The Defense of Hill 781: An Allegory of Modern Mechanized Combat

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Presidio Press, 1988 - History - 202 pages
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Lieutenant Colonel A. Tack Always attends sessions at the Army's National Training Center, where he learns how to lead a mechanized infantry batalion

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User Review  - jztemple - LibraryThing

Pretty good, although recommended only for military professionals or the more advanced military reader; the book is very focused on modern warfare command level issues and so may not appeal to the casual reader. Read full review

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

The Defense of Hill 781 adapts the technique of a scenario and action report of The Defence of Duffer's Drift (1905) to modern armored warfare. We follow LTC A. Tack Always through failure and success ... Read full review


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Col. James McDonough, USA (Ret.), graduated from West Point and served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader in the legendary 173d Airborne Brigade. A military theorist who has helped shape the post-Cold War army's thinking, he is also the author of "The Defense of Hill 781" and "The Limits of Glory," Now retired from active duty, McDonough lives with his family in Tallahassee, Florida.

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