Halo The Flood

Halo  The Flood
Author: William C. Dietz
Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781982111649
Language: en
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The bestselling adaptation of the iconic video game Halo: Combat Evolved featuring the Master Chief—part of the expanded universe based on the award-winning video game series! 2552. Having barely escaped the final battle for Reach against the vast alien alliance known as the Covenant, the crew of the Pillar of Autumn, including Spartan John-117—the Master Chief—and his AI companion Cortana, is forced to make a desperate escape into slipspace. But their destination brings them to an ancient mystery and an even greater struggle. In this far-flung corner of the universe floats a magnificently massive, artificial ringworld. The crew’s only hope of survival is to crash-land on its surface and take the battle opposing the Covenant to the ground. But they soon discover that this enigmatic ringworld is much more than it seems. Built one hundred thousand years ago by a long-lost civilization known as the Forerunners, this “Halo” is worshipped by the Covenant—a sacred artifact they hope will complete their religious quest for supposed transcendence, and they will stop at nothing to control it. Engaging in fierce combat, Master Chief and Cortana will go deep into the Halo construct and uncover its dark secret and true purpose—even as a monstrous and far more vicious enemy than the Covenant emerges to threaten all sentient life on Halo and the galaxy beyond…

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Damien M. Sojoyner
Release: 2016-10-15
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781452951812
Language: en
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California is a state of immense contradictions. Home to colossal wealth and long portrayed as a bastion of opportunity, it also has one of the largest prison populations in the United States and consistently ranks on the bottom of education indexes. Taking a unique, multifaceted insider’s perspective, First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, First Strike critiques the trope of the “school-to-prison pipeline” and instead explores the realm of public school as a form of “enclosure” that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment of Black people in California. Through a fascinating ethnography of a public school in Los Angeles County, and a “day in the life tour” of the effect of prisons on the education of Black youth, Damien M. Sojoyner looks at the contestation over education in the Black community from Reconstruction to the civil rights and Black liberation movements of the past three decades. Policy makers, school districts, and local governments have long known that there is a relationship between high incarceration rates and school failure. First Strike is the first book that demonstrates why that connection exists and shows how school districts, cities and states have been complicit and can reverse a disturbing and needless trend. Rather than rely upon state-sponsored ideological or policy-driven models that do nothing more than to maintain structures of hierarchal domination, it allows us to resituate our framework of understanding and begin looking for solutions in spaces that are readily available and are immersed in radically democratic social visions of the future.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Ben Coes
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781466841277
Language: en
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Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk. Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey manages to send proof of the awful truth—unknown at even the highest levels in the government—that ISIS’s munitions were indeed provided by America itself. This information arrives in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS. But the vicious Nazir, is far from finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a terrorist cell to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing hundreds of college students as hostages. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is withheld, the terrorists will publicly execute one student. The potential loss of life is intolerable. A frontal assault is impossible. Releasing the shipment is unthinkable. There is nowhere to turn... In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option—Dewey Andreas.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Shelomoh Naḳdimon
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 353
ISBN: UOM:39015012188747
Language: en
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First Strike

First Strike
Author: Jack Cashill,James Sanders
Release: 2003-03-03
Editor: Thomas Nelson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781418565398
Language: en
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September 11, 2001, did not represent the first aerial assault against the American mainland. The first came on July 17,1996, with the downing of TWA Flight 800. This book looks in detail at what people saw and heard on this fateful night. First Strike explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. With an impressive array of facts, Jack Cashill and James Sanders show the relationship between events in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the American government has attempted to cover up the truth.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Matthew J. Flynn
Release: 2008-07-09
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781135904135
Language: en
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Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Robert C. Aldridge
Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 325
ISBN: UOM:49015000329277
Language: en
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Discusses the development of the nuclear weapons of the United States and examines the American military policies concerning nuclear war

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Richard Turner
Release: 2017-12-27
Editor: Richard Turner
Pages: 355
ISBN:
Language: en
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First Strike

First Strike
Author: Matthew J. Flynn
Release: 2008-07-09
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781135904142
Language: en
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Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

First Strike

First Strike
Author: Mark Totten
Release: 2010-09-21
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780300168648
Language: en
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Can the use of force first against a less-than-imminent threat be both morally acceptable and consistent with American values? This book offers historical examination of the use of preemptive and preventive force through the lens of the just war tradition.

Nuclear First Strike

Nuclear First Strike
Author: George H. Quester
Release: 2006-02-07
Editor: JHU Press
Pages: 159
ISBN: 0801882850
Language: en
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This provocative and timely work examines various scenarios in which the deployment of nuclear weapons could occur, the probable consequences of such an escalation, the likely world reactions, and the plausible policy ramifications. Rather than projecting the physical damage that would result from nuclear attacks, George H. Quester offers an exploration of the political, psychological, and social aftermath of nuclear conflict. The prospect of nuclear attack—sixty years after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki—is difficult to confront on many levels. We may avoid the discussion for emotional reasons, for fear of generating a self-confirming hypothesis, or simply because of the general "nuclear taboo." But there are also self-denying propositions to be harnessed here: if the world gives some advance thought to how nuclear weapons might be used again, such attacks may be headed off. If the world avoids nuclear weapons use until the year 2045, it will be able to celebrate one hundred years of nuclear concord. Quester suggests that this may be achieved through the careful consideration of possible nuclear deployment scenarios and their consequences. In this insightful analysis, he provides a starting point for informed and focused reflection and preparation.

