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Author Proctor, Pat, 1971- author.

Title Lessons unlearned : the U.S. Army's role in creating the forever wars in Afghanistan and Iraq / Pat Proctor
Published Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xv, 486 pages)
Series The American military experience series
American military experience series.
Contents Phoenix or Icarus? -- Somalia, Haiti, and Force XXI -- Bosnia and the Army after Next -- Kosovo, the War on Terror, and the Interim Force -- "The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgement ..."
Summary "Pat Proctor has written an important, long overdue, critique of the Army's preparation and outlook in the all-volunteer era. As a soldier-scholar, his book contributes an original argument on a national security issue that continues to vex in the twenty-first century: Has the Army lost its ability to win strategically by focusing on fighting conventional battles against peer enemies, or can it adapt to deal with the greater complexity of counterinsurgent and information age warfare? In this blunt critique of the senior leadership of the U.S. Army, Colonel Proctor reveals that after the fall of the Soviet Union, the U.S. Army stubbornly refused to reshape itself in response to this new strategic reality, leaving it largely unprepared when the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq began. This is the first study to connect the failures of these wars to America's disastrous performance in the war on terror. Moreover, this book is not just an esoteric history; the U.S. Army is marching headlong toward repeating the same mistakes. This book serves as an "intervention," an attempt to convince Army leaders to change what Colonel Proctor contends is a disastrous course"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 07, 2020)
Subject United States. Army -- Organization -- Evaluation
United States. Army -- Operational readiness -- Evaluation
SUBJECT United States. Army. fast (OCoLC)fst00533532
Subject Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) -- United States
Intervention (International law) -- Case studies
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science) -- Case studies
Military doctrine -- United States
Intervention (International law)
Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
Military doctrine.
SUBJECT United States -- History, Military -- Case studies
Subject United States.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019034809
ISBN 0826274374
Other Titles United States Army's role in creating the forever wars in Afghanistan and Iraq