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    The Summons of the Trumpet by Dave R. Palmer...

    The Summons of the Trumpet by Dave R. Palmer comes in at 277 pages. Sub-titled "US-Vietnam in Perspective", the book provides a good overview of US involvement in SE Asia, but with the limitations...
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    Here's my quick picks

    in no particular order and without reference to previous posters. * indicates my recommendation of what will appeal most to the average Sergeant. YMMV:

    *Street Without Joy Bernard Fall...
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    Link from Combat Studies Institute...

    Link from Combat Studies Institute

    Overview of US Army tactical doctrine from defense in depth to active defense. It might put a combat arms spin on the information concepts you are presenting.
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    From my bookshelf

    Palmer's "The Way of the Fox: American Strategy in the War for America: 1775-1783"

    Ferling's "Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence" and "Setting the World Ablaze:...
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    even more Carl

    When you're middle-aged with four kids, Saturday nights are kinda slow, so thanks for the research project Carl.

    Check out this website: sandinorebellion.com

    As well as this 1967 American...
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    2nd that recommendation. Also Jon Hoffman's...

    2nd that recommendation.

    Also Jon Hoffman's bios of Chesty Puller and "Red Mike" Edson have excellent sections on USMC operations in Haiti and Nicaragua.
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    or a cross dresser for that matter... Let's Go!

    or a cross dresser for that matter...

    Let's Go!
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    I hear it's harder to earn a cat diploma. ...

    I hear it's harder to earn a cat diploma.

    Good luck Rearviewmirror. I have nothing to add to the sage advice of my colleagues (and will take what applies to my own situation...)
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    Quick hijack

    Clayton!

    Good to hear from you. Nothing like an LCAC guy to discuss watercraft.
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    I guess I misunderstood your reference here: ...

    I guess I misunderstood your reference here:



    The reference to cadets and junior year threw me. Mea Culpa.



    I made specific reference to the leadership involved in Abu Grahib in...
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    I'm curious if this comparrison removed specialty...

    I'm curious if this comparrison removed specialty officers such as doctors and chaplains from the mix. In the Army, these personnel are Army officers, while the Corps has no billets and receives...
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    From my limited experience, the Mandarin and...

    From my limited experience, the Mandarin and Russian wouldn't have helped that much in Iraq, but the Arabic is useful. That said, my friends who attended NYU didn't speak any of those languages. ...
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    The issue isn't geographic origin or...

    The issue isn't geographic origin or commissioning source. It's training, and more specifically post-commissioning training. Assuming that 200 cadets from NYU, or any east-coast urban university,...
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    Recommend

    that you take a look at the work being done by Thomas Barnett as well. He has an idea about the USG maintaining a "Leviathan" force for major combat operations and a "SysAdmin" force for everything...
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    Some people just can't multi-task...

    Some people just can't multi-task...
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    The only thing that keeps this from being my...

    The only thing that keeps this from being my favorite book ever is the fact that it's a two-man lift.
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    I second Reed.

    When I read Echo of Battle I had difficulty envisioning officers who fought heroically as "managers" (such as GEN DePuy). This post clarifies the distinction for me. Very valuable Professor. Thank...
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    I guess I don't understand the problem of having...

    I guess I don't understand the problem of having army air assaults launched off of amphibs, if that combination of resources best meets the combatant commanders needs. Why DOES it matter who owns...
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    I respect your insights and operational experience Schmedlap, but does this suspicion have an empirical basis beyond instinct? Did cohesion at the squad and platoon level develop along commonalities...
  20. Thread: East Timor SITREP

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    Good Advice on the Australian Defence Force Academy

    David Kilcullen's PhD thesis is available for download. Chapter 4 focuses on East Timor. Analysis of the 1999 campaign begins on page 115.
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    bingo. Now news coverage will refer to the...

    bingo.



    Now news coverage will refer to the "PMC firm formerly known as Blackwater".
  22. Thread: Grand Strategy

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    I'm interested in your perspective on Operation...

    I'm interested in your perspective on Operation Allied Force.
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    Apparently nothing...

    Apparently nothing.
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    No doubt they are there but

    are they worth mentioning as they contribute little or nothing to discussion and debate?
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    not about a country team, but

    Robert Earle's Nights in Pink Motel highlights how DOS worked with DOD personnel in Iraq in the '04-'05 period. Earle was Ambassador Negroponte's "thinker" (read strategist) on Iraq. While more...
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