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Great Warriors: Hannibal Barca and Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus

Great Warriors: Hannibal Barca and Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus published on

Authored by Air Command and Staff College Air university

Presents a review, analysis and comparison of the military achievements of Hannibal and Scipio during the Second Punic War (219-201 B.C.). Provides the reader of military history with the basis for comparing the importance of strategy and tactics.

Publication Date:
Apr 14 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511712376 / 9781511712378
Page Count:
84
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7″ x 10″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / Strategy

12.95

Deception Integration in the U.S. Army

Deception Integration in the U.S. Army published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

The Army has begun the process of relearning and integrating deception into doctrine and operations. The state of doctrine and training both appear to be in need of aggressive review and modification. History shows that it is a potent combat multiplier that can be decisive in gaining surprise and initiative. History shows the costs of these operations to be less than one would expect. The risks appear relatively low as well. Benefits,• on the other hand, are uniformly high when compared to cost and risk. The 1989 Army Deception White Paper attempted to set the azimuth for deception integration. It failed to provide the required urgency and priority. This book uses the premise of ‘What the White Paper should have said” to explore the subject. The book makes recommendations based on interviews with senior defense officials, including Generals Starry, Cavazos, and Livsey; Dr. Edward Luttwak, and several experts in the field of deception. The recommendations address doctrine development, parallel training, and the integration of deception into planning. Training events such as BCTP, the NTC, JRTC, and the ARTEP must include deception if deception is to become an effective component of Army doctrine and operations.

Publication Date:
Apr 15 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511724005 / 9781511724005
Page Count:
146
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / General

9.95

President Truman’s Dismissal of General MacArthur: A Case Study in Bureaucratic Politics

President Truman’s Dismissal of General MacArthur: A Case Study in Bureaucratic Politics published on

Authored by National War College

President Harry Truman’s dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur from Korea In 1951 occurred as a result of bureaucratic politics. For forty years, historians have portrayed this decision as a straight-forward conflict between two strong-willed individuals. In reality, the President’s decision was a result of a breakdown in communication due to misconceptions, inadequate third party advice, and partisan politics.’

The decision to dismiss General MacArthur will be analyzed using Graham T. Allison’s Governmental Politics Paradigm. The model views government decisions as products of “compromise, conflict, and confusion of officials with diverse interests and unequal power. Using the bureaucratic politics paradigm. This work will examine the President’s decision by presenting players’ positions, perceptions, motivations, preferences, the compromises and actions which resulted in General MacArthur’s dismissal.
First, the background of the controversy. On June 25, 1950, the Korean People’s Army of North Korea invaded the Republic of Korea In the first phase of the war, American forces under General Douglas MacArthur, deployed from Japan, to reinforce the small South Korean Army. Initially, the allies were driven back .

Publication Date:
Apr 16 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511727381 / 9781511727389
Page Count:
26
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11”
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / Korean War

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An Operational Level Analysis of Soviet Armored Formations in the Deliberate Defense in the Battle of Kursk, 1943

An Operational Level Analysis of Soviet Armored Formations in the Deliberate Defense in the Battle of Kursk, 1943 published on

 

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

‘This study is an historical analysis of the Soviet operational use of tank and mechanized corps, and tank armies, in the deliberate defense
at the Battle of Kursk in 1943. It centers on the question of how effective was the Red Army in employing these’ units during this momentous battle. Events that shaped the battle and a brief comparison of forces set the stage. A discussion of the actual battle on the Central and Voronezh Fronts is followed by an analysis of the effectiveness of the employment of the operational armored units.

The battle analysis methodology as promulgated by the Combat Studies Institute at the United States Army Command and General Staff College,
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, established the guidelines for the study.

Both Western and Soviet sources were utilized. Objectivity and compatability of all available source material were of paramount importance in establishing the validity and accuracy of various
accounts.

The study concludes the Soviets prepared superbly for the operational battle; however, execution fell short of expectations. Because this was the first time the Soviets used tank armies in battle, an analysis of Kursk serves as an excellent catalyst for subsequent examination of present Soviet defensive doctrine and the use of tank armies in defense.

Publication Date:
Apr 15 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
151173390X / 9781511733908
Page Count:
126
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / World War II

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Defending Hitler’s Reich: German Ground-Based Air Defenses, 1914-1945

Defending Hitler’s Reich: German Ground-Based Air Defenses, 1914-1945 published on

Authored by The Department of the Air Force

Based on the experience gained in World War I and the technological and organizational developments of anti-aircraft forces in the interwar period, Germany’s political and military leadership entered the Second World War with high expectations for the Luftwaffe’s ground-based air defenses. These expectations were tied to a standard that measured success based simply on the number of aircraft shot down. Despite the success enjoyed by the Luftwaffe’s flak defenses between 1939 and 1945, many Luftwaffe leaders demonstrated a limited understanding of the broader outlines and effectiveness of Germany’s ground-based air defenses. These men repeatedly were guilty of evaluating the performance of the Luftwaffe’s air defenses using a simple binomial equation that compared flak with fighter performance. This myopic focus on fighters versus flak led the Luftwaffe’s leadership consistently to ignore or grossly underestimate the contributions of other elements of the ground-based air defense network. German flak defenses accounted for at least half of American aircraft combat losses during the war and an estimated thirty-seven percent of Bomber Command’s missing aircraft during night raids, while anti-aircraft fire damaged more than 66,000 U.S. bombers and over 9,000 British bombers. Anti-aircraft defenses not only destroyed and damaged aircraft, they also severely degraded bombing accuracy by driving bombers to higher altitudes and inducing evasive maneuvering on the final bomb run. Flak damage also crippled Allied aircraft making them easy prey for Luftwaffe fighters. However, Luftwaffe leaders largely ignored these “hidden” effects by focusing solely on the number of aircraft destroyed. Likewise, they often failed to recognize the outstanding returns achieved by decoy and deception measures at relatively low cost, despite the large number of Allied bombs that fell on these sites. Another example involved the critical support provided by searchlights to night fighter forces at different stages of the conflict, as well as the contributions made by smoke generators and barrage balloons to point defenses. In the end, the Luftwaffe’s ground-based air defenses provided a capable and effective adjunct to the Third Reich’s fighter defenses; a contribution largely ignored or underestimated by both contemporary Luftwaffe leaders and post-war historians of the air war.

