CSI News Archive

Tue, 2015-05-26 09:36

An American Officer in France, 1917-1918

CSI Press is pleased to announce the publication of Over There with the AEF: The World War I Memoirs of Captain Henry Evans, 1st Division, American Expeditionary Forces. This publication marks the first time CSI Press has published a memoir of any kind, but the story of Henry Evans justifies such a break with tradition. Evans left college to drive ambulances for the French Army in early 1917, and then received a commission in the US Army when the United States entered the war later that year. His memoir offers important historical details about the first US Army unit to fight on the Western Front. Evans’ account, however, also vividly relates the experiences of a young officer learning how to lead soldiers in wartime. Most importantly, his stories highlight the valor of the exhausted and mostly inexperienced men with whom he served. After 97 years, the story of Henry Evans and his men deserves to be remembered.

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Tue, 2015-05-05 08:25

Perceptions of Airpower and Implications for the Leavenworth Schools is the latest publication released by the US Army Command and General Staff College Press. David Jones examines the scholarly work of the officers who would become the architects of victory in World War II. His analysis of student papers in the interwar period sheds light on how the Leavenworth schools developed critical thinking skills in this generation of officers.

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Tue, 2015-03-31 08:37

The Command And General Staff College Press is pleased to present "The Proximity Principle," the latest volume in the Art of War Series. This work examines the historical role of US Army chaplains in war and argues that proper place for them is as close to the front as possible.

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Tue, 2015-03-03 08:28

From One Leader to Another, Volume II, is the new release by the US Army Command and General Staff College Press, which proudly presents this collection of experiences and insights from senior Non-Commissioned officers.

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Thu, 2015-01-22 09:24

Two New Works on the US Army and its Allies in the Korean War

In Allies of a Kind, Allan R. Millett, the renowned historian of the Korean War, looks closely at how Canadian forces prepared for combat in Korea and operated with their US Allies. To download a copy, go to: http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/lde/csi/pubs#new.

This provocative study (The United States and the British Commonwealth in Korea, 1950-1953: A Critical Study of the Origins of Joint Publication 3-16, Multinational Operations by Matthew D. Marfongelli), winner of the Arter-Darby Award in 2014, examines the evolution of the multinational effort during the Korean War and its implications for US Army doctrine. To download a copy, go to: http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/lde/csi/pubs#new.

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Wed, 2015-01-07 10:23

Click here to view the iPhone version of this interactive case study, brought to you by the Combat Studies Institute.

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Mon, 2014-11-17 10:05

The Combat Studies Institute is pleased to publish this staff ride handbook for the War of 1812 in the Niagara region. Between 1812 and 1814, the US Army fought a series of actions centered on the thirty-seven mile river boundary separating the United States from what was then the British province of Upper Canada. There are two innovations with this volume: this study addresses three distinct and successive campaigns and it does not use strip maps for direction.

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Tue, 2014-10-28 14:47

With the Taliban threatening Kandahar city in the summer of 2009, the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry – part of the first Stryker brigade to deploy to Afghanistan – mounted a series of actions to destroy insurgent power in the region. Strykers in Afghanistan tells the story of the battalion’s initial operations, focusing on its difficult fight for the Arghandab Valley. The valley, located near Kandahar city, was a Taliban safehaven characterized by dense orchards and irrigation canals. This study recounts how the men of 1-17 IN took advantage of their equipment and adapted their tactics in the face of a determined foe defending complex terrain. To download a copy, please go to: http://1.usa.gov/1pRpXMX.

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Tue, 2014-07-08 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.

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Wed, 2014-05-28 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. To download a copy go to http://1.usa.gov/15TYOm4.

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