On Combat

On Combat
Author: Dave Grossman,Loren W. Christensen
Release: 2007
Editor: Human Factor Research Group Incorporated
Pages: 403
ISBN: PSU:000063120769
Language: en
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Looks at the effect of deadly battle on the body and mind and offers new research findings to help prevent lasting adverse effects.

Effects of Climate on Combat in European Russia

Effects of Climate on Combat in European Russia
Author: Anonim
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 81
ISBN: UCBK:B001122754
Language: en
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Terrain Effects on Combat in Commercial Conflict Simulation

Terrain Effects on Combat in Commercial Conflict Simulation
Author: Kurt A. Schroeder
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 13
ISBN: PSU:000019407715
Language: en
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On Spiritual Combat

On Spiritual Combat
Author: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman,Adam Davis
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781424560080
Language: en
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Civilization is fighting to survive tragic times. On Spiritual Combat is a spiritual warfare guide for military members, law enforcement officers, first responders, and all sheepdogs. It prepares their hearts and minds for battle, teaching them to identify, understand, and fight evil forces. Each day includes: - powerful readings - encouraging Scripture - meaningful hymns - questions for reflection -recommended reading from On Combat, the seminal resource on physical combat by Dave Grossman. With God, we will rise as virtuous Christian warriors who defend and protect the innocent, helpless, and oppressed.

On Killing

On Killing
Author: Dave Grossman
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Open Road Media
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781497629202
Language: en
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A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

Walk in My Combat Boots

Walk in My Combat Boots
Author: James Patterson,Matt Eversmann
Release: 2021-02-08
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780316429108
Language: en
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Discover “the stories America needs to hear” (Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.)) with these moving and powerful recollections of war, told by the men and women who lived them. Walk in my Combat Boots is a powerful collection crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling writer, and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, part of the Ranger unit portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down. These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who’ve fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like. Readers who next thank a military member for their service will finally have a true understanding of what that thanks is for.

The Fighters

The Fighters
Author: C. J. Chivers
Release: 2019-05-21
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781451676662
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “A CLASSIC OF WAR REPORTING…THERE IS NO DOWNTIME IN THIS RELENTLESS BOOK.”—The New York Times * “REMARKABLE…A MEMORIAL IN PAGES.”—The Washington Post * “GRIPPING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING.”—USA Today * “EVOCATIVE.”—Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) * “IT JOINS THE BEST WAR LITERATURE THIS COUNTRY HAS EVER PRODUCED.”—Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of Tribe and War Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers’s unvarnished New York Times bestseller is a chronicle of modern combat, told through the eyes of the fighters who have waged America’s longest wars: “A classic of war reporting…there is no downtime in this relentless book” (The New York Times). More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001, and C.J. Chivers reported on both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared. The Fighters is a “gripping, unforgettable” (The Boston Globe) portrait of modern warfare. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters is “a masterful work of atmospheric reporting, and it’s a book that will have every reader asking—with varying degrees of urgency or anger or despair—the final question Chivers himself asks: ‘How many lives had these wars wrecked?’” (Christian Science Monitor).

Women in Combat

Women in Combat
Author: Lorry M. Fenner,Marie DeYoung
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 207
ISBN: UOM:39015053123769
Language: en
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Studies the controversies surrounding women's presense in military combat.

Minecraft Guide to Combat

Minecraft  Guide to Combat
Author: Mojang Ab,The Official Minecraft Team
Release: 2021-11-16
Editor: Del Rey
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780593355893
Language: en
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Learn how to survive and thrive in Minecraft with this brand-new guide! With insider info and tips from the experts at game-creator Mojang on how to defeat mobs and defend your base, this is a must-have, fully illustrated guide to combat. Don your armor, pick up your sword and charge headfirst into Minecraft: Guide to Combat—the only book you need to take your game to the next level. Read how to craft the deadliest weapons and enchant them with mystical powers, discover the vicious mobs that you’ll go toe-to-toe with, and learn crafty strategies that will help you best your friends in PVP. With so much to explore, there’s sure to be something for ’crafters of every level.

Close Combat

Close Combat
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Release: 1993-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780515112696
Language: en
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Bestselling author W.E.B. Griffin's epic sixth novel in THE CORPS series--a powerful, dramatic tribute to the courageous men and women who braved WWII. As Japanese forces close in for an all-out effort to recapture Guadalcanal from the American forces occupying the island, many fates converge and intertwine, finding Captain Charles Galloway, Major Jake Dillon, Sergeant Thomas McCoy and China Marine Killer McCoy in dramatic arenas all over the Pacific. From the Solomons to Australia to Washington, D.C., the warriors, plus the wives and sweethearts who love them, once more find themselves facing the challenges of their lives...

