Army Of None Autonomous Weapons And The Future Of War

Author: Paul Scharre
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393608999
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"The book I had been waiting for. I can't recommend it highly enough." —Bill Gates The era of autonomous weapons has arrived. Today around the globe, at least thirty nations have weapons that can search for and destroy enemy targets all on their own. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in next-generation warfare, describes these and other high tech weapons systems—from Israel’s Harpy drone to the American submarine-hunting robot ship Sea Hunter—and examines the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. “A smart primer to what’s to come in warfare” (Bruce Schneier), Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to explore the implications of giving weapons the freedom to make life and death decisions. A former soldier himself, Scharre argues that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but when the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart.

Army Of None

Author: Aimee Allison
Editor: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609800028
Size: 11,88 MB
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Uniformed U.S. Army Officers lunch with students in elementary school cafeterias. Army training programs including rifle and pistol instruction replace physical education in middle schools. Like never before, military recruiters are entering the halls of U.S. schools with unchecked access in an attempt to bolster a military in crisis. However, even as these destructive efforts to militarize youth accelerate, so do the creative and powerful efforts of students, community members, and veterans to challenge them. Today, the counter recruitment movement—from counseling to poetry slams to citywide lobbying efforts—has become one of the most practical ways to tangibly resist U.S. policy that cuts funding for education and social programs while promoting war and occupation. Without enough soldiers, the U.S. cannot sustain its empire. Army of None exposes the real story behind the military-recruitment complex, and offers guides, tools, and resources for education and action, and people power strategies to win.

Security Disarmed

Author: Sandra Morgen
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813545552
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From the history of state terrorism in Latin America, to state- and group-perpetrated plunder and genocide in Africa, to war and armed conflicts in the Middle East, militarization--the heightened role of organized aggression in society--continues to painfully shape the lives of millions of people around the world. In Security Disarmed, scholars, policy planners, and activists come together to think critically about the human cost of violence and viable alternatives to armed conflict. Arranged in four parts--alternative paradigms of security, cross-national militarization, militarism in the United States, and pedagogical and cultural concerns--the book critically challenges militarization and voices an alternative encompassing vision of human security by analyzing the relationships among gender, race, and militarization. This collection of essays evaluates and resists the worldwide crisis of militarizationùincluding but going beyond American military engagements in the twenty-first century.

Master Of None

Author: Douglas Goddard
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781848761797
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Master of None is an autobiography of a retired Army officer from his humble childhood in London and Suffolk farms, through the ravages of World War 2, his subsequent civilian career in the Building Industry and latterly his extensive commitment to community service. The broad range of his experiences, talents and interests, together with his engaging and charmingly self-deprecating writing style, make for a very interesting read.

Master Of None

Author: Sonya Bateman
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439171424
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ONE UNLUCKY THIEF. ONE UNLIKELY GENIE. ONE VERY ODD COUPLE. Gavyn Donatti is the world’s unluckiest thief. Just ask all the partners he’s lost over the years. And when he misplaces an irreplaceable item he was hired to steal for his ruthless employer, Trevor—well, his latest bungle just might be his last. But then his luck finally turns: right when Trevor’s thugs have him cornered, a djinn, otherwise known as a genie, appears to save him. Unfortunately, this genie—who goes by the very non-magical name of “Ian”—is more Hellboy than dream girl. An overgrown and extremely surly man who seems to hate Donatti on the spot, he may call Donatti master, but he isn’t interested in granting three wishes. He informs Donatti that he is bound to help the thief fulfill his life’s purpose, and then he will be free. The problem is that neither Donatti nor Ian has any idea what exactly that purpose is. At first Donatti’s too concerned with his own survival to look a gift genie in the mouth, but when his ex-girlfriend Jazz and her young son get drawn into the crossfire, the stakes skyrocket. And when Ian reveals that he has an agenda of his own—with both Donatti and the murderous Trevor at the center of it—Donatti will have to become the man he never knew he could be, or the entire world could pay the price. . . .

Training Tactics And Leadership In The Confederate Army Of Tennessee

Author: Andrew R.B. Haughton
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135782512
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This assessment of the performance of the southern soldiers in the American Civil War of 1861 deals with every aspect of an army from its senior officer to the lowliest private, following every process as the soldier tried to adapt to military life, train, and overcome the enemy.

Burn For Burn

Author: Jenny Han
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471116891
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Critically acclaimed authors Jenny Han - whose New York Times bestseller To All The Boys I've Loved Before inspired the hit NETFLIX movie - andSiobhan Vivan team up in this brand new trilogy. Perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars and Big Little Lies. Postcard perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing ocean front homes and three girls quietly plotting revenge. Kat is tired of having people lie to her. One more cruel word from her ex best friend or her secret hook up acting like she doesn't exist will be the last straw. Those two deserve to feel as awful as they've made her feel. But if she tried anything, everyone would suspect her immediately… Lillia is ready to stop pretending her senior year is going to be so great. After what her best friend Rennie got her into this past summer and the way her guy friends are looking at her little sister, she is starting to feel like these "friends" are nothing but the entitled brats she has always denied they were. Mary has just gotten back to Jar Island after a traumatic event several years ago that still haunts her. She is determined to put it behind her, but when she sees Reeve, she is certain that will only happen when he feels the same pain that his actions caused her. But she can't get revenge alone… Maybe someone should show them there are consequences to bad behaviour.

Inside The Army Of The Potomac

Author: Francis Adams Donaldson
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811709019
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Donaldson's fiercely candid observations reveal much about the political life of the Army of the Potomac, and his letters contribute unforgettable descriptions of actions at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Fiercely idealistic in the early days of the war, his letters and diary soon betray a growing disenchantment that leads to a startling climax. 28 photos, 6 maps.

The Patterns Of War Since The Eighteenth Century

Author: Larry H. Addington
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253111099
Size: 17,14 MB
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“This important work . . . synthesizes the evolution of warfare from 1775 to the present.” —Military Review A thorough revision of a highly successful text, the second edition of this classic work provides a comprehensive picture of the evolution of modern warfare. Addington discusses developments in strategies and tactics, logistics and weaponry, and provides detailed discussions of important battles and campaigns. His book is an excellent introduction for both students and the general reader. “There is nothing else in print that tells so much so concisely about how war has been conducted since the days of General George Washington.” —Russell F. Weigley, author of The American Way of War “A superior synthesis. Well written, nicely organized, remarkably comprehensive, and laced with facts.” —Military Affairs

An Army Of Noses

Author: Holly L. Lewitas
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491899166
Size: 19,89 MB
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An Army of Noses is the engrossing third addition to the well-received Spunky Murder Mystery series. Spunky, the adorable crime-solving terrier-mutt is again up to her cute little nose in a mystery, but this time the stakes are higher than ever—a dear friend is in serious trouble. Spunky, her feline cohorts, and their human, Dr. Hannah Richards set out to find the answers, but quickly become enmeshed in a disturbing and dangerous mystery. With time running out, the suspense builds as the clever Spunky and friends realize they will need all their animal wiles to confront a dangerous killer. This book is the perfect cozy mystery for any animal lover. While containing serious adult themes, it is not graphically violent, making it a mystery that relies more on brains, humor and instinct instead of gore to entertain readers. It is an exciting, highly entertaining read not only for animals lovers but for mystery lovers as well.