U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual

U.S. Army Tactics Field

Tactics is the art and science of employing all available means to win battles and engagements. Specifically, it comprises the actions taken by a commander to arrange units and activities in relation to each other and the enemy. Filled with diagrams of attack plans, defensive strategies, and troop movements, U.S. Army Tactics Field Manual is the playbook the U.S. Army uses to employ available means to win in combat. This book provides combat-tested concepts and ideas modified to exploit emerging Army and joint capabilities. This book focuses on the organization of forces, minimum essential control measures, and general planning, preparation, and execution considerations for each type and form of combat operation. It is the common reference for all students of the tactical art, both in the field and the Army school system.  The Art of Tactics * Common Tactical Concepts and Graphic Control Measures * The Basics of Offense * Movement to Contact * Attack * Exploitation * Pursuit * Basics of Defensive Operations * The Area of Defense * The Mobile Defense * The Retrograde *  Security Operations * Reconnaissance Operations * Troop Movement * Relief in Place * Passage of Lines.

  • Brand: Lyons Press
  • ASIN: 076278198X

From Kites to Cold War: The Evolution of Manned Airborne Reconnaissance (History of Military Aviation)

From Kites to Cold War: The Evolution of

From Kites to Cold War tells the story of the evolution of manned airborne reconnaissance.Long a desire of military commanders, the ability to see the terrain ahead and gain foreknowledge of enemy intent was realized when Chinese airmen mounted kites to surveil their surroundings. Kite technology was slow to spread, and by the late nineteenth century European nations had developed the balloon and airship to conduct this mission.By 1918, it was obvious that the airplane had become the reconnaissance platform of the future. Used successfully by many nations during the Great War, aircraft technology and capability experienced its most rapid evolutionary period during World War II. Entering the war with just basic airborne imagery capabilities, by V-E and V-J days, air power pioneers greatly improved imagery collection and developed sophisticated airborne signals intelligence collection capabilities. The United States and other nations put these capabilities to use as the Cold War immediately followed. Flying near the periphery of and sometimes directly over the Soviet Union, airborne reconnaissance provided the intelligence necessary to stay one step ahead of the Soviets throughout the Cold War.

  • ASIN: 1682474658

Navajo Expedition: Journal of a Military Reconnaissance from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Navaho Country, Made in 1849

Navajo Expedition: Journal of a Military Reconnaissance from

In 1849, the Corps of Topographical Engineers commissioned Lieutenant James H. Simpson to undertake the first survey of Navajo country in present-day New Mexico. Accompanying Simpson was a military force commanded by Colonel John M. Washington, sent to negotiate peace with the Navajo. A keen observer, Simpson kept a journal that provided valuable information on the party’s interactions with Indians and also about the land’s features, including important pueblo ruins at Chaco Canyon and Canyon de Chelly. His careful observations informed subsequent military expeditions, emigrant trains, the selection of Indian reservations, and the charting of a transcontinental railroad. Editor Frank McNitt discusses the expedition’s lasting importance to the development of the West, and his research is enriched by illustrations and maps by artists Richard and Edward Kern. Military historian Durwood Ball contributes a new foreword.

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  • ASIN: 0806135700

German Reconnaissance and Support Vehicles 1939-1945 (Images of War)

German Reconnaissance and Support Vehicles 1939-1945 (Images of

The Wehrmacht used reconnaissance and support vehicles widely in the Second World War and this book sets out to show the full range of both categories using over 200 rare images and descriptive text and captions in true Images of War Series fashion.Both tracked and wheeled vehicles were employed for reconnaissance and screening. These included light tanks mainly comprising of the Pz.Kpfw.I, armored cars such as the six and eight wheeler Sd.Kfz.231,232,233,234 and its variants, 263, the Sd.Kfz.221,222,223,234 and 247, motorcycles such as the famous BMW R75, the Zundapp KS750. In addition to their recce role they would, when possible, engage similar or light units.Support vehicles such as the tracked Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad, and the renowned Sd.Kfz.251 halftracks were used in the follow-up role, frequently with mounted grenadiers to mop up overrun enemy positions.The book fills a gap by outlining the full range of such equipment including the variety of armaments and power plants, and the crews that performed these missions.

