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Cunning in War

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wartime application of the intuitive intelligence mode in new domains, including policing, colonial administration, and military tactics. The intelligence strategy morphed ... More


Tactical Expertise and the U.S. Army before the War with Mexico

Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

in West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832783
eISBN:
9781469605081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898567_hsieh.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the military effectiveness of the U.S. Army before the Mexican War. The army's infantry had no standard tactical manual at the outbreak of the War of 1812, and the cavalry and ... More


The Desert War, 1940–1942

David French

in Raising Churchill’s Army: The British Army and the War against Germany 1919-1945

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199246304
eISBN:
9780191697562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246304.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the desert war experience of the British Army during the period from 1940 to 1942. The British were defeated three times by the Germans and the Axis forces in operations ... More


Introduction

Michael A. Bonura

in Under the Shadow of Napoleon: French Influence on the American Way of Warfare from Independence to the Eve of World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814709429
eISBN:
9780814723173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814709429.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This introductory chapter emphasizes the role of French military tactics in the American army, and conceptualizes a system of war that had its origins in Enlightenment thought. After the War of 1812, ... More


Defeat and Victory

Hans L. Trefousse

in First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224685
eISBN:
9780823234936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224685.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details events in the Unites States in 1863, under the administration of Abraham Lincoln. This is the time when Lincoln's term was about to end and many people, especially in the House ... More


First Contact, March–May 1864

Brian Holden Reid

in The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195392739
eISBN:
9780190079161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195392739.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details how the year 1864 allowed William T. Sherman to operate for the first time not as a subordinate commander but as director of a series of armies in the field. His contribution to ... More


The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Peter S. Carmichael

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469643090
eISBN:
9781469643113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643090.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did Civil War soldiers endure the brutal and unpredictable existence of army life? This question is at the heart of Peter S. Carmichael’s sweeping study of men at war. Digging deeply into soldier ... More


Conclusion: theoretical approaches and a path from the Crimea to stability

James W. Peterson

in Russian-American Relations in the Post-Cold War World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105783
eISBN:
9781526128553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105783.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In terms of the ten theoretical approaches presented in Chapter One, the balance of power model carried the most explanatory force in tracing the evolution of the Russian-American relationship. The ... More


Conclusion: Weighed in the Balance and Not Found Wanting

Brian Holden Reid

in The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195392739
eISBN:
9780190079161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195392739.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter explores William T. Sherman’s significant legacy of achievement. Several of his achievements are not controversial; two of them are indisputable. First, Sherman ranks ... More


Life as a Soldier

Saw Ralph, Naw Sheera, and Stephanie Olinga-Shannon

in Fifty Years in the Karen Revolution in Burma: The Soldier and the Teacher

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746949
eISBN:
9781501746956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746949.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter details Saw Ralph's life as a soldier rising through the ranks of the Karen army. It discusses training and logistics as well as Saw Ralph's journey to becoming a lieutenant colonel. The ... More


Managing Innovation Dilemmas

Yakov Ben-Haim

in The Dilemmas of Wonderland: Decisions in the Age of Innovation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198822233
eISBN:
9780191861246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822233.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

Innovation dilemmas pervade many personal and professional decisions. This chapter explores a method for responsibly handling those dilemmas. The approach is based on two fundamental ... More


The Phocian Chalk Raid of the Thessalian Camp Circa 490

David A. Blome

in Greek Warfare beyond the Polis: Defense, Strategy, and the Making of Ancient Federal States

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747526
eISBN:
9781501747625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747526.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the Phocian Chalk Raid of the Thessalian camp circa 490, the most illustrative example of the Phocians' collective capabilities during the late Archaic and early classical ... More


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