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Introduction to modern EW systems
De Martino, Andrea, author
Boston, MA : Artech House, [2018]
Introduction to electronic warfare scenarios -- Evolution of signal emitters and sensors -- EW RF band sensor systems -- RF direction finding and emitter location techniques -- Electronic countermeasure systems -- ECM techniques and sensor ECCMs -- Signal detection in sensor receivers -- Introductory concepts of estimation theory -- Antennas and phased array antennas -- Analog modulation methods -- Evaluation of BER increase for noise and CW tone jamming in communication systems employing BFSK modulation -- Radar pulse compression waveforms.

The second edition has been greatly expanded to include a wealth of new material, from remote piloted airborne systems, directed energy weapons, and noncooperative air surveillance, to electronic warfare (EW) radar band sensor next generation architectures, real-time data links, and smart jamming.
Baker Berry UG485 .D419 2018

The Oxford handbook of India's national security
edited by Sumit Ganguly, Nicolas Blarel, and Manjeet S. Pardesi
New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2018
India faces an array of national security challenges. Externally, they range from geopolitical tensions and territorial disputes with China and Pakistan, nuclear deterrence, and state-sponsored/backed cross-border terrorism to the internal security issues related to secessionism, counter-insurgency, Naxalism, and ethnic conflict. In recent decades, the national security agenda has been expanded to include issues related to economics, environment, development, and transnational criminal activities. More than two decades of rapid economic growth has also added energy security to the national security matrix. Concomitant with its economic rise, India's national security agenda also includes a more proactive vision for the wider Asian region, including the Indian Ocean, with implications for power projection, and for India's contributions to global peacekeeping missions through the United Nations. This handbook is the first comprehensive analysis of all these national security challenges, traditional and non-traditional, facing India. With contributions from some of the leading and rising scholars from across the world, the essays cover a wide range of topics and issues including the colonial legacy, realist/liberal/constructivist approaches to national security, India's wars, strategic culture, conventional military challenges including issues of military modernization and defence-industrial challenges, nuclear security, the role of space, cybersecurity, terrorism, insurgencies, the role of the intelligence agencies, civil-military relations, and the relationship between national security and state-making in India.
Baker Berry UA840 .O94 2018

Invisible agents : women and espionage in seventeenth-century Britain
Akkerman, Nadine, author
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018
A compelling history of women in seventeenth century espionage, telling the forgotten tales of women from all walks of life who acted as spies in early modern Britain. Nadine Akkerman has immersed herself in archives and letter collections, acting as a modern-day Spymistress to unearth plots and conspiracies that have long been hidden by history.
Baker Berry UB271.G7 A55 2018

The American military : a concise history
Glatthaar, Joseph T., 1956- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Citizen soldier and sailor vs. standing armed forces -- The struggle for military professionalism -- Technology, mechanization, and the world wars -- The limits of power -- Conclusion.

"Since the first English settlers landed at Jamestown with the legacy of centuries of European warfare in tow, the military has been an omnipresent part of America. In "The American Military: A Concise History", Joseph T. Glatthaar explores this relationship from its origins in the thirteen colonies to today's ongoing conflicts in the Middle East. During the Revolutionary War, tension grew between local militias and a standing army. The Founding Fathers attempted to strike a balance, enshrining an army, navy, and a "well-regulated Militia" in the Constitution. The US soon witnessed the rise of a professional military, a boon to its successes in the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. However, after the Civil War, the US soon learned that the purpose of a peacetime army is to prepare for war. When war did arrive, it arrived with a vengeance, gutting the trenches of the Great War with effective innovations: tanks, planes, machine guns, and poison gas. The US embraced the technology that would win both world wars and change the nature of battle in the Second World War. The nuclear era brought encounters defined by stalemate--from the Cold War conflicts of Korea and Vietnam to the the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Since 9/11, the US has been frustrated by unconventional warfare, including terrorism and cyberwar, largely negating the technological advantage it had held. Glatthaar examines all these challenges, looking to the future of the U.S. military and its often proud and complicated legacy."--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry UA23 .G638 2018

The fighters : Americans in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
Chivers, C. J. author
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
Part 1. Storm. Into Afghanistan : G-Monster : Lieutenant Layne McDowell's quick air war -- Into the kill zone : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the Gauntlet at al-Kaed Bridge -- Part 2. Bad hand. The one you hear already missed : Sergeant First Class Leo Kryszewski and the rocket attacks -- "In the Navy he'll be safe" : hospital corpsman Dustin E. Kirby and a family at war -- Down safe : chief Warrant officer Michael Slebodnik and the air cavalry war in Iraq -- G-Monster : Lieutenant Commander Layne McDowell's dream -- Part 3. Counterinsurgency. On Al Qaeda's turf : Dustin Kirby and the route Chicago shooting gallery -- "I'll fly away" : Chief Warrant officer Mike Slebodnik and the air cavalry in the eastern Afghan Valleys -- We're here because we're here : specialist Robert Soto and the ghosts of Korengal Valley -- The push : Lieutenant Jarrod Neff and a battle to turn the tide of the war -- Part 4. Reckoning. G-Monster : the satisfaction of restraint -- The fighter : Gail Kirby's demand.

"Almost 2.5 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers has reported from both fronts from the beginning, walking side by side with combatants for more than a dozen years. He describes the experience of war today as it is endured by those most at risk--the camaraderie and profound sense of purpose, alongside courage, frustration, and moral confusion mixed with technical precision. In these remote places where the reason for their presence is sometimes not clear, these young men kill or are killed, facing palpable and often constant threat of ambush or hidden bombs. They repeatedly return, rushing toward danger, often to rescue the wounded in wars that escalate around them as the Pentagon changes doctrines and plans. Weaving a history of the war through troops' experiences, the characters in The Fighters climb into an F-14 cockpit for the opening strikes after the attacks of 9/11, hunt for Osama bin Laden along the Pakistani border, chase insurgent rocket teams with helicopters alongside American bases, face snipers in a hostile city in Anbar Province in Iraq, and engage in deadly counterguerilla warfare in the soaring mountains of the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. Some suffer terribly. All are changed. They return home, uncertain of their place in the world and what their wars have achieved. Chivers accompanied combatants over many years and multiple tours, including many of the characters in this book, developing deep understanding of the experience of combat in our times. The Fighters, his tour de force, tells a history of America's longest wars as well as the lives of the volunteers who have waged them"--
Baker Berry U52 .C55 2018

Iran, Israel, and the United States : the politics of counter-proliferation intelligence
Seliktar, Ofira, author
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
The theory and practice of nuclear intelligence -- Under the radar : Iran's nuclear project takes off -- The great deception : the nuclear project in the age of the dialogue of civilization -- Blowing the cover of Iran's nuclear project : whose intelligence matters? -- Iran's nuclear principalism : challenging the NPT -- The cost of principalism : bankrupting Iran -- The power of sanctions and the road to the joint comprehensive plan of action -- Conclusions : the complex case of Iran's nuclear intelligence.

This book analyzes the process of evaluating Iran's nuclear project and efforts to roll it back, resulting in the 2015 nuclear agreement. To highlight the technological problems and the politicization involved in the process, this study uses real-time comparison of developments in Iran and the perception of Israel in the United States.
Baker Berry U264.5.I7 S45 2018

The art of strategy : Sun Tzu, Michael Porter, and beyond
Moon, Hwy-Chang, author
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
Baker Berry U101 .M66 2018