U S Armed Forces Nuclear Biological And Chemical Survival Manual

U S  Armed Forces Nuclear  Biological And Chemical Survival Manual Author George Captain Galdorisi
ISBN-10 9780786725762
Year 2008-08-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

In an era of geopolitical instability, terrorism, and the threat of a North Korean missile attack, military experts teach you how to survive the worst-case scenarios we all dread If a dirty bomb explodes three miles from your home, will you know what to do? If a nerve agent is released into a train or building, can you be safe? The U.S. Armed Forces Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Survival Manual gives you the information you need to survive a terrorist attack. It contains the best practices of all the United States' military services, adapted for the first time for civilian use. With this manual, you will be able to take action to protect your family and loved ones, whether you are just beginning to think about the possibility of attack, or are well along the path of equipping yourself against a nuclear, biological, or chemical strike. This manual will show you how to: Protect yourself during a chemical or biological attack Guard against the radiological effects of a "dirty bomb" Assist victims of nuclear, chemical or biological agents Recognize the indicators of nuclear, chemical and biological attack Develop a simple and effective family action plan Assemble and store the everyday materials that could save your life Help first responders and local authorities in the event of a terrorist attack

The Armed Forces of the USA in the Asia Pacific Region

The Armed Forces of the USA in the Asia Pacific Region Author Stanley B. Weeks
ISBN-10 1860644988
Year 1999-11-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris

Ever since Pearl Harbor brought the USA into the Pacific War, that country has been a dominant military power in Asia, challenged only by the former Soviet Union and China. This is an account of the US military stake in Asia.

U S Armed Forces Survival Guide

U S  Armed Forces Survival Guide Author John Boswell
ISBN-10 1429971053
Year 2007-04-01
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin

Get the same survival training that the U.S. military uses for its troops. The U.S. Armed Forces Survival Guide is the only source hikers, campers, explorers or families focused on emergency preparedness will ever need. The U.S. Armed Forces Survial Guide covers everything a modern outdoorsperson needs to know to make it in tough terrain and tense situations, from the psychology of survial and overcoming fear to building a shelter and making it through a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or earthquake. Every kind of environment--from tropical to desert, aquatic to arctic--is covered. Topics include: --how to orienteer with or without a map and a compass --how to cross quicksand, bogs and quagmires --how to signal for help --how to set a fracture and tend a burn --how to forecast weather --how to trap, fish and set snares --how to indentify poisonous plants, insects and animals --how to survive unusual conditions, such as plane crashes and nuclear attacks The U.S. Armed Forces Survival Guide is the most comprehensive and thoroughly tested survival manual ever published.

Nuclear Strategy in the Twenty first Century

Nuclear Strategy in the Twenty first Century Author Stephen J. Cimbala
ISBN-10 0275968693
Year 2000-01-01
Pages 211
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

Although the Cold War has ended and the Soviet Union is gone, nuclear weapons remain as dangerous artifacts of times past. High-technology non-nuclear weapons, possibly including anti-missile defenses based on new principles, will dominate the battle space in the 21st century. But nuclear weapons will be deemed "useful" by those who oppose the status quo and peace and who cannot afford to race the United States and other "third wave" economies based on information and electronics. Nuclear deterrence and information will have an uneasy and dangerous coexistence. Nuclear weapons may be used by regional rogues to deter power projection and intervention by the United States and its allies. Information will be used to help confuse or defeat United States adversaries armed with weapons of mass destruction.

The Army s Nuclear Power Program

The Army s Nuclear Power Program Author Lawrence H. Suid
ISBN-10 0313272263
Year 1990
Pages 130
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

The role of the military in the development of atomic energy is examined in this study if the U.S. Army's nuclear power program. Beginning with the Army's proposals to produce nuclear power plants for remote bases, Suid traces the complete history of this program. The initial struggles with the Atomic Energy Commission are fully detailed, as are the formal organization of the program, the building of a prototype nuclear plant, and the program's subsequent development and eventual decline. A list of suggested readings and a comprehensive index complete the volume.


