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No Easy Day

No Easy Day
The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden

by Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-09-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1101611308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments. From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean, and from the mountaintops of Afghanistan to the third floor of Osama Bin Laden’s compound, operator Mark Owen of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group—known as SEAL Team Six—has been a part of some of the most memorable special operations in history, as well as countless missions that never made headlines. No Easy Day puts readers alongside Owen and his fellow SEAL team members as they train for the biggest mission of their lives. The blow-by-blow narrative of the assault, beginning with the helicopter crash that could have ended Owen’s life straight through to the radio call confirming Bin Laden’s death, is an essential piece of modern history. In No Easy Day, Owen also takes readers into the War on Terror and details the formation of the most elite units in the military. Owen’s story draws on his youth in Alaska and describes the SEALs’ quest to challenge themselves at the highest levels of physical and mental endurance. With boots-on-the-ground detail, Owen describes several missions that illustrate the life and work of a SEAL and the evolution of the team after the events of September 11. In telling the true story of the SEALs whose talents, skills, experiences, and exceptional sacrifices led to one of the greatest victories in the War on Terror, Mark Owen honors the men who risk everything for our country, and he leaves readers with a deep understanding of the warriors who keep America safe.

Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: The Big Island

Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: The Big Island
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by Suzanne Swedo

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0762763493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii; the Big Island includes concise descriptions of the best easy day hikes on the island, with detailed maps of each route. The 18 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.

Killing bin Laden: A Moral Analysis

Killing bin Laden: A Moral Analysis
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by B. Strawser

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-10-02
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 1137434937
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Strawser examines several possible ethical justifications for the killing of Osama bin Laden and finds nearly all of them wanting. One, however, he argues is sound: that bin Laden was liable to be killed as a necessary and proportionate act of defensive harm on behalf of innocent people.

The Rhetorical Invention of America's National Security State

The Rhetorical Invention of America's National Security State
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by Marouf Hasian, Jr.,Sean Lawson,Megan D. McFarlane

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2015-07-29
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1498505090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rhetorical Invention of America's National Security State uses a broad range of materials, including technical, journalistic, entertainment, academic, and legal sources to explore the role of rhetoric in the expansion and maintenance of America’s national security state. It helps audiences understand the complex discourses produced by and constitutive of the national security state. Its interdisciplinary approach will resonate with scholars working in a number of different fields, including rhetoric, critical security studies, and science and technology studies.

Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars
The world is a battlefield

by Jeremy Scahill

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 2013-05-09
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1847658253
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this story from the frontlines of the undeclared battlefields of the War on Terror, Jeremy Scahill exposes America's new approach to war: fought far from any declared battlefield, by units that do not officially exist, in thousands of operations a month that are never publicly acknowledged. From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill speaks to the CIA agents, mercenaries and elite Special Operations Forces operators. He goes deep into al Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and walks the streets of Mogadishu with CIA-backed warlords. We also meet the survivors of night raids and drone strikes - including families of US citizens targeted for assassination by their own government - who reveal the shocking human consequences of the dirty wars the United States struggle to keep hidden.

The Easy Day was Yesterday

The Easy Day was Yesterday
The extreme life of an SAS soldier

by Paul Jordan

  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 2013-08-01
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0752499165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From his cage in a putrid, overcrowded Indian gaol, Paul Jordan reflects on a life lived on the edge and curses the miscalculation that robbed him of his freedom. His childhood, marred by the loss of his father and brother, produces a young man hell bent on being the best of the best – an ambition he achieves by being selected to join the elite SAS. He survives the gut-wrenching training regime, deployment to the jungles of Asia and the horrors of genocide in Rwanda before leaving the army to embark on a career as a security adviser. His new life sees him pursuing criminals and gun-toting bandits in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons, protecting CNN newsmen as the US 7th Cavalry storms into Baghdad with the outbreak of the Iraq War, and facing death on a massive scale as he accompanies reporters into the devastated Indonesian town of Banda Ache, flattened by the Boxing Day tsunami. During his 24 days in an Indian gaol, Paul Jordan discovers that friendship and human dignity somehow survive the filth and deprivation. The Easy Day was Yesterday is fast paced, brutally honest, raw and laced with dark humour. The core of Paul Jordan's eventful life it is the ability of the human spirit to survive even in the direst adversity.

Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration

Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration
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by Willard M. Oliver,Nancy E. Marion,Joshua B. Hill

  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release : 2019-09-24
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1284154637
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Suitable for undergraduate students entering the field of Homeland Security, and for Criminal Justice students studying their role in a post-9/11 world, Introduction to Homeland Security is a comprehensive but accessible text designed for students seeking a thorough overview of the policies, administrations, and organizations that fall under Homeland Security. It grounds students in the basic issues of homeland security, the history and context of the field, and what the future of the field might hold. Students will come away with a solid understanding of the central issues surrounding Homeland Security, including policy concepts as well as political and legal responses to Homeland Security.

