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2 volumes ; 25 cm
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142 p. ; 24 cm.
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xi, 354 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
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xx, 176 pages : illustrations ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Why Do We Need Biometrics Not a New Capability but New to the Battlefield Biometrics Basics What is Biometrics? Identification vs. Verification Acquiring Biometric Data What Are Modalities? Biometric Matching: What Does it Really Mean? Biometrics and Forensics Biometrics and Intelligence Data-Sharing "It's the Network!" General Operational Issues Advanced Preparation is Key Selecting the Right System for the Operation (or Modifying the Wrong One) Match Your Matching Scheme to the Mission and the System The Database(s) Communications and Data Movement are Critical Effective Policy Enables Effective Biometrics Operations TTPs and Training Collection Considerations The Modality Should Match the Mission The Impact of the Coalition Operations The Six Ps: Prior Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance Biometrics Scenario 1: Preparing for Operation GORDON Intelligence Support to Biometrics (and Vice Versa) Biometrics-Enabled Intelligence Biometrics-Enabled Watchlisting BEI Support to the Targeting Process Biometrically-Enabled IPB Strategic Intelligence Applications of Identity Data Identity Support for HUMINT and Counterintelligence (CI) Source Operations Biometrics Support for Interrogation Operations In Conclusion: Intelligence is Critical to Biometrics Scenario 2: Intelligence Impacts on Biometrics in Operation GORDON Biometric Support to Offensive Operations Biometrics Support to Targeted Operations Attacking the Network Biometrically-Enabled Checkpoint Operations Biometric Reconnaissance Biometrics Support for Population Management Scenario 3: Raid on Baraawe Biometrics Support for Defensive Operations Biometrics for Access Control Biometrics Support for Personal Vetting Biometrics Can Help Detect Insider Threats Biometrics for Tactical Force Protection Scenario 3: Biometrics Support for Force Protection in Operation GORDON Biometrics Support to Operations across the Military Spectrum Managing Detainee-Processing and -Handling with Biometrics Biometrics at the Border Biometrics and the Legal Fight Biometrics Support for Humanitarian Operations Biometrics for Friendly-Force Identity Verification and Tracking Chapter 7 Scenario: Biometrics for Detainee Management and Border Control in Operation GORDON What's Next for Military (and Other) Biometrics Operations? Increasing Focus on "Blue Force" Capabilities Improvement in Standoff and Mobile Collection Improved Forensics Capabilities Biometrics Ubiquity Biometrics-Based Encryption How Can Biometrics Be Used in Nonmilitary "Operations"? Biometrically Enabled Diplomacy and Diplomatic Security No More Benghazis: Biometrics Support to Diplomacy and Diplomatic Security Why Not Use Biometrics to Protect Our Government's Most Valuable Asset? USSS Biometrics in Action The Future of the U.S. Military Biometrics Capability DoD Biometrics Needs an Agile Acquisition Program Personnel Support for Future Biometrics Operations Afterword: The U.S. Department of Defense Needs an Advanced Identity Enterprise Open and Flexible Architecture Integrated Biometrics Operations and Intelligence Expanding the Concept of Enrollment Beyond Biometrics Beyond One-to-Many Identification.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482260212 20171218
Biometrics in Support of Military Operations: Lessons from the Battlefield examines and evaluates recent U.S. military experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan in the context of the use of biometrics and related technologies. The book takes a comprehensive look at how biometrics has been used to support various military operations and suggests ways that its uses can be further developed. It fills a void in understanding how to incorporate biometrics by providing a guide to develop and establish formal operational roles and procedures when applying the technology. Written in an informal style that makes it accessible to people who are not necessarily operators or technicians of biometrics technologies, this book bridges an existing gap to better educate leaders inside and outside of the U.S. military on the far-reaching potential of biometrics in support of tactical operations. It argues that the gap between those inside and outside the military is the result of failure to document lessons learned from battle experience, as well as a lack of a combined vision among the Joint Forces to fully recognize and exploit the capabilities of biometrics for enhanced future success. This book fills that gap. Biometrics has great potential as an effective tool if properly developed and utilized. The book concludes with a look at the future of emerging applications for the military but also considers a wider range of deployment of biometrics outside the military, such as in governmental organizations, including foreign diplomacy. Biometrics can be applied to any operational area that requires accurate and rapid identification of unknown individuals in order to support its operations and protect personnel and resources. Biometrics in Support of Military Operations is an important beginning point in an emerging field for gaining understanding and better mastery of biometrics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482260212 20171218
