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Phase Line Attila
The Amphibious Campaign for Cyprus, 1974
By Edward J. Erickson and Mesut Uyar

Phase Line Attila: The Amphibious Campaign for Cyprus, 1974 by Edward J. Erickson and Mesut Uyar describes the successful Turkish amphibious invasion of Cyprus, which culminated in the partitioning of the island of Cyprus into Turkish- and Greek-Cypriot zones. The invasion is an under-studied amphibious operation that occurred in the post World War II era. The invasion was prompted by the increasing levels of violence between Turkish and Greek Cypriots, which led to the involvement of both Greece and Turkey in the island's affairs. This book is a nuanced examination of the successful Turkish amphibious operation to carve out a Turkish-Cypriot zone in northern Cyprus in Operation Yıldız Atma-4.  

Marines at War
Stories from Afghanistan and Iraq
By Paolo G. Tripodi and Kelly Frushour

Aspects of Leadership brings together scholars from different disciplines and practitioners from a broad variety of backgrounds to address three key areas: ethics, law, and spirituality. The essays in this book are intended to inform leaders, and the general public, about the challenges of ethical decision making, the application of the law of war, and the important role of spirituality. Aspects of Leadership will educate readers and generate important questions that leaders should ask themselves, encouraging them to reflect upon their pivotal roles in these three areas.

The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans
By J. Ford Huffman and Tammy S. Schultz

Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices--both straight and gay--representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers. Topics include lessons from foreign militaries, serving while openly gay, women at war, returning to duty, marching forward after repeal, and support for the committed same-sex partners and families of gay servicemembers.


Among Heroes
A Marine Corps Rifle Company on Peleliu
First Sergeant Jack R. Ainsworth

Among Heroes offers readers First Sergeant Jack R. Ainsworth’s personal account and narrative from six days of combat on Peleliu. His account tells the story of Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, from the landing on 15 September 1944 to the withdrawal from the front lines five days later.


The Best-Laid Schemes
A Tale of Social Research and Bureaucracy
By Seymour J. Deitchman

The Best-Laid Schemes contains two overarching lessons for current and future efforts. First, social scientists and defense personnel failed to communicate their constraints and capabilities sufficiently for integration to happen. Social science cannot do everything DOD wants. Some of what military organizations want is not scientifically possible or violates the ethical codes necessary for scientific enterprise. Likewise, DOD, especially the supporting establishment, is not a blank slate onto which scientists can layer current theory, methods, and information.

Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands in U.S.-Japanese Relations
American Strategy, Japanese Territory, and the Islanders In-Between
By Robert D. Eldridge


Originally published in Japanese, Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands in U.S.-Japan Relationswill undoubtedly engender different opinions and feelings with regard to U.S. history and World War II, especially as it relates to the Battle of Iwo Jima. For the Japanese, it is an island mourning the dead. For the Americans, it is an island to glorify a victory. This book is an attempt to bridge the gap—and show the similarities—in understanding this issue on both sides, as well as to examine the dynamics of the interplay between the United States and Japan over the destiny of the islands. Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islandsis not only a historical study of U.S.-Japan relations and Japanese political and diplomatic history but is also an attempt to contribute to Bonin- and Iwo Jima-related studies.