Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:20
In 2011, a US Army infantry battalion and allied Afghan security forces entered the Watapur Valley in northeastern Afghanistan to destroy an insurgent training base. Before achieving that objective, however, the Soldiers of the 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry and their Afghan partners became decisively engaged with a determined foe on the ridgelines high above the valley. Hammer Down tells the story of that battle and explains its meaning in the larger context of the Afghan Campaign.
Wed, 05/28/2014 - 08:54
As the Army moves forward with Mission Command as its command philosophy, Combat Studies Institute offers a new work titled “16 Cases of Mission Command.” This collection of historical cases seeks to sharpen Soldiers' understanding of the command doctrine by providing examples from the past in which Mission Command principles played a decisive role. Some cases show junior officers following their commander’s intent and exercising disciplined initiative in very chaotic combat operations.