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Title Infantry Small Arms of the 21st Century
Author Leigh Neville
Publisher Pen and Sword
Release 2019-10-30
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 320
ISBN 1473896150
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author of Guns of the Special Forces 2001-2015 presents a comprehensive overview of 21st century military guns used by small armies around the world. Soldiers in today's modern armies have access to ever more advanced infantry weapons; lighter, more compact and more accurate than anything seen in the last century. These include combat pistols, personal assault rifles, submachine guns, sniper rifles, shotguns, light machine guns and squad automatic weapons. Infantry Small Arms of the 21st Century features all these weapons and more, examining each in exhaustive detail. The author draws on the operational combat experience of the users in war zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine. As well as assessing and comparing the potency of different nations weapon systems, the book looks to the future demands of the infantry man.

Title US Marine Infantry Combat Uniforms and Equipment 2000 12
Author J. Kenneth Eward
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2012-09-20
Category History
Total Pages 152
ISBN 178096899X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The US Marine Corps has been a key part of the US presence in a host of combat zones. While sharing some weapons systems with the other US Forces, the Marine Corps has developed its own distinctive approach to matters of dress, personal equipment and armament. The most important trends are a new generation of camouflage clothing, body armor, and night-vision equipment, which have transformed the appearance and capability of the individual rifleman. The men and women of the USMC have been at the forefront of these developments, utilizing innovative items of dress and equipment during their extensive service in a range of challenging environments across the world. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork and detailed photographs, this book explores the USMC's key contribution to the development of the combat infantry soldier's clothing and personal equipment in the 21st century.

Title Weapons and Warfare From Ancient and Medieval Times to the 21st Century 2 volumes
Author Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2020-03-26
Category History
Total Pages 778
ISBN 1440867283
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work covers major weapons throughout human history, beginning with clubs and maces; through crossbows, swords, and gunpowder; up to the hypersonic railgun, lasers, and robotic weapons under development today. Weapons and Warfare is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and highly informative overview of weapons and their impact on the course of human history. In addition to providing basic factual information, this encyclopedia will delve into the greater historical context and significance of each weapon. The chronological organization by time period will enable readers to fully understand the evolution of weapons throughout history. The work begins with a foreword by a top scholar and a detailed introductory essay by the editor that provides an illuminating historical overview of weapons. It then offers entries on more than 650 individual weapons systems. Each entry has sources for further reading. The weapons are presented alphabetically within six time periods, ranging from the prehistoric and ancient periods to the contemporary period. Each period has its own introduction that treats the major trends occurring in that era. In addition, 50 sidebars offer fascinating facts on various weapons. Numerous illustrations throughout the text are also included. Includes an informative foreword on the impact of weapons on tactics by distinguished historian British Army Major General Mungo Melvin (Retired) Offers individual introductory essays to each of the six chronological sections of the book Provides concise studies, written distinguished military historians, of more than 650 important weapons systems Features 50 sidebars that supply interesting insights related to the employment of various weapons

Title Weapon Systems
Author
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Release 1995
Category
Total Pages 256
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century
Author Joseph Rotblat
Publisher World Scientific
Release 2001-10-29
Category Political Science
Total Pages 488
ISBN 9814489956
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In September 1999, scientists and scholars from around the world, concerned with reducing the danger of armed conflict and seeking cooperative solutions to global problems, met under the auspices of the Pugwash conferences, the Nobel-Prize-winning organization. The proceedings deal with a broad range of issues, including: a nuclear-weapon-free world; emerging security threats; development; environment; and international governance. Contents:Security in AfricaScience and Technology in South AfricaLight Weapons and Conflict in AfricaSovereignty and Intervention: International PerspectivesA Nuclear-Weapon-Free WorldEmerging Security Threats: Africa and GloballyDevelopmentThe EnvironmentInternational Governance Readership: Scientists and students interested in the wider social implications of scientific advancement, especially in relation to weapons of mass destruction. Keywords:Nuclear Proliferation;Arms Control;Education in Developing Countries;International Governance

