Honored And Betrayed
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|Author||: Richard Secord,Jay Wurts|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated|
The author recounts his life, military career, experiences in Vietnam, and role in the Iran-Contra Affair
|Author||: Marvin Kalb|
|Editor||: Brookings Institution Press|
Not since Pearl Harbor has an American president gone to Congress to request a declaration of war. Nevertheless, since then, one president after another, from Truman to Obama, has ordered American troops into wars all over the world. From Korea to Vietnam, Panama to Grenada, Lebanon to Bosnia, Afghanistan to Iraq—why have presidents sidestepped declarations of war? Marvin Kalb, former chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS and NBC News, explores this key question in his thirteenth book about the presidency and U.S. foreign policy. Instead of a declaration of war, presidents have justified their war-making powers by citing "commitments," private and public, made by former presidents. Many of these commitments have been honored, but some betrayed. Surprisingly, given the tight U.S.-Israeli relationship, Israeli leaders feel that at times they have been betrayed by American presidents. Is it time for a negotiated defense treaty between the United States and Israel as a way of substituting for a string of secret presidential commitments? From Israel to Vietnam, presidential commitments have proven to be tricky and dangerous. For example, one president after another committed the United States to the defense of South Vietnam, often without explanation. Over the years, these commitments mushroomed into national policy, leading to a war costing 58,000 American lives. Few in Congress or the media chose to question the war's provenance or legitimacy, until it was too late. No president saw the need for a declaration of war, considering one to be old-fashioned. The word of a president can morph into a national commitment. It can become the functional equivalent of a declaration of war. Therefore, whenever a president "commits"the United States to a policy or course of action with, or increasingly without, congressional approval, watch out—the White House may be setting the nation on a road toward war. The Road to War was a 2013 Foreword Reviews honorable mention in the subject of War & Military.
|Author||: Mic Hunter|
|Editor||: Barricade Books Incorporated|
An analysis of the underlying factors that the author believes contribute to, and in some cases encourage, sexual abuse in the military exposes traditional training practices that create environments that are hostile to women and homosexual men, in a volume of first-person accounts by victimized servicepeople that also shares the author's insight into how sexual abuse in the military contributed to the prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq.
|Author||: Jennie Lucas,Satomi Ikezawa|
|Editor||: Harlequin / SB Creative|
Callie, a secretary in New York, spent three years pining after her boss, CEO Eduardo. She has always seen him as a capable and overwhelmingly charming man, but she also knows that he is a workaholic and a playboy. One Christmas Eve, she spends the night with him, but the next morning, he drives her out of bed, calling her a liar. When Callie finds out that she’s pregnant, she is left with little choice but to marry an old friend of hers. The day of the wedding, however, as Callie stands in her secondhand dress awaiting her fianc?’s arrival, Eduardo comes along and takes her away by force, declaring that she will be his wife for the next three months!
|Author||: Ph D Judith Reisman|
"Dr. Reisman's research has opened my eyes to the root cause of many of the societal ills we deal with today..." Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel "Dr. Reisman has produced a scholarly and devastating study..." Dr. Laura Schlessinger "The Sexual Revolution was based on a lie. Judith Reisman has spent thirty years uncovering the truth." The National Review "In the course of producing my documentary - Kinsey's Paedophiles - it became clear that every substantive allegation Reisman made was not only true, but also thoroughly sourced...despite the Kinsey Institute's reluctance to open its files." Tim Tate, UNESCO and Amnesty International Award-winning Producer-Director of "Kinsey's Paedophiles," Yorkshire Television, UK In 1948, traumatized World War II American veterans struggled to resume a normal life. Our Greatest Generation was unaware that the evil they defeated overseas had invaded their homeland with sexual libels defiling the Judeo-Christian foundation for which so many had fought and died. Stunned by their children's 1960s Sexual Revolution, our WWII warriors were helpless as Alfred Kinsey's pornographic, homosexist lies, which were backed by Indiana University, the Rockefeller Foundation and mass media, became "revealed truth" to all from PhD to Kindergarten. Kinsey's influence has Stolen Honor from our WWII veterans. In 1977, following the indifference of trusted adults toward her young daughter's rape, Dr. Reisman discovered Kinsey's barbaric sex abuses of up to 2,034 children and infants-some as young as two months of age-by his "team" in Indiana University's protected soundproof laboratories. Kinsey's influence has Stolen Innocence from our children. Dr. Reisman proved how Kinsey's frauds gutted our child and family protective laws, as well as justified Planned Parenthood's school sex education, Hugh Hefner's pornography plague and the "gay rights" movement. "The Kinsey Institute" still gets millions of your tax dollars. Dr. Reisman demands an immediate congressional investigation for Kinsey's victims and university complicity in mass child sex abuse atrocities-employing at least one German, Nazi pedophile. According to Human Events, Kinsey's reports are "the most harmful" American "books of the 19th and 20th Centuries." Read! Then act on this knowledge for our very survival as a nation.
