Hunter Killer La guerre des drones par ceux qui la font
2004, Afghanistan. Aux commandes de son drone Predator, le pilote Mark McCurley est certain d'avoir Ben Laden dans sa ligne de mire – le doigt sur la détente, il attend l'ordre de tirer. 2004, Irak. Des troupes américaines en difficulté demandent un soutien aérien – mais cette fois, c'est un drone qui répond à leur appel. 2005, Afghanistan. Une équipe de Navy SEAL disparaît en territoire hostile. La mission des Predator : les retrouver. 2006, Irak. Un pilote de drone ajuste son tir contre le chef d'Al-Qaïda, Moussab al-Zarqaoui – soudain, tout dérape. 2011, Yémen. Le terroriste Anwar al-Awlaki doit être traqué et éliminé. Dans chacune de ces opérations, les drones ont été en première ligne, et Mark McCurley était aux commandes d'un appareil ou à la tête de l'intervention. Hunter Killer nous raconte cette guerre pas comme les autres de l'intérieur. Avec Mark McCurley, nous sommes derrière la console de pilotage, dans l'adrénaline des frappes, au coeur d'une guerre technologique entre ciel et terre. MARK MCCURLEY, officier de l'armée de l'air américaine, a occupé un poste de haut rang dans la guerre des drones contre le terrorisme de 2003 à 2013. KEVIN MAURER, journaliste, a co-signé deux récits de guerre, Ce jour-là (Le Seuil, 2012) et No Hero (Le Seuil, 2014), avec le Navy SEAL Mark Owen. Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Emmanuel Pailler
The companion volume to the multimillion-copy bestseller No Easy Day by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen reveals the evolution of a SEAL Team Six operator. Mark Owen’s instant #1 New York Times bestseller, No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama bin Laden, focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s thirteen years as a Navy SEAL. His follow-up, No Hero, is an account of Owen’s most personally meaningful missions, missions that never made headlines, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates in both success and failure. Featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers a never-before-seen close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the SEALs he served with capable of executing the missions that make history.
Ball Pythons in Captivity
BALL PYTHONS in CAPTIVITY by Kevin McCurley The ball python is arguably the most popular constrictor available in captivity today, and its an exhilarating time to be involved in keeping these snakes. Stunning new color and pattern morphs are introduced every year, along with more husbandry resources than a keeper can shake a snake at. Kevin McCurley, owner of New England Reptile Distributors (NERD) and a devoted python breeder, presents two decades of his expertise in keeping and breeding these wonderful pet snakes. On the cutting edge of new ball python mutations, McCurleys Killer Bees, Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, Spiders, and others exhibit a myriad of color and pattern that captivate beginning hobbyists and advanced professional snake breeders alike. Ball Pythons in Captivity presents McCurleys experience on every aspect of these beautiful snakes, thoroughly detailing their caging, feeding, health issues, breeding, egg incubation, and much more. This book takes the reader on a journey through the lives and behavior of ball pythons and presents in striking color some of the most incredible, eye-popping genetic morphs that have been developed by python breeders across the planet.
Targeted Killings and International Law
Existing international law is capable to govern the “war on terror” also in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. The standards generally applicable to targeted killings are those of human rights law. Force may be used in order to address immediate threats, preventive killings are permitted under strict preconditions but targeted killings are prohibited. In the context of armed conflicts, these standards are complemented by international humanitarian law as lex specialis. Civilians may only be targeted while directly taking part in hostilities and posing a threat to the adversary. Also in Israel and the Occupied Territory, these standards apply. Contrary to the Israeli Supreme Court’s view, international humanitarian law is not complemented by human rights law, but human rights law is – to some degree – complemented by international humanitarian law. According to these standards, many killings which would be legal according to the Israeli Supreme Court violate international law.
An Atlas of Another America
Owning a home is the pinnacle of the American Dream, the ultimate status symbol of the middle class. But is the dream in crisis? As the suburban single-family home has been endlessly multiplied and mass-marketed, it has become entwined with environmental catastrophe and economic crisis. Never before have we been so badly in need of a reconsideration of our cultural values and consumption from an architectural perspective. With An Atlas of Another America, Keith Krumwiede has written a bold and highly original work of speculative architectural fiction that calls on Americans--and, increasingly, the rest of the world--to seriously reconsider the concept of the single-family home. Krumwiede's "Freedomland" is a fictional utopia of communal superhomes constructed from the remains of the suburban metropolis. Eschewing formal innovation for its own sake, Freedomland's radical architects rely on artful appropriation and the reorganization of found forms. Krumwiede produces the complete plans for Freedomland in the style of a historical architectural treatise, supplemented with more than two hundred plans and drawings and five essays that draw on a long lineage of architectural thought--from Piranesi to Ledoux, Branzi, and Koolhaas. Among the essays, "Atypical Plans" is a redaction of Koolhaas's landmark text "Typical Plan," "Supermodel Homes" looks at the mad genius of developer David Weekley," and "New Homes for America" is a short story in which a young architect produces new forms of communal living.
The Yale Anthology of Twentieth century French Poetry
An influential social thinker, the late Richard Harvey Brown was professor of sociology at the University of Maryland and the author of Toward a Democratic Science: Scientific Narration and Civic Communication, published by Yale University Press.
New Queer Cinema
Presenting Rich's new thoughts on the new queer cinema (NQC), this volume also brings together the best of her writing on the NQC.
Eyewitness Bloody Sunday
In January 1997 Eyewitness Bloody Sunday was published to controversy and in the ensuing months became the catalyst in the campaign for justice for the families of the 13 victims of the Bloody Sunday massacre. Along with the Channel 4 documentary which was based on the book, Eyewitness Bloody Sunday led to the announcement of a new tribunal of enquiry to re-examine the evidence which was heard and more importantly that was rejected by the discredited Widgery Tribunal.
We are too close. We know too much, and when it is time to shoot, we can zoom in until the target fills the screen. Drones, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military's counterterrorism arsenal. Hunter Killer puts readers into this secretive world: hunting terrorists from the sky, deploying cutting-edge technology to neutralize threats to national security; but also, sitting in Los Angeles traffic surrounded by civilians on the commute home, the mind still fixed on blown-up images of a target's charred remains in the dust. From starting out as one of the first volunteers, to becoming the commander of a squadron and writing the training manual for the entire Predator program, Air Force pilot and former intelligence operator Lt. Col. T. Mark McCurley has helped cement the status of drones as one of the military's deadliest weapons, with the lowest accident rate in the Air Force. Hunter Killer is a gripping and extraordinary first-hand account of Predator drones and the war on terror - equal parts techno-thriller, historical account and war memoir.
The New Pocket Dictionary of the French and English Languages
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