Joint Military Operations

Joint Military Operations

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This short history is the first to offer a broad and selective survey of the phenomenon known as qjointnessq--the combined operations of land and naval forces until the twentieth century and especially of land, sea, and air forces since World War II. Touching on the operational, doctrinal, and political dimensions, the survey ranges from the ancient Mediterranean to recent times while focusing on European and American experiences from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, including Desert Storm. Wide-ranging cases illustrate trends and patterns of qjointnessq and define the central problem of friction. The selective bibliography provides a wide array of sources. Maps and appendices further enrich this important history.The report noted that while the Royal Marines were not colonial infantry like U.S. and French marine units, that was expected to ... The same cycle of weak institutional memory and continuity of practice seen in U.S. exercises was visible in the British 1931 and 1938 manuals. ... The tactical and technical problems a€” special loading methods, beachmaster duties and the need for headquarters ships, andanbsp;...

Title:Joint Military Operations
Author:Roger A. Beaumont
Publisher:Praeger Pub Text - 1993-01-01


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