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The Persistence of Toxic and Unethical Leadership: How Does the U.S. Army Improve Leader Development and Selection? Evaluating Traits Required by Mission Command and Army Doctrine
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,920. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph asks what the US Army can do to better reduce toxic and unethical leadership and develop officers to optimize the force for mission command. To do so the monograph examines the leader development and evaluation systems and, based on findings from those examinations.
Understanding the Anti-Access and Area Denial Threat: An Army Perspective – Air-Sea Battle, Prevention of Opposing Forces From Maneuvering to or Within an Operational Area
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The US Department of Defense has designated newly developed technologies with increased range and lethality, designed to prevent opposing forces from maneuvering to or within an operational area, as "anti-access" and "area denial" threats.
The Efficacy of Cognitive Shock - Systemic Cognitive Fragmentation, Void Between Perceived and Presented, Reality as Perception, Mental Voids, Byproducts of Surprise, Deception, Strategic Paralysis
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Cognitive psychology, Nonfiction » History » Military
Western militaries orient their understanding of depth on the physically quantifiable aspects of time and space. Yet, new understanding of the human mind across multiple disciplines proves the more important aspect of depth is cognitive in nature.
Certainty is Illusion: The Myth of Strategic Guidance - World War II Pearl Harbor and Operation Torch and the Persian Gulf War Historical Experiments, Value of Strategic Thinking, Fact not Blunder
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,990. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Instead of the clear guidance of the mythos, the guidance processes from World War II (from Pearl Harbor to Operation Torch, specifically) and the Gulf War demonstrate a very different relationship between strategic guidance and military planning. In reality, guidance was more like general principles governing operations than clear objectives.
Abraham Guillen: A Relevant Theory for Contemporary Guerrilla Warfare – Personal Experience During Spanish Civil War, Chief Strategist for MLN-T Urban-Based Guerrillas of Montevideo, Uruguay
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
Abraham Guillen's theory on urban guerilla warfare marked a significant evolution from popular theories on guerrilla warfare during the late 1960s. Guillen's theory developed from his personal experience during the Spanish Civil War and bore the deep influence of the popular theories of guerrilla warfare, including Mao Tse-tung's protracted popular war and "Che" Guevara's foquismo theory.
Baseball Caps and Beards: The Perception of U.S. Special Forces by Conventional Forces and Its Impact on Interdependence - History from Eagle Claw and Urgent Fury to Desert Storm and War on Terrorism
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,320. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The path to Interdependence between Conventional Forces (CF) and Special Forces (SF) grew out of the success and failure in combat and peacetime operations over the last three decades. Beginning with the catastrophic collision during Operation Eagle Claw to combined operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, interdependence has been a difficult process.
A Complex and Volatile Environment: The Doctrinal Evolution from Full Spectrum Operations to Unified Land Operations (ULO) - Warfighting Functions Including ISR, Battlespace, Operational Art, FSO
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 25,890. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In autumn 2011, the US Army introduced Unified Land Operations (ULO) as its new operational concept, concluding the era of Full Spectrum Operations (FSO). FSO was the Army's operational concept during recent conflicts, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Challenges of Adopting a Culture of Mission Command in U.S. Army - Review of Prussian-German Auftragstaktik, Understanding Military Culture, Fredrick the Great and Prussian Centralized Command
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,180. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Mission command, like its Prussian-German predecessor Auftragstaktik, is a cultural phenomenon that requires a very specific set of characteristics to function effectively. There are noticeable cultural barriers that are prohibiting the full adoption of mission command in the US Army.
Strategic Genius: What Traits Make a Great Military Leader? Gerhard Scharnhorst and William Slim as Examples, Elements of Courageous and Compelling Leaders, Ecology of Ideas for Cooperative Leadership
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,750. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Rather than searching for how to attain or how to practice strategic genius, this monograph simply asks what is strategic genius? To this end, instead of describing the development of strategic genius, this monograph attempts to describe its characteristics.
Operational Use of the U.S. Army Reserve in Foreign Disaster Relief (FDR) to Support the Government's Strategic Use of Humanitarian Assistance and Response - Effect of Climate Change, Urbanization
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,610. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Social Science » Disasters & Disaster Relief
Although it is impossible to predict the future, the operational environment of 2025 and beyond may require additional military support to the United States Government's agencies in Foreign Disaster Relief (FDR). Global climate change, urbanization, growing natural resources scarcity, and other factors will increase the need for humanitarian assistance (HA) and disaster relief.
