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The Resource Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East, Oscar Gilbert, (ebook)

Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East, Oscar Gilbert, (ebook)

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Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East
Title
Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Gilbert
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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 power and violence, would play a key role in a new concept of mobile warfare, not seen since the dashes of World War II. The emphasis would be not on brutal battles of attrition, but on paralyzing the enemy by rapid maneuver and overwhelming but judicious use of firepower. Yet in two wars with Iraq, the tankers, as well as the crews of the new Light Armored Vehicles, quickly found themselves 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, armored Marines became entangled in further guerilla war, this time amid the broiling deserts, ancient cities, and rich farmlands of Iraq, and in the high, bleak wastes of Afghanistan. It was a familiar kind of war against a fanatical foe who brutalized civilians, planted sophisticated roadside bombs, and seized control of entire cities. It has been a maddening 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's been 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-range surveillance. Our fights against Iraq in 1991 and in the post-9/11 years have seen further wars that demanded that unique combination of courage, tenacity, professionalism, and versatility that makes a Marine no better friend, and no worse enemy. This book fully describes how our Marine Corps tankers have risen to the occasion
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Gilbert, Oscar E
Dewey number
359.96092273
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
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adult
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Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East, Oscar Gilbert, (ebook)
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1 online resource (312 pages)
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9781504025065
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MWT9781504025065
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Label
Marine Corps Tank Battles in the Middle East, Oscar Gilbert, (ebook)
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (312 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504025065
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT9781504025065
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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