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Whitehall, London: Royal United Service Institution, 1969. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 73,  pages. Footnotes. Ink notation on the Table of Contents page. Cover has some wear and soiling. Topics covered include The New Context of Policy; Obligations Outside Europe; Britain in Europe; Instruments of Strategic Deterrence; Local War Forces; The Economic Outlays; and Britain's European Future. The author asserts that Britain has little alternative to increasing dependence on the United States other than to begin, first in the Mediterranean and then perhaps elsewhere, the cultivation of a stronger tradition of cooperation with Britain's continental neighbors. A move in this direction would be in line with the coordination of policies towards the 'Third World' that would stem from the greater economic integration of Western Europe. It would also be in line with the pronounced tendency for Commonwealth links to become ever weaker and less exclusive. The emergence of a Western European identity would give the British armed forces a heightened sense of purpose. Still more important is the prospect that a stable European pillar within the Western Alliance could do an immense amount, both materially and in less tangible respects, to preserve a modicum of order and sanity in what threatens to become an ever more bitter and divided world.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1946. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 4.875 inches by 7.5 inches. , 89,  inches. Footnotes. Diagrams/maps. Index of Proper Names This is The Lees Knowles Lectures for 1946. Alfred Higgins Burne DSO (1886–1959) was a soldier and military historian. He invented the concept of Inherent Military Probability; in battles and campaigns where there is some doubt over what action was taken, Burne believed that the action taken would be one which a trained staff officer of the twentieth century would take. Burne introduced the concept of Inherent Military Probability (IMP) to the study of military history. He himself defined it thus: My method here is to start with what appear to be undisputed facts, then to place myself in the shoes of each commander in turn, and to ask myself in each case what I would have done. This I call working on Inherent Military Probability. I then compare the resulting action with the existing record in order to see whether it discloses any incompatibility with the existing facts. If not, I then go on to the next debatable or obscure point in the battle and repeat the operation. Burne's approach has been criticized on the grounds that his concept of Inherent Military Probability puts modern military thinking and doctrine into the minds of mediaeval monarchs. However, it does treat war leaders as intelligent, thinking creatures, and veteran mediaeval leaders were often likely to come to the same conclusion as British staff officers, albeit by different thought processes.
London: Guild Publishing, 1989. Reprint. Hardcover. 187,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Index. DJ has some wear, soiling, and small tear. Inscription on title page to Gotabaya Rajapaksa is signed by Lionel Balasuriya, near an address label pasted on title page. From 22 March 1991 - 21 August 2007 Lionel Balasuriya worked as a Director in Kenworth Corporation (U.K.) Limited. Len Cacutt was an editor of the magazine War Monthly, He spent five years during World War II as a Royal Air Force pilot. Lieutenant Colonel Nandasena Gotabaya Rajapaksa, RWP, RSP, psc, GR (born 20 June 1949) is a retired officer of the Sri Lanka Army, a former Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development of Sri Lanka. After serving through the early parts of the country's civil war with Tamil Tiger rebels, he retired from the army in 1992 and emigrated to the US. With the election of his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa was appointed Defence Secretary in November 2005. As Defence Secretary, Rajapaksa played a key role towards the successes achieved by the Sri Lankan Military in defeating the Tamil Tigers and ending Sri Lanka's 26-year-long civil war. Investigations on assassinations, abductions and assaults on journalist revealed that Gotabhaya directed a death squad to attack journalists that was outside the Army command structure during this time 17 journalists and media workers were killed and others were either assaulted or abducted.
Little Rock, Arkansas: Camp Pike National Army Cantonment [87th Division, United States National Army], c1918. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 10 inches by 12.5 inches. String tied at left side. Decorative front cover with a mounted image of Maj. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis Commanding 87th Division, National Army. Front cover is torn with a corner separated but present, soiled, worn, and chipped. Rear cover is completely separated near the spine (but present) and is worn, stained, soiled and chipped. Spine is chipped. This is a pictorial work, much like a scrapbook. There are 18 pages with tipped in photographs, some pages have more than one photograph. One bibliographic reference lists only 17 pages of photographs. The photographs are: Entrance to the camp, Division Headquarters, Barracks at South Avenue Entrance, Barracks at North Avenue Entrance, Quartermaster's Warehouse, Base Hospital, The Receiving area, Inspection of Recruits (small tear at lower right corner of image), photograph with five images (Army Y.M.C.A. Brigade Building, Depot Brigade, Remount Station, Hostess House Y.M.C.A. and an uncaptioned image of troops), another photograph with five images (Clean Up After Mess, Filling sleeping sacks, Infantry on the hike, Recruit Registration, and Setting up Exercises), Two photographs on the page, both captioned Passing in Review but the images are different, Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, Knights of Columbus Hall, The Officer's Club, Liberty Theatre, Camp Library, A Regimental Exchange, and Camp Bakery (with one image inset into the larger photograph).
