Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism

Author: Dick Couch

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 030723875X

Category: History

Page: 288

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In America’s battle against al-Qaeda and their allies, the goal of the Navy SEALs is to be the best guns in the fight—stealthy, effective, professional, and lethal. Here for the first time is a SEAL insider’s battle history of these Special Operations warriors in the war on terrorism. “Down range” is what SEALs in Afghanistan and Iraq call their area of operations. In this new mode of warfare, “down range” can refer to anything from tracking roving bands of al-Qaeda on a remote mountain trail in Afghanistan to taking down an armed compound in Tikrit and rousting holdouts from Saddam Hussein’s regime. It could mean interdicting insurgents smuggling car-bomb explosives over the Iraqi-Syrian border or silently boarding a freighter on the high seas at night to enforce an embargo. In other words, “down range” could be anywhere, anytime, under any conditions. In Down Range, author Dick Couch, himself a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer, uses his unprecedented access to bring the reader firsthand accounts from the warriors in combat during key missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Couch creates a pulse-pounding, detailed narrative of the definitive engagements of this war, while painting an unusually intimate portrait of these warriors in the field. The performance of the SEALs in difficult, changing environments—in the heat of the Afghan desert, in the snow-packed Hindu Kush, on the high seas, and in the urban chaos of Baghdad—has been nothing short of extraordinary. The SEALs, coordinating with other American forces, the CIA, and foreign special operations units like the Polish GROM, have once more shown their genius for improvisation and capacity for courageous action in leading the fight against this new and vicious enemy. The first battle history of its kind, Down Range is a riveting close-up of some of America’s finest warriors in action against a deadly foe. Also available as an eBook From the Hardcover edition.
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A Transitioning Veteran's Career Guide to Life's Next Phase

Author: James D. Murphy,William M. Duke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118825713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9001

Military veterans prepare for the next mission in their careers Written by veterans who have successfully made the transition, Down Range offers career planning guidance to U.S. military veterans coming off active duty. This is NOT simply a guide to transitioning from the military to the civilian world. This is NOT a guide to getting a job. This book IS a guide to developing a post-military career, not just for the first few days, weeks, or months after active duty, but for the rest of your employed life. This simple and effective planning process has been taught to more than 1 million business executives in companies all over the world. Explains how to build an adaptable long-range career plan called a Career High Definition Destination (HDD), across a spectrum of seven key areas Shows how business differs from military service, how to identify the resources needed to achieve the Career HDD, and how to develop strategic and tactical courses of action that drive you to executing towards your Career HDD on a consistent basis Author James Murphy is founder of Afterburner Inc. and is currently working with the U.S. Army at the highest levels to develop a transition program for the estimated 1.5 million veterans who will transition from active duty service to civilian careers by the year 2020 This book challenges veterans to change their mind-set and understand just how different the "wilderness" of civilian employment is from military experience. Down Range provides an appreciation for what's important to a business, helping you to become a valuable asset throughout your career.
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Author: Lindsay McKenna

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 1460322541

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5814

Trained to kill, but built for love… Captain Morgan Boland is at the top of her game, as is her former lover, Navy SEAL Jake Ramsey. Then a military computer selects them to partner in a special op. The mission can't be compromised by their personal history—and they have truckloads of it. But the Afghan assignment might provide the discipline they need to finally get it together—outside the bedroom, that is. A lot has happened over the two years since they last went their separate ways. And there's way more to Morgan than Jake has ever given her credit for….
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Author: Albert Amara

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1597817538

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 7965

This book brings a new light to poetry and the spoken word in the context of Christian experiences, never neglecting the Cross' message. It is a wonderful witnessing tool.
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A One-Year Military Tour in Iraq

Author: Paul Bouchard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491733993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 52

View: 8937

Incoming! Incoming! Incoming! That was the all-too-familiar signal causing US Army JAG lawyer Paul Bouchard to drop everything and seek cover in a concrete bunker, under a table, or beneath a palm tree during his one-year military tour in Iraq. As Bouchard patiently waited for the all-clear signal, he understood each uncertain moment was just part of living and working in a combat zone. In this true account of his experiences and those of his fellow JAG corps buddies deployed in Iraq during 2010 and 2011, Bouchard shares his observations about a country where temperatures reached 125 degrees Fahrenheit, and where everyone faced a variety of dangers, to include nighttime kidnapping attempts. Detailing how he and other JAG officers coped and stayed safe while defending soldiers, Bouchard provides insights on Saddam Hussein and his brutal regime, military base comforts, the horror induced by a troubled American soldier, and the ways some soldiers cleverly circumvented the prohibitions behind General Order Number 1. Having It Good Downrange shares a JAG officer’s fascinating narrative of his one-year deployment in Iraq as he carried out the rewarding work of defending America’s soldiers.
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A Sniper's Guide to Hitting Your Target

Author: Christian W. Schoedlbauer,Llc Snipe Custom Arms

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478385516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 142

