CSI News Archive

Tue, 2016-07-26 12:58

Lieutenant Colonel Brian North’s Making the Difficult Routine is the first focused study of the US Army’s capacity to rapidly change task organization in the summer and fall of 1944. North finds that a shared educational experience and a common foundation in doctrine were the key factors in the Army officer corps ability to reorganize large combat formations in the midst of intense combat. This study suggests that this capability was critical to the Army’s success in the European theater in 1944 and offers important insights for the US Army today. To download a copy, click here.

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Fri, 2016-04-29 11:24

In the fall of 1864, a large Confederate force launched a major raid on Missouri. That raid would culminate in the Battle of Westport in Kansas City, a Union victory that effectively ended Confederate resistance in Missouri. The Battlefield Atlas of Price’s Missouri Expedition offers a guide to that raid, including over 75 maps that recount the operation in detail. To download the atlas, click here

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Mon, 2016-04-25 12:41

The Combined Arms Center and Army Press are proud to announce the publication of "Mission Command in the 21st Century." This collection of articles offers expanded examples on the practice of Mission Command in widely varied settings, all intended to sharpen the understanding of the Army’s central leadership philosophy. Download your copy by clicking the picture above.

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Fri, 2016-02-05 09:10

The latest Art of War Paper from CGSC Press examines the principle of initiative.

In this work, Lieutenant Colonel Martin Sonnenberger of the German Army offers a detailed account of how the Prussian and German armies of the last two centuries defined and developed the principle of initiative as part of mission-type tactics (Auftragstaktik). This history offers rich context for understanding how initiative should fit within the US Army’s current concept of Mission Command. To download a copy of this work, click here

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Thu, 2015-12-31 10:02

CSI Press has released 16 Cases of Mission Command in iBook format. This book offers historical illustrations of military leaders using the principles of Mission Command in battle. The cases included range from the War of 1812 to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each chapter includes a brief historical narrative followed by a discussion of the Mission Command principles displayed in the action. Since its first publication in 2013, 16 Cases had been adopted by JRTC and a large number of OPD programs to assist in teaching Mission Command doctrine to Soldiers of all ranks. To download a free copy of this iBook click here.

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Wed, 2015-12-09 11:53

In April 2015, the US Army Command and General Staff College and the CGSC Foundation held its annual symposium on “The Professional Ethic and the State.” The conference focused on the ethical relationships that exist between the US Government and its military forces. The presentations given at this conference discussed a wide array of topics including moral lapses by senior military leaders, ethical obligations toward veterans, and the relationship between American society and the military. The symposium report is now available for download here.

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Wed, 2015-10-14 15:13

This publication provides a comprehensive guide for staff rides to the battlefields of late 1814 and early 1815 in the New Orleans region. The handbook offers detailed routes to important points on the battlefields as well as narratives of the actions at those sites. This work is ideal for those interested in using history to impart enduring lessons about tactics, logistics, and leadership in combat. Click here to download the handbook.

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Fri, 2015-08-21 14:55

New Interactive iBook from CSI Press

The Wanat iBook is an enhanced version of the well-known study of the battle that took place in Afghanistan in 2008. 3D terrain views, video from both US and Insurgent perspectives, infographics, and other multimedia elements make the story of the battle more understandable and poignant. To access your free download of this book for iPad, click here.

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Mon, 2015-07-20 09:21

Through the Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Lens is the newest publication of the US Army Command and General Staff College Press. In this anthology, a select group of CGSC professors offers the latest thought on how the current operational environment is shaping national power, joint planning, multinational operations, and other dimensions of geopolitics. To download this publication, go to: http://1.usa.gov/1Okxelw.

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Tue, 2015-06-30 14:46

The CSI Press is proud to announce the publication of Fort Leavenworth: The People Behind the Names by Quentin Schillare. Over the last two centuries, Fort Leavenworth’s buildings, roads, and monuments have become a living commemoration of those who have served on the post and the conflicts in which they fought. Quentin Schillare’s new book is the first comprehensive account of how Fort Leavenworth’s landmarks were named. This work, which includes detailed appendices covering every major structure on post, will become a definitive reference on the post. To download this book, go to: http://1.usa.gov/1eYuH4L

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