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Chapter 1. Introduction
Pattern for Survival
Chapter 2. Psychology of Survival
A Look at Stress
Chapter 3. Survival Planning and Survival Kits
Importance of Planning
Chapter 4. Basic Survival Medicine
Requirements for Maintenance of Health
Bone and Joint Injury
Bites and Stings
Chapter 5. Shelters
Shelter Site Selection
Types of Shelters
Chapter 6. Water Procurement
Water Filtration Devices
Chapter 7. Firecraft
Basic Fire Principles
Site Selection and Preparation
Fire Material Selection
How to Build a Fire
How to Light a Fire
Chapter 8. Food Procurement
Animals for Food
Traps and Snares
Preparation of Fish and Game for Cooking and Storage
Chapter 9. Survival Use of Plants
Edibility of Plants
Plants for Medicine
Miscellaneous Uses of Plants
Chapter 10. Poisonous Plants
How Plants Poison
All About Plants
Rules for Avoiding Poisonous Plants
Chapter 11. Dangerous Animals
Insects and Arachnids
Dangers in Rivers
Dangers in Bays and Estuaries
Chapter 12. Field-Expedient Weapons, Tools, and Equipment
Other Expedient Weapons
Lashing and Cordage
Clothing and Insulation
Cooking and Eating Utensils
Chapter 13. Desert Survival
Need for Water
Chapter 14. Tropical Survival
Travel Through Jungle Areas
Chapter 15. Cold Weather Survival
Cold Regions and Locations
Basic Principles of Cold Weather Survival
Chapter 16. Sea Survival
The Open Sea
Chapter 17. Expedient Water Crossings
Rivers and Streams
Other Water Obstacles
Chapter 18. Field-Expedient Direction Finding
Using the Sun and Shadows
Using the Moon
Using the Stars
Making Improvised Compasses
Other Means of Determining Direction
Chapter 19. Signaling Techniques
Means for Signaling
Codes and Signals
Aircraft Vectoring Procedures
Chapter 20. Survival Movement in Hostile Areas
Phases of Planning
Return to Friendly Control
Chapter 21. Camouflage
Methods of Stalking
Chapter 22. Contact With People
Contact With Local People
The Survivor’s Behavior
Changes to Political Allegiance
Chapter 23. Survival in Man-Made Hazards
The Nuclear Environment
The U.S. Marine Guidebook details procedure during combat, including code of conduct in war and when to use deadly force. Because these subjects are first taught and tested during recruit training, they are the distinctive qualities of a Marine and his training. Anyone who is interested in what makes a Marine the strong, brave, and skilled individual he or she must be will find this book fascinating.
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An invaluable part of U.S. military history, the lessons remain relevant even to-day. With over 200 photographs, U.S. Marine Combat Conditioning demonstrates—in vivid detail—the exercises and training techniques used by marines to prepare for combat as well as their proper application. The program incorporates mass physical drills, competitive games and exercises, and specially designed obstacle and assault courses. In addition to the rigorous physical training, it includes combat instruction in judo as well as the use of knives, bayonets, clubs, silent weapons, and pistols.
The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual was written to fill that void. The result of unprecedented collaboration among top U.S. military experts, scholars, and practitioners in the field, the manual espouses an approach to combat that emphasizes constant adaptation and learning, the importance of decentralized decision-making, the need to understand local politics and customs, and the key role of intelligence in winning the support of the population. The manual also emphasizes the paradoxical and often counterintuitive nature of counterinsurgency operations: sometimes the more you protect your forces, the less secure you are; sometimes the more force you use, the less effective it is; sometimes doing nothing is the best reaction.
An new introduction by Sarah Sewall, director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, places the manual in critical and historical perspective, explaining the significance and potential impact of this revolutionary challenge to conventional U.S. military doctrine.
An attempt by our military to redefine itself in the aftermath of 9/11 and the new world of international terrorism, The U.S. Army / Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual will play a vital role in American military campaigns for years to come.
The University of Chicago Press will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to the Fisher House Foundation, a private-public partnership that supports the families of America’s injured servicemen. To learn more about the Fisher House Foundation, visit www.fisherhouse.org.
Do you get a kick out of soccer, but need to brush up yourknowledge on the key elements of the game? Look no further!
Soccer Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies quicklybrings you up to speed on one of the most popular sports in theworld. From essential information on the sport to expert coverageof the game's rules, regulations, and players, this book providesinvaluable insight to new and veteran fans alike.The essential information you need to understand and enjoysoccerExpert coverage of the game's rules and regulationsHelpful breakdowns of soccer positions and their roles inoffense and defenseOnline component takes readers beyond the book with bonuscontent and features
Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge inno time!
