By David W. Hogan Jr, Center of Military History United States Army
A Command submit at warfare is a distinct tale approximately an American box military headquarters and its association and function in international warfare II, a standpoint that has acquired little awareness through historians previously. David W. Hogan Jr. examines the 1st military headquarters's reaction to the attempt of army-level command through the interval from its activation in October 1943 to V-E Day in might 1945. targeting the operational point, the extent among the grand technique of countries and theaters and the tactical wrestle of corps and smaller devices, Hogan analyzes the operations, intelligence, logistical, and administrative services of the headquarters; the tactics advanced to hold out these services; and the influence of the personalities and sorts of the commander and employees chiefs at the association. Hogan's quantity exhibits the military headquarters of worldwide warfare II as a sophisticated association with features starting from rapid supervision of tactical operations to long-range operational making plans and the sustained aid of frontline devices. it's a important case learn for army execs in any respect degrees.
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1-1 is g rasp o f seve ra l languages, including German, and intuitive sense for the German mind could lead to so me brilliant insights, but they were often lost amon g o ther possibilities , largely due to the Ame rican syste m of estima tes a nd Dickson's ow n tende ncy to hedge hi s eoncl usions. 21 His deputy, th e quiet , anal yti cal LI. C ol. William R. S il vey- a World War I hero and form e r enginee r at Bell Telephonc- was th e pe rfect co mpl ement to his oft en temperam ental s upc rio r.