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TRADOC Pam 525-8-3 The U.S. Army Training Concept 2012-2020

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TRADOC Pamphlet (Pam) 525-8-3, The U.S. Army Training Concept, 2012-2020, is the Army's visualization of how it will provide training for units to execute full-spectrum operations in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational operational environment. This concept identifies desired current and future capabilities to overcome anticipated challenges in the training environment. This environment is characterized by persistent conflict, uncertainty and surprise in which there are multiple complex challenges across the globe. TRADOC Pam 525-8-3 is the foundation for the development of unit training for future Army forces and serves as the baseline for follow-on CBA as a part of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System effort. As the basis for performing this assessment, TRADOC Pam 525-8-3 suggests a set of capabilities that guide how a future commander may utilize training across the domains of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) to augment mission capabilities. It acknowledges the requirement to consider all the variables of the future operational environment: political, military, economic, social, informational, infrastructure, physical environment, and time.

TRADOC Pam 525-8-3 The U.S. Army Training Concept 2012-2020

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TRADOC Pamphlet (Pam) 525-8-3, The U.S. Army Training Concept, 2012-2020, is the Army's visualization of how it will provide training for units to execute full-spectrum operations in a joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational operational environment. This concept identifies desired current and future capabilities to overcome anticipated challenges in the training environment. This environment is characterized by persistent conflict, uncertainty and surprise in which there are multiple complex challenges across the globe. TRADOC Pam 525-8-3 is the foundation for the development of unit training for future Army forces and serves as the baseline for follow-on CBA as a part of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System effort. As the basis for performing this assessment, TRADOC Pam 525-8-3 suggests a set of capabilities that guide how a future commander may utilize training across the domains of doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) to augment mission capabilities. It acknowledges the requirement to consider all the variables of the future operational environment: political, military, economic, social, informational, infrastructure, physical environment, and time.

The U.S. Army in World War I

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A century ago, the great powers of Europe became engulfed in what was then called the Great War. The modern U.S. Army, capable of conducting industrialized warfare on a global scale, can trace its roots to the World War. Although the war's outbreak in August 1914 shocked most Americans, they preferred to keep the conflict at arm's length. In April 1917, the president, out of diplomatic options, asked Congress to declare war on Germany. The president ordered nearly 400,000 National Guardsmen into federal service, and more than twenty-four million men eventually registered for the Selective Service, America's first conscription since the Civil War. By the end of 1918, the Army had grown to four million men and had trained 200,000 new officers to lead them. The United States will never forget the American soldiers who fought and died in the World War. To this day, memorials to their sacrifice can be found across America, and the date of the armistice has become a national holiday honoring all those who serve in defense of the nation. Contents: The U.S. Army in the World War I Era The Prewar Army, 1899-1917 At War After the Armistice The American Army and the Great War Joining the Great War April 1917- April 1918 Strategic Setting The U.S. Army Before the War American Military and Civilian Leadership The Amalgamation Debate Mobilization of Manpower Building the AEF, 1917 American Soldiers Begin Arriving Training the AEF Men and Materiel in the AEF The War Department: Challenges and Reform Strategic Crisis on the Western Front The AEF Joins the Fight Joining the World War I Strategic Setting The U.S. Army Before the War American Military and Civilian Leadership The Amalgamation Debate American Soldiers Begin Arriving Men and Materiel in the AEF The War Department: Challenges and Reform Strategic Crisis on the Western Front The AEF Joins the Fight Official Documents of the U.S. Government from the World War I

U.S. Army Engineers in Thailand 1962: 1971

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This book is a story of U.S. Army Engineers in Thailand (1962 - 1971) - At the request of the Royal Thai Government in 1962 the United States Army sent a Construction Engineer Battalion to build a road to divert traffic around the capitol city of Bangkok. When hostilities inside the Kingdom of Laos threatened to spill over into Thailand the Royal Thai Government asked the United States for help and Joint Task Force 116 was activated in Thailand in 1962 until the tension subsided and the task force was inactivated. By this time the 44th Engineer Group (Construction) was responsible for overseeing U.S. military construction projects throughout Thailand, as the Bangkok By-Pass Road and the Extension Project became a series of major highway construction projects from 1962 until 1971 that connected the deep water port of Sattahip to the northern cities of Nakhon Ratchasima, Udon Thani, Nakhon Phanom, & Ubon Ratchathani thereby enabling Thai's to travel throughout the country for the first time and spurring economical development within the Kingdom of Thailand (Siam) during the Vietnam War.

