Erscheinungsdatum: 26.01.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Why Paramilitary Operations Fail, Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018, Autor: Krishnan, Armin, Verlag: Springer International Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Politik und Staat // Internationale Beziehungen // Krieg und Verteidigung, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 272, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 356 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Operating directly under the National Command Authority, a relatively unknown entity of handpicked warriors are selected when it is crucial that a mission must not fail. They are the Tier 1 Operators. There are over 2 million active soldiers. Of those, approximately 50 thousand fall under the direct control of the Special Operations Command. The Tier 1 Operator functions on a level above and beyond even the most highly trained Special Operations Forces. Their exact numbers, while classified, hover in the low hundreds. They are living, breathing, precision instruments of war. They are experts in the application of violence. The new Medal of Honor is inspired by and developed with actual Tier 1 Operators from this elite community. Players step into the boots of these warriors and apply their unique skill sets to fight a new enemy in the most unforgiving and hostile conditions of present day Afghanistan.
Operating directly under the National Command Authority, a relatively unknown entity of handpicked warriors are selected when it is crucial that a mission must not fail. They are the Tier 1 Operators. There are over 2 million active soldiers. Of those, approximately 50 thousand fall under the direct control of the Special Operations Command. The Tier 1 Operator functions on a level above and beyond even the most highly trained Special Operations Forces. Their exact numbers, while classified, hover in the low hundreds. They are living, breathing, precision instruments of war. They are experts in the application of violence. The new Medal of Honor is inspired by and developed with actual Tier 1 Operators from this elite community. Players step into the boots of these warriors and apply their unique skill sets to fight a new enemy in the most unforgiving and hostile conditions of present day Afghanistan.This is a new war. There is a new warrior. He is Tier 1.Fight Today's War: Elite Special Forces in a gritty combat campaign using the surgical tactics of Tier 1 Operators combined with the sledgehammer force of Army Rangers.Unparalleled Authenticity: Intense story with incredible pacing and variety set in the rugged Afghanistan landscape, creating a shooter experience only available from the storied Medal of Honor franchise.
In this thoroughly revised edition of his bestselling 1999 volume Why Peacekeeping Fails , Dennis Jett explains why peacekeepers today are dying in record numbers while engaged in operations that either are bound to fail or make little contribution to peace. The original book compared a wide range of peacekeeping experiences, including the unsuccessful attempt at peacekeeping in Angola with the successful effort in Mozambique in the early 1990's, to argue for the importance of peacekeeping and suggest ways to improve its chances for success. Nearly two decades later, the number of UN peacekeepers has risen to 100,000 from 15,000; and yet, after years of expansion, support for peacekeeping seems to be diminishing. This thoroughly revised and updated 20 th anniversary edition-half of which is completely new material-provides a timely update to Jett's previous volume, examining why the dramatic growth in peacekeeping has occurred, how it is now being used, and why the challenges peacekeepers face cannot be dealt with alone. Also considering the impact of terrorism on both recent and longstanding peacekeeping operations, this book will assess the prospects of peacekeeping in an era in which the United States seems to be withdrawing from the world.
Every year, good businesses fail because their systems are broken. Many more are in chaos - they don’t fail, but they don’t make any real profit either. Their teams are stretched to the breaking point, their operations go wrong at every turn, and their customers are dissatisfied and angry...but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this audiobook, you’ll discover Lean management, a transformative system characterized by continuous improvement and respect for people. Cheap Is Good shares the system, processes, and tools from Lean management that transformed this small business in chaos into a systematic, thriving, and profitable operation. Whether your business is in crisis right now or is slowly losing ground to more efficient competitors, Lean management is designed to cut all the waste out of your business. Learn how to win back the wasted time, wasted materials, wasted energy, and wasted money so you can increase your profit, help your team thrive, and give your customers an amazing experience every time they call you. About Bob Cooper, Jr.: Bob Cooper, Jr., is the owner and founder of El Cheapo Lifts, based in Pico Rivera, California. He has been in the construction and rental industry for more than 25 years and oversaw a highly successful Lean transformation after the global financial crisis hit the industry hard. He wrote Cheap Is Good to empower other small-business owners to put Lean to use in their operations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Abell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119608/bk_acx0_119608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why do businesses consistently fail to execute their competitive strategies? Because leaders don't identify and invest in the full range of projects and programs required to align the organization with its strategy. Moreover, even when strategy makers do break their plans down into doable chunks, they seldom work with project leaders to prioritize strategic investments and assure that needed resources are applied in priority order. And they often neglect to revise the strategic portfolio to fit the demands of a dynamic environment, or to stay connected to strategic projects through completion, as new products, services, skills and capabilities are transferred into operations. In Executing Your Strategy , Mark Morgan, Raymond Levitt, and William Malek present six imperatives that enable you to do the right strategic projectsand do those projects right. And it is no accident that the six imperatives combine to create the acronym INVEST: IdeationClarify and communicate purpose, identity and long range intention; NatureDevelop alignment between strategy, structure and culture based on ideation; VisionCreate clear goals and metrics aligned to strategy and guided by ideationEngagementDo the right projects based on the strategy through portfolio management; Synthesis: Do projects and programs right, in alignment with portfolio; and Transition: Move the project and program outputs into operations where benefit is realized. Full of intriguing company examples and practical advice, this crucial new resource shows you how to make strategy happen in your organization.
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize From the award-winning and bestselling author of Directorate S, the explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupulous research and firsthand accounts by key government, intelligence, and military personnel both foreign and American, Ghost Wars details the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan (including its covert operations against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989), the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the failed efforts by U.S. forces to find and assassinate bin Laden in Afghanistan.
A collection of maxims that directed the military operations of the greatest captain of modern times cannot fail to prove of great use to such young officers as really desire a knowledge of the art of war. The maxims are illustrated by instances drawn from the campaigns of Gustavus Adolphus, Turenne, Frederick, and Napoleon. These great men were all governed by the same principles, and it is by applying these principles to the perusal of their respective campaigns that every military man will recognize their wisdom and make such use of them hereafter as his own particular genius shall point out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Kollins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132463/bk_acx0_132463_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A landmark collaboration between a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, The Main Enemy is the dramatic inside story of the CIA-KGB spy wars, told through the actions of the men who fought them.Based on hundreds of interviews with operatives from both sides, The Main Enemy puts us inside the heads of CIA officers as they dodge surveillance and walk into violent ambushes in Moscow. This is the story of the generation of spies who came of age in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis and rose through the ranks to run the CIA and KGB in the last days of the Cold War. The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of Moscow to the back streets of Baghdad, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, but the action centers on Washington, starting in the infamous "Year of the Spy"--when, one by one, the CIA’s agents in Moscow began to be killed, up through to the very last man.Behind the scenes with the CIA's covert operations in Afghanistan, Milt Bearden led America to victory in the secret war against the Soviets, and for the first time he reveals here what he did and whom America backed, and why. Bearden was called back to Washington after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and was made chief of the Soviet/East European Division—just in time to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that swept across Eastern Europe, and the implosion of the Soviet Union.Laced with startling revelations--about fail-safe top-secret back channels between the CIA and KGB, double and triple agents, covert operations in Berlin and Prague, and the fateful autumn of 1989--The Main Enemy is history at its action-packed best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Lane. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/010828/bk_brll_010828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.