Disaster on Green Ramp : the Army's response by Center of Military History United States Army, Mary Ellan

By Center of Military History United States Army, Mary Ellan Condon-Rall

The respectable account of a tremendous incident early within the careers of then-Colonels Stanley McChrystal and John Abizaid, this e-book is a strong and compelling tale of discomfort, terror, delight, braveness, and compassion. It celebrates the fantastic spirit of the lads and girls who make up America's army group. established principally upon the first-person debts of these fascinated by the 23 March 1994 incident, this reputable research by way of the U.S. Army's middle of army background describes the tragic occasions starting with the collision of a C-130 Hercules shipping and an F-16 fighter trying to land concurrently at Pope Air strength Base, North Carolina. The fighter then struck a parked C-141 Starlifter, generating a big fireball that introduced demise or harm to greater than 100 paratroopers assembled in a space adjoining to the airstrip referred to as eco-friendly Ramp, getting ready to board a delivery that will hold them aloft for a coaching parachute jump--the worst peacetime demise suffered via the 82d Airborne department considering the fact that global conflict II. A quick-reaction venture through within sight fortress Bragg's elite XVIII Airborne Corps assisted in responding to the concern The reader will realize the soldiers, medical professionals, medics, chaplains, volunteers, and kinfolk who triumphed over tragedy; a few by means of identify, yet so much by way of type--essentially traditional humans forged in impressive roles via destiny. What they shared was once a fierce loyalty to each other

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Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam by Douglas Valentine

By Douglas Valentine

A surprising exposé of the covert CIA application of common torture, rape, and homicide of civilians in the course of America's battle in Vietnam, with a brand new advent through the author

In the darkest days of the Vietnam battle, America's relevant Intelligence employer secretly initiated a sweeping software of kidnap, torture, and assassination devised to destabilize the infrastructure of the nationwide Liberation entrance (NLF) of South Vietnam, generally called the "Viet Cong." The sufferers of the Phoenix software have been Vietnamese civilians, female and male, suspected of harboring information regarding the enemy—though many at the blacklist have been certain via corrupt South Vietnamese protection group of workers trying to extort funds or get rid of a rival. among 1965 and 1972, greater than 80 thousand noncombatants have been "neutralized," as women and men alike have been subjected to prolonged imprisonment with no trial, terrible torture, brutal rape, and in lots of instances execution, all below the watchful eyes folks executive agencies.

Based on broad study and in-depth interviews with former individuals and observers, Douglas Valentine's startling exposé blows the lid off of what used to be almost certainly the bloodiest and so much inhumane covert operation within the CIA's history.

The booklet version comprises "The Phoenix Has Landed," a brand new advent that addresses the "Phoenix-style network" that constitutes America's inner safeguard gear this day. citizens on American soil are regularly unique less than the guise of shielding us from terrorism—which is why, greater than ever, humans have to comprehend what Phoenix is all about.

Series edited by means of Mark Crispin Miller.

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If I Die in a Combat Zone : Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien

By Tim O'Brien

Earlier than writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely own account of his yr as a foot soldier in Vietnam. the writer takes us with him to event wrestle from in the back of an infantryman's rifle, to stroll the minefields of My Lai, to move slowly into the ghostly tunnels, and to discover the ambiguities of manhood and morality in a warfare long gone extraordinarily fallacious. superbly written and searingly heartfelt, If I Die in a strive against Zone is a masterwork of its style.

