U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror (Hardback)

Walter E. Kretchik

Edité par University Press of Kansas, 2011
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Language: English . Brand New Book. From the American Revolution to the global war on terror, U.S. Army doctrine has evolved to regulate the chaos of armed conflict by providing an intellectual basis for organizing, training, equipping, and operating the military. Walter E. Kretchik analyzes the service s keystone doctrine over three centuries to reveal that the army s leadership is more forward thinking and adaptive than has been generally believed. The first comprehensive history of Army doctrine, Kretchik s book fully explores the principles that have shaped the Army s approach to warfare. From Regulations For the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States in 1779 to modern-day field manuals, it reflects the fashioning of doctrine to incorporate the lessons of past wars and minimize the uncertainty and dangers of battle. Kretchik traces Army doctrine through four distinct eras: 1779-1904, when guidelines were compiled by single authors or a board of officers in tactical drill manuals; 1905-1944, when the Root Reforms fixed doctrinal responsibility with the General Staff; 1944-1962, the era of multiservice doctrine; and, beginning in 1962, coalition warfare with its emphasis on interagency cooperation. He reveals that doctrine has played a significant role in the Army s performance throughout its history-although not always to its advantage, as it has often failed to anticipate accurately the nature of the next war and still continues to be locked in a debate between advocates of conventional warfare and those who emphasize counterinsurgency approaches. Each chapter presents individuals who helped define and articulate Army doctrine during each period of its history-including George Washington and Baron von Steuben in the eighteenth century, Emory Upton and Arthur Wagner in the nineteenth, and Elihu Root and William DePuy in the twentieth. Each identifies the first principles set down in manuals covering such topics as tactics, operations, and strategy; size, organization, and distribution of forces; and the promise and challenges of technological innovation. Each also presents specific cases that analyze how effectively the Army actually applied a particular era s doctrine. Doctrine remains the basis of instruction in the Army school system, ensuring that all officers and enlisted soldiers share a common intellectual framework. This book elucidates that framework for the first time. N° de réf. du libraire

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Synopsis : U.S. Army Doctrine Analyzes the U.S. Army's evolving keystone doctrine over three centuries to argue that its leadership has been more forward-thinking and adaptive than previously understood, in a comprehensive history that explores principles in four distinct eras that have shaped the Army's approach to warfare. Full description

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Titre : U.S. Army Doctrine: From the American ...
Éditeur : University Press of Kansas
Date d'édition : 2011
Reliure : Hardback
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