Small Wars Manual

Author: U. s. Marine Corps

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616402792

Category: History

Page: 510

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The United States Marine Corps is the largest such force on the planet, and yet it is the smallest, most elite section of the U.S. military, one with a long and storied history. This classic 1940 official government report, created by the Corps, laid the groundwork for the "small wars" fought by the United States in the post-World War II era, and has been used to strategize the American occupation of Iraq in the early 21st century. What is a small war? What is the nature of operations for such a conflict? What kind of staffing does a small war require? What logistical and training issues need to be taken into account? What is the importance of neutral zones? How do tactics differ in a small war? How should an occupying force disarm a civilian population? and moreMilitary buffs, wargamers, and anyone seeking to understand fundamental military strategy will find this a fascinating and informative document.

Small Wars

Their Principles and Practice

Author: Sir Charles Edward Callwell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military art and science

Page: 559

View: 6918


Mars Learning

The Marine Corps' Development Of Small Wars Doctrine, 1915-1940

Author: Keith B. Bickel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429978677

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

View: 4647


Keith B. Bickel challenges a host of military and strategic theories that treat particular bureaucratic structures, large organizations, and elites as the progenitors of doctrine. This timely study of how the military draws lessons from interventions focuses on the overlooked role that mid-level combat officers play in creating military doctrine. Mars Learning closely evaluates Marine civil and military pacification operations in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua, and illuminates the debates surrounding the development of Marine Corps' small wars doctrine between 1915 and 1940. The result is compelling evidence of how field experience obtained before 1940 played a role in shaping the Marine Corps' Small Wars Manual and elements of doctrine that exist today. How the Marines organized lessons at that time provides important insights into how doctrine is likely to be generated today in response to post-Cold War interventions around the globe.

Small Wars Manual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781248214107

Category: Guerrilla warfare

Page: 880

View: 8628


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed worksworldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Essai De Pneumatologie Medicale: Recherches Physiologiques, Cliniques Et Therapeutiques Sur Les Gaz Jean Nicolas Demarquay Bailliere, 1866 Science; Chemistry; General; Gases; Science / Chemistry / General; Science / Physics

Treatise on Partisan Warfare

Author: Johann von Ewald

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: History

Page: 178

View: 8336


This translation of Johann Ewald's classic essay, "Abhandlung Uber den kleinen Krieg," published in 1785, describes light infantry tactics in an era of heavy infantry formations. Robert Selig and David Skaggs comment on Ewald's treatise on partisan warfare and its relevance to current military doctrine. They also provide extensive scholarly notations with the text, explaining people, places, and events during the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution, where Ewald had extensive experience as a company commander in the Hessian Field Jaeger Corps. This first English translation should be of real interest to historians of American Revolution and pre-Napoleonic warfare and of special use to military professionals today in the Army and Marine Corps. Captain Ewald, eventually a Major General in the Danish Army, describes the recruiting and training of light infantry troops, and discusses their use both in the Seven Years' War and the American Revolution at length. He provides illuminating insights into light infantry tactics and doctrine.

Fmfrp 12-15 Small Wars Manual

Author: Department of Department of Defense

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546801832


Page: 568

View: 7679


Fleet Marine Force Reference Publication (FMFRP) 12-15, Small Wars Manual, is published to ensure the retention and dissemination of useful information which is not intended to become doctrine or to be published in Fleet Marine Force manuals.

On Guerrilla Warfare

Author: Mao Tse-tung

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119572

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 9685


The first documented, systematic study of a truly revolutionary subject, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide to guerrilla warfare. It concisely explains unorthodox strategies that transform disadvantages into benefits.

The Savage Wars Of Peace

Small Wars And The Rise Of American Power

Author: Max Boot

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465038662

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 2047


America's "small wars," "imperial wars," or, as the Pentagon now terms them, "low-intensity conflicts," have played an essential but little-appreciated role in its growth as a world power. Beginning with Jefferson's expedition against the Barbary Pirates, Max Boot tells the exciting stories of our sometimes minor but often bloody landings in Samoa, the Philippines, China, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Mexico, Russia, and elsewhere. Along the way he sketches colorful portraits of little-known military heroes such as Stephen Decatur, "Fighting Fred" Funston, and Smedley Butler. From 1800 to the present day, such undeclared wars have made up the vast majority of our military engagements. Yet the military has often resisted preparing itself for small wars, preferring instead to train for big conflicts that seldom come. Boot re-examines the tragedy of Vietnam through a "small war" prism. He concludes with a devastating critique of the Powell Doctrine and a convincing argument that the armed forces must reorient themselves to better handle small-war missions, because such clashes are an inevitable result of America's far-flung imperial responsibilities.

