In Punitive War: Confederate Guerrillas and Union Reprisals, Clay Mountcastle provides a detail account on how the Union’s attitude and actions changes during the Civil War due to the guerrilla actions against them. The point of Punitive War is not to illustrate the guerrilla actions, but focuses on the Union Army’s response the aggression. The purpose of this study is to educate those interested in military history, such as Officers in the United States Army or simple college students, on how guerilla warfare can and will frustrate a large, professional military force. The message Mountcastle is trying to get across is that guerrilla warfare did had a huge effect on the Union Army’s action and that the true value of this aggressive behavior
The book provides a fresh and broad reaching critique of militarised masculinity. Along with the problems, she has even emphasised on the solutions. For instance, she suggests that killing by a soldier should be thought as the last resort. He should initially focus on negotiation rather than face-to-face killing. This can be imbibed in the training through a proper military training.
In both cases the community or world as a whole must step in before things get too bad and stop both wars and contentions before they end up too widespread and large of a problem to fix. Basically, both war and contagions become very hard to overthrow once they effect a certain amount of people and spread to a certain amount of land. Both can not be escaped by indifference to the problem or hiding from it, these solutions work for a little while until the problems are too big to contain, and then it 's too late. People in the position to help would benefit more from stepping in and stopping both a war or a contagion right ways because not only does it cost less money but cost less lives if a smaller power is taken out before it can become large scale and
As an colonist/American, Thomas Paine knows that the upcoming war will be inevitable, therefore he tries his best to persuade the other colonists to fight by logically appealing to their senses. “America did not, nor does not want force; but she wanted a proper application of that force.” (Crisis No. 1). Thomas Paine is trying to stress that America, through ways of diplomacy does not want any harm towards her/the colonists but the British will persist and in a matter of time, ready or not, America will be forced to fight. Due to there being an upcoming war, the colonists were still split on Summer time soldiers and sunny patriots, both will only fight when it's a good “weathered” situation.
Roosevelt states, “...the tempo of modern warfare could bring into our very midst the physical attack which we must eventually expect if the dictator nations win this war” (15). Roosevelt says this in the way he did because at this point in time he didn’t want to physical fight but he knows if the country needs to we will. Roosevelt knows that wars do not solve the problem which is why he simply wanted to aid countries and not physically fight with them, causing the loss of many lives. Roosevelt had four basic freedoms that he wanted to be conserved and saved. Roosevelt believes that freedom is being able to express yourself in the ways you believe and what you believe in.
The use of a formal tone with his audience, shows the significance of the situation. To help him urge the soldiers to keep fighting, he appeals to the soldier’s pathos, or the characteristic that affects emotions, he uses strong rhetorical techniques and figurative language. With passion, Paine writes to convince the colonists in a comprehensible manner. Intelligently, he uses the media in his advantage, to put his assessments out to
Success on The Battlefield Success will only be given to the person who creates it on his or her own. Michael Shaara put this theme in the frontlines of his book The Killer Angels a historical novel about the battle of Gettysburg. Shaara uses the battle to prove not just how people earn success but also perceive it. What each commander does and how it affects the battle overall show just how much somebody’s action affects the outcome. The Killer Angels also shows the consequences of one’s decisions and how this can lead them down or off the path of success.
Their size, skill, and experience out weighed the Continental army by a landslide. George Washington himself believed he was going to lose the war at some moments. Guerilla warfare changed the direction of the war. Even though there was close calls the tactics used worked by slowly chiseling away at their massive army although there were a lot of other major battles these tactics won them the war. This implement of skills was crucial to their success.
In particular, the concepts that he was advised about from his father that contradicted the typical Persian way were of utmost importance. His father specifically told him that, in reference to gaining an advantage over enemies, one must be “a plotter, a dissembler, wily, a cheat, a thief, rapacious, and the sort who takes advantage of his enemies in everything” (X, 54). This is wildly different from everything he was previously taught but it was extremely important towards bettering his warfare and tactics and also served as an important
However, if they don 't prioritize on what will they should first do, they will find themselves defeated and losing great part of the battle. To prioritize intelligently it is necessary to evaluate which projects will mostly assist us achieve our target objectives and goal set. In military they follow the following procedure: CARVER. This is a key component strategy that military use to attack their most wanted target. They are in a position to know that the target he has selected is the most important by using CARVER acronym which stands for Criticality, Accessibility, Return (or Recuperability), Vulnerability, Effect, and Recognizability.