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1. Environment [1969 - ]

Journal/Periodical
v. ill. 28 cm.
Engineering Library (Terman), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xvii, 243 p. : charts ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xv, 53 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
10 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xvi, 166 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
246 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
This book extends the public debate on defence and security issues, by considering how the human and material resources of the military can be redirected towards reconstruction and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780864864154 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
x, 359 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
112 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Business Library
Book
11 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
19 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 electronic document (21p.) : digital, PDF file
"This paper is intended to sound a warning - to raise awareness about the state of our ground forces today and the very real risk that poses to our future security. This paper also proposes an action plan for restoring the health and vitality of the U.S. military"--P. 1.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxii, 116 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Development and implementation of ISPs
  • Installation progress in implementing sustainability
  • Assessing the needs of the ISP development and implementation process
  • Recommendations to improve the ISP development and implementation process.
An installation sustainability plan (ISP) documents long-range plans that address mission, community, and environmental issues developed through a strategic planning process. RAND Arroyo Center examined the experiences of Army installations with sustainability planning and made recommendations to help foster the effective development and implementation of ISPs throughout the Army.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833047076 20160603
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xii, 223 p. ; 29 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
12 p.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
x, 297 p. ; 24 cm.
Political scientist James H. Lebovic establishes that the size, strength, flexibility, and adaptability of the U.S. military cannot ensure victory in asymmetrical conflicts. In The Limits of U.S. Military Capability, Lebovic shows how political and psychological factors trumped U.S. military superiority in Vietnam and Iraq, where inappropriate strategies, low stakes, and unrealistic goals mired the United States military in protracted, no-win conflicts. Lebovic contends that the United States is at a particular disadvantage when fighting a counterinsurgency without the full support of the host government; when leveraging various third parties (the adversary's foreign allies, societal leaders, and indigenous populations); when attempting to build coalitions and nations while involved in combat; and when sustaining government and public support at home when costs rise and benefits decline. Lebovic cautions against involving the U.S. military in operations without first considering U.S. stakes and suggests that the military take a less-is-more approach when choosing to employ force. Ambitious goals bring higher costs, unexpected results, diminished options, and a greater risk of failure. Rejecting the heavy-handed approach that is typical of most comparisons between the Vietnam and Iraq wars, The Limits of U.S. Military Capability carefully assesses evidence to develop lessons applicable to other conflicts-especially the ongoing war in Afghanistan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801894725 20160604
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xx, 57 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Documents a phase-one effort to develop new methods to help ensure that warfighter needs are adequately represented as the Air Force manages its programs and budget. Drawing on previous RAND work on capabilities-based planning and portfolio management, the authors outline a method that considers measures of combat effectiveness, as well as cost-effectiveness from multiple perspectives, in comparing options for accomplishing a given mission.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833049490 20160604
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
266 pages, [1] p. : ill. ; 22 cm
  • Introduction -- La mort comme hypothèse de travail -- Le fractionnement des âmes -- J'avais atteint l'âge de vingt batailles -- La vie près de la mort -- Le théâtre de l'esprit -- Les lois de la gravité humaine -- Tuer -- Décider sous le feu -- Après le cauchemar -- Intermède -- L'instrument premier -- La force du loup est dans la meute -- Le besoin de victoires -- Pourquoi nous combattons -- Des armes et des hommes -- La fabrique des soldats -- Vie et mort des compétences combattantes.
""Le combat n'est pas un phénomène normal ; c'est un événement extraordinaire et les individus qui y participent ne le font pas de manière "moyenne". La proximité de la mort et la peur qu'elle induit déforment les individus et leur comportement. La répartition des rôles y obéit à une loi de puissance où, entre l'écrasement et la sublimation, beaucoup font peu et peu font beaucoup." Le baptême du feu, c'est le "dépucelage de l'horreur", selon le mot de Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Et c'est bien à l'expérience au combat, cette vie près de la mort, que nous confronte Michel Goya, et ce dans toute son ampleur décider sous le feu, risquer sa vie, tuer, pourquoi et comment on combat. Combattre, c'est évoluer pendant quelques minutes dans un monde étrange régi par ses propres lois. En sortir vivant, c'est se réveiller épuisé, brisé ou exalté, mais toujours transformé. Sous le feu est d'abord une description précise de la manière dont les hommes, individuellement et collectivement, se comportent au combat et par extension en situation de danger extrême. La dépense d'énergie que réclame à chaque pas la progression sous le feu, l'effort pour éviter le danger à tout instant tout en cherchant à accomplir sa mission mettent l'individu dans une tension extrême. À l'appui de son expérience personnelle, de témoignages récents et de nombreux exemples historiques, l'auteur propose une analyse complète, originale et passionnante du comportement des hommes au combat. En un mot, un livre hors du commun."--P. [4] of cover.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
xi, 24 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Analyzing cyber attacks against combat support
  • A decision support tool for identifying areas of highest interest.
"While combat support communities are not responsible for defending cyber networks, they are required to ensure mission execution, including when under cyber attack. Assessing mission assurance for combat support when under a cyber attack is challenging. The fact that many combat support systems do not reside on the most secure networks indicates potential vulnerabilities to cyber attack. Yet the sheer number of information systems that can be attacked, the range of vulnerabilities that these might have, the large number of combat support functions they support, and the complicated connections all of these have to operational missions makes assessments difficult. Add to this the evolving nature of the threats and vulnerabilities in cyberspace, and the task of finding adequate mitigation plans for all possibilities is formidable. RAND researchers developed a tool that presents a sequential process for identifying those functions and information systems most likely to be problematic for the operational mission during cyber attacks"--Publisher's web site.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
pages cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xii, 19 pages : 1 color illustration ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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