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by Col. Gregory Fontenot,E. J. Degen,David Tohn,Gen. Tommy R. Franks

  • ISBN: 0160781965
  • Author: Col. Gregory Fontenot,E. J. Degen,David Tohn,Gen. Tommy R. Franks
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 573
  • Publisher: Dept. of the Army (September 18, 2007)
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On Point I is a study of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) as soon after the fact as feasible

On Point I is a study of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) as soon after the fact as feasible. The Army leadership chartered this effort in a message to the major commands on 30 April 2003. This book provides a good summary of the planning and execution of the initial portion of operations in Iraq in 2003 and a snapshot of how the situation was understood by the US Army as of August that year.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT-OVERSTOCK SALE - Significantly reduced list price On Point II is a comprehensive study of the US Army in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) from May 2003 to January 2005. Based on primary sources including hundreds of interviews with participants.

COL Gregory Fontenot, US Army Retired, LTC . Degen, US Army, and LTC David Tohn, US Army, On Point: The US Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom (Fort Leavenworth, KS: Combat Studies Institute Press, 2004), 219. 4. Kenneth W. Estes, Command Narrative: 1st Armored Division in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, May 2003-July 2004, Unpublished study, 16. 5. Estes, 18–20, 28–30. 6. Webster, interview, 18 December 2007, 17. 7. Lieutenant General David H. Petraeus, interview by Contemporary Operations Study Team, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 17 February 2006, 2.

As Gen. Tommy Franks says in the foreword, the book is far more than a. .Col. E. J. Degen, USA, has served at all levels in Field Artillery Battalions and during Operation Iraqi Freedom he was chief of plans for th. Tommy Franks says in the foreword, the book is far more than a standard campaign history. It not only puts the Army’s story in the context of joint operations in Iraq but also analyzes the operation in admirable detail. A narrative of combat operations through 1 May 2003 follows with a focus at the tactical level but set in the context of theater-level operations. Degen, USA, has served at all levels in Field Artillery Battalions and during Operation Iraqi Freedom he was chief of plans for the Vth US Corps in Heidelberg, Germany, and in Baghdad, Iraq. Lt. David Tohn, USA began his service in the Air Defense Artillery and transitioned to Military Intelligence.

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Degen, Gregory Fontenot, David Tohn. Fontenot, former director of the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, details US Army operations during the Second Gulf War, drawing on official records and work carried out by the Army's Operation Iraqi Freedom Study Group. Tommy Franks says in the foreword, the book is far more than a standard . Gregory Fontenot, USA (Re., commanded a battalion in the Army’s point division that broke the Saddam line in the First Gulf Wa., commanded a battalion in the Army’s point division that broke the Saddam line in the First Gulf War and is a former director of the School of Advanced Military Studies.

The Iraqis clearly had thought through denying the use of Umm Qasr to the coalition. Stultz attacked the problem vigorously. Lieutenant General McKiernan and the CFLCC staff had reason to breathe a bit more easily in the days after V Corps and I MEF breached the berm. In the end everyone involved in logistics in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM found that personal leadership and hands-on management proved essential to coping with the scale of the problem. 10 To this team, Brigadier General Charles A. Fletcher, commanding the 3rd Corps Support Command (COSCOM), and his counterpart in I MEF added their efforts to assure that bulk fuel and.

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On Point I is a study of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) as soon after the fact as feasible. The Army leadership chartered this effort in a message to the major commands on 30 April 2003. In his guidance, Army Chief of Staff General Eric K. Shinseki directed “a quick, thorough review that looks at the US Army's performance, assesses the role it played in the joint and coalition team, and captures the strategic, operational, and tactical lessons that should be disseminated and applied in future fights.” OIF was America’s first truly joint combat operation, with the services successfully integrated in the battlespace to a degree of mutual support and cooperation that would have been impossible five years ago. The book details the major elements in that evolution in joint warfare as they played out in the deserts, mountains, cities, and skies of Iraq. The human dimension of war, especially the quality of the men and women in uniform who fought the campaign and won the historic victory, is a major element of the book. The human dimension of war, especially the quality of the men and women in uniform who fought the campaign and won the historic victory, is a major element of the book. Using hundreds of interviews of the troops and scores of detailed maps and illustrations, On Point I provides a “user-friendly” guide to shape future force structure and training and help refine America’s warfighting doctrine.

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Tejora
Considering the political and bureaucratic pressure the authors may have faced, it is perhaps unfair to measure this book against "civilian" histories of Operation Iraqi Freedom (which are also horribly limited at this point, thus the temptation to try On Point). Therefore, I preface my comments with the caveat that the authors deserve praise for their service and hard work and my criticisms/comments are designed to help potential readers rather than take the author's to task.

