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📒Left Of Boom ✍ Douglas Laux
✏Left of Boom Book Summary : The explosive New York Times bestseller! On September 11, 2001, Doug Laux was a freshman in college, on the path to becoming a doctor. But with the fall of the Twin Towers came a turning point in his life. After graduating he joined the Central Intelligence Agency, determined to get himself to Afghanistan and into the center of the action. Through persistence and hard work he was fast-tracked to a clandestine operations position overseas. Dropped into a remote region of Afghanistan, he received his baptism by fire. Frustrated by bureaucratic red tape, a widespread lack of knowledge of the local customs and culture and an attitude of complacency that hindered his ability to combat the local Taliban, Doug confounded his peers by dressing like a native and mastering the local dialect, making contact and building sources within several deadly terrorist networks. His new approach resulted in unprecedented successes, including uncovering the largest IED network in the world, responsible for killing hundreds of US soldiers. Meanwhile, Doug had to keep up false pretenses with his family, girlfriend and friends--nobody could know what he did for a living--and deal with the emotional turbulence of constantly living a lie. His double life was building to an explosive resolution, with repercussions that would have far reaching consequences.
📒Left Of Boom ✍ Rick Atkinson
✏Left of Boom Book Summary : "Staff writer Rick Atkinson describes the effort by the U.S. military to combat the improvised explosive devices used by insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2002 until Summer 2007. The series in drawn from more than 140 interviews over the past six months with military and congressional officials, contractors, scientists and defense analysts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Washington and elsewhere. ... Ten senior officers or retired officers, each of them intimately involved in the effort to combat IEDs, were asked to review the findings for accuracy and security consideration."--Page 2.
📒Right Of Boom ✍ Benjamin E. Schwartz
✏Right of Boom Book Summary : “[A] seasoned national security professional and gifted writer” offers an in-depth analysis of what might happen after a nuclear attack on US soil (Matthew Kroenig, author of Exporting the Bomb). In the parlance of disaster preparedness, “right of boom” refers to the terrifying moments after a crisis hits. In Right of Boom, national security specialist Benjamin Schwartz examines what could happen after a nuclear explosion takes place in the United States—the event that many experts have acknowledged as the greatest single national security threat we face. While many assume such an attack would automatically trigger a globally devastating exchange of nuclear attacks, Schwartz demonstrates that the realities are far more nuanced and complex. Hypothesizing an explosion in downtown Washington, DC, Schwartz maps out the likely ramifications while going deep into history to explore the limited range of options available to a commander in chief. Drawing from his experience as an analyst at the Departments of Defense, State, and Energy, Schwartz offers a fully panoramic view of a terrifyingly real possibility. “Should be required reading.” —The Washington Free Beacon
📒The Tender Soldier ✍ Vanessa M. Gezari
✏The Tender Soldier Book Summary : A “sharp-eyed look at the complexities of war” (Parade), that explores the inner workings of the Human Terrain System, a Pentagon program that sends civilian social scientists into war zones to help soldiers understand local culture. On the day Barack Obama was elected president in November 2008, a small group of American civilians took their optimism and experience to a village west of Kandahar, Afghanistan. They were part of the Pentagon’s controversial attempt to bring social science to the battlefield, driven by the notion that you can’t win a war if you don’t understand the enemy and his culture. The field team in Afghanistan that day included an intrepid Texas blonde, a former bodyguard for Afghan president Hamid Karzai, and an ex-military intelligence sergeant who had come to Afghanistan to make peace with his troubled past. But not all goes as planned. In this tale of moral suspense, journalist Vanessa Gezari follows these three idealists from the hope that brought them to Afghanistan through the events of the fateful day when one is gravely wounded, an Afghan is dead, and a proponent of cross-cultural engagement is charged with his murder. Through it all, these brave Americans ended up showing the world just how determined they were to get things right, how hard it was to really understand a place like Afghanistan where storytelling has been a major tool of survival, and why all future wars will involve this strange mix of fighting and listening. Vanessa Gezari is the only journalist to have gained access to the lives of people inside this troubled Army program, including the brilliant, ambitious figures who conceived it. This true story of war and sacrifice will upend your ideas about what really went wrong in Afghanistan.