Title Indian Defence Review July Dec 1989 Vol 4 2
Author Admiral R H Tahiliani
Publisher Lancer Publishers
Release 1989-07-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 231
ISBN 817062343X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A State at War with Itself IDR Comment India as a Regional ‘Superpower’ Maritime Strategy for the Nineties – Adm R H Tahiliani National Security and Air Power – Air Marshal Vir Narain OP TOPAC: The Kashmir Imbroglio – IDR Research Team Grappling with the Dynamics of Nuclear Strategy: Policy Formulation for a Nuclear India – IDR Research Team Special Operations in National Strategy – Maj S S Randhawa Military and Operational Doctrine for the late Nineties – Brig J S Nagra Reorganizing Indian Amour – Ravi Rikhye People’s War under Modem Conditions: China’s Emerging Military Doctrine – Brig D Banerjee Nuclear China: The Equation with India – IDR Research Team Glacier Warfare: The Indian Army Experiences a New Dimension in High-altitude Warfare – IDR Research Team Armed Forces: A State’s Obligations to Ex-servicemen – Lt Gen E A Vas Petroleum Depletion Fall-out and Alternatives to Petroleum-based Propulsion – Col S G Vombatkere Generals for Peace and Disarmament – Maj Gen E D’Souza ‘Friends not Interests’ – Rear Adm Satyindra Singh US Attack on Libya: Operation El Dorado Canyon – Sqn Ldr N Browne Nepal: The Ongoing Impasse – IDR Research Team Exploding the Pakistan Bogy – Brig Mahindra Singh India’s Defence Budget – A Case for better Planning – Maj Gen KS Pendse Economy in Defence Finance through better Management – Maj Gen B D Kapur Small Arms Philosophy and the Individual Assault Weapon – AD 2000 – Lt Col Randhir Singh Future Battlefield Surveillance and Intelligence in a Corps Zone – Maj Gurmeet Kanwal Weapons and Equipment: An Overview – IDR Research Team

Title Breaking the Phalanx A New Design for Landpower in the 21st Century
Author Douglas A. Macgregor
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 1997-01-30
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0313373590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This work proposes the reorganization of America's ground forces on the strategic, operational and tactical levels. Central to the proposal is the simple thesis that the U.S. Army must take control of its future by exploiting the emerging revolution in military affairs. The analysis argues that a new Army warfighting organization will not only be more deployable and effective in Joint operations; reorganized information age ground forces will be significantly less expensive to operate, maintain, and modernize than the Army's current Cold War division-based organizations. And while ground forces must be equipped with the newest Institute weapons, new technology will not fulfill its promise of shaping the battlefield to American advantage if new devices are merely grafted on to old organizations that are not specifically designed to exploit them. It is not enough to rely on the infusion of new, expensive technology into the American defense establishment to preserve America's strategic dominance in the next century. The work makes it clear that planes, ships, and missiles cannot do the job of defending America's global security issues alone. The United States must opt for reform and reorganization of the nation's ground forces and avoid repeating Britain's historic mistake of always fielding an effective army just in time to avoid defeat, but too late to deter an aggressor.

Title U S Conflicts in the 21st Century Afghanistan War Iraq War and the War on Terror 3 volumes
Author Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2015-12-14
Category History
Total Pages 1228
ISBN 1440838798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them

Title Great Sieges in World History From Ancient Times to the 21st Century
Author Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release 2021-02-28
Category History
Total Pages 301
ISBN 1440868034
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This impressive collection of 100 of the most decisive and important sieges spans human history and covers conflicts in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This engaging reference work provides readers with detailed coverage on the sieges that have had the biggest impact on world history. In addition to providing basic factual information, this encyclopedia delves into the historical context and significance of each siege. Readers will be able to identify relationships between entries and observe both the gradual evolution of siege warfare over time, and compare and contrast siege characteristics within and among different historical time periods. The encyclopedia's expansive scope will broaden readers' understanding of military history. The book begins with a preface and an introductory essay that offers a detailed overview of siege warfare throughout history. This is followed by 100 chronological entries on the most significant sieges, beginning with the Siege of Troy (1194–1184 BCE) and ending with the Siege of Mosul (October 17, 2016-July 9, 2017). Each siege entry has a Further Reading section that directs readers to additional information about the siege. Numerous illustrations and maps accompany the text. Provides an invaluable overview of siege warfare throughout human history Offers a chronological format that allows readers to quickly locate individual sieges and place them within the larger context of history Explains how the introduction of new tactics and new weaponry impacted siege warfare throughout history Offers a curated selection of images and maps that provide additional context to the entries and make the book more visually appealing Includes a dozen sidebars that showcase fascinating stories related to sieges

Title The Arms Trade Treaty A Commentary
Author Andrew Clapham
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2016-07-28
Category Law
Total Pages 720
ISBN 0191035343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty became binding international law in late 2014, and although the text of the treaty is a relatively concise framework for assessing whether to authorize or deny proposed conventional weapons transfers by States Parties, there exists controversy as to the meaning of certain key provisions. Furthermore, the treaty requires a national regulatory body to authorize proposed transfers of conventional weapons covered by the treaty, but does not detail how such a body should be established and how it should effectively function. The Arms Trade Treaty: A Commentary explains in detail each of the treaty provisions, the parameters for prohibitions or the denial of transfers, international cooperation and assistance, and implementation obligations and mechanisms. As states ratify and implement the Treaty over the next few years, the commentary provides invaluable guidance to government officials, commentators, and scholars on the meaning of its contentious provisions. This volume describes in detail which weapons are covered by the treaty and explains the different forms of transfer that the Arms Trade Treaty regulates. It covers international human rights, trade, disarmament, humanitarian law, criminal law, and state-to-state use of force, as well as the application of the treaty to non-state actors.