aAn informative and thought-provoking history of recent infantry operations with reasoned glimpses of its possible future.a aDR. SHAWN WHETSTONE Military Heritage aThis is [Colonel Bolgeras] most significant work to date, important both for students of the contemporary U.S. Army and for general readersa even those normally uninterested in military affairs. Bolger documents the infantryas change over the past sixty years from a mass force of citizen soldiers to a small body of elite professionals. He presents each currently existing type of infantryaparatroopers, air assault, mechanized, light, rangers, and marines. . . . In each case study, Bolger emphasizes the quality and preparation, making it quite clear that will without skill and motivation without competence are certain routes to disaster. . . . While praising todayas infantry as the best the country has ever fielded, Bolger raises the prospect that the U.S. military, by emphasizing technology and economy, will leave the country with an elite infantry too small to sustain heavy losses and too specialized to be quickly replaced.a aPublishers Weekly DEATH GROUND Todayas American Infantry in Battle From the Paperback edition.Screaming Eagles (London. U.K.: The Hamlyn Publishing Grorip. ... Air Assault Division and Brigade Operations Manual (Fort Campbell. Ky.: HQ. l0lst Airbome Division ... 101st Airborne Division [Air Assault]. l July 1993). 7, 42. For more on theanbsp;...
|Author||:||Daniel P. Bolger|
|Publisher||:||Presidio Press - 2007-12-18|