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The Heartbeat of Military Operations
Case Studies of Combat Order Use
This collection showcases case studies of combat order use from across history, from World War One to the recent operations by United States forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read about how General Wood in World War Two charged across France with his division, operating on nothing but verbal orders. Or cringe as you learn how the British nearly lost the Battle of Goose Green of the Falklands War due to complicated, vague and centralized order processes.
Major Brendan B. McBreen, USMC, 2003
Manual for Command and Combat Employment of Smaller Units (based on German experiences in World War II)
Chief of Military History, US Army, 1952
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