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Adaptability: Time to Start Thinking about Thinking – Army Leadership to Foster a Culture of Strength of Mind, Problem Solving, Long and Short-Term Cognitive Agility, Complexity and Systems Thinking
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Cognitive psychology, Nonfiction » History » Military
The tendency to maintain familiar behaviors while evolving slowly and incrementally when faced with unfamiliar problems is the result of a gap in the US Army's understanding of adaptability and the conditions required to achieve it. Developing adaptive leaders is one of the Chief of Staff of the US Army's top priorities, yet few seem to be talking about how to enable this critical capability.
The Contracting Support Brigade (CSB): Is It Capable of Sustaining Tempo and Combat Power in the Operational Environment? Afghanistan and Operation Enduring Freedom, Army Sustainment Capability
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The operational commander has the responsibility to link tactical actions in time, space, and purpose to achieve the policy-maker's strategic objectives. Combat power and operational initiative sustained by tempo set the conditions for the decisive action that explicates these tactics. However, these tasks require a capable sustainment architecture that is flexible.
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.
Eisenhower: Decision-making and Consensus in an Unfamiliar Context – Cold War Policy, the International Environment, National Security Council (NSC), Project Solarium Planning Exercise
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph examines the process by which Dwight D. Eisenhower developed his administration's national security policy, and the lessons that it presents for planners. Eisenhower's experiences provide examples of modern design theory in action, particularly managing the interests of multiple stakeholders, building consensus, and confronting complex problems.
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.
Mission Command: Historical Roots of Mission Command in U.S. Army – Analysis of Generals Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant, and Pershing, Civil War, Vicksburg Campaign, World War I Expeditionary Forces
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,750. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Mission orders as described in ADP 6-0, are the foundation of mission command, because it sets the tone of a command climate. Mission orders tell a subordinate what to do and why he is doing it, but does not tell him how.
Interwar Period (1919-1939) Officer Education: Model for the Future – Army War College, German Reichswehr and Kriegsakademie, North Africa Campaign, Overlord Campaign, Need to Focus on Operational Art
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,440. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The interwar period (1919-1939) presented great economic, social, and political challenges to Germany and the United States. The interwar period challenged the United States Army with reductions in military strength and funding, public indifference, and an elevated level of anti-war sentiment.
Past and Potential Theory for Special Warfare Operational Art: People's War and Contentious Politics – Guerilla Warfare and Insurgency as Theories from 1952 to 1965, Adaptation of Mao Zedong’s Idea
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,050. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the context of escalating instability in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Africa, special warfare may offer policymakers a valuable strategic option. To succeed, however, special warfare campaigns that apply operational art must be founded upon distinct and sound theories of war and warfare.
Coastal Fortifications and National Military Policy, 1815-1835 – History of Fortifications from Colonial Period to Third System, Military Policy After War of 1812, Monroe and Madison Guidance Report
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,720. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » North America
Coastal fortifications in the United States developed from the colonial practice of building temporary structures to a system designed to be permanent and enduring. Coastal fortifications became a focus of national military policy after the War of 1812.
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.
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 Force Cyberspace Component Command: Establishing Cyberspace Operations Unity of Effort for the Joint Force Commander – Cyberwar, Air Power Development in Operation Desert Storm
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,720. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Whether purposefully or out of sheer coincidence, cyberspace operations have chartered a course strikingly similar to that of air operations in history, theory, and doctrine. Both grew out of scientific innovation, theorists were quick to apply both of the new technologies to the art of warfare.
Ensuring Operational Access: Leveraging Engineering Contractors in the Pacific - Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC), Anti-access and Anti-denial Threats, Wake Island and Vietnam War Case Studies
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,500. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In January 2012, President Obama announced the US military would "pivot to the Pacific" to support and protect political and economic interests in the Region. To this end, the Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC) and Joint Concept for Entry Operations (JCEO) outline the specific operational requirements for gaining and maintaining operational access.
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.