American Resolve and The Art of War

A Study and Application of Military Tactics

by John Proctor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/28/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781477257586
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781477257579
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781477257593

About the Book

Since the end of World War II, Americans realized that the only way to keep America out of war is to keep the world out of war. Americans also realize that today their country is the leader of the Western World if not the whole world... The leadership role was thrust upon the United States when its traditional allies are weak. Thus, all decisions made by the United States must also be implemented by the United States. A Chinese general said, “Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle but defeating the enemy without ever fighting.” This should be America’s goal, but it seems that this can only be achieved with a large standing army. However, there is an alternative. This goal can be achieved with a strong, disciplined reserve force which will cost only a fraction of a large standing army. The reserve force should be trained to implement skillful and innovative tactics. Excellent training will also accomplish another significant goal: minimize American casualties.

About the Author

John Proctor was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, one of the foremost military towns in the United States. After completing the public school education in San Antonio, John received a degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. Subsequently, he worked in the oil and gas fields of Texas and New Mexico. While attending the University of Texas, John also received a commission in the Air Force Reserve through the ROTC program. Subsequently, John entered active service in the Air Force during the Korean War. After a discharge from the Air Force, John remained in the active reserve for more than 25 years. While in the Air Force Reserve he completed the curriculum of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College by correspondence. He was ultimately promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.