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The Persian Gulf War
Into the Storm: A Study In Command
By Tom Clancy and General Fredrick M Franks, Jr.
Paperback. Berkeley Publishing Group. 1998
Tom Clancy's latest love-letter to the military-industrial complex focuses on the Army--and Fred Franks, a general who helped smash Iraq in the Gulf War. In this first volume of a series on the intricacies of military command, Clancy traces the organizational success story of the U.S. Army's rise from the slough of Vietnam to the heights of victory in the Persian Gulf. In 1972, the Army lacked proper discipline, training, weapons, and doctrine; all these would be overhauled in the next 15 years. For those readers keen on such nuts and
bolts, the book will be fascinating. But the book truly sparkles when Franks tells his story. A "tanker" who lost a foot in the invasion of Cambodia, he is a man of great courage, thoughtfulness, and integrity. One cannot help but wince when a civilian tells him, "You and those boys did that for nothing." And for all the acronyms and military history, that is what this book is about: healing the wounds Vietnam inflicted. "But this time [the Gulf War], it was going to end differently. They all would see to that." --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title
It Doesn't Take a Hero
by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Paperback. Published by Bantam Books. 1993
From the Publisher:He set his star by a simple motto: duty, honor, country. Only rarely does history grant a single individual the ability, personal charisma, moral force, and intelligence to command the respect, admiration, and affection of an entire nation. But such a man is General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the Allied Forces in the Gulf War. Now, in this refreshingly candid and typically outspoken autobiography, General Schwarzkopf reviews his remarkable life and career: the events, the adventures, and the emotions that molded the character and shaped the beliefs of this uniquely distinguished American leader.
Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics from the Gulf War
by Lieutenant General William G. Pagonis
Paperback. Published by the Harvard Business School Press. 1994
Senior managers of world-wide companies now realize that logistics is an important source of competitive advantage. In the Persian Gulf War, leadership and logistics came together, and extraordinary goals were achieved. Now, one of the initiators of the Gulf War strategies presents lessons for all organizations facing major operational challenges


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