Tag Archives: logistics

Under Siege

As I was working today, a news alert showed up saying that North Korea had fired a missile only two weeks after its latest nuclear test.  Some time later the missile was reported to have sailed over Japan and sank … Continue reading

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Book Review: Washed Up

Washed Up:  The Curious Journeys Of Flotsam And Jetsam, by Skye Moody I am by no means a proficient or particularly skilled beachcomber, but as a fond student of logistics [1], flotsam and jetsam (and lagan) are of some personal … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Railroads Of The Confederacy

The Railroads Of The Confederacy, by Robert C. Black III I love a book with a happy ending, although given the difference between the depth of coverage about the first year of the Civil War and the remaining three, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lee & Grant

Lee & Grant:  Profiles In Leadership From The Battlefields Of Virginia, by Maj. Charles R. Bowery Jr., U.S. Army If you thought from the title of the book, or even the cover of the book, that this volume was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction

The Civil War And The Limits Of Destruction, by Mark E. Neely, Jr. This book is revisionist history in the best way, and looks at some elements of the question of logistical warfare in the Civil War, an area of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sherman Invades Georgia

Sherman Invades Georgia:  Planning The North Georgia Campaign Using A Modern Perspective, by John R. Scales When I picked up this book from the library I was a bit surprised to find that it had been published by the Naval … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Forty-Seven Days

Forty-Seven Days:  How Pershing’s Warriors Came Of Age To Defeat The German Army In World War I, by Mitchell Yockelson This is the fourth of the books on World War I [1], and it is pretty plain to see that … Continue reading

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I’ll See You When We Get There

As I commented before [1], after leaving work early and enjoying a leisurely lunch at the local Shari’s, where despite showing that I intended on remaining for a while and going at a slow pace by bringing inside two substantial … Continue reading

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The Story Of A Box

Recently, I had a conversation with an acquaintance of mine who is a student of logistics overseas who seemed to be having a massive case of writer’s block.  My own interest in the study of logistics is fairly well known … Continue reading

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A Stab In The Guts: A Logistics Story

They said it was a stab in the back, but it was more like a stab in the guts.  In early 1918, the German Imperial Army, fresh off its victory on the Eastern front and its able support of its … Continue reading

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