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x, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
In the World War I era, veterans fought for a unique right: access to government-sponsored health care. In the process, they built a pillar of American social policy. Burdens of War explores how the establishment of the veterans' health system marked a reimagining of modern veterans' benefits and signaled a pathbreaking validation of the power of professionalized institutional medical care.Adler reveals that a veterans' health system came about incrementally, amid skepticism from legislators, doctors, and army officials concerned about the burden of long-term obligations, monetary or otherwise, to ex-service members. She shows how veterans' welfare shifted from centering on pension and domicile care programs rooted in the nineteenth century to direct access to health services. She also traces the way that fluctuating ideals about hospitals and medical care influenced policy at the dusk of the Progressive Era; how race, class, and gender affected the health-related experiences of soldiers, veterans, and caregivers; and how interest groups capitalized on a tense political and social climate to bring about change.The book moves from the 1910s-when service members requested better treatment, Congress approved new facilities and increased funding, and elected officials expressed misgivings about who should have access to care-to the 1930s, when the economic crash prompted veterans to increasingly turn to hospitals for support while bureaucrats, politicians, and doctors attempted to rein in the system. By the eve of World War II, the roots of what would become the country's largest integrated health care system were firmly planted and primed for growth. Drawing readers into a critical debate about the level of responsibility America bears for wounded service members, Burdens of War is a unique and moving case study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421422879 20170919
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x, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Warriors of high aspirations : the origins of military insubordination, 1858-1868
  • Jewel in the palace : the new political order, 1868-1873
  • "By not stopping" : military insubordination and the Taiwan expedition, 1874
  • Fatal optimism : rebels and assassins in the 1870s
  • Gold-eating monsters : military independence and the prerogative of supreme command
  • Three puffs on a cigarette : Miura Gorō and the assassination of Queen Min
  • Coup d'état in three acts : the Taishō political crisis, 1912-1913
  • The king of Manchuria : Kōmoto Daisaku and the assassination of Zhang Zuolin, 1928
  • Cherry blossom : from resistance to rebellion, 1931
  • Pure as water : the incident of February 1936 and the limits of military insubordination.
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xiv, 215 pages ; 24 cm.
The Eritrean National Service (ENS) lies at the core of the post-independence state, not only supplying its military, but affecting every aspect of the country's economy, its social services, its public sector and its politics. Over half the workforce are forcibly enrolled into it by the government, driving the country's youth to escape national service by seeking employment and asylum elsewhere. Yet how did the ENS, which began during the 1961-91 liberation struggle as part of the idea of the "common good" - in which individual interests were sacrificed in pursuit of the grand scheme of independence and the country's development - degenerate into forced labour and a modern form of slavery? And why, when Eritrea no longer faces existential threat, does the government continue to demand such service from its citizens? This book provides for the first time an in-depth and critical scrutiny of the ENS's achievements and failures and its overarching impact on the social fabric of Eritrea. The author discusses the historical backdrop to the ENS and the rationales underlying it; its goals and objectives; its transformative effects, as well as its impact on the country's defence capability, national unity, national identity construction and nation-building. He also analyses the extent to which the national service functions as an effective mechanism of transmitting the core values of the liberation struggle to the conscripts and through them to the rest of country's population. Finally, the book assesses whether the core aims and objectives of the ENS proclaimed by various governments have been or are in the process of being accomplished and, drawing on the testimony of the hitherto voiceless conscripts themselves, its impact on their lives and livelihoods. GAIM KIBREAB is Professor of Research and Director of Refugee Studies, School of Law and Social Science, London South Bank University. He is the author of Eritrea: A Dream Deferred (James Currey, 2009) and People on the Edge in the Horn (James Currey, 1996).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847011602 20170731
Green Library
