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Stockholm, Sweden: The Weapons Of Mass Destruction Commission, 2006. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 227,  pages. Occasional footnotes. Boxes. Tabular Data. Index. One page ephemera from UK Guardian Unlimited on Hans Blix's warning on WMD. Business card of Selma Brackman, Executive Director of War & Peace laid in. In this report, the Independent Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, chaired by Dr. Hands Blix, confronts this global challenge and presents 60 recommendations on what the world community-national goverments and civil society-an and should do. Among the topics addressed are Terrorism, Disarmament, Nuclear Weapons, Biological Weapons, Chemical Weapons, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Non-Proliferation Treaty, Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Security Assurances, Verification, Missile Defense, Space Weapons, Export Controls, and the United Nations. Hans Martin Blix (born 28 June 1928) is a Swedish diplomat and politician for the Liberal People's Party. He was Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (1978–1979) and later became the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. As such, Blix was the first Western representative to inspect the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster in the Soviet Union on site, and led the agency response to them. Blix was also the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission from March 2000 to June 2003. On 17 He is the former president of the World Federation of United Nations Associations.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2002. Third printing [stated]. Hardcover. 382,  pages. Illustrations. Index. Inscription signed by the author on fep but recipient's name blacked out. Laura Blumenfeld is a best-selling author, Middle East analyst, and a scholar in residence at the Berkley Center. She previously served in the US State Department as senior policy advisor for the Middle East Peace Process. Blumenfeld spent two decades as a reporter for the Washington Post, covering the Middle East, national security, and presidential politics; she has also been a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund. She is the author of Revenge: A Story of Hope (2002), a global study of the dynamics of revenge and an account of her search for the Palestinian terrorist who shot her father. Blumenfeld holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree from Columbia University. She is also a public policy fellow at the Wilson Center.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. x, 672,  pages. DJ has slight discoloration and small edge chips. Inscribed on the half title page by the author. Inscription reads: " For Jerry, who had the warm affection and admiration of my father, and now has that of his son. From Philip". Includes Introduction: Plagues in the Time of Feast. Also includes chapters on The Idea of a War Against Terror; Law and Strategy in the Domestic Theater of Terror; Strategy and Law in the International Theater of Terror; Conclusion: A Plague Treatise for the Twenty-first Century; and Coda. Also includes Acknowledgments, Notes, Selected Bibliography, and Annotated Index. Philip Chase Bobbitt (born July 22, 1948) is an American author, academic, and lawyer. He is known for work on military strategy and constitutional law and theory, and as the author of several books: Constitutional Fate: Theory of the Constitution, The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History, and Terror and Consent: the Wars for the Twenty-first Century. He is currently Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University School of Law Bobbitt has also served extensively in government, for both Democratic and Republican administrations. In the 1970s, he was Associate Counsel to President Carter. He was Legal Counsel to the Iran-Contra Committee in the U. S. Senate, the Counselor for International Law at the State Department during the first Bush administration, and served at the National Security Council, where he was director for Intelligence Programs, senior director for Critical Infrastructure, and senior director for Strategic Planning during Bill Clinton's presidency.
New York, NY: Threshold Editions, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. viii, 486,  pages. occasional footnotes. Illustrations. Index. Signed by author on title page. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Previous owner's label inside front cover. From Wikipedia: "John Robert Bolton (born November 20, 1948) is an American lawyer and diplomat who has served in several Republican administrations. Bolton served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 as a recess appointee by President George W. Bush. Bolton was then a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), and a Fox News Channel commentator. He was a foreign policy adviser to 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Bolton is also involved with a number of politically conservative think tanks and policy institutes, including the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), the Institute of East-West Dynamics, the National Rifle Association, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the Council for National Policy (CNP) and the Gatestone Institute, where he served as the organization Chairman. He subsequently served in as a National Security Advisor to President Trump. This fascinating chronicle of the career up to the date of publication of one of America's outstanding statesmen who has fought to preserve American sovereignty and strength at home and abroad.
Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. x, 351,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Provides a short history of The Purple Heart and addresses the medal in terms of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Civilians, Families, and Celebrities and Public Figures. Colonel Frederic L. Borch (born 1954) is a career United States Army attorney with a master's degree in national security studies, who served as chief prosecutor of the Guantanamo military commissions. He resigned his commission in August 2005. He worked for a time as a civilian consultant for the prosecution teams of the Guantanamo military commissions. In 2006 he was hired for the position of the first archive historian for the Judge Advocate General Corps. He was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for 2012–2013 to serve as a visiting professor at the University of Leiden, teaching issues in terrorism and counter-terrorism. In addition, he has been serving as President of the Orders and Medals Society of America since 2010 and he is an active contributor to its journal. Borch published a book on military decorations of the U.S. Army and Air Force in 2013.