James Holsinger collection on military documents

Abstract

The James Holsinger collection on military documents (dated 1905-1990, undated; 4 cubic feet; 4 boxes) comprises U.S. Army manuals, handbooks, and intelligence reports primarily regarding Soviet tactics.

Descriptive Summary

Title
James Holsinger collection on military documents
Creator
Holsinger, James
Extent
4 Cubic Feet
Subjects
United States -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
United States -- History -- World War, 1914-1918
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Cold war.
Military records
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by subject.
Finding Aid Author
Josh Burczyk
Preferred Citation
2015ms088: [identification of item], James Holsinger collection on military documents, 1905-1990, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collection Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
James Wilson Holsinger, Jr. is a physician, former U.S Army General, and as of 2009, professor at the University of Kentucky. Holsinger served as Chief Medical Director of Veteran's Affairs (VA) from 1990-1993, Chancellor of the University of Kentucky's Chandler Medical Center from 1994-2003, and as the Kentucky Secretary of Health and Family Services from 2003-2005. In 2007 he was nominated by President George W. Bush for the position of Surgeon General of the United States, though his candidacy was met with controversy, causing him to lose the nomination. Holsinger has also held numerous positions of leadership in the United Methodist Church. Holsinger spent twenty six years in the VA, as well as thirty-one years in the Unites States Army Reserve, from which he retired in 1993.
Scope and Content
The James Holsinger collection on military documents (dated 1905-1990, undated; 4 cubic feet; 4 boxes) comprises U.S. Army manuals, handbooks, and intelligence reports primarily regarding Soviet tactics. Also includes printed materials from World War I, World War II, and Vietnam.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Air War College, 1972-1978

Chapter 7: Soviet Political, Economic, and Social Systems, Air University, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Chapter 8: Soviet Military Doctrine, Capabilities, and Strategy, Air University, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Chapter 9: Chinese Political, Economic, and Social Systems, Air University, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Selected Soviet Writings on Military Power and Strategy, Air University, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Ideologies in Conflict, Air University, 1972

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Background on the Soviet Union, Air University, 1978

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Evolution of the Sino-Soviet Split, Air University, 1977

  • Box 1, folder 7
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The Development of the Soviet Armed Forces, Air University, 1977

  • Box 1, folder 8
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The Chinese Communist Armed Forces, Air University, 1974

  • Box 1, folder 9
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United States/Soviet Military Balance, Air University, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Background Information on the People's Republic of China, Air University, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Doctrine, Strategy, and Ethic: The Modernization of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Air University, 1977

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Army Field Manuals, 1961-1984

FM21-26: Map Reading, Department of the Army, 1969

  • Box 1, folder 13
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FM21-30: Military Symbols, Department of the Army, 1970

  • Box 1, folder 14
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FM21-31: Topographic Symbols, Department of the Army, 1961

  • Box 1, folder 15
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FM21-33: Terrain Analysis, Department of the Army, 1978

  • Box 1, folder 16
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FM21-75: Combat Skills of the Soldier, Department of the Army, 1984

  • Box 1, folder 17
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FM30-40: Handbook on the Soviet Ground Forces, Department of the Army, 1975

  • Box 1, folder 18
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FM71-3: Armored and Mechanical Brigade Operations, Department of the Army, 1980

  • Box 1, folder 19
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FM71-100: Armored and Mechanized Division Operations , 1979

  • Box 1, folder 20
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FM-90-2: Tactical DeceptionDepartment of the Army, 1978

  • Box 1, folder 21
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FM90-3: Desert Operations, Department of the Army, 1977

  • Box 1, folder 22
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FM90-6: Mountain Operations, Department of the Army, 1980

  • Box 1, folder 23
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FM90-10: Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT), Department of the Army, 1979

  • Box 1, folder 24
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FM90-13: River Crossing Operations, Department of the Army, 1978

  • Box 1, folder 25
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FM100-5: Operations, Department of the Army, 1982

  • Box 1, folder 26
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Army War College, 1976-1989

Strategic Military Studies, Volume 1: Evolution of Military Strategy, United States Army War College, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 27
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Strategic Military Studies, Volume 2: Evolution of Military Strategy, United States Army War College, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 28
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Strategic Military Studies, Volume 3: Evolution of Military Strategy United States Army War College, 1976

