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Quest For Decisive Victory

Author : Robert Michael Citino
ISBN : UOM:39015054461366
Genre : Political Science
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Since the earliest days of warfare, military operations have followed a predictable formula: after a decisive battle, an army must pursue the enemy and destroy its organization in order to achieve a victorious campaign. But by the mid-19th century, the emergence of massive armies and advanced weaponry - and the concomitant decline in the effectiveness of cavalry - had diminished the practicality of pursuit, producing campaigns that bogged down short of decisive victory. Great battles had become curiously indecisive, decisive campaigns virtually impossible.

Blitzkrieg To Desert Storm

Author : Robert Michael Citino
ISBN : UOM:39015058131890
Genre : History
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When Germany launched its blitzkrieg invasion of France in 1940, it forever changed the way the world waged war. Although the Wehrmacht ultimately succumbed to superior Allied firepower in a two-front war, its stunning operational achievement left a lasting impression on military commanders throughout the world, even if their own operations were rarely executed as effectively. Robert Citino analyzes military campaigns from the second half of the twentieth century to further demonstrate the difficulty of achieving decisive results at the operational level. Offering detailed operational analyses of actual campaigns, Citino describes how UN forces in Korea enjoyed technological and air superiority but found the enemy unbeatable; provides analyses of Israeli operational victories in successive wars until the Arab states finally grasped the realities of operational-level warfare in 1973; and tells how the Vietnam debacle continued to shape U.S. doctrine in surprising ways. Looking beyond major-power conflicts, he also reveals the lessons of India's blitzkrieg-like drive into Pakistan in 1971 and of the senseless bloodletting of the Iran-Iraq War. Citino especially considers the evolution of U.S. doctrine and assesses the success of Desert Storm in dismantling an entrenched defending force with virtually no friendly casualties. He also provides one of the first scholarly analyses of Operation Iraqi Freedom, showing that its plan was curiously divorced from the realities of military history, grounded instead on nebulous theories about expected enemy behavior. Throughout Citino points to the importance of mobility—especially mobilized armor—in modern operational warfare and assesses the respective roles of firepower, training, doctrine, and command and control mechanisms. Brimming with new insights, Citino's study shows why technical superiority is no guarantee of victory and why a thorough grounding in the history of past campaigns is essential to anyone who wishes to understand modern warfare. Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm provides that grounding as it addresses the future of operational-level warfare in the post-9/11 era.


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Joint Force Quarterly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105214545274
Genre : Unified operations (Military science)
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Tank Warfare

Author : Jeremy Black
ISBN : 9780253050007
Genre : History
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The story of the battlefield in the 20th century was dominated by a handful of developments. Foremost of these was the introduction and refinement of tanks. In Tank Warfare, prominent military historian Jeremy Black offers a comprehensive global account of the history of tanks and armored warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries. First introduced onto the battlefield during the World War I, tanks represented the reconciliation of firepower and mobility and immediately seized the imagination of commanders and commentators concerned about the constraints of ordinary infantry. The developments of technology and tactics in the interwar years were realized in the German blitzkrieg in World War II and beyond. Yet the account of armor on the battlefield is a tale of limitations and defeats as well as of potential and achievements. Tank Warfare examines the traditional narrative of armored warfare while at the same time challenging it, and Black suggests that tanks were no "silver bullet" on the battlefield. Instead, their success was based on their inclusion in the general mix of weaponry available to commanders and the context in which they were used.

The Quest For Victory

Author : John I. Alger
ISBN : UOM:39015016903281
Genre : Business & Economics
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100 Years Of Conflict 1900 2000

Author : Gary Sheffield
ISBN : UOM:39015050502924
Genre : History
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This definitive anthology brings together over 12 military experts, who specialize in the fields of land, sea and air power to tell the story of armed conflict worldwide.

Warfare In The Western World Military Operations From 1600 To 1871

Author : Robert A. Doughty
ISBN : IND:30000050239791
Genre : History
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Authoritative and concise, Warfare in the Western World concentrates on selected campaigns and battles, showing how political and military leaders in the West have used armies to wage war effectively over the last four centuries. The text moves through the centuries, discussing how operational developments and technological improvements eventually led to the concept of total war, first approached in the American Civil War and culminating in the twentieth century's two world wars.

The German Way Of War

Author : Robert Michael Citino
ISBN : UOM:39015062848935
Genre : History
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The German way of war, as Citino shows, was fostered by the development of a widely accepted and deeply embedded military culture that supported and rewarded aggression. His book offers a fresh look at one of the most remarkable, respected, and reviled militaries.

