The Rucksack War: U.S. Army Operational Logistics in Grenada, 1983 (Hardcover)

The Rucksack War: U.S. Army Operational Logistics in Grenada, 1983 (Hardcover)
Title:
The Rucksack War: U.S. Army Operational Logistics in Grenada, 1983 (Paperback)
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Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00524-7
ISBN:
9780160841835
Description

Edgar F. Raines Jr.'s The Rucksack War: U.S. Army Operational Logistics in Grenada, 1983, the second volume in the U.S. Army Center of Military History's Contingency Operations Series, provides an account of how Army logistics affected ground operations during the Grenada intervention and, in turn, how combat influenced logistical performance. Noteworthy is the book's emphasis on the role of individuals and of the decisions they made based on the necessarily incomplete and sometimes misleading information available at the time. The narrative ranges through all levels of war-from the meetings of the National Security Council, where the president grappled with the question of whether to intervene in the wake of a bloody coup, to the jungles of Grenada, where a sergeant in combat coped successfully with a Cuban ambush despite a lack of hand grenades. Raines is careful to place Army logistical planning and operations in a joint context as well as grounding them in the Army's post-Vietnam reform of logistical organization and doctrine. In addition to furnishing a fascinating account of a complex operation, The Rucksack War identifies many issues that may well influence the conduct of U.S. forces in future short-notice contingency operations.

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Audience

This book offers instructive parallels and observations for today's Army leaders, commanders, and logisticians.

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Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$31.00
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$43.40
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Raines, Edgar F.
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military History Publication 55 2 1
  • Grenada
  • Army History
  • Military History
Weight:
3.5625
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Cover:
Paper
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1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
10/01/2009
Last Status Update:
11/22/2019
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