  • Box 1, folder 29
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The Vietnam War, United States Army War College, 1977

  • Box 1, folder 30
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Lesson 1: Strategy and Society, United States Army War College, 1977

  • Box 1, folder 31
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Lesson 2: Objectives of War and the Nature of Military Strategy, United States Army War College, 1977

  • Box 1, folder 32
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Lesson 3: Military Strategy Through World War 1, United States Army War College, 1977

  • Box 1, folder 33
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Lesson 4: Military Strategy: 1918 Through World War 2 United States Army War College, 1977

  • Box 2, folder 1
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The Soviet-Indian Alignment: Quest for Influence , 1979

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Military Strategists: Past and Present, United States Army War College, 1984

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Military Strategy: Theory and Application, United States Army War College, 1986

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Warfighting: Its Theater Application United States Army War College, 1987

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Campaign Planning, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Army Command and Management: Theory and Practice, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Campaign Case Studies, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 8
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Soviet Armed Forces, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 9
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Inchon Landing, Volume 1: Introduction and Strategic Setting, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 10
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Inchon Landing, Volume 2: Land Operations, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Inchon Landing, Volume 3: Air Operations, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Inchon Landing, Volume 4: Naval Operations, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Inchon Landing, Volume 5: Logistics, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Arab-Israili War, United States Army War College, 1988

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Directive: Strategy-Theory, History, and Morality, United States Army War College, 1989

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Required Readings: Strategy: Theory, History, and Morality, United States Army War College, 1989

  • Box 2, folder 17
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Required Readings: Strategy: Theory, History, and Morality, United States Army War College, 1989

  • Box 2, folder 18
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Regional and Area Maps, United States Army War College, 1989

  • Box 2, folder 19
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Joint and Combined Theater Warfare: World War 1 Case Study: Operation Overlord, Volume 1 , 1989

  • Box 2, folder 20
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Joint Combined Theater Warfare: World War 1 Case Study: Operation Overlord, Volume 2 , 1989

  • Box 2, folder 21
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Research Survey 1: Amicicide: The Problem of Friendly Fire in Modern War , 1982

  • Box 2, folder 22
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Combat Studies Institute, 1982-1990

Research Survey 2: Toward Combined Arms Warfare: A Survey of 20th Century Tactics, Doctrine, and Reorganization, Combat Studies Institute, 1984

  • Box 2, folder 23
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Research Survey 3: Rapid Development Logistics: Lebanon, 1958, Combat Studies Institute, 1984

  • Box 2, folder 24
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Research Survey 4: The Soviet Airborne Experience, Combat Studies Institute, 1984

  • Box 2, folder 25
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Research Survey 5: Standing Fast: German Defensive Doctrine on the Russian Front During World War 1, Combat Studies Institute, 1986

  • Box 2, folder 26
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Research Survey 6: A Historical Perspective on Light Infantry, Combat Studies Institute, 1987

  • Box 2, folder 27
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Research Survey 7: Key to Sinai: The Battles for Abu Ageila in the 1956 and 1967 Arab-Israili Wars, Combat Studies Institute, 1990

  • Box 3, folder 1
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CSI Report 1: The Evolution of the Tank in the United States Army, Combat Studies Institute, 1982

  • Box 3, folder 2
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CSI Report 2: A Comparative Look at Air-Ground Support Doctrine and Practice in World War 2, Combat Studies Institute, 1982

  • Box 3, folder 3
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CSI Report 3: Unit Reconstruction - A Historical Perspective, Combat Studies Institute, 1983

  • Box 3, folder 4
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CSI Report 4: Notes on MIlitary Elite Units, Combat Studies Institute, 1984

  • Box 3, folder 5
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CSI Report 5: Conversations with General J. Lawton Collins, Combat Studies Institute, 1986

  • Box 3, folder 6
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CSI Report 7: World War 2 Division Commanders, Combat Studies Institute

  • Box 3, folder 7
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CSI Report 8: Discussions on Training and Employing Light Infantry, Combat Studies Institute

  • Box 3, folder 8
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CSI Report 9: The Directed Telescope: A Traditional Element of Effective Command, Combat Studies Institute, 1985

