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Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy and the Hope for Its Future

by Ami Ayalon,Anthony David

  • Publisher : Steerforth
  • Release : 2020-09-08
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1586422596
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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FINALIST -- The National Jewish Book Award In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon seeks input and perspective from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own. As head of the Shin Bet security agency, he gained empathy for "the enemy" and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose. Researching and writing Friendly Fire, he came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its Palestinian neighbors. "If Israel becomes an Orwellian dystopia," Ayalon writes, "it won't be thanks to a handful of theologians dragging us into the dark past. The secular majority will lead us there motivated by fear and propelled by silence." Ayalon is a realist, not an idealist, and many who consider themselves Zionists will regard as radical his conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
The Accidental Shootdown of U.S. Black Hawks over Northern Iraq

by Scott A. Snook

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2011-09-19
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 140084097X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On April 14, 1994, two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters accidentally shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopters over Northern Iraq, killing all twenty-six peacekeepers onboard. In response to this disaster the complete array of military and civilian investigative and judicial procedures ran their course. After almost two years of investigation with virtually unlimited resources, no culprit emerged, no bad guy showed himself, no smoking gun was found. This book attempts to make sense of this tragedy--a tragedy that on its surface makes no sense at all. With almost twenty years in uniform and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, Lieutenant Colonel Snook writes from a unique perspective. A victim of friendly fire himself, he develops individual, group, organizational, and cross-level accounts of the accident and applies a rigorous analysis based on behavioral science theory to account for critical links in the causal chain of events. By explaining separate pieces of the puzzle, and analyzing each at a different level, the author removes much of the mystery surrounding the shootdown. Based on a grounded theory analysis, Snook offers a dynamic, cross-level mechanism he calls "practical drift"--the slow, steady uncoupling of practice from written procedure--to complete his explanation. His conclusion is disturbing. This accident happened because, or perhaps in spite of everyone behaving just the way we would expect them to behave, just the way theory would predict. The shootdown was a normal accident in a highly reliable organization.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
A Novel

by A. B. Yehoshua

  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release : 2009-11-11
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0547427557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A fine novel of loss and hope” set in modern Israel and East Africa, from the author of A Woman in Jerusalem (TheBoston Globe). During Hanukkah, Ya’ari, an engineer, and his wife, Daniela, are spending an unaccustomed week apart after years of marriage. While he’s kept busy juggling the day-to-day needs of his elderly father, his children, and his grandchildren, Daniela flies from Tel Aviv to East Africa to mourn the death of her older sister. There she confronts her anguished brother-in-law, Yirmi, whose soldier son was killed six years earlier in the West Bank by “friendly fire.” Yirmi is now managing a team of African researchers digging for the bones of man’s primate ancestors—as he desperately strives to detach himself from every shred of his identity, Jewish and Israeli. From an author who has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, this is “a haunting book . . . that will resonate for a long time in the minds of its readers” (The Washington Post Book World). “As in each of his wisely tragicomic novels, Yehoshua orchestrates nearly absurd predicaments that serve as conduits to Israel’s confounding conflicts, which so intensely and sorrowfully encapsulate our endless struggle for peace and belonging.” —Booklist

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
A Book

by C. D. B. Bryan

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2016-05-10
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN : 1504034791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The true story of Michael Mullen, a soldier killed in Vietnam, and his parents’ quest for the truth from the US government: “Brilliantly done” (The Boston Globe). Drafted into the US Army, Michael Mullen left his family’s Iowa farm in September 1969 to fight for his country in Vietnam. Six months later, he returned home in a casket. Michael wasn’t killed by the North Vietnamese, but by artillery fire from friendly forces. With the government failing to provide the precise circumstances of his death, Mullen’s devastated parents, Peg and Gene, demanded to know the truth. A year later, Peg Mullen was under FBI surveillance. In a riveting narrative that moves from the American heartland to the jungles of Vietnam to the Vietnam Veterans Against the War march in Washington, DC, to an interview with Mullen’s battalion commander, Lt. Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, author C. D. B. Bryan brings to life with brilliant clarity a military mission gone horrifically wrong, a patriotic family’s explosive confrontation with their government, and the tragedy of a nation at war with itself. Originally intended to be an interview for the New Yorker, the story Bryan uncovered proved to be bigger than he expected, and it was serialized in three consecutive issues during February and March 1976, and was eventually published as a book that May. In 1979, Friendly Fire was made into an Emmy Award–winning TV movie, starring Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, and Sam Waterston. This ebook features an illustrated biography of C. D. B. Bryan, including rare images from the author’s estate.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
American Images of the Vietnam War