📒The Cyber Risk Handbook ✍ Domenic Antonucci
✏The Cyber Risk Handbook Book Summary : Actionable guidance and expert perspective for real-world cybersecurity The Cyber Risk Handbook is the practitioner's guide to implementing, measuring and improving the counter-cyber capabilities of the modern enterprise. The first resource of its kind, this book provides authoritative guidance for real-world situations, and cross-functional solutions for enterprise-wide improvement. Beginning with an overview of counter-cyber evolution, the discussion quickly turns practical with design and implementation guidance for the range of capabilities expected of a robust cyber risk management system that is integrated with the enterprise risk management (ERM) system. Expert contributors from around the globe weigh in on specialized topics with tools and techniques to help any type or size of organization create a robust system tailored to its needs. Chapter summaries of required capabilities are aggregated to provide a new cyber risk maturity model used to benchmark capabilities and to road-map gap-improvement. Cyber risk is a fast-growing enterprise risk, not just an IT risk. Yet seldom is guidance provided as to what this means. This book is the first to tackle in detail those enterprise-wide capabilities expected by Board, CEO and Internal Audit, of the diverse executive management functions that need to team up with the Information Security function in order to provide integrated solutions. Learn how cyber risk management can be integrated to better protect your enterprise Design and benchmark new and improved practical counter-cyber capabilities Examine planning and implementation approaches, models, methods, and more Adopt a new cyber risk maturity model tailored to your enterprise needs The need to manage cyber risk across the enterprise—inclusive of the IT operations—is a growing concern as massive data breaches make the news on an alarmingly frequent basis. With a cyber risk management system now a business-necessary requirement, practitioners need to assess the effectiveness of their current system, and measure its gap-improvement over time in response to a dynamic and fast-moving threat landscape. The Cyber Risk Handbook brings the world's best thinking to bear on aligning that system to the enterprise and vice-a-versa. Every functional head of any organization must have a copy at-hand to understand their role in achieving that alignment.
📒Hopeless But Optimistic ✍ Douglas A. Wissing
✏Hopeless but Optimistic Book Summary : Award-winning journalist Douglas A. Wissings poignant and eye-opening journey across insurgency-wracked Afghanistan casts an unyielding spotlight on greed, dysfunction, and predictable disaster while celebrating the everyday courage and wisdom of frontline soldiers, idealistic humanitarians, and resilient Afghans. As Wissing hauls a hundred pounds of body armor and pack across the Afghan warzone in search of the ground truth, US officials frantically spin a spurious victory narrative, American soldiers try to keep their body parts together, and Afghans try to stay positive and strain to figure out their next move after the US eventually leaves. As one technocrat confided to Wissing, "I am hopelessbut optimistic."Wissing is everywhere in Afghanistan, sharing an impressionistic view from little white taxis coursing across one of the worlds most mine-ridden places; a perilous view from outside the great walls surrounding Americas largest base, sequestered Bagram Air Field; and compelling inside views from within embattled frontline combat outposts, lumbering armored gun trucks and flitting helicopters, brain trauma clinics, and Kabuls Oz-like American embassy. Its Afghan life on the streets; the culture and institutions that anneal them; the poetry that enriches them. It includes the perspectives of cynical military lifers and frightened short-timers; true believers and amoral grabbers; Americans and Afghans trying to make sense of two countries surreally contorted by war-birthed extractive commerce. Along with a deep inquiry into the 21st-century American way of war and an unforgettable glimpse of the enduring culture and legacy of Afghanistan, Hopeless but Optimistic includes the real stuff of life: the austere grandeur of Afghanistan and its remarkable people; warzone dining, defecation, and sex; as well as the remarkable shopping opportunities for men whose job is to kill.
