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The Warrior Elite

By Dick Couch
  • ISBN Code: : 0307566234
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : History
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With a postscript describing SEAL efforts in Afghanistan, The Warrior Elite takes you into the toughest, longest, and most relentless military training in the world. What does it take to become a Navy SEAL? What makes talented, intelligent young men volunteer for physical punishment, cold water, and days without sleep? In The Warrior Elite, former Navy SEAL Dick Couch documents the process that transforms young men into warriors. SEAL training is the distillation of the human spirit, a tradition-bound ordeal that seeks to find men with character, courage, and the burning desire to win at all costs, men who would rather die than quit.

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  • Pdf File: tactical-fitness.pdf

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ACHIEVE THE SAME GOLD STANDARD OF FITNESS UPHELD BY THE PROS! Over the past decade, Special Ops fitness has morphed into a new fitness genre along with military, police, and firefighter fitness called tactical fitness. Developed by a former Navy SEAL and building upon Special Ops fitness techniques, Tactical Fitness is designed to train you to perform to the rigorous physical training standards at the same level of excellence required of these Heroes of Tomorrow. At the core of this program is the Tactical Fitness Test which measures 12 standards for your physical capacity, including: cardiovascular conditioning, strength, muscle coordination, and stamina. Tactical fitness means having the skills needed to save lives and extend the limits of your endurance whether you are in the military, police, firefighting professions, or just an everyday hero. Designed for both men and women, Tactical Fitness presents a series of scaled workout plans—programs based in calisthenics, cardio, and swimming—supplemented with weights, full-body exercises, and functional athletic movements. Unique skills presented also include rope climbing, grip strength, carries, wall climbs, and much more. With Tactical Fitness, you will: • Reach your absolute physical peak with the same workout techniques used by Special Forces military, firefighters, and police • Follow a rigorous fitness curriculum designed to help you exceed the limits of your strength, speed, and endurance • Benefit from all the teaching expertise of former Navy SEAL Stew Smith • Be ready for whatever life throws at you Tactical Fitness sets a standard of excellence that does more than meet the minimum requirement—it allows you to reach your full physical potential! From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Warrior's Faith

By Robert Vera
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1400206790
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 854
  • Pdf File: a-warrior-s-faith.pdf

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An exhilarating story of a young Navy SEAL whose relentless faith transformed his life and inspired everyone who knew his courageous story. In A Warrior’s Faith, Ryan Job’s close friend, Robert Vera, recounts how the highly decorated Navy SEAL’s unstoppable sense of humor, positive attitude, and fierce determination helped him survive after being shot in the face by an enemy sniper on a roof in Ramadi, Iraq. Though blinded, the irrepressible Job recovered from his wounds and began facing a new set of obstacles with his characteristic humor and resolve. He married the girl of his dreams, hunted elk, climbed Mt. Rainier, graduated college with honors, influenced countless people around him, and was looking forward to being a father—before his life was tragically cut short by a hospital medical error. Vera’s raw, often funny, and heartfelt account of his friend’s life offers readers a way to find hope in the middle of life’s raging storms.

The Making of a Navy SEAL

By Brandon Webb,John David Mann
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1466878339
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 604
  • Pdf File: the-making-of-a-navy-seal.pdf

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BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS... HE HAD TO BECOME ONE HIMSELF. Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Making of a Navy SEAL provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors—including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle—that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb's training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan. Kyle went on to become the U.S. military's top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills. From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today's military. Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, The Making of a Navy SEAL provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.

The Warrior State

By T.V. Paul
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199322244
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: the-warrior-state.pdf

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Seemingly from its birth, Pakistan has teetered on the brink of becoming a failed state. Today, it ranks 133rd out of 148 countries in global competitiveness. Its economy is as dysfunctional as its political system is corrupt; both rely heavily on international aid for their existence. Taliban forces occupy 30 percent of the country. It possesses over a hundred nuclear weapons that could easily fall into terrorists' hands. Why, in an era when countries across the developing world are experiencing impressive economic growth and building democratic institutions, has Pakistan been such a conspicuous failure? In The Warrior State, noted international relations and South Asia scholar T.V. Paul untangles this fascinating riddle. Paul argues that the "geostrategic curse"--akin to the "resource curse" that plagues oil-rich autocracies--is at the root of Pakistan's unique inability to progress. Since its founding in 1947, Pakistan has been at the center of major geopolitical struggles: the US-Soviet rivalry, the conflict with India, and most recently the post 9/11 wars. No matter how ineffective the regime is, massive foreign aid keeps pouring in from major powers and their allies with a stake in the region. The reliability of such aid defuses any pressure on political elites to launch the far-reaching domestic reforms necessary to promote sustained growth, higher standards of living, and more stable democratic institutions. Paul shows that excessive war-making efforts have drained Pakistan's limited economic resources without making the country safer or more stable. Indeed, despite the regime's emphasis on security, the country continues to be beset by widespread violence and terrorism. In an age of transnational terrorism and nuclear proliferation, understanding Pakistan's development, particularly the negative effects of foreign aid and geopolitical centrality, is more important than ever. Painstakingly researched and brilliantly argued, The Warrior State tackles what may be the world's most dangerous powder keg and uncovers the true causes of Pakistan's enormously consequential failure.

