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Harrisburg, PA: The Military Service Publishing Company, 1942. Third Edition [stated]. Wraps. , 603,  pages. Illustrations. Diagrams. Figures. Tables. Cover worn, creased and soiled. Some page soiling and staining. State defense forces (SDF) also known as state military, state guards, or state military reserves) in the United States are military units that operate under the sole authority of a state government; they are partially regulated by the National Guard Bureau but they are not a part of the Army National Guard of the United States. State defense forces are authorized by state and federal law and are under the command of the governor of each state. State defense forces are distinct from their state's National Guard in that they cannot become federal entities. All state National Guard personnel can be federalized under the National Defense Act of 1933 with the creation of the National Guard of the United States. This provides the basis for integrating units and personnel of the Army National Guard into the U.S. Army and, units and personnel of the Air National Guard into the U.S. Air Force. The federal government recognizes state defense forces, under 32 U.S.C. § 109 which provides that state defense forces as a whole may not be called, ordered, or drafted into the armed forces of the United States, thus preserving their separation from the National Guard. Nearly every state active SDFs with different levels of activity, support, and strength. State defense forces generally operate with emergency management and homeland security missions. State defense forces have been both officially and informally called National Guard Reserves.
Washington DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1998. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. vii, , 409,  pages. Illustrations. References and Notes. Bibliography. Acronym Glossary. Appendix. Index. Pushing the Horizon: 75 years of High Stakes Science and Technology at the Naval Research Laboratory, explores the origin, development and accomplishments of NRL over its first 75 years. Science writer, Ivan Amato, analyzes the personalities, institutional culture, and influences of what has become one of the preeminent research laboratories within the United States. Tracing the Laboratory from its small and often inauspicious origins of today's large, multidisciplinary research center, Amato sets in context many of the important research events and fronts of modern military science and technology.
Washington, DC: Assoc. of Military Surgeons, 1969. 93, wraps, illus., tables, charts, references, covers somewhat soiled & foxed, small damp stains on rear cover Includes articles on cutaneous reaction to the riot control agent CS, suicide, jaundice, medical defects that existed prior to entry into the armed forces, cholecystitis, head wounds, and the Navy's first coronary care unit.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xix, , 355,  pages. Footnotes. Tables, Glossary of Abbreviations. Bibliography. Index. Includes Three parts with a total of seven sections. The Parts are World War I, The Interwar Years, and The Test of World War II. The sections are: The Heritage of War; The Aftermath of War; The Evolution of Policy, 1922-1929; Restraints at the Outbreak of War; Confirmation of Restraints 1939-1942; The Crucial Test--Mid-1945; and Summary and Conclusions. DJ is price clipped, worn, torn, soiled and chipped and is taped to the boards. In Chemical Warfare, Frederic J. Brown, presents a cogent, innovative framework for understanding the historical forces that have restrained the use of WMD and how they continue to have relevance today. Analyzing both world wars, he argues that the restraints on use were complex and often unpredictable and ranged from the political to the technological. The author offers a detailed examination of American chemical warfare policy as it was shaped by industry and public sentiment, as well as national and military leaders. The organization of the book into three parts reflects the importance of battlefield experiences during the First World War and of international political restraints as they evolved during the interwar years and culminated in "no first use" policies by major powers in World War II. Written at the height of controversy about the U.S. use of chemicals in Vietnam, Chemical Warfare offers a valuable historical perspective, as relevant now in its analysis of chemical and also nuclear policy as it was when first published.