The United States Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse

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The United States Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse Urinating on detainees Jumping on detainee's leg (a limb already wounded by gunfire) with such force that it could not heal properly afterward Continuing by pounding detainee's wounded leg with collapsible metal baton Pouring phosphoric acid on detainees Sodomization of detainees with a baton Tying ropes to the detainees' legs or penises and dragging them across the floor The torture? A more serious blow to the United States than September 11, 2001 attacks. Except that the blow was not inflicted by terrorists but by Americans against themselves-Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, foreign minister of the Vatican Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse Iraq War Military Police Corps (United States) United States Army Central Intelligence Agency Human rights Baghdad Central Prison Sexual abuse Sodomy Rape Lynndie England George W. Bush Taguba Report United States Army Criminal Investigation Command Uniform Code of Military Justice Seymour Hersh Charles Graner Janis Karpinski Torture Memos Office of Legal Counsel Enhanced interrogation techniques Manadel al-Jamadi United States Armed Forces Homicide Qualified immunity Antonio Taguba United States Central Command The New Yorker Mark Kimmitt Ivan Frederick David Remnick War in Afghanistan (2001-present) Venomous snake AsiaNews London School of Economics History of Iraq (2003-11)

Notes Illustrating the Military Geography of the United States, 1813-1880

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When the Adjutant General's Office published Raphael Thian's "notes" on U.S. military geography in 1880, it produced an invaluable research tool for generations of military historians to come. In this single documented reference volume, Chief Clerk Thian traced the confusing mutations through which the divisions, departments, and districts of the Army's command had evolved since 1813. The volume is divided into three parts, beginning with the names of the United States Army Continental Commands, the date and authority for their creation, location of the headquarters, geographical changes and discontinuances, and other details including the geographical boundaries embracing each division, department, and district. Part II is filled with background information on states and territories, and Part III lists the maps contained in The Military Atlas of the United States. The Addenda to this edition expand and update Thian's work. Notes made by Francis B. Heitman to keep his personal copy current are included, as is the Memorandum published by the government in 1906. This addition lists all changes from 1898 through 1905.

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

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*2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples* Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. In An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture, through writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Walt Whitman, and in the highest offices of government and the military. Shockingly, as the genocidal policy reached its zenith under President Andrew Jackson, its ruthlessness was best articulated by US Army general Thomas S. Jesup, who, in 1836, wrote of the Seminoles: "The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them." Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples' history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative. From the Hardcover edition.

Army Regulation AR 600-9 The Army Body Composition Program 28 June 2013

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This regulation, AR 600-9 The Army Body Composition Program, implements guidance in Department of Defense Instruction 1308.3, which implements policy and prescribes procedures governing physical fitness and weight/body fat standards in the Services. This regulation applies to the Active Army, The Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this This regulation establishes policies and procedures for the implementation of the Army Body Composition Program (ABCP). The primary objective of the ABCP is to ensure all Soldiers achieve and maintain optimal well-being and performance under all conditions. Secondary objectives of the ABCP are to assist in establishing and maintaining operational readiness, physical fitness, health, and a professional military appearance in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 670-1.

Campaign Planning Handbook - Academic Year 2013 - United States Army War College

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The purpose of this document is to assist United States Army War College students during the Theater Strategy and Campaigning (TSC) Course. It supplements Joint Doctrine and contains elements of emerging doctrine as practiced in the field. It portrays a way to apply doctrine and emerging doctrine at the higher levels of joint command, with a primary emphasis at the Combatant Command level. Commanders have used campaign planning to synchronize efforts and sequence several related operations throughout history. Gen. George Washington planned the Campaign of 1781 to coordinate the actions of a French fleet, a French expeditionary army, and his "main army" to destroy the British forces at Yorktown. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant planned simultaneous offensives by his subordinate commands against the Confederacy for the 1864 Campaign. During World War II, campaign planning became essential to coordinate the actions of joint and combined forces in all Allied theaters. As a mature example of campaign planning in the later stages of World War II in the Pacific Theater of War, Douglas MacArthur issued his Strategic Plan for Operations in the Japanese Archipelago, DOWNFALL, in May 1945. In this 25-page document MacArthur explained how the plan "…visualizes attainment of the assigned objectives by two (2) successive operations (OLYMPIC and CORONET)." The cover letter described this plan as a "general guide covering the larger phases of allocation of means and of coordination, both operational and logistic. It is not designed to restrict executing agencies in detailed development of their final plans of operation." Campaign planning received new emphasis during Operation DESERT STORM in 1991, when Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf used a campaign plan to guide the synchronized employment of his forces. In the wake of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, theater strategy and campaign planning have become high priorities within the Department of Defense, and several other executive

