A Soldier s Duty


Author: Jean Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101529296

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 849


Ia is a precog, tormented by visions of the future where her home galaxy has been devastated. To prevent this vision from coming true, Ia enlists in the Terran United Planets military with a plan to become a soldier who will inspire generations for the next three hundred years-a soldier history will call Bloody Mary.

A Soldier s Duty

... Thomas E. A soldier's duty: a novel/Thomas E. Ricks.— 1st ed. p. cm. 1.
Washington (D.C.)—Fiction. 2. Military policy—Fiction. 3. Conspiracies—Fiction.
4. Generals—Fiction. 5. Soldiers—Fiction. I. Title. PS3618.I38 S65 2000 813'.54
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Author: Thomas E. Ricks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588360151

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 228


Majors Cindy Sherman and Bud Lewis are the best young combat officers the army has, and they’ve both been tapped for plum positions as aides-de-camp for two of the Pentagon’s most senior generals. The Pentagon is a cauldron of careerist jockeying and factional squabbling in the best of times, though, and these are not the best of times. A president whom the officer class widely loathes sits in the White House, and grumblings that he’s steering the military onto the rocks are growing louder. Some officers are openly asking: If you believe the president is betraying his country, where does your duty lie? Just as Sherman and Lewis ease into their jobs — and into a deepening romance — a secret pressure group of military officers called the Sons of Liberty begins to carry out covert protests, symbolic at first, against White House policy. It is with shock that Lewis comes to suspect the group’s leader is his own boss and hero, General B.Z. Ames, and that the man in the center of Ames’s target is Sherman’s boss, General John Shillingworth. As the White House keeps the army grinding through a miserable third-world brushfire war, the Sons of Liberty’s activities grow more treasonous, and their efforts to avoid detection more ruthless, until Majors Sherman and Lewis find themselves in a vicious game with life-and-death stakes and the future of the American military hanging in the balance.

Soldier s Duty

“And he didn't have a son here to pass on the responsibility to.” Bree gave Molly
a sympathetic smile. “Bingo. Give the lady a prize.” She headed for the barn. Bree
fell in step beside her. “Maybe he wanted to spare you that much responsibility.

Author: Elle James

Publisher: Elle James

ISBN: 9781626952294

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 628


When their father disappears into the Crazy Mountains, the McKinnon boys rally... Angus McKinnon, the oldest son leaves the elite Delta Forces, returns to Montana and takes up the reins on the family ranch. The last person he expects to run into is the beauty who broke his heart. Bree Lansing promised to wait for Angus but a violent confrontation with her stepfather left her no choice. She had to leave. Later she learned her stepfather had died in the same barn where their fight occurred. Bree is afraid that if she returns to Montana, she will be charged with his murder. When her mother is poisoned, Bree returns home to face her guilt and fear and find out who will kill to get her family out of the way. Though fate forces Bree to work with Angus to discover the source of the poison, she’s determined to keep the man she once loved at a distance. She can’t let him close when her secret could ruin her life and his. Struggling to keep Bree safe and find his father, Angus risks losing his heart again to the only woman he ever loved.

