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Washington, DC: Panel to Assess Reliability, 2002. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. quarto, 30 pages, wraps, footnotes, figures, appendix. Subtitled: FY2001 Report to Congress of the Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the United States Nuclear Stockpile. This report focussed on a narrow question: is there a technical issue that necessitates a return to nuclear testing? In order to meet the growing technical challenges of stockpile stewardship, the Panel recommended that Presidential guidance be revised to require a balanced and complete assessment of the stockpile, the nuclear weapons complex that supports it, and the alternative options available for sustaining confidence.
Vienna, VA: Sightline Media Group, 2018. Presumed First Edition, First printing this issue. Magazine. 34,  pages, including covers. Illustrations (most in color). Mailing information on front cover. Cover has slight wear and soiling. C4ISRNET - Media for the Intelligence Age Military. Networks of C4ISR and information technologies have become the source of military advantage, enabling a lighter, faster, and more precise, mobile and agile force. C4ISRNET focuses on the technologies of communications, defense and intelligence IT, unmanned systems and sensors, GEOINT and cyber. It's the networked capabilities of these technologies that have transformed the enterprise of warfare. C4ISRNET is the premier content destination for defense and government communities to stay connected to technology and network innovations to ensure information dominance. Defense and Intelligence officials rely on C4ISRNET for information on advanced weapons platforms, sensor systems, and command and control centers that provide information advantage, battlefield dominance, speed of command and mission effectiveness.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1982. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xi,, 465,  pages. Appendix. Notes. Acronyms. Index. Ex-library with the usual library stamps. DJ in plastic sleeve. Library stamps and stickers on DJ and plastic sleeve. The origins, inner workings, and operations of the National Security Agency. James Bamford (born September 15, 1946) is an American bestselling author, journalist and documentary producer widely noted for his writing about United States intelligence agencies, especially the National Security Agency (NSA). The New York Times has called him "the nation's premier journalist on the subject of the National Security Agency" and in a lengthy profile The New Yorker named him "the NSA's chief chronicler." Bamford has taught at the University of California, Berkeley as a distinguished visiting professor and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Harper's, and other publications. In 2006, he won the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the highest award in the magazine industry, for his writing on the war in Iraq. He is also an Emmy nominated documentary producer for PBS and spent a decade as a producer for ABC's World News Tonight. In 2015 he became the national security columnist for Foreign Policy Magazine and he also writes for The New Republic. The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA From 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, became a New York Times bestseller and was named by The Washington Post as one of "The Best Books of the Year." It is the third in a trilogy by Bamford on the NSA, following The Puzzle Palace and Body of Secrets, also New York Times bestsellers.
Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 328 pages. Signed by the author on the half-title page. Autographed copy sticker on DJ. Includes Foreword and Preface, and chapters on The Occidental Tourist; A Dissertation Is Not a Dinner Party; Confessions of a Peking Tom; Through the Looking Glass; Democracy Deferred; Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics; The Road to Tiananmen; After the Duluge; China Rising; God in the Machine; The Wild, Wild West; Beijing Revisited; China Watching, Then and Now; The Gini in the Jr; and Loose Ends. Includes Epilogue, Author's Notes, Suggestions for Further Reading, and Index. Contains Epilogue, Author's Notes, Suggestions for Further Reading, and Index. Personal portraits of the American scholarly community and of a changing China, from the Cultural Revolution right up to the present day, make this a book that is hard to put down. Richard Baum has given us a rare and intimate gift: a wonderfully funny and revealing chronicle of adventure as experienced by one of the greatest China watchers of our time. Richard Dennis Baum (July 8, 1940 – December 14, 2012) was an American China watcher, professor emeritus of political science at UCLA, and former director emeritus of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, noted for his many academic works on Chinese politics. On February 20, 1989, Baum and scholars Harry Harding and Michel Oksenberg met with George Bush, then incoming ambassador to China James Lilley, and others to brief the president on U.S.-China relations. Baum advised that it would be better to talk about human rights in the most general terms possible.
