Kevlar Legions: The Transformation Of The United States Army 1989-2005

Kevlar Legions: The Transformation Of The United States Army 1989-2005 by John Sloan Brown 1300079541 9781300079545
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This is the story of how the United States Army responded to the challenges of the end of the Cold War by transforming itself into the most capable ground force in the world today. It argues that from 1989 through 2005 the U.S. Army attempted, and largely achieved, a centrally directed and institutionally driven transformation relevant to ground warfare that exploited Information Age technology, adapted to post?Cold War strategic circumstances, and integrated into parallel Department of Defense efforts. The process not only modernized equipment, it also substantially altered doctrine, organization, training, administrative and logistical practices, and the service culture. Kevlar Legions further contends that the digitized expeditionary Army has withstood the test of combat, performing superbly with respect to deployment and high-end conventional combat and capably with respect to low-intensity conflict and the counterinsurgency challenges of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Author: John Sloan Brown

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 560

Publisher: U.S. Army Center of Military History

Publication Date: 2012-08-12


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