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📒The Warrior Military Ethics And Contemporary Warfare ✍ Pauline M. Kaurin
✏The Warrior Military Ethics and Contemporary Warfare Book Summary : When it comes to thinking about war and warriors, first there was Achilles, and then the rest followed. The choice of the term warrior is an important one for this discussion. While there has been extensive discussion on what counts as military professionalism, that is what makes a soldier, sailor or other military personnel a professional, the warrior archetype (varied for the various roles and service branches) still holds sway in the military self-conception, rooted as it is in the more existential notions of war, honor and meaning. In this volume, Kaurin uses Achilles as a touch stone for discussing the warrior, military ethics and the aspects of contemporary warfare that go by the name of 'asymmetrical war.' The title of the book cuts two ways-Achilles as a warrior archetype to help us think through the moral implications and challenges posed by asymmetrical warfare, but also as an archetype of our adversaries to help us think about asymmetric opponents.
📒Light It Up ✍ John Pettegrew
✏Light It Up Book Summary : American military power in the War on Terror has increasingly depended on the capacity to see the enemy. The act of seeing—enhanced by electronic and digital technologies—has separated shooter from target, eliminating risk of bodily harm to the remote warrior, while YouTube videos eroticize pulling the trigger and video games blur the line between simulated play and fighting. Light It Up examines the visual culture of the early twenty-first century military. Focusing on the Marine Corps, which played a critical part in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, John Pettegrew argues that U.S. military force in the Iraq War was projected through an "optics of combat." Powerful military technology developed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has placed war in a new posthuman era. Pettegrew’s interviews with marines, as well as his analysis of first-person shooter videogames and combat footage, lead to startling insights into the militarization of popular digital culture. An essential study for readers interested in modern warfare, policy makers, and historians of technology, war, and visual and military culture. -- William Thomas Allison, Georgia Southern University, author of My Lai: An American Atrocity in the Vietnam War
✏The Official US Marine Corps Martial Arts Program MCMAP Full Size Edition Book Summary : FROM BEGINNER TO BLACK BELT Current, 2017 edition: REPLACES the obsolete "Close Combat" manuals. All-new photograph illustrations - not the old version with line drawings. The ideal foundation for any self-defense or close-quarters combat (CQC) training program: rigorously designed by the USMC's world-class Close Quarters Combat experts to enable anyone of any ability to achieve lethal hand-to-hand fighting skills easily and rapidly, MCMAP takes martial arts from around the world and distills them into an unbeatable combination of core disciplines that will, with training, repetition and cultivation, enable you to defeat any opponent. BUILD YOUR WARRIOR ETHOS Full-size format - BIGGEST edition on Amazon: 8.5" x 11" - clear, detailed print, no more tiny text! Complete & unabridged: 270+ pages Created & trusted by the US Marine Corps' fighting troops - the tip of the spear in power projection around the world. "Batteries last hours, books last decades. Get the print edition!" ONE MIND, ANY WEAPON MCMAP FUNDAMENTALS BREAK-FALLS BAYONET TECHNIQUES UPPER BODY STRIKES LOWER BODY STRIKES CHOKES THROWS COUNTERS TO STRIKES COUNTERS TO CHOKES & HOLDS UNARMED MANIPULATION ARMED MANIPULATION KNIFE FIGHTING WEAPONS OF OPPORTUNITY GROUND FIGHTING GROUND CHOKES REAP THROWS UNARMED VS HANDHELD WEAPONS FIREARM RETENTION FIREARM DISARMAMENT NECK CRANKS COUNTER-PISTOL TECHNIQUES IMPROVISED WEAPONS TRAINING SAFETY WARNING: Techniques described in this manual can cause serious injury or death. Practical application in the training of these techniques must be conducted in strict adherence with training procedures outlined in this manual. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. OVERVIEW The focus of Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is the personal development of each Marine in a team framework using a standardized, trainable, & sustainable close combat fighting system. As a weapon-based system, all techniques are integrated with equipment, physical challenges, and tactics found on the modern battlefield. The MCMAP is designed to increase the warfighting capabilities of individual Marines and units, enhance Marines' self-confidence and esprit de corps, and foster the warrior ethos in all Marines. The MCMAP is a weapon-based system rooted in the credo that every Marine is a rifleman and will engage the aggressor from 500 meters to close quarter combat. The MCMAP: Enhances the Marine Corps' capabilities as an elite fighting force. Provides basic combative skills for all Marines. Applies across the spectrum of violence. Strengthens the Marine Corps warrior ethos. The motto of MCMAP best states the essence of the program: "One mind, any weapon." This means that every Marine is always armed even without a weapon. He is armed with a combat mindset, the ability to assess and to act, and the knowledge that all Marines can rely on one another. The Marine Corps was born during the battles that created this country. Drawing upon the experiences of the first Marines, we have developed a martial culture unrivaled in the world today. This legacy includes not only our fighting prowess but also the character and soul of what makes us unique as Marines. Search Amazon for 'CARLILE MILITARY LIBRARY' to find more TOP-FLIGHT, SQUARED-AWAY publications for your professional bookshelf! Published in the U.S.A. by CARLILE MEDIA.
