Arabs at War

Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991


Author: Kenneth Michael Pollack

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803206861

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 698

View: 1148

Assesses the military performances of Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and Syria, from the first military engagements between Egypt and Israel to the 1991 Gulf War.

A Military History of Modern Egypt

From the Ottoman Conquest to the Ramadan War


Author: Andrew James McGregor

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275986018

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 6918

Focusing on the Egyptians instead of on the imperial powers that have ruled or intervened in the country, this work tells the untold story of Egyptian military's place in the modern history of the Arab and Islamic world.

American Military History

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources


Author: Daniel K. Blewett

Publisher: Reference Sources in the Socia


Category: History

Page: 441

View: 9235

Compiles a bibliography of American military reference guides, focusing on general resources including almanacs, chronologies, and encyclopedias.


A Modern Military History, 1961-2002


Author: S. Weigert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023033783X

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 1754

This study is the first comprehensive assessment of warfare in Angola to cover all three phases of the nation's modern history: the anti-colonial struggle, the Cold War phase, and the post-Cold War era. It also covers, in detail, the final phase of warfare in Angola, culminating in Jonas Savimbi's death and the signing of the Luena Accord

Der Schatten des Chamäleons



Author: Minette Walters

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641186390

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9736

Das Fremde in dir. Wehe, wenn es erwacht! Charles Acland erleidet eine schwere Kopfverletzung, die nicht nur sein Gesicht zeichnet, sondern vor allem seine Seele zutiefst verwundet. Der bisher als heiter und offen geltende Charles entwickelt sich zu einem unberechenbaren Mann, der seine Umwelt terrorisiert. Das Beängstigende: Charles ist sich seiner Persönlichkeitsveränderung bewusst, steht aber seinen eigenen Ausbrüchen vollkommen hilflos gegenüber. Als er nach einer Auseinandersetzung mit einem Mann in den Verdacht gerät, mit einer Mordserie in Verbindung zu stehen, sind weder er noch die Polizei sich sicher, ob er der gesuchte Killer ist ...

Iraq's Armed Forces

An Analytical History


Author: Ibrahim Al-Marashi,Sammy Salama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134145632

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 807

This book provides the first comprehensive study of the evolution of the Iraqi military from the British mandate era to post-Baathist Iraq. Ethnic and sectarian turmoil is endemic to Iraq, and its armed forces have been intertwined with its political affairs since their creation. This study illustrates how the relationship between the military and the political centre in Iraq has evolved, with the military bringing about three regime changes in Iraq’s history before being brought under control by Saddam Hussein, up until the 2003 war. The instability that followed was partly due to the failure to create a new military that does not threaten the government, yet is still strong enough to deter rival factions from armed conflict. The reconstitution of the armed forces will be a prerequisite for an American withdrawal from Iraq, but this book argues that immense challenges lie ahead, despite the praise from the Bush administration for the progress of the new Iraqi army.

The Threatening Storm

What Every American Needs to Know Before an Invasion in Iraq


Author: Kenneth Pollack

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588363414

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

View: 4968

In The Threatening Storm, Kenneth M. Pollack, one of the world’s leading experts on Iraq, provides a masterly insider’s perspective on the crucial issues facing the United States as it moves toward a new confrontation with Saddam Hussein. For the past fifteen years, as an analyst on Iraq for the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council, Kenneth Pollack has studied Saddam as closely as anyone else in the United States. In 1990, he was one of only three CIA analysts to predict the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. As the principal author of the CIA’s history of Iraqi military strategy and operations during the Gulf War, Pollack gained rare insight into the methods and workings of what he believes to be the most brutal regime since Stalinist Russia. Examining all sides of the debate and bringing a keen eye to the military and geopolitical forces at work, Pollack ultimately comes to this controversial conclusion: through our own mistakes, the perfidy of others, and Saddam’s cunning, the United States is left with few good policy options regarding Iraq. Increasingly, the option that makes the most sense is for the United States to launch a full-scale invasion, eradicate Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, and rebuild Iraq as a prosperous and stable society—for the good of the United States, the Iraqi people, and the entire region. Pollack believed for many years that the United States could prevent Saddam from threatening the stability of the Persian Gulf and the world through containment—a combination of sanctions and limited military operations. Here, Pollack explains why containment is no longer effective, and why other policies intended to deter Saddam ultimately pose a greater risk than confronting him now, before he gains possession of nuclear weapons and returns to his stated goal of dominating the Gulf region. “It is often said that war should be employed only in the last resort,” Pollack writes. “I reluctantly believe that in the case of the threat from Iraq, we have come to the last resort.” Offering a view of the region that has the authority and force of an intelligence report, Pollack outlines what the leaders of neighboring Arab countries are thinking, what is necessary to gain their support for an invasion, how a successful U.S. operation would be mounted, what the likely costs would be, and how Saddam might react. He examines the state of Iraq today—its economy, its armed forces, its political system, the status of its weapons of mass destruction as best we understand them, and the terrifying security apparatus that keeps Saddam in power. Pollack also analyzes the last twenty years of relations between the United States and Iraq to explain how the two countries reached the unhappy standoff that currently prevails. Commanding in its insights and full of detailed information about how leaders on both sides will make their decisions, The Threatening Storm is an essential guide to understanding what may be the crucial foreign policy challenge of our time. From the Hardcover edition.

