The Swat Team Manual by Robert Cappel

By Robert Cappel

previously limited to legitimate police use merely, this consultant - the 1st S.W.A.T. staff handbook ever released - covers the theories, strategies and coaching strategies as practiced via a prime S.W.A.T. group. Get the interior details on workforce member and gear choice, education regimens, ideas of counterguerrilla and countersniping ops, ambush and counterambush innovations and more.

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Prison Management: Problems And Solutions by B. M. Manaworker

By B. M. Manaworker

The goals and pursuits of this examine paintings is to advance a world stream to exchange the establishment of legal through possible choices to felony and imprisonment. The e-book is handled in 8 chapters—Origin of legal and pursuits of analysis, legal management regularly, Reformation of the poison approach in India, legal management in self reliant India, felony administration in Karnataka, foreign modern scene, the way forward for felony in India and so on. an invaluable ebook for coverage makers and directors.

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NATO's New Mission: Projecting Stability in a Post-Cold War by Rebecca R. Moore

By Rebecca R. Moore

Reports of NATO's loss of life were significantly exaggerated. Characterizations of NATO as a relic of the previous don't sq. with the truth that the Alliance is busier this present day than at any time in its background. As Europe has develop into extra unified and extra democratic, NATO has assumed new layers of value within the worldwide safeguard atmosphere. In a post-September eleven international, the outdated Nineties debate approximately what's in region and what's out of sector is a luxurious that the Alliance can now not come up with the money for. judgements made on the 2004 Istanbul summit aimed toward bettering NATO's partnerships with the states of imperative Asia and increasing the partnership idea to the larger heart East replicate the Alliance's new, extra worldwide presence as do new army missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Sudan.

Moore argues cautious research of NATO's new, extra worldwide concentration means that it isn't the character of NATO's project that has replaced, yet fairly its scope. NATO is impending its new out of quarter missions with the political instruments built after the Soviet risk pale within the early Nineteen Nineties while the Allies agreed that, instead of in basic terms guard an outdated order, they'd now create a brand new one grounded in liberal democratic values, together with person liberty and the guideline of legislation. certainly, the venture of projecting balance eastward used to be understood to be inextricable from the promoting of those values.

This new venture required that NATO commit larger realization to its political measurement. actually, because the usa grew to become to selling democracy all over the world within the wake of September eleven, it finally sought to enlist NATO in its challenge of extending democracy past Europe to valuable Asia and the center East. As Moore demonstrates in her try and supply an entire and accomplished figuring out of the recent NATO, whereas divisions in the Alliance persist as to only how worldwide NATO might be, the post-September eleven protection setting guarantees that NATO's survival is determined by its willingness to undertaking safeguard past Europe. That challenge might be as a lot political because it is military.

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Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the DoD by James E. David

By James E. David

In this genuine existence secret agent saga, James E. David unearths the large and principally hidden interactions among NASA and U.S. protection and intelligence departments. the tale starts off with the institution of NASA in 1958 and follows the corporation via its development, not just in scope but in addition in complexity.

In Spies and Shuttles, David digs via newly declassified records to eventually display how NASA grew to become an odd bedfellow to the dep. of protection (DoD) and the significant Intelligence corporation (CIA). He tracks NASA’s early cooperation—supplying conceal tales for covert missions, interpreting the Soviet area software, offering climate and different clinical info from its satellites, and tracking missile tests—that finally devolved into NASA’s reliance on DoD for political and monetary help for the commute. David additionally examines the constraints imposed on such actions as photographing the Earth from area and the intrusive evaluate mechanisms to make sure compliance.

The ties among NASA and the intelligence group have traditionally remained unexplored, and David’s riveting ebook is the 1st to enquire the twists and turns of this labyrinthine relationship.

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Strategic Cultures and Security Policies in the Asia-Pacific by Jeffrey S. Lantis

By Jeffrey S. Lantis

This ebook indicates how essentially the most strong instruments of safeguard studies—strategic culture—illuminates the origins and implications of the Asia-Pacific region’s tough matters, from the increase of China and the yankee pivot, to the transferring calculations of many different actors. Strategic tradition occasionally demanding situations and constantly enriches winning neo-realist presumptions in regards to the area. It presents a bridge among fabric and ideational factors of country habit and is helping catch the strain among neoclassical realist and constructivist techniques. The case reports during this e-book survey the function of strategic tradition within the behaviors of Australia, China, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and the USA. They express the distinction among structural expectancies and cultural predispositions, as realist geopolitical protection threats and possibilities engage with household elite and renowned interpretation of old narratives and specified political-military cultures to steer safeguard regulations. The concluding bankruptcy devotes specific awareness to methodological concerns on the middle of strategic cultural reviews, in addition to how tradition may possibly effect the potential of destiny clash or cooperation within the sector. the result's a physique of labor that is helping deepen our figuring out of strategic cultures within the Asia-Pacific in comparative standpoint and improve protection studies.

