Care of Military Service Members Veterans and Their Families

Author: Stephen J. Cozza, M.D.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9781585624249
Release Date: 2014-01-23
Genre: Medical

The book provides civilian medical and nonmedical care providers with practical information to effectively understand, support, and address this population's needs. Promoting family resilience is a theme emphasized throughout chapters on traumatic brain injury, substance use disorders, and more.

Lone Survivor

Author: Marcus Luttrell
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0751555940
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Afghan War, 2001-

In June 2005 four US Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al-Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive. This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing. Blasted unconscious by a rocket grenade, blown over a cliff, but still armed and still breathing, Luttrell endured four desperate days fighting the al-Qaeda assassins sent to kill him, before finding unlikely sanctuary with a Pashtun tribe who risked everything to protect him from the circling Taliban killers.

Married to the Military

Author: Meredith Leyva
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439150269
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

The Unofficial Scoop on Military Life Whether you’re dating, engaged, or married to an active military servicemember or reservist—or you’ve just signed up yourself—you may feel as if you’ve somehow married the United States military! While there are plenty of orientation books for him, there are almost no handy, user-friendly resources for you. Meredith Leyva, a military wife and founder of CinCHouse.com, the Internet’s largest community for military wives, girlfriends, and women in uniform, details everything you need to know to manage day-to-day issues and get on with the adventure of military life. From relocation to deployment, protocol to finances, and career to kids, Leyva offers time-tested advice about: -Keeping your love life together during deployments -Relocating yourself and your family around the world -Maintaining your own career when you're expected to move every three years -Understanding what pay and benefits you're entitled to—and how to maximize them -Translating those odd acronyms and jargon Written by a seasoned military wife, this smart and savvy guide will help you take control at every point of your servicemember's career—from filing marriage papers as newlyweds to choosing prenatal and child care when you start a family to figuring out his pension when he's ready to retire.

Dictionary of Military Terms

Author: Richard Bowyer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579581560
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

This book provides a comprehensive ready-reference of military terms. With clear definitions of more than 7,000 terms, Dictionary of Military Termscovers both British and American terms as well as international terms, and includes: military personnel; maneuvers; equipment; vehicles; weapons; tactics; and commands.

Military Trade

Author: Steven Zeeland
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 078900402X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

For anyone interested in queer theory, the construction of masculinity, or sex between men outside of gay urban culture - and for anyone who has ever thrilled at the sight of a man in uniform.

Military Geographies

Author: Rachel Woodward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405127775
Release Date: 2004-07-02
Genre: Science

This book sets a new agenda for the study of military geography with its critical analysis of the ways in which military control over space is legitimized. Drawing on her own original research, the author explores the ways in which militarism and military activities control development, the use of space, and our understanding of place. She concentrates on military lands, establishments, and personnel in contemporary peacetime settings, highlighting the pervasiveness of these forces in shaping everyday lives. The geographies under scrutiny are primarily those of advanced capitalist economies, particularly in Europe, North America, and Australasia.

What is Military History

Author: Stephen Morillo
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745633916
Release Date: 2006-10-03
Genre: History

What is Military History? presents a clear, readable introduction to a popular field of history. It shows that military history encompasses a wide range of perspectives on all aspects of pas military organization and activity. Fundamental features of the field are included: The background to military history, showing its development from ancient times; The key ideas and concepts that shape analysis of military activity; The current controversies about which military historians argue, and why they are important; A survey of who does military history, where it is taught and published, and how it is practiced; A look at where military history is headed in the future. This is an ideal book for students of military history and of historiography generally, as well as for anyone interested in learning more about the dynamics of this rich and growing area of study.

Military Power

Author: Stephen Biddle
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400837820
Release Date: 2010-12-16
Genre: Political Science

In war, do mass and materiel matter most? Will states with the largest, best equipped, information-technology-rich militaries invariably win? The prevailing answer today among both scholars and policymakers is yes. But this is to overlook force employment, or the doctrine and tactics by which materiel is actually used. In a landmark reconception of battle and war, this book provides a systematic account of how force employment interacts with materiel to produce real combat outcomes. Stephen Biddle argues that force employment is central to modern war, becoming increasingly important since 1900 as the key to surviving ever more lethal weaponry. Technological change produces opposite effects depending on how forces are employed; to focus only on materiel is thus to risk major error--with serious consequences for both policy and scholarship. In clear, fluent prose, Biddle provides a systematic account of force employment's role and shows how this account holds up under rigorous, multimethod testing. The results challenge a wide variety of standard views, from current expectations for a revolution in military affairs to mainstream scholarship in international relations and orthodox interpretations of modern military history. Military Power will have a resounding impact on both scholarship in the field and on policy debates over the future of warfare, the size of the military, and the makeup of the defense budget.