Tigers in Combat

Tigers in Combat
Author: Wolfgang Schneider
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780811769211
Language: en
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• Hundreds of photos--many of them rare--of Tiger tanks and their crews • Color illustrations by Jean Restayn focus on markings, camouflage, and insignia • Inventories and timelines for each unit In this follow-up to Tigers in Combat I (0-8117-3171-5), Wolfgang Schneider turns his attention to the Tiger tanks of the Waffen-SS and the Wehrmacht's "named" units, such as the Großdeutschland Division, Company Hummel, and Tiger Group Meyer. Based on combat diaries, the text tells the history of each unit, but most of the book is devoted to photos of the tanks and the men who manned them. It offers as unique and comprehensive a look at these lethal machines as is possible decades after World War II.

Nightmare on Iwo Jima

Nightmare on Iwo Jima
Author: Patrick F. Caruso,David G. Rathgeber
Release: 2007-10-07
Editor: University of Alabama Press
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780817354480
Language: en
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On February 19, 1945, the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions stormed ashore from a naval support force. Among them was green young lieutenant Pat Caruso who became de facto company commander when the five officers ranking him were killed or wounded. He led his rapidly diminishing force steadily forward for the next few days, when a day’s gains were measured in yards. Caruso was eventually wounded himself and was evacuated. Realizing that the heroism of his comrades would be lost by the decimation of his unit, Caruso latched onto any paper he could find and filled every blank space with his memory of the fighting. This edition has a new foreword and index, boasts nine new photographs, and a map of the action. It resumes its place as a classic account of the experience of being in close, direct, and constant contact with a determined enemy at close quarters. Many did not survive; those who did were changed forever.

Psychiatrists in Combat

Psychiatrists in Combat
Author: Elspeth Cameron Ritchie,Christopher H. Warner,Robert N. McLay
Release: 2017-04-21
Editor: Springer
Pages: 221
ISBN: 9783319441184
Language: en
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This book tells the professional and personal experiences of American military psychiatrists and their colleagues in the longest conflict in American history. These highly trained men and women treat service members for the psychological consequences from their experiences in battle, including killing enemy combatants; seeing wounded and killed civilian casualties; losing their friends in combat; factoring in personal mental health needs, including psychiatric drug treatment; and potentially dealing with their own physical injuries from being shot or blown up. The volume consists of 20 short first-person case studies from the mental health providers who have been risking their lives while treating patients in the battlefield since 9/11. Written by expert psychiatrists who have experienced these challenges directly, this texts offers both a clinical and personal account that is not found anywhere else. Topics include tips on providing psychotherapy in battle, evaluating and treating detainees in war prisons such as Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and the unique challenges of prescribing medication to patients who are also comrades in war. Psychiatrists in Combat is uniquely positioned to be a valuable resource for psychiatrists interested in trauma and veterans, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, military health personnel, and mental health professionals interested in military psychiatry.

Iranian F 14 Tomcat Units in Combat

Iranian F 14 Tomcat Units in Combat
Author: Tom Cooper,Farzad Bishop
Release: 2012-11-20
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781782007098
Language: en
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So formidable an opponent did the Iraqi airforce consider the F-14 that during the Iran-Iraq war, they ordered their pilots not to engage F-14s and the presence of one in an area was usually enough to empty it of Iraqi aircraft. Officially losses where tiny; only one F-14 was lost in aerial combat (to a MiG-21), one to a control problem and one downed by a ground-to-air missile. This book looks at the F-14's Iranian combat history and includes first hand accounts from the pilots themselves. It will consider key engagements and the central figures involved, illustrating the realities, successes and failures of the Iranian air campaign.

Milicianas

Milicianas
Author: Lisa Margaret Lines
Release: 2012
Editor: Lexington Books
Pages: 213
ISBN: 9780739164921
Language: en
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Milicianas provides a comprehensive picture of what life was like for the women who fought alongside their male comrades during the first year of the Spanish Civil War, focusing on how the women themselves viewed this experience.

Rocks and Rifles

Rocks and Rifles
Author: Scott Hippensteel
Release: 2018-12-02
Editor: Springer
Pages: 324
ISBN: 3030008762
Language: en
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This book discusses the relationship between geology and fighting during the American Civil War. Terrain was largely determined by the underlying rocks and how the rocks weathered. This book explores the difference in rock type between multiple battlegrounds and how these rocks influenced the combat, tactics, and strategies employed by the soldiers and their commanding officers at different scales.

Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification

Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification
Author: Robert P Herz,Dee H Andrews,Mark B Wolf
Release: 2017-09-29
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 398
ISBN: 9781317120193
Language: en
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This edited book presents an array of approaches on how human factors theory and research addresses the challenges associated with combat identification. Special emphasis is placed on reducing human error that leads to fratricide, which is the unintentional death or injury of friendly personnel by friendly weapons during an enemy engagement. Although fratricide has been a concern since humans first engaged in combat operations, it gained prominence during the Persian Gulf War. To reduce fratricide, advances in technological approaches to enhance combat identification (e.g., Blue Force Tracker) should be coupled with the application of human factors principles to reduce human error. The book brings together a diverse group of authors from academic and military researchers to government contractors and commercial developers to provide a single volume with broad appeal. Human Factors Issues in Combat Identification is intended for the larger human factors community within academia, the military and other organizations that work with the military such as government contractors and commercial developers as well as others interested in combat identification issues including military personnel and policy makers.

