First Strike

First Strike Author Ben Coes
ISBN-10 9781466841277
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 496
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Deep within the Pentagon, a covert, multi-billion arms-for-influence program was created. The objective was to protect the United States and its allies from terrorist acts by secretly enabling a hand-picked man to emerge as the most powerful leader in the Middle East. But the charismatic Tristan Nazir double-crosses America, twisting the program for his own violent ends to create ISIS. Now America is at great risk. Elite operative Dewey Andreas is sent to Syria to retrieve details about the source of ISIS’s funding but his cover is blown mid-operation and chaos erupts in the streets of Damascus. Trapped and outnumbered, Dewey manages to send proof of the awful truth—unknown at even the highest levels in the government—that ISIS’s munitions were indeed provided by America itself. This information arrives in time to for the U.S. to cut off a final arms shipment before it reaches ISIS. But the vicious Nazir, is far from finished. He launches a bold strike into the heart of America, sending a terrorist cell to take over a dorm at Columbia University, capturing hundreds of college students as hostages. For every hour that the shipment of weapons is withheld, the terrorists will publicly execute one student. The potential loss of life is intolerable. A frontal assault is impossible. Releasing the shipment is unthinkable. There is nowhere to turn... In a situation with no solutions, there remains only one option—Dewey Andreas.

Halo First Strike

Halo  First Strike Author Eric Nylund
ISBN-10 9781429930437
Release 2010-12-21
Pages 448
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Reach fell, and when hope seemed lost, humanity stood face-to-face with the possible extinction of all life in the galaxy and lived to tell the tale. But that was just one epic battle, and the war rages on . . . The Covenant shows no mercy as they continue to assault every human world they can find, but in their way lies humanity's great champion, Spartan-117, the Master Chief. Together with his AI companion Cortana and the last remaining Spartans, the fight continues on two fronts. One takes a crew of Spartans to the charred surface of Reach, the only planet they've ever known as home. But beneath the surface, Dr. Halsey has discovered an ancient that could alter the course of the war. Meanwhile, Master Chief and Cortana head towards a gathering of Covenant warships because the UNSC's worst nightmare has come true: the Covenant has discovered the location of Earth and is forming a massive fleet to destroy it...and all who oppose the will of the Prophets. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

First Strike

First Strike Author Jack Cashill
ISBN-10 9781418565398
Release 2003-03-03
Pages 288
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September 11, 2001, did not represent the first aerial assault against the American mainland. The first came on July 17,1996, with the downing of TWA Flight 800. This book looks in detail at what people saw and heard on this fateful night. First Strike explains how a determined corps of ordinary citizens worked to reveal the compromise and corruption that tainted the federal investigation. With an impressive array of facts, Jack Cashill and James Sanders show the relationship between events in July 1996 and September 2001 and proclaim how and why the American government has attempted to cover up the truth.

First Strike

First Strike Author Damien M. Sojoyner
ISBN-10 0816697531
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 288
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California is a state of immense contradictions. Home to colossal wealth and long portrayed as a bastion of opportunity, it also has one of the largest prison populations in the United States and consistently ranks on the bottom of education indexes. Taking a unique, multifaceted insider's perspective, First Strike delves into the root causes of its ever-expansive prison system and disastrous educational policy. Recentering analysis of Black masculinity beyond public rhetoric, First Strike critiques the trope of the "school-to-prison pipeline" and instead explores the realm of public school as a form of "enclosure" that has influenced the schooling (and denial of schooling) and imprisonment of Black people in California. Through a fascinating ethnography of a public school in Los Angeles County, and a "day in the life tour" of the effect of prisons on the education of Black youth, Damien M. Sojoyner looks at the contestation over education in the Black community from Reconstruction to the civil rights and Black liberation movements of the past three decades. Policy makers, school districts, and local governments have long known that there is a relationship between high incarceration rates and school failure. First Strike is the first book that demonstrates why that connection exists and shows how school districts, cities and states have been complicit and can reverse a disturbing and needless trend. Rather than rely upon state-sponsored ideological or policy-driven models that do nothing more than to maintain structures of hierarchal domination, it allows us to resituate our framework of understanding and begin looking for solutions in spaces that are readily available and are immersed in radically democratic social visions of the future.