Army Regulation AR 25-13 Information Management Telecommunications and Unified Capabilities 25 March 2013

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This regulation establishes Department of the Army (DA) policies and assigns responsibilities for the management of unified capabilities (UC). It implements the provisions of Sections 2223 and 3014, Title 10, United States Code (USC) (10 USC 2223 and 10 USC 3014); 40 USC Subtitle III, Clinger-Cohen Act (CCA); 44 USC 35 and 44 USC 36; DODD 5105.77; DODD 5105.83; DODD 8000.01; DODI 8100.04; and other related Federal statutes and directives. For Army tenant units residing on non-Army hosted installations or Joint bases, some local processes may vary from this regulation. Guidance and direction from this regulation will be used as the basis for input to local or Joint memorandums of agreement.

Department of the Army Pamphlet DA PAM 750-1 Maintenance of Supplies and Equipment Commanders' Maintenance Handbook 8 November 2013

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This pamphlet, Department of the Army Pamphlet DA PAM 750-1 Maintenance of Supplies and Equipment Commander's Maintenance Handbook, provides an overview of the wide spectrum of maintenance topics required for day-to-day maintenance operations. The pamphlet includes guidance, assistance, assistance, and procedures to support Army units with a two-level allocation of maintenance tasks. This pamphlet applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. During mobilization, the proponent may modify chapters contained in this pamphlet. The proponent of this pamphlet is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent.

Operational Use of the U.S. Army Reserve in Foreign Disaster Relief (FDR) to Support the Government's Strategic Use of Humanitarian Assistance and Response - Effect of Climate Change, Urbanization

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This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Although it is impossible to predict the future, the operational environment of 2025 and beyond may require additional military support to the United States Government's agencies in Foreign Disaster Relief (FDR). Global climate change, urbanization, growing natural resources scarcity, and other factors will increase the need for humanitarian assistance (HA) and disaster relief. At the same time, the Department of Defense (DoD) is undergoing budget and force reductions. The confluence of these factors and interaction of these variables in the current and future operational environment may require increased FDR capability and support from the military. Options for how the DoD will address FDR should be explored. Given the unique capabilities of the United States Army Reserve (USAR), congruent with FDR, the USAR may be best suited for the primary role in FDR missions. This monograph explores the current and future environment and provides analysis of the USAR to serve as a DoD option with a primary responsibility in FDR. The DoD's involvement in supporting the USG humanitarian assistance and disaster response (HADR) efforts through FDR will likely increase due to changing environmental conditions caused by climate change. Climate change is a major contributor to emerging natural resource scarcity, the increase in frequency of natural disasters, and other extreme weather events that influence the economic, social, and political stability of impacted nations. Insurgents and malign actors can capitalize on the prevailing unstable conditions created or exacerbated by climate change events or impacts. In addition, as nations have closed their borders to US presence, interaction, and influence, USG efforts in FDR can be a valuable tool to break down barriers and foster diplomacy.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES This Book is Federal Government Book; it should not be under estimated by any Faculty or Individual. The book contains all roles of President, United States Congress, United States Judiciary, and United States Inner Executive Departments are: United States Department of States; United States Department of Treasury, United States Department of Defense, United States Department of Justice, and United States Department of Homeland Security; and others Offices that have Rank of Cabinet-Level, and they are: Vice President of the United States Office; Executive Office of the President (White House); Office of Budget and Management; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; Environmental Protection Agency; United States Mission to United Nations; United States Council of Economic Advisors; United States Department of Army Forces; United States Department of Air Forces; United States Department of Naval Operations; United States Marine Corps/Commands; and United States of America's short history, and United States Constitution. However, the above mentioned Departments have more than one thousand Agencies. Author: Pan

Troops In Campaign: Regulations For The Army Of The United States

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The President of the United States directs that the following regulations for troops in campaign be published for tlie government of all concerned, and that they be strictly observed. Nothing contrary to the tenor of those regulations will be enjoined in any part of the forces of the United States by any commander whatsoever.