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363 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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xi, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Close Combat Privatization 2. The Armed Contractor Phenomenon: A Contemporary Debate with a Long History 3. Mercenaries, Soldiers, and Armed Contractors: An Explication 4. Armed Military Privatization and the Commodification of Force 5. The Belligerent Equality of Armed Contractors? 6. The Challenge of Military Privatization to the Military Profession 7. The "Second Contractor War" and the Future of Armed Contractors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472464439 20170130
This book explores the ethical implications of using armed contractors, taking a consequentialist approach to this multidisciplinary debate. While privatization is not a new concept for the US military, the public debate on military privatization is limited to legal, financial, and pragmatic concerns. A critical assessment of the ethical dimensions of military privatization in general is missing. More specifically, in light of the increased reliance upon armed contractors, it must be asked whether it is morally permissible for governments to employ them at all. To this end, this book explores four areas that highlight the ethical implications of using armed contractors: how armed contractors are distinct from soldiers and mercenaries; the commodification of force; the belligerent equality of combatants; and the impact of armed contractors on the professional military. While some take an absolutist position, wanting to bar the use of private military altogether, this book reveals how these absolutist arguments are problematic and highlights that there are circumstances where turning to private force may be the only option. Recognising that outsourcing force will continue, this book thus proposes some changes to account for the problems of commodification, belligerent equality, and the challenge to the military profession. This book will be of interest to students of private security, military studies, ethics, security studies, and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472464439 20170130
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xii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. The Origins of SIB 3. The Mediterranean Theatre 4. D-Day to Berlin 5. 'Dickie' Hearn and 62 Special Investigations Section 6. Planning for Liberation and Occupation 7. The Italian Job 8. The Greek Imbroglio 9. North West Europe 10. Coming Home.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350025011 20170907
Exporting British Policing is a comprehensive study of British military policing in liberated Europe during the Second World War. Preventing and detecting thefts, receiving and profiteering together with the maintenance of order in its broadest sense are, in the peacetime world, generally confided to the police. However, the Second World War witnessed the use of civilian police to create a detective division of the British Army's Military Police (SIB), and the use of British civilian police, alongside American police, as Civil Affairs Officers to restore order and civil administration. Part One follows the men of the SIB from their pre-war careers to confrontations with mafiosi and their investigations into widespread organised crime and war crimes during which they were constantly hampered by being seen as a Cinderella service commanded by 'temporary gentlemen'. Part Two focuses on the police officers who served in Civil Affairs who tended to come from higher ranks in the civilian police than those who served in SIB. During the war they occupied towns with the assault troops, and then sought to reorganise local administration; at the end of the war in the British Zones of Germany and Austria they sought to turn both new Schutzmanner and police veterans of the Third Reich into British Bobbies. Using memoirs and anecdotes, Emsley critically draws on the subjective experiences of these police personnel, assessing the successes of these wartime efforts for preventing and investigating crimes such as theft and profiteering and highlighting the importance of historical precedent, given current difficulties faced by international policing organizations in enforcing democratic police reform in post-conflict societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781350025011 20170907
Green Library
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xix, 236 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort. Fighting Proud weaves together the remarkable lives of these men, from RAF hero Ian Gleed - a Flying Ace twice honoured for bravery by King George VI - to the infantry officers serving in the trenches on the Western Front in WWI - many of whom led the charges into machine-gun fire only to find themselves court-martialled after the war for indecent behaviour. Behind the lines, Alan Turing's work on breaking the 'enigma machine' and subsequent persecution contrasts with the many stories of love and courage in Blitzed-out London, with new wartime diaries and letters unearthed for the first time. Bourne tells the bitterly sad story of Ivor Novello, who wrote the WWI anthem 'Keep the Home Fires Burning', and the crucial work of Noel Coward - who was hated by Hitler for his work entertaining the troops. Fighting Proud also includes a wealth of long-suppressed wartime photography subsequently ignored by mainstream historians. This book is a monument to the bravery, sacrifice and honour shown by a persecuted minority, who contributed during Britain's hour of need.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784538743 20171009
