Drifter s Folly

Drifter s Folly
Author: Glynn Stewart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2021-06-15
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 198967416X

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An enemy on the run to neutral space An elite squadron beyond the reach of any backup A secret deal that could doom the whole sector... When United Planets Alliance Captain Henry Wong and Ambassador Sylvia Todorovich attempted to bring peace to the Ra Sector, they turned to the Drifters for neutral ground. Instead, the nomadic spacers betrayed the summit and attempted to kill everyone there. With peace forged despite the Drifters' betrayal, Henry and Sylvia take an elite squadron in pursuit of the Drifter Convoy. Their enemies have friends at every turn, neutral worlds who will give them shelter-and if the UPA breaches that neutrality, everything Henry and Sylvia have worked for could crash down in flames. If the UPA is to keep the peace in the stars of a fallen empire, their diplomats must be untouchable, their honor unblemished. But as Henry's superiors prepare for all-out war, his ships fly ever closer to a deadly trap laid by an enemy that knows them all too well...

Raven s Course

Raven s Course
Author: Glynn Stewart
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-11-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1989674232

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Old friends have turned to foes Old oaths have shattered But old ties still promise redemption Amid the ruins of a fallen empire, humanity fights to secure the fates of once-enslaved worlds. Captain Henry Wong and Ambassador Sylvia Todorovich of the United Planets Alliance have mustered force and diplomacy alike to drive their former allies in the Kozun Hierarchy back from their invasion. With their superiors unwilling to fight a war this far from home, Todorovich leans on the Drifters, old allies of both the UPA and the Kozun, to broker a peace summit that could bring peace to a dozen worlds-if she can trust anyone. Fearing treachery, Captain Henry Wong and the battlecruiser Raven accompany Todorovich to the summit. Even among former friends, he can trust no one-not the Drifters and, most especially, not the old friend in command of the Kozun delegation!

Exile

Exile
Author: Glynn Stewart
Publsiher: Faolan's Pen Publishing
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-07-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781988035727

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A shackled Earth, ruled by an unstoppable tyrant An exiled son, and a one-way trip across the galaxy A perfect world, their last hope for survival Vice Admiral Isaac Gallant is the heir apparent to the First Admiral, the dictator of the Confederacy of Humanity. Unwilling to let his mother’s tyranny stand, he joins the rebellion and leads his ships into war against the might of his own nation. Betrayal and failure, however, see Isaac Gallant and his allies captured. Rather than execute her only son, the First Admiral instead decides to exile them, flinging four million dissidents and rebels through a one-shot wormhole to the other end of the galaxy. There, Isaac finds himself forced to keep order and peace as they seek out a new home without becoming the very dictator he fought against—and when that new home turns out to be too perfect to be true, he and his fellow exiles must decide how hard they are prepared to fight for paradise…against the very people who built it.

Sword Planet

Sword   Planet
Author: Christopher Ruocchio
Publsiher: Baen Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-12-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781625798497

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NEW STORIES IN THE GRAND SPACE FANTASY TRADITION! SCIENCE FICTION? FANTASY? IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR BOTH? The distant future—like the distant past—is a place of myths, of legends, and of great heroes. Cyborg knights battle extraterrestrial demons to rescue a peaceful village. A young girl unlocks an ancient power to protect her world from offworld colonists. Here are stories not where magic is science, but with magic and science. Not knights and castles, but knights and starships. Wizards and ray guns. Swords and planets. In D.J. Butler’s “Power and Prestige,” a pair of two-bit mercenaries are hired to solve a murder in a labyrinth beneath a crumbling city at the end of time. A young knight must face down an alien menace and awaken the power within in R.R. Virdi’s “A Knight Luminary,” and in “Saving the Emperor” Simon R. Green takes us deep into the Imperial City of Virimonde . . . and offers a glimpse at how the Deathstalker clan rose to power and fame. Enjoy tales from Tim Akers, Jessica Cluess, L.J. Hachmeister, Susan R. Matthews, T.C. McCarthy, Jody Lynn Nye, and Tom Toner; a new world from Warhammer 40,000 author Peter Fehervari; and a new chapter in the Sun Eater saga from Christopher Ruocchio. Contributors: Tim Akers D.J. Butler Jessica Cluess Peter Fehervari Simon R. Green L.J. Hachmeister Susan R. Matthews T.C. McCarthy Jody Lynn Nye Christopher Ruocchio Tom Toner R.R. Virdi At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Why Peacekeeping Fails

Why Peacekeeping Fails
Author: D. Jett
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2000-03-01
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780312292744

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Dennis C. Jett examines why peacekeeping operations fail by comparing the unsuccessful attempt at peacekeeping in Angola with the successful effort in Mozambique, alongside a wide range of other peacekeeping experiences. The book argues that while the causes of past peacekeeping failures can be identified, the chances for success will be difficult to improve because of the way such operations are initiated and conducted, and the way the United Nations operates as an organization. Jett reviews the history of peacekeeping and the evolution in the number, size, scope, and cost of peacekeeping missions. He also explains why peacekeeping has become more necessary, possible, and desired and yet, at the same time, more complex, more difficult, and less frequently used. The book takes a hard look at the UN's actions and provides useful information for understanding current conflicts.

