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The Little Black Book of Atomic War: The last word - and the last laugh - on the war to end them All, Barasch, Marc Ian
1 Barasch, Marc Ian The Little Black Book of Atomic War: The last word - and the last laugh - on the war to end them All
Australia Angus & Robertson 1984 0207149836 / 9780207149832 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Drescher, Henrik 
107 pages. 
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A Very Small Insurance Policy: The Politics of Australian Involvement in Vietnam, 1954-1967, Barclay, Glen St John
2 Barclay, Glen St John A Very Small Insurance Policy: The Politics of Australian Involvement in Vietnam, 1954-1967
Australia University of Queensland Pr 1988 0702220698 / 9780702220692 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
199 indexed pages including b/w illustrations notes to the text, glossary and bibliography. Reveals the motivation, the illusions and the ultimate failure of Australia's involvement in Vietnam. It draws on hitherto unavailable sources in the United States, as well as using Australian, British and Canadian material to detail the diplomatic and military decisions behind one of the most significant and least understood episodes in our history. "All the way with LBJ" was never intended as a promise that Australia would follow wherever the United States wished. It was Harold Holt's way of telling the world that the United States was going exactly where Australia wanted to go. Washington was deliberately encouraged by Australian ministers and officials to press ahead with military intervention in Vietnam in the hope of securing an American bastion against a southward thrust by China. Paradoxically, such a threat was taken seriously by no other country except North Vietnam. Australia played a. lone hand, for purely Australian interests, pushing the hard line against mounting opposition both in the United States and at home. America desperately desired international diplomatic support over Vietnam. President Johnson told British Prime Minister Harold Wilson that "a platoon of bagpipers would be sufficient; it was the British flag that was wanted". The disturbing question Dr Barclay poses is that if Australia had also refused to "show her flag", would the United States have been so keen to become involved in Vietnam? It is a question vital to twentieth century Australian and international history. 
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Calming the Waters: Initiatives for Asia Pacific Maritime Cooperation, Bateman, Sam; Stephen Bates (editors)
3 Bateman, Sam; Stephen Bates (editors) Calming the Waters: Initiatives for Asia Pacific Maritime Cooperation
Australia Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University 1996 073152425X / 9780731524259 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
207 pages. This monograph includes the discussion papers presented at the First Meeting of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Paci?c (CSCAP) Maritime Cooperation Working Group held in Kuala Lumpur 2-5 June 1995. The establishment of a Working Group on Maritime Cooperation by CSCAP, as part of its initial work programme, is a re?ection of the importance of the maritime environment in the security deliberations of Asia Pacific countries. The Asia Paci?c region is distinctively maritime in nature. The sea, and issues to do with the sea, are an important part of international relations in the region, both between regional countries themselves, and between these countries and the rest of the world. The importance of maritime co-operation in the Asia Paci?c region Hows from the nature and complexity of the regional geographical environment, and the propensity for illegal activities and disputes to occur at sea. 
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Regional Maritime Management & Security, Bateman, Sam; Stephen Bates (editors)
4 Bateman, Sam; Stephen Bates (editors) Regional Maritime Management & Security
Australia Australian National University Press 1996 0731527305 / 9780731527304 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xxiv + 209 pages including b/w illustrations and bibliography. This monograph includes the discussion papers presented at the Third Meeting of the CSCAP Maritime Cooperation Working Group held in Bangkok 30 May - 1 June 1997. It is the third in the series of similar monographs by the CSCAP Maritime Cooperation Working Group. The theme of the meeting was regional ocean management and security. Its objectives were fourfold: to review progress with the Guidelines for Regional Maritime Cooperation; to contribute to the development of new ideas about cooperative management of regional sea and ocean areas; to identify present and planned activities in some area of regional maritime cooperation (such as shipping, resource management, pollution prevention, marine safety, and law and order at sea) which have benefits for regional security (that is, ‘value added’); and to share national and sub-regional perspectives of cooperative oceans and marine management. 
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Breaking the American alliance: An independent national security policy for Australia (Canberra papers on strategy and defence), Brown, Gary
5 Brown, Gary Breaking the American alliance: An independent national security policy for Australia (Canberra papers on strategy and defence)
Australia Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University 1989 0731505476 / 9780731505470 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
171 pages. This monograph raises issues not usually discussed in the debate about the Australian-American alliance: the nature of political support of the alliance; the implications of the alliance for national security policy; the effects of the alliance on the Australian Defence Force (ADF); and its effects on national freedom of action. The author examines the costs and benefits of the alliance and argues that its ending is both desirabie and inevitable, as Australian national security policy evolves through self-reliance towards independence. 
