tactical innovation

Title: Team of Teams – New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

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Team of Teams, written by retired Army General Stanley McChrystal with Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell. General McChrystal calls on his experience commanding special operations forces in Iraq to challenge the status quo of centralized command and control. When General McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, he quickly […]

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Title: The AEF Way of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I

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This exemplary case study of doctrinal and tactical innovation under fire shows how four divisions of the American Expeditionary Forces adapted, or failed to adapt, to conditions on the Western Front during World War I. The 1st and 2d Divisions perfected artillery-infantry liaison so that by November 1918 they had achieved “state-of-the-art” tactical skills. Both […]

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