The First Way of War

The First Way of War

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This 2005 book explores the evolution of Americans' first way of war, to show how war waged against Indian noncombatant population and agricultural resources became the method early Americans employed and, ultimately, defined their military heritage. The sanguinary story of the American conquest of the Indian peoples east of the Mississippi River helps demonstrate how early Americans embraced warfare shaped by extravagant violence and focused on conquest. Grenier provides a major revision in understanding the place of warfare directed on noncombatants in the American military tradition, and his conclusions are relevant to understand US 'special operations' in the War on Terror.He took the 55 volunteers who presented themselves and began a rigorous program of instruction in what he called the aquot;ranging discipline. ... They elucidated the key points of ranging, so much so that they remain the foundation of American ranger doctrine to this day.73 ... in which cases every mana#39;s reason and judgment must be his guide, according to the practical situation and nature of things; andanbsp;...

Title:The First Way of War
Author:John Grenier
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-01-31


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