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Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic

By Ron Kovic

“A nice, brave fellow, a guy of deep ethical convictions and an uncompromising disposition.”—John Kerry on Ron Kovic

“As appropriate as ever, this booklet is an schooling. Ron is a real American, and his nice middle and hard-won knowledge shine via those pages.” —Oliver Stone, filmmaker

Born at the Fourth of July brings again the period of the Vietnam struggle at a time while the institution is making an attempt to make the kingdom put out of your mind what they name the “Vietnam syndrome.” Ron Kovic’s memoir is written with poetic ardour and grips your awareness from the first actual web page to the final. it's a vintage of antiwar literature and that i wish it is going to be learn by way of huge numbers of youngsters, who could be either sobered and encouraged by way of his tale. —Howard Zinn

“If you must comprehend the eternal reverberations of our warfare in Vietnam and the way it affects our present occasions, you want to learn this book.” —LARRY HEINEMANN

“There isn't any e-book extra correct within the twenty first century to therapeutic the wound of Vietnam, which keeps to convey loads ache to our state, as mirrored within the final presidential election . . . It is still to Kovic to remind us that heritage issues, and that the price of our excessive follies persists.” —ROBERT SCHEER, Los Angeles Times columnist

This New York Times bestseller (more than 1000000 copies offered) information the author's lifestyles tale (portrayed by means of Tom Cruise within the Oliver Stone movie version)--from a patriotic soldier in Vietnam, to his critical battlefield harm, to his position because the country's such a lot outspoken anti-Vietnam struggle recommend, spreading his message from his wheelchair.

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History of Operations Research in the United States Army, V. by Charles R. Shrader

By Charles R. Shrader

Background of Operations examine within the usa military, 1942-1962 is the 1st of 3 deliberate volumes, every one to hide a special time span, that might finally be built-in right into a unmarried formal quantity. Operations examine (OR) emerged in the course of international warfare II as a tremendous technique of aiding civilian and army leaders in making scientifically sound advancements within the layout and function of guns and kit. OR thoughts have been quickly prolonged to handle questions of strategies and process in the course of the battle and, after the warfare, to concerns of high-level political and financial coverage. in the past, the tale of why and the way the U.S. military used OR has remained really imprecise. This complete background deals very important insights into the ordinary rigidity among army leaders and civilian scientists, the institution and development of military OR organisations, using OR concepts, and the numerous contributions that OR managers and analysts have made to the expansion and development of the military seeing that 1942. the impending volumes will take the tale as much as sleek occasions. This account could be of curiosity not just to the Armys research neighborhood, but additionally to civilian leaders and armed forces commanders and employees officials in any respect degrees.

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Thai stick : surfers, scammers, and the untold story of the by Peter Maguire

By Peter Maguire

"Located at the left financial institution of the Chao Phya River, Thailand's capital, Krungthep, referred to as Bangkok to Westerners and "the urban of Angels" to Thais, has been domestic to smugglers and adventurers because the overdue eighteenth century. through the Seventies, it grew to become a latest Casablanca to a brand new iteration of treasure seekers, from surfers seeking to finance their unending summers to wide-eyed hippie precise believers and lethal Read more...

summary: "Located at the left financial institution of the Chao Phya River, Thailand's capital, Krungthep, referred to as Bangkok to Westerners and "the urban of Angels" to Thais, has been domestic to smugglers and adventurers because the overdue eighteenth century. throughout the Seventies, it turned a contemporary Casablanca to a brand new iteration of treasure seekers, from surfers seeking to finance their unending summers to wide-eyed hippie actual believers and deadly marauders left over from the Vietnam battle. relocating a cargo of Thai sticks from northeast Thailand farms to American shoppers intended navigating probably the most advanced smuggling channels within the historical past of the drug exchange. Many disregard that until eventually the mid-1970s, the majority of marijuana ate up within the usa used to be imported, and there has been little to no household creation. Peter Maguire and Mike Ritter are the 1st historians to rfile this underground undefined, the single checklist of its life rooted within the fading stories of its elusive individuals. Drawing on thousands of interviews with smugglers and legislation enforcement brokers, the authors recount the purchase, supply, voyage domestic, and product offload. They catch the eccentric personalities of the lads and ladies who remodeled the Thai marijuana alternate from a GI cottage right into a professionalized enterprise relocating the world's such a lot profitable commodities, unraveling an extraordinary historical past from the smugglers' perspective."--Publisher's description

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