Book — xvi, 446 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
In this candid book, Oliver North, the man who has been at the centre of the Iran-Contra controversy tells the story of his life. He reveals the inside story behind the headlines and stresses the importance of his family and his enduring faith, which have seen him through the toughest times. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
* Foreword John C. Studt. * Introduction * The Theory of Maneuver Warfare * Tactics and Operations * Techniques and Organization * Amphibious Operations * Education and Training * Conclusion * Appendix: Lectures on the Fundamentals of Tactics Michael D. Wyly.
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Maneuver warfare, often controversial and requiring operational and tactical innovation, poses perhaps the most important doctrinal questions currently facing the conventional military forces of the U.S. Its purpose is to defeat the enemy by disrupting the opponent's ability to react, rather than by physical destruction of forces. This book develops and explains the theory of maneuver warfare and offers specific tactical, operational, and organizational recommendations for improving ground combat forces. The authors translate concepts?too often vaguely stated by manuever warfare advocates?into concrete doctrine. Although the book uses the Marine Corps as a model, the concepts, tactics, and doctrine discussed apply to any ground combat force. (source: Nielsen Book Data)