Soldiers in a Rather Aimless War

McGee considers that the political mindset for the invasion of Iraq began in Kosovo, arguing that the well-meaning Western invaders were unable to understand the complexities and differences of the Islamic world or to accept that Western ...

Soldiers in a Rather Aimless War

Author: Howard McGee

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ISBN: 9781788303354

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Were there any winners? Any point at all to the Anglo/American invasion of Iraq in 2003? McGee considers that the political mindset for the invasion of Iraq began in Kosovo, arguing that the well-meaning Western invaders were unable to understand the complexities and differences of the Islamic world or to accept that Western values are simply not recognised there and that this lack of understanding of the enemy's culture led to the dismal failure of Western governments in the years of war that followed. The viewpoint of a soldier is very different to that of the press, the government and most of the public. In this fascinating insight to the madness of 21st Century war, we read of life on active duty in a woefully mismanaged and under-resourced army, sent to fight a dubious war without either adequate ammunition and supplies or the support of the nation while the public figures give them a 'damn good ignoring'. Read and weep.

The Living Age

... four years under victori - much of the military vigour of an earlier and ous
generals without growing rather too more warlike ... Bonaparte forced his country
into a present to their minds : and they will , at all series of reckless and aimless
wars ...

The Living Age

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Americans at War 1975 1986

The army looked like an opportunity rather than a threat , mainly because some
influential Libyan ground officers distrusted the erratic ... Regular Libyan soldiers
showed little stomach for Gadhafi ' s aimless external wars and incursions .

Americans at War  1975 1986

Author: Daniel P. Bolger

Publisher: Presidio Press

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Discusses American military capabilities and operations undertaken since the end of the Vietnam War, detailing the tactics, the planning, the leadership, and the political realities that lead to the rise of the "limited engagement."

Macmillan s Magazine

Few men probably can follow the drum for three or four years under victorious
generals without growing rather too fond ... and aimless wars, which brought
down upon her at last the vengeance of mankind, for the gratification of his own
military ...

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Twentieth Century Germany From Bismarck to Brandt

By then he had moved from Vienna to Munich, probably to avoid military service
under the Habsburgs. ... comradeship of the trenches was congenial to him after
his rather aimless pre-war life, Hitler remained, in contrast to his fellow-soldiers, ...

Twentieth Century Germany  From Bismarck to Brandt

Author: A.J. Ryder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349001430

Page: 656

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The Harmon Memorial Lectures in Military History

Patton expected the next war to take place in a primitive area of the world , a
place without road nets and rail lines , like Mexico , where a man on horseback
was an individual , relatively free , able to charge the foe recklessly while waving
his saber . Perhaps ... His apparently aimless assignments during the interwar
years came to an end in 1940 , when he was suddenly transferred to the tanks .
How this ...

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Films and Filming

The strange incident, typical in its rather aimless heroics of the more dramatic
tragedies of the Civil War (the slaughter of some military cadets in 1863, an issue
dodged in RETREAT: Johnny busily chops wood on his tender, unaware of the ...

Films and Filming

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John Cassell s illustrated history of England The text to the reign of Edward i by J F Smith and from that period by W Howitt

THE BATTLE AT NEWBURY . ... Essex , with during the war , amounting at least
to seven thousand horse lord Roberts and many of his officers , escaped in a
boat to and ... slow returning from Donnington , and even offered them battle ,
Dotions and their blind meanderings in aimless confusion . no one stirred . ... The
soldiers of Manchester , or rather of Cromwell , army at least , and therefore , on
the 25th ...

John Cassell s illustrated history of England  The text  to the reign of Edward i by J F  Smith  and from that period by W  Howitt

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Military Review

Because he believes the killings were representative rather than aberrational ,
Greiner emphasizes their context : the ... All this made Vietnam an aimless war
fought by drugged or terrified Gis on search - and - destroy missions that took no
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Viet Nam Social Sciences

... in which people became lonely and aimless in life . Also dealing with the topic
of war in the novel " The Lot of Love " , Bao Ninh ( Bao Ninh 1991 ) builds up the
image of a soldier , who , unlike the soldiers in previous war novels would rather
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Viet Nam Social Sciences

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American Heritage History of World War I

There were no soldier shows, no soft drinks, no ice cream. ... “All of us,” wrote
Pershing, “were destined to experience many discouragements before the end of
the war in our ... There were big and rather aimless artillery shoots on occasion.

