What does it take to be a good father at home and a good sniper killer abroad?
Was Chris Kyle an American hero or a stone cold killer? He was known as the most lethal American Sniper in the US Military History, because he have killed more than 150 people caused threat to the US soldiers in the Iraq war. There was a bounty reward from $20,000 to $80,000 for his head in Iraq, as every sniper...
More than ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq to depose the regime of Saddam Hussein, but the conflict's origins and consequences remain controversial. The immediate cause of the war emerged in the wake of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda, when the Bush administration sought to preempt potential threats to the United States and its allies.
This collection of historical vignettes seeks to sharpen our understanding of Mission Command philosophy and practice by providing examples from the past in which Mission Command principles played a decisive role. Some vignettes show junior officers following their commander’s intent and exercising disciplined initiative in very chaotic combat operations.
"Renunciation" tells the story of Chaplain (Capt.) Charles Liteky, a Catholic chaplain who was awarded and then renounced and returned the Medal of Honor. As he became aware of the true nature and reasons for the war in Vietnam and after seeing the effects of U.S. government policies in Central America (and, later, Iraq), he became the only Medal of Honor recipient to renounce this honor.
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.