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  Military History Online - Military History Book Store
Using official evaluations and reports, alongside technical and tactical developments, plus the recollections of Spitfire pilots, the book provides an unparalleled insight into the combat career of this legendary plane.
Description: While it is in the eastern United States where most Americans identify our military history, the vast, resource-rich Pacific Northwest, stretching from Northern California through British Columbia, endured a series of battles and wars over the course of the nineteenth century that were of regional and national importance.
In the months that followed, the fifteen-mile-long territory erupted into the epicenter of the Great War, marking a pivotal moment in both the war and military history as tanks first appeared on the battlefield and air war emerged as a devastating and decisive factor in battle.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /bookstore   (934 words)

  Military tactics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Military tactics is the collective name for methods of engaging and defeating an enemy in battle.
Tactics may be contrasted with military strategy, which is concerned with the overall means and plan for achieving a long-term outcome.
Common military tactics include frontal assaults, attempts to flank the enemy, keeping troops in reserve and the use of ambushes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_tactics   (278 words)

 International Relations:Military Strategy - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Military strategy deals with the planning and conduct of campaigns, the movement and disposition of forces, and the deception of the enemy.
Tactics that were once the province of a company of cavalry would be applied to a panzer army.
The exhausted German military was defeated during the battle of Amiens (8-11 August 1918) and the German homefront entered general revolt over a lack of food and destruction of the economy.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/International_Relations:Military_Strategy   (3466 words)

 Military tactic: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Military tactics is the collective name for methods of engaging and defeating an enemy (enemy: An armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)) in battle (battle: A hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war).
Up until the 19th century, many of the military tactics was confined to battlefield (battlefield: A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought) tactics, concerned with maneuvering units in battle in open terrain.
Common military tactics include frontal assault (frontal assault: the military tactic of frontal assault is a direct, hostile movement of forces towards...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/military_tactic   (415 words)

 Tactics - Military History Wiki
Up until the 19th century, many of the military tactics was confined to battlefield tactics, concerned with maneuvering units in battle in open terrain.
In current military thought, tactics is the operational application of forces to a situation.
Specialized tactics exist for many situations, from situations as small as securing a room to large-scale operations such as establishing air superiority in aircraft carrier battles.
www.militaryhistorywiki.org /index.php?title=Tactics   (232 words)

 Military technology and equipment -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The classification of weapons of war is one of the research issues of military science.
Military vehicles are land combat or transportation vehicles, excluding rail-based, which are designed for or in significant use by military forces.
Military doctrine is a level of military planning between national strategy and unit-level tactics, techniques, and procedures.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Military_technology_and_equipment   (463 words)

 TheReligionofPeace - About the List of Islamic Terror Attacks
Unprovoked sniper, drive-by or roadside bombing attacks on military personnel serving normal police duties are sometimes included depending on the circumstances.
Unfortunately, this list of Muslim terrorist attacks barely scratches the surface of atrocities committed in the name of Islam that occur world-wide each day.
In a fit of self-congratulation, the critic then holds their straw man up against our list of attacks - which are bound to a particular timeframe and constrained by the rules of non-warfare and overt religious motivation - failing to realize the extent to which they have mitigated their own argument.
www.thereligionofpeace.com /Pages/TheList.htm   (590 words)

 Swarm War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Military think tanks are taking a closer look at a military strategy that takes its cue from bees.
The U.S. military is now feeling the pressure to explore this tactic further to participate effectively in the War on Terrorism.
Variations of the tactic, to move on an enemy in small, dispersed units simultaneously, have been used in battles ranging from the Roman Punic Wars in ancient times, to Mongols, to Zulu tribes, to the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
www.acfnewsource.org /cgi-bin/printer.cgi?503   (757 words)

 FM 34-52 Appendix H
For this reason, it is frequently used at the tactical echelons where time is limited.
Sources with something to hide, such as the commission of a war crime, or having surrendered while still having ammunition in his weapon, or breaking his military oath are particularly easy to break with this technique.
The interrogator confronts the source with the dossiers at the beginning of the interrogation and explains to,him that intelligence has provided a complete record of every significant happening in the source's life; therefore, it would be useless to resist interrogation.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/library/policy/army/fm/fm34-52/app-h.htm   (4411 words)