Rand Report

Rand Report
Author: Rand Corporation
Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 174
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119273659
Language: en
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First Strike

First Strike
Author: R. J. Patterson
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 297
ISBN: 0999457705
Language: en
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"To those with the highest security clearance, it's a line item known only as Project X. But to the half dozen agents and personnel working for it, it's known as Firestorm, a black ops group so dark that the U.S. President doesn't even know about them yet. And no agent is as skilled as Brady Hawk. Amid the smoldering ashes of another terrorist attack on U.S. interests in Iraq, Hawk searches for Nasim Ghazi, the chief bomb maker for the terrorist group Al Hasib. However, Hawk's mission is almost cut short when he's nearly killed by an assassin. Haunted by his harrowing escape, Hawk must quietly navigate through Iraq and Afghanistan to hunt down Ghazi before he strikes again. As he and his Washington-based handler Alex Duncan try to solve the mystery of his assassin, Hawk struggles with the revelation that his father, the world's most renowned weapons manufacturer, may not be who he thinks he is. In a world where nothing is as it seems, Hawk must stay focused in order to put down another threat before it's too late ... both himself as his country." -- Amazon.com.

China s Strategic Arsenal

China s Strategic Arsenal
Author: James M. Smith,Paul J. Bolt
Release: 2021-04-01
Editor: Georgetown University Press
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781647120801
Language: en
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This volume brings together an international group of distinguished scholars to provide a fresh assessment of China's strategic military capabilities, doctrines, and its political perceptions in light of rapidly advancing technologies, an expanding and modernizing nuclear arsenal, and increased great-power competition with the United States.

Nuclear Winter First Strike

Nuclear Winter First Strike
Author: Bobby Akart
Release: 2021-02-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 292
ISBN: 9798706567514
Language: en
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Nuclear war may kill millions.Nuclear Winter will kill billions. International bestselling author, Bobby Akart, one of America's favorite storytellers, delivers up-all-night thrillers to readers in 245 countries and territories worldwide. "Love the intensity of his stories, his thorough research, his creativity, the characterizations and the abundant action and realistic locations." Every war begins with a first shot. The shot heard 'round the world at Lexington and Concord in 1775 birthed a nation. Less than a century later, cannons firing on Fort Sumter, South Carolina thrust that same nation into a civil war. The assassination of an obscure archduke sparked a chain of events leading to World War I. The dastardly bombing of Pearl Harbor led America into the Second World War. "Bobby Akart is the master of nail biting, edge of your seat fiction based on fact." Akart's new novel, Nuclear Winter First Strike, depicts a world on the edge of nuclear Armageddon. Will history repeat itself as warring nations take their battles to the highest level of destruction? Can America avoid being drawn into these conflicts beyond her borders?Nuclear Armageddon hangs over us like a mighty sword and ordinary Americans will be caught in the crosshairs. "From the first word read to the last page turned, I knew Bobby Akart had a brilliant, engaging, horrifying tale to be told."This is more than the story of nuclear conflict. It's about the devastating effects wrought by Nuclear Winter. Our possible future is seen through the eyes of the Albright family whose roots stretch back to the early settlement of the Florida Keys.Hank Albright, a widower and proprietor of the Driftwood Key Inn, is the epitome of the laid-back islander inhabiting the Keys. His brother, Mike, is a homicide detective for the Monroe County Sheriff's department. Along with his wife Jessica, a paramedic and member of the Sheriff's department water emergency team, they become involved in the investigation of a sadistic serial killer. Hank's son, Peter Albright, is a Washington, DC reporter covering the State Department. He's unknowingly thrust into the middle of the conflict in the Middle East. Upon his return home, he begins to unravel a conspiracy leading to an unexpected dynamic between the President, the Secretary of State, and North Korea.As the drumbeats of war beat louder, Hank's oldest child, Lacey McDowell, begins to sense the warning signs. Along with her husband, Owen, and teenage son, Tucker, she begins to prepare for a hasty exit from their San Francisco Bay Area home. "Believable and relatable characters are developed in such a spell-binding way that you must keep turning the pages."Will America become embroiled in the nuclear conflict? Will the President cross the Rubicon, that point of no return after which lives and cities may be destroyed? For the Albrights, like their fellow Americans, their lives are about to change forever.It was not our fight, but it became our problem."You are there. Feeling what they feel. Anger, joy, love, mourning. You feel it all. Not everyone can write a book like this. It takes a special writer to make you feel a book."Bobby Akart has delivered intense, up-all-night thrillers that have you whispering just one more chapter until the end.

Mutual Security Act of 1961

Mutual Security Act of 1961
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 1524
ISBN: HARVARD:32044047076534
Language: en
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The Climatic Biological and Strategic Effects of Nuclear War

The Climatic  Biological  and Strategic Effects of Nuclear War
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 244
ISBN: UCR:31210024955161
Language: en
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First Strike

First Strike
Author: Sammy Franco
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 189
ISBN: 1581600186
Language: en
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First Strike serves as both a training tool to teach you how to launch a first strike and a strategic blueprint for actual combat. Use it to get the lowdown on range proficiency, ghosting, secondary strikes, the compound strike and offensive flow, the relocation principle and fear management, as well as the appropriate targets, strikes, blocks, parries, pushes, jabs and gouges to drop any opponent with one punishing blow.

Strategic and Foreign Policy Implications of ABM Systems March 6 11 13 21 26 28 1969

Strategic and Foreign Policy Implications of ABM Systems  March 6  11  13  21  26  28  1969
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Organization and Disarmament Affairs
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112070093189
Language: en
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Considers the national and international ramifications of U.S. ABM deployment, and its effects on SALT talks with the Soviet Union.

Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2003

Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2003
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022
Editor: FEMA
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Language: en
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