📒War And The Politics Of Ethics ✍ Maja Zehfuss
✏War and the Politics of Ethics Book Summary : Contemporary Western war is represented as enacting the West's ability and responsibility to help make the world a better place for others, in particular to protect them from oppression and serious human rights abuses. That is, war has become permissible again, indeed even required, as ethical war. At the same time, however, Western war kills and destroys. This creates a paradox: Western war risks killing those it proposes to protect. This book examines how we have responded to this dilemma and challenges the vision of ethical war itself, exploring how the commitment to ethics shapes the practice of war and indeed how practices come, in turn, to shape what is considered ethical in war. The book closely examines particular practices of warfare, such as targeting, the use of cultural knowledge, and ethics training for soldiers. What emerges is that instead of constraining violence, the commitment to ethics enables and enhances it. The book argues that the production of ethical war relies on an impossible but obscured separation between ethics and politics, that is, the problematic politics of ethics, and reflects on the need to make decisions at the limit of ethics.
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📒Asymmetric Killing ✍ Neil C. Renic
✏Asymmetric Killing Book Summary : This book offers an engaging and historically informed account of the moral challenge of radically asymmetric violence -- warfare conducted by one party in the near-complete absence of physical risk, across the full scope of a conflict zone. What role does physical risk and material threat play in the justifications for killing in war? And crucially, is there a point at which battlefield violence becomes so one-directional as to undermine the moral basis for its use? In order to answers these questions, Asymmetric Killing delves into the morally contested terrain of the warrior ethos and Just War Tradition, locating the historical and contemporary role of reciprocal risk within both. This book also engages two historical episodes of battlefield asymmetry, military sniping and manned aerial bombing. Both modes of violence generated an imbalance of risk between opponents so profound as to call into question their permissibility. These now-resolved controversies will then be contrasted with the UAV-exclusive violence of the United States, robotic killing conducted in the absence of a significant military ground presence in conflict theatres such as Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. As will be revealed, the radical asymmetry of this latter case is distinct, undermining reciprocal risk at the structural level of war. Beyond its more resolvable tension with the warrior ethos, UAV-exclusive violence represents a fundamental challenge to the very coherence of the moral justifications for killing in war.
📒Obeying Orders ✍ Mark J. Osiel
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📒Ways Of The Rivers ✍ Martha G. Anderson
✏Ways of the Rivers Book Summary : The essays assembled in this lavishly illustrated volume are unique in considering issues of cultural convergence and divergence within a single region in Africa. They examine and celebrate the "water-related" ethos and the "warrior" ethos that are present throughout the Delta and explore the influence of its unique environment on beliefs and material culture.
📒Left Of Bang ✍ Patrick Van Horne
✏Left of Bang Book Summary : Describes how to listen to your inner protector and increase your sensitivity to threats before they happen.
📒The War Of Art ✍ Steven Pressfield
✏The War of Art Book Summary : What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.