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The Air Force Way of WarU.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Brian D. Laslie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This work traces the creation and evolution of air combat training exercises within the U.S. Air Force from Vietnam through Operation Desert Storm and Operation Allied Force. After Vietnam, the USAF ... More

Architect of Air PowerGeneral Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the US Air Force

Brian D. Laslie

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169989
eISBN:
9780813174068
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169989.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Only the most ardent of air power historians know the name of General Laurence S. Kuter, despite the fact he welded a B-17 group into a cohesive fighting force, was the deputy commander of allied ... More

Army DiplomacyAmerican Military Occupation and Foreign Policy after World War II

Army Diplomacy: American Military Occupation and Foreign Policy after World War II

Walter M. Hudson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160979
eISBN:
9780813165448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160979.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Army Diplomacy demonstrates how, in the immediate aftermath of World War II, the United States Army became the principal agent of American foreign policy. The army designed, implemented, and ... More

The Art of CommandMilitary Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

The Art of Command: Military Leadership from George Washington to Colin Powell

Harry S. Laver and Jeffrey J. Matthews (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174723
eISBN:
9780813174778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174723.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Art of Command provides biographical and topical portraits of exceptional leaders from all four branches of the United States armed forces. Laver and Matthews have identified eleven core ... More

At the Decisive Point in the SinaiGeneralship in the Yom Kippur War

At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Jacob Even and Simcha B. Maoz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Yom Kippur War, also known as the Ramadan War or the October War, was fought by Israel against a coalition of Arab nations, led by Syria and Egypt. The war lasted nineteen days, with the pivotal ... More

Clark CliffordThe Wise Man of Washington

Clark Clifford: The Wise Man of Washington

John Acacia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125510
eISBN:
9780813135304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125510.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Although not a household name, Clark Clifford (1906–1998) advised Democratic presidents from Harry S. Truman to Lyndon B. Johnson. The author, American History Professor at William Paterson ... More

Consumed by WarEuropean Conflict in the 20th Century

Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Richard C. Hall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125589
eISBN:
9780813135328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Europe endured incessant political discord throughout the twentieth century, and some historians refer to the period's conflicts as the Long War. During the Balkan Wars of 1912–13, regional fighting ... More

Defend and BefriendThe U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

John Southard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

During the Vietnam War, combined action platoons (CAPs) were the primary counterinsurgency instruments for the U.S. Marine Corps. The American contingent of each CAP consisted of approximately a ... More

Exposing the Third ReichColonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany

Exposing the Third Reich: Colonel Truman Smith in Hitler's Germany

Henry G. Gole

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813141763
eISBN:
9780813142418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141763.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

As World War II recedes from living memory, there remain untold stories of important behind-the-scenes operatives who provided vital support to the leaders celebrated in historical accounts. Colonel ... More

For Brotherhood and DutyThe Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Brian R. McEnany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Many histories have been written about West Point and some of its famous graduates, but very few address an entire class. For Brotherhood and Duty is a narrative history of the Class of 1862 from the ... More

A General Who Will FightThe Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

A General Who Will Fight: The Leadership of Ulysses S. Grant

Harry S. Laver

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136776
eISBN:
9780813141282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136776.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Prior to his service in the Civil War, nothing about Ulysses S. Grant indicated that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet at West Point was mediocre and he finished in the ... More

General William E. DePuyPreparing the Army for Modern War

General William E. DePuy: Preparing the Army for Modern War

Henry G. Gole

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125008
eISBN:
9780813135168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125008.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Considered one of most influential U.S. military officers of the twentieth century, William E. DePuy (1919–1992) developed the education and training program that regenerated the U.S. Army after the ... More

Hell in the Holy LandWorld War I in the Middle East

Hell in the Holy Land: World War I in the Middle East

David R. Woodward

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123837
eISBN:
9780813134963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123837.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In the modern popular imagination, the British Army's campaign in the Middle East during World War I is considered somehow less brutal than the fighting on European battlefields. A romantic view of ... More

Hitler's Generals in AmericaNazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence

Hitler's Generals in America: Nazi POWs and Allied Military Intelligence

Derek R. Mallett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142517
eISBN:
9780813143064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142517.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The book examines the evolution of the relationship between American officials and the fifty-five Wehrmacht general officers who were held as prisoners of war in the United States between June 1943 ... More

Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935-1945

Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935-1945

Rolf-Dieter Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167381
eISBN:
9780813168111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167381.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Since the end of World War II, Germans have struggled with the legacy of the Wehrmacht—the unified armed forces that Adolf Hitler mobilized in 1935 to ensure the domination of the Third Reich in ... More

Homer LeaAmerican Soldier of Fortune

Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

Lawrence M. Kaplan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126166
eISBN:
9780813135632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

What is known about the self-proclaimed general, Homer Lea, is based on a collection of problematic or even contradictory sources. This book aims to cut through the myths and offer a coherent and ... More

Just War ReconsideredStrategy, Ethics, and Theory

Just War Reconsidered: Strategy, Ethics, and Theory

James M. Dubik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168296
eISBN:
9780813168432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168296.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Recent military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have reminded Americans that war is a multidimensional phenomenon involving much more than tangible considerations such as technology, logistics, and ... More

Kentucky MarineMajor General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

Kentucky Marine: Major General Logan Feland and the Making of the Modern USMC

David J. Bettez

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144573
eISBN:
9780813145143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144573.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Although Major General Logan Feland was a nationally and internationally prominent Marine Corps officer during his lifetime, he is relatively unknown 75 years after his death. After growing up in the ... More

Kentucky MaverickThe Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

Carlton Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161051
eISBN:
9780813165516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Colonel George M. Chinn, born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in 1902, grew up with a fondness for guns. After attending Millersburg Military Institute, he played football for Centre College. He spent his ... More

The LineCombat in Korea, January-February 1951

The Line: Combat in Korea, January-February 1951

William T. Bowers (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125084
eISBN:
9780813135144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125084.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The opening months of 1951 comprised the first winter of the Korean War, and the fighting was as intense as the weather. This book analyzes this significant period and its effects on the remainder of ... More

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