Author : Scott A. Snook
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9781400840977
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On April 14, 1994, two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters accidentally shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk Helicopters over Northern Iraq, killing all twenty-six peacekeepers onboard. In response to this disaster the complete array of military and civilian investigative and judicial procedures ran their course. After almost two years of investigation with virtually unlimited resources, no culprit emerged, no bad guy showed himself, no smoking gun was found. This book attempts to make sense of this tragedy--a tragedy that on its surface makes no sense at all. With almost twenty years in uniform and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, Lieutenant Colonel Snook writes from a unique perspective. A victim of friendly fire himself, he develops individual, group, organizational, and cross-level accounts of the accident and applies a rigorous analysis based on behavioral science theory to account for critical links in the causal chain of events. By explaining separate pieces of the puzzle, and analyzing each at a different level, the author removes much of the mystery surrounding the shootdown. Based on a grounded theory analysis, Snook offers a dynamic, cross-level mechanism he calls "practical drift"--the slow, steady uncoupling of practice from written procedure--to complete his explanation. His conclusion is disturbing. This accident happened because, or perhaps in spite of everyone behaving just the way we would expect them to behave, just the way theory would predict. The shootdown was a normal accident in a highly reliable organization.

Author : Ami Ayalon
Genre : History
Publisher : Steerforth Press / Truth to Power
ISBN : 9781586422974
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FINALIST -- The National Jewish Book Award In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon seeks input and perspective from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own. As head of the Shin Bet security agency, he gained empathy for "the enemy" and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose. Researching and writing Friendly Fire, he came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its Palestinian neighbors. "If Israel becomes an Orwellian dystopia," Ayalon writes, "it won't be thanks to a handful of theologians dragging us into the dark past. The secular majority will lead us there motivated by fear and propelled by silence." Ayalon is a realist, not an idealist, and many who consider themselves Zionists will regard as radical his conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy.

Author : C. D. B. Bryan
Genre : History
Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN : 9781504034791
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The true story of Michael Mullen, a soldier killed in Vietnam, and his parents’ quest for the truth from the US government: “Brilliantly done” (The Boston Globe). Drafted into the US Army, Michael Mullen left his family’s Iowa farm in September 1969 to fight for his country in Vietnam. Six months later, he returned home in a casket. Michael wasn’t killed by the North Vietnamese, but by artillery fire from friendly forces. With the government failing to provide the precise circumstances of his death, Mullen’s devastated parents, Peg and Gene, demanded to know the truth. A year later, Peg Mullen was under FBI surveillance. In a riveting narrative that moves from the American heartland to the jungles of Vietnam to the Vietnam Veterans Against the War march in Washington, DC, to an interview with Mullen’s battalion commander, Lt. Col. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, author C. D. B. Bryan brings to life with brilliant clarity a military mission gone horrifically wrong, a patriotic family’s explosive confrontation with their government, and the tragedy of a nation at war with itself. Originally intended to be an interview for the New Yorker, the story Bryan uncovered proved to be bigger than he expected, and it was serialized in three consecutive issues during February and March 1976, and was eventually published as a book that May. In 1979, Friendly Fire was made into an Emmy Award–winning TV movie, starring Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, and Sam Waterston. This ebook features an illustrated biography of C. D. B. Bryan, including rare images from the author’s estate.

Author : Ron Corbett
Genre : History
Publisher : Dundurn
ISBN : 9781459703278
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For many in Canada, the April 18, 2002 tragedy with Alpha Company signaled the true beginning of Canada's lengthy combat mission in Afghanistan. This story recounts what happened that evening through archival material and the recollections of troops.

Author : John Gilstrap
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
ISBN : 9780786035083
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A seemingly random act of violence leads a rescue specialist to uncover a terrorist conspiracy in this thriller by the New York Times bestselling author. It begins with a shocking act of vengeance. Barista Ethan Falk chases a customer into the parking lot and kills him. He tells police that years ago the older man abducted and tortured him. Then Ethan's story takes an even stranger turn: he says he was rescued by a guy named Scorpion. Of course, there is no record of either the kidnapping or the rescue, because Scorpion--Jonathan Grave--operates outside the law and leaves no evidence. Now Grave must find a way to defend the young man without blowing his cover. And the task takes on new urgency when he learns the dead man was connected to an ongoing terrorist plot against America. It's up to Grave and his team to stop it. But first they must rescue Ethan Falk—a second time.

