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Become a Rifle Expert - Master Your Marksmanship With US Army Rifle & Sniper Handbooks

By U.S. Department of Defense
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026876059
  • Pages : 399
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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This unique e-book collection is comprised of the best U.S. military rifle & sniper handbooks. It provides guidance for the training on different types of rifles (M 24 Sniper Weapon System, M16A1, M16A2/3, M16A4 & M4 Carbine) and all other necessary information needed to become an exceptional rifleman. Get to know characteristics of diverse weapons, ammunition and accessories, master the rifle marksmanship and ballistics, develop field skills and mission planning abilities. Content: Rifle Marksmanship: Introduction and Training Strategy Characteristics, Ammunitions, and Accessories Troubleshooting and Destruction Preliminary Rifle Instructions Downrange Feedback Field Fire Advanced Rifle Marksmanship Advanced Optics, Lasers, and Iron Sight Training Aids and Services Scorecard Laser Marksmanship Training System Range Safety and Risk Management Ranges Procedures and Range Operation Checklist Action, Conditions, and Standards 10 – Metter Target Offset and 25 – Metter Zero Offsets Night Fighting Sniper Training: Equipment Marksmanship Field Techniques Mission Preparation Operations Communications Tracking/Countertracking Sniper Sustainment Training Sniper Weapons of the World M21 Sniper Weapon System Counter Sniper Guide: Ammunition Rifles Sights Noise and Muzzle Flash General Notes Trajectory of 222 Cartridge Description of Epoxy Impregnation of Stock Firing Positions Typical Countersniper Situations Suitable Countersniping Equipment

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Imagine if, through the practiced art of meditative touch, you discovered a molten stream of psychic energyjust below the surface of your hands. A mystical gateway to everyone around you, that revealed their deepest beliefs, their most intimate secrets. A window into the future that reduced all time to the eternal present moment. A source of immense power to healor to harm. Daniel Michaels develops mystical abilities that are somehow connected to his hands. Drawn into a world where terrorism and love become inextricably linked, he is periodically haunted by a recurring dream of imminent danger. Does it speak of the past, the future, or the frightening figments of a vivid imagination? In this riveting drama, author Costa John weaves the beauty of Africa, the tension of Middle East politics, the meaning of dreams, and the inspiring notion that a spiritual connection binds us all, into a romantic, political thriller that keeps readers guessing until the last page. What People Are Saying THE TOUCH OF A LIGHTER HAND Costa John 2005 Costa Johns intricately woven tale touches on the nuances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a deeply human level. So often these clashes are reduced to bloody television coverage and statistics. In this story, the lives and intense passions of the key characters are inextricably connected. Within the grey areas of right and wrong, the righteous and the rebellious, is a world that Costa John describes with acute sensitivity and insight. His style of writing creates well drawn, rounded characters. Women play a powerful role in his novel. Too often in the genre of thriller, their role is victima mounting series of dead and mutilated bodies. If not dead, they are deadly. Whether tough and career minded, or siren and seducer, Johns female characters are also strong, flawed, irrational, passionate, fierce and caring. His principal character, Daniel Michaels, is an extraordinary man. His hands are imbued with energy that he describes as strangely able to project and receive life. His mystical power is latent but heightened by his increasing mastery of Aikido and the philosophy behind this martial art. But it extends beyond physical energy. He has paranormal abilities. His recurring dream grows on the reader and tugs at the edge of the sub-conscious. With mounting unease, as we track the time frame of the book, it leads us inexorably to a revelation, and a sense of dj vu. His soul mate, Liann Zellan, also has the power to heal. Evident from the first moment we meet them, they should and must be together. John keeps them tantalisingly apart, politically and emotionally. They are both attracted and troubled by each others standpoints. His Arabic blood, African heritage and American upbringing become a source of conflict as Liann struggles with a love she believes is at odds with her deep commitment to the Israeli cause. The plot takes the reader from Chicago to San Francisco, from the bush of Southern Africa to the Middle East. Here John masterfully personifies Middle Eastern conflict, where desires and goals seem tantalisingly congruent, but are more often at violent odds. The villains of Costa Johns thriller run the dark side from warring factions, feeding expediently off the conflict, to parasites who benefit from the richness of their hosts whatever side they may be on. For any South African reader, Michaels involvement in the Angolan war as a member of the South African Army in the 70s will resonate strongly. For American readers, this chapter in Africas history may evoke hauntingly similar memories of foreign conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. But he also draws a vivid picture of African wildlife that reinforces the romance, the wonder, the sights, and the sounds of Africa. The plot races to a climax th