✏Manuals Combined U S Army M813 M813A1 M814 5 Ton Cargo Truck Repair Operator Parts Tech Pubs Book Summary : Over 5,100 total pages ... CONTENTS: Operator Manual - 414 pages - June 14, 1985 - w/Changes 1-4 TM 9-2320-260-10 TO 36A12-1C-481 Depot Repair Manual Vol 1 - 653 pages - July 1, 1994 TM 9-2320-260-34-1 TO 36A12-1C-1122-1 Depot Repair Manual Vol 2 - 865 pages - June 1, 1994 TM 9-2320-260-34-2 TO 36A12-1C-1122-2 Unit Repair Manual - 1339 pages - April 1, 1995 TM 9-2320-260-20 TO 36A12-1C-491 Parts List Vol 1 - 696 pages - Septermber 1, 2003 TM 9-2320-260-24P-1 TO 36A12-1C-382-1 Parts List Vol 2 - 1020 pages - Septermber 1, 2003 TM 9-2320-260-24P-2 TO 36A12-1C-382-2 Transportability Guidance - 78 pages - July 17, 1986 - w/Change 1 TM 55-2320-260-15-1 Hand Receipt - 20 pages - January 31, 1979 TM 9-2320-260-10-HR Lubrication Order - 35 pages - November 4, 1983 TM 9-2320-260-12 The manuals cover the following U.S. Army vehicles: M812A1 Truck, Chassis, Rocket Launcher (2320-00-050-9040) M813 Truck, Cargo (2320-00-050-8902 & 2320-00-050-8890) M813A1 Truck, Cargo (2320-00-050-8913 & 2320-00-050-8905) M809 Series Trucks, Diesel, 5-Ton, 6x6 M810 Truck, Chassis (2320-00-051-0586 & 2320-00-051-0585) M814 Truck, Cargo (2320-00-050-8988 & 2320-00-050-8987) M815 Truck, Bolster, Logging (2320-00-050-8927) M816 Truck, Wrecker, Medium (2320-00-051-0489) M817 Truck, Dump (2320-00-050-8970 & 2320-00-051-0589) M818 Truck, Tractor (2320-00-050-8984 & 2320-00-050-8978) M819 Truck, Tractor, Wrecker (2320-00-050-9004) M820A1 Truck, Van, Expansible (2320-00-050-9007) M820A2 Truck, Van, Expansible (2320-00-050-9010) M821 Truck, Stake, Bridge Transporting (2320-00-050-9015) NHC-250 Cummins 6 Cylinder Diesel Engine M820 Truck, Van, Expansible (2320-00-050-9006)
📒Boom Ravine ✍ Trevor Pidgeon
✏Boom Ravine Book Summary : The principal action that took place here in February 1917 was of short duration and failure but with fascinating overtones. This is the dramatic story of the events on the Somme after the great battle of 1916 ended and before the Germans withdrew to the Hindenburg Line. Its focus is on a ravine easily as impressive as that at Beaumont Hamel.
📒Responding To Catastrophic Events ✍ J. Larsen
✏Responding to Catastrophic Events Book Summary : An introduction to the range of potential disaster scenarios, covering the issues and organizational relationships of importance to the student of consequence management. These include the roles, responsibilities, and coordination requirements of first responders, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the military.
📒Laser Based Optical Detection Of Explosives ✍ Paul M. Pellegrino
✏Laser Based Optical Detection of Explosives Book Summary : Laser-Based Optical Detection of Explosives offers a comprehensive review of past, present, and emerging laser-based methods for the detection of a variety of explosives. This book: Considers laser propagation safety and explains standard test material preparation for standoff optical-based detection system evaluation Explores explosives detection using deep ultraviolet native fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, reflectometry, and hyperspectral imaging Examines photodissociation followed by laser-induced fluorescence, photothermal methods, cavity-enhanced absorption spectrometry, and short-pulse laser-based techniques Describes the detection and recognition of explosives using terahertz-frequency spectroscopic techniques Each chapter is authored by a leading expert on the respective technology, and is structured to supply historical perspective, address current advantages and challenges, and discuss novel research and applications. Readers are left with an in-depth understanding and appreciation of each technology’s capabilities and potential for standoff hazard detection.