  • Box 3, folder 9
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CSI Report 10: Night Combat Operations, Combat Studies Institute, 1985

  • Box 3, folder 10
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CSI Report 11: Soviet Defensive Tactics at Kursk, July, 1943, Combat Studies Institute, 1986

  • Box 3, folder 11
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Towards Combined Arms Warfare: A Survey of Tactics, Doctrine, and Reorganization in the 21st Century, Combat Studies Institute, 1984

  • Box 3, folder 12
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The Loraine Campaign: An Overview, September - December 1944, Combat Studies Institute, 1985

  • Box 3, folder 13
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The 4th Armored Division in the Encirclement of Nancy, Combat Studies Institute, 1986

  • Box 3, folder 14
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The 9th Australian Division Versus the Africa Corps: An Infantry Division Against Tanks-Tobruk, Libya, 1941, Combat Studies Institute, 1986

  • Box 3, folder 15
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The 101st Airborne Division's Defense of Bastogne, Combat Studies Institute, 1986

  • Box 3, folder 16
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Busting the Bocage: American Combined Arms Operations in France 6 June - 31 July 1944, Combat Studies Institute, 1988

  • Box 3, folder 17
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Pastel: Deception in the Invasionof japan, Combat Studies Institute, 1988

  • Box 3, folder 18
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Soviet Operational Deception: The Red Cloak, Combat Studies Institute, 1988

  • Box 3, folder 19
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Command and General Staff College, 1905-1985

The Defense of Duffer's Drift, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1905

  • Box 3, folder 20
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Selected United States and Soviet Weapons and Equipment, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1975

  • Box 3, folder 21
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Selected Readings in Tactics: The 1973 Middle East War, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1976

  • Box 3, folder 22
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Selected Readings in Tactics: Forward Deployed Forces, Europe, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1977

  • Box 3, folder 23
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Terrain Analysis and Allocation of Combat Power, United StatesArmy Command and General Staff College, 1977

  • Box 3, folder 24
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Selected United States and Soviet Weapons, Key Equipment, and Soviet Organization, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1977

  • Box 3, folder 25
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Organizational Effectiveness, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1978

  • Box 3, folder 26
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The Common Language of Tactics, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1978

  • Box 3, folder 27
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Soviet Tactics in the Offense, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1978

  • Box 3, folder 28
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Soviet Tactics in the Defense, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1978

  • Box 3, folder 29
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Soviet Tactics and United States Army NBC Operations, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1978

  • Box 3, folder 30
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Soviet Tactics Artillery Organization and Employment, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1979

  • Box 3, folder 31
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Command and Control of Combat Operations, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1980

  • Box 3, folder 32
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Soviet Tactical Organization, Unites States Army Command and General Staff College, 1981

  • Box 3, folder 33
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Soviet Artillery, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1981

  • Box 3, folder 34
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Soviet Offense, Volume 3, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1981

  • Box 3, folder 35
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Soviet Defense, Volume 4, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1981

  • Box 3, folder 36
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Command and Control on the Airland Battlefield, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1983

  • Box 3, folder 37
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Command and Control on the Airland Battlefield, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1984

  • Box 3, folder 38
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The Operational Level of War, Unites States Army Command and General Staff College, 1985

  • Box 3, folder 39
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The Leavenworth Assessment of the Warsaw Pact Threat in Central Europe, Threats Division, 1977

  • Box 3, folder 40
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Organization and Equipment of the Soviet Army, Threats Division, 1978

  • Box 3, folder 41
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Organization and Equipment of the Soviet Army, Threats Office, 1980

  • Box 3, folder 42
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From Active Defense to Airland Battle: The Development of Army Doctrine 1973-1982, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command

  • Box 3, folder 43
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Defense Intelligence Agency, 1969-1984

Handbook on the Soviet Armed Forces, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1969

  • Box 3, folder 44
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Soviet Armed Forces: Medium Tank Battalion, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1970

  • Box 3, folder 45
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Soviet Tank Company Tactics, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1976

  • Box 3, folder 46
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Soviet and Warsaw Pact Exercise - 1976 Kavkaz-Sever-Shchit-76", Defense Intelligence Agency, 1977

  • Box 3, folder 47
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Soviet and Warsaw Pact River Crossing: Doctrine and Capabilities, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1977