Author : Danielle LaFrance
Genre : Poetry
Publisher :
ISBN : 1772010189
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The poems in Friendly Fire explore conflict in concepts of friendship and feminist identity in the twenty-first century.

Author : A. B. Yehoshua
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : HMH
ISBN : 9780547427553
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“A fine novel of loss and hope” set in modern Israel and East Africa, from the author of A Woman in Jerusalem (TheBoston Globe). During Hanukkah, Ya’ari, an engineer, and his wife, Daniela, are spending an unaccustomed week apart after years of marriage. While he’s kept busy juggling the day-to-day needs of his elderly father, his children, and his grandchildren, Daniela flies from Tel Aviv to East Africa to mourn the death of her older sister. There she confronts her anguished brother-in-law, Yirmi, whose soldier son was killed six years earlier in the West Bank by “friendly fire.” Yirmi is now managing a team of African researchers digging for the bones of man’s primate ancestors—as he desperately strives to detach himself from every shred of his identity, Jewish and Israeli. From an author who has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, this is “a haunting book . . . that will resonate for a long time in the minds of its readers” (The Washington Post Book World). “As in each of his wisely tragicomic novels, Yehoshua orchestrates nearly absurd predicaments that serve as conduits to Israel’s confounding conflicts, which so intensely and sorrowfully encapsulate our endless struggle for peace and belonging.” —Booklist

Author : Saxon James
Genre :
Publisher : Independently Published
ISBN : 9798457919211
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Rafe It started in high school. We grew apart. Bit by bit, then all at once. The friend who was my ride or die suddenly wanted nothing to do with me. Now Cam's back from college, living in the house next door, and pulling stupid pranks just to annoy me. Between my intense family and my failing relationship, I'm struggling enough without his antics. But Cam won't go away. And I'm not so sure I want him to. Cam It started with a smile. A touch. A shared look of mischief. Rafael Ortega stole my heart before I realised it was mine to give away. We were best friends from the time we were in diapers right up until the unthinkable happened: he started dating. I put distance between us to save myself, but now I'm back, willing to do anything for his attention again. Because the only thing worse than Rafe breaking my heart ... Is him not getting a chance to. Friendly Fire is the final book in the Never Just Friends series. It's a low angst childhood-best-friends-to-lovers romance with skinny dipping, sex toys, and one final happily ever after. All books in the Never Just Friends series are stand alones. Series number refers to recommended reading order.

Author : Lynn Picknett
Genre : History
Publisher : Mainstream Publishing Company
ISBN : PSU:000059189916
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Friendly Fire explores the intrigue and treachery between - and within - the nations that were ostensibly allies during the Second World War. It demonstrates the extent to which the Allied war effort was driven by vested interests primarily concerned with the balance of power in the post-war world rather than the defeat of Germany and Japan. These machinations prolonged the duration of the war by as much as two years and the end results were a Europe divided between East and West, and the onset of the Cold War. Among the many revelations, we learn how, for its own economic ends, the Roosevelt administration actively encouraged the hostilities war between Britain and Germany, and how Anglo-American relations during the Second World War were characterised by suspicion, mistrust and a struggle for future supremacy. The authors detail how British agents tricked Hitler into declaring war on the US in order to bring America into the European conflict and how, under the guise of war aid, the US gave the USSR the means to establish itself as a world superpower - including, from 1943, the secrets of the atom bomb. Friendly Fire is based on extensive research undertaken on both sides of the Atlantic and contains information obtained from important archives and the testimonies of those individuals actively involved in the events. It relays the shocking truth about now-legendary figures - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin - who actively shaped the destiny of countless millions, and details the real agenda behind the formation of the post-war world and the consequences for us all.

Author : Mike Warnke
Genre : Religion
Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN : 9780768487725
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The Christian landsape is littered with the bodies of believers who are victims of "friendly fire": the legalistics, judgemental, or negatively critical words or actions of others believers. Friendly Fire is Mike Warnke's survival guide for believers battered by the religious among us. He offers encourgement and hope for the Church's "walking wounded" in their journey toward healing, restoration, and wholeness. No matter what has happened, no believer is too far gone to come back. God stands ready and willing to heal and restore. With warmth, humor, and insight gained from his own personal experiences, the author provides a soothing balm for believers nursing the wounds inflicted by "friendly fire"