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The Lessons of Modern War

Anthony H. Cordesman

The Lessons of Modern War

The Afghan and Falklands Conflicts

by Anthony H. Cordesman

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Westview Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • c 1970 to c 1980,
  • c 1980 to c 1990,
  • Military history, Modern,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Afghanistan,
  • Argentina,
  • Falklands,
  • Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe),
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Military - Strategy,
  • History,
  • 20th century,
  • Military art and science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages471
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9853707M
    ISBN 100813313317
    ISBN 109780813313313
    OCLC/WorldCa232924691

    Memories of the destruction that can be caused by global conflict can fade as time passes — certainly after years. Bruchac has a Ph. War is always unpredictable It's almost hard to believe years later, but many leaders at the time thought World War I would be over quickly. Defense of Hillwritten by James R.

    Rational individuals like Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro came close to creating national destruction. The human race will not eliminate war in this century, but we can reduce the brutality of war—the level of killing—by adhering to the principles of a " Just War ," in particular to the principle of " proportionality. Against well-aimed long-range artillery fire it would be better to scatter the defenders in the open hidden in grass and bushes, or behind stones or ant hills, than to keep them huddled in such a trench. It comforted me to know that my family was praying for me during those times" p. Some examples are provided below, including: a primer on World War I battalion level combined arms tactics incorporating new types of warfare tanks, machine guns, and aviationa mechanized battalion level primer, a military combat service support example, one that is non-military related, and one adopting the parable to operations in Iraq. He is also motivated by his desire to serve his country and be a credit to his Navajo people.

    Rome was an Iron-Age city-state with a government-sponsored religion that at times made decisions by looking at the entrails of sheep. Though to stop a shrapnel bullet much less actual thickness of earth is necessary than to stop a rifle bullet, yet this earth must be in the right place. Beware of convex hills and dead ground. It was just the beginning. Like no other authors of their age, they used the language of myth to restore the concept of the epic hero who battles against the forces of darkness and the will to power.


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The Lessons of Modern War book

But his big idea boils down to this: Meditate. Stuff well with chestnuts as to the large force about to join you in a few hours; garnish with corroborative detail, and season according to taste with whiskey or tobacco.

He realizes that by knowing this language, he is able to play an important role in defeating the Japanese, and because of this he feels deeply proud to be a Navajo and a U. Which of his personal qualities do you think help him most during his trials?

Was it? We try to concentrate while using a smartphone filled with social media apps, games, and other distractions. We failed to recognize that in international affairs, as in other aspects of life, there may be problems for which there are no immediate solutions … At times, we may have to live with an imperfect, untidy world.

The human mind wants to worry. McNamara was brought back from the Eighth air force and assigned to the first B58th Bomb Wing flying planes. It may even be much better to take up your defensive position some way from the spot, and so away from concealed ground, which enables the enemy to crawl up to very close range, concealed and unperceived, and to fire from cover which hides them even when shooting.

Fortifications are not prepared and the sentries announce their locations, allowing the Boers to easily sneak up and defeat the sleepy British soldiers without resistance.

The trench gives the gunners an object to lay on, and gives no protection from shrapnel. Included with the dreams are notations to real life mistakes made by American commanders during the War.

Probable cost—some heavy and glib lying, but no lives will be expended. While able to slow the Boers down some, poor placement of trenches, lack of supplies, obvious fortifications that the enemy can easily detect and plan around, and other problems hamper the British resistance.

3 important lessons learned from World War I

Rational individuals like Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro came close to creating national destruction. He suggested other people could apply the eleven lessons to the war in Iraq, but that he would not, noting that the lessons are about war in general, not a specific war.

Choose the exact position of your firing trenches, with your eye at the level of the men who will eventually use them. When his fellow tribune Marcus Octavius threatened to veto the bill, which was his right, Gracchus manipulated the rules to have him stripped of his office. The general thesis in this book was that using just the best project management tools while forgetting everything else about running the project would doom the project to failure.

The commander Sulla would march legions loyal to him on Rome itself and battle his political rival Marius, the first time Roman troops fought one another. As once before—cover from sight is of often worth more than cover from bullets.

We failed, as well, to adapt our military tactics to the task of winning the hearts and minds of people from a totally different culture. How do you think Ned's grandchildren would feel about their grandfather after hearing about his experiences?

If we cannot persuade other nations with similar interests and similar values of the merits of the proposed use of that power, we should not proceed unilaterally except in the unlikely requirement to defend directly the continental U. The later dreams end more inconclusively, and in the final dream, BF and his command successfully hold out long enough to be relieved.The Modern War Institute does not screen articles to fit a particular editorial agenda, nor endorse or advocate material that is published.

Rather, the Modern War Institute provides a forum for professionals to share opinions and cultivate ideas. Buy The Lessons of Modern War: Volume II: The Iran-Iraq War by Anthony H Cordesman, Abraham Wagner online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions -. Mar 25,  · The book covers sweeping aspects of the conflict from the antecedents and general history of its different phases, tactics, equipment, air and chemical warfare, etc.

It first breaks down the causes of the war briefly before going through a step-by-step account of the offensives and accompanying mis-steps of them/5(4). "The Soviet-Afghan War" by members of the Russian General Staff, and translated by Lester Grau and Michael Gross, is a summary overview of the Soviet experience in the Afghan Invasion and War of the s.

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(The Lessons of Modern War #3) Part of a three-volume study of the military events and lessons of major international conflicts. The series covers a range of topics from combatants and terrain to chemical and nuclear weapons.

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