Soldier s Duty

Author: Patty Jansen

Publisher: Patty Jansen


Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 127


Izramith Ezmi is many things: a member of the feared, all-female Hedron guards, a war veteran recently returned from a pointless and bloody mission, and impatient, angry and above all, lonely. With her contract about to run out, she may be on her way to becoming a ruthless mercenary, since what she really wants--becoming a mother--is out of the question. Her family carries a gene that causes deeply malicious madness. Her nephew was born with it and her useless sister has left him in the care of an institute. A baby. Two days old. She wants to ask her uncle, himself born with the condition, if he can do anything for the boy. But her uncle and his band of mad outcasts have gone missing, rumoured to be on the world of Ceren. So Izramith takes another hired-gun contract in Barresh which is a city-state on Ceren. The job is to provide security at a high-profile wedding. Simple and straight-forward, right? No crawling in mud, no shoot-outs, no mangled bodies and blood-drenched soil. And meanwhile, she can try to find her uncle. Except he isn't there, and the job isn't simple. Izramith and her team discover evidence of an extensive spying ring. Who is spying and why? The dictatorship of the neighbouring nation of Miran has plenty of reasons to dislike Barresh, and the city has a large group of people disgruntled with the pace of recent reforms. But most importantly, people have gone missing from the streets of Barresh for years. No one has cared much, because they were from disenfranchised groups, but Izramith sees the link with her uncle's disappearance, and with the spying ring, and knows that the security of the entire city is severely compromised. Postponing the wedding would be an admission of defeat, so it's time for desperate measures. Izramith leads a small team in what has to go down as the most hare-brained mission to ever be undertaken in the universe. Much is at stake: peace, the lives of her uncle and her nephew, and her own. space opera, science fiction series, aliens, mystery, adventure, urban, political, rainforest, romance, alien planet, scifi, sci fi

Hazardous Duty

Long-experienced in the conduct of covert warfare, a founder of the CIA tells the dramatic story of his decades long involvement in the underside of American foreign policy

Author: John K. Singlaub


ISBN: UOM:39015021979532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 574

View: 798


Long-experienced in the conduct of covert warfare, a founder of the CIA tells the dramatic story of his decades long involvement in the underside of American foreign policy


In September 2007, I would authorize a further, temporary increase in the Army of
22,000 soldiers. On January 19, I signed a ... I wanted to end the practice of stop-
loss, a practice in the Army of involuntarily extending a soldier's duty time.

Author: Robert M Gates

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307959485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 586


From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House, he thought he’d long left Washington politics behind: After working for six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, he was happily serving as president of Texas A&M University. But when he was asked to help a nation mired in two wars and to aid the troops doing the fighting, he answered what he felt was the call of duty.

A Soldier s Life in War and Peace

"This book chronicles the life and times of Major General A.S. Naravane, both in peace and war.

Author: A. S. Naravane

Publisher: APH Publishing

ISBN: 8176484377

Category: Artillerymen

Page: 252

View: 639


"This book chronicles the life and times of Major General A.S. Naravane, both in peace and war. He joined the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun in 1936 and was commissioned in 1938. He was amongst the first few who were accepted for the Indian Artillery, which, till 1934 was offered exclusively by the British. His early days in the regiment were one of very hard work and training. The profession of arms was a very highly prized occupation and all was done to make the young officers worthy of being in it. The training methods then are described with much pride and nostalgia. Naravane went to war as a captain and his artillery regiment, the 2nd Field, soon saw action against the then invincible Germans under Rommel. At Bir Hachiem he was taken prisoner. The trials and tribulations as a prisoner are worth reading, especially for the young officer, as they show that whatever the conditions, the first duty of every prisoner of war is to try and escape. Liberty may be lost, but courage and pride in one's regiment, never. The transition from the British Indian Army to a national army is brought out frankly but with restraint. His career and rise to the post of Director of Artillery is, in a way, the conflict of the old and the new that every pre-war officer had to face"--Dust jacket.

A Manual of Guard Duty

No soldier will drink any spirituous or intoxicating liquor while on guard . " 162 .
During his tour of guard duty a soldier is subject to the orders of the commanding
officer , the officer of the day , officers and non - commissioned officers of the ...

Author: Lyman Walter Vere Kennon


ISBN: UCAL:$B267572

Category: Military art and science

Page: 102

View: 789


Proud of What I Was a Soldier

About twenty soldiers would be selected and during the night, each soldier would
be tasked to protect some valuable asset. Of course, our area of responsibility
was in the very heart of a giant army base, with military police, and well trained ...

