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This comprehensive reference to U.S. military terms, people, and battles covers military history from the earliest colonial conflicts to the present. It includes facts and trivia on major historical military figures. It covers all conflicts involving the U.S. military, plus military ranks, attire, insignia, medals, weapons, military prisons, vehicles, ships, and aircraft. There is a guide to pronouncing military terms and a guide to acronyms. Numerous lists and facts about people, places, and battles make this a must-have reference for members of the military and students of military history.
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The Wiley Handbook of Science and Technology for Homeland Security is designed to support the effective communication of homeland security research across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. The Handbook: educates researchers in the critical needs of the homeland security and intelligence communities; emphasizes the role of fundamental science in creating novel technological solutions; details the international dimensions of homeland security and counterterrorism research; provides guidance on technology diffusion from the laboratory to the field; supports cross-disciplinary dialogue in this field between operational, R & D and consumer communities.--Reference work home.