New York: Crescent Books, 1987. Revised Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. 31 cm. 224 pages. Illustrations (more than 300 photographs, most in full color, over 80 maps, diagrams, charts, and tables). Index. Among the contributors are: Ray S. Cline, Richard Friedman, David Baker, and David Miller. This book helps in understanding the intelligence machine and the role it played in protecting free societies of the world in the 1980s and shows how to cope with the endemic strategic conflicts of this era. The contents include: 1. What is intelligence? -- 2. The world's intelligence organizations --3. The worldwide intelligence exchange --4. Espionage and counter-espionage --5. Intelligence and the electronic battlefield --6. Intelligence and the war in space --7. Intelligence and the war in the air --8. Intelligence and the war on land --9. Intelligence and the war at sea --10. The importance of coping with intelligence, 11. The intelligence war in the 1980s.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1976. Second Impression [Stated]. Hardcover. 24 cm, 380,  pages. Map. Minor edge soiling. Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan (April 22, 1936 – December 15, 2009), better known as C. D. B. Bryan, was an American author and journalist. He served in the U.S. Army in South Korea (1958–1960). He was mobilized again (1961–1962) for the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He was an intelligence officer. Bryan is best known for his non-fiction book Friendly Fire (1976). It began as an idea he sold to William Shawn for an article in The New Yorker, then grew into a series of articles, and then a book. It describes an Iowa farm family, Gene and Peg Mullen, and their reaction and change of heart after their son's accidental death by friendly fire in the Vietnam War. One of the real-life characters featured in the book was future Operation Desert Storm commander H. Norman Schwarzkopf. It was made into an Emmy-winning 1979 television movie of the same name, for which he shared a Peabody Award. It's also been cited in professional military studies.
New York: Bantam Books, 1977. Fourth Printing. pocket paperbk, 437, wraps, figure, map, text somewhat darkened, spine creased and worn, some wear to cover edges, covers somewhat soiled some foxing to edges. The story of his family's efforts to find out the real reason Sgt. Michael Mullin died in Vietnam. His death was attributed to "nonbattle" causes.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1976. 24 cm, 380, map, DJ pasted inside boards, small rough spot inside rear flyleaf, shaken, cocked, binding weak, DJ worn edges soiled, tape on DJ spine where library call number sticker has been removed. The story of his family's efforts to find out the real reason Sgt.Michael Mullin died in Vietnam. His death was attributed to "nonbattle" causes.
Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, National Defense Research Institute, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. xviii, 47,  pages. Includes Introduction, Preface, Tables, Summary, Acknowledgments, Acronyms. and Bibliography, and chapters on The Vulnerability of U.S. Agriculture to Bio-Attacks; Potential Impact of a Major Act of Agroterrorism, and Policy Recommendations. Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This book aims to expand the current debate on domestic homeland security by assessing the vulnerabilities of the agricultural sector and the food chain to a deliberate act of biological terrorism and exploring the likely outcomes of a successful attack. Peter Chalk is an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has analyzed such topics as unconventional security threats in Southeast and South Asia; new strategic challenges for the U.S. in Latin America, Africa, and South Asia; evolving trends in national and international terrorism; international organized crime; the transnational spread of disease; and U.S. military links in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a specialist correspondent for Jane's Intelligence Review and associate editor of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. Chalk has regularly testified before the U.S. Senate on issues pertaining to national and international terrorism and is author of numerous publications on various aspects of low-intensity conflict in the contemporary world. Chalk is also a senior instructor at the Postgraduate Naval School in Monterey, California. Before coming to RAND, Chalk was a professor of politics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and a fellow in the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre of the Australian National University, Canberra.
McLean, VA: JASON, The MITRE Corporation, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 116 pages (per the Report Documentation Page). Tables. Figures (some color). Acronyms. References. When originally issued this report was limited to the U.S. Government and their authorized contractors. Given the passage of time, advances in technology, and dissemination of related information into the public domain. Among the contributors are: Paul Dimotakis, Sidney Drell, and Freeman Dyson. John Michael Cornwall (born 19 August 1934) is an American theoretical physicist who is known for the Pinch Technique. Cornwall invented the Pinch Technique for calculating gauge-invariant off-shell Green's functions for QCD and other Yang-Mills theories, showing how a dynamical gauge-invariant mass arises for QCD gluons and how such gluons lead to confinement and other non-perturbative phenomena. He has also written some 40 papers on space plasmas such as the magnetospheric ring current, leading among other things to a detailed understanding of the dynamical role of electromagnetic cyclotron instabilities in the magnetosphere. Cornwall published with Richard E. Norton in 1973 one of the earliest papers on dynamic symmetry breaking in Yang-Mills theories. He was an advisor to the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, as well as to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He was a member of the Defense Science Board. He is a long-term member of the JASON Advisory Group. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2005), the American Geophysical Union, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.