Military Theory and Strategy
American Military Command from World War II to Today
Hardcover ISBN: 1594204047
Describes the values, strategic thinking and leadership qualities of military leaders from World War II to the present day and how the widening separation between performance and accountability has not resulted in any recent Marshalls, Eisenhowers or Pattons. 125,000 first printing.
How Navies Learned to Fight Smarter Through Three World Wars
Hardcover ISBN: 1591142865
This volume explains network-centric warfare through its use by the US Navy and other navies in specific historical situations from before World War I through the 1970s. Using these tactical examples, it demonstrates applications using radio, radar, and computers, what network-centric warfare can and cannot do, what it needs to work, and its limitations and measures to overcome them. The book is partly based on a net assessment study Friedman participated in at the Naval War College. Friedman, a defense analyst and historian specializing in technology and national strategy, is a lecturer and author, and has been a personal consultant to the Secretary of the Navy. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Origins of the Maritime Strategy
The Development of American Naval Strategy, 1945-1955
Hardcover ISBN: 0870216678
This book shows that U.S. maritime strategy of the 1980s actually originated in the strategic planning of naval thinkers after World War II. It is the only book to date to specifically discuss these postwar naval plans in a clear, concise manner.
Black Hawk Down
A Story of Modern War
Paperback ISBN: 0140288503
A searing portrayal of modern warfare recounts a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, that resulted in the deaths of eighteen Americans and more than five hundred Somalis, examining the rationales behind the disastrous raid. Reprint.
The Art of War
The New Translation
Paperback ISBN: 0061351415
Sun-tzu's The Art of War is the classic work on strategic thinking. Throughout recorded history, Sun-tzu's wisdom, rules, and philosophy have been eagerly embraced by warriors, leaders, and gentle contemplators alike. This edition is an entirely new text based on manuscripts discovered in Linyi, China, in 1972 that predate all previous texts by as many as one thousand years. To better convey Sun-tzu's original intent, translator, researcher, and interpreter J. H. Huang traced the roots of the language to Sun-tzu's own time—before 221 b.c. In addition to his wonderfully clear interpretation, Huang gives readers an introduction to the history behind The Art of War, includes six appendices—five of which were uncovered at Linyi and are not available in any other edition—and offers his own insightful comments on the meaning of the text.
Paths to Peace
Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War
Hardcover ISBN: 0804762694
A former US Army military intelligence officer, Stanley (security studies, Georgetown U.) uses detailed qualitative case studies and quantitative analysis to test the hypothesis that a change in the ruling coalition of a belligerent country influences the termination of a war the country is pursuing. After setting out the theory, she turns to the 1950-53 war, characterizing the Korean states as powerless players, the Soviet Union as outlasting Stalin's preferences, the US as trapped by the security mindset and voluntary prisoner repatriation, and China as trapped by a hawkish ally. Then she explains the domestic coalitions interacting in bargains for peace. The final section shows how her findings can be demonstrated at work since 1862, and ponders the implications. Annotation
The Last Ridge
The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's Europe
Paperback ISBN: 0375759514
A close-up look at the creation of the U.S. Army's first alpine division, made up of some of America's most elite skiers and climbers, describes the evolution of the 10th Mountain Division, and their stunning nighttime mountain attack during the winter of 1945 on seemingly impenetrable German mountain fortifications. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.