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Combat Ready The Eighth U S Army On The Eve Of The Korean War

Author : Thomas E. Hanson
ISBN : 9781603443357
Genre : Korean War, 1950-1953
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In the decades since the "forgotten war" in Korea, conventional wisdom has held that the Eighth Army consisted largely of poorly trained, undisciplined troops who fled in terror from the onslaught of the Communist forces. Now, military historian Thomas E. Hanson argues that the generalizations historians and fellow soldiers have used regarding these troops do little justice to the tens of thousands of soldiers who worked to make themselves and their army ready for war. In Hanson's careful study of combat preparedness in the Eighth Army from 1949 to the outbreak of hostilities in 1950, he concedes that the U.S. soldiers sent to Korea suffered gaps in their professional preparation, from missing and broken equipment to unevenly trained leaders at every level of command. But after a year of progressive, focused, and developmental collective training--based largely on the lessons of combat in World War II--these soldiers expected to defeat the Communist enemy. By recognizing the constraints under which the Eighth Army operated, Hanson asserts that scholars and soldiers will be able to discard what Douglas Macarthur called the "pernicious myth" of the Eighth Army's professional, physical, and moral ineffectiveness.
Category: Korean War, 1950-1953

The Ashgate Research Companion To The Korean War

Author : Donald W. Boose
ISBN : 9781317041504
Genre : History
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This essential companion provides a comprehensive study of the literature on the causes, course, and consequences of the Korean War, 1950-1953. Aimed primarily at readers with a special interest in military history and contemporary conflict studies, the authors summarize and analyze the key research issues in what for years was known as the 'Forgotten War.' The book comprises three main thematic parts, each with chapters ranging across a variety of crucial topics covering the background, conduct, clashes, and outcome of the Korean War. The first part sets the historical stage, with chapters focusing on the main participants. The second part provides details on the tactics, equipment, and logistics of the belligerents. Part III covers the course of the war, with each chapter addressing a key stage of the fighting in chronological order. The enormous increase in writings on the Korean War during the last thirty years, following the release of key primary source documents, has revived and energized the interest of scholars. This essential reference work not only provides an overview of recent research, but also assesses what impact this has had on understanding the war.
Category: History

The American Culture Of War

Author : Adrian R. Lewis
ISBN : 9781136454325
Genre : History
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The American Culture of War presents a sweeping, critical examination of every major American war of the late 20th century: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the First and Second Persian Gulf Wars, through to Operation Enduring Freedom. Lewis deftly traces the evolution of US military strategy, offering an original and provocative look at the motives people and governments used to wage war, the debates among military personnel, the flawed political policies that guided military strategy, and the civilian perceptions that characterized each conflict. Now in its second edition, The American Culture of War has been completely revised and updated. New features include: Completely revised and updated chapters structured to facilitate students’ ability to compare conflicts New chapters on Operation Iraqi Freedom and the current conflict in Afghanistan New conclusion discussing the American culture of war and the future of warfare Over fifty maps, photographs, and images to help students visualize material Expanded companion website with additional pedagogical material for both students and researchers. The American Culture of War is a unique and invaluable survey of over seventy years of American military history, perfect for any student of America’s modern wars. For additional information and classroom resources please visit The American Culture of War companion website at
Category: History

Army History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105214546413
Genre : Military history
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Category: Military history

Encyclopedia Of Ethical Failure Revised September 2015

Author : United States Government US Army
ISBN : 1518882579
Genre :
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The Standards of Conduct Office of the Department of Defense General Counsel's Office has assembled this publication, the Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure - Revised September 2015, for use as a training tool. Our goal is to provide DoD personnel with real examples of Federal employees who have intentionally or unwittingly violated the standards of conduct. Some cases are humorous, some sad, and all are real. Some will anger you as a Federal employee and some will anger you as an American taxpayer. Please pay particular attention to the multiple jail and probation sentences, fines, employment terminations and other sanctions that were taken as a result of these ethical failures. Violations of many ethical standards involve criminal statutes. Protect yourself and your employees by learning what you need to know and accessing your Agency ethics counselor if you become unsure of the proper course of conduct. Be sure to access them before you take action regarding the issue in question. Many of the cases displayed in this collection could have been avoided completely if the offender had taken this simple precaution. The cases have been arranged according to offense for ease of access. Feel free to reproduce and use them as you like in your ethics training program.