|Author||: Latifa Ali,Richard Shears|
She must escape from Iraq as soon as possible or she will be forced to die for her family's honour. This is the true story of Latifa Ali, an Iraqi-born woman, whose family found asylum in the western world after her father discovered he was on Saddam Hussein's hit list. Tricked by her mother into returning to the homeland to look after a sick relative after she refused the marriage of her mother's choice, Latifa is left stranded without a passport and any opportunity to communicate with the western world. Her father, now divorced and living in Kurdistan, expects his daughter to submit to the muslim way of life and arranges a marriage that would result in her death by honour killing should it go ahead. As the war on terror rages, Latifa finds herself in conflict with her cultural heritage and customs. Allowed to work, Latifa develops contacts that could prove to be her escape route, but imprisoned, abused and violated, her efforts to defy the path chosen for her fail and her death looms closer. This is a harrowing story of independence and perseverance. This is an inspirational read of a desperate woman prepared to work as a spy, consort with the UN and run for the border.
|Author||: Larry Berman|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In 1973, Henry Kissinger shared the Nobel Peace Prize for the secret negotiations that led to the Agreement on Ending the War and Restoring Peace in Vietnam. Nixon famously declared the 1973 agreement to be "peace with honor"; America was disengaging, yet South Vietnam still stood to fight its own war. Kissinger promptly moved to seal up his personal records of the negotiations, arguing that they are private, not government, records, and that he will only allow them to be unsealed after his death. No Peace, No Honor deploys extraordinary documentary bombshells, including a complete North Vietnamese account of the secret talks, to blow the lid off the true story of the peace process. Neither Nixon and Kissinger's critics, nor their defenders, have guessed at the full truth: the entire peace negotiation was a sham. Nixon did not plan to exit Vietnam, but he knew that in order to continue bombing without a congressional cutoff, he would need a fig leaf. Kissinger negotiated a deal that he and Nixon expected the North to violate. Ironically, their long-maintained spin on what happened next is partially true: only Watergate stopped America from sending the bombers back in. This revelatory book has many other surprises. Berman produces new evidence that finally proves a long-suspected connection between candidate Nixon in 1968 and the South Vietnamese government. He tells the full story of Operation Duck Hook, a large-scale offensive planned by Nixon as early as 1969 that would have widened the war even to the point of bombing civilian food supplies. He reveals transcripts of candidate George McGovern's attempts to negotiate his own October surprise for 1972, and a seriocomic plan by the CIA to overthrow South Vietnam's President Thieu even as late as 1975. Throughout, with page-turning dialogue provided by official transcriptions and notes, Berman reveals the step-by-step betrayal of South Vietnam that started with a short-circuited negotiations loop, and ended with double-talk, false promises, and outright abandonment. Berman draws on hundreds of declassified documents, including the notes of Kissinger's aides, phone taps of the Nixon campaign in 1968, and McGovern's own transcripts of his negotiations with North Vietnam. He has been able to double- and triple-check North Vietnamese accounts against American notes of meetings, as well as previously released bits of the record. He has interviewed many key players, including high-level South Vietnamese officials. This definitive account forever and completely rewrites the final chapter of the Vietnam war. Henry Kissinger's Nobel Prize was won at the cost of America's honor.
|Author||: Herbert Maeger|
This is an unrivaled account of one man s service in the elite Waffen-SS Liebstandarte division, principally on the Eastern Front.The author, an 18-year old Belgian, was blackmailed into volunteering for the Waffen-SS in 1941 to save his mother from a concentration camp. After enduring the MG harsh training with the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (considered by some to be a worse experience than the fighting front), Maeger went on to be selected as a front-line driver in Russia. He saw combat at Kharkov and at the legendary battle of Kursk. In 1944 he was transferred out for training as an SS paramedic, but after two months was sent against his will for SS-officer training. Overheard making a defeatist remark, he was sent to the notorious SS penal division Dirlewanger on the Oder front, where he survived the horror of the Halbe pocket. On 1 May 1945 he was captured by the Russians near the Elbe. He served at the prison camp infirmary as a volunteer which won him the admiration of the Russian female doctor and with her help he gained his early release the same year."
|Author||: Alan Gratz|
|Editor||: Scholastic Inc.|
Kamran Smith has it all. He's the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl in school, and can't wait to join the Army like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran's family hails from Iran, Kamran has always felt 100% American. Accepted. And then everything implodes. Darius is accused of being a terrorist. Kamran refuses to believe it, but the evidence is there -- Darius has been filmed making threats against his country, hinting at an upcoming deadly attack. Kamran's friends turn on him -- suddenly, in their eyes, he's a terrorist, too. Kamran knows it's up to him to clear his brother's name. In a race against time, Kamran must piece together a series of clues and codes that will lead him to Darius -- and the truth. But is it a truth Kamran is ready to face? And is he putting his own life at risk?
