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VANGUARD OF VALOR  

Since 2001, the US Army in Afghanistan has been conducting complex operations in a difficult, often dangerous ...Read more >

223 Pages
5.96 MB
COPING WITH THE BOUNDS   

This book is about the implications of the new nonlinear sciences for national security and military affairs. Uncertainty is with us and chaos theory rooted in physics and chemistry tells us why it is inevitable, pervasive and will not go away. Fortunately, there is the companion new science of complexity, rooted in biology, which provides insights into what we can do about that. nonlinearity to sudents of the National Defense ...Read more >

273 Pages
960.06 KB
NEW DIRECTIONS IN U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY, DEFENSE PLANS AND DIPLOMACY  

Where are U.S. national security strategy, defense plans and diplomacy headed in the coming years? An answer to this important question comes from seven official studies that have been issued during 2010. This volume assembles these studies into a common framework, examines their individual contents, shows how they work together to forge a comprehensive official blueprint for the future and evaluates them individually and collectively. Five of these studies were written by the U.S. Government; ...Read more >

178 Pages
1.77 MB
THE WRATH OF ACHILLES ESSAYS ON COMMAND IN BATTLE  

Sing Goddess, of the wrath of Achilles, Peleus son. So begins the Iliad, the greatest war epic in western culture. Since the dawn of recorded history, the history of man has been nearly synonymous with the history of war, a history that begins with Homer and continues ...Read more >

229 Pages
1.54 MB
THE AGILITY ADVANTAGE  

This book embodies my current understanding of a subject that I hope will captue the imagination of many in the comng ...Read more >

617 Pages
9.51 MB
WAR TERMINATION  

One of the themes of this conference is that we rarely finish conflicts for the purposes we think we fully understand as we enter them. That is an important thing and where that takes you as an Army, is that we have got to be able to do two broad mission sets. We’ve got to be able to do wide area security. Wide area security is the condition in which you would perform peacekeeping, you would perform counterinsurgency operations,humanitarian relief, mass atrocity response, a variety of things; ...Read more >

316 Pages
1.26 MB
TOWARDS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH INTEGRATING CIVILIAN AND MILITARY CONCEPTS OF STRATEGY  

Tom Czerwinski brings to this challenge his experience teaching nonlinearity to sudents of the National Defense ...Read more >

167 Pages
1.43 MB
MOVING THE ENEMY : OPERATIONAL ART IN THE CHINESE PLAS HUAI HAI CAMPAIGN  

This study has great relevance because in this time of expanding commitments and deployments around the world, it is more and more important that we increase our understanding of how other people ...Read more >

318 Pages
5.47 MB
THE BIGGEST STICK : THE EMPLOYMENT OF ARTILLERY UNITS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY  

This study uses a comparative analysis of the Malayan Emergency, the American experience in Vietnam and Operation Iraqi Freedom to examine the role and effectiveness of artillery units in complex counterinsurgency ...Read more >

314 Pages
1.37 MB
EYEWITNESS TO WAR VOL-II  

Eyewitness to War Oral History Series: 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 (OLE) project and our Contemporary Operations Study Team (COST).The interviews used in this volume range from a senior officer who conceptualized the idea for Task Force Phoenix, the Coalition Joint Task Force that execute a broad-based ...Read more >

440 Pages
2.43 MB
COMMANDERS BATTLE STAFF HANDBOOK  

The material in the Commanders Battle Staff Handbook was prepared through reviews of relevant staff materials provided by TRADOC branch schools, interviews with subject matter experts and from the assessment of unit operations from the combat training ...Read more >

144 Pages
263.47 KB
POPULATION-CENTRIC COUNTERINSURGENCY : A FALSE IDOL  

It is impossible to understand the current population centric approach without accounting for the importance of the Vietnam War. Almost immediately after the conflict ended, certain critics of the war made a strong argument that military deserved the lion share of the blame for the loss. Led by Andrew Krepinevich, such critics argued that the Americans erroneously fought with a solely conventional emphasis that deliberately overlooked the counterinsurgency side of the war.2 More recent ...Read more >

139 Pages
1.26 MB
SCOUTS OUT!THE DEVELOPMENT OF RECONNAISSANCE UNITS IN MODERN ARMIES  

This special study examines the development, role and employment of units in modern armies designed specifically to perform reconnaissance and security (counterreconnaissance) missions. The analysis discerns common threads from the past. Conclusions are drawn from historical trends that may apply to future force development planning and unit operational ...Read more >

272 Pages
7.36 MB
CASE STUDIES FROM THE LONG WAR  

Military historians have a wide range of choices when they come to address the history of a conflict. Some prefer to focus on the formulation of policy at the highest levels, where national military and political considerations intersect. Others choose to chronicle the purely strategic decisions made by senior military officers. Still another approach is represented by those who attempt to craft comprehensive chronological narratives, either of entire wars or discrete campaigns, most often from ...Read more >

167 Pages
3.58 MB
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