THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GENERAL: FROM INDIVIDUAL TO COLLECTIVE COMMAND

PROF ANTHONY KING Professor Anthony King specialises in the study of the war and the armed forces and is particularly interested in the question of small unit cohesion. His most recent publications include The Combat Soldier: infantry tactics and cohesion in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries (Oxford, 2013) and (ed.) Frontline: combat and cohesion in… Read More THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GENERAL: FROM INDIVIDUAL TO COLLECTIVE COMMAND

The Battle of the Somme and German ‘Battle Management’

DR. ROBERT T. FOLEY On 1 July 1916, the infantry of British 4th Army and the French 6th Army launched what their strategic leadership hoped would be the beginning stages of a decisive campaign against the German army in northeastern France. Initially, the German strategic leadership welcomed the start of the Anglo-French  offensive on the… Read More The Battle of the Somme and German ‘Battle Management’

Command, Leadership & Management: Beyond Biographies

This short-series of posts coincides with the Command, Leadership and Management phase of the ACSC. In it, members of the Department reflect upon aspects of the leadership, broadly defined. ANNA BRINKMAN Military and political leaders, like all objects and subjects of historical analysis, come in and out of vogue depending on the political undercurrents which… Read More Command, Leadership & Management: Beyond Biographies