 Irregular military -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
An irregular military organization is a military organization which is not part of the regular army organization of a party to a military conflict.
Without standard military unit organization, various more general names are used; such organizations may also be called a "troop", "group", "unit", "column", "band", or "force".
Although they are part of a regular army, Special forces are trained in and implement irregular military tactics.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Irregular_military   (1272 words)

While the specific weapons have varied, the common factor is that these soldiers have relied on their own two feet for transportation to the battlefield (especially in the pre-industrial era) and tactical movement.
While the tactics of employment in battle have changed, the basic missions of the infantry have not.
See List of Regiments of Foot for the numbered British Army infantry regiments of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
taggertt.clubblogs.com /Infantry   (2700 words)

 Ambush: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
An ambush is a long established military tactic (military tactic: more facts about this subject) in which an ambushing force uses concealment to attack an enemy that passes its position.
Ambushers strike from concealed positions such as among dense underbrush (underbrush: The brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest) or behind hill (hill: A local and well-defined elevation of the land) tops.
The tactic (tactic: A plan for attaining a particular goal) is generally used to gather intelligence or to establish control over an area.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/ambush   (666 words)

 Online NewsHour: Military Recruiting in High Schools -- December 13, 2004
Defense Donald Rumsfeld discusses the 9/11 commission's recommend-ations, the ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the proposed realignment of U.S. troops.
Schools receiving federal funds must give the military the same access that college and career counselors have or risk losing their federal money.
They're trying to bring military presence on to the campus and kind of glorify and make people feel like they can be heroes for being involved in something that is inherently violent.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/military/july-dec04/recruit_12-13.html   (1602 words)

 Iraq War
Student protests against the presence of military recruiters on campus are on the rise.
Bereaved military families, also angered at Pentagon exploitation of their loved ones, are joining the critical chorus.
Military recruiters are targeting the nation's high schools and junior highs, seeking an early harvest of soldiers-to-be.
www.thenation.com /directory/iraq_war   (3823 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Newsnight | New Florida vote scandal feared   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When asked by Newsnight for an explanation of the list, Republican spokespersons claim the list merely records returned mail from either fundraising solicitations or returned letters sent to newly registered voters to verify their addresses for purposes of mailing campaign literature.
Republican state campaign spokeswoman Mindy Tucker Fletcher stated the list was not put together "in order to create" a challenge list, but refused to say it would not be used in that manner.
In Jacksonville, to determine if Republicans were using the lists or other means of intimidating voters, we filmed a private detective filming every "early voter" - the majority of whom are fl - from behind a vehicle with fled-out windows.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/newsnight/3956129.stm   (587 words)

The Marine infantry and intelligence specialist argues in the book that the U.S. military has adapted poorly to “fourth-generation warfare,” in which guerillas and terrorists employ low-technology tactics to exploit American vulnerabilities.
Hammes is a senior military fellow at National Defense University in Washington.
Another military expert, speaking on condition of anonymity, agrees books may be helpful but are no substitute for good training, judgment and fortitude.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/report/2004/reading-list.htm   (2590 words)

 Military Manuals of the Civil War. Shamrock Hill Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Tactics of the Napoleonic Battery, Battalion, and Brigade as found in Contemporary Regulations.
The system of warfare between 1792 and 1815 was unique in many respects, was greatly influenced by napoleon's innovations, and formed the basis for the evolution of warfare in the year to come.
It details Napoleonic campaigns and general problems posed in certain military situations and was referred to by commanders on both sides of the Civil War conflict.
members.aol.com /historybks/manuals.htm   (888 words)

