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Book Critique    0 messages - 0 unread  You will post a critique of the book by Gordon and Trainor – The General's  War.  Be sure to include the major theses brought out by the author as well  as your evaluation of the validity of his main arguments and how effective  you believe he was in getting his points across. Your critique, which  should be posted on the discussion board, should not exceed two pages  (or their equivalent).   I encourage you to comment on the posts of your  classmates. Book Title    0 messages - 0 unread  Explain the meaning of the title of the book. Why do you think the authors chose this title? In your opinion, was the Gulf War in fact a true generals' war?     Are not all wars, General’s Wars?  We do not hear much about Private  Beauregard Snuffy’s actions during the Battle of Waterloo.  In this case,  I believe the authors chose the title, based on the fact that it was the  General’s moves and decisions that won or lost the war.  The title of the  book signifies the focus of the writing; this is primarily looking into the  actions of the Generals.   One could argue this was a General’s War, but there were so many  factors that point otherwise.  First, this war was won by the soldiers who  fought it.  The overwhelming destruction of the Iraqi military was done  by soldiers who pulled the trigger.  Certainly the planning of the  operation deserves significant credit, but plans only go so far.   Powell Doctrine    0 messages - 0 unread  What are the origins of this doctrine and what are its main tenets?   1. The United States should not commit forces to combat unless the vital national interests of the United States or its allies are involved.
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5010 taught by Professor Coumbe during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.

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