Author: Richard Dan Hill

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465395566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 800


Anyone who ever served in the military can tell a similar story. The circumstances change and the names are different, but when you deal with young soldiers anything is probable. Hill tells the reader about many of these young men and women in some very funny situations. He also details what it is like to be the commander of a unit with 200 or more of these soldiers, in peacetime and in war. In telling the story of his long and varied career, he offers some real leadership gems that carry over to industry. As one observer quipped, every Lieutenant should read this book before spending a day with troops; he will either resign his commission or stay in the military until they kick him out. The author refers to the family members of military members as the real heroes in the military. You will gain a whole new appreciation of what it is like to be an Army spouse. Hill and his wife, Carla, moved 16 times during his 24 year career. Once children came along, it meant new adventures, along with new schools and new friends. The term Army Brat is worn with pride, but it is a title that is hard earned. One knows that military families are nomads, but the author explains how assignments happen and the consequences of decisions on careers and promotion. He tells the reader about dealing with the ubiquitous assignment offi cer. The citizen who has never been around the military will learn a great deal about the inner workings of the career Army Officer and those who support them. You will laugh out loud at some of these tales and cry when you learn about the sacrifices these soldiers and the families make. You will swell with pride when you hear how some of these men respond from unspeakable adversity. Hill is unabashedly proud of all veterans and as the title states, he is proud of his many years of serviceHe is Proud of What he wasA soldier.

The Categorical Imperative

asserts an obligation , and neither obligation in general nor this particular
obligation can be known merely from ... the statement that it may be the duty of a
soldier or an executioner to kill ; and ( 4 ) singular moral judgements , such as the

Author: H. J. Paton

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812210239

Category: Philosophy

Page: 283

View: 742


A classic exposition of Kant's ethical thought.

The Soldier S Oath

Soldier's. Duty. deep vibrant colors. After graduation, the company had several
days off, which were much deserved. Upon their return to work, their first full week
saw many interesting events. The company wasn't thrilled about policing the ...

Author: Christopher Lewis

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469744791

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 613


It is 1530, and life can be as dangerous as it is short, especially for a soldier. In the majestic capital city of Casile, Captain Arathin Briar is content with his life. After taking a beautiful bride six months earlier, he has just completed his training as a soldier when his peaceful existence is abruptly uprooted. Captain Briar has been called to war. In this age of kings, tyranny and injustice run rampant across the world. After a village is attacked just outside Casile, the countrys foundation is shaken to the core. With little time to assemble a sizable force, Captain Briar and two other captains set out with a small army to gain entry to the village. But little do the soldiers know that they are about to uncover an earth-shattering conspiracy from an unknown adversary that leaves Arathin torn between his vastly different loveshis beloved king and the country he has vowed to serve and his loving wife and the unborn child she now carries. The Soldiers Oath is an action packed tale of warfare, conspiracy, and honor as a general and his brave soldiers fight their way out of a vast conspiracy that shakes their nations moral foundation.

A Marine a Soldier

“Sure we do, in the active duty military, the reserves, the National Guard, and the
state military reserves.” “What's this state military reserves, John?” “Sir, it's the
third string. You have active duty personnel, then the reservist, who are disliked
by ...

Author: John C. Bird

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469173702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 513

View: 326


Johannes Andersen was retired, until he was asked to assist the First Marine Division ready for war, mainly the First Force Recon Battalion change from leg to a mechanized organization. He provided the Division Commander notes and ideas, he became known within the Corps. Then Johannes became known to the president of the United States, and by a comedy of events, he became the secretary of defense. He has to prepare to go to war with a philosophy of war that does not meet todays need in fixing what you break.

Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay

The Enlisted Soldier Fighting the Indian Wars Don Rickey. the same time, so
much of a soldier's duty was connected with labor of some sort, building
telegraph lines, constructing roads, erecting buildings, that many men deeply
resented what ...

