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By Their Deeds Alone: America's Combat Commanders on the Art of War (Hardback)
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By Their Deeds Alone: America's Combat Commanders on the Art of War (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 30/04/2003
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Although technology has taken modern warfare into a new era, the contention of this book is that there are will always be lessons to be learned from combat of the past. Muskets and bayonets have been replaced by automatic weapons with laser sights and long range bombing, but the variables of weather, terrain, logistics and patchy intelligence still combine to confront commanders and strategists with similar dilemmas. Furthermore, regardless of the new technologies unveiled on the battlefield, infantrymen still make up the bulk of the army and the best-laid plans are dependent on the courage, leadership and will to win of these men and women. These portraits of past battles are used by America's military leaders of the twenty-first century to illustrate firstly how strategic thinking is developing and how battles will be fought in the future, but secondly how much continuity and identity there is between these actions of the past and modern warfare. There may have been a transformation in the hardware, but the art of war remains an evolving study and one in which the best lessons are learned from history.

Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 9780891417576
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 222 x 141 mm

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