Military Review: The Professional Journal of the U.S. Army, Volume 90, Number 1, January-February 2000
ARMY COMBINED ARMS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This issue of Military Review examines the aftermath of the Korean War, its effect on nuclear policy, regional strategy, tactical doctrine, military leadership, readiness training and Army command and control. In his study about how the Army should prepare in 2000, Joseph G.D. Babb revisits Task Force Smith in 1950. Kelly C. Jordan explains how lessons from that war affect the Army today. Acknowledging that restricted terrain characterizes the Land of the Morning Calm, John F. Antal nevertheless proposes concentrated armor operations in the defiles. At echelons above the hilltop warriors, policy makers pondered the use of nuclear weapons in Korea, as Stanley Weintraub chronicles. Greg A. Pickell warns us that instead of preparing for the last war, we should be ready for a re-eruption of the one a half a century ago. No one knows whether war in that theater will come, and taking a different tack, Robert L. Bateman III traces lessons about cohesion from Korea in 1950 to Vietnam in 1965 to who knows where next.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics