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Dougherty, Kevin
The United States Military in limited war : case studies in success and failure, 1945-1999 / Kevin Dougherty
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, 2012
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 4th Floor  UA11.5 .D68 2012    MEL PAGED +1 HOLD
Subject(s) Limited war -- Case studies
Subject United States
Subject(s) Military doctrine -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Subject United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Case studies
Physical Description vii, 227 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.214-222) and index
Contents The Greek Civil War: a pretty good balance -- Lebanon: following the principles, but by chance or design? -- The Dominican Republic: security allows restraint -- Vietnam Pacification: the primacy of objective -- Nicaragua and Honduras: restraint enables perseverance -- Beirut: unity of effort between diplomacy and force -- Somalia: weak objective leads to weak perseverance -- Haiti: restraint needs either security or legitimacy -- Conclusion: the usefulness of the principles
Summary "There was an explosion of doctrinal material after World War II, including an Official Field Manual, FM 100-5, which appeared in 1993. The author of the present work examines four successful OOTWs and four failed ones and concludes that there is a positive correlation between adherence to the principles and the operation's outcome. "--Provided by publisher
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