by Katherine Kinney

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 0195141962
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kinney explores the intersections of culture, literature, and history surrouding the Vietnam "conflict," about which hundreds of plays, novels, short stories, and memoirs have been written. The cultural and social implications from these evocative films and popular fictions shaped the American landsape with thoughts on what the war really meant to American culture.

Friendly Fire : American Images of the Vietnam War

Friendly Fire : American Images of the Vietnam War
American Images of the Vietnam War

by Riverside Katherine Kinney Associate Professor of English University of California

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2000-10-09
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0195349628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hundreds of memoirs, novels, plays, and movies have been devoted to the American war in Vietnam. In spite of the great variety of mediums, political perspectives and the degrees of seriousness with which the war has been treated, Katherine Kinney argues that the vast majority of these works share a single story: that of Americans killing Americans in Vietnam. Friendly Fire, in this instance, refers not merely to a tragic error of war, it also refers to America's war with itself during the Vietnam years. Starting from this point, this book considers the concept of "friendly fire" from multiple vantage points, and portrays the Vietnam age as a crucible where America's cohesive image of itself is shattered--pitting soldiers against superiors, doves against hawks, feminism against patriarchy, racial fear against racial tolerance. Through the use of extensive evidence from the film and popular fiction of Vietnam (i.e. Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, Didion's Democracy, O'Brien's Going After Cacciato, Rabe's Sticks and Bones and Streamers), Kinney draws a powerful picture of a nation politically, culturally, and socially divided, and a war that has been memorialized as a contested site of art, media, politics, and ideology.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
Stories

by Alaa Al Aswany

  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780061766633
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alaa Al Aswany has won resounding critical acclaim for his deft and moving portrayals of the lives of contemporary Egyptians who constantly examine their relationship with Egypt's history, religion, class, and gender distinctions. In Friendly Fire he once again demonstrates an extraordinary empathy for lost and searching souls as he focuses on the exquisite emotions of everyday life. In "The Kitchen Boy" and "Dearest Sister Makarim," Al Aswany explores the hypocrisy of the class divide. The brief and tender "Izzat Amin Iskandar" is a heartrending view of youthful hope. And in the unforgettable novella "The Isam Abd el-Ati Papers," the narrator carries us along a troubling journey through his painful relationships with his artist father and his self-centered mother, en route to a devastating collision of temptation and morality. Here are stories of generational conflict, love, repression, and the clash of Western and Arab ideals, all beautifully rendered by a true modern master.

Friendly Fire in the Literature of War

Friendly Fire in the Literature of War
A Book

by Earl R. Anderson

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2017-04-13
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1476667217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The term “friendly fire” was coined in the 1970s but the theme appears in literature from ancient times to the present. It begins the narrative in Aeschylus’s Persians and Larry Heinemann’s Paco’s Story. It marks the turning point in Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s Aeneid, the Chanson de Roland, Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage and Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato. It is the subject of transformative disclosure in Jaan Kross’s Czar’s Madman, Ron Kovic’s Born on the Fourth of July, O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods and A.B. Yehoshua’s Friendly Fire. In some stories, events propel the characters into a friendly-fire catastrophe, as in Thomas Taylor’s A Piece of this Country and Oliver Stone’s 1986 film Platoon. This study examines friendly fire in a broad range of literary contexts.