Camp Claiborne, LA: The Camp Claiborne News, 1943. First Printing [Stated]. Wraps. Format is approximately 5.25 inches by 6.75 inches. 47,  pages. Illustrated front cover. Illustrations. Foldout map with some color located between pages 24 and 25. Cover has some wear and soiling. Rare surviving copy of stated First Printing. Among some of the topics covered are: Prisoners of War, Clairborne-Polk Military Railroad, Women's Army Corps, Officer Candidates, Air Force Cadets, K-9 Corps, Armed Forces Institute, Engineer Unit Training. From the Introduction: We'd like to have you think of Camp Claiborne as a city, the third largest city in Louisiana. We have all the makings including our own laws, police force, traffic lights, laundry, stores, bakery, railroad, gasoline station, water supply system, electric system, local officials, bus lines, restaurants, newspapers, theaters, churches and clubs. ... The purpose of this book is to help newcomers to Claiborne become oriented as rapidly as possible and to facilitate the utilization of the facilities offered here. The site for Camp Claiborne was selected because it was the post potential training area that could be found. Because this area is so well suited to military purposes the Army has built four other important installations with a fifty mile radius> They are, roughly in order of size, Camp Polk, Camp Livingston, Esler Field and Alexandria Air Base. This camp was named for William Charles Cole Claiborne, an early governor of the Orleans Territory and the fir elected governor of Louisiana. At almost any time every branch of the sevice except the Coast Artillery have representatives on duty at Camp Claiborne.
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1993. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. x, 213 pages. Glossary. Index. Some cover wear and soiling. Two promotional slips from the publisher laid in, a date stamped brief synopsis and slip requesting a review. Captain Dominic J. Caraccilo was the commander of Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division-the Ready Brigade of the National Command Authority and the first combat forces deployed to Saudi Arabia in what would eventually become Operation Desert Storm. His account, drawn from his personal log of the brigade's 227-day deployment and supported by many primary documents, is a grunt-level view of the Persian Gulf War, from the thoughts of the paratroopers as they left their homes to their attack on Iraqi forces. Dominic J. Caraccilo then was a Director of Data Center Operations at Microsoft. He is formerly the Chief Operating Officer and part-owner for Security Solutions & Management LLC; the Director for IT Operations at Facebook; Director for Amazonplacedotherecom, and Principal at Parsons Corporation. His first post-retirement position was with Knowledge Point as an independent consultant for the United Arab Emirates Land Forces leading their training and readiness transformation process. Caraccilo served over 27 years as a commissioned officer was selected for Brigadier General and retired as Colonel in 2011. Beginning his career in the 8th Infantry in Mainz, West Germany as a platoon leader and then was posted to a number of assignments to include two commands in the 82nd Airborne Division. He served as an assistant professor of Systems Engineering at the US Military Academy.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Air University Press, 1955. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Pamphlet. xi, , 98,  pages. Air University subscription related postcard laid in. Ink underlining noted, only in the Introduction. Cover has some wear and discoloration. This is Air War College Studies Number Four, [These publications are increasingly scarce.] Marked 'for official use only'. [This limitation is understood to no longer apply due to the passage of time and appearance of related content in the public domain.] Includes Foreword, Introduction, Footnotes and Bibliography. Also includes chapters on Strategy, Weapons Systems, and Decision in War; The Doctrinal Impact of Armies upon Air Forces; Command of the Air; The Impact of Air Forces upon Armies; Some Considerations for Military Strategy; and The Impact of Air Forces on War. Colonel Carlisle, while a member of the Graduate Study Group of the Air War College, undertook this analysis of twentieth-century strategy with particular reference to Army-Air Force relationships.
Poole, Dorset, England, United Kingdom: Blandford Press, 1983. Wraps. Format is 8.25 inches by 6 inches. Unpaginated (approximately 60 pages). Illustrated. Cover has some wear and soiling. The three cartoon commandos from the Royal Marines were catapulted to national fame with the publication of their two collections Up the Falklands! and Carry on Yomping!. Up the Falklands resulted in a donation of over 10,000 Pounds to the South Atlantic Fund. This third collection from the pens of the talented Marines. Sixty-one hilarious cartoons portray aspects of life in the three services including training, induction, NAAFI food, combat operations, and interforces rivalry. Over The Top contains lots of fund for servicemen, ex-servicemen and anyone who enjoys a good belly laugh.
New York: William Morrow, 2002. First edition. Stated. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 332,  pages. Glossary. Introduction by Richard Marcinko. Chalker is a retired Navy SEAL, inventor and author who has written about the Navy SEALs. Chalker initially served with SEAL Team One but was hand-selected by Commander Richard Marcinko to become a plankowner of the Navy's first dedicated counter-terrorist unit, SEAL Team Six. He participated in Operation Urgent Fury in the US Invasion of Grenada. His team reached then Governor General Paul Scoon's mansion and held it for an entire day while being attacked by a force of Grenadians and Cubans. As a SEAL, Chalker saw action in Haiti (recounted in his book One Perfect Op), El Salvador, and Panama. When Marcinko was tasked to select members for a new unit to test security at US Naval bases against the threat of terrorism, he once again chose Chalker as one of the founding members. His final duty was as the Command Master Chief at the Training Center Command for BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs) Training.