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    (2) The sights of a musket are very inaccurate. Some musketeers have their weapons made by different gunsmiths but there was not one universal sight. All the sighs were different and most of the sights were off. (3) The butts of the guns were all different. The butt of a common man’s gun could be faulty due to the cheap parts used to make the gun. The cheap parts will cause the musket be to be less accurate. Linear warfare made the American soldiers looks less of a coward. If the American hid and attacked the British they would have been considered as cowards. The continental army was already fighting with unskilled soldiers. If the unskilled army couldn’t play the part they at least have to look the part. The American army was not used…

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    degrees of success. One of the more distinct methods was the use of a very unconventional style of warfare used by the Vietnamese that was called guerrilla warfare. This baffled the Americans as they had never encountered this style before and were only used to the conventional style of warfare. The Vietcong was a very different enemy to any that the US had ever faced before and would challenge their fighting techniques and methods. It could be argued that guerrilla tactics was the main reason…

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    Early civilizations across the world used to fight in the same way, plundering and raiding. The Native Americans are perfect for taking a look through time when needing information on early humans. The simple lifestyle of the way the Natives used to live, before they were forced into reservations, gave off so much research. In Dan Carlin’s Harcore History Episode called Apache Tears, Dan describes the Apache people and when talking about their raiding culture he says, “They really did not want…

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    Soldiers in the U.S. military can be separated into two specific categories. First are conventional armed forces that are used to fight an opposing nation’s military. Two examples would be U.S. conventional forces fighting the Iraqi Army in both the Gulf War in 1990 and the early stage of the War on Iraq in 2003. The second category is Special Operations Forces or SOF who are used to fight an unconventional enemy such as insurgencies. Some examples would be SOF battling insurgent groups in the…

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    Ernesto “Che” Guevara lived an adventurous life. From a young age he loved to push the boundaries. He went to medical school to become a doctor and in between his schooling he went on a nine month trip across South America. When he came back and finished school to get his degree, he left again. While on his trip he ended up in Mexico. After going to Mexico he met Fidel Castro. Che helped Fidel in the Cuban Revolution and took down Fulgenico Batista. After taking down Batista Che became the…

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    Castro Foreign Affairs

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    CIA covert action. This final option is not endorsed by the JCS committee, but has been included at the request of the CIA Director, Allen Dulles, and the CIA Deputy Director for Plans, Richard Bissell. They suggest overthrowing Castro by way of a CIA covert operation. The CIA would employ a U.S.-trained guerrilla force comprised of Cuban exiles who will recruit, train, and mobilize a rebel army in Cuba to revolt and support an invasion. The guerrilla force would be deployed to Cuba from…

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    Why did the Confederates not fight more of a defensive war? Why was Robert E. Lee so determined to fight a Confrontational war? Lastly, when losses became so great, why did the South not move to a guerrilla war? The first two answers were defined by Grady McWhiney and Perry D. Jamieson as Southern pride and culture (Gallagher 121). Southern citizen’s desires were for General Lee to take the war to the enemy. The Richmond Dispatch signified the South’s “public mind” as “restless, and…

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    Lee's Argumentative Essay

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    ed he “would rather die a thousand deaths” than surrender to Grant (Winik 168). Plus, when you take into consideration that the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis, had already supported the idea of guerilla warfare, it is obvious that Alexander’s plan was a tempting option from Lee’s point of view. Even with all the benefits guerilla warfare would have had for Lee, he still decided against it, largely due to his sense of duty to the country. Lee was the hero of the Confederates, and had he…

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    Critics and pundits considered the Iraq War a success. However, in the beginning of the war from 2003 to 2006, military leaders were criticized for not achieving any gains against enemies in Iraq. Iraq proved to be just as challenging as Vietnam, where our enemies resorted to irregular warfare. Irregular warfare is defined as a violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over a specific population. Irregular threats include actors who employ methods such as…

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    for missions, provide guidance to subordinates, while also implementing tough training to enforce military standards. The Battalion Commander Douglas Smith (Keeley, 1969) stated the most difficult part was “deciding when you’re going to win an engagement with the enemy and what price you’re going to pay for it”. This included wiping out villages of innocents as Vietcong took cover there, while shooting at the U.S. The Division Commander is superior to the Battalion Commander; he helps design the…

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