It includes expert advice on:
First aid for illness and injuryFinding your way without a mapBuilding a fireFinding food and waterUsing ropes and tying knotsMountain survivalConcealment techniquesSignaling for helpSurvival at seaBuilding sheltersAnimal trackingPredicting the weatherAnd much more
By outlining specific survival threats found at sea, in the desert, in mountain terrain, and in arctic conditions, and offering techniques on surviving them, this book is invaluable to both the casual outdoorsman and the extreme sports enthusiast, as well as anyone looking for insight into the training tactics of the U.S. Air Force.
Rachel came to the front door with a sandwich of hoecake and cheese in one hand and a glass of water in the other. "Dis here's Rachel Adams," she declared. "Have a seat on de porch." Rachel is tall, thin, very black, and wears glasses. Her faded pink outing wrapper was partly covered by an apron made of a heavy meal sack. Tennis shoes, worn without hose, and a man's black hat completed her outfit.
Rachel began her story by saying: "Miss, dats been sich a long time back dat I has most forgot how things went. Anyhow I was borned in Putman County 'bout two miles from Eatonton, Georgia. My Ma and Pa was 'Melia and Iaaac Little and, far as I knows, dey was borned and bred in dat same county. Pa, he was sold away from Ma when I was still a baby. Ma's job was to weave all de cloth for de white folks. I have wore many a dress made out of de homespun what she wove. Dere was 17 of us chillun, and I can't 'member de names of but two of 'em now—dey was John and Sarah. John was Ma's onliest son; all de rest of de other 16 of us was gals.
"Us lived in mud-daubed log cabins what had old stack chimblies made out of sticks and mud. Our old home-made beds didn't have no slats or metal springs neither. Dey used stout cords for springs. De cloth what dey made the ticks of dem old hay mattresses and pillows out of was so coarse dat it scratched us little chillun most to death, it seemed lak to us dem days. I kin still feel dem old hay mattresses under me now. Evvy time I moved at night it sounded lak de wind blowin' through dem peach trees and bamboos 'round de front of de house whar I lives now.
"Dem things bees light on dark nights; de shines de'self jes like dese 'lectric lights does out dar in dat street ever' night, 'cept dey is a scaird waary light dat dey shines wid. On light nights, I is seed dem look, furs dark like a tree shad'er; den dey gits raal scairy white. T'aint no use fer white folks to low dat it ain't no haints, an' grievements dat follows ye all around, kaise I is done had to many 'spriences wid dem. Den dare is dese young niggers what ain't fit to be called darkies, dat tries to ac' eddicated, and says dat it ain't any spe'rits dat walks de earth. When dey lows dat to me, I rolls my old eyes at dem an' axes dem how comes dey runs so fas' through de woods at night. Yes sirree, dem fool niggers sees dem jes as I does. Raaly de white folks doesn't have eyes fer sech as we darkies does; but dey bees dare jes de same.
Contains the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002.
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Part One: Map Reading
Chapter 1. Training Strategy
1-1. Building-Block Approach
1-2. Army-Wide Implementation
Chapter 2. Maps
2-7. Military Map Substitutes
2-8. Standards of Accuracy
Chapter 3. Marginal Information and Symbols
3-1. Marginal Information on a Military Map
3-2. Additional Notes
3-3. Topographic Map Symbols
3-4. Military Symbols
3-5. Colors Used on a Military Map
Chapter 4. Grids
4-1. Reference System
4-2. Geographic Coordinates
4-3. Military Grids
4-4. United States Army Military Grid Reference System
4-5. Locate a Point Using Grid Coordinates
4-6. Locate a Point Using the Us Army Military Grid Reference System
4-7. Grid Reference Box
4-8. Other Grid Systems
4-9. Protection of Map Coordinates and Locations
Chapter 5. Scale and Distance
5-1. Representative Fraction
5-2. Graphic (Bar) Scales
5-3. Other Methods
Chapter 6. Direction
6-1. Methods of Expressing Direction
6-2. Base Lines
6-4. Grid Azimuths
6-6. Declination Diagram
6-9. Modified Resection
6-10. Polar Coordinates
Chapter 7. Overlays
7-2. Map Overlay
7-3. Aerial Photograph Overlay
Chapter 8. Aerial Photographs
8-1. Comparison With Maps
8-3. Types of Film
8-4. Numbering and Titling Information
8-5. Scale Determination
8-7. Orienting of Photograph
8-8. Point Designation Grid
8-9. Identification of Photograph Features
Part Two: Land Navigation
Chapter 9. Navigation Equipment and Methods
9-1. Types of Compasses
9-2. Lensatic Compass
9-3. Compass Handling
9-4. Using a Compass
9-5. Field-Expedient Methods
9-6. Global Positioning System
Chapter 10. Elevation and Relief
10-2. Methods of Depicting Relief
10-3. Contour Intervals
10-4. Types of Slopes
10-5. Percentage of Slope
10-6. Terrain Features
10-7. Interpretation of Terrain Features
Chapter 11. Terrain Association
11-1. Orienting the Map
11-3. Terrain Association Usage
11-4. Tactical Considerations
11-5. Movement and Route Selection
11-6. Navigation Methods
11-7. Night Navigation
Chapter 12. Mounted Land Navigation
12-2. Navigator’s Duties
12-4. Terrain Association Navigation
12-5. Dead Reckoning Navigation
12-6. Stabilized Turret Alignment Navigation
12-7. Combination Navigation
Chapter 13. Navigation in Different Types of Terrain
13-1. Desert Terrain
13-2. Mountain Terrain
13-3. Jungle Terrain
13-4. Arctic Terrain
13-5. Urban Areas
Chapter 14. Unit Sustainment
14-1. Set Up a Sustainment Program
14-2. Set Up a Train-The-Trainer Program
14-3. Set Up a Land Navigation Course
... plus numerous appendices.