The Rock

Author : Milford H. Beagle Jr.
ISBN : 1475943415
Genre : Self-Help
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Motivation is what makes us tick, and it is critical for success that leaders incorporate motivation into every aspect of their leadership philosophy. In The Rock, author Milford H. Beagle Jr. highlights the importance of—and demonstrates the impact of—inspiration and motivation on leadership. Using a US Army–centric definition of leadership that focuses on purpose, direction, and motivation, Beagle provides vivid examples and anecdotes to stress the impact of motivation on individuals and organizations. Based on twenty-two years of experience as an organizational leader in the Army, Beagle offers tips and strategies to understanding the key ingredients in the recipe for success: drive, confidence, change, listening, humility, me time, dreaming big, and investing. The Rock will help you realize a higher level of personal motivation, provide a lens to discover the motivator in you, and establish a way to inspire others around you. Applicable to a manager who leads a force of one, the CEO who leads a group of five hundred, or the military leader who leads thousands, The Rock communicates that motivation begins from within, and it grows during a constant process of understanding yourself, realizing the conditions or environment around you, figuring out where you want to go in life, and then restarting the cycle.
Category: Self-Help

Military Review

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ISBN : UCBK:C098748616
Genre : Military art and science
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Category: Military art and science

Black Soldier White Army

Author : William T. Bowers
ISBN : 0788139908
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The history of the 24th Infantry regiment in Korea is a difficult one, both for the veterans of the unit & for the Army. This book tells both what happened to the 24th Infantry, & why it happened. The Army must be aware of the corrosive effects of segregation & the racial prejudices that accompanied it. The consequences of the system crippled the trust & mutual confidence so necessary among the soldiers & leaders of combat units & weakened the bonds that held the 24th together, producing profound effects on the battlefield. Tables, maps & illustrations.

Policy And Direction

Author : James F. Schnabel
ISBN : 1410224856
Genre : History
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This volume describes the initial direction and strategy of the first major though limited war that the United States was to fight on the continent of Asia in the era of global tension that followed World War II. There are marked similarities as well as some basic differences between the war in Korea and the war that would follow a decade later in Southeast Asia, and certainly the study of both is necessary to understand the limitations on armed conflict under the shadow of nuclear holocaust. One can also discern in this volume the importance of individuals in altering the course of human events and the fate of nations, the wider concerns that preclude the massing by a world power of its military strength in one direction, and many other facets of the nation's recent military history it behooves all thoughtful Americans to ponder. Colonel Schnabel's work is the third to appear in a planned 5-volume history of the United States Army in the Korean War. It complements the detailed account of operations from June to November 1950, South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu, published in 1961, and the sequel to it still in preparation that will cover tactical operations through June 1951. The volume entitled Truce Tent and Fighting Front, published in 1966, covers the last two years of the war, and a logistical history of the Korean conflict is also scheduled to appear. Both military and civilian students and the scholarly reading public should find in this book much that is illuminating and provocative of reflection, and not only about events that happened more than two decades ago. James L. Collins, Jr. Brigadier General, USA Chief of Military History
Category: History

This Kind Of War

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ISBN : 9781597978781
Genre : Korean War, 1950-1953
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Updated with maps, photographs, and battlefield diagrams, this special fiftieth anniversary edition of the classic history of the Korean War is a dramatic and hard-hitting account of the conflict written from the perspective of those who fought it. Partly drawn from official records, operations journals, and histories, it is based largely on the compelling personal narratives of the small-unit commanders and their troops. Unlike any other work on the Korean War, it provides both a clear panoramic overview and a sharply drawn you were there account of American troops in fierce combat against th.
Category: Korean War, 1950-1953