The Praetorian STARShip the untold story of the Combat Talon

The Praetorian STARShip   the untold story of the Combat Talon
Author: Anonim
Release: 2001
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Pages: 508
ISBN: 9781428990432
Language: en
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Jerry Thigpen's study on the history of the Combat Talon is the first effort to tell the story of this wonderfully capable machine. This weapons system has performed virtually every imaginable tactical event in the spectrum of conflict and by any measure is the most versatile C-130 derivative ever produced. First modified and sent to Southeast Asia (SEA) in 1966 to replace theater unconventional warfare (UW) assets that were limited in both lift capability and speed the Talon I quickly adapted to theater UW tasking including infiltration and resupply and psychological warfare operations into North Vietnam. After spending four years in SEA and maturing into a highly respected UW weapons system the Joint Chief of Staff (JCS) chose the Combat Talon to lead the night low-level raid on the North Vietnamese prison camp at Son Tay. Despite the outcome of the operation the Talon I cemented its reputation as the weapons system of choice for long-range clandestine operations. In the period following the Vietnam War United States Air Force (USAF) special operations gradually lost its political and financial support which was graphically demonstrated in the failed Desert One mission into Iran. Thanks to congressional supporters like Earl Hutto of Florida and Dan Daniel of Virginia funds for aircraft upgrades and military construction projects materialized to meet the ever-increasing threat to our nation. Under the leadership of such committed hard-driven officers as Brenci Uttaro Ferkes Meller and Thigpen the crew force became the most disciplined in our Air Force. It was capable of penetrating hostile airspace at night in a low-level mountainous environment covertly to execute any number of unconventional warfare missions.

Breaking the Binaries in Security Studies

Breaking the Binaries in Security Studies
Author: Ayelet Harel-Shalev,Shir Daphna-Tekoah
Release: 2020-01-02
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780190072582
Language: en
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Several months after a 2014 operation in the Gaza Strip, fifty-three Israeli Defense Forces combatants and combat-support soldiers were awarded military decorations for exhibiting extraordinary bravery. From a gendered perspective, the most noteworthy aspect of these awards was not the fact that only 4 of the 53 recipients were women, but rather the fact that the men were uniformly praised for being "brave," being "heroes," "actively performing acts of bravery," "protecting," and "preventing terror attacks," while the women were repeatedly commended for "not panicking." This pattern is not unique to the Israeli case, but rather reflects the patriarchal norms that still prevail in military institutions worldwide. One might expect that, now that women serve on the battlefield as combatants, some of the gendered norms informing militaries would have long disappeared. As it stands, women in the military still face a double battle--against the patriarchal institution, as well as against the military's purported enemies. Drawing on interviews with 100 women military veterans about their experiences in combat, this book asks what insights are gained when we take women's experiences in war as our starting point instead of treating them as "add-ons" to more fundamental or mainstream levels of analysis, and what importance these experiences hold for an analysis of violence and for security studies. Importantly, the authors introduce a theoretical framework in critical security studies for understanding (vis-à-vis binary deconstructions of the terms used in these fields) the integration of women soldiers into combat and combat-support roles, as well as the challenges they face. While the book focuses on women in the Israeli Defence Forces, the book provides different perspectives about why it is important to explore women in combat, what their experiences teach us, and how to consider soldiers and veterans both as citizens and as violent state actors--an issue with which scholars are often reluctant to engage. Breaking the Binaries in Security Studies raises methodological considerations about ways of evaluating power relations in conflict situations and patriarchal structures.

Marathon War

Marathon War
Author: Jeffrey Schloesser Major General US Army Retired
Release: 2021-05-25
Editor: Knox Press
Pages: 690
ISBN: 9781682619902
Language: en
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War is the most brutal of human endeavors, and I have experienced enough war to know to take cover when politicians and poets and armchair warriors speak extravagantly of patriotism and national honor. Join Major General Schloesser in the daily grind of warfare fought in the most forbidding of terrain, with sometimes uncertain or untested allies, Afghan corruption and Pakistani bet hedging, and the mounting casualties of war which erode and bring into question Schloesser’s most profoundly held convictions and beliefs. Among several battles, Schloesser takes readers deep into the Battle of Wanat, where nine U.S. soldiers were killed in a fierce, up-close fight to prevent a new operating base from being overrun. This encounter required Schloesser to make tactical decisions that had dramatic strategic impact, and led him to doubts: Can this war even be won? If so, what will it take? This book is a rare insight and reflection into the thoughts of critical national decision-makers including President George W. Bush, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, then Senator Barack Obama, and numerous foreign leaders including Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Key military leaders—including then Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen, then Central Command Commanding General David Petraeus, then Lieutenant General and future Chairman Martin Dempsey, and International Security Force Commander General David McKiernan—all play roles in the book, among many others, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley and Army Chief of Staff General James McConville. Analyzing their leadership in the chaos of war Schloesser ultimately concludes that successful leadership in combat is best based on competence, courage, and character.