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Token Soldiers, Carroll, John
6 Carroll, John Token Soldiers
Australia Wildgrass Books 1983 090806909X / 9780908069095 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
261pp contending that "The myths of heroism and glory are made from pain, futility and death. This is the side of war - the only real side, which soldiers have as memories, wounds and lasting bitterness". 
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Strategy,air Strike and Small Nations, Clarke, Shaun
7 Clarke, Shaun Strategy,air Strike and Small Nations
Australia Air Power Studies Centre 1999 064226547X / 9780642265470 1st Edition Soft Cover Good Large 8vo 
204 indexed pages including bibliography. Militarily subordinated by greater partners within the settings of colonialism, Cold War and UN coalition, small modern nations have developed offensive air power capabilities predominantly geared for the ‘fielded’ battles of land, sea and air. ‘Strategic bombing’ against the enemy’s very will and capacity for war has remained the exclusive franchise of greater nations. Within superpower-led coalition, the traditional small nation focus arguably remains adequate. In the post-Cold War environment, however, as planners increasingly consider the absence of superpower intervention in regional dispute, attention must be directed at understanding the greater air power potentials of individual small nations and non-superpower coalitions. What is the essence of strategic bombing? Is it within the reach of small modern nation offensive air power? Or are the demands of mass, tempo and sustainability - so characteristic of the century’s classic strategic bombing campaigns - disqualifiers for small players? 
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Muzzle Loading "... to Begin With", Davis, Don
8 Davis, Don Muzzle Loading "... to Begin With"
USA National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association 1988 4th Printing Stapled Cover Very Good 12mo 
75 pages including b/w illustrations. Everything one needs to know about operating a muzzleloader: safety measures, how to clean, work up a load, bullet and patch combinations (round ball), care of and mainly how to shoot at once without any outside help. Don Davis is a firearms retailer in Indianapolis, Indiana. There is a hand-drawn star in the back cover. 
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Here, There and Away, Defence Widows Support Group
9 Defence Widows Support Group Here, There and Away
Australia Big Sky Pub 2012 1922132160 / 9781922132161 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
297 pages. This book is a unique collection of entertaining stories from the families who support our service men and women. Spanning the three branches of the Australian Defence Force this is a literary first. The stories cover the period from World War 1 to more recent times, and celebrate the love, care and support given by and to members of the wider defence family as well as the resilience required in diverse locations and situations. Some stories will tug at the heart strings while others are funny in the extreme. Many touch on significant historical events. There are a number of stories that will surprise and enlighten - all within a gentler context than the normal genre of military history. The reader will be left pondering and maybe even enticed to further explore some aspects of Australian military history. The stories in This book poignantly depict the ups and downs of everyday life for military families in times of war and peace, but they also reflect many aspects of life experienced by the wider community. This collection is an important contribution to Australian social and military history, and an entertaining and uplifting book for readers of all ages. 
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Serving Vital Interests: Australia's Strategic Planning in Peace and War, Dennis, Peter; Grey, Jeffrey (editor
10 Dennis, Peter; Grey, Jeffrey (editor Serving Vital Interests: Australia's Strategic Planning in Peace and War
Australia Australian Defence Force Academy 1996 073170357X / 9780731703579 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
153 pages. This volume brings together the proceedings of the Army's annual historical conference, held in September 1996. The conference examined strategic planning in an Australian context and in historical perspective, and complemented this with consideration of logistic and joint operating factors, and the post-Cold War concerns of our major ally, in the formulation of national strategy. The papers presented here will he of interest hoth to historians and to those in the Australian Defence Force and elsewhere concerned with the development and implementation of strategic policy at the end of the twentieth century. 
