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Invading Sicily a tale of branches and sequels – Operation Husky

Invading Sicily a tale of branches and sequels – Operation Husky – Brief Article Kevin J. Dougherty In July 1943, the Americans and British executed Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. It was the first major opposed amphibious landing since Gallipoli in World War I, a seven-division amphibious assault echelon that made it the largest […]

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a mandate for the United States

Strategic communication: a mandate for the United States Jeffrey B. Jones In an era when the power of information affects every human being in matters mundane and transcendent, individual and social, national and international–when images are transmitted instantaneously worldwide, radio programs are translated into hundreds of languages and broadcast to every corner of the earth, […]

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Closing the barn door installation force protection

Closing the barn door installation force protection – antiterrorism John L. Cirafici The United States is at war with an insidious and determined enemy, but not everyone is prepared for the fight. This enemy will avoid conventional battle at all costs, wears no uniform, and is unlikely to negotiate terms at a table. The personal […]

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British intervention in Iraq, 1941

The other gulf war: British intervention in Iraq, 1941 Douglas Porch Iraqi Freedom offers not only a reprise of unfinished business from the Persian Gulf War, it is the third invasion of Iraq by Great Britain since independence in 1932. During World War II, Winston Churchill ordered his commander in chief, Middle East, General Sir […]

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Lessons of desert storm

Lessons of desert storm Barry R. McCaffrey Our memories of the Persian Gulf War include CNN images of antiaircraft tracers lighting the sky over Baghdad and smart bombs striking bridges and buildings. Americans recall the event as a stunning victory over a well-armed, brutal, but ultimately inept enemy achieved in a thousand hours. They believe […]

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Game plan – Doctrine

Game plan – Doctrine – Brief Article Joint Pub 3-0, Doctrine for Joint Operations, is the keystone volume in the joint operations series. It “provides guidance to joint force commanders and their subordinates for the direction, planning, execution, and support of campaigns and operations–in war and in military operations other than war (MOOTW).” The current […]

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Admiral William Morrow Fechteler Chief of Naval Operations – 1896-1967 – Of Chiefs And Chairmen

Admiral William Morrow Fechteler Chief of Naval Operations – 1896-1967 – Of Chiefs And Chairmen – Brief Article VITA Born in San Rafael, California; graduated from U.S. Naval Academy (1916); served on battleship USS Pennsylvania during World War I; assigned ashore and afloat in interwar years; operations office, Destroyer Command, Battle Forces, U.S. Fleet; commanded […]

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Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History

Strategy for Chaos: Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History Barry Watts Strategy for Chaos: Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History. by Colin S. Gray London: Frank Cass, 2002 310 pp. $33.95 [ISBN: 0-714-65186-9] Strategy for Chaos by Colin S. Gray is an uneven work of good intentions. Its goal […]

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The Last Word? Essays on Official History in the United States and British Commonwealth

The Last Word? Essays on Official History in the United States and British Commonwealth James Jay Carafano The Las Word? Essays on Official History in the United States and British commonwealth Edited by Jeffrey Grey Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2003 177 pp. $69.95 [ISBN: 0-313-31083-1] The aim of The Last Word? Essays on Official History in […]

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Airpower in the Pacific: a case study in innovation

Airpower in the Pacific: a case study in innovation Thomas E. Griffith, Jr. Being ready for future wars depends on understanding two aspects of innovation. One is common and often considered: the impact of changes in doctrine, organization, and technology on innovation during peacetime. Equally important, however, is an awareness of the adaptations commanders must […]