Robogenesis

By Daniel H. Wilson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0385537107
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 258
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The stunningly creative, epic sequel to Wilson's blockbuster thriller and New York Times bestseller Robopocalypse "The machine is still out there. Still alive." Humankind had triumphed over the machines. At the end of Robopocalypse, the modern world was largely devastated, humankind was pressed to the point of annihilation, and the earth was left in tatters . . . but the master artificial intelligence presence known as Archos had been killed. In Robogenesis, we see that Archos has survived. Spread across the far reaches of the world, the machine code has fragmented into millions of pieces, hiding and regrouping. In a series of riveting narratives, Robogenesis explores the fates of characters new and old, robotic and human, as they fight to build a new world in the wake of a devastating war. Readers will bear witness as survivors find one another, form into groups, and react to a drastically different (and deadly) technological landscape. All the while, the remnants of Archos's shattered intelligence are seeping deeper into new breeds of machines, mounting a war that will not allow for humans to win again. Daniel H. Wilson makes a triumphant return to the apocalyptic world he created, for an action-filled, raucous, very smart thrill ride about humanity and technology pushed to the tipping point.

The FN Minimi Light Machine Gun

By Chris McNab
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1472816226
  • Pages : 80
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 316
  • File Pdf: the-fn-minimi-light-machine-gun.pdf

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In 1974, renowned Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale brought out a ground-breaking new light machine gun, the Minimi. Its success has been meteoric, arming more than 45 countries around the world. The Minimi offers the ultimate in portable firepower. Firing the high-velocity 5.56×45mm round, the Minimi is a gas-operated, lightweight, belt- or magazine-fed weapon, able to burn through cartridges at a cyclical rate of up to 1,150 rounds per minute, making it the weapon of choice for fire support at squad level. This study uses gripping first-hand accounts and striking combat photographs, following the Minimi to war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan. It tracks its design and development, as well as investigating what has made it so compelling a choice for armed forces around the world for more than 40 years.

Manning the Future Legions of the United States: Finding and Developing Tomorrow's Centurions

By Donald Vandergriff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313345635
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 754
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An Industrial Age model continues to shape the way the Army approaches its recruiting, personnel management, training, and education. This outdated personnel management paradigm—designed for an earlier era—has been so intimately tied to the maintenance of Army culture that a self-perpetuating cycle has formed, diminishing the Army's attempts to develop adaptive leaders and institutions. This cycle can be broken only if the Army accepts rapid evolutionary change as the norm of the new era. Recruiting the right people, then having them step into an antiquated organization, means that many of them will not stay as they find their ability to contribute and develop limited by a centralized, hierarchical organization. Recruiting and retention data bear this out. Several factors have combined to force the Army to think about the way it develops and nurtures its leaders. Yet, Vandergriff maintains, mere modifications to today's paradigm may not be enough. Today's Army has to do more than post rhetoric about adaptability on briefing slides and in literature. One cannot divorce the way the Army accesses, promotes, and selects its leaders from its leadership-development model. The Army cannot expect to maintain leaders who grasp and practice adaptability if these officers encounter an organization that is neither adaptive nor innovative. Instead, Army culture must become adaptive, and the personnel system must evolve into one that nurtures adaptability in its policies, practices, and beliefs. Only a detailed, comprehensive plan where nothing is sacred will pave the way to cultural evolution.

Crisis of Character

By Gary J. Byrne
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • Isbn : 1455568880
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 167
  • File Pdf: crisis-of-character.pdf

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In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election.

The Corporation Wars: Insurgence

By Ken MacLeod
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Isbn : 0316363707
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 291
  • File Pdf: the-corporation-wars.pdf

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Ken MacLeod continues the Corporation Wars trilogy in this action-packed science fiction adventure told against a backdrop of interstellar drone warfare, virtual reality, and an A.I. revolution. And the ultimate pay-off is DH-17, an Earth-like planet hundreds of light years from human habitation. Ruthless corporations vie over the prize remotely, and war is in full swing. But soldiers recruited to fight in the extremities of deep space come with their own problems: from A.I. minds in full rebellion, to Carlos 'the Terrorist' and his team of dead mercenaries, reincarnated from a bloodier period in earth's history for one purpose only - to kill. But as old rivalries emerge and new ones form, Carlos must decide whether he's willing for fight for the company or die for himself.

The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care

By Bernadette Flanagan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Isbn : 1441182268
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 828
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The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care provides a framework for reflection on pastoral care practice and identifies frontier learning from the new and challenging practical contexts which are important in pastoral care research today. In this collection of essays from leading practitioner-scholars, Bernadette Flanagan and Sharon Thornton set out core principles underpinning professional identity and the practice of pastoral care in rapidly changing social settings. Such pastoral challenges as, developing compassionate and effective companioning to those who have suffered trauma, torture, catastrophic events, social disintegration, the moral wounds of war and cultural dislocation are treated with insight and deep care. The new frontiers of pastoral care in more familiar circumstances such as family, health settings where patients facing life-challenging medical events and multi-cultural communities are also explored. With contributions from Kevin Egan, Michael O'Sullivan SJ, Rita Nakashima Brock and Julia Prinz VDMF, The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care is an essential reference for the theory and practice of pastoral care.