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight
The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror

by Eric Stover,Victor Peskin,Alexa Koenig

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2016-04-12
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0520278054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Hiding in Plain Sight tells the story of the global effort to apprehend the world's most wanted fugitives. Beginning with the flight of an estimated thirty thousand Nazi war criminals after the Second World War, then moving on to the question of justice following the recent Balkan wars and the Rwandan genocide, and ending with the establishment of the International Criminal Court and America's pursuit of suspected terrorists in the aftermath of 9/11, the book explores the range of diplomatic and military strategies--both successful and unsuccessful--that states and international courts have adopted to pursue and capture war crimes suspects. It is a story fraught with broken promises, backroom politics, ethical dilemmas, and daring escapades--all in the name of international justice and human rights. In this exhaustively researched and compelling written work of political and judicial history, the authors argue that while the legal and operational regimes needed to apprehend and deliver suspected war criminals to justice are largely in place, the political will on the part of states to make arrests happen in a consistent and apolitical manner remains elusive. And until this situation is rectified, murderers will get away with murder, and torturers will retire with pensions"--Provided by publisher.

The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden

The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden
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by Peter L. Bergen

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-08-03
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1982170522
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The world’s leading expert on Osama bin Laden delivers for the first time the definitive biography of a man who set the course of American foreign policy for the 21st century, and whose ideological heirs we continue to battle today. In The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden, Peter Bergen provides the first reevaluation of the man responsible for precipitating America’s long wars with al-Qaeda and its descendants, capturing bin Laden in all the dimensions of his life: as a family man, as a zealot, as a battlefield commander, as a terrorist leader, and as a fugitive. The book sheds light on his many contradictions: he was the son of a billionaire, yet insisted his family live like paupers. He adored his wives and children, depending on two of his wives, both of whom had PhDs, to make important strategic decisions. Yet he also brought ruin to his family. He was fanatically religious, yet willing to kill thousands of civilians in the name of Islam. He inspired deep loyalty yet, in the end, his bodyguards turned against him. And while he inflicted the most lethal act of mass murder in United States history, he failed to achieve any of his strategic goals. The lasting image we have of bin Laden in his final years is of an aging man with a graying beard watching old footage of himself, just another dad flipping through the channels with his remote. In the end, bin Laden died in a squalid suburban compound, far from the front lines of his holy war. And yet despite that unheroic denouement, his ideology lives on. Thanks to exclusive interviews with family members and associates, and documents unearthed only recently, Bergen’s portrait of Osama will reveal for the first time who he really was and why he continues to inspire a new generation of jihadists.

No Hero

No Hero
The Evolution of a Navy SEAL

by Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-11-10
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 069816444X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The companion volume to the multimillion-copy bestseller No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator. Mark Owen’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s thirteen years as a Navy SEAL. His follow-up, No Hero, is an account of Owen’s most personally meaningful missions, missions that never made headlines, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure. Featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he served with capable of executing the missions that make history.

Grey Wars

Grey Wars
A Contemporary History of U.S. Special Operations

by N. W. Collins

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2021-06-29
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0300258348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An analysis of U.S. Special Operations, at the center of America’s twenty-first-century wars This original and accessible book is a comprehensive, authoritative analysis of U.S. Special Operations. U.S. Special Operations Command trains and equips units to undertake select military activities, frequently high-risk missions, often for the purposes of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency. Since 9/11, impelled by an attack on U.S. soil, these forces have been a central instrument of America’s military campaign—operating in about one hundred countries on any given day. This fight—neither hot war nor cold peace—was launched and executed as a new type of global war in 2001 and has since splintered into a spectrum of regional conflicts. The result is our nation’s grey wars: hazy and lethal. This contemporary history, incorporating extensive interviews and archival research by security studies expert N. W. Collins, delves deeply into the transformation of these forces since 9/11.

Relentless Strike

Relentless Strike
The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command

by Sean Naylor

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2015-09-01
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1466876220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New York Times Bestseller and Winner of the 2015 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Unit History Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and Zarqawi, rescued Captain Phillips and captured Saddam Hussein. Its commander can direct cruise missile strikes from nuclear submarines and conduct special operations raids anywhere in the world. Relentless Strike tells the inside story of Joint Special Operations Command, the secret military organization that during the past decade has revolutionized counterterrorism, seamlessly fusing intelligence and operational skills to conduct missions that hit the headlines, and those that have remained in the shadows-until now. Because JSOC includes the military's most storied special operations units-Delta Force, SEAL Team 6, the 75th Ranger Regiment-as well as America's most secret aviation and intelligence units, this is their story, too. Relentless Strike reveals tension-drenched meetings in war rooms from the Pentagon to Iraq and special operations battles from the cabin of an MH-60 Black Hawk to the driver's seat of Delta Force's Pinzgauer vehicles as they approach their targets. Through exclusive interviews, reporter Sean Naylor uses his unique access to reveal how an organization designed in the 1980s for a very limited mission set transformed itself after 9/11 to become the military's premier weapon in the war against terrorism and how it continues to evolve today.

Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine

Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine
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by Greg Westrich

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-04-01
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1493023918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Featuring a range of hikes covering the coastal and inland areas within an hour's drive of Portland, Maine, Best Easy Day Hikes Portland, Maine is an essential hiking companion. Whether you prefer long or short hikes, populated areas or quiet woods, you’ll have plenty of options, including several lesser-known hikes. Each hike includes concise descriptions, GPS coordinates, and detailed maps. Look inside for: Casual hikes to full-day adventures Hikes for everyone, including families Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps Trail Finder to choose the best hikes for what you need GPS coordinates

Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe

Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe
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by Tracy Salcedo

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-06-01
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 149304110X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best Easy Day Hikes Lake Tahoe includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of 27 of the premier easy day hikes in northern California’s most popular recreational destination. The hikes circle the lake, from the west shore to the east; from the slopes below Mount Rose to South Lake Tahoe. Whether you want spectacular Tahoe views, secluded rambles, alpine tarns, or journeys through historic resorts, you’ll find them in this guide. Discover the Tahoe basin’s natural wonders by dropping into Skunk Harbor, cruising to Galena Falls, climbing along the storied Tahoe Rim and Pacific Crest Trails, and catching your breath in secluded mountain meadows.

Just Thinking: Collection of Poems. Volume II

Just Thinking: Collection of Poems. Volume II
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by Davis, Abimbola Mosobalaje

  • Publisher : Safari Books Ltd
  • Release : 2016-02-22
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9788431909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Just Thinking, Vol II demonstrates renewed passion, skill and a more versatile approach to the presentation of societal decadence in diverse forms in Nigeria specifically and the world at large. Mosobolaje Davis’ knowledge of Yoruba history comes to play in his poetic verses. ‘In Moremi,’ he retells a Yoruba legendary tale, connecting it to the present and calling for peace at Ile-Ife so that the pains of the goddess who sacrificed her only child for societal peace will not be in vain.

No Easy Day

No Easy Day
The Autobiography of a Navy SEAL : the Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden

by Mark Owen,Kevin Maurer

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 0525953728
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mark Owen is a pseudonym for Matt Bissonnette.

The ‘War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law

The ‘War on Terror' and the Framework of International Law
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by Helen Duffy

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2015-04-09
  • Pages : 1070
  • ISBN : 1107014506
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Analyses the international legal framework governing terrorism and counter-terrorism and assesses the legal issues relating to post-9/11 international practice.

The Hidden Hand

The Hidden Hand
A Brief History of the CIA

by Richard H. Immerman

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2014-03-03
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1118835581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Hidden Hand is a succinct accessible and up-to-date survey of the Central Intelligence Agency’s history from its inception in 1947 to the present. Covers both aspects of the CIA’s mission – the collection and analysis of intelligence and the execution of foreign policy through covert, paramilitary operations De-mythologizes the CIA’s role in America’s global affairs while addressing its place within American political and popular culture Written by an esteemed scholar and high-ranking officer in the intelligence community, drawing on the latest research Assesses the agency’s successes and failures, with an eye to the complex and controversial nature of the subject

Intervention Narratives

Intervention Narratives
Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror

by Purnima Bose

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2020-01-17
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1978806000
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Intervention Narratives examines the contradictory cultural representations of the US intervention in Afghanistan that help to justify an imperial foreign policy. These narratives involve projecting Afghans as brave anti-communist warriors who suffered the consequences of American disengagement with the region following the end of the Cold War, as victimized women who can be empowered through enterprise, as innocent dogs who need to be saved by US soldiers, and as terrorists who deserve punishment for 9/11. Given that much of public political life now involves affect rather than knowledge, feelings rather than facts, familiar recurring tropes of heroism, terrorism, entrepreneurship, and canine love make the war easier to comprehend and elicit sympathy for US military forces. An indictment of US policy, Bose demonstrates that contemporary imperialism operates on an ideologically diverse cultural terrain to enlist support for the war across the political spectrum.

Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park

Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park
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by Bert Gildart,Jane Gildart

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2016-06-01
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 1493016873
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Best Easy Day Hikes Shenandoah National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty-eight easy-to-follow hikes along the length of the 105-mile Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Discover panoramic views, spectacular waterfalls, and old homesteads in hikes to Lands Run Falls, Marys Rock, Limberlost, and Stony Man and Bearfence Mountains.