Hunting Down Saddam: The Inside Story of the Search and Capture

By Robin Moore

This authoritative and gripping narrative plunges the yankee public into the true and private tale of the USA forces in Iraq, and their profitable maneuvers in shooting probably the most vicious dictators of our time.

Hunting Down Saddam comprises up to date fabric and gives never-before-heard money owed of the triumphs and frustrations, concepts and assaults, of these who positioned their lives in danger to trace down Saddam Hussein.

* the 1st publication to inform the complete tale of the pursuit of Saddam, from pre-war to his capture.

* Candid debts instantly from the warriors at the frontline, that have now not been sanitized or filtered throughout the media, the army, or the Pentagon.

* specific interviews with key army leaders, together with Colonel "Smokin' Joe" Anderson, Commanding Officer of the second Brigade, one hundred and first Airborne (Screaming Eagles), who led the assault on Saddam's sons.

The seize of Saddam Hussein is the defining occasion for this generation's army. Action-packed and arguable, Hunting Down Saddam teems with inside of details. Robin Moore will get the genuine tale from those combating males as in simple terms he can.

Doris Kearns Goodwin calls Hunting Down Saddam, "A quick and livid learn . . . whilst the historians try and prepare the true evidence of the 2 wars the U. S. has fought due to the fact September eleven, 2001 this ebook might be a precious contribution to their research."

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The Lieutenants: Brotherhood of War

By W.E.B. Griffin

They have been the children, the brilliant ones, those with the desires. From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa to the bloody corridors of Europe, they spoke back the decision gladly. It used to be their accountability, their task, their lifestyles. They marched off as boys, and so they got here back--those who made it--as infantrymen and execs solid within the warmth of battle...

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Known and Unknown: A Memoir

By Donald Rumsfeld

Few americans have spent extra time close to the heart of energy than Donald Rumsfeld, whose greatly commented-on memoir bargains many formerly undisclosed information about his provider with 4 U.S. presidents. We stick with his upward push from a middle-class formative years to the military to a seat within the U.S. Congress at age thirty, and his stories there in the course of the Vietnam struggle and the Civil Rights period. We additionally get his detailed standpoint as a cabinet-level member of the Nixon and Ford administrations, as CEO of 2 Fortune 500 businesses, and as a distinct envoy to the center East for President Reagan.
 
Rumsfeld additionally addresses the demanding situations and controversies of his time as Secretary of security through the 11th of September assaults via al-Qaida and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He contains candid observations at the transformations of perspectives in the Pentagon and with different participants of President George W. Bush’s nationwide safeguard Council.
 
In a well-known press briefing, Rumsfeld as soon as stated that “There also are unknown unknowns . . . issues we don't comprehend we don’t know.” His booklet makes us become aware of simply how a lot we didn’t be aware of.

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Trench Warfare: 1850-1950

By Anthony Saunders

Even supposing many books were released in regards to the Western entrance, few of them glance past the good struggle to contemplate trench battle in a much broader old context. Trench battle used to be now not an aberration of the Western entrance. to the contrary, it was once a watershed in a better upheaval in war which begun within the 1850s and endured well past the 1st international battle. This booklet examines how trench struggle used to be fought, learning the Crimea, American Civil conflict and eastern warfare 1904-05. He appears at how the Western entrance of 1914-18 differed from the ditch scuffling with of the second one international conflict and the Korean battle.

The ebook examines the evolution of trench war, technologically and tactically, from the Crimean warfare to the Korean conflict, within which time advancements in army expertise usually complex a ways past tactical pondering. Trench conflict 1850 – 1950 discusses the influence of trench battle on army considering and considers how the stalemate of the Western entrance was once triumph over. Emergency applied sciences, from the hand grenade to the tank, are mentioned to focus on their impression on trench struggle and, eventually, on war as a complete. Tactically, trench conflict ended in the improvement of the idea that of deep conflict which was once later hired by way of the crimson military within the moment global battle.

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Austerlitz 1805: The fate of empires (Campaign, Volume 101)

By Ian Castle

This all-new quantity chronicles the occasions that climaxed at the box of Austerlitz in a single of the main recognized battles of the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). not just used to be it the 1st crusade that Napoleon waged as Emperor of France, but additionally the 1st nice try out for his Grande Armée. The Emperor himself seemed it as his maximum victory and it unquestionably received him a mastery of Europe that might stay unbroken for nearly a decade. such a lot money owed of the crusade have beforehand been established nearly completely on French resources, yet following large study within the Austrian records Ian fortress is now in a position to supply a much more balanced account of Austerlitz.

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Syracuse 415-413 BC: Destruction of the Athenian Imperial Fleet (Campaign)

By Nic Fields

Osprey's examine of 1 of crucial battles of the Peloponnesian battle (431 - 404 BC). In 415 BC Athens introduced a wide expeditionary strength, its objective the wealthy, grain-producing island of Sicily. This was once in line with a decision for assist in a minor conflict from an outdated best friend however the precise ambitions have been the robust urban of Syracuse, suspected of assisting Athens' Peloponnesian enemies, and imperial growth. The Athenians received an inconclusive victory over the Syracusans overdue within the yr and renewed their assault within the spring of 414. After a interval of lively siege struggle and a sequence of large-scale battles on land and sea, the Syracusans received the higher hand and the excursion led to overall catastrophe with grave effects for the way forward for Athens.

Nic Fields explores the historical past of this foolhardy enterprise during which Athens took on a kingdom that used to be militarily and financially powerful and over seven hundred miles far-off. Then, following the narrative of Thucydides, the chronicler of the Peloponnesian conflict, he describes and explains the lengthy and violent crusade that pitted the 2 biggest democracies of the Greek global opposed to each one other.

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Kawanakajima 1553?64: Samurai power struggle (Campaign)

By Stephen Turnbull

Kawanakajima is exclusive in background. within the house of 12 years, among 1553 and 1564, this valley deep within the mountains of relevant Japan witnessed no fewer than 5 battles among of Japan's maximum warlords. Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin have been either descended from nice households and have been hugely expert tacticians. either had taken the tonsure and risen to excessive rank of their respective Buddhist sects. while Shingen tried to grab regulate of Shinano province they have been set on a collision path. Stephen Turnbull chronicles the see-saw fight among males who epitomize the warrior daimyo from Japan's 'Warring States' interval.

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Wanted Dead or Alive: Manhunts from Geronimo to Bin Laden

By Benjamin Runkle

Early could 2011, in a dramatic late-night visual appeal on the White condo, President Obama declared that "justice has been performed" as he introduced that Osama bin weighted down was once lifeless. After greater than a decade of army operations throughout relevant Asia and the center East, the Al Qaida chief who orchestrated the 9-11 terrorist assaults was once eventually killed in a firefight with U.S. military SEALs in Pakistan. even though this bold raid marked the tip of the longest strategic manhunt in American heritage, bin encumbered was once now not the 1st person specific because the goal of an army crusade. From Geronimo to Pancho Villa, to Manuel Noriega, to Saddam Hussein, the U.S. has deployed army forces to kill or catch a unmarried individual approximately a dozen occasions for the reason that 1885. half army background, half motion mystery, and half strategic coverage research, Wanted useless or Alive chronicles the intense efforts of the army and intelligence corporations to deliver America's enemies to justice.

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