Implosion Author Bart Brasher
ISBN-10 0313314675
Year 2000
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group

A detailed examination of the downsizing of all four military services, including reductions in both human and material resources, and an assessment of the current and future effects of force restructuring.

Iran s Nuclear Future

Iran s Nuclear Future Author Lynn Etheridge Davis
ISBN-10 9780833053084
Year 2011
Pages 153
Language en
Publisher Rand Corporation

As Irans nuclear program evolves, U.S. decisionmakers will confront a series of critical policy choices involving complex considerations and trade-offs. The U.S. Air Force will need to prepare to carry out whatever policies are chosen.

Reassessing the Implications of a Nuclear Armed Iran

Reassessing the Implications of a Nuclear Armed Iran Author Judith S. Yaphe
ISBN-10 9781437914894
Year 2009-08
Pages 84
Language en
Publisher DIANE Publishing

A 2005 update of ¿The Strategic Implications of a Nuclear-Armed Iran¿ by Kori Schake and Judith Yaphe, which had been issued in 2001 by the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS). Contents of this report: Iran¿s Perspective: National Rights and Nuclear Weapons; Neighbors, Negotiators, and Non-proliferators; U.S. Policy Options; Endnotes; Appendix A: Timeline of Iran¿s Path to Nuclear Weapons; Appendix B: Iran¿s Nuclear Program: Status, Risks, and Prospects; Appendix C: Walking the Tightrope: Israeli Options in Response to Iranian Nuclear Developments.

Technology and the American Way of War Since 1945

Technology and the American Way of War Since 1945 Author Thomas G. Mahnken
ISBN-10 9780231517881
Year 2010-06-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press

No nation in recent history has placed greater emphasis on the role of technology in planning and waging war than the United States. In World War II the wholesale mobilization of American science and technology culminated in the detonation of the atomi

US Army Survival Manual

US Army Survival Manual Author U.S. Department of Defense (D.O.D.)
Year 2013-11-19
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Army Survival Manual is the finest single source for self-reliance for all extreme circumstances. A must for anyone who wants to know how to survive in primitive conditions. The book is very straightforward with many pictures and user-friendly illustrations, written in easy to understand language. This is just some of the survival information that this book provides: All-climates: arctic, tropics, temperate forest, savannah or desert. All-terrain survival tactics. The Will to Survive. Identify poisonous snakes, as well as edible and non-edible plants. Survival Medicine. Wilderness medicine. Techniques on first aid. Survival in the hottest or coldest of climates. Survival Planning. Make polluted water potable. How to find water. Ways to trap and collection techniques of water. Covers navigation and compass use. Find direction using the sun and stars. Weapons and Tools. Recognizing signs of land when lost at sea. Building life-saving shelters. Traps and snares. How to prepare wild game to be cooked also preserving food. All types of fire making. Water Crossings. Find direction using the sun and stars. Physical and mental fitness. Disaster preparedness. Again this is just some of the survival information is this book! Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION Survival Actions Pattern for Survival Chapter 2 PSYCHOLOGY OF SURVIVAL A Look at Stress Natural Reactions Preparing Yourself Chapter 3 SURVIVAL PLANNING AND SURVIVAL KITS Importance of Planning Survival Kits Chapter 4 BASIC SURVIVAL MEDICINE Requirements for Maintenance of Health Medical Emergencies Lifesaving Steps Bone and Joint Injury Bites and Stings Wounds Environmental Injuries Herbal Medicines Chapter 5 SHELTERS Primary Shelter—Uniform Shelter Site Selection Types of Shelters Chapter 6 WATER PROCUREMENT Water Sources Still Construction Water Purification Water Filtration Devices Chapter 7 FIRECRAFT Basic Fire Principles Site Selection and Preparation Fishing Devices Cooking and Storage of Fish and Game Chapter 8 FOOD PROCUREMENT Animals for Food Other Expedient Weapons Cordage and Lashing Rucksack Construction Clothing and Insulation Cooking and Eating Utensils Chapter 9 SURVIVAL USE OF PLANTS Edibility of Plants Plants for Medicine Miscellaneous Uses of Plants Chapter 10 POISONOUS PLANTS How Plants Poison All About Plants Rules for Avoiding Poisonous Plants Contact Dermatitis Ingestion Poisoning Chapter 11 DANGEROUS ANIMALS Insects and Arachnids Leeches Bats Venomous Snakes Snake-Free Areas Dangerous Lizards Dangers in Rivers Dangers in Bays and Estuaries Saltwater Dangers Other Dangerous Sea Creatures Chapter 12 FIELD-EXPEDIENT WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT Staffs Clubs Edged Weapons Fire Material Selection How to Build a Fire How to Light a Fire Chapter 13 DESERT SURVIVAL Terrain Environmental Factors Need for Water Heat Casualties Precautions Desert Hazards Chapter 14 TROPICAL SURVIVAL Tropical Weather Jungle Types Travel Through Jungle Areas Immediate Considerations Water Procurement Food Poisonous Plants Chapter 15 COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL Cold Regions and Locations Windchill Basic Principles of Cold Weather Survival Hygiene Medical Aspects Cold Injuries Shelters Fire Water Food Travel Weather Signs Chapter 16 SEA SURVIVAL The Open Sea Seashores Chapter 17 EXPEDIENT WATER CROSSINGS Rivers and Streams Rapids Rafts Flotation Devices Other Water Obstacles Vegetation Obstacles Chapter 18 FIELD-EXPEDIENT DIRECTION FINDING Using the Sun and Shadows Using the Moon Using the Stars Making Improvised Compasses Other Means of Determining Direction Chapter 19 SIGNALING TECHNIQUES Application Means for Signaling Codes and Signals Aircraft Vectoring Procedures