Author: Don Rickey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806187228

Category: History

Page: 394

View: 632


The enlisted men in the United States Army during the Indian Wars (1866-91) need no longer be mere shadows behind their historically well-documented commanding officers. As member of the regular army, these men formed an important segment of our usually slighted national military continuum and, through their labors, combats, and endurance, created the framework of law and order within which settlement and development become possible. We should know more about the common soldier in our military past, and here he is. The rank and file regular, then as now, was psychologically as well as physically isolated from most of his fellow Americans. The people were tired of the military and its connotations after four years of civil war. They arrayed their army between themselves and the Indians, paid its soldiers their pittance, and went about the business of mushrooming the nation’s economy. Because few enlisted men were literarily inclined, many barely able to scribble their names, most previous writings about them have been what officers and others had to say. To find out what the average soldier of the post-Civil War frontier thought, Don Rickey, Jr., asked over three hundred living veterans to supply information about their army experiences by answering questionnaires and writing personal accounts. Many of them who had survived to the mid-1950’s contributed much more through additional correspondence and personal interviews. Whether the soldier is speaking for himself or through the author in his role as commentator-historian, this is the first documented account of the mass personality of the rank and file during the Indian Wars, and is only incidentally a history of those campaigns.

Faith and Duty

Nick Curtis is one of the most highly decorated British soldiers ever to serve in Northern Ireland.

Author: Nicky Curtis

Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited

ISBN: 0233994319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 584


Nick Curtis is one of the most highly decorated British soldiers ever to serve in Northern Ireland. In this compelling and unique book he graphically portrays his experiences in the Province during the turbulent years of 1969–1976. After surviving nearly 2,000 fired rounds, Curtis's duty as a uniformed officer ended and he was awarded the Military Medal for acts of bravery in the field. But he returned to the Province to become a key figure in undercover operations, liaising closely with such figures as Captain Robert Nairac, himself a legend for his undercover work among the IRA. Hard-hitting, uncompromising and extraordinarily frank, Nick Curtis' dramatic account of his life in Northern Ireland encompasses the extremities of urban civil war, the intrigues of undercover operations, and the political machinations that helped to form both.

Why Are First Term Soldiers Leaving the Us Army Reserve

This was done primarily by means of reducing accessions and the retention of
personnel on Active Duty. Soldiers coming from the Active Duty Army create one
of the primary recruiting markets for the Army Reserve. If a soldier leaving the ...

Author: Vaine Caldwell, PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145682015X

Category: Reference

Page: 123

View: 479


"The information presented takes a look at what some military observers see as an emerging issue that the United States Army Reserve will have to address more thoroughly."

For Liberty and the Republic

The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861 Ricardo A. Herrera. opposed
secession, his overriding sense of duty to defend “our common country and
homes” against “invasion and annihilation” led him to enlist in the Third
Louisiana on 17 ...

Author: Ricardo A. Herrera

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479823031

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 423


In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were participants in the republican experiment through their service. In For Liberty and the Republic, Ricardo A. Herrera examines the relationship between soldier and citizen from the War of Independence through the first year of the Civil War. The work analyzes an idealized republican ideology as a component of soldiering in both peace and war. Herrera argues that American soldiers’ belief system—the military ethos of republicanism—drew from the larger body of American political thought. This ethos illustrated and informed soldiers’ faith in an inseparable connection between bearing arms on behalf of the republic, and earning and holding citizenship in it. Despite the undeniable existence of customs, organizations, and behaviors that were uniquely military, the officers and enlisted men of the regular army, states’ militias, and wartime volunteers were the products of their society, and they imparted what they understood as important elements of American thought into their service. Drawing from military and personal correspondence, journals, orderly books, militia constitutions, and other documents in over forty archives in twenty-three states, Herrera maps five broad, interrelated, and mutually reinforcing threads of thought constituting soldiers’ beliefs: Virtue; Legitimacy; Self-governance; Glory, Honor, and Fame; and the National Mission. Spanning periods of war and peace, these five themes constituted a coherent and long-lived body of ideas that informed American soldiers’ sense of identity for generations.