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            Topgun
             

            Topgun (Paperback)

            By Pedersen, Dan

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            Top Gun became a household name with the worldwide success of the film of the same title. The 1986 blockbuster starring Tom Cruise as a hotshot U.S. Navy fighter pilot was so popular (drawing $356 million worldwide) that recruiters set up desks in theaters that were showing it, l...ooking to attract the next generation of combat aviators. The movie did for Navy pilots what The Right Stuff did for astronauts. With the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the real TOPGUN-as the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons program was known-approaching in 2019, and with Jerry Bruckheimer's sequel, Top Gun: Maverick, set to shoot next year, this is the time to publish the real story of the actual risk takers, disruptors, and innovators who revolutionized the art of aerial combat and created the center for excellence and incubator of leadership that thrives to this day. Here is the inside story of TOPGUN, told by the man who was picked to lead it at the start, from war to peace and back to war again, on and off the flight line, and through all six of our decades. Though Pedersen was a part of it at the beginning, some other great pilots carried on our work and he is eager to pay them tribute and make the book a celebration of our whole community. It's a great story, full of interesting characters and exciting history that American should know.
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            ISBN 9781405943826
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West

            The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kilcullen, David

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            Soldier-scholar David Kilcullen shows what opponents of the West have learned during the last quarter-century of conflict. Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower - a titan stalking the world stage with more relative power than any empire in history. Yet as e...arly as 1993, newly appointed CIA director James Woolsey pointed out that although Western powers had 'slain a large dragon' by defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, they now faced a 'bewildering variety of poisonous snakes'. In this book, Killcullen explains what happened to the 'snakes' (non-state threats, including from terrorists and guerrillas) and the 'dragons' (state-based competitors such as Russia and China). He explores how enemies learn under conditions of conflict, and examines how Western dominance over a very particular, narrowly defined form of warfare has forced adversaries to adapt in ways that present serious new challenges to America and its allies. State and non-state threats have increasingly come to resemble each other, Kilcullen argues, with states adopting non-state techniques and non-state actors now able to access levels of precision and lethal weapon-systems once only available to governments. A counterintuitive look at this new, vastly more complex environment, The Dragons and the Snakes not only reshaped our understanding of the West's enemies' capabilities, but also shows how we can respond, given the increasing limits on US power.
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            ISBN 9781925849158
            Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea
             

            Kim Jong Un and the Bomb: Survival and Deterrence in North Korea (Hardback)

            By Panda, Ankit

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              15 Jul 20

            Kim Jong Un and the Bomb tells the story of how North Korea-once derided in the 1970s as a fourth-rate pipsqueak of a country by President Richard Nixon-came to credibly threaten the American homeland with a thermonuclear bomb atop an intercontinental-range ballistic missile by N...ovember 2017.
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            ISBN 9780190060367
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There
              

            The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The History of the Wartime Codebreaking Centre by the Men and Women Who Were There (Paperback)

            By McKay, Sinclair

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            • Internationally sourced

            The first oral history of one of the most fascinating aspects of the war effort.

            ISBN 9781845136338
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2011
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins, Armies and Operators
             

            Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins, Armies and Operators (Paperback)

            By Jacobsen, Annie

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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            The definitive, character-driven history of CIA covert operations and U.S. government-sponsored assassinations, from the author of the Pulizter Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain

            ISBN 9781529378559
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
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            Canada and Conflict

            Canada and Conflict (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By James, Patrick

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            A hard hitting look at Canadian security post-9/11, from the Afghanistan war to US relations and Arctic sovereignty --Cover.

            ISBN 9780195432206
            Released NZ 29 Nov 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Issues in Canada
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            Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It

            Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It (Hardback)

            By Clarke, Richard A.; Knake, Robert K.

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            Few understand the devastation cyber weapons can wreak or how the United States will use them in a crisis. This title explains how cyber weapons work and how vulnerable America is to the world of nearly untraceable cyber criminals and spies. It reveals how successful foreign cybe...r espionage has penetrated the Pentagon, and the defense industry.
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            ISBN 9780061962233
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare
             

            Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By Rid, Thomas

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            We live in an age of subterfuge. Spy agencies pour vast resources into hacking, leaking, and forging data, often with the goal of weakening the very foundation of liberal democracy: trust in facts. Thomas Rid, a renowned expert on technology and national security, was one of the ...first to sound the alarm. Even before the 2016 election, he warned that Russian military intelligence was 'carefully planning and timing a high-stakes political campaign' to disrupt the democratic process. But as crafty as such so-called active measures have become, they are not new. In this astonishing journey through a century of secret psychological war, Rid reveals for the first time some of history's most significant operations - many of them nearly beyond belief. A White Russian ploy backfires and brings down a New York police commissioner; a KGB-engineered, anti-Semitic hate campaign creeps back across the Berlin Wall; the CIA backs a fake publishing empire, run by a former Wehrmacht U-boat commander that produces Germany's best jazz magazine.
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            ISBN 9781788164757
            Released NZ 2 Jun 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            War: The Definitive Visual History

            War: The Definitive Visual History (Hardback)

            Foreword by David, Saul

            • RRP: $70.00
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            This is the ultimate guide to the epic, 5,000-year history of war, from ancient Egypt to the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq, and the ongoing Yemeni civil war. War explores the battles, the warriors, the tactics, and the weapons and technology that have shaped conflict worldwide, ...presenting the definitive visual guide to the art of war. Lavishly illustrated with paintings, photographs, artefacts, and maps, this book offers a uniquely detailed and visually rich view of all major aspects of human conflict. Whether on the bloody battlefields of the ancient world or in the modern era of drones and laser-guided missiles, this is the complete story of the wars that have shaped our world.
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            ISBN 9780241392164
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Good Soldiers

            The Good Soldiers (Paperback)

            By Finkel, David

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            It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. It became known as 'the surge'. '

            ISBN 9781921844461
            Published NZ 29 Aug 2011
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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