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Combat Studies Institute (U.S.)

Works: 328 works in 617 publications in 1 language and 50,250 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Case studies  Bibliography  Oral histories 
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Most widely held works by Combat Studies Institute (U.S.)
The US Army in Operation AL FAJR : an oral history( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eyewitness to war" interviews span a wide spectrum of participants, from commanders and senior non-commissioned officers at all levels to the first-hand accounts of combat and combat service support personnel on the battlefield
Nomonhan : Japanese-Soviet tactical combat, 1939 by Edward J Drea( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before World War II, the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) developed an offensive tactical doctrine designed to allow its infantry forces to fight successfully against a superior foe, the Soviet Union. A battle test of that doctrine's effectiveness occurred from June through August 1939 along the Outer Mongolian-Manchurian border, This essay follows the daily combat operations of the lJA's 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, for a two-month period. During that time, the 2/28th Infantry was in constant contact with Soviet combined arms forces. In July the battalion participated in offensive operations against Soviet units commanded by General Georgi K. Zhukov. When Japanese tactical doctrine failed against a Soviet combined arms force, the Japanese went on the defensive. Japanese officers, however, regarded defensive doctrine as transitional in nature and adopted it only to gain time to prepare for a counterattack. Defensive doctrine dictated that terrain be held until the resumption of offensive operations that would destroy the enemy
August storm : the Soviet 1945 strategic offensive in Manchuria by David M Glantz( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after midnight on 9 August 1945, assault parties of Soviet troops crossed the Soviet-Manchurian border and attacked Japanese positions in Manchuria. Thus began one of the most significant campaigns of World War II. Because of the combination of Soviet victories in the west and Japanese defeats in the Pacific, the potential for Japanese attack on the Soviet Far East diminished. Conversely, as allied victory over Germany approached in 1945, Allied leaders continued to press Stalin to commit his forces against Japan in order to complete the destruction of the Axis combination. Concentrating on Soviet ground operations in Manchuria proper, this study provides general information on the strategic context of the campaign, a detailed account of the operational techniques of armies, corps, and divisions, and the tactical employment of regiments, brigades, and lower echelon units. It also includes information concerning initial planning for the operation, redeployment of forces, high level organization for combat, and the essentials of front planning. It analyzes Soviet force structure and the published tactical doctrine governing the use of those forces in 1945, highlighting the tactical innovations and demonstrating the adjustments in force structure that contributed to Soviet victory
Victory starts here : a 35-year history of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command by Benjamin King( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a survey of what the TRADOC command has accomplished over three and a half decades with its service to the Army and to the nation
Defending the Driniumor : covering force operations in New Guinea, 1944 by Edward J Drea( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planning and maneuvering that brought Japanese and American forces to the Driniumor River serve as the focus for the first part of this study. As the battle raged, however, the respective commanders had to depend on the collective skills of their individual soldiers and hope that their operational deployments, training, and tactical doctrine would bring them victory. The tactical struggle, or second phase, then, was as removed from the strategic and operational phase as the experience of the officers and men on the front line was from the abstract map symbols that represented their units at higher headquarters. This paper seeks to integrate American and Japanese strategic, operational, tactical, and human dimensions into a narrative form. The focus is on the 112th Cavalry Regiment because that unit played a significant role in defeating a numerically superior Japanese force that tried to outflank an American covering force. Ultra adds the intelligence dimension to American decision making
The brigade : a history : its organization and employment in the US Army by John J McGrath( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides an organizational history of the maneuver brigade and case studies of its employment throughout the various wars. Apart from the text, the appendices at the end of the work provide a ready reference to all brigade organizations used in the Army since 1917 and the history of the brigade colors
Press on! : selected works of General Donn A. Starry by Donn A Starry( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of speeches, articles, and letters on varied professional topics of General Donn A. Starry
Seek, strike, and destroy : U.S. Army tank destroyer doctrine in World War II by Christopher R Gabel( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the seventy years that have passed since the tank first appeared, antitank combat has presented one of the greatest challenges in land warfare. Dramatic improvements in tank technology and doctrine over the years have precipitated equally innovative developments in the antitank field. One cycle in this ongoing arms race occurred during the early years of World War II when the U.S. Army sought desperately to find an antidote to the vaunted German blitzkrieg. This Leavenworth Paper analyzes the origins of the tank destroyer concept, evaluates the doctrine and equipment with which tank destroyer units fought, and assesses the effectiveness of the tank destroyer in battle
"Not war but like war" : the American intervention in Lebanon by Roger J Spiller( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study began in August 1979 as a series of notes for a lecture on the employment of contingency forces at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The lecture was intended to serve as a historical introduction to the subject, using the 1958 American intervention in Lebanon as a case in point. It was thought that by analyzing the Lebanon intervention one could demonstrate several important lessons: how political and diplomatic objectives directly affect the character of modern military operations; how an operational military plan is conceived and what evolutions it endures before it is executed; how such plans, though they appear to anticipate every operational problem, are usually unequal to the realities of operational practice; and, finally, how valuable a quality mental agility can be when put to use by a military commander and his subordinates. Interestingly, most of the literature dealt with the Marines if of it took notice of military operations at all
