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The Rucksack battle: U.S. military Operational Logistics in Grenada, 1983, is the second one quantity within the U.S. military middle of army History’s Contingency Operations sequence, presents an account of the way military logistics affected floor operations throughout the Grenada intervention and, in flip, how wrestle stimulated logistical functionality. Noteworthy is the book’s emphasis at the position of people and of the choices they made in keeping with the inevitably incomplete and occasionally deceptive info on hand on the time. The narrative levels via all degrees of war—from the conferences of the nationwide defense Council,where the president grappled with the query of no matter if to intrude within the wake of a bloody coup, to the jungles of Grenada, the place a sergeant in wrestle coped effectively with a Cuban ambush regardless of an absence of hand grenades. Raines is cautious to put military logistical making plans and operations in a joint context in addition to grounding them within the Army’s post-Vietnam reform of logistical association and doctrine. as well as furnishing a desirable account of a posh operation, The Rucksack War identifies many concerns that could good impression the behavior of U.S. forces in destiny short-notice contingency operations.

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