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By Winslow T. Wheeler

ISBN-10: 1932019332

ISBN-13: 9781932019339

The eleven chapters offered the following through Wheeler (Center for protection info) represent a extensive critique of present US army rules and associations that issues to decades-long difficulties that the authors suppose are corroding US army and political energy

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365, fn 4) correspondence in the congressional archives concerning the dissatisfaction of key officers with the casualty statistics published by Colonel Ayres, the War Department’s chief statistician. It also reveals a War Department insistence on manipulating casualty figures, presumably to protect the reputations of senior officers. S. forces had been engaged only in limited numbers and in peripheral theater, but the outcome of the war had been largely determined by then. S. Army’s World War II mobilization see Shelby L.

Gudmundsson, Stormtroop Tactics (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1991). 25 For a biography of Colonel John Boyd and a discussion of his OODA Loop see Robert Coram, Boyd, the Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War (New York: Back Bay Books, 2002). 26 The best account of Chinese 3GW success in Korea is Roy E. Appleman, Disaster in Korea (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1989). 27 For a classic study that compares a 3GW army with a 2GW army see Martin van Creveld, Fighting Power, German and US Army Performance, 1939-1945 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1974).

Each member would arm and equip himself at his own expense and report for training twice a year. ). As time went on, however, and the nation grew more secure, militia service effectively became voluntary. S. 7 Lt. Col. John Sayen • 5 If the president wanted to take the United States to war, he would need a national army that, unlike the militia, could fight anywhere, not just within its home states. S. Army would be too small. To enlarge it, the president would have to go to Congress not only to obtain a declaration of war, but also the authority and funding needed to call for militia volunteers.

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