Realizing the need, Major General Petraeus soon began to employ the division to work local nationals to restart water and electricity and working to reopen schools (Lundberg, 2008). Lacking any guidance from his leadership, Petraeus took many prudent risks in order to further see these plans through by utilizing his own assets. For example, according to Lundberg, he utilized assets such as Army engineers to begin clearing rubble and debris from cities, villages, and roadways. Conclusion Providing a strong leadership approach and willingness to take risk, Major General Petraeus was put on a mission to develop and implement strategy to establish stability in Mosul, Iraq. Mission command and understanding the mission were critical to whether he and his Soldiers would be successful or not.
Joint Planning for Operation Anaconda SFC Spurlock, Matthew MLC Class 005-18 Joint Planning for Operation Anaconda Since the beginning of the Global War on Terrorism, there have been numerous battles. One of the most important battles that shaped future joint planning of operations was Operation Anaconda. The outcome of this operation was ultimately successful, however, the original intent from the commanders were not met due to errors in the joint planning process. Joint planning during Operation Anaconda proved ineffective because of inaccurate intelligence about the terrain and weather, the exemption of Air Force and Navy during the initial planning phase, and false assumptions about the enemy. Intelligence Intelligence Preparation
The United States Army entered Mosul, but at no time did they think they would have to run the country. The U.S had a plan, but when that plan failed, they had to go to their next option. The next option for the commander in Iraq was to move the 101st up to Mosul to secure it (Lundberg & Zimmerman). The 101st commanders really did not know what to expect, but one thing he knew is that securing Mosul would be a key element in the future and building of Iraq. Ending up in Mosul The mission was to secure Mosul, but when 4th ID was not allowed to enter through Turkey, someone else available would end up taking that mission.
The first reason being the pressure from Eisenhower’s superior in the United States to coordinate and send off a team of highly trained paratroopers. “Then, Montgomery had long been advising Eisenhower on the folly of a broad-front strategy, for that many military leaders in history had lost their hard-earned initiative by failing to concentrate their forces. This would allow Montgomery to launch his assault on the industrial heartland of Germany and end the war by Christmas.” (Greenarce 284) General Dwight D Eisenhower was the commander of the operation which would take over the land campaign from
The American’s setback in Vietnam War is already tattooed in their history. It triggered shameful criticism both to General William Westmoreland and the US government. Even today, many Americans still ask whether the American effort in Vietnam was a sin, a blunder, an indispensable war, a noble cause, or an idealistic campaign (History Learning Site, 2015). Instrumental to this campaign was American General William C. Westmoreland who engineered the build-up and consolidation of U.S. military forces in South Vietnam. He is considered to be the primary reason why he was not able to win the war in Vietnam as he overestimated the American people’s patience and tolerance of friendly losses.
The RAE worked tirelessly to make it possible for the soldiers to fight for Australia’s freedom. More specifically, their role and responsibility in Vietnam included the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges, the building of schools, vehicle repair, and aid for the civilians such as installing a safe water supply. However, there was a far more dangerous task that was required of the RAE. This task was mine clearing. These meticulously hidden weapons were the reason for a large portion of the Australian fatalities in Vietnam.
Many people don 't get the brotherhood aspect of the military. Its like you have a lot of older and younger brothers and sister. Some possible problems with the military is that there are some people out there who are fully against the military. This could be a problem with funding and such. There are some long term consequences surrounding our military, Like “fielding of the nuclear-capable long range weapon.” (Article 17) Of course, death is a huge part of our military.
In the time frame of the Vietnam war there were a collection of sources of media to explain what was going on with the troops and the war itself. The media could be a clarification of the land of Vietnam. A song recorded by the band named The Animals gives a sturdy explanation of the layout of Vietnam that will be discussed later on. Before getting into the media, what was the Vietnam war and how did the United States get involved in it? The Vietnam war was a very long, costly conflict to stop the communist of North Vietnam spreading to southern Vietnam.
Tim O’Brien was trying to warn us about the weight of the actions of the war on each soldier and that it leads to PTSD which is the heaviest thing that the soldiers carried. Jimmy could potentially have PTSD from the stress of leading his platoon and the guilt of having someone
Throughout history, countries are inevitably pulled into conflicts that result in war. These conflicts usually occur because of interests in: economic gain, territorial gain, religion, and nationalism. America, like every country, needs a military to defend itself, especially when tensions arise in other parts of the world and when militia numbers start to decrease. This then allows the government to draft its population to serve in the military. People argue that young men and women’s bright lives are often cut short, and not allowed their Constitutional right to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”, but there are many benefits for the nation and the individual by serving one’s country.
Source 1 - Vin Cosgrove Reasons for Australia’a Involvement in the Vietnam War: Australian troops went to train Vietnam to be able to fight their own wars We are currently reliving history because of current troops being sent to Iraq. The war was related to reasons of WWII, Australia was under serious attack and isolated (venerable to invasion) Germany, Italy and Japan were our enemies On 97 occasions Australia was bombed Australia was terrified of being invaded Because Australia was linked to USA because of the alliance, we had to contribute to the war and help out USA Australia was taught to support the country to fight communism The Domino Theory Most countries above us were falling to communism (coming closer and closer to Australia)
In this essay I want to portray the message of how many veterans of war are being left to fend for themselves when they return home, and struggle to restart their lives. I want to demonstrate the fact that Veterans are suffering with economic and PTSD, and they will continue to do so until drastic changes are made. I would address the United States Government-specifically the department of domestic affairs- thus hoping to change the current situation as quickly as possible, due to the fact that the branch that this essay is directed towards have an enormous amount of power. The research I will present will be based off the plethora of U.S. census data; indicating that the problem at hand is one that the government has verified. As well as using data to support poverty, I will gather sources from other wars such as Iraq to show how this poverty among veterans has entered a domino effect.
The protection of United States territory, sovereignty, population, and critical infrastructure against external threats and aggression is a main mission for the military. Although military size has decreased over the past years it is apparent that the advances in the technology by way of the military development is necessary. Regardless of the decrease in size the military paired with it’s capabilities for homeland security, which by definition is different then homeland defense. The military plays a huge part in both homeland efforts. “Homeland security is defined as: a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism, and minimize the damage and assist in the recovery from terrorist attacks.