Refuge

Refuge
Author: Glynn Stewart
Publsiher: Faolan's Pen Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2019-07-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781988035918

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A dying world, shattered by a broken machine A desperate flight, their only hope for refuge A robotic race, ally and destroyer alike The Republic of Exilium has grown in strength and confidence at the far end of the galaxy from the rest of mankind, sending out scout ships to survey the worlds around them as they try to learn more about the mysterious Construction Matrix AIs. Finding one of the genocidal rogues of that mysterious “race” in the process of destroying an inhabited world, Captain Octavio Catalan takes his ship into a desperate battle. He is victorious—but he is too late. The world of the strange aliens he has encountered is doomed. The distant Republic can barely help, but the honor of their leaders will not permit them to stand idly by. Ships and crews are set into motion to commence a desperate evacuation of their newfound friends, and debts with the strange Matrices are called in. One branch of Matrices destroyed the planet. Another may well save it—but the AIs have their own agenda and the price they ask may be beyond the Republic and its new allies…

Guide for Participants in Peace Stability and Relief Operations

Guide for Participants in Peace  Stability  and Relief Operations
Author: Robert Perito,Robert M. Perito
Publsiher: US Institute of Peace Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2007
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1601270003

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This invaluable guide provides short scenarios of typical international involvement in peace missions, natural disasters, and stability operations, as well as an introduction to the organizations that will be present when the international community responds to a crisis.

The Praxis

The Praxis
Author: Walter Jon Williams
Publsiher: Harper Voyager
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-02-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0062884778

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“Space opera the way it ought to be [...] Bujold and Weber, bend the knee; interstellar adventure has a new king, and his name is Walter Jon Williams.” -- George R.R. Martin The first book in the completed Dread Empire's Fall trilogy, followed by The Sundering and Conventions of War. All will must bend to the perfect truth of The Praxis For millennia, the Shaa have subjugated the universe, forcing the myriad sentient races to bow to their joyless tyranny. But the Shaa will soon be no more. The dread empire is in its rapidly fading twilight, and with its impending fall comes the promise of a new galactic order . . . and bloody chaos. A young Terran naval officer marked by his lowly birth, Lt. Gareth Martinez is the first to recognize the insidious plot of the Naxid -- the powerful, warlike insectoid society that was enslaved before all others -- to replace the masters’ despotic rule with their own. Barely escaping a swarming surprise attack, Martinez and Caroline Sula, a pilot whose beautiful face conceals a deadly secret, are now the last hope for freedom for every being who ever languished in Shaa chains -- as the interstellar battle begins against a merciless foe whose only perfect truth is annihilation.

Keto Intermittent Fasting

Keto Intermittent Fasting
Author: Brian Stanton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-04-14
Genre: Cooking
ISBN: 1646116585

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Keto and intermittent fasting--a supercharged one-two punch for your health Keto and intermittent fasting are two of the most popular nutritional programs around--but together, they form a powerful high-fat, low-carb, pound-shedding team. Both get you running on fat. Both get you burning sugars. But when combined, they propel you into fat-burning mode faster than either alone. Filled with 100 keto recipes like Chicken Avocado Omelet and Portobello Mushroom Margherita Pizza, Keto Intermittent Fasting includes delicious recipes tailored to a fasting lifestyle. You'll see numerous health benefits including weight loss, stable energy, and improved gut health. Prepare your body and mind for the journey with tips for success and navigating the most common side effects, as you unleash your inner fat combustion engine. Inside Keto Intermittent Fasting, you'll find: Start strong--Get a 7-day meal plan for each Keto intermittent fasting regimen, whether you are starting with a daily fast or weekly fast strategy. Prepare your pantry--Discover a list of foods to love, to eat in moderation, and to eliminate. Powerful knowledge--Dive into the science behind how keto and intermittent fasting work together. If you have struggled with results in the past or are looking for a diet that works, consider Keto Intermittent Fasting. Calorie counting alone isn't the key to weight loss--keeping blood sugar and insulin low is.

Terror on the Bayou

Terror on the Bayou
Author: D. L. Martone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-02-16
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0999445863

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The Russian Military and the Georgia War

The Russian Military and the Georgia War
Author: Ariel Cohen,Robert E. Hamilton
Publsiher: Strategic Studies Institute
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2011-01-01
Genre: Geopolitics
ISBN: 9781584874911

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In this monograph, the authors state that Russia planned the war against Georgia in August 2008 aiming for the annexation of Abkhazia, weakening the Saakashvili regime, and prevention of NATO enlargement. According to them, while Russia won the campaign, it also exposed its own military as badly needing reform. The war also demonstrated weaknesses of the NATO and the European Union security systems.

