Into the Storm: A Study in Command (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 1, 2007 - Fiction - 768 pages
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  In his brilliant, bestselling novels, Tom Clancy has explored the most timely military and security issues of our generation. Now he takes readers deep into the operational art of war with this insightful look at one of the greatest American military triumphs since World War II: the Gulf War.


  

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Review: Into the Storm: On the Ground in Iraq (Commanders)

User Review  - JM Lominy - Goodreads

Tom Clancy is epic with his writing. His books are big, as in text book big. He keeps you well engaged with wonderful thrilling action that does not give up until the final page. Read full review

Review: Into the Storm: On the Ground in Iraq (Commanders)

User Review  - Alex Black - Goodreads

A worthwhile look at the planning of a large-scale military campaign and its execution. Also, what a general's eye view of an armored corps in action looks like. The sections written by Clancy go over ... Read full review

Contents

VII CORPS TAC CP IRAQ
CONVERSATION WITH THE CINC
ENEMY FORCES
PERSONNEL AND LOGISTICS
DOUBLE ENVELOPMENT
PLANNING AND FIGHTING
REPORTS
VII CORPS ATTACK

ACTION
COMMAND STYLE
SNOUL
VALLEY FORGE GENERAL HOSPITAL
DECEMBER 1970
CHRISTMAS 1970
VALLEY FORGE GENERAL HOSPITAL JANUARY 1971
THE HOT BLUE FLAME
WASHINGTON DC8 JUNE 1991
MISSION AND FOCUS
QUALITY
TRAINING
TRADOC AND FORSCOM
THE 1973 MIDEAST WAR
THE TRAINING BEGINS
BIG FIVE
DOCTRINE
LEADER TRAINING
RUNNING HARD
GOLDWATERNICHOLS
THE VUONO YEARS
GENERATIONS
FRED FRANKS19721989
HISTORY
US ARMY AIRLAND BATTLE DOCTRINE
ORGANIZATION
PRINCIPLES OF APPLICATION
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 1990
TEAM BUILDING
LEADERS RECON SAUDI ARABIA 11 NOVEMBER TO 15 NOVEMBER 1990
GETTING MOVING
FROM A DISTANCE
TIME IS A FOURLETTER WORD
TRAINING
PLANS
MAPS
THE CENTCOM PLAN
THE THIRD ARMY PLAN
THE VII CORPS PLAN
COMMAND OF GROUND FORCES
OPERATIONS BEFORE GDAY
VII CORPS MAIN COMMAND POST GDAY 24 FEBRUARY 1991
0600 VII CORPS MAIN COMMAND POST
VII CORPS COMMAND POSTS
STRATEGIC CONTEXT AND TACTICAL COMMANDER
0830 VII CORPS TAC CP
ATTACK
EARLY ATTACK SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY VII CORPS TAC CP
1ST INFANTRY DIVISION
ATTACK VII CORPS TAC CP
ACTIONS
2300 VII CORPS TAC CP SAUDI ARABIA
0600 VII CORPS TAC CP SAUDI ARABIA 25 FEBRUARY 1991
0725 VII CORPS TAC CP
RENDEZVOUS WITH MAJOR GENERAL GRIFFITH SOMEWHERE IN IRAQ ABOUT 0830
1100 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION BREACH
1530 2ND ACR MAIN CP
1630 SOMEWHERE IN IRAQ
G+1 THE REST OF THE THEATER
VII CORPS JUMP TAC IRAQ
TACTICAL MANEUVERS
VII CORPS JUMP TAC CP
0400 VII CORPS JUMP TAC EIGHTY KILOMETERS INTO IRAQ
WEATHER AND AIR
0730 EN ROUTE TO 1ST AD
0800 1ST AD FIELD LOCATION
1000 TAC FWD
DEVELOPMENTS INSECTOR THAT MORNING
2ND ACR LATE MORNING
1325 VII CORPS TAC FWD
1600 2ND ACR
1630 3RD AD TAC CP
1700 VII CORPS MAIN TAC
G + 2 THE REST OF THE THEATER
DEEP ATTACK
THE ZONE
REFLECTIONS
0400 VII CORPS TAC CP
ACTIONS
THOUGHTS
EN ROUTE
0715 VII CORPS TAC FWD
0745 3RD AD TAC CP
0815 1ST AD TAC CP
1030 VII CORPS JUMP TAC
1300 1ST CAV TAC CP
13301400 FLIGHT TO 1ST AD
MEDINA RIDGE
1ST AD TAC CP MEDINA RIDGE
1530 VII CORPS TAC CP
G+3 THE REST OF THE THEATER
VII CORPS ACTIONS
ORDERS
0315 VII CORPS TAC CP
0630
RESULTS
LOGISTICS
OPERATING SYSTEMS
08001000 VII CORPS TAC
10001200 VISITS
1200 VII CORPS TAC CP
0300 1 MARCH 1991
1 MARCH 1991
2 MARCH 1991
3 MARCH 1991
RETURN FLIGHT
OCCUPATION
DESTRUCTION OF ENEMY EQUIPMENT
HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS
WITHDRAWAL
RESIDUAL FORCE
FULL CIRCLE
HEIDELBERG GERMANY 17 JUNE 1991
SENIORLEVEL SELECTION
DEPARTURE
TRADOC
ENGINE OF CHANGE
IDEAS FOR CHANGE
LAND BATTLE
BATTLE DYNAMICS
BATTLE LABS
FUTURE BATTLEFIELDS
REFLECTIONS
TRANSFORMATION
FIRST BATTLES
NO NOTICE START OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES
FIGHT OUTNUMBERED AND WIN
SPECIAL FORCES THOUGHTS
10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION REFLECTIONS
EXECUTION
MARCH 2003
ATTACK
NORTH AND WEST
BAGHDAD
NATION BUILDING
WAR OF WILLS
VERSATILITY
IDEAS EXPERIMENTS AND CONTINUITY
PEOPLE TRAINING AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT AND THE ARMY PROFESSION
CONCLUSIONS
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS PAUL R SMITH
MILITARY HISTORY THEORY AND DOCTRINE
THE VIETNAM WAR
THE PERSIAN GULF WAR
INTERVIEWS CONVERSATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