United States Army in WWII - Europe - the Supreme Command

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[Includes 11 tables, 9 charts, 15 maps and 65 illustrations]This Volume tells the story of the Supreme Headquarters of that Allied Expeditionary Force which seized a foothold on the German-held shores of Western Europe in 1944 and which, by the following year, had completed the liberation of all Western Europe. This is a history of coalition warfare. It is focused upon the agency in which the decisions of governments were translated into orders, and upon the decisions of General Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force. The narrative describes the plans and recounts the events, controversial or otherwise, leading up to the creation of the Supreme Command and the choice of a Supreme Commander for the cross-Channel attack. It follows the history of this great command to the surrender of Germany. It is the history not only of the decisions that led to victory, but of the discussions, debates, conferences and compromises that proceeded decisions. Controversy was inevitable in an undertaking that required the subordination of national interests to the common good. The author does not gloss over the conflicts that arose between allied nations or individuals. The picture that emerges from these pages is one of discussion and argument, but nevertheless one of teamwork. Differences of opinion and the discussion incident thereto are often the price of sound decisions. The history of the battles fought by the American armies of the Grand Alliance as they drove from the Normandy beaches into the heart of Germany is given detailed exposition in other volumes of this series, some of which already have been presented to the public. The present volume deals with the command exercised by the Supreme Allied Commander, the decisions made by the Supreme Commander and his staff, and the operations conducted under the aegis of the Supreme Headquarters.

The United States Army in Afghanistan: Operation Enduring Freedom, March 2002 - April 2005 - Creating the Afghan National Army, Taliban, al Qaeda, President Karzai

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The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 dramatically changed the world in which we live. Never had an enemy attacked us on our own soil to such effect. Over three thousand Americans and several hundred foreign nationals from over ninety countries died that day at the hands of a ruthless, and to some degree faceless, enemy. The terrorist organization known as al-Qaeda, perpetrator of the attack, operated in the shadows to take advantage of the freedom and openness that are American hallmarks. Afghanistan, a known training ground and a safe haven for al-Qaeda, quickly became the focus of the first military efforts to strike back. Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda's enigmatic leader, believed he and his followers were beyond the reach of American arms in that far-off mountainous land, protected by its fanatical Taliban regime. Bin Laden was wrong, and America reached deep into Central Asia to find his organization and neutralize it. Most Americans are familiar with the military operation that subsequently took place in Afghanistan. In a matter of months, the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy, in a masterful display of joint operations and in concert with our Afghan allies, overthrew the Taliban regime and drove the terrorist al-Qaeda into worldwide flight. This document provides details on the role of the U.S. Army in the critical three-year period following the conclusion of Operation Anaconda in March 2002. It details the story of American and international forces working to solidify the initial invasion's crippling of al-Qaeda and removal of the Taliban. It recounts the story of the quest to build a new, democratic Afghan government capable of maintaining internal security and tending to the needs of the Afghan people. It tells the tale of the U.S. Army's search for a proper balance between counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations as the enemy rebuilt his forces from safe havens in Pakistan. Finally, it chroni

The Posse Comitatus Act (PCA) and the United States Army: A Historical Perspective - Whiskey Rebellion, Fugitive Slave Act, Reconstruction, Grant, 1992 Los Angeles Riots, Branch Davidian Assault

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This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. Anytime the use of US Armed Forces in support of civil authorities is considered, government and military leaders, pundits, and citizens reflexively turn to the Posse Comitatus Act for guidance. Since 9/11, the US Armed Forces face an increased likelihood that they will be called on to participate in actions typically viewed as civil matters. Many have also called for an increased role for the US Armed Forces in responding to natural disasters. Though many constitutional provisions, laws, and legal rulings govern this question, in the minds of many, the Posse Comitatus Act has prominence. Most individuals think they know what the Posse Comitatus Act allows and disallows; most of them are wrong. Before 1878, the use of the US Army in support of and at times instead of civil law enforcement was rare; however, it was not considered unlawful. The Civil War and Reconstruction forced a reexamination of those precedents and the legal principles behind them. After the passage of the Posse Comitatus Act in 1878, the Armed Forces have been called on much less frequently to conduct civil law enforcement duties. When employed, their use has been controversial, and the constitutional basis for their use has been challenged in the media, in politics, and in the courts. In this monograph, Matt Matthews provides an insightful overview of the passage of the PCA during the Reconstruction era. He then reviews case studies in which the armed forces were called on to support civil authorities and examines how military leaders dealt with the provisions of the act. Finally, Mr. Matthews calls for a much-needed review of the act, now more than 125 years old. This monograph will be a useful read for military and civilian professionals alike who will likely be called on to make critical decisions regarding the use of US Armed Forces in support of civil authorities. CSI-The Past is Prol

If We Don't, Who Will? Employment of the United States Army to Combat Potential Pandemic Outbreaks in West Africa: Military Assistance in the 2014 Ebola Virus Outbreak