The ability to save lives in war, conflicts, and humanitarian inventions requires a specific skill set. Today's Combat Medic must be an expert in emergency medical care, force health protection, limited primary care, evacuation, and warrior skills. 68W Advanced Field Craft combines complete medical content with dynamic features to support instructors and to prepare Combat Medics for their missions.
As American soldiers fanned out from their beachhead in Normandy in June of 1944 and began the liberation of France, every soldier carried that reminder in his kit. A compact trove of knowledge and reassurance, Instructions for American Servicemen in France during World War II was issued to soldiers just before they embarked for France to help them understand both why they were going and what they’d find when they got there. After lying unseen in Army archives for decades, this remarkable guide is now available in a new facsimile edition that reproduces the full text and illustrations of the original along with a new introduction by Rick Atkinson setting the book in context.
Written in a straightforward, personal tone, the pamphlet is equal parts guidebook, cultural snapshot, and propaganda piece. A central aim is to dispel any prejudices American soldiers may have about the French—especially relating to their quick capitulation in 1940. Warning soldiers that the defeat “is a raw spot which the Nazis have been riding” since the occupation began, Instructions is careful to highlight France’s long historical role as a major U.S. ally. Following that is a brief, fascinating sketch of the French character (“The French are mentally quick;” “Rich or poor, they are economical”) and stark reminders of the deprivation the French have endured under occupation. Yet an air of reassuring confidence pervades the final section of the pamphlet, which reads like a straightforward tourists’ guide to Paris and the provinces—like a promise of better days to come once the soldiers complete their mission.
Written by anonymous War Department staffers to meet the urgent needs of the moment, with no thought of its historical value, Instructionsfor American Servicemen in France during World War II nevertheless brings to vivid life the closing years of World War II—when optimism was growing, but a long, demanding road still lay ahead.
In the wake of these protests, the Department of Justice launched a six-month investigation, resulting in a report that Colorlines characterizes as "so caustic it reads like an Onion article" and laying bare what the Huffington Post calls "a totalizing police regime beyond any of Kafka's ghastliest nightmares." Among the report's findings are that the Ferguson Police Department "Engages in a Pattern of Unconstitutional Stops and Arrests in Violation of the Fourth Amendment," "Detain[s] People Without Reasonable Suspicion and Arrest[s] People Without Probable Cause," "Engages in a Pattern of First Amendment Violations," "Engages in a Pattern of Excessive Force," and "Erode[s] Community Trust, Especially Among Ferguson's African-American Residents."
Contextualized here in a substantial introduction by renowned legal scholar and former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund president Theodore M. Shaw, The Ferguson Report is a sad, sobering, and important document, providing a snapshot of American law enforcement at the start of the twenty-first century, with resonance far beyond one small town in Missouri.
The United States Military Academy at West Point is the gold standard for military history and the operational art of war. West Point has created military history texts for its cadets since 1836. For the first time in over forty years, the United States Military Academy has authorized a new military history series that will bear the name West Point. That text has been updated repeatedly, but now it has been completely rewritten and The West Point History of the Civil War is the first volume to result in a new series of military histories authorized by West Point.
The West Point History of the Civil War combines the expertise of preeminent historians commissioned by West Point, hundreds of maps uniquely created by cartographers under West Point’s direction, and hundreds of images, many created for this volume or selected from West Point archives. Offering careful analysis of the political context of military decisions, The West Point History of the Civil War is singularly brilliant at introducing the generals and officer corps of both Union and Confederacy, while explaining the tactics, decisions, and consequences of individual battles and the ebb and flow of the war. For two years it has been beta-tested, vetted, and polished by cadets, West Point faculty, and West Point graduates and the results are clear: This is the best military history of its kind available anywhere.
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