Comparing India's Counterinsurgency Approaches in Sri Lanka and Against the Naxalites - Communist Party, Tamil Liberation Tigers, Majority Sinhalese Domination, Jaffna Battle and Operation Checkmate
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 33,780. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Asian
India possesses a rich history of combating insurgencies throughout its country. The Naxalite movement originated when India gained its independence and now seventy years later presents the greatest insurgency threat.
Essential Guide to Lt. General Herbert (H.R.) McMaster, National Security Advisor: Thinking and War Scholarship, Moral and Ethical Soldiers, War on Terrorism, Paper on Future Wars and Technology
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 87,360. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This excellent compilation of papers, essays, and documents containing the work of Lt. General Herbert (H.R.) McMaster, nominated by President Donald Trump to be his National Security Advisor, has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. These papers provide a unique and timely insight into the thought process and war scholarship of McMaster.
El Salvador: Limited Intervention Equals Limited Returns – History of President Reagan’s Cold War Policy to Restrain Soviet Communist Expansion in Central America in Low-Intensity Counterinsurgency
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,750. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Central America, Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this monograph is to analyze the misconception that using minimal means will produce anything other than minimal results. Using the single case study of the American military intervention in El Salvador in the 1980s, this monograph points to the evidence collected that underscores the results of a policy employing minimal means.
Operational Initiative in Theory and Army Doctrine – Military Theory, Individual Initiative and Control to Achieve Objectives, Role of Positive Aim, Anticipation, and Relative Freedom of Action
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,920. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Despite its prominence in centuries of military theory and role as a foundational attribute of the US Army operating concept since 1982, the definition of operational initiative remains vague. Furthermore, the lack of clarity on this topic blurs the lines between operational initiative and individual initiative, or the willingness of individuals to act in a given situation.
Fighting in the Mountains and Among the People: Imperial Russian and Early Soviet Population-Centric Counterinsurgency - Caucasian War and Bolshevik Suppression of Basmachi Rebellion (1919-1933)
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,580. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Russian
This monograph examines the imperial Russian campaign to quell rebellion in the North Caucasus from 1801 to 1864 and the Bolshevik suppression of the Basmachi rebellion in Central Asia from 1919 to 1933. The Caucasian War and the Basmachi rebellion featured Muslim insurgent movements that exploited inaccessible mountain terrain and relied upon the local population for recruitment and support.
India and Pakistan Civil - Military Relations – Review of Military Coup Potential, Khan Deposing Mirza, Bhutto Replacing Khan, Zia-ul-Haq Deposing Bhutto, Sino-Indian War, Gandhi Declaring Emergency
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,170. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph develops a theory that explains civil-military relationships throughout a wide range of interactions between a society and the society's military. The monograph uses this theory to explain the civil-military relationships in India and Pakistan.
Cyber Attacks, Attribution, and Deterrence: Case Studies – Stuxnet Attack on Iran, LulzSec, and Estonian Attacks, Protection of Cyberspace and Digital Infrastructure as Vital to National Security
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » History » Military
The purpose of this monograph is to examine the role of a defender's ability to attribute a cyber attack and its effect on deterrence. Conflict in cyberspace is constantly evolving and deterrence might provide stability and understanding of these conflicts.
Lessons from the Normandy Invasion of World War II: Staff Development, Deception Operations, and Force Projection - Complexity of Planning, Sluggish Progress, Signals Intelligence and SHAEF Staff
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 36,040. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
While the Normandy invasion ultimately led to the liberation of France and Europe from Nazi Germany, it was not achieved without a considerable amount of planning. Popular history has ignored some of the key aspects of this operation that illustrate the complexity of the planning in this undertaking.
Fighting the Big War with the Small Hammer: Operational Planning for the Medium Force – Case Studies and Tempo Analysis of World War II German Army Battle of Mortain, Defeat at Argentan-Falaise Gap
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,280. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph addresses the elements of operational art that are most critical during medium versus heavy operations. Section one uses an aggregate caliber calculation to compare US and German divisional combat power. Sections two and three analyze the American defense at Mortain and the Allied defeat of two German armies.
General George S. Patton was Not an Operational Artist - The Myth of Patton: Studies of World War II Campaigns, North Africa, Sicily, Western Europe Show That Patton Was Not a Military Genius
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,310. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Since WWII, historians have lionized General Patton for his bold and daring leadership during Allied campaigns. His many biographers have highlighted his ability to instill discipline, remove incompetent leaders, and form an effective staff.