Women and War in Antiquity

By Jacqueline Fabre-Serris,Alison Keith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421417634
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : History
  • Members : 454
  • Pdf File: women-and-war-in-antiquity.pdf

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This deft volume, which ultimately challenges the conventional scholarly opposition of standards of masculinity and femininity, will appeal to scholars and students of the classical world, European warfare, and gender studies.

No Way Out

By Mitch Weiss,Kevin Maurer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101560762
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : History
  • Members : 657
  • Pdf File: no-way-out.pdf

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In a remote, enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. But before they found the target, the target found them… The team was caught in a deadly ambush that not only threatened their lives, but the entire mission. The elite soldiers fought huddled for hours on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-gun fire rained down on them. With total disregard for their own safety, they tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive. When the battle finally ended, ten soldiers had earned Silver Stars—the Army’s third highest award for combat valor. It was the most Silver Stars awarded to any unit in one battle since Vietnam. Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, No Way Out is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that not only tested the soldiers’ mettle but serves as a cautionary tale. Be careful what you ask a soldier to do because they will die trying to accomplish their mission.

The Heart And The Fist

By Eric Greitens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547549164
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: the-heart-and-the-fist.pdf

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THE HEART AND THE FIST shares one man’s story of extraordinary leadership and service as both a humanitarian and a warrior. In a life lived at the raw edges of the human experience, Greitens has seen what can be accomplished when compassion and courage come together in meaningful service. As a Rhodes Scholar and Navy SEAL, Greitens worked alongside volunteers who taught art to street children in Bolivia and led US Marines who hunted terrorists in Iraq. He’s learned from nuns who fed the destitute in one of Mother Teresa’s homes for the dying in India, from aid workers who healed orphaned children in Rwanda, and from Navy SEALs who fought in Afghanistan. He excelled at the hardest military training in the world, and today he works with severely wounded and disabled veterans who are rebuilding their lives as community leaders at home. Greitens offers each of us a new way of thinking about living a meaningful life. We learn that to win any war, even those we wage against ourselves; to create and obtain lasting peace; to save a life; and even, simply to live with purpose requires us—every one of us—to be both good and strong.

The Way of the Warrior

By Erwin Raphael McManus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 1601429576
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 724
  • Pdf File: the-way-of-the-warrior.pdf

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Best-selling author, pastor, futurist, and cultural thought leader believes that to experience and establish peace, we must first confront the battles that rage within. McManus shows that encountering peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful intention. Warrior is a call to decisiveness, self-examination, and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness. Through the ancient biblical practices of humility, focus, ownership, clarity, strength, and vulnerability, he guides readers to a deeper understanding of their inner workings and provides the guidance they need to establish peace and tranquility in their homes, neighborhoods, communities, and even the world! In the style of a battle-wizened teacher, McManus delivers wisdom, instills passion, and provides the sacred movements needed to become the warrior you were meant to be.

The Warrior's Book of Virtues

By Nick Benas,Matthew Bloom,Richard Bryan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hatherleigh Press
  • Book Code : 1578268087
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 329
  • Pdf File: the-warrior-s-book-of-virtues.pdf

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CHOOSE VIRTUE ALWAYS Time-tested principles for succeeding in life through the understanding and development of character, virtues represent the moral excellence of a person. From discipline to prudence, fortitude to faith, the warrior virtues presented in these pages are guaranteed to transform your life to one of meaning and purpose. The Warrior’s Book of Virtues uses the battle-tested principles of the United States Marine Corps to help everyone live their best life in easy and practical ways. Don’t settle for less, and don’t make excuses for yourself. Become inspired to achieve your full potential and complete every objective you set. Adapt and overcome.