First Strike

First Strike Author Robert C. Aldridge
ISBN-10 0896081540
Release 1983
Pages 325
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Discusses the development of the nuclear weapons of the United States and examines the American military policies concerning nuclear war

First Strike

First Strike Author Jack Higgins
ISBN-10 9780007347339
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 304
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Jack Higgins, master of the modern thriller, teams up with Justin Richards, bestselling author of Dr Who, to deliver a pulse-pounding new instalment in the adventures of the teenage Chance twins...

Nuclear First Strike

Nuclear First Strike Author George H. Quester
ISBN-10 9780801882845
Release 2006
Pages 159
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This provocative and timely work examines various scenarios in which the deployment of nuclear weapons could occur, the probable consequences of such an escalation, the likely world reactions, and the plausible policy ramifications. Rather than projecting the physical damage that would result from nuclear attacks, George H. Quester offers an exploration of the political, psychological, and social aftermath of nuclear conflict. The prospect of nuclear attack -- sixty years after atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- is difficult to confront on many levels. We may avoid the discussion for emotional reasons, for fear of generating a self-confirming hypothesis, or simply because of the general "nuclear taboo." But there are also self-denying propositions to be harnessed here: if the world gives some advance thought to how nuclear weapons might be used again, such attacks may be headed off. If the world avoids nuclear weapons use until the year 2045, it will be able to celebrate one hundred years of nuclear concord. Quester suggests that this may be achieved through the careful consideration of possible nuclear deployment scenarios and their consequences. In this insightful analysis, he provides a starting point for informed and focused reflection and preparation. -- Martha Smith-Norris

A Spartan s Journey

A Spartan s Journey Author Weston Liefer
ISBN-10 9781618626202
Release 2012-09
Pages 216
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Spartans, our spears will be like Zeus's lightning bolts. Our war cries will shake Olympus! The yells of terror from every Persian will bring a smile to every Greek. The gods will hear us, and they will know that we are Spartan! They will know that once an enemy of Sparta steps onto Laconian soil, they will not be leaving!' In one more year, Lycus will turn eighteen and will graduate the agoge. His training has led him to prove himself as the most talented of the agoge trainees, to study under a great Spartan warrior, and to become one of the greatest warriors in the land. He's ready to finish his training and gain experience in battle. But all that changes, however, when the Spartans hear of a coming invasion from the Persian Empire. In the midst of his final test, Lycus finds himself as an integral part of the battle strategy, even though he's inexperienced and has never led men into battle. He discovers not only his potential and faithful friends but a great destiny that's been waiting for him if he can survive. Join author Weston Liefer on the adventure of a lifetime in A Spartan's Journey: The First Strike!

First Strike

First Strike Author Matthew J. Flynn
ISBN-10 9781135904135
Release 2008-07-09
Pages 272
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Preemptive warfare is the practice of attempting to avoid an enemy’s seemingly imminent attack by taking military action against them first. It is undertaken in self-defense. Preemptive war is often confused with preventive war, which is an attack launched to defeat a potential opponent and is an act of aggression. Preemptive war is thought to be justified and honorable, while preventive war violates international law. In the real world, the distinction between the two is highly contested. In First Strike, Matthew J. Flynn examines case studies of preemptive war throughout history, from Napoleonic France to the American Civil War, and from Hitler’s Germany to the recent U.S. invasion of Iraq. Flynn takes an analytical look at the international use of military and political preemption throughout the last two hundred years of western history, to show how George W. Bush’s recent use of this dubiously "honorable" way of making war is really just the latest of a long line of previously failed attempts. Balanced and historically grounded, First Strike provides a comprehensive history of one of the most controversial military strategies in the history of international foreign policy.

First Strike

First Strike Author Mark Totten
ISBN-10 9780300168648
Release 2010
Pages 218
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Can the use of force first against a less-than-imminent threat be both morally acceptable and consistent with American values? This book offers historical examination of the use of preemptive and preventive force through the lens of the just war tradition.