Roadkill

By Cheryl Bradshaw
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pixie Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 386
  • File Pdf: roadkill.pdf

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Suburban housewife Juliette Granger has been living a secret life ... a life that's about to turn deadly for everyone she loves. Fearing for her life after witnessing a gruesome murder, Juliette Granger whisks her two-year-old daughter Nora away in the dead of night and flees, planning to start a new life in a small, forgettable town under an alias. An hour into the escape, headlights flash behind her. A vehicle pulls alongside, and a masked man demands she stop the car. She refuses him, and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. If you love a fast-paced mystery with a surprising twist, you'll enjoy Roadkill, written by a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Readers are saying: "Skillfully plotted, keeps you riveted until the end!" "Intense writing and the plot was very grand." "I was glued until the last page." "Gritty characters that I just loved."

Arizona Ambush

By Don Pendleton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1497685834
  • Pages : 179
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 540
  • File Pdf: arizona-ambush.pdf

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When the mob opens up a drug pipeline, the Executioner comes to shut it off Far from the lights of the city, in the desert near the Mexican border, the mob has erected a sprawling compound where planes can land undetected. This will be the heart of the Arizona corridor—a drug-smuggling route that will dwarf even the infamous French connection. And Mack Bolan will kill to keep the operation off the ground. Wearing a black jumpsuit, his belt full of ammunition, the Executioner plans to make Arizona the new front in his war against organized crime. He has spent days cataloging the Mafia heavies who come and go from the compound in the desert, and now he is ready to strike. Two mob factions are working together in Arizona—and Mack Bolan will ensure that they destroy each other. Arizona Ambush is the 31st book in the Executioner series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Valley of the Shadow

By Whitney H. Galbraith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1984535935
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 731
  • File Pdf: valley-of-the-shadow.pdf

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Valley of the Shadow joins a fraternity of published first-person accounts of the fall of the Philippines, including the surrender of Corregidor during World War II. Several senior staff officers of Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright, commander of US forces in the Philippines (USFIP), were able to maintain extensive diaries during their three and a half years as POWs of Imperial Japan. These diary accounts are chronological in format and very informative of prisoner conditions and lives in various Japanese prison camps. Valley of the Shadow, transcribed from over one thousand handwritten flimsies that have sat for decades on Galbraith family shelves, treats these experiences more thematically, in third-person narrative form, enabling the author, Col. Nicoll F. Galbraith, to offer a psychological, emotional, and moral matrix to help the reader interpret the challenges and personal behaviors of incarcerated American prisoners who suddenly had been deprived of their normal social and physical lives as officers, colleagues, husbands, and fathers. Colonel Galbraith, exercising a more literary bent, describes his own and his prison mates' struggle to maintain their personal dignity and relationships. As Wainwright's G-4 logistics staff officer, Colonel Galbraith was in unique proximity to the minute-by-minute Corregidor surrender process and release/rescue of the Americans in 1945, both of which were very close calls.

Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts

By Brad E. Kelle,Ames Frank Ritchel,Wright Jacob L.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Isbn : 1589839595
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 299
  • File Pdf: warfare-ritual-and-symbol-in-biblical-and-modern-contexts.pdf

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New perspectives on Israelite warfare for biblical studies, military studies, and social theory Contributors investigate what constituted a symbol in war, what rituals were performed and their purpose, how symbols and rituals functioned in and between wars and battles, what effects symbols and rituals had on insiders and outsiders, what ways symbols and rituals functioned as instruments of war, and what roles rituals and symbols played in the production and use of texts. Features: Thirteen essays examine war in textual, historical, and social contexts Texts from the Hebrew Bible are read in light of ancient Near Eastern texts and archaeology Interdisciplinary studies make use of contemporary ritual and social theory

Journal of Moral Theology, Volume 7, Number 2

By Jason King
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1725250705
  • Pages : 116
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 348
  • File Pdf: journal-of-moral-theology-volume-7-number-2.pdf

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Catholic Peacemaking Edited by Jason King Military Sexual Assault as Political Violence and Challenge to Christian Ethics Meghan J. Clark Domestic Violence in the Domestic Church: An Argument for Greater Attention to Intimate Partner Abuse in Catholic Health Care Lauren L. Baker Studies in Scripture for Moral Theologians Jeffrey L. Morrow From Strangers to Neighbors: Toward an Ethics of Sanctuary Cities Gary Slater Round Table Discussion: Just Peacemaking A “Manual” for Escaping Our Vicious Cycles Gerald W. Schlabach A Virtue-Based Just Peace Ethic Eli S. McCarthy The Changing Vision of “Just Peace” in Catholic Social Tradition Lisa Sowle Cahill