Academic journal article Aerospace Power Journal

Proud Legions: A Novel of America's Next War

Academic journal article Aerospace Power Journal

Proud Legions: A Novel of America's Next War

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Proud Legions: A Novel of America's Next War by John Antal. Presidio Press (http://www.presidiopress.com), 505-B San Marin Drive, Suite 300, Novato, California 94945-1340, 1999, 368 pages, $24.95.

As an airman who has wrestled with the complexities of warfare as a B-52 navigator, as a student at Air Command and Staff College and at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies, on the Air Staff, in senior service school, in command, and now on the Joint Staff, I knew that a gaping hole existed when it came to understanding how the US Army fights. In fact, there was a time when I understood the Russian army better than the US Army. I've studied AirLand Battle, I've studied Army doctrine, and I've pored over joint doctrine; but truly understanding the Army has come slowly-until now.

Proud Legions offers the layman the unique opportunity to fight the Korean War from a very personal perspective-that of an armored battalion. Presented with a series of serious combat situations, the commander of a stranded US Army armor battalion examines his circumstances, develops a plan, and then executes his plan against a numerically superior force charged with all the elan that the powerful propaganda machine of North Korea can generate. As either a study in leadership or in armored tactics, this novel offers the airman an opportunity to help the commander on the ground decide the next course of action. Worried about commander's intent and what it means? …

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