Publication Date:
Apr 15 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511733977 / 9781511733977
Page Count:
570
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / World War II

24.94

The Spanish Pacification of the Philippines, 1565-1600

The Spanish Pacification of the Philippines, 1565-1600 published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Penny Hill Press

The last major conquest of the 16th century Spanish period of expansion was the Philippines–a subject that has received little attention and scholarship. This book takes an ethnohistoric approach to explore the issues of how the Spaniards brought about the conquest and pacification of the Philippines; the role of technology; the methods and organization of the Spaniards used in the conquest and pacification; whether customs and conditions within Spanish and pre-Hispanic Filipino society contributed to the ease of the pacification; and whether the complete pacification of the indigenous population was truly brought about, even in part, and, if so, the depth of the pacification. The book outlines current scholarship concerning pre-Hispanic Filipino culture, the development of Hispanic culture to the 16th century, the response of Hispanic cultural and political institutions to experiences in the New World, the motivations and events that led the Spanish to the Philippines, and provides an analysis of the impact of the methods used in the conquest and pacification.

Publication Date:
Dec 05 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1519686706 / 9781519686701
Page Count:
416
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / General

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The Strategic and Political Impacts of Collateral Damage from Strike Warfare

The Strategic and Political Impacts of Collateral Damage from Strike Warfare published on

Authored by Naval Postgraduate School
Edited by Penny Hill Press Inc

It is hard to argue that there is a more prevailing issue than collateral damage when discussing strike warfare today. The outlook of the United States and other militaries regarding bombing operations, particularly concern about collateral damage, is a historically contingent process. This book examines three case studies-the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Kosovo air campaign-to examine the impact of concern about collateral damage on U.S. policy and strategy. It analyzes the disparity between collateral damage effects at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels over the span of a half century. A significant amount of research on the effects of collateral damage from strike warfare focuses on legal, humanitarian, and moral issues. To oversimplify, killing non-combatants is bad, but it happens, and not always by accident. Therefore, it is instructive to gain knowledge on how it affects policy and strategy. Depending on the conflict and time period, U.S. administrations and war strategists have put the priority of mitigating collateral damage at different levels. Understanding the reasoning and timing behind the political and military attitudes toward collateral damage is helpful to understanding how the potential for civilian casualties fits into military strategy as a whole.

Publication Date:
Dec 15 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1522759018 / 9781522759010
Page Count:
68
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / Strategy

12.95

Battlespace Dominance in the First Days of the Next War: Cruise Missiles or Bombers?

Battlespace Dominance in the First Days of the Next War: Cruise Missiles or Bombers? published on

Authored by Command and General Staff College

This book compares sea-launched cruise missiles to heavy bomber delivered munitions performing the battlespace dominance mission in the first five days of a major regional contingency (MRC). Battlespace dominance is a Navy doctrinal term. The work uses the projected year 2006 cruise missile and bomber force structure each attacking the same hypothetical target list.
The book examines two cases. The first case compares both cruise missiles and bombers without sensor fuzed weapons (SFW) and brilliant anti-tank (BAT). The second case posits that SFW and BAT munitions are in the force structure for the two means of delivery.
Both systems have advantages and disadvantages. Bombers are better able to deliver a wide variety of munitions against many different targets with persistence. Cruise missiles are particularly well suited for attacking integrated air defense systems and other counterair targets.

Publication Date:
Apr 07 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511615230 / 9781511615235
Page Count:
58
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / Weapons

14.95

The Proximity Principle: Army Chaplains on the Fighting Line in Doctrine and History

The Proximity Principle: Army Chaplains on the Fighting Line in Doctrine and History published on

Authored by U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

The first official U.S. Army chaplain doctrine appeared in 1926 and contained this guidance: “The duty of the chaplain lies with the men of his command who are on the fighting line.” This guidance reflected a principle of proximity-that is, chaplains minister wherever their soldiers are found, up to and including during direct ground combat.

Publication Date:
Apr 07 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1511615311 / 9781511615310
Page Count:
132
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5″ x 11″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / General

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The War in South Vietnam: The Years of the Offensive 1965-1968

The War in South Vietnam: The Years of the Offensive 1965-1968 published on

Authored by Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force

This volume, the latest published by the Office of Air Force History in the United States Air Force in Southeast Asia series, looks at the Air Force’s support of the ground war in South Vietnam between 1965 and early 1968. The book covers the period from the time when the United States began moving from an advisory role into one of active involvement to just before the time when the United States gradually began disengaging from the war. The final scene is the successful air campaign conducted during the Communists’ siege of the Marine camp at Khe Sanh. While the actual siege lasted from late January to the middle of March 1968, enemy preparations for the encirclement-greatly increased truck traffic and enemy troop movements- were seen as early as October 1967. A subsequent volume in the Southeast Asia series will take up the story with the Communists’ concurrent Tet offensive during January and February 1968.

Publication Date:
Mar 10 2015
ISBN/EAN13:
1508802696 / 9781508802693
Page Count:
426
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7″ x 10″
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Military / Vietnam War

19.95

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