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The War Against Defence Restructuring: A Case Study on Changes Leading to the Current Structure of New Zealand Defence, Derek Quigley
11 Derek Quigley The War Against Defence Restructuring: A Case Study on Changes Leading to the Current Structure of New Zealand Defence
Australia Strategic and Defence Studies Centre 2006 0731554779 / 9780731554775 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xiv + 132 pages. This paper discusses several issues on New Zealand's strategy and defence. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Dominant issues from mid-1980 to the late 1980s; 3. Reforms to the New Zealand Public Sector; 4. New Zealand Defence Sructure as at the mid-980s; Strategos Resource Management Review of Defence; 6. Reaction to the Report; 7. National Party Governments and Defence Reform; 8. Defence Beyond 2000 Reports; 9. Australian View of New Zealand Defence in the 1990s; 10. 2002 Report on Accountabiltes and Structural Arrangements withn New Zealand Defence; 11. Conclusion. Inked stamp in the first page. 
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Australia's threat perceptions: A search for security (Canberra papers on strategy and Defence nº. 82, Dupont, Alan
12 Dupont, Alan Australia's threat perceptions: A search for security (Canberra papers on strategy and Defence nº. 82
Australia Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University 1991 0731512790 / 9780731512799 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 
xii + 117 pages. A nation's perception of the likely origin, nature and level of potential external threats is fundamental to its sense of security and well-being, and reveals much about its character and value system. Australia has evinced a high level of insecurity for much of its history, and a degree of anxiety and apprehension about external threats which appears inconsistent with its relatively benign geostrategic environment. This monograph traces the evolution of Australia's threat perceptions from early colonial times to the present, exploring the patterns and themes of the nation's security concerns, and the philosophical and rhetorical differences which have characterised the attitudes of the major Australian political parties towards notional threats. In doing so it seeks to provide some explanation of the causes of Australia's sense of vulnerability, comparing and contrasting popular perceptions with the official threat assessments of Australia's military and intelligence community. The monograph also makes some judgements about the accuracy and perspicacity of the official forecasts. 
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The Continental School of Strategy: The Past, Present and Future of Land Power., Evans, Alwyn
13 Evans, Alwyn The Continental School of Strategy: The Past, Present and Future of Land Power.
Australia Land Warfare Studies Centre 2004 0642296014 / 9780642296016 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
x + 173 pages. What is the role of land power in armed conflict in the new millennium? This monograph analyses the future of modern land power through examining the continental school of strategy that emerged in early 19th-century Europe at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The continental school of strategy is important because it has provided the essential knowledge for the theory and practice of land power over the past two centuries. However, since the arrival of the information age, many of the assumptions of the continental school of military strategy have been questioned. ls the age of mass territorial armies over? What is the future of the levels of war (tactics, operations and strategy) and of the operational art given the emergence of the modern battlespace? What is the meaning of geography in an era of networked warfare? What is the role of land power in joint operations? How relevant is the legacy of the continental school of military thought in the early 21st century? These questions are addressed using perspectives from military theory and geopolitical thought. it is argued that land power operates in two dimensions: the intrinsic dimension of military theory and the extrinsic dimension of geopolitical thought. Only by scrutinising both of these areas, and the dialectic between them, can there be a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of modern land power. The intrinsic dimension of land power is important because it has led to the development of an autonomous body of professional knowledge on the art of land warfare that has defined the operations of most modern armies. Analysing the extrinsic dimension, the study argues that, in this dimension, continental strategy involves using land power not as an autonomous element in war, but as a component of geopolitics. In the extrinsic dimension of the continental school of strategy, land power becomes an aid to statecraft. The study goes on to analyse contemporary challenges to the continental school of military thought. These challenges emanate from the rise of the battlespace, the ‘end of geography’ debate, from information warfare advocates and from aerospace doctrines of standoff missile strike. Finally, the role of land power in joint warfare and the dynamics of land forces in effects-based operations in the 21st century are surveyed. This analysis will be of interest to military professionals, policy makers, academics and to all those interested in the future of both land and joint warfare. 
