The Hollow Army: How the U.S. Army Is Oversold and Undermanned

By William Darryl Henderson; Charles Moskos | Go to book overview

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

WM. DARRYL HENDERSON, Colonel (ret.) U.S. Army, graduated with a B.A. from Stanford University in 1961, which included a year at the University of Vienna, Austria, studying history. He received a Ph.D. in comparative political systems and international relations from the University of Pittsburgh in 1974. Additionally, Dr. Henderson served as an assistant professor and instructor in international relations, comparative systems, and military psychology at West Point. He is a graduate of the Army's Command and General Staff College and the National War College, where he was also a senior research fellow.

Among his publications are: Cohesion: The Human Element in Combat ( NDU Press, 1985); Why the Viet Cong Fought: A Study of Motivation and Control in a Modern Army in Combat ( Greenwood Press, 1973); coauthor and regional editor, Handbook of World Conflicts ( University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970).

Dr. Henderson was an infantryman and served in a variety of assignments including three years as an infantry company commander (including one in Vietnam), numerous infantry battalion and brigade staff assignments, Battalion Command, assistant professor, Social Sciences Department, and instructor for leadership and military psychology at West Point; deputy commander, Joint Security Area, Panmunjom, Korea; staff assistant in the Office of Deputy Secretary of Defense; executive assistant to the assistant secretary of Defense Legislative Affairs; Office of the Chief of Staff; with the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; and as a senior advisor to a major Army Reserve Command. Dr. Henderson recently served as a senior arms control planner on the International Military Staff, Headquarters NATO, followed by his most recent

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  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Military Studies ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures and Tables ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Ppreface xv
  • 1 - Introduction: Selling a Mythical Army 1
  • Notes 9
  • 2 - The Army Mission: A Mismatch for Today's Army 11
  • Notes 18
  • 3 - Army Manpower: An Issue with No Constituency 19
  • Notes 45
  • 4 - Training on a Treadmill 49
  • Notes 74
  • 5 - Personnel Turbulence 77
  • Notes 89
  • 6 - Small-Unit Leaders Should Be War Winners 91
  • Notes 104
  • 7 - Why Can't the American Army Create Cohesive Units? 107
  • Notes 125
  • 8 - The Broken Backbone 127
  • Notes 143
  • 9 - It's Broke and Needs to Be Fixed 145
  • Notes 154
  • Bibliography 155
  • Index 161
  • About the Author 165
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