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The Resource Marine Corps tank battles in the Middle East, Oscar E. Gilbert

Marine Corps tank battles in the Middle East, Oscar E. Gilbert

Label
Marine Corps tank battles in the Middle East
Title
Marine Corps tank battles in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Oscar E. Gilbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the aftermath of Vietnam a new generation of Marines was determined to wage a smarter kind of war. The tank, the very symbol of brute power and violence, would play a key role in a new concept of maneuver warfare. The emphasis would be not on savage battles of attrition, butt on the concept of "combined arms and ability to resist by rapid maneuver and judicious bu overwhelming use of firepower. Yet in two wars with Iraq the takers, as well as the crews of the new Light Armored Vehicles, quickly found themselves back in a familiar role -- battering through some of the strongest defenses in the world by frontal assault, fighting their way through towns and cities. In America's longest continual conflict the armored Marines quickly transitioned to another familiar role: counter-insurgency warfare in the broiling deserts, ancient cities, and rich farmlands of Iraq, and in the high, bleak wastes of Afghanistan. It was an all-too familiar kind of war against a fanatical foe who brutalized civilians, planted sophisticated roadside bombs, and seized control of entire cities. It was a maddening but familiar war of clearing roads, escorting convoys, endless sweep operations to locate and destroy insurgent strongholds, protecting voting sites for free elections, and recapturing and rebuilding urban centers. It was a war in which the tanks repeatedly provided the outnumbered infantry with precise and decisive firepower. The tankers even added a new trick to their repertoire - long ranged surveillance, working with snipers and reconnaissance Marines. Author Gillbert, with his years of personal experience, research, and firsthand interviews with tanks crewmen themselves, plus their supports, unveils the Marine Corps' most recent armored combats in unprecedented detail. The brief war against Iraq in 1991 and the wars of the post-9/11 years demanded that unique combination of ferocity and compassion, dash and tenacity, professionalism, and versatility that makes a Marine no better friend, and no worse enemy"--Book jacket
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Gilbert, Oscar E
Dewey number
359.96092273
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UG446.5
LC item number
G55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
Label
Marine Corps tank battles in the Middle East, Oscar E. Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223112401931
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612002675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
894275767
Label
Marine Corps tank battles in the Middle East, Oscar E. Gilbert
Publication
Bar code
31223112401931
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612002675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
894275767

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