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Radar Fundamentals, Faulconbridge, Robert Ian
14 Faulconbridge, Robert Ian Radar Fundamentals
Australia Argos Press 2002 0958023816 / 9780958023818 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 4to 
276 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. Although radar is an applied electrical engineering discipline involving complex mathematical concepts and theories, it is also a physical technology bounded by well-established laws of physics and nature. Consequently, a majority of radar concepts can be explained without the complexity. That is the primary aim of this book. It covers the basics of radar operations and theory, provides a background into the many radar-related areas and covers the electronic warfare issues from a radar perspective. Introduction of important radar principles is combined with an explanation of the major types of radar wherever possible so that the reader becomes familiar with the principles and radar types simultaneously. We do not attempt to study specific radar systems in any depth although some example systems are discussed to reinforce theory and concepts. We also avoid some of the more complex radar topics such as antenna design, transmission systems and receiver and transmitter electronics. The text is specifically designed for non- technical people who require an understanding of the most important radar principles, or people with a technical background looking for a broad introduction to radar systems. Accordingly, we avoid as much as possible of the mathematical complexity inherent in the subject. Some mathematics is unavoidable and is used to explain important principles. Those with a more technical bent can delve further into the subject by referring to the endnotes listed at the end of each chapter. Specifically, this text has been developed to provide basic radar system knowledge to radar operators or those employed within radar environments. The text also supports other persons in radar-related endeavours such as the acquisition or maintenance of radar systems. The text is divided broadly into five parts: radar basics, Doppler radars, high-resolution radars, the radar operating environment, and radar electronic warfare. 
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Australia's Regional Security, Fry, Greg
15 Fry, Greg Australia's Regional Security
Australia Allen & Unwin 1991 0043020011 / 9780043020012 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
221 indexed pages including bibliography. This book brings together 12 specialists in Australian foreign policy and regional affairs who critically review the new regional security agenda in the Asia-Pacific of the 1990s. As Australia considers its approach to regional security, there are few familiar landmarks to guide its policy. The end of the Cold War is not only transforming the political landscape in the region; it also poses a fundamental challenge to the principal assumptions that have governed the Australian approach to regional security for the past 40 years. In particular, the demise of the Soviet Union as a perceived threat creates a completely new security agenda for Australia's policy-makers. Is this new agenda to be seen as simply constituting a new set of potential threats and dangers, and possible alliances and arrangements, or does it pose a fundamental question about the framework itself - about how "regional security" is conceptualized in Australian policy? To what extent has Australia's recently developed, relatively self-reliant, defence capacity liberated Australia's regional security doctrine? To what extent can it now serve other foreign policy objectives? The Australian government's response to such questions is contained in a ministerial statement on Australia's regional security, released in December 1989. The complete text of this original document is reproduced here. In it, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Senator Gareth Evans, advocates new doctrines of "comprehensive engagement" with Southeast Asia and "constructive commitment" with the South Pacific. "Australia's Regional Security" aims to be a valuable source, for both students and specialists in international relations, strategic studies, security issues and Australian foreign policy. This book is intended for students and researchers in foreign policy and defence studies, as well as Asia-Pacific scholars. Table of Contents: Australia's regional security doctrine - old assumptions, new challenges, Greg Fry. Part 1 General perspectives: a general response, J.D.B. Miller; of voices, visions and texts, Nancy Viviani; "the shock of the new" and the habits of the past, Richard Leaver; multidimensional security - a contribution to the conceptual debate, Joanne Crawford. Part 2 The regional security environment: the Southeast Asia dimension, David Jenkins; the regional security environment - South Pacific, Edward Wolfers. Part 3 The policy response: the military dimensions of Australia's regional security posture, Graeme Cheeseman; Australia's regional security - old wine in new bottles, Joseph Camilleri. Part 4 Regional security doctrine: comprehensive engagement and Australia's regional security interests in Southeast Asia, Andrew MacIntyre; constructive commitment with the South Pacific - Monroe Doctrine or new partnership?, Greg Fry. Part 5 Ministerial response, Gareth Evans. Part 6 Concluding reflections, Hugh Collins. 
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Imagining the Real: Australian Writing in the Nuclear Age, Green, Dorothy; Headon, David (Eds).
16 Green, Dorothy; Headon, David (Eds). Imagining the Real: Australian Writing in the Nuclear Age
Australia ABC 1987 0642527679 / 9780642527677 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
229 pages including b/w illustrations. ‘We need new ways of thinking to cope with the nuclear age. It is here that writers, with their concern for the human condition and their special skills with language, can enable us to imagine the horrific reality of nuclear arms and nerve us to build an alternative future.’ In this book, many of Australia’s leading writers express their concern about the build-up of nuclear arms and the moral challenge of living in the nuclear age - in essays, creative prose, poetry and drama pieces. Contributors include Patrick White, David Malouf, Kevin Gilbert, Judith Wright, Kath Walker, Roland Robinson, Bernard Smith, Thea Astley, Kate Grenville, Robert Gray, Tom Keneally, Dorothy Green, Bob Brissenden, Humphrey McQueen, Bruce Dawe, Blanche D’Alpuget and Rosemary Dobson. With over 60 contributions, this is a powerful collective statement condemning modern war and the insidious jargon used to domesticate it. At a time when ‘nukespeak' propaganda abounds - bombs are ‘little boys‘, missiles are ‘Peacemakers’ and human beings are ‘soft targets’ - new ways of thinking and ta/Icing about the nuclear issue are desperately needed. 
