On Manoeuvres: strategies of war
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Warfighting is an authentic American philosophy of
action that will thrill the millions of fans of Sun Tzu's The
Art of War and Musashi's The Book of Five Rings.
This modern classic of strategy and philosophy is the quintessential guide to prevailing
in competitive situations, be it war, work, play, or daily living.
Sometimes life is war and sometimes business is war and sometimes you need to call in the Marines. Over the past two hundred years, the Marines have
developed a reputation for getting the job done - fearlessly, boldly, and taking no
prisoners. What better role model for the hidden warriors in ourselves? What
better advice to call on when the stakes are high and sensitivity just isn't going to
work? Written in 1989 as a philosophical and strategic guide-book for the US. Marine Corps, Warfighting is a worthy successor to Sun Tzu's The Art Of War. With clarity, brevity, and
wisdom, it describes the basic forces at work in every competitive situation whether on
the field of battle, in the boardroom, or in the courtroom. With twentieth-century
technology and its emphasis on speed and versatility, the rules of war and competition
have changed. Warfighting's exploration of maneuver warfare takes readers beyond Sun Tzu's classic lessons and provides them a more thorough
understanding of what it takes to fight and win in the modern world. Currency's
edition of Warfighting features interviews with famous former Marines including F. Lee
Bailey, Ed McMahon, and Donald Regan. They tell how they have used the Marine Corps' battle strategies of strength and straightforwardness
as their secret weapons in every confrontation, whether at a corporate, departmental or
(Westview Special Studies in Military Affairs)
by William Lind
This is THE quintessential primer for Maneuver Warriors!
This primer should be on the reading list of every combat arms and
combat support officer and NCO in our armed forces. Bill Lind, a civilian without
any military experience, has demonstrated an extraordinary understanding of the art of
war. His book has become the "underground bible" for Maneuver Warfare
proponents. In this book he discusses the theory of Manuever Warfare and its
origins, the principles and techniques required to employ maneuver warfare properly, and
the education and training required to make it possible. Much of his work is a
'sort-of' adaptation of the successful Blitzkrieg theory.
He even discusses the differences of bloody, Attrition Warfare (WWI Trenches) versus the
more efficient, life-preserving Maneuver Warfare (Desert Storm).
Mr Lind puts these thoughts in the simplest terms even a 'butter-bar' lieutenant could
understand. He completes his discussion with a series of lessons written by an
experienced USMC Field Grade Officer on each principle. Following easy lesson is a
brief "homework" exercise designed to test your knowledge and understanding of
each principle. William Lind's Maneuver Warfare Handbook is a must read for any
serious-minded, professional soldier who wishes to become an exceptional leader and
A soldier strategist rewrites the Principles of
War! What is the key to future victory in war? How should the United
States wage war in the 21st Century? The publication of this book couldn't have been
better timed. Leonhard's excellent investigation of the Principles of War offers a
valuable resource for any professional involved in a serious study of the defense of the
Nation. Leonhard challenges the conventional military wisdom of the day and
provides an alternative argument that is right on target. Leonhard argues
convincingly that the old rules of war are outdated and must be replaced. He
explains a theory of war that makes sense for today and tomorrow. If you care about
the course of military affairs in the 21st Century, if you are looking for answers to
today's military and foreign policy issues, then you must read this book.
by Robert Leonhard
This book argues that time is the primary dimension in
modern war and explores the paradoxes of warfare's temporal characteristics.
Leonhard introduces a bold new theory that focuses on time as the critical component that
controls all other aspects of war. Well-grounded in history, Leonhard's work is
certain "to take its place as a classic theory of war" according to James R.
McDonough, who wrote the foreword.
Superb study of company level warfare!
This book is a must read for every professional soldier and Marine ... or for that matter, anyone interested in ground
combat. If you want a glimpse of what combined arms, ground combat might be like in Kosovo or Korea, read Combat Team!
Combat: The Rifle Platoon:
An Interactive Exercise in Small-Unit Tactics and Leadership
by John Antal
In this unique, interactive work, you are platoon leader
Steve Davis, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Your unit has been airlifted into
the Middle East, and now you must defend Wadi Al Sirree against the might of an advancing
enemy force . The scenario is realistic and supported by maps, photos and appendices
with detailed specifications of hardware and units involved.
Warfare; An Anthology
by Richard Hooker, John Galvin
Recent events in Somalia and Bosnia
have shown the profound limitations of massive firepower in limited conflicts. Yet
these are precisely the kinds of wars America is most likely to encounter in the
future. Now, Robert H. Scales, Jr. examines this problem by analysing the role of
firepower in the wars in Indochina, the Gulf War, and elsewhere.
MGen. Scales provides the world with a fascinating study of man's recent relationship to
technology. I enjoyed the book and wrote many things in the margins. MGen.
Scales shows how firepower was used and countered in the French
and U.S. trials in Viet Nam, during the Soviet occupation of
Afghanistan, during British actions on the Falklands and through U.S. Army/Air Force
combined operations against Iraq. Not dry or
technical, this book weaves the moral aspect of war with the effects of artillery, naval
and air-delivered munitions in a manner which would be clear to both the civilian and
military professional. A great book for those involved in America's national and
military strategy or foreign policy, for it illustrates what firepower has and hasn't been
recently able to contribute to the foreign policies of France,
the Soviet Union, Great Britain and the U.S.
Invaluable to those seeking to understand why technology rarely triumphs over human will
on the battlefield. I also recommend it to the casual reader interested in
modern military history -- MGen Scales fills his tactical discussions with stories of
human interest from all sides of these conflicts. His discussion on Iraq, for
instance, opens with a dramatic story from an Iraqi artillery leader about his experience
at the receiving end of American firepower. My only
disappointment is that his discussion of the Iraq war focuses on the U.S. Army and Air Force and to a point that almost discredits the contributions
of the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy
and the Coalition. Nonetheless, a worthwhile expenditure and a fine book to keep on
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