Description : Revelations of abuse at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison and the U.S. detention camp at Guantánamo Bay had repercussions extending beyond the worldwide media scandal that ensued. The controversy surrounding photos and descriptions of inhumane treatment of enemy prisoners of war, or EPWs, from the war on terror marked a watershed momentin the study of modern warfare and the treatment of prisoners of war. Amid allegations of human rights violations and war crimes, one question stands out among the rest: Was the treatment of America's most recent prisoners of war an isolated event or part of a troubling and complex issue that is deeply rooted in our nation's military history?Military expert Robert C. Doyle's The Enemy in Our Hands: America's Treatment of Prisoners of War from the Revolution to the War on Terror draws from diverse sources to answer this question. Historical as well as timely in its content, this work examines America's major wars and past conflicts -- among them, the American Revolution, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and Vietnam -- to provide understanding of the UnitedStates' treatment of military and civilian prisoners. The Enemy in Our Hands offers a new perspective of U.S. military history on the subject of EPWs and suggests that the tactics employed to manage prisoners of war are unique and disparate from one conflict tothe next. In addition to other vital information, Doyle provides a cultural analysis and exploration of U.S. adherence to international standards of conduct, including the 1929 Geneva Convention in each war. Although wars are not won or lost on the basis of how EPWs are treated, the treatment of prisoners is one of the measures by which history's conquerors are judged.
Description : "Sanders cites official and personal correspondence from high-level civilian and military leaders who knew about the intolerable conditions but often refused to respond or even issued orders that made matters far worse. From such documents emerges a chilling chronicle of how prisoners came to be regarded not as men but as pawns to be used and then callously discarded in pursuit of national objectives. Yet even before the guns fell silent, Sanders reveals, both North and South were hard at work constructing elaborate justifications for their actions."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : This book falls into three parts: getting started in prayer ministry; ministering healing from past hurts; prayer ministry as part of a holistic pastoral approach. It includes ‘spiritual tools’ that can be used, not in a formulaic way, but rather as an available resource as and when the Holy Spirit prompts. Throughout the book the reader is encouraged not to rely on what they know, but to be led by the Holy Spirit. There are also scriptures, biblical references and stories, plus illustrations of healing during prayer ministry. The tone is very practical, and deals with a range of knotty problems. The section on prayer ministry also includes ideas for ‘homework’ and exercises for the person coming for prayer. Chapters include subjects such as deliverance, belief systems, releasing suppressed anger and grieving at loss. Includes practical guidelines and bullet points. Suitable for training others in prayer ministry.
Description : A newly married Methodist minister, Larry Zellers was serving as a missionary and teacher in a small South Korean town near the 38th parallel when he was captured by the North Koreans on June 25, 1950. Until his release in 1953, Zellers endured brutal conditions and inhumane treatment. Through his story, Zellers shows that, despite the opinion that POWs live only for themselves, many in the camps worked to help others and conducted themselves with honor.
Description : The Road to Hell Honor Harrington's career has its ups and its downs. She's survived ship-to-ship battles, assassins, political vendettas, and duels. She's been shot at, shot down, and just plain shot, had starships blown out from under her, and made personal enemies who will stop at nothing to ruin her, and somehow she's survived it all. But this time she's really in trouble. The People's Republic of Haven has finally found an admiral who can win battles, and Honor's orders take her straight into an ambush. Outnumbered, outgunned, and unable to run, she has just two options: see the people under her command die in a hopeless, futile battle... or surrender them-and herself-to the Peeps. There can be only one choice, and at least the People's Navy promises to treat their prisoners honorably. But the Navy is overruled by the political authorities, and Honor finds herself bound for a prison planet aptly named "Hell"... and her scheduled execution. Put into solitary confinement, separated from her officers and her treecat Nimitz, and subjected to systematic humiliation by her gaolers, Honor's future has become both bleak and short. Yet bad as things look, they're about to get worse ...for the Peeps. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Description : Here Is The First Eye-Witness Story Of The Kashmir Operations Permitted By The Government Of India To Be Published In Book Form. On 22 October 1947, In A Flash And Without Warning, War Burst Upon Kashmir. Indian Troops Were Rushed To Defend The State, After The Request Of The Ruler To Accede To The Indian Union Was Accepted By The Government Of India. The Story Of Poonch , Which Is The Central Theme Of The Book, Gives A Vivid Picture Of The Conditions Under Which The Whole Campaign Was Fought. This Book, Which Is A Reprint, Is Fully Illustrated With Maps And Excellent Photographs.