* Over 500 A-Z entries written by 95 international experts, organized in two volumes divided by types of weapons
* Timeline that covers leading political, military, and weapons-specific events since 1945
* Excerpts from key international documents
* Combined index (with volume numbers noted) at the end of each volume
* Includes numerous illustrations and photographs
"Lost in the Witching Hour"
Table of Contents
Approaching by Ryan Tandy
Sonic Fear by Michael Kleen
Amanda by Walter Conley
In My Dreams are Halle's Embers by Rhesa Sealy
Never Too Late by Rick McQuiston
Battlefield of Souls by Richard Farren Barber
Crybaby Bridge by Christian A. Larsen
What Happened to Little Caitlin by Nicky Peacock
When the Goatman Comes by Amelia Cotter
Charlatan Charade by Amy Braun
The Patience Factor by Rick McQuiston
DO NOT DISTURB: The Glen Tavern Entities by Jason Hughes
Cleopatra's Ghost by Anton Sim
The Whorehouse Ghosts by James David Park
This edited volume explores stability, security, transition and reconstruction operations (SSTR), highlighting the challenges and opportunities they create for the US Navy.
The book argues that SSTR operations are challenging because they create new missions and basing modes, and signal a return to traditional naval methods of operation. Mission accomplishment requires collaboration with a wide range of actors representing governmental, non-governmental and commercial organizations, which often creates politically and bureaucratically charged issues for those involved. However, although from a traditional warfighting perspective, stability operations might be viewed as having little to do with preparing for high-intensity conventional combat, these kinds of operations in fact correspond to traditional missions related to diplomacy, engagement, maritime domain awareness, piracy and smuggling, and intervention to quell civil disturbances. SSTR operations can be therefore depicted as a return to traditional naval operations, albeit operations that might not be universally welcomed in all quarters.