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xvi, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Manpower is the lifeblood of armies regardless of time or place. In the First World War, much of Canada's military effort went toward sustaining the Canadian Expeditionary Force, especially in France and Belgium. The job was not easy. The government and Department of Militia and Defence were tasked with recruiting and training hundreds of thousands of men, shipping them to England, and creating organizations on the continent meant to forward these men to their units. The first book to explore the issue of manpower in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Filling the Ranks examines the administrative and organizational changes that fostered efficiency and sustained the army. Richard Holt describes national civilian and military recruitment policies and criteria both inside and outside of Canada; efforts to recruit women, convicts, and members of First Nations, African Canadian, Asian, and Slavic communities; the conduct of entry-level training; and the development of a coherent reinforcement structure. Canada's ability to fill the ranks with trained soldiers ultimately helped make the Corps an elite formation within the British Expeditionary Force. Based on extensive research in British and Canadian archives, Filling the Ranks provides a wealth of new information on Canada"s role in the Great War.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773548770 20170508
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295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
This photojournalistic essay documents one of the last groups of civilians to be drafted into the United States Army in 1972. The journey beings at an induction center in Philadelphia, where recruits swear allegiance to the United States, and undergo physical and mental examinations. The focus then shifts to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, for orientation, haircutting, and the acquisition of uniforms and supplies. The balance of the nine-week experience is basic trainingwhere civilians become soldiers. We observe them practicing hand-to-hand combat and marksmanship, and we also see them calling home, writing letters and bonding with fellow soldiers. Shortly after these images were taken, the draft officially ended and the all-volunteer army began. All photographs are candid. Nothing was set up or posed for the camera, nor was there censorship by the army of any of the images taken for this project.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780764353024 20170703
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285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
St Ermin's Hotel has been at the centre of British intelligence since the 1930s, when it was known to MI6 as `The Works Canteen'. Intelligence officers such as Ian Fleming and Noel Coward were to be found in the hotel's Caxton Bar, along with other less well-known names. Winston Churchill allegedly conceived the idea of the Special Operations Executive there over a glass (or two) of his favourite champagne in the early days of the Second World War, and the operation was started up in three gloomy rooms on the hotel's second floor, with the traitorous Cambridge Spies among its founders. When Stalin's Russia turned to a peacetime enemy in the Cold War that followed, Kim Philby and Guy Burgess handed over intelligence to their Russian counterparts in the dark corners of the hotel, while MI6 man George Blake operated as a Soviet double agent just across the road in Artillery Mansions. Meanwhile, St Ermin's proximity to government offices ensured its continued use by both domestic and foreign secret agents. In this paperback edition of the first book on St Ermin's, Peter Matthews, a witness to the intelligence battle for supremacy between MI5, MI6 and the KGB, explores this remarkable true history that is more riveting than any spy novel.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750984164 20171023
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ix, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Diversity of the military / David E. Rohall, Morten G. Ender and Michael D. Matthews
  • Race and ethnic diversity in the military
  • African-Americans in the U.S. military / JooHee Han
  • Rising minority : Hispanics in the US military / Karin De Angelis
  • Fighting to belong : Asian-American military service and American citizenship / Deenesh Sohoni
  • Native American "warriors" in the US Armed Forces / William C. Meadows
  • Sexuality, gender and religious minorities in the military
  • Women in the US military : progress and challenges / Janice H. Laurence
  • Lesbian and gay service members and their families / David G. Smith and Karin De Angelis
  • The integration of trans people into the military / Judith E. Rosenstein
  • Religious diversity in the US Armed Forces / Michelle Sandhoff
  • Intersections : linking statuses
  • The intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the military / David E. Rohall, Morten G. Ender and Michael D. Matthews.