Mark Rothko

eine Biographie


Author: James E. B. Breslin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854153016


Page: 743

View: 8233

Rothko, Mark (Maler).

Der Untergang des Morgenlandes

Warum die islamische Welt ihre Vormacht verlor


Author: Bernard Lewis


ISBN: 3838757920

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 1819

Die Probleme der islamischen Welt sind unübersehbar, ebenso deren Folgen für den Westen. Mit dieser provokanten Feststellung analysiert Beranard Lewis die historische Entwicklung des Orients - insbesondere des Osmanischen Reiches und seine Nachfolgestaaten: Die einstige Drehscheibe der Kultur, des Fortschritts und der Kunst verlor im Laufe der Geschichte ihre zivilisatorische Vormachtrolle gegenüber dem Westen und geriet in einen konfliktträchtigen Dualismus zwischen Tradition und Moderne. Das E-Book wendet sich an Leser und Leserinnen, die sich für Lösungsansätze der Krise zwischen der islamischen und der westlichen Welt interessieren: Themenfelder wie Wohlstand und Macht, soziale und kulturelle Schranken, Modernisierung und soziale Gleichheit, Säkularismus und Zivilgesellschaft. Zeit, Raum und Modernität sind die Leitfäden der Darstellung. Die Originalausgabe des Bandes aus der Feder des Princeton-Emeritus Lewis erschien unter dem Titel "What went wrong?".

Hitlers Heerführer

Die deutschen Oberbefehlshaber im Krieg gegen die Sowjetunion 1941/42


Author: Johannes Hürter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486707442

Category: History

Page: 727

View: 2503

Wehrmacht in der NS-Diktatur Über die Wehrmacht im Vernichtungskrieg gegen die Sowjetunion ist viel geschrieben und gestritten worden. Jedoch wusste man bisher wenig über jene höchsten Generale, die das deutsche Heer auf Befehl Hitlers nach Osten führten, unter ihnen so bekannte Namen wie Bock, Guderian, Kluge, Manstein und Rundstedt. Was dachten und wie handelten die Oberbefehlshaber der Heeresgruppen und Armeen, die über Leben und Tod von vielen Millionen Soldaten und Zivilisten zu entscheiden hatten? Johannes Hürter zeichnet erstmals ein genaues Porträt dieser militärischen Elite und darüber hinaus das Panorama eines beispiellosen Feldzugs, in dem traditionelles "Kriegshandwerk" und nationalsozialistischer Rassenwahn eine unheilvolle Verbindung eingingen.

Der Irak seit 1958

von der Revolution zur Diktatur


Author: Peter Sluglett,Marion Farouk-Sluglett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518116616

Category: Iraq

Page: 345

View: 6471

Die Wut der arabischen Welt

warum der jahrhundertelange Konflikt zwischen dem Islam und dem Westen weiter eskaliert


Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593373430

Category: Islam

Page: 192

View: 6494

Der Genius des Krieges

das deutsche Heer und der Generalstab 1807 - 1945


Author: Trevor Nevitt Dupuy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783902475510


Page: 440

View: 545