Small Wars Manual, United States Marine Corps, 1940

Index (Classic Reprint)

Author: United States Marine Corps

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781527913073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

View: 4719


Excerpt from Small Wars Manual, United States Marine Corps, 1940: Index The Small Wars Manual, U. S. Marine Corps, 1940, is published 15 chapters, as follows. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Archives of the Insensible

Of War, Photopolitics, and Dead Memory

Author: Allen Feldman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022627733X

Category: Art

Page: 420

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In "Archives of the Insensible" anthropologist Allen Feldman presents a genealogical critique of the sensibilities and insensibilities of contemporary warfare. Feldman subjects the law to a strip search, interrogating diverse trials and revealing the intersecting forms of bodily and psychic subjugation that they display. Throughout, ethnographic specificities are treated philosophically and political philosophy is treated ethnographically through deconstructive description. Among the cases he examines are the interrogation of Ashraf Salim at the Combatant Status Review Tribunal at Guantanamo; the kangaroo court of American soldiers who murdered Gul Mudin, an Afghani noncombatant; Gerhard Richter s forensic paintings of the disputable suicides of a Red Brigade cell in Stammheim prison; Radovan Karadzic s forensic allegations against the corpses attributed to his shelling of a market in Sarajevo; the trial of the police officers who beat Rodney G. King and the latter s judicial lynching by video montage; Jean Luc Godard s film class at Sarajevo where visual facts are indicted for no longer speaking for themselves; and Jacques Derrida standing naked before his cat while awaiting apocalyptic judgment. Through his analysis of these and several other cases, Feldman shows how state power arises "ex nihilo "in the chasm between violent events themselves and the space where political meaning is made. He aims to reverse sovereign logic, the whole task of which is to transform what Foucault called the enigmatic dispersion of human events into certified facts on which state violence is grounded. In contrast, Feldman relies on the disorientation that arises from micrological description as theory in an attempt to retard the hyperaccelerated time of war and media."

The U. S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual

Author: Department of the Army

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626544239


Page: 244

View: 445


This field manual establishes doctrine for military operations in a counterinsurgency (COIN) environment. It is based on lessons learned from previous counterinsurgencies and contemporary operations. It is also based on existing interim doctrine and doctrine recently developed. Counterinsurgency operations generally have been neglected in broader American military doctrine and national security policies since the end of the Vietnam War over 40 years ago. This manual is designed to reverse that trend. It is also designed to merge traditional approaches to COIN with the realities of a new international arena shaped by technological advances, globalization, and the spread of extremist ideologies--some of them claiming the authority of a religious faith. This is a comprehensive manual that details every aspect of a successful COIN operation from intelligence to leadership to diplomacy. It also includes several useful appendices that provide important supplementary material.

The Small Wars of the United States, 1899–2009

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Benjamin R. Beede

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136989900

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 538


The Small Wars of the United States, 1899–2009 is the complete bibliography of works on US military intervention and irregular warfare around the world, as well as efforts to quell insurgencies on behalf of American allies. The text covers conflicts from 1898 to present, with detailed annotations of selected sources. In this second edition, Benjamin R. Beede revises his seminal work, bringing it completely up to date, including entries on the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. An invaluable research tool, The Small Wars of the United States, 1899–2009 is a critical resource for students and scholars studying US military history.

American Spartans

The U.S. Marines: A Combat History from Iwo Jima to Iraq

Author: James A. Warren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416532978

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9736


The first Marine history in a generation shows how the few and the proud have maintained their extraordinary edge, leading America's armed forces and serving as an example for the other branches over the past six decades.

Small Wars Manual

The Official U.S. Marine Corps Field Manual, 1940 Revision

Author: U. S. Marine Corps

Publisher: www.Militarybookshop.CompanyUK

ISBN: 9781907521614

Category: History

Page: 490

View: 3443


Chapters are headed as follows: Introduction; Organization; Logistics; Training; Initial Operations; Infantry Patrols; Mounted Detachments; Convoys and Convoy Escorts; Aviaton; River Operations; Disarmanent of Ppoulations; Armed Native Organizations; Military Government; Supervision of Elections; Withdrawal. Please note this is a high quality reprint from the original, typeset 1940 edition. This is not a poor quality OCR edition with missing or illegible words, or missing illustrations.

The Jedi Path

A Manual for Students of the Force

Author: Daniel Wallace

Publisher: becker&mayer!

ISBN: 1603803076

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4437


Unlock the secrets and share in the knowledge that has educated generations of Jedi—from the history and hierarchy of the Jedi Order to the mastery of the Force and the nuances of lightsaber combat. Handed down from Master to Padawan, each Jedi who has held and studied this copy has annotated the pages—adding his or her personal experiences and lessons they’ve learned. This copy is now passed to you.


A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival

Author: Max Velocity

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781478106692

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

View: 4023


REVISED & EXPANDED SECOND EDITION This manual is the result of a detailed consideration of a societal collapse and the civil shift and aftermath that would impact individuals and families who are intent on survival. The purpose of this manual is to provide information to enhance the security, tactics, and survival skills of law-abiding citizens who are faced with civil disorder, lawlessness, violence, and physical threat in a post-collapse environment. The information in this manual is derived from training and experience gained from service with special operations forces (SOF) and subsequent employment as a security contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is a distillation of tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) adapted to the threat and environment anticipated in this type of scenario, in order to provide the knowledge needed to survive in a world turned upside down. It is no longer just survival of the fittest but survival of those prepared. The manual will take you from self-defense as an individual, team and family, and on to tactics, techniques, procedures and training that can be used by tactical teams that you may need to form in order to survive or to resist tyranny. In a serious post-event scenario, one of total collapse with several months or years before recovery, families, groups and communities may be forced to create such tactical defense forces to protect personnel, loved ones and resources against hostile forces. There is something in this manual for both the tactical newbie and the military veteran. Authors Website: Author's blog:\blog Authors note on choosing Contact or Rapid Fire: Contact and Rapid Fire are not designed as sequels, but are aimed at different audiences. There is an amount of material, the main bulk of the tactical stuff, which is common to both books. It is not intended that you buy both, just one or the other depending on your requirements.