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Doctrinal Adaptation in Iraq and Afghanistan

David Barno and Nora Bensahel

in Adaptation under Fire: How Militaries Change in Wartime

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190672058
eISBN:
9780190937348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672058.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the role of doctrinal adaptability during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The US Army’s conventional doctrine of AirLand Battle developed after the Vietnam War rejected ... More


The U.S. Armed Forces’ View of War

Brian McAllister Linn

in The Modern American Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Many military analysts now argue that the challenges of Iraq and Afghanistan have prompted a paradigm shift within the U.S. armed forces. They believe that technocentric formulaic concepts of ... More


Implications of Mission Revolution

Jennifer Morrison Taw

in Mission Revolution: The U.S. Military and Stability Operations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153256
eISBN:
9780231526821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153256.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores some of the implications of the military's adoption of stability operations or militarization. Militarization can be divided into two kinds, namely, peacetime extension and ... More


Interlude II: Fighting “Small” Wars

Wayne E. Lee, David L. Preston, David Silbey, and Anthony E. Carlson

in The Other Face of Battle: America's Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190920647
eISBN:
9780197580981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190920647.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

Outlines the changes in military technology and army composition in the United States between the end of the the Spanish American War in 1898 and the end of the Cold War. Examines continued ... More


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