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MILITARY HISTORY AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT : SUGGESTION TO UNITS AND FORMATIONS  

This pamphlet is designed to provide ideas for the use of military history and military history related activities in fostering professional development. The ideas presented here, with some exceptions, do not require great expertise in the historical arena for their implementation. They are simply designed for use by service members, unit commanders, and school commandants to enhance soldier awareness of the past and thereby to instill in us pride and esprit de corps in our profession. This ...Read more >

39 Pages
1.53 MB
MOBILIZATION   

Reserve components played a significant, and in some cases paramount, role in the national defense during this period. Nonetheless, the process of reserve mobilization that formed the massive military establishments of World Wars I and II are little understood today by those responsible for utilizing reservists in future emergencies requiring the total ...Read more >

24 Pages
3.18 MB
AIR POWER AGAINST TERROR   

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, caught the United States and its leaders completely off guard. They also defined the face of early 21st-century conflict by elevating radical Islamist terrorism to the level of a core threat to U.S. security. The attacks were the boldest hostile act to have been committed on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. As such, they prompted a feeling of unity throughout United States perhaps unmatched since the nationís entry into World War II. Although wealthy ...Read more >

457 Pages
2.31 MB
THE 1973 ARAB-ISRAELI WAR : THE ALBATROSS OF DECISIVE  

Achieving a decisive victory in a short period with relatively few casualties stands as a desirable goal for modern armies inconventional war.The six day war of 5-10 june 1967 saw the Israel defense forces (IDF) achieve such a military triumph over the combined Arab armies of Egypt Jordan and Syria. As a result of this remarkable achievement Israelemerged as the superpower in the middle east, seemingly invincible in conducting maneuver warfare against any arab coalition. ...Read more >

106 Pages
34.0 MB
BUSH IS RIGHT : DEMOCRACY IS THE ANSWER  

On April 9, 2003, Muslims throughout the world watched with a mixture of shock and awe as a statue of the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was pulled down in the center of Baghdad. Few may have regretted the fall of the statue. Islam bans images and icons as symbols of shirk, or pantheism the gravest of sins in Muhammadís strict monotheistic vision. There is another reason few lamented the regime: Saddamís reign of terror had entered Islamic history as one of the blackest chapters of the ...Read more >

226 Pages
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BOOK FOR THE MILITARY PROFESSIONAL   

Developing and maintaining an army capable of performing such a wide range of missions would not be easy under any circumstances. The world is a complex place with diverse political, social, eeonornic, cultural, geographicalc, hmatologicala, ndm &q environments.A dding to this complex.@i s change. Both domestically and internationally, political, social, and economic developments that will have an enormous impact on when, where, and how the Army wiIl fight or conduct operations other than war ...Read more >

28 Pages
2.75 MB
MILITARY CLASSICS   

The military classics seminar, a Combat Studies Institute history electives course at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, studies the evolution of the art of war from ancient times to the present. Course readings include selections from Xenophon, Sun Tzu, Clausewitz, Ardant du Picq, Fuller, Liddell Hart, and World War II general officer biographies. As a historian and teacher of this seminar, I have often been asked by students what they should read to continue their study of ...Read more >

77 Pages
7.25 MB
APTITUDE FOR DESTRUCTION VOLUME 1 ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING IN TERRORIST GROUPS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR COMBATING TERRORISM  

If a terrorist group lacks the ability to learn, its effectiveness in achieving its goals will largely be determined by chance the chance that its members already have the necessary skills to carry out operations and support activities; the chance that its current tactics are effective against desirable targets and against current antiterrorism measures; and the chance that shifts made by the group will prove to be beneficial. Similarly, in a dynamic environment, a terrorist organization that ...Read more >

106 Pages
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COMBATING TERRORISM IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD  

Terrorism is the societal evil of our time, and the global war on terrorism is our generationís great challenge. This evil must be abolished as slavery and piracy were in the 19th century and Nazism and Apartheid in the 20th century. The strategy of abolishment seeks to create a global environment hostile to all terrorist groups, whether they operate globally, regionally, or within the boundaries of a single state. As a grand strategy, it would provide overarching guidance to orchestrate all ...Read more >

113 Pages
1.97 MB
INNOVATION, ELEMENT OF POWER   

According to historian and military analyst Martin van Creveld, military technology and infrastructure, logistics and communications dictate for the most part the major characteristics of organization, training, strategy, even the concept itself of battle. Without it, one couldnít conduct an armed conflict, and even the existence of conflict would be inconceivable. The vast amount of land held in the rear of the battle sets narrow limits on what could take place along the front: battles, ...Read more >

65 Pages
951 KB
BEYOND CLOSE AIR SUPPORT FORGING A NEW AIR-GROUND PARTNERSHIP  

Recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have reawakened interest in counterland operations. One battle in particular, Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, sparked a heated debate between the Air Force and the Army about the conduct of close air support (CAS) and led to new efforts to improve the integration of air power and ground power prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Although these efforts were quite successful, there is growing recognition by both airmen and soldiers that air-ground ...Read more >

216 Pages
2.20 MB
WAR AND ESCALATION INSOUTH ASIA   

The advent of two nuclear powers in the region, discoveries of nuclear trafficking, and insurgencies and terrorism that threaten important U.S. interests and objectives directly have transformed South Asia into a primary theater of concern for the United States. The United States, to a great extent free of the restrictions of earlier sanction regimes and attentive to the regionís central role in the global war on terrorism, has engaged the states of South Asia aggressively with a wide variety ...Read more >

122 Pages
568 KB
LEARNING LARGE LESSONS THE EVOLVING ROLES OF GROUND POWER AND AIR POWER IN THE POST-COLD WAR ERA NEW UPDATED EDITION  

The roles of ground and air power have shifted in U.S. post Cold War warfighting operations. However, the two services largely responsible for promulgating the relevant doctrines, creating effective organizations, and procuring equipment for the changing battlefield in the domains of land and air the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force do not appear to be fully incorporating the lessons of post Cold War operations. Thus, the joint warfighting potential of comprehensive groundair integration is not ...Read more >

265 Pages
1.34 MB
EYEWITNESS TO WAR VOLUME III  

Eyewitness to War Oral History Series US Army Advisors in Afghanistan is the third publication by the Combat Studies Institute that makes exclusive use of oral history. This volume is a product of interviews obtained by the CSI Operational Leadership Experience project and our Contemporary Operations Study Team ...Read more >

440 Pages
4.04 MB
WINNING INSURGENT WAR  

The book is not about the US military, or about counterinsurgency (although a few sections are), but it is pro-American. Since the end of the Cold War, Anti-Americanism has drawn from currents that include deconstructionism, neo-Marxism, anti-colonialism, anti-capitalism, antiglobalism,anti-neoliberalism and the reigning favorite, post-structuralism.These isms and especially the latter, tend to reject maps, GIS, reason,engineering, human nature, American football and all kinds of things I ...Read more >

542 Pages
7.47 MB
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