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Selected Works: Books and Articles

Chase's Flying Columns

Appearing in the Summer 2022 issue of World War II Quarterly. With just hours to prepare, fewer than 1,000 GIs attack 100 miles behind Japanese lines to rescue 3,800 starving civilian prisoners in Manila. 

See:  https://mwi.usma.edu/build-infantry-future-look-first-past/


for my article on building infantry of the future on the web site of the Modern War Inistitute at West Point.



See my article, "Every Soldier Must Be Considered A Target," published in the December 2018 issue Army Magazine (the official publication of the Association of the US Army).  The article continues Ed's series on challenges to Army modernization.

"Speed up Pace of Change in Multidomain World" (March 2018)

My opinion piece in the March 2018 issue of Army magazine, the official publication of the Association of the United States Army.

"Army Doctrine Has Roots in WWII Pacific" (December 2017)

See the December 2017 issue of "Army" Magazine for my argument that the Army's current Mission Command philosophy is little more than a marketing tool. There is nothing new in Mission Command.

Action in the Admiralties

My latest article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of WWII Quarterly

Nothing Less Than Full Victory

This book describes how the US Army changed from an impotent constabularly to a global force in combat against the Germans in World War II. It uses a several exciting small unit action case studies to show how materiel abundance alone did not guarantee success-effective leadership was the answer. GIs and their leaders faced many obstacles and the odds were often against them as they prevailed over one of the best armies in history.

A Dark and Bloody Ground--the Hürtgen Forest and Roer River Dams 1944-1945

Winner of the Forrest C. Pogue Prize from the Eisenhower Center for American Studies at the University of New Orleans as the best book on the history of the U.S. Army, and a featured selection of the Military Book Club, this is recognized as a standard work on the Army’s WWII experience in Europe. It was a key source for the PBS series "The War" (2007).

"Later on Leyte"

See the April 2016 issue of America in World War II magazine.

Generating American Combat Power in WWII

This work is a chapter-length contribution to "World War II Companion," ed. Thomas W. Zeiler, PhD, published in January 2013 by Wiley-Blackwell. It surveys the 'Factory to Foxhole' story of organization, recruiting, training, equipping and deployment of U.S. Navy and Army/Army Air Forces combat forces in World War II.


This article describes intense close combat between troops of the 4th Armored Division's Task Force Abrams and German panzergrenadiers for control of a key town in eastern France in December 1944.

"All the Wrong Reasons"

All the Wrong Reasons - the US Campaign in the Hurtgen Forest was published in the Summer 2010 issue of World War II Quarterly.