This bookw as released as a distinct factor of Contemporary safeguard Policy.

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Decline of the U.S. Hegemony?: A Challenge of ALBA and a New by Bruce M. Bagley,Magdalena Defort

By Bruce M. Bagley,Magdalena Defort

This e-book analyzes ALBA’s constitution and dynamics, its practicality, its medium and long term sustainability, and its ability to steer local and overseas affairs. The paintings examines ALBA’s attainable financial and safeguard results for neighboring non-member states within the quarter, really the us, in addition to different key actors resembling China, Russia, and Iran. the amount analyzes the origins, ideological orientation, constitution, inner dynamics, and evolution of the ALBA initiative and its local and overseas implications in the course of its first decade of life. it's the first entire paintings at the topic with a multi-disciplinary viewpoint and it presents an research of the recent neighborhood, Bolivarian Alliance initiative in Latin the United States and its relation to the foreign procedure. the quantity comprises reviews at the Bolivarian Alliance and Chavismo less than Hugo Chávez Frías’ management. As an entire, this quantity weaves jointly such an important concerns as oil politics, drug-trafficking, hemispheric defense, and exchange.

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Independence Movements in Subnational Island Jurisdictions by Eve Hepburn,Godfrey Baldacchino

By Eve Hepburn,Godfrey Baldacchino

The dynamics for any strikes for political independence within the twenty first century are very assorted from these of the twentieth. The aspirations of former colonies to independence are grinding to a halt; the reason for selfdetermination is more and more pushed via strategic and pragmatic financial arguments, and never quite a bit by means of nationalist appeals. in the meantime, inventive governance, economic vicissitudes and club of supra-national our bodies have ushered in examples of ‘sovereign states’ that approximate suzerain entities. Are independence activities energetic at the present time desiring to a special form of sovereignty from their twentieth century predecessors, person who secures autonomy at domestic, yet which continues a distinct dating with a bigger, richer, state? This assortment significantly stories the origins, rules and aspirations of independence pursuits from the world’s subnational island jurisdictions, the place a different and separate geography has a tendency to facilitate the emergence of an both unique political and cultural identification. those island territories are the world’s most sensible applicants for reaching sovereign prestige. And but different factors are fighting them from making the ultimate push in the direction of independence.

This booklet used to be initially released as a unique factor of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics

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International Political Earthquakes by Michael Brecher

By Michael Brecher

International Political Earthquakes is the masterwork of the preeminent student Michael Brecher. Brecher, who got here of age ahead of international struggle II, has witnessed greater than seven a long time of clash and has spent his occupation learning the dynamics of kinfolk between international locations during the world.

When terrorism, ethnic clash, army buildup, or different neighborhood tensions spark a world drawback, Brecher argues that the constitution of world politics determines its power to turn into open clash. That clash, in flip, might then generate all over the world political upheaval. evaluating overseas crises to earthquakes, Brecher proposes a scale analogous to the Richter scale to degree the severity and scope of the influence of a challenge at the panorama of overseas politics.

Brecher's conclusions concerning the motives of foreign clash and its results for international balance make a resounding case for slow, nonviolent methods to challenge resolution.

Michael Brecher is R. B. Angus Professor of Political technology at McGill University.

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The Failure to Prevent World War I: The Unexpected by Hall Gardner

By Hall Gardner

international struggle I represents essentially the most studied, but least understood, systemic conflicts in sleek historical past. on the time, it was once an incredible strength conflict that used to be principally unforeseen. This ebook refines and expands issues made within the author’s past paintings at the failure to avoid international struggle I. It presents another point of view to the thesis of Christopher Clark, Fritz Fischer, Paul Kennedy, between others, as to the war's long term origins. through beginning its research with the explanations and outcomes of the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian struggle and the German annexation of Alsace-Lorraine, the learn systematically explores the foremost geostrategic, political-economic and socio-cultural-ideological disputes among France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Russia, Japan, the us and nice Britain, the character in their overseas coverage ambitions, alliance formations, hands rivalries, in addition to the dynamics of the diplomatic method, with a view to greater clarify the deeper roots of the 'Great War'. The e-book concludes with a dialogue of the war's relevance and the diplomatic failure to forge a potential Anglo-German-French alliance, whereas stating the way it took a moment international battle to gain Victor Hugo’s nineteenth-century imaginative and prescient of a usa of Europe-a imaginative and prescient now being challenged through monetary main issue and Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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