Details of a contentious Camp David meeting among President George W. Special operations command including Delta Force, Navy SEALS and other top secret Special Mission Units. But it was while serving as chairman during both the Clinton and Bush administrations that he faced his biggest challenges, including his role as chief architect of the U.
Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior #ad - S. How shelton "persuaded" Haiti's dictator to flee the country. And much more. Yet it's shelton's amazing personal story that puts his military career in perspective. He was awarded a bronze star for valor and a Purple Heart for a wound suffered when a booby trap drove a poisoned stake through his leg. It began with a fall from a ladder in his backyard, so dangerous that if it didn't cure him, resulting in total paralysis from the neck down-and a risky experimental procedure, chances are it would kill him.
. Attempts to kill usama bin Laden that were shot down by our State Department.
My Share of the Task: A MemoirPortfolio #ad - He and his wife, Annie, live in Virginia. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. His last assignment was as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and as the commander of U.
S. Army. And coalition forces in Afghanistan, he stationed himself forward and frequently went on patrols with his troops to experience their challenges firsthand. Forces in Afghanistan. He describes the many outstanding leaders he served with and the handful of bad leaders he learned not to emulate. Even as the commanding officer of all U.
My Share of the Task: A Memoir #ad - S. A compelling account of his impressive career. The wall street journal '"This is a brilliant book about leadership wrapped inside a fascinating personal narrative. Walter isaacson, author of steve jobs Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the U. S. And he paints a vivid portrait of how the military establishment turned itself, resilient force that would soon be tested in Iraq, Afghanistan, into the adaptive, in one generation, and the wider War on Terror.
In this illuminating new York Times bestseller, McChrystal frankly explores the major episodes and controversies of his career.
My American JourneyBallantine Books #ad - An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. Praise for my american journey“the stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces. Fascinating. The washington Post Book World“Eloquent. Los angeles times Book Review“Profound and moving .
. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. At a time when americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, in his own words, General Powell's passionate views on family, and, personal responsibility, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future.
My American Journey #ad - . He overcame a barely average start at school. A great American success story. Then he joined the Army. Here, warm good humor, colin powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, for the first time, and a soldier's directness.
American SoldierHarperCollins e-books #ad - Tom franks is truly a soldier's soldier. Secretary of defense donald rumsfeld the commander in chief of the united states Central Command from July 2000 through July 2003, General Tommy Franks made history by leading American and Coalition forces to victory in Afghanistan and Iraq -- the decisive battles that launched the war on terrorism.
. Now, franks offers the first true insider's account of the war on terrorism that has changed the world since September 11, drawing on his own recollections and military records declassified for this book, 2001. He speaks frankly of intelligence shortcomings that endangered our troops, and of the credible WMD threats -- including eleventh-hour warnings from Arab leaders -- that influenced every planning decision.
Franks describes the covert diplomacy that helped him secure international cooperation for the war, and reveals the role of foreign leaders -- and a critical double agent code-named "April Fool" -- in the most successful military deception since D-Day in 1944. In american Soldier, he captures it all. He offers an unvarnished portrait of the "disruptive and divisive" Washington bureaucracy, and a candid assessment of the war's aftermath.
American Soldier #ad - He puts you in the operations center for the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom just weeks after 9/11, capturing its uncertain early days and the historic victory that followed. Yet his vision was proven on the ground: Within three weeks, Baghdad had fallen. American Soldier is filled with revelation. When war comes, you look for certain special qualities in the people you'll be working with.
Journey: Memoirs of an Air Force Chief of StaffSkyhorse #ad - He chronicles the phenomenal story of the evolution of the US special operations, such as what was achieved when taking down Bin Laden. An uncensored account of general Schwartz's term as the wartime US Air Force Chief of Staff under presidents Bush and Obama. The general’s dysfunctional home life drove him to apply to the Air Force Academy over forty years ago, where he was provided with a new family and sense of worth he had never earned from his own father.
This purpose has driven the general throughout his remarkable career, and has also allowed him to work alongside Presidents Bush and Obama and Secretaries of Defense Don Rumsfeld, and Germany; to Florida during Hurricane Opal, taking him to Alaska, the Pentagon, Bob Gates and Leon Panetta. Journey is a book about leadership.
Journey: Memoirs of an Air Force Chief of Staff #ad - It is packed with the general’s lessons from life in the military: breaking the mold, battles?from Iraq to the Pentagon, flying uncharted airspace, Afghanistan to Congress. The general discusses the controversial new technologies that have been allowing America to build new capabilities in remote aircraft and cyber warfare.
. It’s about pushing limits in an era of diminishing budgets and fewer resources to fuel the furnace of innovation. Many believe general schwartz’s greatest legacy will be the dramatic acceleration of the “drone” program. He is a staunch advocate for it and this book will explain why.
