Sabre Squadron

Sabre Squadron


  • Author: Cameron Spence
  • Release Date : 2020-01-09
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 12660250 Bytes


With the outbreak of Gulf War hostilities a unit from 22 SAS slipped quietly over the border and into the enemy's backyard. It would be six weeks before any of the patrol again reached safety.Sabre Squadron recounts in graphic detail their scud-busting operations deep inside Iraq. They were operating alone and out of reach of reinforcements, with the threat of detection and its fatal consequences ever present. Yet their determination to wreak havoc behind enemy lines remained undimmed, culminating in an attack that decisively reconfirmed the regiment's awesome reputation.Cameron Spence, a senior NCO on the operation, takes you as close to the fighting SAS as you are ever likely to get, conveying the relentless tension, black humour and camaraderie pu...

Jawaharlal Nehru;a Biography Volume 1 1889-1947

Jawaharlal Nehru;a Biography Volume 1 1889-1947


  • Author: Dr. Sarvepalli Gopal
  • Release Date : 2015-01-08
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 9352365 Bytes


Among the few great statesmen to emerge in Asia, Jawaharal Nehru achieved a national metamorphosis in some ways even more astonishing than that of another towering patriarch, Mao Tse-tung. Not only did he wrest from the British their most prized and dearly loved Imperial possession and give his people independence, he brought his culturally rich yet economically improvised nation into the twentieth century as a force to be reasoned with. The first volume of Sarvepalli Gopal’s remarkable biographic, covering Nehru’s youth and ending with Independence in 1947, is written from first-hand knowledge of the man who served for ten years in the Ministry for External Affairs and from the unlimited access granted him by the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to ...

Red Platoon
Score: 4.5
From 44 Ratings

Red Platoon


  • Author : Clinton Romesha
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698404151


Red Platoon Book Description :

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. “‘It doesn't get better.’ To us, that phrase nailed one of the essential truths, maybe even the essential truth, about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itself—Keating—had become a kind of backhanded joke.” In 2009, Clinton Romesha of Red Platoon and the rest of the Black Knight Troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost (COP) Keating, the most remote ...

Red Platoon

Red Platoon


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683783800


Red Platoon Book Description :

Red Platoon by Clinton Romesha | Summary & Analysis Preview: Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor by Clinton Romesha is a memoir of the October 2009 Battle of Kamdesh, in which hundreds of Taliban insurgents attacked Keating, the most remote American combat outpost in Afghanistan. For 14 hours, the Black Knight Troop fought to defend their post. The memoir provides a detailed account of the battle, and how Romesha, the staff sergeant of Red Platoon, executed a counterattack that helped save Keating along with many of his men and earned him a Medal of Honor. Upon arriving at Keating in late May 2009, the Black Knight Troop—divided into the Red, Blue, White, and Headquarters Platoons and tasked with preparing the base for shutdown—saw right ...

Operation Desert Storm

Operation Desert Storm


  • Author : United States. General Accounting Office
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Friendly fire (Military science)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105027085328


Operation Desert Storm Book Description :

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Armor

Armor


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Mechanization, Military
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435079299772


Armor Book Description :

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Outlaw Platoon
Score: 4.5
From 38 Ratings

Outlaw Platoon


  • Author : Sean Parnell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062066411


Outlaw Platoon Book Description :

A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell’s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh, Outlaw Platoon is a Band of Brothers or We Were Soldiers Once and Young for the early 21st century—an action-packed, highly emotional true story of enormous sacrifice and bravery. A magnificent account of heroes, renegades, infidels, and brothers, it stands with Sebastian Junger’s War as one of the most important books to yet emerge from the heat, smoke, and fire of America’s War in Afghanistan....

The Outpost
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

The Outpost


  • Author : Jake Tapper
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316215855


The Outpost Book Description :

The basis of the film starring Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood, The Outpost is the heartbreaking and inspiring story of one of America's deadliest battles during the war in Afghanistan, acclaimed by critics everywhere as a classic. At 5:58 AM on October 3rd, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating, located in frighteningly vulnerable terrain in Afghanistan just 14 miles from the Pakistani border, was viciously attacked. Though the 53 Americans there prevailed against nearly 400 Taliban fighters, their casualties made it the deadliest fight of the war for the U.S. that year. Four months after the battle, a Pentagon review revealed that there was no reason for the troops at Keating to have been there in the first place. In The Outpost, Jake Tapper gives us the p...

The Defense of Jisr al Doreaa

The Defense of Jisr al Doreaa


  • Author : Michael L. Burgoyne
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226080949


The Defense of Jisr al Doreaa Book Description :

Following the invasion of Iraq in 2003 the U.S. military found itself in a battle with a lethal and adaptive insurgency, where the divisions between enemy and ally were ambiguous at best, and working with the local population was essential for day-to-day survival. From the lessons they learned during multiple tours of duty in Iraq, two American veterans have penned The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa, an instructional parable of counterinsurgency that addresses the myriad of difficulties associated with war in the postmodern era. In this tactical primer based on the military classic The Defence of Duffer’s Drift, a young officer deployed for the first time in Iraq receives ground-level lessons about urban combat, communications technology, and high-power...

Traffic Engineering

Traffic Engineering


  • Author : William R. McShane
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : NWU:35556028271930


Traffic Engineering Book Description :

This unique book provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of traffic engineering. It reflects all the skills necessary for success; including design, construction, operation, maintenance, and system optimization. Using a clear and logical structure, the book demonstrates both the theory and methodology behind all standard traffic engineering approaches. It also includes examples to illustrate the procedures as they are used in practice. The second edition of Traffic Engineering has been revised to include a new chapter on the statistical analysis of data. It also includes the latest practices and procedures; new material on underlying models; a new procedure for initial signal timing; as well as an expanded presentation of signalization and signa...

Dog Company
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Dog Company


  • Author : Lynn Vincent
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455516254


Dog Company Book Description :

Now with a forward by Sean Hannity, this powerful story of brotherhood, bravery, and patriotism exposes the true stories behind some of the Army's darkest secrets. The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes U.S. soldiers and Marines while setting free spies who kill Americans. This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men. Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. In 2007, Hill got his dream job: infantry commander in the storied 101st Airborne....