Rise and Kill First

Rise and Kill First
Author: Ronen Bergman
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2019-07-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780812982114

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first definitive history of the Mossad, Shin Bet, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs, hailed by The New York Times as “an exceptional work, a humane book about an incendiary subject.” WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD IN HISTORY NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY JENNIFER SZALAI, THE NEW YORK TIMES NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist • The New York Times Book Review • BBC History Magazine • Mother Jones • Kirkus Reviews The Talmud says: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.” This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel’s DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services, and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats: Targeted assassinations have been used countless times, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively. In this page-turning, eye-opening book, journalist and military analyst Ronen Bergman—praised by David Remnick as “arguably [Israel’s] best investigative reporter”—offers a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs: their successes, their failures, and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missions. Bergman has gained the exceedingly rare cooperation of many current and former members of the Israeli government, including Prime Ministers Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as high-level figures in the country’s military and intelligence services: the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), the Mossad (the world’s most feared intelligence agency), Caesarea (a “Mossad within the Mossad” that carries out attacks on the highest-value targets), and the Shin Bet (an internal security service that implemented the largest targeted assassination campaign ever, in order to stop what had once appeared to be unstoppable: suicide terrorism). Including never-before-reported, behind-the-curtain accounts of key operations, and based on hundreds of on-the-record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting, Rise and Kill First brings us deep into the heart of Israel’s most secret activities. Bergman traces, from statehood to the present, the gripping events and thorny ethical questions underlying Israel’s targeted killing campaign, which has shaped the Israeli nation, the Middle East, and the entire world. “A remarkable feat of fearless and responsible reporting . . . important, timely, and informative.”—John le Carré

Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations

Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations
Author: Chiyuki Aoi,Cedric De Coning,Ramesh Chandra Thakur,Ramesh Thakur
Publsiher: United Nations Univ
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2007
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: UOM:39015070735561

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The deployment of a large number of soldiers, police officers and civilian personnel inevitably has various effects on the host society and economy, not all of which are in keeping with the peacekeeping mandate and intent or are easily discernible prior to the intervention. This book is one of the first attempts to improve our understanding of unintended consequences of peacekeeping operations, by bringing together field experiences and academic analysis. The aim of the book is not to discredit peace operations but rather to improve the way in which such operations are planned and managed.

The 71F Advantage

The 71F Advantage
Author: National Defense University Press
Publsiher: NDU Press
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2010-09-01
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781907521652

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Includes a foreword by Major General David A. Rubenstein. From the editor: "71F, or "71 Foxtrot," is the AOC (area of concentration) code assigned by the U.S. Army to the specialty of Research Psychology. Qualifying as an Army research psychologist requires, first of all, a Ph.D. from a research (not clinical) intensive graduate psychology program. Due to their advanced education, research psychologists receive a direct commission as Army officers in the Medical Service Corps at the rank of captain. In terms of numbers, the 71F AOC is a small one, with only 25 to 30 officers serving in any given year. However, the 71F impact is much bigger than this small cadre suggests. Army research psychologists apply their extensive training and expertise in the science of psychology and social behavior toward understanding, preserving, and enhancing the health, well being, morale, and performance of Soldiers and military families. As is clear throughout the pages of this book, they do this in many ways and in many areas, but always with a scientific approach. This is the 71F advantage: applying the science of psychology to understand the human dimension, and developing programs, policies, and products to benefit the person in military operations. This book grew out of the April 2008 biennial conference of U.S. Army Research Psychologists, held in Bethesda, Maryland. This meeting was to be my last as Consultant to the Surgeon General for Research Psychology, and I thought it would be a good idea to publish proceedings, which had not been done before. As Consultant, I'd often wished for such a document to help explain to people what it is that Army Research Psychologists "do for a living." In addition to our core group of 71Fs, at the Bethesda 2008 meeting we had several brand-new members, and a number of distinguished retirees, the "grey-beards" of the 71F clan. Together with longtime 71F colleagues Ross Pastel and Mark Vaitkus, I also saw an unusual opportunity to capture some of the history of the Army Research Psychology specialty while providing a representative sample of current 71F research and activities. It seemed to us especially important to do this at a time when the operational demands on the Army and the total force were reaching unprecedented levels, with no sign of easing, and with the Army in turn relying more heavily on research psychology to inform its programs for protecting the health, well being, and performance of Soldiers and their families."

The Human in Command

The Human in Command
Author: Carol McCann,Ross Pigeau
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781461542292

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This book brings together experienced military leaders and researchers in the human sciences to offer current operational experience and scientific thought on the issue of military command, with the intention of raising awareness of the uniquely human aspects of military command. It includes chapters on the personal experiences of senior commanders, new concepts and treatises on command theory, and empirical findings from experimental studies in the field.