Rucksack War

Rucksack War : U.S. Army Operational Logistics in Grenada, October-November 1983

3 (2 ratings by Goodreads)

List price: US$62.01

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT -- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price


Edgar F. Raines Jr. s The Rucksack War: U.S. Army Operational Logistics in Grenada, 1983, the second volume in the U.S. Army Center of Military History s Contingency Operations Series, provides an account of how Army logistics affected ground operations during the Grenada intervention and, in turn, how combat influenced logistical performance. Noteworthy is the book s emphasis on the role of individuals and of the decisions they made based on the necessarily incomplete and sometimes misleading information available at the time. The narrative ranges through all levels of war from the meetings of the National Security Council, where the president grappled with the question of whether to intervene in the wake of a bloody coup, to the jungles of Grenada, where a sergeant in combat coped successfully with a Cuban ambush despite a lack of hand grenades. Raines is careful to place Army logistical planning and operations in a joint context as well as grounding them in the Army s post-Vietnam reform of logistical organization and doctrine. In addition to furnishing a fascinating account of a complex operation, The Rucksack War identifies many issues that may well influence the conduct of U.S. forces in future short-notice contingency operations. Military historians and political scientists, active duty and reserve soldiers, military leaders, as well as military science students may be interested in this volume.

Related products:

Spearhead of Logistics: A History of the United States Army Transportation Corps can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00597-2

United States Army in World War 2, War Department, Global Logistics and Strategy, 1940-1943 can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-029-00056-3

Other products produced by the U.S. Army Center of Military History can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/1061







"
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 681 pages
  • 173.48 x 249.68 x 32.77mm | 1,601.18g
  • Washington, D.C., United States
  • English
  • 0160841836
  • 9780160841835

About Defense Department

U.S. Department of Defense: U.S. Army Center of Military History
show more

Rating details

2 ratings
3 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 50% (1)
3 0% (0)
2 50% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X