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The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare 1775-2007: Selected Papers From the 2007 Conference of Army Historians (ePub eBook)

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The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare 1775-2007: Selected Papers From the 2007 Conference of Army Historians
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Presents fifteen papers from the 2007 Conference of Army Historians. Examines irregular warfare in a wide and diverse range of circumstances and eras.

Using the theme “The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare, 1775–2007,” the 2007 Conference of Army Historians featured over sixty formal papers exploring the nature of unconventional warfare and its significance throughout history. The event also included several workshops and sessions on administrative issues of common concern across the Army historical community and much informal discussion and networking. From the opening of the conference to the final dinner, where U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff General Richard A. Cody addressed the current operating environment and answered hard questions from the audience about the future, the conference informed participants about differing aspects of the type of warfare confronting the U.S. Army in the Global War on Terrorism today.

The fifteen papers selected for this publication are not only the best of those presented, but they also examine irregular warfare in a wide and diverse range of circumstances and eras. Together, they demonstrate how extremism was intimately connected to this type of warfare and how Americans have, at different times in their history, found themselves acting as insurgents, counterinsurgents, or both. The titles of the papers themselves reflect how often the U.S. Army has engaged in such irregular operations despite a formal focus on conventional warfare. Using imperial British and Italian examples, several presentations also underline how the ease of conquering lands is often no indication of the level of effort required to pacify them and integrate them into a larger whole.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Foreword. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

The U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare, 1775–2007

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Part One—Non-American Counterinsurgency Operations

The Roar of Lions: The Asymmetric Campaigns of Muhammad,

Russell G. Rodgers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Southern (Dis)Comfort: British Phase IV Operations in South Carolina

and Georgia, May–September 1780, Steven J. Rauch. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

When Freedom Wore a Red Coat: How Cornwallis’ 1781 Virginia

Campaign Threatened the Revolution in Virginia,

Gregory J. W. Urwin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Learning the Good and the Bad: Canadian Exposure to British Small

War Doctrine in South Africa, 1900–1901, Chris Madsen. . . . . . . . . 89

Blindness and Contingencies: Italian Failure in Ethiopia (1936–1940),

Richard Carrier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

The Roots of Dutch Counterinsurgency: Balancing and Integrating

Military and Civilian Efforts from Aceh to Uruzgan,

Thijs W. Brocades Zaalberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Part Two—Special Aspects of Irregular Warfare

The History of Military Commissions in the U.S. Army: From the

Mexican-American War to the War on Terrorism,

Frederic L. Borch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

Intimidation, Provocation, Conspiracy, and Intrigue: The Militias of

Kentucky, 1859–1861, John A. Boyd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

The Spoliation of Defenseless Farmers and Villagers: The Long-Term

Effects of John Hunt Morgan’s Raid on an Indiana Community,

Stephen I. Rockenbach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Irregular Engineers: The Use of Indigenous Labor in the Rebuilding of

Critical Infrastructure During the Korean War, 1950–1953,

Eric A. Sibul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171

Part Three—U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations

The Victorio Campaign: Hunting Down an Elusive Enemy,

Kendall D. Gott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183

Without the Need of a Single American Rifleman: James Van Fleet

and His Lessons Learned as Commander of the Joint United States

Military Advisory and Planning Group During the Greek Civil War,

1948–1949, Robert M. Mages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

Chasing a Chameleon: The U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Experience

in Korea, 1945–1952, Mark J. Reardon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Lessons Learned and Relearned: Gun Trucks on Route 19 in Vietnam,

Ted Ballard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

Some Observations on Americans Advising Indigenous Forces,

Robert D. Ramsey III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

Contributors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

Audience

This publication would be informative and useful to historians, members of the military (especially the Army), students studying military history, military tacticians and policymakers, and members of the general public with an interest in the history of the U.S. military and irregular warfare.

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Davis, Richard G.
Year/Pages:
2008: 260 p.
Notes:
NB1328
Key Phrases:
  • Center of Military History Publication 70 111 1
  • Amy History
  • Military History
  • Irregular Warfare
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Counterinsurgency
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Item available Date:
08/11/2008
Last Status Update:
10/11/2017
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