View: 4163

It doesn't matter if you're a paper puncher (target shooter), hunter, or a sniper in the military or law enforcement. This book will make you a better shot, whether you are a beginner or an advanced marksman, and it costs no more than a box of ammo! Down Range – A Sniper's Guide to Hitting Your Target is not “just” another book that “just” talks about precision and long range shooting; it is a book that teaches you everything you need to know to master the art of precision rifle shooting.This book has purposely been kept as compact as possible, addressing the facts and eliminating any unnecessary information, allowing you to easily keep this essential information in any range bag.We promise this will be the best investment you will make to improve your shooting skills.
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To Iraq and Back

Author: Bridget C. Cantrell,Chuck Dean

Publisher: Wordsmith Pub

ISBN: 9781933150062

Category: History

Page: 156

View: 1857

Down range is a timely book dedicated to bringing the troops home and addressing the challenges of the re-integration process from combatant to civilian. Bridget Cantrell, Ph.D., and Vietnam veteran Chuck Dean have joined forces to present this vital information and resource manual for both returning troops and their loved ones. Here you will find answers, explanations, and insights as to why so many combat veterans suffer from flashbacks, depression, fits of rage, nightmares, anxiety, emotional numbing,and other troubling aspects of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Author: Jack Young

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781985616837


Page: 402

View: 965

Upon returning home from a friend's funeral, high school teacher Mike Wells finds himself implicated in the death of the supervisor who recently suspended him. Knowing he didn't kill his boss, Mike sets out to find out who did. He is assisted by his best friend and former tank crewmember, Tommy, in looking into who was actually behind this murder. While suspended, Mike discovers his sister had been on the receiving end of an abusive marriage for the past twenty years. This doesn't sit well with him and he feels the need to fulfill his role as big brother in this matter. While assisting a local private investigator, Mike also gets involved in the search for several missing teenage girls. With the clock is racing to find these girls and Mike must also remain ahead of the police's investigations of him.
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A Book of Down Range Reflection

Author: Kimberly Eakin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990575498


Page: 70

View: 7763

Coloring book for grown ups features professional firearms experts. Olympic athletes, world champions, hunting, veterans, and military icons.
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Author: Victor C. Chen,Hao Ling

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781580535496

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 234

View: 7656

This resource introduces a new image formation algorithm based on time-frequency-transforms, showing its advantage over the more conventional Fourier-based image formation. Referenced with over 170 equations and 80 illustrations, the book presents new algorithms that help improve the result of radar imaging and signal processing.
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Author: Leslie A. Chapman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452067704

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 511

The book starts out picturing a young man who foolishly wants to go to war where he in vision’s himself receiving all these high class medals for heroism but never once taking into account what it is going to take physically and mentally to get those medals. He’s constantly playing a head game within himself and those that surround him. He like so many other young men of past eras are trying to be something that they’re not and that small initial lie grows into a tremendous reputation that he has to live with and soon regrets that he’s known by such. Come walk with the author and his brothers of the sword through the dark, humid, unforgiving jungles of Vietnam and experience the death, destruction, and mental sacrificial anguish they had to endure. Come see why you fear being alone in the denseness of a jungle or a forest that you have never entered before. Feel the heat of the Asian jungle floor intermixed with the leaches, ants, mosquitoes, snakes and humans searching you out only to destroy you at any cost. You see our author starts out innocently enough but soon finds out that war is not only a physical hardship demanding its pounds of flesh, but also is a horrendous mental agonizing hazard from which there is only one means of escape and/or retreat. That means to an end is death. Yes the author and his brothers of the sword will take their heroic missions and sacrificial allegiances to the grave with them. But, the real tragedy of it all is no one really cares about them in the first place. For they were and still are the “Secret Soldiers of the Second Army” willing to go anywhere, any time, to do the impossible for the ungrateful.
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A Primer for Applied Mathematicians and Physicists

Author: Brett Borden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420069006

Category: Science

Page: 158

View: 2392

Radar-based imaging of aircraft targets is a topic that continues to attract a lot of attention, particularly since these imaging methods have been recognized to be the foundation of any successful all-weather non-cooperative target identification technique. Traditional books in this area look at the topic from a radar engineering point of view. Consequently, the basic issues associated with model error and image interpretation are usually not addressed in any substantive fashion. Moreover, applied mathematicians frequently find it difficult to read the radar engineering literature because it is jargon-laden and device specific, meaning that the skills most applicable to the problem's solution are rarely applied. Enabling an understanding of the subject and its current mathematical research issues, Radar Imaging of Airborne Targets: A Primer for Applied Mathematicians and Physicists presents the issues and techniques associated with radar imaging from a mathematical point of view rather than from an instrumentation perspective. The book concentrates on scattering issues, the inverse scattering problem, and the approximations that are usually made by practical algorithm developers. The author also explains the consequences of these approximations to the resultant radar image and its interpretation, and examines methods for reducing model-based error.
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