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From Ingleburn to Aitape: The Trials and Tribulations of a Four Figure Man, Holt, Bob 'Hooker'
17 Holt, Bob 'Hooker' From Ingleburn to Aitape: The Trials and Tribulations of a Four Figure Man
Australia R Holt 1981 0959444807 / 9780959444803 1st Edition Stapled Pictorial Cover Good 12mo 
218 pages including b/w illustrations. Having enlisted at age 15, R. Holt served for 6 years with the 2/3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, 16th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd A.I.F. in the North African, Greek, Syrian and New Guinea Campaigns during WWII. This was one of two battalions in British Commonwealth who fought all the King's enemies during WWII. Covered in transparent self-adhesive plastic. 
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Pathways to Victory: Observations from the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah Conflict, Kainikara, Sanu et al
18 Kainikara, Sanu et al Pathways to Victory: Observations from the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah Conflict
Australia Air Power Development Centre 2007 1920800220 / 9781920800222 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
125 pages including bibliography. The 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict was a turning point in the complex political and military relationship that has maintained a precarious balance in the Middle East. It exposed the weakness of a powerful conventional military force when confronted with irregular warfare conducted by an adversary who does not follow the traditional warfighting methods or subscribe to the conventional definition of victory. Although the conflict was essentially military in nature, it brought out a number of larger issues someof which have universal applicability - the interaction between political and military decision makers in a democracy, the accountability of an elected government towards the people and the necessity for a nation-state to ensure its security by using all elements of national power. 
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Digger - The Legend of the Australian Soldier, Laffin, John
19 Laffin, John Digger - The Legend of the Australian Soldier
Australia MacMillan 1990 0725105941 / 9780725105945 Revised Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
viii + 296 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. This book is a tribute to the hard-bitten, fatalistic Australian soldier. On the beaches of Gallipoli, in the fields of France and Flanders the Digger received his true baptism of fire and showed the world his mettle. At Tobruk and El Alamein and in the jungles of New Guinea he proved his maturity. Since then the Digger has distinguished himself in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. But the Digger ?rst made headlines against the Boers in South Africa. His cunning, coolness and initiative - and his success in adopting the Boers’ guerrilla-type tactics - startled and impressed his British commanders. The same independence and resourcefulness have characterised Australian soldiers in action ever since. John Laffin brings together a wealth of anecdotes and personalities to illustrate the Digger experience and show why the Australian soldier is unique. John Laffin (1922-2000) was an Australian military historian and journalist. 
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The Northern Territory in the defence of Australia: Strategic and operational considerations (Canberra papers on strategy and defence), Langtry, J. O.; Desmond Ball (editors)
20 Langtry, J. O.; Desmond Ball (editors) The Northern Territory in the defence of Australia: Strategic and operational considerations (Canberra papers on strategy and defence)
Australia Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University 1991 0731511565 / 9780731511563 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xxii + 340 pages including maps and bibliography. Northern Australia has become the primary focus of Australian defence planning. It is the area in which low-level contingencies are most likely to occur, and it is the direction through which higher level threats are most likely to come. The Review of Australia's Defence Capabilities by Paul Dibb, the 1987 White Paper on The Defence of Australia 1987, and Exercise Kangaroo '89 each identified the need for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Australian defence planners to increase their familiarity with northem Australia. This volume is a companion to Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No.63, which also dealt with the Northern Territory in the defence of Australia but from the aspects of its geography, history, economy, and the actual Defence presence in the Territory. This volume is concerned with strategic and operational considerations. It highlights the Territory’s place in the threat contingency spectrum, before examining those characteristics of the ambient environment which have particular significance for the conduct of operations. A strategic appraisal of the Territory’s geography follows - in general terms and from an adversary’ s standpoint. Thereafter follow separate and specialised operational considerations as seen from navy, air force and army perspectives. The final chapter addresses the civil-military nexus developing in the Northem Territory. 
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