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AUSA Books Articles

  • The Army Historical Foundation on 12 June announced the winners of their 2019 Distinguished Writing Awards. We are proud to relate that one of the AUSA Book Program titles was selected as the winner of the Biography category: Edward M. Almond and...
  • Military science has a well-known dictum that the nature of warfare is constant but the character of war—the ways and means in which it is fought--is always changing. This is a central theme of Vom Kriege (“ On War” ), the famous work by the 19 th -...
  • There are many leadership books published each year, but the newest addition to the AUSA Book Program is truly unique. Breaching the Summit together the stories of six former senior enlisted advisors to the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Kenneth O. Preston...
  • When the Blackhorse—the famed 11 th Armored Cavalry Regiment—were first sent to Vietnam in 1966, many in the Army thought that the insurgency was an infantryman’s war. Blackhorse leaders soon found a way to deal with the jungle, the monsoons, and...
  • Seventy-five years ago, toward the end of World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur was plan-ning to retake the Philippine capital city of Manila—a key step in fulfilling his pledge to return to the Southeast Asian nation and liberate the islands...
  • T he last week of February 1991 saw the beginning—and the end—of the ground campaign in the Gulf War. Operation Desert Saber, the official designation of the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm, famously lasted 100 hours. Following six weeks of...
  • The battle of Kham Duc is one of the least known—and least understood—major battles of the Vietnam War. Kham Duc was a U.S. Army Special Forces camp near the Laotian border. From May 10–12, 1968, it and the nearby patrol base of Ngok Tavak were...
  • Authors and editors for six new Association of the U.S. Army Book Program titles were available at the association’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Exposition to greet attendees, answer questions and auto-graph copies of their books. They also presented...
  • Gen. John “Shali” Shalikashvili was the first immigrant, draftee and Officer Candidate School graduate to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Born into a noble European family just before World War II, Shalikasvili’s life went from...
  • Land power is the key to American military strategy. We must integrate other domains as well—precision missile strikes, cyberwarfare and freedom of navigation operations are all essential to modern warfighting—but as long as people live on the land...