Joseph Stalin / An Evaluation Of His Military Prowess

A 7 page paper on the leadership talents and military campaigns of Joseph Stalin. The writer focuses upon Stalin's activities just prior to and during World War II-- particularly the Red Army's conquests in the Far East and elsewhere. It is argued that Stalin should be commended for playing such a significant role in ultimately defeating the Germans. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Evan Thomas's "The Very Best Men" Covert Action

8 pages in length. Wartime elicits a mentality supportive of all means by which to defeat the enemy, despite the questionable level of risk and strategic success. This reality was never as apparent as with covert operations of the Cold War and the troubling wake these failed actions left for America's reputation and military prowess. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Trench Warfare And Tanks: Profound Impact On The Conduct Of War

6 pages in length. Many military improvements have been made over time in order to augment the strength – in both man and machine – to overtake the enemy in wartime. Examining the period between 1776 and 1918, one might readily argue how no greater impact was made to military prowess than with the advent of tank development; at the same time, however, a ground maneuver (trench warfare) was implemented that, in theory, was to protect the soldier during battle when in reality all it did was exacerbate an already bad situation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

The Importance of History to Professional Military Personnel

This 3 page paper discusses why it’s important for military personnel to understand the history of military strategy and tactics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Potomac Army Commanders: Comparison

19 pages in length. Military prowess is but one element of being a brilliant commander, inasmuch as psychological construct and split-second maneuvering play just as critical a role in a chief officer's capacity to lead his troops to victory. Evaluating the manner by which Potomac Army commanders approached this objective finds a number of similar approaches that serve to form a common denominator among the men; however, there are enough contrasting tactics that ultimately define each leader as unique in his strategies. Two particularly pertinent battles that help to illustrate these factors include Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Winston Churchill: An Effective War Leader

This 7 page paper examines Winston Churchill's war leadership skills and argues that he was the most effective of the European leaders (as opposed to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini or Chamberlain). However, the paper does not take the position that Churchill was the most important man of the 20th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The U.S. Military in a Post-Cold War World

This 3 page paper discusses what the limits should be on US military intervention in humanitarian crises; and whether or not the military was prepared for the end of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Military Supply Chain Management

A 4 page paper discussing general supply chain needs for the U.S. Army. Though the principles of supply chain management are the same for both corporate and military models, there are significant differences that directly affect supply chain management. Military supply chain management requires the addition of these other needs and influencers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Civilization and Technology: A View of Military Technology

This 12 page paper considers the interactions between technology and modern civilization, with a specific analytical view of the impact of technology on social forces, including the way in which we wage war. This paper outlines the changes in military technology as they underscore social change and also assesses how military technology has changed society’s expectations of war, of media coverage, and of changing world politics. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Effects of Nuclear Weapons Testing/US Soldiers

A 10 page research paper that explores the effects of participating in nuclear testing had on American military personnel. Between 1945 and 1963, as many as 208,000 military personnel participated in the atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. The writer explores the ramifications of this participation on the health of those participants. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Total War in Light of Sherman’s March to the Sea

This 7 page paper examines the concept of total war by focusing on Sherman’s march to the sea. The military action is discussed as the beginning of a change in military strategy for the U.S. Several examples are provided. The concept of total war is defined and discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Some Causes and Effects of the Crusades

A 3 page paper discussing some of the causes and effects of the Crusades. History is filled with record of military conquests and in many cases the administration of tortures in the name of God. The Crusades was a collection of military invasions of Christian holy lands in response to Muslim assumption of control of those lands. Though the first Crusade was nearly 1,000 years ago, the effects of the Crusades are still recognizable today, particularly in religious intolerance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Ethical Violations by the United States Military-Industrial Complex

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of ethical violations in the military-industrial complex. Violations of the "just war" ethical theory and endemic incentives for support of unethical military action are cited. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Austro-Prussian War

Known as the Seven Week War because of the limited time that troops were in the field and the extremely quick and efficient political and military maneuverings by Bismarck, the circumstances leading up to the Austro-Prussian War were a culmination of political gambits, military leadership and economic policies. This is a 6 page paper that examines the interests of the three primary participants in that war: Prussia, Italy and Austria as interpreted by Geoffrey Wawro in the book, “The Austro-Prussian War: Austria's war with Prussia and Italy.” No additional sources cited.

Media Representation of the Gulf War

The television and newspaper coverage of Operation Desert Storm, during the Gulf War, was hampered by the limitations set by the US military and influenced by the Bush Administration's media campaign. As a result, the coverage seen by the American public was biased and confined to the military viewpoint. This 6 page paper examines this thesis from the viewpoint of media correspondents at the scene. Bibliography lists 7 sources.