Academic journal article Military Review

Death Ground: Today's American Infantry in Battle

Academic journal article Military Review

Death Ground: Today's American Infantry in Battle

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DEATH GROUND: Today's American Infantry in Battle, Daniel P. Bolger, Presidio Press, Novato, CA, 1999, 359 pages, $29.95.

Daniel P. Bolger's latest book, Death Ground: Today's American Infantry in Battle, is a superbly written account of the few soldiers who fight their enemy face-to-face in the most miserable of conditions.

Bolger examines the full spectrum of conflict, from noncombatant evacuation operations in Africa to the combined arms assault of an Iraqi strongpoint during the Gulf War. He covers operations between US Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and the joint members of the Special Operations Forces. He includes combined operations with Saudi Arabians and the polyglot of UN forces in Somalia, expertly explaining the historical, strategic and tactical settings and friendly and enemy unit organizations.

In the page-turning manner of an action writer, Bolger details battles in Panama, Haiti, Africa, southwest Asia and Somalia. He gives credit where due to airborne troops, mechanized battalions, light infantry and Rangers and their strengths and weaknesses.

The book's importance lies in its explanation that when foreign policy is carried out by other means, the will of the nation is imposed by a small percentage of US Armed Forces. …

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