 IDF Perfecting MOUT Tactics, Techniques [Brian's Military Ping List]
Israel Defense Forces have been working to perfect their urban warfare tactics, in an effort to eliminate militant cells in the disputed zones of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The goal is to gradually shift from a defensive to an offensive posture, said Col. Boaz Cohen, a military envoy to the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. On the offensive, the Isreali military hunts down potential suicide bombers and their handlers before they launch their operations, said Cohen.
Israelis are known for their swarming tactic, or “planned unpredictability,” according to Yagil Henkin, a military historian.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-chat/1187211/posts   (685 words)

 [A-List] Civilian-military split   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It would be a "terrible mistake" to predict how a war would unfold, he = said, stressing that full account was being taken of the risk that President Saddam would unleash chemical or biological weapons against invaders.
This would rely on tactical surprise with a short, very fierce bombing campaign and commando strikes on suspected weapons of = mass destruction and missile sites.
The renewed argument over tactics has coincided with the first solid evidence of war preparations by the Iraqi regime and reported claims by = US intelligence officials that President Saddam intends a "scorched earth" strategy in the face of an invasion.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2002-December/022501.html   (1015 words)

 Amazon.com: The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783: Books: A. T. Mahan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges.
Finally, as he hints of the supreme commercial and military importance of the proposed (Panama) canal, against the declining state of the American navy and the paltry condition of its merchant fleet, he urges that America's prosperity if not survival depends on the powerful revival of its sea power.
Historians, military strategists, and architects of America's foreign, economic and national security policies should read this important work to gain insights on the necessity of protecting vital and vulnerable sea lines of communications worldwide.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0486255093?v=glance   (1513 words)

 79 off list of military recruits (12/15/05)
BURLINGTON — At least 79 Burlington High School students — 29 seniors and 50 juniors, the numbers that can be released by law — have chosen to opt out of the list of names forwarded to the U.S. military for possible recruitment, according to BHS Principal Linda Hayes.
Some sophomores and freshmen have also opted out, Hayes said, but information on students of those ages is not allowed to be made public.
Parents of any high school student, or students over 18 doing it by themselves, can opt out of the list by submitting a written request to keep the information private.
www.woburnonline.com /frontpage/december05/121505-3.html   (330 words)

 [A-List] US military: friendly fire concerns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The catch is that it costs more than £35,000 to equip a single tank or truck.
It's doubtful if there will ever be a completely foolproof system." In central Iraq yesterday, American soldier was shot dead while on patrol near the town of Balad, 55 miles north of Baghdad, the capital.
Meanwhile, the US military said four American soldiers and five civilians were blindfolded and interrogated by Iranian authorities after being taken off boats in the waters between Iran and Iraq on Sunday.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2003-June/026309.html   (506 words)

 AOSHS - Famous People
The military and overseas brats of this country, have made and continue to make contributions to business, literature, education, entertainment, medicine and the security of this country.
Aguilera was raised outside Pittsburgh, the daughter of a military father and a violinist/pianist mother.
From September 1992 to February 1995 he was assigned as an instructor pilot and tactics officer in the 380 Air Refueling Wing, Plattsburgh AFB New York.
aoshs.wichita.edu /famous.html   (2790 words)

 Military Magazines and News Sites
In-depth articles on military establishments, doctrines, operational and tactical practices of selected foreign armed forces.
Publication focusing on concepts, doctrine and warfighting at the tactical and operational levels of war.
Covers current military technology trends, conflicts in all arenas of the world, military policy and intelligence.
www.world-newspapers.com /military.html   (455 words)

 Swift Boat Veterans for Truth - SourceWatch
The passage of time would make reconstruction of the facts and circumstances unreliable, and would not allow the information gathered to be considered in the context of the time in which the events took place.
The Washington Post reported (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13267-2004Aug18.html) August 19, 2004, that the military records of Larry Thurlow, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, contain several references to "enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire" directed at "all units" of the five-boat flotilla.
However, an examination of the full list of Jerome Corsi's Free Republic postings (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/user-posts?name=jrlc) reveals that Corsi has made hundreds of them, many of which are racist.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Swift_Boat_Veterans_for_Truth   (3559 words)

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