A Common Operating Picture For Air Force Materiel by Raymond A. Pyles, Robert S. Tripp, Kristin F. Lynch, Don

By Raymond A. Pyles, Robert S. Tripp, Kristin F. Lynch, Don Snyder, Patrick Mills

Describes a possible universal working approach (COP) for the Air strength materiel sustainment method (MSS). The authors first strengthen a COP in accordance with the foundations of effects-based measures, schwerpunkt (organizational focus), determination rights, and a nonmarket financial framework, then they observe the COP to depot-level reparable part sustainment to demonstrate how the COP might increase total MSS potency and responsiveness.

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Sniper Rifles: From the 19th to the 21st Century (Osprey by Martin Pegler

By Martin Pegler

A technical define of the background of the sniper rifle, from its advent in war in the course of the Napoleonic wars, throughout the US Civil conflict to its present apogee because the most often used wrestle rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan. This ebook information the advance of ammunition, diversified guns forms together with unmarried shot, journal loading and semi-automatic, in addition to the advent and use of optical attractions. Martin Pegler, a number one specialist at the background of sniping and previous Senior Curator of Firearms on the Royal Armouries Leeds, additionally info the present advances in know-how, resembling laser range-finding points of interest and evening imaginative and prescient units. utilizing first-hand money owed, the ebook brings the harmful international of the sniper to existence revealing their education and concealment ideas in addition to their studying in their weapon of selection.

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Options for Meeting the Maintenance Demands of Active by John G. Drew, Kristin F. Lynch, James M. Masters, Robert S.

By John G. Drew, Kristin F. Lynch, James M. Masters, Robert S. Tripp, Charles Robert Roll

RAND built a technique to aid comprehend and clarify the diversities among U.S. Air nationwide defend and lively part airplane upkeep productiveness. This learn specializes in upkeep techniques for helping affiliate devices, the place the objective of the affiliate unit is to supply knowledgeable pilots within the most productive demeanour attainable.

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Unconventional Warrior: Memoir of a Special Operations by Walter M. Herd

By Walter M. Herd

This attention-grabbing examine the lifetime of a modern day specialist soldier offers the reader an inside of view of the lethal worldwide battle on terror. Herd argues that conflicting political pursuits have muddied the future of the on-the-ground commanders and therefore threaten the possibility of any actual victory in Afghanistan. He makes use of daily tales to make his issues: "One of the neighborhood leaders pointed to his wrist and stated to my interpreter, 'the american citizens have the entire watches yet we now have the entire time.' That made an enduring influence on me." Colonel Herd used to be one of many maximum rating officials at the floor with a command of a few 4,000 elite squaddies from all branches of the U.S. army and 5 different coalition countries. It was once a project he had knowledgeable for all of his existence. A sixth-generation soldier, Herd grew to become a grasp parachutist, a strive against scuba diver, a eco-friendly Beret and a military Ranger. He carried out strive against missions opposed to the Taliban by utilizing the detailed Forces mandate to paintings via, with and during the neighborhood inhabitants.

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A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's by H. P. Albarelli Jr.

By H. P. Albarelli Jr.

Following nearly a decade of study, this account solves the mysterious demise of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in stunning aspect. It deals a distinct and unheard of check out the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including numerous who truly oversaw the CIA’s mind-control courses from the Fifties to the Seventies. In retracing those courses, a regularly strange and continually scary global is brought, coloured, and ruled by way of many factors—Cold conflict fears, the key dating among the nation’s drug enforcement enterprises and the CIA, and the government’s shut collaboration with the Mafia.

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US Navy SEALs by Mir Bahmanyar, Michael Welply

By Mir Bahmanyar, Michael Welply

After the U.S.' mess ups in distinctive operations missions throughout the past due Nineteen Seventies and 1980, a choice used to be made to redesign its unconventional army services. the following reorganization and redesignation in 1983 created the SEALs as they're identified this present day, and later the all-encompassing command for US specific operations forces below which they function. because then, those military targeted battle (NSW) forces have operated in Grenada, the Persian Gulf, Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Liberia. NSW devices have additionally participated within the ongoing missions of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. This booklet appears to be like on the heritage, association, education, uniforms, apparatus and missions of the USA military SEALs for the reason that their redesignation till the new clash within the Gulf.

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