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On Point

The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom

By Gregory Fontenot,E.J. Degen,David Tohn

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| Hardcover | 9781591142799

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Foreword by Gen. Tommy R. Franks, USA (Ret.)

This hard-hitting, authoritative account of U.S. Army operations during the Second Gulf War draws on official records and work carried out by the Army's Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group. The authors Continue

Foreword by Gen. Tommy R. Franks, USA (Ret.)

This hard-hitting, authoritative account of U.S. Army operations during the Second Gulf War draws on official records and work carried out by the Army's Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group. The authors cover everything from logistical operations to gunfights at platoon level to help readers understand the complexity, scale, and rigors of the war and what it was like for the solders in the field. As Gen. Tommy Franks says in the foreword, the book is far more than a standard campaign history. It not only puts the Army's story in the context of joint operations in Iraq but also analyzes the operation in admirable detail. Using hundreds of interviews of the troops and scores of detailed maps and illustrations, it provides a user-friendly guide to the Army's first major campaign in more than a decade and ten-years worth of investments in digitalization and interservice operability.

The first part of the book reviews the evolution of the Army since the First Gulf War and establishes the context in which preparation for the second occurred. A narrative of combat operations through 1 May 2003 follows with a focus at the tactical level but set in the context of theater-level operations. The book concludes with suggestions of early implications for the Army and joint forces as they shape future force structure and training. This book is published in cooperation with the Association of the United States Army.

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    Specialistico ma imprescindibile

    L'operazione Iraqi Freedom 2003 che portò gli USA ad invadere l' Irak e a conquistare Baghdad si concretizzò in due direttrici di avanzata: la prima, a nord del Tigri, di competenza dei Marines, l'altra di competenza dell' Esercito. Questo lib ...(continue)

    L'operazione Iraqi Freedom 2003 che portò gli USA ad invadere l' Irak e a conquistare Baghdad si concretizzò in due direttrici di avanzata: la prima, a nord del Tigri, di competenza dei Marines, l'altra di competenza dell' Esercito. Questo libro parla delle operazioni dell' US Army, in particolare della 3^ Divisione di fanteria meccanizzata, della 101^ fanteria aerotrasportata e della 82^ paracadutisti. Non manca nulla: descrizione puntuale delle operazioni, interviste ai protagonisti, mappe, fotografie e ordine di battaglia completo.
    Una lettura specialistica ma imprescindibile per avere un quadro completo dell'ultima grande battaglia terrestre.

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Book Details

  • Rating:
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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 539 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 1591142792
  • ISBN-13: 9781591142799
  • Publisher: US Naval Institute Press
  • Publish date: 2005-05-01
  • Dimensions: 258 mm x 1,160 mm x 1,676 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback
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