Killed by Friendly Fire

Killed by Friendly Fire
A Book

by Janet Moore

  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release : 2006-06-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1597818240
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book exposes the plot of Satan to make Christians fight each other. Strategies and options for gaining the favor of God are explored by the author. (Practical Life)

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
A Book

by Patrick Gale

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-01-05
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 147225547X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Insightful and full of understanding and warmth, Patrick Gale's FRIENDLY FIRE is a richly compelling story of adolescence, sexuality and the lessons we carry forever. 'An intense tale of love, life, intellectualism and passion. Inspirational' Daily Express 'Utterly compelling from first to last' Stephen Fry Sophie, an orphan in love with learning, is sure she will thrive in Tatham's, an esteemed boarding school, having survived years of institutional living. But she soon finds herself lost among its cliques and rituals. Befriending two teenage boys, she experiences the first ache of futile love, then a brilliant teacher's inappropriate attention to one of the trio threatens to destroy them all. Sophie swiftly realizes that there are tougher lessons to absorb outside the schoolroom - of class, sex, families and the emotional disaster they can bring to even the most privileged lives.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
American Images of the Vietnam War

by Katherine Kinney

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2000-11-02
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780198027584
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hundreds of memoirs, novels, plays, and movies have been devoted to the American war in Vietnam. In spite of the great variety of media, political perspectives and the degrees of seriousness with which the war has been treated, Katherine Kinney argues that the vast majority of these works share a single story: that of Americans killing Americans in Vietnam. Friendly Fire, in this instance, refers not merely to a tragic error of war, it also refers to America's war with itself during the Vietnam years. Starting from this point, this book considers the concept of "friendly fire" from multiple vantage points, and portrays the Vietnam age as a crucible where America's cohesive image of itself is shattered--pitting soldiers against superiors, doves against hawks, feminism against patriarchy, racial fear against racial tolerance. Through the use of extensive evidence from the film and popular fiction of Vietnam (e.g. Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, Didion's Democracy, O'Brien's Going After Cacciato, Rabe's Sticks and Bones and Streamers), Kinney draws a powerful picture of a nation politically, culturally, and socially divided, and a war that has been memorialized as a contested site of art, media, politics, and ideology.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
A Book

by John Gilstrap

  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN : 0786035072
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jonathan Grave struggles to defend Ethan Falk, whom he rescued long ago from a kidnapper and torturer, when he is accused of murdering his tormentor, who is tied to an ongoing terrorist plot against America.

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
A Book

by Alaa Al Aswany

  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2009-10-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0007351690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The new book from Alaa Al Aswany, author of the international bestsellers The Yacoubian Building and Chicago

Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
The Secret War Between the Allies

by Lynn Picknett,Clive Prince,Stephen Prior

  • Publisher : Mainstream Publishing Company
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Friendly Fire explores the intrigue and treachery between - and within - the nations that were ostensibly allies during the Second World War. It demonstrates the extent to which the Allied war effort was driven by vested interests primarily concerned with the balance of power in the post-war world rather than the defeat of Germany and Japan. These machinations prolonged the duration of the war by as much as two years and the end results were a Europe divided between East and West, and the onset of the Cold War. Among the many revelations, we learn how, for its own economic ends, the Roosevelt administration actively encouraged the hostilities war between Britain and Germany, and how Anglo-American relations during the Second World War were characterised by suspicion, mistrust and a struggle for future supremacy. The authors detail how British agents tricked Hitler into declaring war on the US in order to bring America into the European conflict and how, under the guise of war aid, the US gave the USSR the means to establish itself as a world superpower - including, from 1943, the secrets of the atom bomb. Friendly Fire is based on extensive research undertaken on both sides of the Atlantic and contains information obtained from important archives and the testimonies of those individuals actively involved in the events. It relays the shocking truth about now-legendary figures - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin - who actively shaped the destiny of countless millions, and details the real agenda behind the formation of the post-war world and the consequences for us all.

