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Army Combat Branches: Aviation

Army Combat Branches: Aviation  

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The army aviation combat branch consists of those aircraft so essential to the day‐to‐day operations of ground forces that they are placed under the command and control of a ground ...
Caspar Weinberger

Caspar Weinberger  

(1917–), lawyer, government official, secretary of defense.President Ronald Reagan appointed Weinberger, a former California and federal official, as secretary of defense in 1981. Weinberger worked ...
Cuban Revolution

Cuban Revolution  

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Phenomenon of resistance to US hegemony in the western hemisphere that began with the victory of guerrilla forces led by Fidel Castro over the dictator Battista on 1 January 1959 ...
H. Norman Schwarzkopf

H. Norman Schwarzkopf  

(1935– )US general, who became internationally known as overall commander of the victorious US-led alliance against Iraq in the Gulf War of 1991.Son of the police chief Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf, ...
John Vessey

John Vessey  

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(1922–), army general and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).Vessey hailed from Minnesota. After high school, he enlisted in the National Guard and was called to active ...
low-Intensity Conflict

low-Intensity Conflict  

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Political-military confrontation, ranging from propaganda and subversion to the actual use of armed forces, between contending states or groups below the level of conventional war and above the level ...
naval gunfire support

naval gunfire support  

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(NGS)is the provision of heavy seaborne artillery in support of land operations. The emphasis here is on ‘heavy’, in that warships have always been able to move massive concentrations ...
Rangers, U.S. Army

Rangers, U.S. Army  

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“Rangers Lead the Way” is the motto of the U.S. Army Rangers. Traditionally spearheaders, raiders, and scouts, they have adapted to quick response airborne operations. (In contrast, Special Forces ...
small arms

small arms  

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Portable firearms, especially rifles, pistols, and light machine guns.
smoke

smoke  

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A suspension in the atmosphere of small particles produced by combustion, typically consisting of carbon or various hydrocarbons. These particles generally have diameters of c.0.1 μm and normally ...
U.S. Military Involvement in the Caribbean and Latin America

U.S. Military Involvement in the Caribbean and Latin America  

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Since the enunciation of the Monroe Doctrine (1823), U.S. policy towards the countries to the south has reflected the tensions between a self‐interested appraisal of North American economic and ...

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