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vi, 253 pages ; 23 cm
  • Terror, anger, and patriotism : understanding the resistance of black soldiers during World War II / Douglas Walter Bristol, Jr.
  • Nisei versus Nazi : Japanese American soldiers in World War II / James M. McCaffrey
  • Does the sex of the practitioner matter? Nursing, civil rights, and discrimination in the Army Nurse Corps, 1947-1952 / Charissa Threat
  • An attractive career for women: opportunities, limitations, and women's integration in the Cold War military / Tanya L. Roth
  • African Americans, civil rights and the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War / James E. Westheider
  • Reform in ranks : the history of the Defense Race Relations Institute, 1971-2014 / Isaac Hampton, II
  • Men's and women's liberation : challenging military culture after the Vietnam war / Heather Marie Stur
  • Mobilizing marriage and motherhood : military families and family planning since World War II / Kara Dixon Vuic
  • The dream that dare not speak its name : legacies of the civil rights movement and the fight for gay military service / Steve Estes
  • Conclusion / Douglas Walter Bristol, Jr. and Heather Marie Stur.
One of the great ironies of American history since World War II is that the military-typically a conservative institution-has often been at the forefront of civil rights. In the 1940s, the 1970s, and the early 2000s, military integration and promotion policies were in many ways more progressive than similar efforts in the civilian world. Today, the military is one of the best ways for people from marginalized groups to succeed based solely on job performance. Integrating the US Military traces the experiences of African Americans, Japanese Americans, women, and gay men and lesbians in the armed forces since World War II. By examining controversies from racial integration to the dismantling of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to the recent repeal of the ban on women in combat, these essays show that the military is an important institution in which social change is confirmed and, occasionally, accelerated. Remarkably, the challenges launched against the racial, gender, and sexual status quo in the postwar years have also broadly transformed overarching ideas about power, citizenship, and America's role in the world. The first comparative study of legally marginalized groups within the armed services, Integrating the US Military is a unique look at the history of military integration in theory and in practice. The book underscores the complicated struggle that accompanied integration and sheds new light on a broad range of comparable issues that affect civilian society, including affirmative action, marriage laws, and sexual harassment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421422473 20170605
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318 pages ; 21 cm
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204 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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The study of strategic surprise has long concentrated on important failures that resulted in catastrophes such as Pearl Harbor and the September 11th attacks, and the majority of previously published research in the field determines that such large-scale military failures often stem from defective information-processing systems. Intelligence Success and Failure challenges this common assertion that catastrophic surprise attacks are the unmistakable products of warning failure alone. Further, Uri Bar-Joseph and Rose McDermott approach this topic uniquely by highlighting the successful cases of strategic surprise, as well as the failures, from a psychological perspective. This book delineates the critical role of individual psychopathologies in precipitating failure by investigating important historical cases. Bar-Joseph and McDermott use six particular military attacks as examples for their analysis, including: "Barbarossa, " the June 1941 German invasion of the USSR (failure); the fall-winter 1941 battle for Moscow (success); the Arab attack on Israel on Yom Kippur 1973 (failure); and the second Egyptian offensive in the war six days later (success). From these specific cases and others, they analyze the psychological mechanisms through which leaders assess their own fatal mistakes and use the intelligence available to them. Their research examines the factors that contribute to failure and success in responding to strategic surprise and identify the learning process that central decision makers use to facilitate subsequent successes. Intelligence Success and Failure presents a new theory in the study of strategic surprise that claims the key explanation for warning failure is not unintentional action, but rather, motivated biases in key intelligence and central leaders that null any sense of doubt prior to surprise attacks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199341733 20170731