The Resource Lifting the fog of peace : how Americans learned to fight modern war, Janine Davidson

Lifting the fog of peace : how Americans learned to fight modern war, Janine Davidson

Label
Lifting the fog of peace : how Americans learned to fight modern war
Title
Lifting the fog of peace
Title remainder
how Americans learned to fight modern war
Statement of responsibility
Janine Davidson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Counterinsurgency and stability operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are only the most recent examples of the U.S. Armed Forces fighting insurgents, building infrastructure, enforcing laws, and governing cities. For more than two centuries, these assignments have been a regular part of the military's tasks; yet until recently the lessons learned from the experiences have seldom been formally incorporated into doctrine and training. As a result, each generation of soldiers has had to learn on the job. Janine Davidson traces the history of the U.S. military's involvement in these complex and frustrating missions. By comparing the historical record to the current era, Davidson assesses the relative influence of organizational culture and processes, institutional structures, military leadership, and political factors on the U.S. military's capacity to learn and to adapt. Pointing to the case of Iraq, she shows that commanders serving today have benefited at the tactical level from institutional changes following the Vietnam War and from the lessons of the 1990s. Davidson concludes by addressing the question of whether or not such military learning, in the absence of enhanced capabilities and capacity in other U.S. government agencies, will be sufficient to meet the complex challenges of the 21st century. --From publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
355/.033573
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.D2753 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Lifting the fog of peace : how Americans learned to fight modern war, Janine Davidson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the front lines with America's nation builders -- Military learning and competing theories of change -- Two centuries of small wars and nation building -- Vietnam to Iraq : debating the "new world order" -- Learning to learn : the training revolution in the post-Vietnam military -- Doctrine and education for the new force -- Learning to surge in Iraq -- Learning theory and military change in the 21st century
Control code
ocn681756196
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472022984
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djcn33
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35155206
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)681756196
  • pebcs0472022989

Library Locations

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