Carrier 19 First Strike

Carrier  19  First Strike Author Keith Douglass
ISBN-10 1101219122
Release 2001-12-31
Pages 272
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Book Nineteen in the Acclaimed Naval Aviation Series Though the Soviet Union has long been disbanded, a group of radical hard-line Russian military officers refuses to end the Cold War without one last blast. They’ve taken over an airfield in Bermuda—and are ready to launch a nuclear attack on the United States. The Russian government, hoping to maintain their precarious position in the new world order, would like to handle the crisis on their own. But desperate situations call for desperate action. Tombstone MacGruder and the Carrier Battle Group are called in to take the airfield out before the missiles are launched. And if they don’t nail the nukes in time, the U.S. may lose the Cold War after all…


Halo Author Eric S. Nylund
ISBN-10 0345473043
Release 2004-09-01
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A boxed set of three paperback novels in the popular Halo series, which is based on the mature-rated video game, includes The Fall of Reach, The Flood, and First Strike. Original.

First Strike

First Strike Author Sammy Franco
ISBN-10 1581600186
Release 1999
Pages 189
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First Strike serves as both a training tool to teach you how to launch a first strike and a strategic blueprint for actual combat. Use it to get the lowdown on range proficiency, ghosting, secondary strikes, the compound strike and offensive flow, the relocation principle and fear management, as well as the appropriate targets, strikes, blocks, parries, pushes, jabs and gouges to drop any opponent with one punishing blow.

Carrier 19

Carrier  19 Author Keith Douglass
ISBN-10 1322731942
Release 2001
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Carrier 19 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Carrier 19 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Carrier 19 book for free.

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye Author Ben Coes
ISBN-10 9781447247128
Release 2014-09-25
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Ex-Delta Force operative, Dewey Andreas, has overcome deadly terrorist attacks around the world but now the powers he's defeated are set on hunting him down. But when a cruel and tragic accident occurs, Andreas is driven to seek revenge on his nemesis. Even though it will probably kill him, he has nothing left to lose. Keeping one step ahead of the CIA who are trying to reign him in, Andreas leads a storm of violence and reprisal across Europe and into the heart of China. Where true evil in the form of his enemy is plotting his downfall. It is one of the world's most powerful and dangerous men who wants Andreas dead. Dewey is coming for him. Dewey Andreas is a hero unlike any other. If you're a fan of Bourne, Bond and Jack Reacher thrillers by Lee Child or you enjoy Vince Flynn or Simon Kernick, then the explosive new Dewey Andreas thriller from Ben Coes will blow you away.

Power Down

Power Down Author Ben Coes
ISBN-10 1429948531
Release 2010-09-28
Pages 464
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Introducing a major new thriller writer—in the vein of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor—and an electrifying character, Dewey Andreas. A major North American hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack. But there was one factor that the terrorists didn't take into account when they struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Colombia—slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform—and that was the Capitana crew chief Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun. While the intelligence and law enforcement agencies scramble to untangle these events and find the people responsible, the mysterious figure of Alexander Fortuna—an agent embedded into the highest levels of American society and business—sets into play the second stage of these long-planned attacks. The only fly in the ointment is Dewey Andreas—who is using all his long-dormant skills to fight his way off the platform, then out of Colombia and back to the U.S., following the trail of terrorists and operatives sent to stop him. Power Down is a gripping, compelling debut thriller from Ben Coes, a powerful new author, an amazing talent certain to join the ranks of the genre's finest writers.

First Strike

First Strike Author Shlomo Nakdimon
ISBN-10 9780671040956
Release 1999-10-16
Pages 352
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Long ago, before the days of myth and legend, our worlds belonged to them. Now they want them back… Captain Kirk is stunned when the Federation receives an urgent plea for help—from the Klingon Empire. A mysterious starship has invaded Klingon space and resisted all their efforts to destroy it. Establishing contact with the stranger’s ship, Kirk discovers that it is only the vanguard of a vast alien fleet obsessed with conquering the Klingons, the Federation, the Romulans, and all who dwell in the space that was once their own. The Invasion has begun…