Gian Gentile

Award-winning historian, associate professor of history, and director of the military history program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Author of How Effective is Strategic Bombing? Lessons Learned from World War II to Kosovo. A serving Army Colonel, commanded a combat battalion in West Baghdad in 2006. Currently working on a study on four sets of generals in counterinsurgency as a visiting fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations.

A stake needs to be driven through the heart of the notion that counterinsurgency represents effective strategy.

In Iraq and Afghanistan, the American military embraced the idea that better tactics can overcome serious shortcomings in strategy and policy

A Few Questions for Colonel Paul Yingling on Failures in Generalship by Colonel Gian P Gentile.

Carl Prine at "Prine's Line of Departure" has a very important post on the history of the Vietnam War, and specifically on the generalship of General Creighton Abrams. What prompted Carl's post was...

The Death of the Armor Corps by Colonel Gian P. Gentile Download the full article: The Death of the Armor Corps The Armor Corps in the American Army is gone, it is no more. The Army has become...

Nation Building at the Barrel of an American Gun? A Short Reply to the Dubik and Kagans' Washington Post Oped Lieutenant General James Dubik, Dr Kim Kagan, and Dr Fred Kagan, the three authors of a...