The Journal Of Military History

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In Quest Of Trade And Security 1500 1890

Author : Göran Rystad
ISBN : 9179662862
Genre : Baltic Coast
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Vol. I og omhandler perioden 1500 indtil 1890. I den omhandlede periode skiftede den danske dominerende magtposition over Østersøen til en mere ligevægtig magtfordeling efter den store nordiske krigs afslutning i 1720. Både Danmarks tab af søherredømmet i 1645 og redningen af søherredømmet og dermed af København og hele riget i 1659 skyldes Nederlandenes direkte indblanding i krigenes gang med flådestyrker. Nærværende værk tager sit udgangspunkt i produktionen i Baltikum af ressourcer såsom tømmer, tjære, hamp, og korn som de voksende vestlige sømagter skulle bruge, for at opbygge og drive respektive flåder og dermed vinde globale handelsimperier. Hermed klarlægges de nordeuropæiske sømagters motivation for at blande sig i de talrige dansk-svenske krige. Danmarks særdeles udsatte geostrategiske rolle bliver tillige med Sveriges meget mindre udsatte rolle belyst.

The Field Artillery

Author : Boyd L. Dastrup
ISBN : UOM:39015029106120
Genre : History
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This short history and sourcebook is the very first of its kind to cover the field artillery from the Middle Ages to the present in terms of technology, organization, tactics, and doctrine.

The Quest For The Presidency 1984

Author : Peter Louis Goldman
ISBN : UCAL:B4449260
Genre : Political Science
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A behind-the-scenes look at the 1984 presidential campaign and election by two "Newsweek" correspondents offers a candid portrait of the candidates, the secret campaign strategies, issues, conventions, and landslide Reagan victory

The Wehrmacht Retreats

Author : Robert M. Citino
ISBN : 0700623434
Genre : History
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A prize-winning historian chronicles the weakening Germany army in 1943, now fighting on the defensive but still remarkably dangerous and lethal. Reveals how the Wehrmacht, heirs to a military tradition that demanded relentless offensive operations, finally succumbed to the realities of its own overreach.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009911319
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Waterloo Commanders

Author : Andrew Uffindell
ISBN : UOM:39015068799876
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The three commanders-in-chief during the Waterloo campaign rank among the most famous soldiers in history. Rarely have three such remarkable men as Napoleon, Wellington and Blücher confronted each other on a field of battle or had such an impact on the history of their time. Andrew Uffindell, in this readable and meticulously researched three-part biography, gives vivid accounts of their parallel lives and extraordinary careers. The dramatic contrasts that emerge between their backgrounds, personalities and methods of command offer a fascinating insight into the secrets of leadership and into the warfare of the Napoleonic era.

Journal Of Vietnamese Studies

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Genre : Vietnam
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New Quest

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Genre : India
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The Quest

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ISBN : SRLF:A0013525522
Genre : Mysticism
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The Pursuit Of Victory

Author : Brian Bond
ISBN : 0198207352
Genre : History
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In Western Europe and North America the idea that war can deliberately be used as an "instrument of policy" has become unfashionable, not least because of the carnage of two World Wars and the Americans' humiliating experience in Vietnam. But wars are still fought. Those who start wars clearly believe they are worthwhile. Why? In this original study, Brian Bond discusses the successes and failures of military and political leaders in their pursuit of victory over the last two centuries. Professor Bond argues that in order to be counted victorious, a leader has to progress beyond military triumph to preserve the political control needed to secure an advantageous and enduring peace settlement. Napoleon was a brilliant general, but failed as a statesman. Bismarck, on the other hand, was a success in skillfully exploiting Moltlike's victories on the battlefield to create a unified Germany. In the First World War, Germany and her allies were defeated but at such great cost that confidence in the idea that war could be controlled, and the pursuit of victory made rational, received a terrible shock. Germany and Japan exploited their military opportunities between 1939 and 1942, but lack of political control and moderation brought them catastrophic defeat. After 1945, nuclear weapons and the increased complexity of international relations blurred the identity of "victors" and "losers" and seemed to make the idea of a "decisive" victory almost unthinkable. But this study warns against the assumption that war as an instrument of policy has now been completely discarded. The Falklands and Gulf conflicts show that aggressors are still prepared to risk war for tangible goals, and that their opponents are quite capable of responding successfully to such challenges.

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