  • ASIN: 1526720892

Silent Warriors, Incredible Courage: The Declassified Stories of Cold War Reconnaissance Flights and the Men Who Flew Them

Silent Warriors, Incredible Courage: The Declassified Stories of

The outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 took the American military by surprise. Rushing to respond, the US and its allies developed a selective overflight program to gather intelligence. Silent Warriors, Incredible Courage is a history of the Cold War overflights of the Soviet Union, its allies, and the People's Republic of China, based on extensive interviews with dozens of pilots who flew these dangerous missions. In 1954 the number of flights expanded, and the highly classified SENSINT program was born. Soon, American RB-45C, RB-47E/H, RF-100s, and various versions of the RB-57 were in the air on an almost constant basis, providing the president and military leadership with hard facts about enemy capabilities and intentions. Eventually the SENSINT program was replaced by the high-flying U-2 spy plane. The U-2 overflights removed the mysteries of Soviet military power. These flights remained active until 1960 when a U-2 was shot down by Russian missiles, leading to the end of the program. Shortly thereafter planes were replaced by spy satellites. The overflights were so highly classified that no one, planner or participant, was allowed to talk about them―and no one did, until the overflight program and its pictorial record was declassified in the 1990s. Through extensive ...

  • ASIN: 149682279X

NAVAHO EXPEDITION. Journal of a Military Reconnaissance from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the Navaho Country Made in 1849 by James H. Simpson.

NAVAHO EXPEDITION. Journal of a Military Reconnaissance from

  • ASIN: B00150JLCC

We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

We Few: U.S. Special Forces in

A Green Beret’s gripping memoir of American Special Forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.   In 1970, on his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. Officially, it was known as the Studies and Observations group. In fact, this Special Forces squad, which Brokhausen calls “an unwashed, profane, ribald, joyously alive fraternity,” undertook some of the most dangerous and suicidal reconnaissance missions ever in the enemy-controlled territory of Cambodia and Laos. But they didn’t infiltrate the jungles alone. They fought alongside the Montagnards—oppressed minorities from the mountain highlands, trained by the US military in guerilla tactics, armed, accustomed to the wild, and fully engaged in a war against the North Vietnamese. Together this small unit formed the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam, racking up medals for valor—but at a terrible cost.   “In colorful, military-jargon-laced prose leavened by gallows humor, Brokhausen pulls few punches describing what it was like to navigate remote jungle terrain under the constant threat of enemy fire. A smartly written, insider’s view of one rarely seen Vietnam War battleground.” —Booklist “[An] exceptionally raw look at the Vietnam War just at...

  • ASIN: B07CMHKC5Q

Spetsnaz Manual of the Military Scout: Tactics and Techniques of the Russian Special Purpose Forces

Spetsnaz Manual of the Military Scout: Tactics and

This training manual comprehensively examines the methods and methods of training an army scout. The technique of concealed and noiseless movement, methods of conducting reconnaissance of various objects, techniques and methods of orientation, techniques of hand-to-hand combat are aptly and visually shown. Recommendations are given to ensure and preserve the fighting efficiency of personnel in reconnaissance. The publication is intended for commanders of subdivisions of the Land Forces and cadets of military schools.

  • ASIN: 1727403606

Scouting And Patrolling: Ground Reconnaissance Principles And Training (Military Science)

Scouting And Patrolling: Ground Reconnaissance Principles And Training

This is the classic manual on scouting and patrolling by one of America's foremost authorities on military and police science. This book teaches you all that you need to know about ground reconnaissance principles and training, terrain features, and observation, as well as exercise to show you how to put the principles into effect.

