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Ground truth : the future of U.S. land power

Author: Thomas Donnelly; Frederick W Kagan
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : AEI Press ; Blue Ridge Summit, PA : Distributed to the trade by National Book Network, ©2008.
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A call for the build up of U.S. land forces to 1 million active troops with a plan for how to get it done.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Donnelly; Frederick W Kagan
ISBN: 9780844742625 0844742627
OCLC Number: 213765941
Description: viii, 164 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The mission. How we got here. The military's missions. Priorities. Enemies. Threats: Iran, China. Challenges. Requirements --
What kind of war? The nature of conflict and attempts to predict the nature of future war. The posture of the U.S. military today. The need for a full-spectrum force. The internationalist chimera. The nature of the war on terror. The restoration of military capability --
Case studies : new battlefields. The invasion of Iraq : speed kills. Tal Afar : conventional forces in irregular war. Israel in Lebanon : serial surprise. Lost and won : the fight for Anbar. Building partners : the Abu Sayyaf campaign --
What kind of force? Force presence and the institutional base. Information gathering and processing. Firepower. Leader training. Partnership. Expansibility --
Costs : time, people, money. A ten-year commitment. Sizing the force. Structuring the force. Equipping the force. Paying for the force --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Thomas Donnelly and Frederick W. Kagan.
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