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This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. A glance at a newspaper or news program between May through June of 2014 tells the story. The Ebola virus developed into the foremost major crisis in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. The Liberian government became increasingly unable to manage the situation and the pandemic outbreak threatened to de-stabilize civil society. But what does this have to do with the United States? Why should Americans worry about a virus affecting people 4,600 miles away? Beyond providing medical aid and money, why would the U.S. deploy the Army into this crisis area? What would such a military operation look like? These questions will be explored in order to support or refute use of the Army in response to potential pandemic outbreaks in West Africa. CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION * CHAPTER 2 - LITERATURE REVIEW * CHAPTER 3 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY * CHAPTER 4 - DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS * CHAPTER 5 - CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONSIs there any other agency within the U.S. government that could respond instead of the Army? Two groups stand out as the most likely- the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Civilian Response Corps (CRC). Both have mission statements that infer the capability to respond internationally in the event of a pandemic outbreak. According to USAID, the CRC's mission statement is to, under unified operating procedures, plan, coordinate, and conduct stabilization, reconstruction and conflict transformation operations abroad. USAID's mission is to partner with civil authorities to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity (USAID 2014). Beyond this, the capacity of either agency to effectively reach the desired end state must be considered when determining if the U.S. Army is the only available resource able to respond.

The Revolutionary War (War of American Independence): United States Army and the Forging of a Nation, from Colonial Militia to the Continental Army in the American Revolution, Valley Forge, Yorktown

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This significant historical work produced by the U.S. Army Center of Military History about the overall history of the American Revolution. Excerpted from the Army Historical Series - American Military History, Volume 1, Second Edition, it provides a great overview of the Revolutionary War from the beginnings to the surrender of Cornwallis and Yorktown. The United States as a nation was in its origins a product of English expansion in the New World in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a part of the general outward thrust of West European peoples in this epoch. British people and institutions, transplanted to a new continent and mixed with people of different origins, underwent changes that eventually produced a distinctive American culture. In no area was the interaction of the two influences-European heredity and American environment-more apparent than in the shaping of the military institutions of the new nation. The American Revolution came about fundamentally because by 1763 the English-speaking communities on the far side of the Atlantic had matured to the extent that their interests and goals were distinct from those of the ruling classes in the mother country. British statesmen failed to understand or adjust to the situation. Ironically enough, British victory in the Seven Years' War set the stage for the revolt, for it freed the colonists from the need for British protection against a French threat on their frontiers and gave free play to the forces working for separation. In 1763 the British government, reasonably from its own point of view, moved to tighten the system of imperial control and to force the colonists to contribute to imperial defense. As part of an effort to make the costs of empire be borne by all British subjects, his majesty's government sought to create an "American Establishment," a force of 10,000 British regular soldiers in North America. The cost of this military force would be paid for by taxes the British Parliament levied on A

United States Army in World War II: The European Theater of Operations: The Supreme Command - SHAEF, D-Day Invasion, Pursuit to the Seine, Rhine, Fighting in the North, Drive to the Elbe, Surrender

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This is an extraordinary history of the Supreme Headquarters of World War II, telling the important stories of the commanders and decisions responsible for defeating Nazi Germany. This volume tells the story of the Supreme Headquarters of that Allied Expeditionary Force which seized a foothold on the German-held shores of western Europe in 1944 and which, by the following year, had completed the liberation of all western Europe. This is a history of coalition warfare. It is focused upon the agency in which the decisions of governments were translated into orders, and upon the decisions of General Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force. The narrative describes the plans and recounts the events, controversial or otherwise, leading up to the creation of the Supreme Command and the choice of a Supreme Commander for the cross-Channel attack. It follows the history of this great command to the surrender of Germany. It is the history not only of the decisions that led to victory, but of the discussions, debates, conferences and compromises that preceded decisions. Controversy was inevitable in an undertaking that required the subordination of national interests to the common good. The author does not gloss over the conflicts that arose between allied nations or individuals. The picture that emerges from these pages is one of discussion and argument, but nevertheless one of teamwork. Differences of opinion and the discussion incident thereto are often the price of sound decisions. CHAPTER I - THE SUPREME COMMANDER * The Selection of the Supreme Commander * The New Commander * CHAPTER II - THE COALITION COMMAND * Heads of Governments * Combined Chiefs of Staff * The Supreme Commander and His Subordinates * The Organization of the Subordinate Commands * The Supreme Commander's Directive * CHAPTER III - THE NATURE OF SHAEF * Contributions of AFHQ * Contributions of COSSAC * The Chief Deputies * CHAPTER IV - THE MACHINERY OF SHAEF * The Powers Reserved to