  • ASIN: 0873641841

Meeting the Challenge: The Hexagon KH-9 Reconnaissance Satellite

Meeting the Challenge: The Hexagon KH-9 Reconnaissance

  • ASIN: 1624102034

ARCHANGEL: CIA's SUPERSONIC A-12 RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT

ARCHANGEL: CIA's SUPERSONIC A-12 RECONNAISSANCE

  • ASIN: B008IHDB08

How to Undertake Surveillance and Reconnaissance : From a Civilian and Military Perspective

How to Undertake Surveillance and Reconnaissance : From

How to Undertake Surveillance and Reconnaissance offers you a systemic way to learn about these fascinating subjects—what they are and what they are not. In doing so, it will teach you how to employ the unique tradecraft associated with these interesting occupation in order to help you plan and carry out your own recon missions. In a world of growing complexity, you cannot afford to learn by trial-and-error or guess-work. This book steps you through the background to surveillance and reconnaissance, describe their use, and explain how they are conducted. It also looks at the essential pieces of equipment and training necessary to carry-out a successful mission. In addition, it discusses what's required to plan for a recon mission. Moreover, you'll learn how you can effectively deal with the reconnaissance efforts of your opposition who are targeting you—counterreconnaissance. Each chapter of this well referenced and thoroughly indexed book contains a list of key words and phrases, study questions, and a few learning activities that will assist you with your study of reconnaissance.

  • ASIN: B00XYX8VGU

Vanguard: The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and Intelligence Missions behind D-Day

Vanguard: The True Stories of the Reconnaissance and

Operation OVERLORD, the opening up of an Allied second front by the invasion of the Normandy beaches in June 1944 was the largest military invasion of all time, but it was preceded by years of industrial scale intelligence collection and dangerous clandestine reconnaissance missions off the French coast.  VANGUARD is the untold story of this work, the intelligence machine and covert reconnaissance missions that went into the D-Day planning, such as the signals intelligence intercepts, the agent running operations orchestrated by the 15th Flotilla, to the clandestine work of the X-Craft and COPP (Combined Operations Pilotage Parties) diver teams that scoured the Normandy coast months before the June 1944 deadline.  The book pulls together previously unpublished but declassified Top Secret documents, diaries, letters and personal accounts from some of the few remaining veterans who were there.

  • Brand: Uniform
  • ASIN: 1912690632

Russia's Warplanes. Volume 1: Russia-made Military Aircraft and Helicopters Today: Volume 1

Russia's Warplanes. Volume 1: Russia-made Military Aircraft and

Russia’s Warplanes is set to become the standard reference work on the subject. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this will serve as an exhaustive directory of the latest products of Russia’s military aviation industry. As well as outlining aircraft that currently equip the various Russian air arms, the first of two volumes also takes into account aircraft developed for and fielded by foreign states in the post-Soviet era.Piotr Butowski provides authoritative technical descriptions for each military aircraft – and every significant sub-variant – currently available from Russia’s aerospace industry, or otherwise in large-scale service. With the level of accuracy and insight familiar to Harpia’s regular readers, each aircraft profile also includes specifications, and details of operators, upgrades, avionics and weapons.The first of two volumes on the subject presents in-depth coverage of tactical combat aircraft, trainers, Army Aviation helicopters, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft, airborne command posts and relay aircraft. As such, the breadth of this work extends from the latest multi-role fighters developed by Mikoyan and Sukhoi, via successive generations of combat rotorcraft, to airborne early warning and electronic intelligence-gatherers.As ...

  • Brand: Harpia Publishing, LLC
  • ASIN: 0985455454

Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War: 1945 to Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and The Iron Curtain (Pen and Sword Large Format Aviation Books)

Tactical Reconnaissance in the Cold War: 1945 to

This book describes how the United States Air Force tactical reconnaissance units operated from the end of World War II until the 1970s. This was an immensely active period that also included major conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. It was also a period of rapid technological development in aircraft and photographic techniques. The book includes the following: Introduction: The post war period in Europe and the East. The Korean Conflict and the role of the 67th TRW from 1950 to 1954. The role of the highly secret RF-86 missions over Red China and the Soviet Far East in the early to mid '50s. Also the RB-57A missions out of Bitburg and Yokota flying clandestinely over the Soviet Union and the RF-100A missions that were flown over the Soviet Union from Turkey, Rhine Maine and Yokota. United States Air Forces in Europe. The Cuban Missile Crisis and the role of the RF-101 Voodoos and RB-66s.

