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Field Artillery and the Combined Arms Team: Case for Continued Relevance of American Fire Support – Lessons Learned from World War II Battle of Kasserine Pas and Operation Husky, Operation Anaconda
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,690. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
As US Army units begin conducting decisive action training in combat training centers, they must strengthen core field artillery proficiencies and relearn how to employ artillery successfully as part of a combined arms team in an expeditionary environment.
Expanding the Lodgment to Extend Operational Reach – Study of Army in World War II on Usefulness of Seaports at Cherbourg, Artificial Mulberry Harbors, Port at Antwerp, and the Cross-Channel Attack
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examined several cases in which logistics bases played a key role in twentieth century American military history. Each case study provides an analysis of several factors affecting a base's usefulness to the commander: operational reach, capability to prevent culmination, and the commanders' arrangement of operations.
Learning to Lead: J. Lawton Collins' Mastery of Large-Unit Command – World War Two VII Corps Commander in Operation Cobra and Ardennes Battle of the Bulge, Mentored by Marshall, Eisenhower
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,570. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph outlines a portrait of J. Lawton Collins' career to determine what common factors prepared him for becoming an effective large-unit commander. The goal is to illustrate the importance of professional military education, mentorship from senior leaders, and leadership experiences with the training and development of large-unit/operational level commanders.
Joint by Design: The Western Desert Campaign – World War II Allied Victory in North Africa Against the Desert Fox Rommel, Battle at El Alamein, Role of the Army Air Force, Attacking Enemy as a System
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,530. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
During the Second World War, the Allied Forces were victorious in the Western Desert Campaign not because of heroic individual leadership, but because improvements in command relationships, basing, and resource allocation enabled them to fight effectively as a joint and coalition force.
Manufacturing the Horns of Dilemma: A Theory of Operational Initiative – Case Studies of Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign, Eighth Army in Korean War, Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,580. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph proposes a theory of initiative that states that an army can seize, retain, and exploit the operational initiative by constant reorientation that fosters aligning its operational concept against its opponent's limitations and weaknesses, and limits an opponent's freedom of action through the arrangement of tactical actions to reduce key opponent capabilities.
Operational Reconnaissance: Identifying the Right Problems in a Complex World – Case Studies of World War II and 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War, Intelligence Objectives, Capabilities, and Planning
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,770. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Actions by Army forces can be counter-productive in achieving the desired strategic aims. This paper proposes a model for the development of an operational reconnaissance force, and explores its development and conceptual usage in World War II and the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah War.
Extending the Thin Blue Line: Constabulary Police Development in Phase Zero (Pre-Crisis Environment) Operations - U.S. Police in Germany 1945, Australian Police in East Timor and Solomon Islands
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
After more than a decade of a war on terror, the United States Department of Defense has aggressively built foreign armed forces in an attempt to prevent the failure of struggling states, which often become safe havens for insurgent networks. In this quest to establish rule of law and legitimacy, the government focuses on strengthening host nation armies to promote security.
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.
Amphibious Landing Operations in World War II: Personal Experience in Applying and Developing Doctrine - Lucian Truscott's Leadership in Operations Torch and Husky and the Third Infantry Division
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The United States Army and Navy conducted amphibious landing operations in multiple wars throughout their histories with varying levels of success. Early amphibious landing doctrine was a joint-effort between the services, but a divergence in purpose drove them apart prior to World War II.
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.
The School of Hard Knocks: The Development of Close Air Support (CAS) in Burma during Second World War - History Shows Reliable CAS Requires Unique Capabilities, Joint Training, and Cohesive Doctrine
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This analysis explores the roots of modern CAS in Burma during World War II. By contrasting the efforts of the American Volunteer Group in 1942 with the Eastern Air Command in 1943-1944, the Burma campaigns showcase key CAS challenges, and highlight the Eastern Air Command's innovative solutions.
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.
On the Far Bank: The Effects of Gap Crossing on Operational Reach - Studies of Three Large-scale, Opposed River Crossings in World War II and Arab-Israeli War: Operations Market Garden, Plunder, Badr
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,930. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Throughout history, opposed river crossing operations have proven to be some of the bloodiest and most complex endeavors for any military force. However, due to a sixty-year lull in having to cross a river in the face of the enemy, the United States Army has shown a trend of diminishing its resource capacity necessary to conduct these crossings.
Death Spiral: Luftwaffe Airlift Training, Operation Stosser, and Lessons for Modern U.S. Air Force - Highlighting Perils of Cutbacks in Aircraft Training and Proficiency Compared to C-17 Pilot Force
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,900. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the face of shrinking budgets and wartime mission demands, the United States Air Force (USAF) C-17 pilot force endured cutbacks to aircraft training and proficiency over the last fourteen years not unlike those the Luftwaffe endured as World War II progressed.
Escape from Sobibor | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
Learn About The Sobibor Concentration Camp And The People Who Escaped In A Fraction Of The Time It Takes To Read The Actual Book!!! Escape from Sobibor builds the personality and heart of the story it contains by firstly focussing on the personality and story of Shlomo, a Jewish boy sent to the camp who survives as a Goldsmith for the Nazis.
Stirling Work: The Story of the SAS During WWII
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,420. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Stirling Work is the amazing true story of the fledgling SAS from its inception in July 1941 under its charismatic leader David Stirling to the end of World War 2. The SAS’s first raid, ended without a single hit on the enemy, along with 34 men dead, injured or missing; only 21 returned to base. Using their motto ‘Who Dares Wins’ the SAS continued to dare with big losses and small gains.
American Armies and Battlefields in Europe: Authoritative History of American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, Great War - Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Champagne, Paris, Vosges Front
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 166,800. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
This book has been prepared as part of the project of the American Battle Monuments Commission to commemorate in a complete and lasting manner the accomplishments and services of the American forces in Europe during the World War, meeting the need for a concise reference book and a brief history of the American Expeditionary Forces.
The Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Perspective: World War II, Norway, Guadalcanal, Rommel, Soviets in Spain, World War I, Gallipoli, Egyptian Force, Iraq Kut Disaster, Napoleon, Boxer Rebellion
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,310. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The military has conducted expeditionary operations for centuries; airmen began to participate in expeditions from the very early days of flight. Descriptions of expeditions, with and without air components, evoke suggestive lessons for current expeditionary operations.
Operational Level Air Commanders: A Search for the Elements of Genius - Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, Admiral Raymond Spruance, and General George Kenney, Battle of Britain, Midway, Papua Campaign
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,740. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
One of the recurring themes of military literature is a search for the qualities and attributes of successful commanders. Carl von Clausewitz argues that some commanders possess a genius for war. Others argue that battle and campaign outcomes are merely functions of luck.
Effective Operational Deception: Learning the Lessons of Midway and Desert Storm - World War II and the Persian Gulf War, Japanese Deception Plan Failed to Incorporate Economy of Force Principle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The successful application of military deception is guided by the principles of war and by the principles of military deception. In particular, the principles of economy of force and integration serve the operational planner by ensuring an efficient use of military deception.

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