The Organizational Management of Operation Anaconda The shortfall of Operation Anaconda was due to organizational management. General Tommy Franks, Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander, was also the Coalition/Joint Force Commander for Operation Enduring Freedom and his headquarters located at MacDill AFB, Florida (Fleri, 2003). First, the organizational concept of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan was very unclear and caused major confusion (Fleri, 2003). Secondly, the Operation Anaconda planning phase was constructed poorly from the start and almost failed due to leadership problems (Fleri, 2003). Thirdly, the execution of Operation Anaconda was also late and could have caused many lost lives.
Operation Anaconda 's Operational Art and Design Operation Enduring Freedom and the counter-terrorism campaign set the stage for Operations across Afghanistan. Operation Anaconda was utterly different from all the wars the United States, had fought doctrinally. Operational art and design in conjunction with doctrine enabled leaders to adapt to a constantly changing operating environment. So how operational art and design decided the outcome of Operation Anaconda? "Without operational art war would be a set of disconnected engagements with relative attrition the only measure of success or failure."
The United States of America failed in preventing the Communist takeover of Vietnam and had to reexamine its policy and initial involvement in the region. All around the world including UNO criticized the American involvement in the Vietnam War. Failure of US in this war was a big setback for the American hegemony. After that incident, USA never tried to use the forces in Southeast Asia. In case of North Korea also it is using diplomacy policy and trying to solve the issue with the help of dialogue because they are well aware that, military action may lead to Vietnam II.
Another advantage for the British was the ineffectiveness of the American’s defense strategy, which had many weaknesses. The American’s defense was made of three lines that were widely separated, so they could not give each other support, and were easily susceptible to being outmaneuvered by the British (83). All these strategies, advantages, and disadvantages are just some of the reasons why the British were successful in their attack. As a result, the British were able to burn the Capitol, the White House, the Library of Congress, the War Office, and the Navy Yard in their attack. However, after the British were victorious the British made efforts to be respectful with their treatment of the locals.
The Battle of Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two. Iwo Jima had air stips that both the United States and the Japanese wanted to help them during World War Two. This battle did not end up going exactly as planned for either country. Both countries had their own strategy but neither succeeded. The Battle of Iwo Jima is an important battle to know about when discussing World War Two.
However, the plan ultimately failed because of the lack of communication between the troops and the miscalculations of the leaders. Churchill expected major-general John Lucas, in charge of the campaign, to take advantage of the surprise factor and strike an attack that would cut off the supply route to Cassino. But the latter decided against it and followed US commanding officer Mark Clark’s advice to dig artillery positions to secure the bridgehead. This delay would allow the Germans to prepare an opposition force. Even though there had been some errors they only influenced single operations of the conflict and therefore, did not have as great an effect on the length of the campaign as the strength of German
This was especially true for the Afghanistan forces that were participating in the operation. CJTF Mountain did not have enough weapons platforms to fill all of the close air requests received by the Air Support Operations Center (ASOC). As a result the Afghanistan forces did not receive promised close air support. All of the available weapons platforms were committed to supporting the U.S. combat forces. Due to this lack of close air support and a friendly fire incident the Afghanistan forces withdrew to cover to
They tried their hardest to set up a successful plan, but sadly it didn’t end that way; many were captured and some killed. The invasion was a failure for the United States and made them look weak. 1. Background information Cuba had joined into the Cold war and there was a new strong leader in place called
This led to the deaths of Allied troops and provided little aid to the war effort. The counter argument would be that the events of the operation caused its failure. “Defeat at Arnhem was in part due to the fact that Allied paratroopers were told to expect light resistance from no more than 2,000 recruits just learning the rudiments of soldiering,”- Source D. this quote provides evidence that those planning the operation were not using the intelligence that was received by the Allies about the German armor near Arnhem. The ignoring of the intelligence gathered by the Dutch underground and the arial reconnaissance done by the RAF proved to have a major impact on the battle at Arnhem as the Airborne troops were not equipped and did not have the supplies to deal with the German tanks that were stationed
However, United States and United Kingdom’s airstrikes were ought to be extreme since the bombing sabotaged the innocent ones. The possible reason for US to undertake such actions was to avenge for the severe losses from the 9/11 event. Additionally, in order to demonstrate US’s strong military power to the globe, US had taken this as an opportunity. Whereas the US had successfully proven its troops’ strengths, Barrack Obama now faces criticism: rash, uncooperative, and brutal. Indeed, the United Nations Security Council might not be able to come up with the most feasible resolutions to cope with the dilemmas that take place in the Middle East and was unable to execute immediate actions; however, US’s defilement might provoke other series of social unrest in neighboring regions and more unknowing residents have to be sacrificed.
This was an Army lead operation in the Shah-i-Kot valley. The enemy mounted a strong resistance from the high ground making it difficult for the United States Military to advance. This operation resulted in 8 American casualties. Lambeth blasts the Army’s plan for Anaconda explain several problems citing the lack of communication between the Army and Air Force as the main reason. He also states that some believe the Army intentionally left out the air services of other branches of the military so it could take more credit for the operation.
The unexpected Northern Vietnamese attack was used as leverage against the U.S. and as seen from the American’s point of view, it was the definite turning point of the Vietnam War. The Tet Offensive was seen as a symbolic attack to the American public and the purpose of the attack was for the North Vietnamese to send a message to America. The Viet Cong wanted to gain advantages in negotiations to pull ahead in the Vietnam War for the victory (Robbins). Americans saw the attack as a message from the enemies and once they saw that the government was not doing anything to help, doubt began to spread and the American public soon lost trust in the government. Although the presidents tried anything in their hopes to assure the country that the attack was nothing to be worried about, the Tet Offensive already proved that there was nothing able to do to make the war winnable.
The American Revolution on saratoga refers to the period in history in which the Thirteen Colonies that became the United States of America gained independence from the British Empire. There were many battles and tactics against the British that were needed in order to obtain independence from them, including: The battle of Lexington, Bunker Hill, Saratoga, etc. Ultimately, the Americans succeeded in gaining Independence and winning the war. However, victory seemed out of reach for the Americans during the war; the Americans had fewer soldiers and weapons while the British had the most formidable army in the world at the time and flourished in soldiers and weaponry. There are significant reasons why the British lost the war despite having the upper hand in terms of weaponry and soldiers.
The Island Hopping campaign implemented by the Allies in the Pacific Theater would not have been successful without the use of the Navajo Code Talkers. Code developed by the Navajo was indecipherable, and has been credited as the the only unbreakable code in military history. Prior to the involvement of the Navajo Indians the United States marines changed their code every twenty-four hours in an attempt to keep their enemies for decrypting the important messages. Hours were spent trying to code simple messages then send them to be decoded later; this was a great inconvenience to the Allies and extremely ineffective. During World War II Germany allied with Italy, Japan, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria to fight against the Allies which consisted
The Patriots were feeling defeated after the first 2 years of war, and the makeshift Pennsylvania winter camp didn 't add to their spirits. Valley Forge was a tough time for the American Army, and many soldiers wanted to quit because of the hardships. If I were a soldier, I would have quit Valley Forge for a multitude of reasons. The living conditions were inadequate, there was a minimal amount of supplies, and illness and death was common in the camp. In essence, the cons of staying at Valley Forge outweighed the Pros.