The Global Technology Revolution: Bio Nano Materials Trends by Philip S. Anton, Richard Silberglitt, James Schneider

By Philip S. Anton, Richard Silberglitt, James Schneider

Past the rural and business revolutions of the prior, a world expertise revolution is at present altering the realm. This e-book discusses the vast, mulitdisciplinary, and synergistic tendencies during this revolution, together with genomics, cloning, biomedical engineering, shrewdpermanent fabrics, agile production, nanofabricated computation units, and built-in microsystems. The revolution's results on human wellbeing and fitness could be the such a lot startling as breakthroughs increase either the standard and size of human lifestyles. Biotechnology also will let us to spot, comprehend, manage, enhance, and keep watch over residing organisms (including ourselves). details expertise is already revolutionizing our lives, in particular within the built global, and is a big enabler of alternative developments. fabrics expertise will produce items, elements, and structures which are smaller, smarter, multi-functional, environmentally appropriate, extra survivable, and customizable.

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The Politics of Threat: Minuteman Vulnerability in American by David H. Dunn

By David H. Dunn

This paintings analyses the vulnerability of America's land-based missile strength to a pre-emptive Soviet strike as a topic in US strategic and political debate. It examines why the difficulty rose to prominence within the method it did within the Seventies after which fell away as a priority within the Nineteen Eighties with no being solved within the means it were offered. It information the best way the problem used to be exploited for political and strategic reasons which have been usually at odds with a priority for this vulnerability.

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A Companion to American Military History by James C. Bradford

By James C. Bradford

With greater than 60 essays , A significant other to American army historical past provides a complete research of the historiography of usa army historical past from the colonial period to the present.

  • Covers the total spectrum people heritage from the Indian and imperial conflicts of the 17th century to the battles in Afghanistan and Iraq
  • Features an exceptional breadth of assurance from eminent army historians and rising students, together with little studied subject matters equivalent to the army and song, army ethics, care of the useless, and sports
  • Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each vital period and topic 
  • Summarizes present debates and identifies parts the place conflicting interpretations are wanting additional study

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Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security by Joachim Krause, Sebastian Bruns

By Joachim Krause, Sebastian Bruns

This new instruction manual presents a entire review of the problems dealing with naval approach and safeguard within the twenty-first century.

Featuring contributions from a number of the world’s optimum researchers and practitioners within the box of naval procedure and safety, this guide covers naval defense matters in varied areas of the area, from the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean to the Arctic and the piracy-prone waters off East Africa’s coast. It outlines significant coverage demanding situations bobbing up from competing claims, transnational prepared crime and maritime terrorism, and info nationwide and alliance reactions to those difficulties. whereas this quantity presents precise analyses on operational, judicial, and legislative outcomes that modern maritime defense threats pose, it additionally locations a selected emphasis on naval method. With a public greatly all in favour of the softer constabulary roles naval forces play (such as humanitarian tips, catastrophe reduction, naval international relations, upkeep of excellent order at sea), the overarching hard-power function of navies has been driven into the historical past. in reality, navies and seapower were significantly absent from many fresh educational discussions and deliberations of maritime defense. This instruction manual offers a much-desired addition to the literature for researchers and analysts within the social sciences at the courting among safeguard coverage and army potential on, below, and from the ocean. It comprehensively explains the nation of naval safeguard during this maritime century and the position of naval forces in it.

This booklet can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of naval safety and naval approach, safeguard experiences and IR, in addition to practitioners within the field.

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The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa: With E. D. Swinton's ''The by Michael L. Burgoyne

By Michael L. Burgoyne

Following the invasion of Iraq in 2003 the U.S. army chanced on itself in a conflict with a deadly and adaptive insurgency, the place the divisions among enemy and best friend have been ambiguous at top, and dealing with the neighborhood inhabitants was once crucial for day by day survival. From the teachings they discovered in the course of a number of excursions of responsibility in Iraq, American veterans have penned The security of Jisr al-Doreaa, an academic parable of counterinsurgency that addresses the myriad of problems linked to conflict within the postmodern era.

In this tactical primer in accordance with the army vintage The Defence of Duffer’s Drift, a tender officer deployed for the 1st time in Iraq gets ground-level classes approximately city wrestle, communications know-how, and high-powered weaponry in an atmosphere the place coverage meets fact. Over the process six desires, the green soldier fights an identical conflict many times, studying each one time—the difficult way—which fake assumptions and misconceptions he must discard as a way to support his males keep away from being killed or captured. because the protagonist struggles together with his missions and grapples with the results of his blunders, he develops a prepared realizing of counterinsurgency basics and the aptitude pitfalls of operating with the local population.

Accompanied the following by way of the unique novella that encouraged it, The security of Jisr al-Doreaa deals a useful source for cadets and junior army leaders looking to grasp counterinsurgency warfare—as good as normal readers looking a deeper realizing of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. simply as its predecessor has been an indicator of army guideline, The protection of Jisr al-Doreaa will draw the line map for counterinsurgency within the postmodern world.

Visit an internet site for the ebook right here: www.defenseofJAD.com

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Global Threat: Target-Centered Assessment and Management by Robert Mandel

By Robert Mandel

This e-book presents a clean point of view on motives, outcomes, and remedies surrounding cutting-edge such a lot urgent worldwide safeguard demanding situations. After explaining the adjustments in post-Cold warfare danger, it develops a singular target-centered method of evaluate and administration that's extra valuable in dealing with present international risks than present most sensible practices.After explaining the problem in dealing with present worldwide hazard, this e-book starts via interpreting the uniqueness of post-Cold warfare possibility and of the character of enemies common in latest global. Then it considers winning chance research deficiencies and develops an alternate target-centered conceptual method for spotting and prioritizing danger. Illustrating the worth of this procedure are 4 post-9/11 case reports: the guns of mass destruction and terrorism probability associated with the 2003 Iraq battle, the traditional calamity chance associated with the 2004 tsunami catastrophe, the terrorist danger associated with the 2005 London shipping bombings, and the undesired mass inhabitants danger associated with the 2006 American unlawful immigration tensions. The learn concludes by way of providing a few target-centered principles approximately the right way to cope higher with incoming risk, calling in spite of everything for strategic transformation.

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U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology by Titus Galama

By Titus Galama

Is the us at risk of wasting its aggressive area in technology and expertise? This quantity studies the arguments surrounding this factor and contrasts them with appropriate info, together with tendencies in examine and improvement funding; details at the measurement, composition, and pay of the U.S. technology and engineering crew; and family and foreign schooling statistics. The authors finish with ideas for policymakers.

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