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Washington DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1981. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. xi, , 228 pages. Foreword by Thomas L. Hughes. Maps. Illustrations. Notes. Index. Cover worn. Pencil and ink marks to text and ink comments at page 228 noted. Selig Seidenman Harrison (March 19, 1927–December 30, 2016) was a scholar and journalist, who specialized in South Asia and East Asia. He was the Director of the Asia Program and a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, and a senior scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He was also a member of the Afghanistan Study Group. He wrote five books on Asian affairs and U.S. relations with Asia. His last book, Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement, won the 2002 award of the Association of American Publishers for the best Professional/Scholarly Book in Government and Political Science. His outspoken, constructive criticisms of Administration policies often appeared on op-ed pages of many major newspapers, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Financial Times. In Afghanistan's shadow lies Baluchistan, a little known but strategically located area stretching across eastern Iran, western Pakistan and a strip of southern Afghanistan. For more than 1000 years, Baluch tribesmen have regarded this vast expanse of desert and mountains as their rightful homeland, resisting its annexation into surrounding empires. In recent decades they have fought four guerilla wars to win either autonomy within Pakistan and Iran or failing that, an independent Greater Baluchistan that would unite the five million Baluch under one flag.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1974. Reprint. Stiff boards. 24 cm. 217, (1) pages. Wraps (stiff card covers, nearly hardbound). 8 fold-out maps. Footnotes. Bibliographical Note. Slight wear and soiling to covers. Unconventional warfare has gained in importance along with the increase in range and destructiveness of weapons. It was a particularly potent factor in several theaters of operations during World War II, but in none did it play a more significant role than on the Eastern front during that conflict. There the guerrilla movement behind the Axis forces gained in importance as the Soviet Army withdrew deeper and deeper into its homeland, trading space for time until mobilization could be completed and winter act as an ally. If The Soviet Partisan Movement, 1941-1944 is studied in connection with operational studies of the war on the east European front during World War II, it should prove to be of great value to students of that conflict. It should also prove of particular value to the Army staff and schools and colleges as a reference work in partisan warfare.
Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1990. Fifth Paperbk Printing. 291, wraps, notes, bibliography, index, some underlining and marginal markings Using documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, recently opened archival collections, and interviews with the actual participants, Immerman provides us with a definitive, powerfully written, and tension- packed account of the United States' clandestine operations in Guatemala and their consequences in Latin America today.
Quantico, VA: The United States Marine Corps Studies and Analysis Division, 1995. Presumed first edition/first printing. Trade paperback. xxii, 419,  pages. Maps (some with color). Illustrations. Footnotes. Glossary. Military Symbols. Index. Ali Ahmad Jalali (born 1940) is an Afghan American and a Distinguished Professor at the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies of the United States' National Defense University. He is also a former Interior Minister of Afghanistan, serving in that position from January 2003 to September 2005. He is a former colonel in the Afghan National Army and was a top military planner with the Afghan resistance following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He attended higher command and staff colleges in Afghanistan, the United States, Britain, and Russia, and has lectured widely. A U.S. citizen since 1987, Jalali left his job as a broadcaster for VOA to become the Interior Minister of Afghanistan. Jalali replaced Taj Mohammad Wardak in January 2003. He has written extensively about the military of Afghanistan for scholarly journals and the mass media, in addition to reporting on Afghanistan and Central Asia for VOA for almost two decades. Jalali is the author of several books, including a three-volume military history of Afghanistan. His most recent book, The Other Side of the Mountain (2002), co-authored with Lester Grau, is an analytical review of the Mujahedin war with the Soviet forces in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989.
New York: Scribner, 2013. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. viii, , 338,  pages. Author's Note. Glossary of USGspeak. Further Reading. To Help the List Project. Index. Kirk W. Johnson is an American author and founder of The List Project, a not-for-profit organization that helps Iraqi refugees who previously worked for the U.S. government during the Iraq War. He served as the U.S. Agency for International Development regional coordinator for reconstruction in Fallujah, Iraq in 2005. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002, with a degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. In addition to studying in Syria on a Foreign Language Acquisition Grant (2001), Johnson received a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research on political Islamism in Egypt (2002-03).
New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 2010. First edition. First edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Glued binding. Cloth over boards. , 318,  p. Illustrations, black & white. Inscription signed and dated by the author on fep. From the author's website: "I embedded with Charlie Co, 1-26 Infantry, in Adhamiya, Iraq, in June 2007, and was with them for one of their worst days... In December 2006, 19-year-old Ross McGinnis threw himself on a grenade to save four friends. He received the Medal of Honor. A Humvee rolled over a roadside bomb, killing two soldiers and severely burning the others. In June, a Bradley hit another bomb, and it killed five soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter. Then, a second Bradley hit a bomb, instantly killing four soldiers. The platoon I embedded with was accused of mutiny after they refused to go out after the second Bradley was hit. They said they feared they would kill everyone they saw if they went out because they were so full of rage. Charlie Company lost 14 men, and Second Platoon came home without nine of their friends. The book also details their good days, "
New York, N.Y. Pocket Books, 1994. First Pocket Books Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. xii, , 304,  pages. Illustrations. Map. Front cover has been torn off and reattached from the inside with tape. Includes Acknowledgments, Author's Note, Postscript, and Glossary. Also includes chapters on New Territory; Initiation; Sickener 1; Sickener 2; From Hereford to the Jebel Massif; Isolation; Operation Jaguar; Transfer; The Battle of Mirbat; Belfast; Hong Kong; A Visit from the Colonel; Embassy Siege; The Falklands; Fallen Comrades; Frustration; and The Final RV. The Astonishing True Story of an 18-Year veteran of One of the World's Fiercest Counterterrorist Forces, the SAS. A member of England's SAS (Special Air Service), recounts such adventures as holding off Yemeni tribesmen and hand-to-hand combat with IRA members in Belfast. The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army. The SAS was founded in 1941 as a regiment, and later reconstituted as a corps in 1950. The unit specializes in a number of roles including counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, direct action and covert reconnaissance. Much of the information about the SAS is highly classified, and the unit is not commented on by either the British government nor the Ministry of Defence due to the secrecy and sensitivity of its operations. The corps currently consists of the 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, the regular component under the operational command of United Kingdom Special Forces, as well as the 21 Special Air Service Regiment (Artists) (Reserve) and the 23rd Special Air Service Regiment (Reserve), which are reserve units.