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Friendswood, TX and Houston, TX: Baxter Press and Imagination Transportation, Inc., 1996. First BP/ITI edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. Pocket paperback, 286,  pages. Maps. Introduction by Hanson W. Baldwin. Jacksel Markham "Jack" Broughton (January 4, 1925 – October 24, 2014) was a career officer and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. He retired in the rank of colonel on August 31, 1968, with 43 separate awards and decorations, including four Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Silver Stars and the highest Air Force service decoration for heroism, the presidentially-awarded Air Force Cross. Broughton avowed that his proudest accomplishment was being combat-qualified in every air force fighter from the P-47 to the F-106. He authored two personal memoirs of the Vietnam War that were highly critical of the direction of the air war there and the rules of engagement. Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1968, Broughton was a manager in the flight test program and a technical planning advisor for the Space Shuttle Endeavour for Rockwell.
Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1968. Revised Edition. 368, illus., map, index, lib bkplte, stamps, & pocket, DJ flaps taped ins rear flylf, bds faded, some wear to spine & lib stickThe author was co-winner of The Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1964. Preface by Henry Cabot Lodge.
Washington, DC: United States Army, Center of Military History; U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993. Commemorative Edition. Trade paperback. 26 cm, 420, wraps, illus., maps (some fold-out, some color), tables, charts, footnotes, bibliography, index. Somewhat cocked. M. Hamlin Cannon was born in Salt Lake City on September 12, 1909, and died in Colorado Springs on March 26, 1978. A historian by profession, Dr. Cannon received his Ph.D. from American University, Washington, D.C. in 1950. He was the author of Leyte: The Return to the Philippines, a volume in the Department of the Army series on World War II, and also of many studies on military history. His articles have appeared in the distinguished journals such as The American Historical Review, The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, and The Pacific Historical Review. He joined the staff of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1956 and retired as Director of Historical Studies in 1970. At his retirement ceremony the Academy Superintendent presented him with the Award of Meritorious Civilian Service.
Hurlburt Field, FL: Joint Special Operations University, 2005. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. v, , 113,  pages. Illustrations. Endnotes. Principles, Axioms & Rules, Acronyms, Definitions, References, Additional Reading. Colonel Joseph D. Celeski, U.S. Army, Retired, provides his thoughts on how we might think about, plan, and conduct operations in the new threat environment of "Terro-Insurgency." In this environment insurgents are joined by various terrorists, drug traffickers, and other criminals to create what he calls the "Gray Stew" mix that confronts us today in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Based on his understanding of the new environment, Colonel Celeski posits a theory of counterinsurgency (COIN) and suggests techniques for developing the COIN plan and executing it employing special operations forces. He reinforces his concepts concerning COIN with a review of the war in Afghanistan.