Gathering at the Golden Gate : mobilizing for war in the Philippines, 1898 by Stephen D Coats( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To compel with armed force : a staff ride handbook for the Battle of Tippecanoe by Harry D Tunnell( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanat : combat action in Afghanistan, 2008( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 13 July 2008, nine American soldiers perished while fighting a pitched battle in the village of Wanat in Afghanistan's Waygal Valley. On that day, the men of Company C, 2d Battalion, 503d Parachute Infantry Regiment, endured four hours of intense close quarters combat and mounting casualties. The contingent of 49 United States and 24 Afghan National Army Soldiers valiantly defended their small outpost against a coordinated attack by a determined insurgent force armed with rocket propelled grenades and automatic weapons. Despite the initial advantage of tactical surprise and numerical superiority, it was the insurgents who ultimately broke contact and withdrew from Combat Outpost Kahler. Army historians recognized the need to better understand the Battle of Wanat and ensure those who followed learned from the experiences of the courageous Soldiers who defended their outpost with such tenacity. As initial reports from the battle were received, the Combat Studies Institute at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas began to prepare a historical analysis of the circumstances of the Battle of Wanat, launching an exhaustive research effort that produced a comprehensive and compelling example of contemporary history. This study offers an objective narrative of the events surrounding the Battle of Wanat. It does not seek to draw final conclusions or to second guess decisions made before or during the heat of battle. Rather, it is an implement of learning, allowing the reader to see the events of that day through the eyes of the leaders and Soldiers of Task Force Rock. It is meant to provide context to the chaos and complexity of modern conflict, and to help the reader better understand and appreciate the nature of operations in an era of persistent conflict. Finally, this study serves to honor and preserve the memories of the nine brave men who gave their lives at Combat Outpost Kahler
Fighting the Russians in winter : three case studies by Allen F Chew( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper contains three case studies about winter warfare drawn from twentieth century experience. It provides several valuable perspectives about this well known, but sometimes little understood subject. Our attention is directed to the distinctive aspects of warfare in subarctic climes, the characteristics of this harsh environment and the climatic impact upon a broad range of military operations. These case studies also provide examples of how several armies adapted-or failed to adapt-to the demands of winter warfare. Finally, they demonstrate that even military forces indigenous to subarctic regions, with experienced soldiers, can have difficulty in conducting winter operations
August storm : Soviet tactical and operational combat in Manchuria, 1945 by David M Glantz( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this companion piece to Leavenworth Paper No. 7, "August Storm: The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945," the author focuses on the operational and tactical levels of the Manchurian campaign, highlighting the techniques that brought victory to Soviet combined arms during the last days of World War II. In eight case studies, it examines various kinds of military operations, from tank armies crossing mountains and desert to joint ground and riverine actions conducted over diverse terrain, from heavily wooded mountains to swampy lowlands
Victory starts here : a short 40-year history of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command by Benjamin King( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] is a short history of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) as it is completing four decades of organizational existence"--Page iv
Merrill's Marauders : combined operations in northern Burma in 1944 by Gary J Bjorge( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet night operations in World War II by Claude R Sasso( )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the extensive experiences of the Soviet Army as it struggled to master the night. Driven by necessity to operate in the relative safety of darkness, the Soviet Army in World War II learned to capitalize on night operations and to exploit that capability in its quest for victory over the German Army, The Soviets have not forgotten that experience, and since the war, they have emphasized the advantages of night combat. As they train for night operations, they closely study the experiences of World War II in the belief that certain basic techniques and conditions of battle transcend time and the vagaries of technological change
A brief history of Fort Leavenworth, 1827-1983( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of ten essays that narrate the history of the fort and illuminates the important contributions made to this country by its peoples, events, and institutions. Each essay was written by a member of the Combat Studies Institute, the history department of the Command and General Staff College
The evolution of US Army tactical doctrine, 1946-76 by Robert A Doughty( )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper focuses on the formulation of doctrine since World War II. In no comparable period in history have the dimensions of the battlefield been so altered by rapid technological changes. The need for the tactical doctrines of the Army to remain correspondingly abreast of these changes is thus more pressing than ever before. Future conflicts are not likely to develop in the leisurely fashions of the past where tactical doctrines could be refined on the battlefield itself. It is, therefore, imperative that we apprehend future problems with as much accuracy as possible. One means of doing so is to pay particular attention to the business of how the Army's doctrine has developed historically, with a view to improving methods of future development
The Operational level of war by Elizabeth R Snoke( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combat Studies Institute developed this historical bibliography in response to a growing interest by the Army in the operational level of war -- the planning, conducting, and sustaining of larger units to obtain strategic goals within a theater. The line between the tactical and operational levels of war is blurred at the corps and division levels. Therefore, some of the works included here may seem to deal more directly with tactical considerations than operational concerns. The history of the operational level of war as a distinct subject for study can be traced as far into the past as the Grand Tactics of the Napoleonic era. English, French, Russian and German histories has been included. Some references are annotated
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The US Army in Operation AL FAJR : an oral history
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