|Author||: Frederic H. Martini|
|Editor||: Rugged Land Books|
Betrayed is the true story of two men on opposing sides in WWII, one a sergeant in the US Air Corps and the other a Nazi rocket engineer. The sergeant was shot down, betrayed, and imprisoned in Buchenwald, while the engineer, an SS-Major, became a national hero of the Third Reich. After the war, the records of both men were classified Top Secret and concealed by threats, denials, and misrepresentations. The US government refuted the sergeant's accurate account, while promoting a fabricated history for the engineer, Dr. Wernher von Braun, who became as famous in the US as he had been in Nazi Germany. Betrayed demonstrates how an unconstrained military intelligence operation disrupted the lives of American ex-POWs in the name of "National Security."
|Author||: Margaret Peterson Haddix|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
In the third installment of Haddix's series about a futuristic society in which families are forbidden to have more than two children, Nina, a secondary character in Among the Impostors, is falsely accused of treason and imprisoned by the Population Police. Her interrogator gives her an ultimatum: either she can get three other child prisoners, illegal third-borns like Nina, to reveal who harbored them and where they got their fake identification cards, or she will be executed. Nina sees a chance to escape the prison and, taking the prisoners with her, quickly discovers their street smarts. But when their food supply runs out, Nina seeks the boy she knew as Lee.
|Author||: Lynne Olson,Stanley Cloud|
A Question of Honor is the gripping, little-known story of the refugee Polish pilots who joined the RAF and played an essential role in saving Britain from the Nazis, only to be betrayed by the Allies after the war. After Poland fell to the Nazis, thousands of Polish pilots, soldiers, and sailors escaped to England. Devoted to liberating their homeland, some would form the RAF’s 303 squadron, known as the Kosciuszko Squadron, after the elite unit in which many had flown back home. Their thrilling exploits and fearless flying made them celebrities in Britain, where they were “adopted” by socialites and seduced by countless women, even as they yearned for news from home. During the Battle of Britain, they downed more German aircraft than any other squadron, but in a stunning twist at the war’s end, the Allies rewarded their valor by abandoning Poland to Joseph Stalin. This moving, fascinating book uncovers a crucial forgotten chapter in World War II–and Polish–history.
|Author||: Juliet Landon|
THE GAME OF LOVE IS A DANGEROUS ONE IN THE COURT OF HENRY VIII… Betrayed by an ambitious father, forcibly betrothed to the handsome yet enigmatic Sir Jon Raemon and soon to be bedded by the covetous King Henry, Virginia D'Arvall is the female pawn in a masculine game of desire, power and lust. Ginny is determined to keep her honor, but in these dangerous courtly games, she will need to have her wits about her like never before. Will she realize that in Sir Jon she may just have all the love and protection she needs to survive?
|Author||: Sharon Sala|
|Editor||: Rosetta Books|
A murder reveals a secret that throws two families into chaos in this riveting thriller from the New York Times–bestselling author of A Thousand Lies. First the hospital calls to tell Poppy Sadler that her mother’s battle with cancer is finally over. Then the police appear on her doorstep, informing her that her father’s murdered body has just been pulled from the river. In five minutes, both of Poppy’s parents are dead and her whole world spins out of control . . . Across the river, Justin Caulfield has a crisis of his own. A deadly disease is stealing his daughter’s life and not even his vast fortune can save her. Then a person he’s always trusted names a price he never knew he owed. Betrayed and running out of time, Justin learns that twenty years of lies may have just cost him his soul . . . A gripping story of long-buried sins and secrets, A Field of Poppies reveals a new dimension to New York Times–bestselling author Sharon Sala’s considerable talents. “Sala’s characters are well realized and vivid.” —Publishers Weekly “A memorable and nostalgic story of deceit and lies surrounding a young woman.” —Fresh Fiction
|Author||: Efraim Karsh|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
The 1947 UN resolution to partition Palestine irrevocably changed the political landscape of the Middle East, giving rise to six full-fledged wars between Arabs and Jews, countless armed clashes, blockades, and terrorism, as well as a profound shattering of Palestinian Arab society. Its origins, and that of the wider Arab-Israeli conflict, are deeplyrooted in Jewish-Arab confrontation and appropriation in Palestine. But the isolated occasions of violence during the British Mandate era (1920–48) suggest that the majority of Palestinian Arabs yearned to live and thrive under peaceful coexistence with the evolving Jewish national enterprise. So what was the real cause of the breakdown in relations between the two communities?In this brave and groundbreaking book, Efraim Karshtells the story from both the Arab and Jewish perspectives. Heargues that from the early 1920s onward, a corrupt and extremist leadership worked toward eliminating the Jewish national revival and protecting its own interests. Karsh has mined many of the Western, Soviet, UN, and Israeli documents declassified over the past decade, as well as unfamiliar Arab sources, to reveal what happened behind the scenes on both Palestinian and Jewish sides. It is an arresting story of delicate political and diplomatic maneuvering by leading figures—Ben Gurion, Hajj Amin Husseini, Abdel Rahman Azzam, King Abdullah, Bevin, and Truman —over the years leading up to partition, through the slide to war and its enduring consequences. Palestine Betrayed is vital reading for understanding the origin of disputes that remain crucial today.
|Author||: P. C. Cast,Kristin Cast|
Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her. But then human teenagers start dying, and all the evidence points to the House of Night.