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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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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 your knowledge on the key elements of the game? Look no further!
Soccer Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies quickly brings you up to speed on one of the most popular sports in the world. From essential information on the sport to expert coverage of the game's rules, regulations, and players, this book provides invaluable insight to new and veteran fans alike.The essential information you need to understand and enjoy soccer Expert coverage of the game's rules and regulations Helpful breakdowns of soccer positions and their roles in offense and defense Online component takes readers beyond the book with bonus content and features
Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge in no time!
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.
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.
I wuz free a long time 'fo' I knew it. My Mistess still hired me out, 'til one day in talkin' to de woman she hired me to, she, "God bless her soul", she told me, "Fannie yo' are free, an' I don't have to pay your Master for you now." You stay with me. She didn't give me no money, but let me stay there an' work for vitals an' clothes 'cause I ain't had no where to go. Jesus, Jesus, God help us! Um, Um, Um! You Chillun don't know. I didn't say nothin' when she wuz tellin' me, but done 'cided to leave her an' go back to the white folks dat fus own me.
I plan' to 'tend a big dance. Let me see, I think it wuz on a Thursday night. Some how it tooken got out, you know how gals will talk an' it got to ol' Bil Duffeys ears (ol' dog!) an', baby do you know, mind you 'twont slavery time, but de 'oman got so mad cause I runned away from her dat she get a whole passel of 'em out looking for me. Dar wuz a boy, who heard 'em talkin' an' sayin' dey wuz goin' to kill me if I were found. I will never forget dis boy com' up to me while I wuz dancin' wid another man an' sed, "nobody knowes where you ar', Miss Moore, dey is lookin' fer you, an' is gwine kill you, so yo' come on wid me." Have mercy, have mercy my Lord, honey, you kin jes 'magin' my feelin' fer a minute. I couldn't move. You know de gals an' boys all got 'round me an' told me to go wid Squreball, dat he would show me de way to my old Mistess house. Out we took, an' we ran one straight mile up de road, den through de woods, den we had to go through a straw field. Dat field seem' like three miles. After den, we met another skit of woods. Miss Sue, baby my eyes, (ha! ha! ha!) wuz bucked an' too if it is setch a thin' as being so scared yo' hair stand on yo' head, I know, mine did. An' dat wasn't all, dat boy an' me puffed an' sweated like bulls. Was feared to stop, cause we might have been tracked.
At last we neared de house an' I started throwin' rocks on de porch. Child I look an' heard dat white 'oman when she hit dat floor, bouncin' out dat bed she mus' felt dat I wuz comin' back to her. She called all de men an' had 'em throw a rope to me an' day drawed me up a piece to de window, den I held my arms up an' dey snatched me in. Honey, Squreball fled to de woods. I ain't never heard nothin' 'bout him. An' do you know, I didn't leave day 'oman's house no more for fifteen years?
This manual contains the following chapters:
Overview of Close Combat
1. Purpose of Close Combat
2. Continuum of Force
3. Marine Corps Tactical Concepts
Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Close Combat
1. Ranges of Close Combat
2. Weapons of the Body
3. Target Areas of the Body
4. Pressure Points of the Body
5. Basic Warrior Stance
6. Angles of Approach and Movement
7. Balance and Off-Balancing
Chapter 2. Lethal and Nonlethal Weapons Techniques
1. Bayonet Techniques
2. Nonlethal Rifle and Shotgun Retention Techniques
3. Nonlethal Handgun Retention Techniques
4. Firearm Disarmament Techniques
Chapter 3. Hand-Held Weapons
1. Fundamentals of Knife Fighting
2. Knife Fighting Techniques
3. Weapons of Opportunity
4. Fundamentals of Combative Stick
5. Combative Stick Techniques
6. Blocking Techniques
7. Unarmed Against Hand-Held Weapons
8. Counters to Hand-Held Weapon Attacks
Chapter 4. Strikes
1. Principles of Punches
3. Strikes with the Upper Body
4. Strikes with the Lower Body
5. Counters to Strikes
Chapter 5. Throws
1. Turning Throw
2. Hip Throw
3. Leg Sweep
Chapter 6. Chokes and Holds
1. Types of Chokes
3. Counters to Chokes and Holds
Chapter 7. Ground Fighting
1. Offensive Ground Fighting
2. Defensive Ground Fighting
3. Ground Fighting Chokes
Chapter 8. Nonlethal Techniques
1. Unarmed Restraints and Manipulation
2. Nonlethal Baton
Appendix A. Pugil Stick Training
1. Pugil Stick Training
2. General Rules and Regulations Governing Pugil Stick Bouts
3. Directions for Making Pugil Sticks
Appendix B. Safety Precautions During Training
1. General Safety Precautions
2. Safety Precautions for Individual Techniques
As a coach, your success depends on the success of your players. In Coaching Tennis Successfully, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) combines the expertise of winning coaches with the experience of USTA players to serve up a comprehensive guide that ensures your success. They offer specific teaching tips and mentoring concepts for managing a winning tennis program.
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.
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What happened on 9/11 and how? Have we learned any lessons? Are we safer now?
The questions every American wants answered.
Since September 11, 2001, Americans have wondered how the tragic events of that day could have occurred. This is the complete report of the circumstances surrounding the attacts, including:
*Al Qaeda and the organization of the 9/11 attack
*Intelligence collection, analysis, and management
*International counterterrorism policy
*The inner workings of terrorist financing
*The security of American borders
*Law enforcement inside the U.S.
*Commercial aviation and transportation safety
* Personal interviews with Presidents Clinton and Bush on their roles
Supplemented with analysis and reporting by The New York Times, this edition of The 9/11 Report also makes recommendations as to how to prevent terrorist attacks in the future.