Military Strategy

Author: Antulio J. Echevarria
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199340132
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Political Science

Since ancient times, poets, historians, and philosophers have contemplated warlords' exploits in battle and praised their ability to lead armies toward victory as the "art of the general." Today, this quality is designated military strategy. Military strategy plays a vital role in everyconflict, because, as the United States' involvement in the Vietnam conflict showed, when the overarching strategy is weak it is possible to win every battle but still lose a war.Taking inspiration from the greatest military theoreticians of history, such as Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Carl von Clausewitz, this Very Short Introduction highlights the dynamic relationship between the principal components of strategy: purpose, method, and means. Drawing on paradigmaticexamples, from Hannibal's war against Rome to Napoleon's victory at Austerlitz, from the Allies' campaign to overwhelm Hitler's fortress to the terror attacks of September 11, Antulio J. Echevarria II vividly illustrates the factors contributing to the success or failure of military strategy.Echevarria describes the major types of military strategy and their advantages and disadvantages: annihilation and dislocation; attrition and exhaustion; deterrence and coercion; terror and terrorism; targeted killing; and cyber power. He also explores the emerging nano- and bio-genetic technologiesand explains how they are affecting today's military strategy. Clear and engaging, this book shows that military strategy is essential for understanding major events of the past and becomes even more critical today, in a world increasingly threatened by weapons of mass destruction, terroristattacks, and new dimensions of conflict, such as cyberwar and space.

Long Term Outcomes of Military Service

Author: Avron Spiro
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
ISBN: 1433828049
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Psychology

Contributors to this groundbreaking book examine the effects of military service across the lifespan.

Pakistan

Author: Husain Haqqani
Publisher: Carnegie Endowment
ISBN: 9780870032851
Release Date: 2010-03-10
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book analyzes the origins of the relationships between Islamist groups and Pakistan's military, and explores Pakistan's quest for identity and security. Tracing how the Pakistani military has sought U.S. support by making itself useful for concerns of the moment, author Husain Haqqani offers an alternative view of political developments in Pakistan since the country's independence in 1947"--Provided by publisher.

Mud

Author: Clyde Edward Wood
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612343310
Release Date: 2011-07-01
Genre: History

Napoleon delayed his attack at Waterloo to allow the mud to dry. Had he attacked earlier, he might have defeated Wellington before Blücher arrived. In November 1942, Russian mud stopped the Germans, who could not advance again until the temperature dropped low enough to freeze the mud. During the Vietnam War, "Project Popeye" was an American attempt to lengthen the monsoon and cause delays on the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Soldiers have always known just how significant mud can be in war. But historians have not fully recognized its importance, and few have discussed the phenomenon in more than a passing manner. Only three books--Military Geography (by John Collins), Battling the Elements (by Harold Winters et al.), and Battlegrounds) (edited by Michael Stephenson)-- have addressed it at any length and then only as part of the entire environment's effect on the battlefield. None of these books analyzed mud's influence on the individual combatant. Mud: A Military History first defines the substance's very different types. Then it examines their specific effects on mobility and on soldiers and their equipment over the centuries and throughout the world. From the Russian rasputiza to the Southeast Asian monsoon, C. E. Wood demonstrates mud's profound impact on the course of military history. Citing numerous veterans' memoirs, archival sources, personal interviews, and historical sources, soldier-scholar Wood pays particular attention to mud's effect on combatants' morale, health, and fatigue. His book is for all infantrymen--past, present, or the clean, dry, comfortable armchair variety.

The Samurai

Author: Stephen Turnbull
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134243624
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Social Science

First published in 1977, The Samurai has long since become a standard work of reference. It continues to be the most authoritative work on samurai life and warfare published outside Japan. Set against the background of Japan's social and political history, the book records the rise and rise of Japan's extraordinary warrior class from earliest times to the culmination of their culture, prowess and skills as manifested in the last great battle they were ever to fight - that of Osaka Castle in 1615.