American Heritage History of World War I

Author: S.L.A. Marshall

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612308066

Page: 705

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"In the Bosnian town of Sarajevo on the morning of June 28, 1914, a chauffeur misunderstood his instructions, made the wrong turn, tried too late to correct his blunder, and in so doing, delivered his passengers to a point where a waiting assassin did not have to take aim to gun them down. Two rounds from one pistol and the world rocked. The crime was the small stone that loosened brings the avalanche." So begins Brigadier General S.L.A. Marshall's compelling narrative of the American Heritage History of World War I, a book that tells the story of the Great War from Sarajevo to Versailles. Ten million men died; another 20 million were wounded. But it was not the numbers alone that made this the Great War. The flame thrower, the tank, and poison gas were introduced. Cavalry became obsolete; air combat and submarine warfare came of age. Old dynasties disintegrated; new nations appeared. In this book, renowned military historian Marshall, a World War I veteran, describes and analyzes the origins, course, and immediate aftermath of the colossal conflict. The story begins with a look backward at a complacent world ensnared in a network of alliances. Out of this setting emerged the cunning diplomats and statesmen who maneuvered and blundered their countries into positions that made the war inevitable. Once committed, the nations of Europe aligned into two, mighty opposing forces, and went jauntily into war, each confident that the conflict would be over before it really began. Marshall follows the personalities, strategies, errors, and the unremitting slaughter of the next four years. The story ends with the ill-conceived Treaty of Versailles, which sowed the seeds that would plunge the following generation into another world war.

Peacemaking Peacemakers and Diplomacy 1880 1939

It relied on the old balance - of - power ethos rather than any concession to the
new order of collective security . ... and by his own fear of another " aimless war
he drafted , in collaboration with the dissident soldier , Major - General Frederick
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Peacemaking  Peacemakers and Diplomacy  1880 1939

Author: Gaynor Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

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"This book is a collection of essays by leading scholars of the international history of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that aims to explore the dynamics of the way in which diplomacy was conducted before, during and after the First World War. It is a history of the origins, nature and conduct of the so-called 'new diplomacy,' a phrase often used by historians of this period but not full understood. Other key themes include changes in the way war as a diplomatic tool was viewed in this period, primarily from the perspective of the British and American governments. This book also contributes to the growing literature on how the Paris Peace Conference and the peace treaties it produced were viewed from outside as well as inside Europe."

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Troops have Ali , rather than to bave sent him to Adrianople to join Raouf been
incessantly forwarded from the capital and from the Mediter- Pasha in repelling
Gourko's advance . ... As it is , sinco Plevna Osman on either theatre of war , once
made , must have been adhered to ... the bitter apparent in the aimless
wanderings or the treasonable apathy of end between two Powers numerically
so unequal as ...

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Johnson s New Universal Cyclop dia

28 the war operations ceased . with 1742 guns , and in Germany was an army of
250 , 000 Besides several minor sallies Paris ... of Louis Philippe , Adolphe who
considered the defence of Paris a completely aimless | Thiers , was sent to the
German niers , was sent to the ... King Wilhelm of Prussia , emperor of Germany ,
had wishes of the population rather than military plans , yielded resided since
Jan .

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Johnson s Univeral Cyclop dia

In the beginning of 1871 the lack of provisions in the great city became serious,
and the military commanders were without hope. ... the defence of Paris a
completely aimless undertaking, and who during the whole siege followed the
wishes of the population rather than military plans, yielded ... The armistice
comprised also the naval forces, which, however, had not been of much
consequence in this war.

Johnson s Univeral Cyclop  dia

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American Journal of Family Law

The Nazi soldiers said if she didn ' t pick one , she would lose them both , so she
picked one . The name of the ... The movie shows Sophie , after the war , as a
rather aimless , nonproductive character and an alcoholic . I once thought that the
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Scotland

Mar ' s army , unable to move far beyond its base at Perth , fought only the
ingloriously drawn battle of Sheriffmuir with ... reinforced by the column under
Mackintosh of Borlum detached by Mar , came by way of a rather aimless
wandering to a ...

Scotland

Author: Robert Sangster Rait

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Twentieth century Literary Criticism

Patton expected the next war to take place in a primitive area of the world , a
place without road nets and rail lines , like Mexico , where a man on horseback
was an individual , relatively free , able to charge the foe recklessly while waving
his saber . ... In the spring of 1939 , the Acting Chief of Staff of the Army , General
George C . Marshall , was about to move into Quarters ... His apparently aimless
assignments during the interwar years came to an end in 1940 , when he was
suddenly ...

Twentieth century Literary Criticism

Author: Gale Research Company

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Excerpts from criticism of the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, and other creative writers, 1900-1960.