The most glaring difficulty with On Point is in the news on a daily basis. Not so much that the book does not cover the insurgency (in doesn't), as that it does not cover the transition to an insurgency. It was the "conclusion" of OIF that will interest students of the conflict. It's no surprise the authors avoided this topic, but it does make the study much less interesting. I would have thought it better to have tackled this head on and at least set the tone for what promises to be a decades long debate, but clearly for reasons of time or politics the authors avoided this.

My second comment is more personal, and perhaps wiser minds will eventually disagree, but the too frequent mention of Carl von Clausewitz in the conclusion seemed to validate all my fears about what the military did not learn from the conflict. OIF studied without the insurgency seems to offer a clean validation of the Army just as it is (OK, with a couple minor improvement here and there...). Yet, nothing could be farther from the truth. The compelling lesson of OIF wasn't that "Carl von Clausewitz would find none of this surprising." (p 413) It was that there is no clear on/off switch for war. War, insurgency, peacemaking, terrorism, rebuilding, all seem to go on simultaneously. The day may come when the Army has to once again prepare to fight a clearly defined war, but recent history suggests that this is the exception rather than the rule. Clusewitz's "friction" doesn't cover the multilayered, contingent nature of most conflicts.

Ok, so these are serious issues, but not what everyone wants to read about. Some of us are simply looking for a good war story. The authors certainly weren't given the freedom to write this, so we shouldn't scold them for it. However, if this is what you are looking for, then this isn't the ideal source. The stories are there. Heroism, amazement, technology, you name it. The "problem" with On Point, is that just when the authors start to "get to the good stuff" they switch perspective and move to a new story or event. Again, not their fault. Just something to be aware of before making the choice to read.
Pruster
I bought the digital edition and the formatting is so jacked up that I didn't even finish reading. I'm a veteran with the 3ID and did the initial push and the content of the book is exactly what I expected; its too bad that the digital content is so messed up that they even charge for it. Amazon has no business selling or accepting money for this. If you want to read it, get the paperback!
Der Bat
I've been waiting for a print version of this book to be available for some time, since the online version ( ... ) is hard to collect and read on the go. I was therefore thrilled to see the Naval Institute pick up the title and publish it.

While I am happy with the fact that I now have this report in one, bound copy, the printing of this leaves something to be desired. The entire book is black and white, and not a clear copy as it is, rendering many of the photos difficult to see or interpret. Grey boxes appear as they would on a poor copy machine.

The text is, for the most part, clear, and the story of course is as interesting as ever, but if you expect a high-quality reproduction of the online report, you likely will be disappointed.
Madis
This is a must read for those that are interested in military history.
Wenaiand
Bought as a gift.
Zulkishicage
On Point is the official after action report (AAR) on Operation Iraqi Freedom. Published through the office of the Army Chief of Staff, it is a detailed analysis of the conflict complete with photographs and inserts of comments made by soldiers with "boots on the ground." Candid and thorough, the authors analyze the successes and failures of every major battle along with profiles of the commanders involved. The result is an outstanding analysis of this the first war fought by U.S. troops in the 21st century.

The book begins with the events leading up to the war including the effects of failing to remove Saddam after Desert Storm. They then discuss the mobilization process and the mammoth job done to get Vth Corp to the theatre and then building the infrastructure necessary to sustain the force. They then cover every battle from crossing the berm into Iraq to the fall of the Hussein regime and conclude with an analysis of implications for the future. Laymen who had the idea Iraqi Freedom was a nice clean, neat war fought exclusively by jet aircraft, helicopters, artillery pieces and tanks at max range are in for a shock! News flash! Grunts stabbing and jabbing still have a role in 21st century war!

The authors also cover revolutions in technology and their effects made since Desert Storm. Precision Guided Munitions (PGM's) for example would play a much larger role here than in Desert Storm. Also, advances in communications technology allow commanders to lead from the front rather than being tied to a computer screen in a command post. Most important was the synergy produced by the true, joint service nature of the campaign. Army writers enthusiastically acknowledge the invaluable contributions of their sister services, the Air Force, Navy, Marines and our allies, the British for working cooperatively to put an end to one of the most evil regimes ever seen on this planet.

On Point is not light reading. It is a hard-hitting, detailed review of the successes and failures of this extremely difficult campaign fought under highly adverse conditions against a determined foe. For those looking for an in-depth analysis, I cannot recommend this work highly enough.

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