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Camp Colt to Desert Storm : The History of U.S. Armored Forces

Camp Colt to Desert Storm : The History of U.S. Armored Forces - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813121307

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ISBN13: 978-0813121307
ISBN10: 0813121302
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Published: 1999
International: No

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Camp Colt to Desert Storm : The History of U.S. Armored Forces - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0813121307

George F. Hofman and Donn A. Eds. Starry

ISBN13: 978-0813121307
ISBN10: 0813121302
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

The tank revolutionized the battlefield in World War II. In the years since, additional technological developments--including nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, computer assisted firing, and satellite navigation--have continued to transform the face of combat. The only complete history of U.S. armed forces from the advent of the tank in battle during World War I to the campaign to drive Iraq out of Kuwait in 1991, Camp Colt to Desert Storm traces the development of doctrine for operations at the tactical and operational levels of war and translates this fighting doctrine into the development of equipment.

"The richest available store of information and interpretation on the history of American armored warfare both in theory and practice." ~Russell F. Weigley, Temple University

"An extensive yet quite readable study of the development and use of the tank by the American military. . . . Here we find not just military history but an expert study of how a weapon of war, the tank, has interacted with political and other forces and evolved into its present form. . . . All chapters combine into a cohesive and educational study." ~Library Journal

Author Bio

Hofmann, George F. : University of Cincinnati

George F. Hofmann, associate professor of history at the University of Cincinnati, served in the U.S. Army (Armor).


Starry, Donn A. :


Donn A. Starry is the principal architect of AirLand Battle doctrine, which was used so successfully in the Gulf War.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by George F. Hofmann and Donn A. Starry

World War I: The Birth of American Armor by Dale E. Wilson

Organizational Milestones in the Development of American Armor, 1920-40 by Timothy K. Nenninger

The Marine Corps's First Experience with an Amphibious Tank by George F. Hofmann

Army Doctrine and the Christie Tank: Failing to Exploit the Operational Level of War by George F. Hofmann

World War II Armor Operations in Europe by Christopher R. Gabel

Marine Corps Armor Operations in World War II by Joseph H. Alexander

Post-World War II and Korea: Paying for Unpreparedness by Philip L. Bolté

The Marine Corps's Struggle with Armor Doctrine during the Cold War (1945-70) by Kenneth W. Estes

The Patton Tanks: The Cold War Learning Series by Oscar C. Decker

Adaptation and Impact: Mounted Combat in Vietnam by Lewis Sorley

AirLand Battle by Richard M. Swain

"Lethal beyond all expectations": The Bradley Fighting Vehicle by Diane L. Urbina

The Abrams Tank System by Robert J. Sunell

The Approach of Mounted Warfare in the Marine Corps (1970-95) by Kenneth W. Estes

The Hundred-Hour Thunderbolt: Armor in the Gulf War by Stephen A. Bourque

Reflections by Donn A. Starry

Bibliography


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