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Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Iraq's Sacred Spaces

David Siddhartha Patel

in Treading on Hallowed Ground: Counterinsurgency Operations in Sacred Spaces

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195342048
eISBN:
9780199852017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342048.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses upon two uprisings in 2004 in Najaf, one of the holiest cities in Shi'ite Islam and home to the revered Imam Ali shrine. In the first uprising, in April 2004, U.S. army forces ... More


Jewish Dps Confronting the Law: Prescriptions, Self-Perceptions, and Pride of Self-Control

Michael Berkowitz

in The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251120
eISBN:
9780520940680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251120.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at criminality among the Jewish remnant through the eyes of the American Jews who advised the U.S. occupation forces and from the perspective of the displaced persons. It examines ... More


Adjusting to the National Military Establishment

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the U.S. Navy's efforts to adjust to the increased centralization of defense decision-making dictated by the National Security Act of 1947. It argues that the transition for ... More


Post–Dong Xuan Operations

Ira A. Hunt

in The 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam: Unparalleled and Unequaled

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126470
eISBN:
9780813135656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126470.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

The aggressive actions of the RVNAF and the 9th Division in the Delta and U.S. forces and Allies elsewhere in South Vietnam forced the Communist leaders to abort their Winter–Spring Offensive. Yet, ... More


Both Epicenter and Periphery: U.S. Interests in Central Asia

Andrew Kuchins and Shalini Sharan

in China, The United States, and the Future of Central Asia: U.S.-China Relations, Volume I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479844333
eISBN:
9781479809448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844333.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the relationship between the United States and Central Asia. Central Asia's strategic location at the crossroads of rapidly growing Eurasian powers, its mineral and energy ... More


Deciding to Fight

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the Truman administration's decision to counter North Korea's invasion of the South by inserting U.S. forces into combat on the Korean peninsula. The decision flew in the face ... More


The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss

Charles W. Eagles

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832738
eISBN:
9781469605067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895597_eagles
Subject:
History, African-American History

When James Meredith enrolled as the first African American student at the University of Mississippi in 1962, the resulting riots produced more casualties than any other clash of the civil rights era. ... More


Slugging It Out on Capitol Hill

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the events leading up to the Navy's presentation to the House Armed Services Committee in the fall of 1949 on national military strategy and the importance of strengthening ... More


User Innovation and System Management: Aviation Mission Planning Software

Jon R. Lindsay

in Information Technology and Military Power: Information Technology and Military Power

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749568
eISBN:
9781501749582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749568.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter investigates the Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC), the analogue to the Fighter Command Ops Room in the modern U.S. Air Force. The air force formally designates the CAOC as a weapon ... More


The Hunt for Joseph Kony

Ryan C. Hendrickson

in Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160948
eISBN:
9780813165462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160948.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the legislative and political process that permitted President Obama to use U.S. Special Forces to capture or kill Joseph Kony and other senior leaders of the Lord’s Resistance ... More


School of Hard Knocks

Bill Ayrey

in Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The story of the ILC Industries space suit has its roots in the early 1950s, when a small group of “hard-knockers,” as they would call themselves, began developing pressure suits to protect humans in ... More


Developing the State-of-the-Art Space Suit

Bill Ayrey

in Lunar Outfitters: Making the Apollo Space Suit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066578
eISBN:
9780813058849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066578.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What is the definition of a space suit? This chapter explains and chronicles the development of the model XMC2-ILC pressure suit for the early U.S. Air Force high-altitude aircraft.


Introduction: The Case for Paid Family Leave

Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

in Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452383
eISBN:
9780801469503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This introductory chapter provides a background of California's paid family leave (PFL) program. Since 1993, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has guaranteed unpaid job-protected leaves ... More


The British in Basra: With Heads Held High into the Abyss

David H. Ucko and Robert Egnell

in Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes the Basra operations of the British armed forces in Iraq. Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair involved his country's armed forces in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Basra, ... More


Another Cycle Unfolds

Neil L. Jamieson

in Understanding Vietnam

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201576
eISBN:
9780520916586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201576.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the National Liberation Front's (NLF) battle against U.S. forces in Vietnam. Despite heavy losses in the Tet offensive, the NLF was able to capitalize on new political ... More


The Slow-Motion Disaster: Post-Combat Looting of Archaeological Sites

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses postwar looting of archaeological sites in Iraq. Despite all the efforts of archaeologists including Donny George and McGuire Gibson to get the help of the U.S. forces to ... More


Introduction

in The Rape of Mesopotamia: Behind the Looting of the Iraq Museum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226729459
eISBN:
9780226729435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729435.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the looting of the Iraq National Museum during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It suggests that the looting of the museum in April 2003 was ... More


1961–1967

Nathaniel L. Moir

in Number One Realist: Bernard Fall and Vietnamese Revolutionary Warfare

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197629888
eISBN:
9780197650202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197629888.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter recounts developments in Laos between 1961 and 1963 and in Vietnam during the years preceding conventional military operations by the United States in 1965. After focusing on Laos, ... More


The Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait (August 1990)

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0029
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait (August 1990). This was the beginning of a new conflict in which the Iraqi Armed Forces were involved that included three stages: the occupation ... More


The Irony of Protest: Vietnam and The Path to Permanent War

Andrew Preston

in Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698936
eISBN:
9781474445160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698936.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial issues in 1968. The intense and polarised debate between anti-war demonstrators and defenders of the Vietnam War cast a shadow on US foreign policy, ... More


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