At one time, Tom Clancy was an obscure Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history and only a letter to the editor and a brief article on the MX missile to his credit. Years before he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red Octoberthe story of a Russian submarine captain who defects to the United Statessold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn” and “non-put-downable.” Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.

Clancy’s next novel, Red Storm Rising, took on U.S./Soviet tension by providing a realistic modern war scenario arising from a conventional Soviet attack on NATO. Other bestsellers followed: Patriot Games dealt with terrorism; Cardinal of the Kremlin focused on spies, secrets and the strategic defense initiative; Clear and Present Danger asked what if there was a real war on drugs; The Sum of All Fears centered around post-Cold War attempts to rekindle U.S./Soviet animosity; Without Remorse took on the rising U.S. drug trade and Vietnam War era POW’s; and Debt of Honor explored the hazards of American/Japanese economic competition, the vulnerability of America’s financial system, and the dangers of military downsizing. In light of the events of September 11, 2001, Debt of Honor demonstrated once and for all Clancy’s cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events. The novel ends with a suicide attack against the U.S. Capitol Building by a terrorist flying a 747 out of Dulles airport.

Clancy’s uninterrupted string of best sellers continued with Executive Orders, which combined the threat of biological and conventional terrorism with the instability of the Persian Gulf region; Rainbow Six, which explored the dual threats posed by former Soviet intelligence operatives willing to sell themselves to the highest bidder, and genetically engineering bio weapons; and The Bear and The Dragon, which posited a limited war between China, the U.S. and Russia.

Clancy’s nonfiction works include Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airbornea series of guided tours of America’s warfighting assets. He has also written three books in an extraordinary nonfiction series that looks deep into the art of war through the eyes of America’s outstanding military commanders. Into The Storm: A Study in Command, written with armor and infantry General Fred Franks Jr., and Every Man a Tiger, written with Air Force General Chuck Horner, won unanimous praise for their detailed exploration of traditional war-fighting from the ground and from the air. The third book in the Commanders series, Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces, written with General Carl Stiner, former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, tells the story of the soldiers whose training, resourcefulness, and creativity make them capable of jobs that few other soldiers can handle, in situations where traditional arms and movement don’t apply.  

At one time, Tom Clancy was an obscure Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history and only a letter to the editor and a brief article on the MX missile to his credit. Years before he had been an English major at Baltimore’s Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red Octoberthe story of a Russian submarine captain who defects to the United Statessold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it “the perfect yarn” and “non-put-downable.” Since then Clancy has established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense.

Clancy’s next novel, Red Storm Rising, took on U.S./Soviet tension by providing a realistic modern war scenario arising from a conventional Soviet attack on NATO. Other bestsellers followed: Patriot Games dealt with terrorism; Cardinal of the Kremlin focused on spies, secrets and the strategic defense initiative; Clear and Present Danger asked what if there was a real war on drugs; The Sum of All Fears centered around post-Cold War attempts to rekindle U.S./Soviet animosity; Without Remorse took on the rising U.S. drug trade and Vietnam War era POW’s; and Debt of Honor explored the hazards of American/Japanese economic competition, the vulnerability of America’s financial system, and the dangers of military downsizing. In light of the events of September 11, 2001, Debt of Honor demonstrated once and for all Clancy’s cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events. The novel ends with a suicide attack against the U.S. Capitol Building by a terrorist flying a 747 out of Dulles airport.

Clancy’s uninterrupted string of best sellers continued with Executive Orders, which combined the threat of biological and conventional terrorism with the instability of the Persian Gulf region; Rainbow Six, which explored the dual threats posed by former Soviet intelligence operatives willing to sell themselves to the highest bidder, and genetically engineering bio weapons; and The Bear and The Dragon, which posited a limited war between China, the U.S. and Russia.

Clancy’s nonfiction works include Submarine, Armored Cav, Fighter Wing, Marine, and Airbornea series of guided tours of America’s warfighting assets. He has also written three books in an extraordinary nonfiction series that looks deep into the art of war through the eyes of America’s outstanding military commanders. Into The Storm: A Study in Command, written with armor and infantry General Fred Franks Jr., and Every Man a Tiger, written with Air Force General Chuck Horner, won unanimous praise for their detailed exploration of traditional war-fighting from the ground and from the air. The third book in the Commanders series, Shadow Warriors: Inside the Special Forces, written with General Carl Stiner, former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, tells the story of the soldiers whose training, resourcefulness, and creativity make them capable of jobs that few other soldiers can handle, in situations where traditional arms and movement don’t apply.  

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