  • Box 4, folder 1
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East German Workers' Militia (Kampfgruppen), Defense Intelligence Agency, 1977

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Soviet/Warsaw Pact: Ground Force Camouflage and Concealment Techniques, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1978

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Bibliography of Unclassified Books and Monographs on the Soviet and East European Ground Forces, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1978

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Physical Training of the Soviet Soldier, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1978

  • Box 4, folder 5
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The Soviet Ground Forces Training Program, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1978

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Handbook of Soviet Armed Forces Military Symbols, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1978

  • Box 4, folder 7
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The Soviet Motorized Rifle Battalion, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1978

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Warsaw Pact Ground Forces Equipment Identification Guide: Armored Fighting Vehicles , 1980

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Review of the Soviet Ground Forces, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1981

  • Box 4, folder 10
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Warsaw Pact Ground Forces Equipment Identification Guide: Infantry Weapons, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Warsaw Pact Ground Forces Equipment Identification Guide Artillary, Rockets, and Missiles, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 12
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The Soviet Airbourne Forces, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 13
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Warsaw Pact Ground Forces Equipment Identification Guide: Engineer Equipment, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 14
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Review of the Soviet Ground Forces, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1982

  • Box 1, folder 15
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Soviet Front Fire Support, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 16
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The Soviet Tank Division, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 17
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Force Structure Summary - USSR, Mongolia, and Eastern Europe, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1984

  • Box 4, folder 18
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Leavenworth Papers, 1979-1990

Number 1: The Evolution of the United States Army Tactical Doctrine, 1946-76, Combat Studies Institute, 1979

  • Box 4, folder 19
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Number 3: Not War but Like War: The American Intervention in Lebanon, Combat Studies Institute, 1981

  • Box 4, folder 20
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Number 4: Dynamics of Doctrine: The Changes in German Tactical Doctrine During the First World War, Combat Studies Institute, 1981

  • Box 4, folder 21
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Number 9: Defending the Driniumor: Covering Force Operations in New Guinea, 1944, Combat Studies Institute, 1984

  • Box 4, folder 22
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Number 10: Chemical Warfare in World War 1: The American Experience, 1917-1918, Combat Studies Institute, 1984

  • Box 4, folder 23
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Number 11: Rangers: Selected Combat Operations in World War 2, Combat Studies Institute, 1985

  • Box 4, folder 24
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Number 12: Seek, Strike, and Destroy: United States Army Tank Destroyer Doctrine in World War 2, Combat Studies Institute, 1985

  • Box 4, folder 25
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Number 13: Counteratack on the Naktong, 1950, Combat Studies Institute, 1985

  • Box 4, folder 26
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Number 14: Dragon Operations: Hostage Rescues in the Congo, 1964-1965, Combat Studies Institute, 1988

  • Box 4, folder 27
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Number 15: Power Pack: United States Intervention in the Dominican Republic 1965-1966, Combat Studies Institute, 1988

  • Box 4, folder 28
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Number 16: Deciding What Has to Be Done: General William E. DePuy and the 1976 Edition of the FM 100-5 Operations, Combat Studies Institute, 1988

  • Box 4, folder 29
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Number 18: Japan's Battle of Okinawa, April-June 1945, Combat Studies Institute, 1990

  • Box 4, folder 30
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Various Historical Documents, 1936-1985

Vietnam Studies: The Role of Military Intelligence 1965-1967, Department of the Army, 1973

  • Box 4, folder 31
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Dust Off: Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam, Center of Military History, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 32
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Reorganizing for Pacification Support, Center of Military History, 1982

  • Box 4, folder 33
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Researching the Vietnam Experience, Analysis Branch, 1985

  • Box 4, folder 34
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Generalship: Its Diseasesand Their Cure: A Study of the Personal Factor of Command, Military Service Publishing Co., 1936

  • Box 4, folder 35
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Infantry in Battle, The Infantry Journal Incorporated, 1939

  • Box 4, folder 36
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Downfall - Strategic Plan, General Headquarters, 1945

  • Box 4, folder 37
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Military Operations of the Soviet Army, Department of the Army, 1976

  • Box 4, folder 38
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Soviet Tactics, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1978

  • Box 4, folder 39
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