Amicicide

Amicicide
The Problem of Friendly Fire in Modern War

by Charles Reginald Shrader

  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9781428915947
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Friendly Fire/casualty Notification Procedures

Friendly Fire/casualty Notification Procedures
Hearings Before the Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, Hearings Held January 29, 30, February 27, 1992

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Investigations

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Friendly Fire

Friendly Fire
A Book

by Chris Staeden

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2010-05-26
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 1453500316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book Friendly Fire was created because many soldiers are killed on the battlefield by friendly fire. In addition, in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, there was a space ship crash and Aliens were abducted. The secrecy of the story has created much controversy in the world in which we live. This story is about the crash and the U.S. government trying to find the Aliens who were abducted. The story creates another concept how the actual story could have happened. There is a hero in the story named Friendly Fire. He is the supreme commander of Tron. He leads his forces in the battle to fight evil. The space frontier is challenged by the evil Premators who spread evil. The Ice Force is challenged by fighting evil to make good prevail. A certain number of planets called the Qyrad try to overcome the evil Trox. A girl from the planet Earth and an ex-intelligence officer work together to get the original Aliens back. The Earth duo works at keeping a war from starting with an Alien government. The heroic characters and all of the forces of evil shows that there is foreign life in space and Earth is only a small size in the big universe. May the force be with you.

Friendly Fire/casualty Notification Procedures

Friendly Fire/casualty Notification Procedures
Hearings Before the Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, Hearings Held January 29, 30, February 27, 1992

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Investigations

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Religion and Friendly Fire

Religion and Friendly Fire
Examining Assumptions in Contemporary Philosophy of Religion

by D.Z. Phillips

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-03-02
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 1351905171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In locating friendly fire in contemporary philosophy of religion, D.Z. Phillips shows that more harm can be done to religion by its philosophical defenders than by its philosophical despisers. Friendly fire is the result of an uncritical acceptance of empiricism, and Phillips argues that we need to examine critically the claims that individual consciousness is the necessary starting point from which we have to argue: for the existence of an external world and the reality of God; that God is a person without a body, a pure consciousness; and that to assent to a religious belief is essentially to assign a truth value to a proposition independent of any confessional context. When these products of friendly fire are avoided, we arrive at a new understanding of belief, trust and the soul, and refuse to say more or less than we know about the realities of human life in the service of religious apologetics.

Friendly Fire in the Civil War

Friendly Fire in the Civil War
More Than 100 True Stories of Comrade Killing Comrade

by Webb Garrison

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 1999-04-12
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1418530689
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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More than 100 true stories of comrade killing comrade: defective ammunition accidental shootings blinding smoke deliberate fire upon comrade mistaken uniforms inexperienced troops unknown passwords On May 2, 1863, Stonewall Jackson was on the verge of the greatest victory of his career. Shortly before 10 P.M. he rode through the woods near Chancellorsville, Virginia, to find where the Federals had established their line. As he returned, his own men, in the noise and confusion, opened fire, woulding Jackson several times. One of the Civil War's first heroes died eight days later. Stonewall Jackson's death is but one example of Confederate killing Confederate or Yankee killing Yankee. No war was as intense and chaotic as the American Civil War. Author Webb Garrison has brought together Jackson's story and 150 other instances of friendly fire in this unique book that strips away the romanticism of the Civil War. "[With] night setting in, it was difficult to distinguish friend from foe. Several of our own command were killed by our own friends." ?Ambrose Wright at Malvern Hill "I thought it better to kill a Union man or two than to lose the effect of my moral suasion." ?Union Officer Louis M. Goldsborough "Whilst in this position my regiment was shelled by our own artillery. The officer in command should be made to pay the penalty for this criminal conduct." ?Confederate Col. Edward Willis, speaking of a battle at Gettysburg "Seemingly not content with the speed that the enemy were slaughtering us, one of our own batteries commenced a heavy and destructive fire on us." ?Union Maj. Thomas S. Tate, speaking of Tupelo, Mississippi