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Our Loss Was Heavy: Brigadier General Josiah Harmar's Kekionga Campaign of 1790 – Frontier Indian Battles in Ohio River Valley, Campaign Plan Ignored Strategic Context, Extirpate the Banditti
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,870. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Native American
In the fall of 1790, Brigadier General Harmar led the nascent US Army on a campaign designed to defeat a confederation of Indians blocking white settlement north of the Ohio River. Harmar's forces travelled over 350 miles along widely separated axes, destroyed hundreds of Indian homes and over 20,000 bushels of agricultural goods, and killed between 100-120 warriors in two major engagements.
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.
Managing Transitions: Examining the Institutional Army's Transformation following the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom – Flawed Doctrine Led to Mismanagement of FCS, Modularity, and ARFORGEN
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 39,950. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study provides a comparative analysis of the US Army's post-Vietnam transformation with an examination of the Army's recent transformation during the initial phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The research will identify those senior leaders whose constructive and positive civil-military relations enabled their service in managing transformation.
Civil - Military Relations in the French Fourth Republic during First Indochina War – Collapse of Third Republic in World War II, Southeast Asia and Vietnam, Pacification of Viet Minh Nationalists
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,150. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Military
The stunning defeat of the French Third Republic by the German Third Reich at the start of the Second World War underscored the vulnerable condition of both France's political apparatus and her army. The political groups of the Fourth Republic experienced turbulence, particularly in the development of a coherent foreign policy regarding Indochina.
U.S. Army Attack Aviation in a Decisive Action Environment: History, Doctrine, and a Need for Doctrinal Refinement – Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq War, Rotary Wing Attack, Technology and Sky Cavalry
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The attack helicopter airframe and role evolved slowly, over time, to fulfill the missions of observation and reconnaissance, air escort, direct fire support, anti-tank, and deep attack, in support of ground elements from the platoon to the corps.
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.
Evolution of United States Army Deployment Operations: The Santiago Campaign Expedition’s Mobilization through Tampa, Florida in 1898 to Prepare for Invasion of Cuba, Reception and Staging Process
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,680. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Caribbean & West Indies / Cuba
This monograph examines the evolution of United States Army deployment operations through the failures during the 1898 Santiago Expedition's mobilization through Tampa, Florida. The failed experiences from the Spanish-American War provided the evolutional foundation for successful deployment operations to France during World War I.
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.
Commanders' Responsibilities in the Operations Process during the 1864 Red River Expedition - Defeat of Union General Nathaniel Banks Between Louisiana and Little Rock, Arkansas in American Civil War
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
A commander has the responsibility to understand, visualize, describe, direct, lead, and assess his forces during the operations process. Failure to abide by any one of these responsibilities may lead to a disruption in operations.
Population Isolation in the Philippine War: A Case Study - Little-known Measure of Pacification by the U.S. Army Against Insurrectos on Luzon, Samar, and Marinduque, Concentration and Resettlement
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,770. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
This monograph describes population isolation as a measure of pacification during the Philippine War. The US military applied population isolation to achieve the political and military objectives of winning this war.
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.
Fair Share or Freeride: Burden Sharing in Post-Cold War NATO – Analysis Showing that Most Members Contribute Effectively to Funding and Military Operations, Study of Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,890. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » European
NATO has endured beyond the end of the Cold War by shifting its focus from collective defense to out of area operations. NATO exists only through the voluntary contributions of its members. The United States provides a very large proportion of NATO forces and resources and, thus, has been very interested in getting members to contribute more.
Reexamining Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Involvement in the Bay of Pigs – President Kennedy’s Unrealistic Expectations for the CIA Invasion of Castro’s Cuba, Reviews of the Trinidad and Zapata Plans
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 31,350. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
The accepted historical view of Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) involvement in the Bay of Pigs is that the JCS failed to meet President Kennedy's expectations during the Bay of Pigs because they did not meet their responsibilities. Kennedy's supporters advanced this criticism immediately following the Bay of Pigs.
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.