory Rosary meditations, hymns, and other devotions for spiritual combat St. Paul urges us to ´´fight the good fight of the faith´´ (1 Timothy 6:12). Take this Manual for Spiritual Warfare with you into battle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044865/bk_acx0_044865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author Melanie Dickerson comes a fresh reimagining of the classic Mulan tale.´´When it comes to happily-ever-afters, Melanie Dickerson is the undisputed queen of fairy-tale romance, and all I can say is - long live the queen!” (Julie Lessman, award-winning author)She knew a woman was expected to marry, cook, and have children, not go to war. Can she manage to stay alive, save her mother, and keep the handsome son of a duke from discovering her secret?When Mulan decides to take her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this moment her whole life - and that her life, and her mother’s, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, she has little power in the world. If she can’t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death - or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher.In her disguise as a young man, Mulan meets Wolfgang, the German duke’s son who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the young soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times - or showing Wolfgang up in embarrassing ways.From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets with one another. But war is an uncertain time, and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Could she be the son her bitter father never had? Or would she become the strong young woman she has been created to be?This fresh reimagining of the classic tale takes us to 15th-century Lithuania, where both love and war challenge the strongest of hearts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jude Mason. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tnwd/001466/bk_tnwd_001466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The powerful and riveting new audiobook in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O´Reilly and Martin Dugard. Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the Rising Sun takes listeners to the bloody tropical-island battlefields of Peleliu and Iwo Jima and to the embattled Philippines, where General Douglas MacArthur has made a triumphant return and is plotting a full-scale invasion of Japan. Across the globe in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. In Washington, DC, FDR dies in office, and Harry Truman ascends to the presidency only to face the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon. And in Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, who is considered a deity by his subjects, refuses to surrender despite a massive and mounting death toll. Told in the same pause-resistant style of Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, Killing Patton, and Killing Reagan, this epic saga details the final moments of World War II like never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Petkoff, Bill O´Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002255/bk_aren_002255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He would have his revenge. Nothing and no one could stop him. Ferris has spent the better part of six years training and preparing for vengeance. The barbarians who abducted his sister so long ago would pay for their sins in blood. With the help of his magic, he´d avenge her honor, and wipe out the Black Isles once and for all. It´s all so clear, until he starts to wonder if he´s fighting for the wrong side. She knows she must kill him. So why does she hesitate? As right hand woman to the General, Eryn plays an important role in the defense of the Black Isles and its people. When a ship full of human mainlanders is spotted in their territory, she knows they must strike the enemy hard. War will tear the Isles apart if the warlock on-board the ship isn´t stopped. Only, she can´t bring herself to do the needful… He has put her under his spell. They´re sworn enemies, fighting for opposing teams. The battlefield is the last place where love should bloom. But as they are about to discover, passion and hate are two sides of the same coin… The Warlock´s Conquest is the fourth book in Lorelei Moone´s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters, set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible—and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant.
Emperor Nero’s grip on power is weakening. In every shadow he sees an enemy and like a cornered animal he lashes out at every perceived threat. His paranoia settles on the figure of Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Rome’s greatest General who leads the imperial legions in the East. So popular is Corbulo with his men that he effective presides over an Empire within an Empire. Is Corbulo preparing to march against Rome and take the purple? Gaius Valerius Verrens, Hero of Rome, is ordered to Antioch with the power of life and death over Corbulo, a soldier he worships. There he finds word of his mission has preceded him and every man’s hand is turned against him. But Corbulo’s eyes are not on Rome, but on a new threat to the Empire’s border. The Parthian King of Kings, Vologases, is marching to war and with such an army that if not stopped he might overwhelm the entire Roman east. Valerius marches at Corbulo’s side. Outnumbered they make a stand in the barren wastes beyond the Tigris to meet Vologases in an epic contest of military might and ingenuity that will decide the fate of the Empire. And while he fights for the Empire, and for his own survival on the battlefield, Valerius must decide whether to complete his mission, or risk incurring his Emperor’s dangerous wrath. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cornelius Garrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/001342/bk_rhuk_001342_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.