Warrior Elite

By Robert Macklin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hachette Australia
  • Book Code : 0733632327
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Members : 841
  • Pdf File: warrior-elite.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A compelling account of Australia's intelligence organisations and special forces - from the early days of the commandos during World War II through to the SAS of today and the cyber wars of the future. From the co-author of SAS Sniper. Warrior Elite is a unique and compelling account of Australia's special forces and intelligence operations - ranging from the early special forces of World War II to the establishment and development of the SAS and Commando Regiments as the elite fighters of today, and from the Australian Security Intelligence Service to the Australian Signals Directorate and ASIO. It is an authoritative, gripping and thoroughly up-to-date account of both the history and current state of our special forces and intelligence bodies - and gives a unique glimpse into the warfare of the future. Our future. Robert Macklin has conducted dozens of exclusive interviews and uncovered incredible, daring and sometimes heartbreaking stories of the elite troops that guard our nation and engage in secret operations around the world. He has had significant cooperation from numerous sources within the special forces and the various intelligence agencies. Both thoroughly researched and colourfully written, Warrior Elite will attract the reader of action memoirs as well as those interested in broader military history and espionage.

Arthur

By Don Carleton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445682583
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 474
  • Pdf File: arthur.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Credible new research sheds new life on the real life and identity of King Arthur, the legendary king of ancient Britain.

The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness, Third Edition

By Stewart Smith, USN (SEAL)
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hatherleigh Press
  • Book Code : 1578266483
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: the-complete-guide-to-navy-seal-fitness-third-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The complete workout for the serious exercise enthusiast interested in obtaining the fitness level required by Navy SEALs. Updated in 2015 to reflect current recruitment and physical training standards. Whether you want to be a Navy SEAL or just be as fit as one, here’s your chance. The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness, Third Edition has returned with updated BUD/S workouts and the latest entrance requirements from the Navy. With this program, you will be ready for any military training or physical challenge in the world. Train with the world’s fittest and strongest individuals: the US Navy SEALs! This complete package includes: • Updated step-by-step instructions to help the fitness recruit on their path to SEAL entry • New beginner workouts for those who need to lose 20 pounds or more • A special 12-week plan for the Navy Special Operations EOD, SWCC, Diver Physical Screening Test • New information for optimal weight loss from a certified nutritionist Written by a top SEAL instructor, The Complete Guide to Navy Seal Fitness, Third Edition, is the advanced exercise program that can walk you through the no-frills workout that has conditioned some of the best bodies around.

Nei Kung

By Kosta Danaos
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1594776091
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 245
  • Pdf File: nei-kung.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Explains the science behind the practice of nei kung, the elemental nature of yin and yang energy--the two components of ch'i, and how learning to control the yang energy in our ch'i can result in the release of dynamic energy. • Establishes the existence and understanding of nei kung in the practices of many of the world's ancient cultures. • Includes a step-by-step guide to the meditation that forms the basis of the practice of nei kung. • By Kosta Danaos, author of The Magus of Java and apprentice to an immortal of the Mo-Pai tradition. In 1994 Kosta Danaos was accepted as a student by John Chang, a Chinese-Javanese Taoist in the Mo-Pai tradition and a master of nei kung, the practice of harnessing and controlling our body's bioenergy, or ch'i. Nei Kung: The Secret Teachings of the Warrior Sages describes the practice of nei kung and how learning to control our ch'i can result in the release of dynamic energy that can be used for healing, pyrogenesis, telekinesis, levitation, telepathy, and more. Danaos suggests that both components of ch'i--yin and yang energy--are fundamental to the earth and to life and were recognized and used in many of the world's ancient cultures. Though we have forgotten how to access them, these components are in fact elemental parts of us. The author explains that we first must open our minds to the fact that the power of ch'i is real. Next, in learning to control our ch'i as a whole, we must learn to channel our yang energy in productive ways--a potential we all possess. To help readers understand their capacity to connect with this inner elemental power, the author offers a fascinating blend of teachings that include sound scientific theories explaining much of the "magic" of nei kung. He also offers historical, linguistic, artistic, and literary proof of the presence and understanding of nei kung throughout the ages and a step-by-step introduction to several types of simple meditation--fundamental to directing one's ch'i. With his engaging storytelling and disarming humor, his physics-based explanations for seemingly mystical phenomena, and his reassurances that he's really no different from the rest of us, Kosta Danaos shows us that once we remember our capacity to harness our yang energy, we can change ourselves and our world.