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Washington DC: Pergamon-Brassey's International Defense Publishers, 1987. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xii, 95,  pages. Footnotes. Embossed stamp on page iii. Inscribed and dated by the author on the title page to Robert Georgine! Robert A. Georgine (1932-2011) was the former president, chairman and chief executive officer of the Union Labor Life Insurance Company. He joined the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers International Union. Georgine was elected president of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers in 1970. In 1985 he was elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council. Stamp of Building and Construction Trades Department inside back cover. Includes Preface, Acknowledgments, Summary Overview, Introduction, and Conclusions. Also includes chapters on The Soviet Mentality and the Party's Struggle; The Military and Ideological Consequences of SDI; The Technological and Economic Ramifications of SDI; Possible Soviet Responses to SDI; and Conclusions.
National Defense University, 2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 195,  pages. Notes. Color Illustrations. This issue includes an interview with Stephen Hadley. PRISM is published by the Center for Complex Operations. PRISM is a security studies journal chartered to inform members of U.S. Federal Agencies, Allies, and other partners on complex and integrated national security operations; reconstruction and nationbuilding; relevant policy and strategy; lessons learned; and developments in training and education to transform America’s security and development apparatus to meet tomorrow’s challenges better while promoting freedom today. To better integrate all the education programs, Congress created the National Defense University in 1976. In 1981, the Joint Forces Staff College was created. The National Defense University (NDU) is an institution of higher education funded by the United States Department of Defense, intended to facilitate high-level training, education, and the development of national security strategy. It is chartered by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with Major General Frederick M. Padilla, USMC, as president. It is located on the grounds of Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. The university's mission is to support the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select interagency civilians in order to develop leaders that have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world. The school's master's program is a one-year intensive study program.
Presumed Department of the Air Force, 1978. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , xiv, 358,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Footnotes. Index. Cover has some wear. William Wallace Momyer (September 23, 1916 – August 10, 2012) was a general officer and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. Among his notable posts were those commanding the Air Training Command, the Seventh Air Force during the Vietnam War, and the Tactical Air Command (TAC). During his tour in Southeast Asia, he was concurrently the deputy commander of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV) for air operations and thus responsible for Operation Rolling Thunder, the air campaign against North Vietnam, which Momyer executed in the face of micromanagement from President Lyndon B. Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. Momyer was acknowledged in the Air Force community as "a true expert in tactical air warfare." After his 1973 retirement, he spent five years writing Airpower in Three Wars, his treatise on airpower doctrine, strategy, and tactics.
New York: Harper & Row, 1960. Revised and Enlarged Third Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. xiv, 1063,  pages. Maps. Plans. Illustrations. Chronological Table. Index. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.5 inches. DJ has some wear, soiling, and edge tears. Lynn Montross studied at the University of Nebraska before serving three years in an American Expeditionary Force (AEF) regiment in World War I, and afterward became a free-lance writer for the Chicago Daily News. He died in 1961, barely a year after the publication of the third edition his most important book, War Through the Ages. Lynn Montross is one of the foremost post-World War II Western military historians. From 1950 to 1961 he was a historical writer for the United States Marine Corps and lived in the Washington, D.C. area. His insightful monumental lifetime work, War Through the Ages (1960), stands as one of the important works of military history in the 20th century. It has been used as a text book by various military academies.
Washington DC, Lanham: Center for Strategic & International Studies, Roman & Littlefield, 2015. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11 inches. ix, , 143,  pages. Footnotes. Boxes. Table. Appendices. About the Authors. Some ink marks noted. This is a Report of the CSIS International Security Program. Joining CSIS in 2001, Murdock has completed studies on a range of defense and national security issues, including strategic planning, defense policy and governance, and U.S. nuclear weapons strategy and policy. He directed the four-phase study on Defense Department reform, Beyond Goldwater-Nichols: USG and Defense Reform for a New Strategic Era, which released reports in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008. Murdock is currently leading several ?track two? dialogues on nuclear policy issues?one involving the United States, United Kingdom, and France, and the other involving the United States, South Korea, and Japan. He has completed studies on methodological approaches to building force-planning constructs and on nuclear posture implications of U.S. extended deterrence and assurance. He is the principal author of Improving the Practice of National Security Strategy: A New Approach for the Post?Cold War World and The Department of Defense and the Nuclear Mission in the 21st Century. He coauthored Revitalizing the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent and Nuclear Weapons in 21st Century U.S. National Security. Murdock taught military strategy & military innovation at the National War College. From 1995 to 2000, in the Office of the Air Force Chief of Staff, he was deputy special assistant to the chief for long range planning, he helped develop a strategic vision for the 2020 Air Force.
Santa Monica, CA: Random House, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xv, , 61,  pages. Figures. Footnotes. Tables. Abbreviations. Bibliography. Cover has slight wear and soiling. This was prepared as part of Project Air Force. David Ochmanek is a senior international/defense researcher at the RAND Corporation. From 2009 until 2014 he was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Force Development. Prior to joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was a senior defense analyst and director of the Strategy and Doctrine Program for RAND Project AIR FORCE, where he worked from 1985 until 1993, and again from 1995 until 2009. From 1993 until 1995, Ochmanek served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Strategy. Prior to joining RAND, he was a member of the Foreign Service of the United States, serving from 1980 to 1985. From 1973 to 1978, he was an officer in the United States Air Force. Ochmanek is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Schwartz is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on Cold War history, national security and defense strategy, and nuclear proliferation. Previously, he worked as a business analyst at the Boeing Company. He is a co-author of the RAND monograph The Challenge of Nuclear Armed Regional Adversaries.
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1962. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. x, , 416 pages. Footnotes. Notes. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling, is price clipped, and had been taped to the boards--some tape still on DJ. Robert Endicott Osgood (1921–1986) was an expert on foreign and military policy, and the author of several significant texts on international relations. He taught at Johns Hopkins University for twenty five years, and also served as an advisor to Ronald Reagan during the latter's 1980 presidential campaign. Osgood attended Harvard University, where he attained his bachelor's degree as well as his doctorate. He also served in World War II. His teaching career began in 1956 when he became assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago. In 1961 he became Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. In 1969, he took a leave to serve for a year as a staff aide on the U.S. National Security Council, headed by Henry A. Kissinger, in the Nixon Administration. Osgood directed the Washington Center of Foreign Policy Research at Johns Hopkins University from 1965 to 1973. From 1973 to 1979 he was dean of the School of Advanced International Studies. He served as an advisor during Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign, and in 1983, Secretary of State George P. Shultz named him to the Policy Planning Council. The Osgood Center for International Relations is named for him.