Leadership: The Warrior's Art


     

Once An Eagle

By Christopher D. Kolenda


     

By Anton Myrer

No political order, economic enterprise, or military organization has ever achieved significant success, or even survived, without outstanding leadership.  It brings up contributions from some of the most thoughtful minds and practitioners of the Warriors' Art.  Kolenda and his colleagues explore the matter through its theory, history and comtemporary experience.  The work is bold, fresh and broad-scale examination of the single most critical factor in making groups drive for success in the face of daunting resistance.  It is a volume of monumental significance.


     

Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington's corridors of power. Beginning in the French countryside during the Great War, the conflict between these adversaries solidifies in the isolated garrison life marking peacetime, intensifies in the deadly Pacific jungles of World War 11, and reaches its treacherous conclusion in the last major battleground of the Cold War -- Vietnam. A study in character and values, courage, nobility, honesty, and selflessness, here is an unforgettable story about a man who embdies the best in our nation -- and in us all.



     

     

A Tale of Three Wars


     

The Counterinsurgency Challenge

By Edward B. Atkeson


     

By Christopher D. Kolenda

This action piece is full of suspense and intrigue.  But for the military professional, the talented amateur, and the concerned observer there is more-much more.  The reader is invited to view the war through the eyes of three officers from three armies: U.S., ARVN, and VC, and through the prism of three different political cultures: democratic, authoritarian, and despotic.  In the context of this war, at this level, at this time, and at this place; the differences are not as great as one would expect or even hope.


     

Instruction on the best ways to command a counterinsurgency operation, presented in the form of a parable in which a fictional commander participates in virtual reality simulations of various fictional combat situations that include elements of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan
Explores the likely consequences of a range of command decisions based on lessons learned in current wars  
Emphasizes the need for a new approach to counterinsurgency operations, one not based on the standards of conventional warfare

           

Leadership: The Warrior's Art


     

Once An Eagle

By Christopher D. Kolenda


     

By Anton Myrer

No political order, economic enterprise, or military organization has ever achieved significant success, or even survived, without outstanding leadership.  It brings up contributions from some of the most thoughtful minds and practitioners of the Warriors' Art.  Kolenda and his colleagues explore the matter through its theory, history and comtemporary experience.  The work is bold, fresh and broad-scale examination of the single most critical factor in making groups drive for success in the face of daunting resistance.  It is a volume of monumental significance.


     

Once An Eagle is the story of one special man, a soldier named Sam Damon, and his adversary over a lifetime, fellow officer Courtney Massengale. Damon is a professional who puts duty, honor, and the men he commands above self interest. Massengale, however, brilliantly advances by making the right connections behind the lines and in Washington's corridors of power. Beginning in the French countryside during the Great War, the conflict between these adversaries solidifies in the isolated garrison life marking peacetime, intensifies in the deadly Pacific jungles of World War 11, and reaches its treacherous conclusion in the last major battleground of the Cold War -- Vietnam. A study in character and values, courage, nobility, honesty, and selflessness, here is an unforgettable story about a man who embdies the best in our nation -- and in us all.



     

     

A Tale of Three Wars


     

The Counterinsurgency Challenge

By Edward B. Atkeson


     

By Christopher D. Kolenda

This action piece is full of suspense and intrigue.  But for the military professional, the talented amateur, and the concerned observer there is more-much more.  The reader is invited to view the war through the eyes of three officers from three armies: U.S., ARVN, and VC, and through the prism of three different political cultures: democratic, authoritarian, and despotic.  In the context of this war, at this level, at this time, and at this place; the differences are not as great as one would expect or even hope.


     

Instruction on the best ways to command a counterinsurgency operation, presented in the form of a parable in which a fictional commander participates in virtual reality simulations of various fictional combat situations that include elements of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan
Explores the likely consequences of a range of command decisions based on lessons learned in current wars  
Emphasizes the need for a new approach to counterinsurgency operations, one not based on the standards of conventional warfare