  • ASIN: 1844153320

Manual of Military Reconnaissances, Temporary Fortification and Partisan Warfare, for Officers of Infantry and Cavalry: Containing: 1st; Military ... of Temporary Fortification; 4th; Partisan

Manual of Military Reconnaissances, Temporary Fortification and Partisan

Excerpt from Manual of Military Reconnaissances, Temporary Fortification and Partisan Warfare, for Officers of Infantry and Cavalry: Containing: 1st; Military Reconnaissances; 2d; Elements of Military Topography; 3d; Elements of Temporary Fortification; 4th; Partisan WarfareThe first, with the exception of a few questions, is trans lated in full; some additions have also been made: the second is omitted altogether: the third is given only in part,' though many important additions have been made to the portion translated: the fourth is given in full, but greatly enlarged: so also the fifth.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • ASIN: 1333740069

The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman: A US Navy Hospital Corpsman with a US Marine Corps Reconnaissance Patrol Team in the 1950's on Covert Korea

The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman: A

The Untold Experiences of a Navy Corpsman: A US Navy Hospital Corpsman with a US Marine Corps Reconnaissance Patrol Team in the 1950's on covert Korean missions.By:C. Gilbert Lowery

  • ASIN: 1456731637

U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook (US Army Survival)

U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook (US Army

Throughout history, military leaders have recognized the importance of reconnaissance and surveillance. Gaining and maintaining contact with the enemy is essential to win the battle, and U.S. military history contains many examples where our knowledge of the enemy, or lack of knowledge, directly led to victory or defeat. The role of reconnaissance and surveillance has not diminished on the modern battlefield; if anything, it has become even more important. Battles at the combat training centers prove that a good reconnaissance and surveillance effort is critical to successful attacks. On the other hand, a poor reconnaissance and surveillance effort almost guarantees defeat for the commander. The message is clear: success on the battlefield begins with reconnaissance and surveillance.Direct from the United States Army, U.S. Army Reconnaissance and Surveillance Handbook provides tactics, techniques, and procedures for reconnaissance and surveillance planning, mission management, and reporting. It also covers the development of intelligence to support counter-reconnaissance operations, employment considerations for reconnaissance, and surveillance assets, and defines the roles of various personnel in planning operations. Intended for maneuver commanders and their staffs; intelligenc...

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  • ASIN: 1626360995

British Universal Carrier Mk.ii Forced Reconnaissance - 1:35 Scale Military -

British Universal Carrier Mk.ii Forced Reconnaissance - 1:35

35249 1/35 British Universal Carrier

  • Brand: Tamiya
  • ASIN: B000WNDYGM
  • UPC: 885140540537

The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914: How Faulty Reconnaissance Exposed the Weakness of the Schlieffen Plan

The German Failure in Belgium, August 1914: How

If wars were wagered on like pro sports or horse races, the Germany military in August 1914 would have been a clear front-runner, with a century-long record of impressive victories and a general staff the envy of its rivals. Germany's overall failure in the first year of World War I was surprising and remains a frequent subject of analysis, mostly focused on deficiencies in strategy and policy. But there were institutional weaknesses as well. This book examines the structural failures that frustrated the Germans in the war's crucial initial campaign, the invasion of Belgium. Too much routine in planning, command and execution led to groupthink, inflexibility and to an overconfident belief that nothing could go too terribly wrong. As a result, decisive operation became dicey, with consequences that Germany's military could not overcome in four long years.

  • ASIN: 1476674620
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