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By David R. Mets

ISBN-10: 1585660639

ISBN-13: 9781585660636

In gentle of the age-old trust of Confucius that no proposal is new, Dr. Mets examines the position of Colonel Warden within the Gulf battle to figure out if a revolution in army affairs had happened. He will depend on a number of twentieth-century antecedents to Warden, together with Giulio Douhet, Hugh Trenchard, and Billy Mitchell to distill a development. Mets additionally addresses even if ''the argument that antedated the Gulf warfare to the influence that such conflicts among states utilizing traditional guns and strategies are a urgent phenomenon.'' bankruptcy 6, the concluding bankruptcy, offers an summary of Mets's dialogue.

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1 He came from a wealthy and prominent Wisconsin family. His grandfather had been a railroad mogul, and his father, a US senator of the Democratic Party, was an ardent anti-imperialist. Mitchell attended private schools and had an unremarkable academic record. He was enrolled in the ancestor unit of George Washington University for three years, but did not graduate. New World Theorist When the Spanish-American War broke out, he left school and his father engineered a second lieutenant’s commission for him in the volunteers.

Further, civilian morale proved more resilient than Mitchell (and the other theorists) supposed, though the war proved as “total” as he and the others had anticipated. Notes 1. Some of the most prominent sources on Mitchell’s life and ideas include the following: Alfred F. : Indiana University Press, 1975); David MacIsaac, “Voices from the Central Blue: The Airpower Theorists,” in Makers of Modern Strategy, ed. , 1988); William Trimble, Admiral William A. : Random House, 1967); Michael S. : Yale University Press, 1987), chaps.

Notes 1. Among the most prominent sources on Douhet are David MacIsaac, “Voices from the Central Blue: The Airpower Theorists” in Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, ed. : Princeton University Press, 1959, 1965), 71–105; Frank J. , Rutgers University, 1967); E. Warner, “Douhet, Mitchell, Seversky: Theories of Air Warfare,” in Makers of Modern Strategy: Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler, ed. : Princeton University Press, 1943), 480–97; and R. , University of Oklahoma, 1965).

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