National Defense University, 2012. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 149,  pages. Notes. Color Illustrations. 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.
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Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press, 2009. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xvi, 320 pages. Illustrations (color). Appendix. Tear at bottom of spine. Gary W. Montgomery is a Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies in Arlington, Virginia, and a Reserve Colonel with the US Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned in Quantico, Virginia. Timothy S. McWilliams is a leadership and communication consultant with more than two decades of experience studying and understanding the media in all of its forms. As a U.S. Marine Corps reserve officer, he served with I Marine Expeditionary Force in Fallujah as a Strategic Mobility Officer from mid-April to mid-September 2004. He later served as a Marine Corps Field Historian from July 2007 to May 2012, and deployed twice to both Iraq and Afghanistan to document U.S. Marine Corps history.
New York: Basic Books, 2017. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xx, 402,  pages. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Mark A. Moyar (born May 12, 1971) is the Director of the Office for Civilian-Military Cooperation at the US Agency for International Development. He served previously as the Director of the Project on Military and Diplomatic History at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and has been a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a member of the Hoover Institution Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict. His articles on historical and current events have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. During his time as a Senior Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University (2013-2015), he published three lengthy studies on special operations—in Colombia, Afghanistan, and Mali: Village Stability Operations and the Afghan Local Police, Countering Violent Extremism in Mali, and Persistent Engagement in Colombia.
Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1988. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 25 cm, xiii, , 126 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. Index Pencil erasure and ink notation on title page, stamp on fore-edge. Don Mrozek, a professor of history at Kansas State University, Kansas, USA, since 1972 and a faculty member of the university’s Institute for Military History and 20th Century Studies, is a specialist in American military history, with particular interests in civil-military relations, the interplay between societal development and military institutions, American notions about the nature of war and aspects of American military aviation.
Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. viii, 271,  pages.DJ has some wear and sticker residue. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Inscription reads: To Jean Brounas, with fondest regards, Bill, Odom. Includes Acknowledgments, Introduction, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Includes chapters on The Two-Camp Struggle: Competing Approaches; The Political and Economic Context for Internal War; The Indigenous Sources of Internal Wars; Where U.S. Involvement in Internal Wars is Probable; The Record of East-West Competition in the Third World; Case Assessments: Test of Concepts; The El Salvadoran Case; The Guatemalan Case; The Philippines Case; The Middle East-Southwest Asian Challenge; Case Assessments Conclusion; What Is to Be Done? William Eldridge Odom (June 23, 1932 – May 30, 2008) was a United States Army lieutenant general who served as Director of the National Security Agency under President Ronald Reagan, which culminated a 31-year career in military intelligence, mainly specializing in matters relating to the Soviet Union. After his retirement from the military, he became a think tank policy expert and a university professor and became known for his outspoken criticism of the Iraq War and warrantless wiretapping of American citizens.
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, , 329,  pages. Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the Text. A Note on Military Unit Names. A Note on Sources. Index. Pencil marks noted. John Prados is an analyst of national security based in Washington, DC. Prados holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and focuses on presidential power, international relations, intelligence and military affairs. He is a senior fellow and project director with the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Prados heads the Archive’s documentation projects for Vietnam and for the CIA, is co-director of the Iraq project, and assists with the Archive’s Afghanistan project. Prados is author of about 20 books, with titles on national security, the American presidency, intelligence, diplomatic and military history, including Iraq, Vietnam, the Soviet Union, and World War II. Prados’s works on Vietnam include The Hidden History of the Vietnam War, a volume examining the lack of “perfect strategies” for the United States in that conflict.
Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xii, , 329,  pages. Map. Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in the Text. A Note on Military Unit Names. A Note on Sources. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. John Prados is an analyst of national security based in Washington, DC. Prados holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and focuses on presidential power, international relations, intelligence and military affairs. He is a senior fellow and project director with the National Security Archive at George Washington University. Prados heads the Archive’s documentation projects for Vietnam and for the CIA, is co-director of the Iraq project, and assists with the Archive’s Afghanistan project. Prados is author of about 20 books, with titles on national security, the American presidency, intelligence, diplomatic and military history, including Iraq, Vietnam, the Soviet Union, and World War II. Prados’s works on Vietnam include The Hidden History of the Vietnam War, a volume examining the lack of “perfect strategies” for the United States in that conflict.
New York, NY: Penguin Press, 2009. First edition. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Glued binding. Paper over boards. , 394,  pages. Illustrations (black & white). Maps. Cast of Characters. Notes. Index. Signed by author. Signed by author sticker on front of DJ. Signed on title page. From Wikipedia: "Thomas Edwin "Tom" Ricks (born September 25, 1955) is an American journalist who writes on defense topics. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. He has reported on military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Ricks is author of five books: the bestselling Fiasco: The American Military Adventure In Iraq (2006), its follow-up The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 (2009), The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today (2012), the novel A Soldier's Duty (2001), and Making the Corps (1997). He was a military correspondent at the Washington Post (2000-2008).
London: RUSI, 1971. 94, wraps, illus., figures, charts, text slightly darkened, covers somewhat worn, soiled, and creased, small tears at spine flyer on Lecture and Seminar Programme laid in. Contains an article by P. H. Vigor on "Soviet Military Exercises," and one by Simon Hutchinson on "Counter-Insurgency--the Problem of Prisoners." Also contains articles on air support command, advances in marine science and technology, and the Staff College in World War I, among many other topics.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvii, , 1066,  pages. Illustrations. DJ has wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Page 557/8 creased. Notes. Index. Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; October 15, 1917 – February 28, 2007) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. The son of the influential historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. and a specialist in American history, much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century American liberalism. In particular, his work focused on leaders such as Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns, he was a primary speechwriter and adviser to the Democratic presidential nominee both times, Adlai Stevenson II. Schlesinger served as special assistant and "court historian" to President Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. He wrote a detailed account of the Kennedy administration, from the 1960 presidential campaign to the president's state funeral, titled A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, which won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. In 1968, Schlesinger actively supported the presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, which ended with Kennedy's assassination in Los Angeles. Schlesinger wrote a major biography, Robert Kennedy and His Times, several years later. He later popularized the term "imperial presidency" during the Nixon administration in his book of the same name.
New York: The Berkley Publishing Group, 1984. Berkley edition [stated]. Later printing. Mass market paperback. xxii, , 258,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Cover/spine worn, torn, and creased. Some page discoloration noted. This was a Military Book Club main selection. Includes Foreword by William P. Yarborough, Preface, Epilogue, and Index. Also includes chapters on Guerrilla Warfare; Predecessors of Special Forces; The Kind of Man It Took; The Rucksack, Book, and Beret; SF Prepares for Guerilla Warfare; Revolutionary war and Counterinsurgency; New Missions and Big Publicity; Special Missions: Africa, Latin America; Laos and Thailand; Vietnam: CIDG (Civilian Irregular Defense Group); the Katu and the Bru; Expansion: Cambodes, Hoa Hao, and Cao Dai; The Mobile Strike (Mike) Forces; Recovery Operations; Special Operations and Unconventional Warfare; Civic Action and Psy Ops, Vietnam; Special Support and Special Problems; Intelligence; Civic Action Around the World; Vietnamization of CIDG, 1966-1971; and The Future of Special Forces. The reader cannot fail to be impressed with the book's depth of understanding of guerrilla warfare and how it works. This book deals with that small part of the United States' fighting forces who understand that money cannot win battles. It does not shy way from American military mistakes and weaknesses. Still, the author is optimistic and proud.