Nuclear Wastelands

Nuclear Wastelands Author Arjun Makhijani
ISBN-10 0262632047
Year 2000-06
Pages 668
Language en
Publisher MIT Press

A handbook for scholars, students, policy makers, journalists, and peace and environmental activists, Nuclear Wastelands provides concise histories of the development of nuclear weapons programs of every declared and de facto nuclear weapons power, as well as detailed surveys of the health and environmental effects of this development both in these countries and in non-nuclear nations involved in nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining.Among the more obvious but largely deferred costs of the Cold War are those related to the management of radioactive waste. The world is burdened with thousands of unwanted nuclear devices and mounting surpluses of weapons-grade plutonium and enriched uranium. In addition, the process of weapons production and testing has left many lands, aquifers, rivers, lakes, and seas contaminated by a multitude of weapons-related poisons. This book follows the production process step by step and country by country from uranium mining to the final assembly and storage of weapons, analyzing the potential hazards of each step and compiling the most complete information available on the actual health and environmental effects, in each country involved.Nuclear Wastelands includes a wealth of information that has only recently come to light, particularly on the nuclear weapons program of the former Soviet Union. It also features critical analyses of official public communications concerning the health and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons production, bringing to light governmental secrecy and outright deception that have led to the subversion of democratic principles, and have camouflaged the damage done to the very people and lands the weapons were meant to safeguard.

Nuclear Strategy

Nuclear Strategy Author Glen Segell
ISBN-10 9781901414288
Year 2006-01-01
Pages 183
Language en
Publisher Glen Segell Publishers

Lawrence Freedman wrote in his acclaimed book The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy, 'James King permitted me to read a copy of his own masterly unpublished study entitled The New Strategy', (London. Macmillan in association with the International Institute for Strategic Studies. 1981) p.xii. There were in fact nine drafts of the manuscript written by James E. King Jr (Jim) from 1948 to 1988. Correspondence indicates that Lawrence Freedman probably read a copy in 1976 of a version given by Jim King to Ken Booth in 1973. Eight of these drafts are provided in their original unaltered form on a CD to accompany this volume. The ninth draft is not enclosed as it remains classified as 'Top Secret'. A declassified paper entitled 'The Intellectuals and the Bombs presented in 1982' provides insight for a likely reasoning of such a classification despite a publication contract with The Free Press.