Legacy of Lies: Over the Fence in LaosSOG Publishing #ad - The united states government is seeking a way out of the war “with honor” via a face-saving program called “Vietnamization. This is the story of the fate of the recon men and the missions they conducted while highly skilled and motivated NVA hunter-killer teams pursued them on the enemy’s home turf.
A recon team discovers a choke point on the enemy’s line of communication. The special operators in Kontum are given the mission to do just that. There is a rub; the American president and his government must have “plausible deniability. Therein lies the legacy of lies. Very few authors have captured the action, intrigue and backstory of the secret missions as well as Colonel Gole does in ‘Legacy of Lies.
Legacy of Lies: Over the Fence in Laos #ad - A must read for those seeking the precursor to today’s military support to sensitive activities. Michael S. In a war that was already lost, there was a small group of dedicated soldiers who refused to quit. They fought for each other and for their honor as soldiers. It is 1970 Operating from camps in places like kontum and dak to, Special Forces recon men risked their lives behind enemy lines on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and Cambodia, conducting missions whose detection often meant death or something worse.
Officially, they did not exist.
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on TerrorFree Press #ad - For months, he was denied the opportunity even to make his case to Bush. Coming from a man known as one of the hard-liners against terrorists, Against All Enemies is both a powerful history of our two-decades-long confrontation with terrorism and a searing indictment of the current administration. Bush, bill clinton, and George W.
Bush until he resigned in March 2003. He knows, better than anyone, how President Bush reacted to the attack and what happened behind the scenes in the days that followed. Most disturbing of all are clarke's revelations about the Bush administration's lack of interest in al Qaeda prior to September 11. The bush administration has squandered the opportunity to eliminate al Qaeda.
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror #ad - . A new al qaeda has emerged and is growing stronger, in part because of our own actions and inactions. Bush. He knows, better than anyone, why we failed to prevent 9/11. After ignoring existing plans to attack al Qaeda when he first took office, George Bush made disastrous decisions when he finally did pay attention.
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to LeadRandom House #ad - Along the way, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, and the strategic dilemmas--and short-sighted thinking--now facing our nation. It is a journey learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy--one relevant to us all.
In the first part, mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission.
. He makes it clear why america must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars. In the third part, where military leaders reconcile war's grim realities with political leaders' human aspirations, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic.
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead #ad - Call sign chaos is a memoir of lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.
Call sign chaos is the account of jim mattis's storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Mattis divides his book into three parts: direct leadership, executive leadership, and strategic leadership.
Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of StaffHarperCollins e-books #ad - Mcmaster from the conclusiondereliction Of Duty is a stunning analysis of how and why the United States became involved in an all-out and disastrous war in Southeast Asia. It was lost in Washington, D. C. H. The war in vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses.
R. Congress and the American public. Mcmaster’s only book, dereliction of Duty is an explosive and authoritative new look at the controversy concerning the United States involvement in Vietnam. Fully and convincingly researched, based on transcripts and personal accounts of crucial meetings, confrontations and decisions, it is the only book that fully re-creates what happened and why.
Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff #ad - Mcmaster pinpoints the policies and decisions that got the United States into the morass and reveals who made these decisions and the motives behind them, disproving the published theories of other historians and excuses of the participants. A page-turning narrative, mcgeorge bundy and other top aides who deliberately deceived the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Maxwell Taylor, Robert McNamara, Dereliction Of Duty focuses on a fascinating cast of characters: President Lyndon Johnson, the U.
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at WarVintage #ad - 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. Bush and barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Robert M. From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vivid account of serving Presidents George W.
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.
The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and PerformanceHarvard Business Review Press #ad - The open organization is a must-read for leaders struggling to adapt their management practices to the values of the digital and social age. As the pace accelerates, one of the world’s most revolutionary companies, ceo of red hat, participation, shows how open principles of management—based on transparency, and partners to keep your organization on the cutting edge? What kind of organization matches the speed and complexity that businesses must master—and how do you build that organization?Jim Whitehurst, how do you inspire people’s energy and creativity? How do you collaborate with customers, vendors, and community—reinvent the organization for the fast-paced connected era.
Brimming with whitehurst’s personal stories and candid advice for leading an open organization, and Whole Foods, as well as with instructive examples from employees and managers at Red Hat and companies such as Google, The Body Shop, this book provides the blueprint for reinventing your organization.
The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance #ad - He shows how to leverage it to build community, motivate, and inspire, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent both inside and outside the organization, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability. Whitehurst gives readers an insider’s look into how an open and innovative organizational model works.
The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already executing beyond normal expectations. Today’s leaders know that speed and agility are the keys to any company’s success, and yet many are frustrated that their organizations can’t move fast enough to stay competitive.