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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: casualties, fire, friendly, foe, friend
Number of Pages: 92
Published: 2004-08-30
ISBN-10: 0788101498
ISBN-13: 9780788101496

Discusses friendly fireÓ casualties in combat. Attention on this problem was focused by the recent Persian Gulf War, in which 24 percent of U.S. combat fatalities were due to friendly fireÓ. U.S. combat losses as a whole from this cause are estimated to be 10% of the total. Makes recommendations on how this can be avoided in future combat situations. Graphs, drawings, & black & white photos.

Author: Anne Leland
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: lists, statistics, casualties, operations, war, military, american
Number of Pages: 30
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437925073
ISBN-13: 9781437925074

Provides tables indicating the number of casualties among Amer. military personnel serving in principal wars and combat actions. Wars covered include the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish-Amer. War, World War I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam Conflict, and the Persian Gulf War. Military operations covered include the Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission, Lebanon Peacekeeping, Urgent Fury in Grenada, Just Cause in Panama, Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Restore Hope in Somalia, Uphold Democracy in Haiti, and the ongoing Operation Enduring Freedom and

Author: Todd C. Helmus Russell W. Glenn
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: implications, urban, warfare, reactions, stress, mind, combat, steeling
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0833037021
ISBN-13: 9780833037022

Combat stress casualties are not necessarily higher in city operations than operations on other types of terrain. Commanders and NCOs in the U.S. military should develop the necessary skills to treat and prevent stress casualties and understand their implications for urban operations. Consequently, the authors provide an overview of combat stress reaction (CSR) in the form of a review of its known precipitants, its battlefield treatment, and the preventive steps commanders can take to limit its extent and severity. In addition, to enhance the understanding of the risks that urban operations

Author: Gary Hurst
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: handbook, casualties, chemical, management, field
Number of Pages: 292
Published: 2009-06-01
ISBN-10: 1437914632
ISBN-13: 9781437914634

The threat of chemical and biological (C/B) weapons¿ use against coalition forces in Operation Desert Storm must be seen as the first of many C/B threats the U.S. military will face. Throughout the world, nations and terrorists are still attempting to, or have in fact, produced C/B agents and means to employ them. This handbook by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense will provide some answers and suggestions for the medical NCO. Contents: Introduction; Nerve Agents; Vesicants¿ Cyanide; Lung-Damaging Agents and Toxic Industrial Chemicals; Riot Control Agents; Incapacit

Author: Raymond Thomas
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: uscentcoms, afghanistan, unclassified, executive, summary, province, farah, command, investigation, civilian, casualties, central
Number of Pages: 13
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437918476
ISBN-13: 9781437918472

Summarizes the investigation directed by Army General David H. Petraeus, the Commander, U.S. Central Command into the allegations that the use of U.S. air power caused civilian casualties in the vicinity of Gerani Village, Bala Balouk District, Farah Province, Afghanistan, on 4 May 2009. Army Brig. Gen. Raymond Thomas led the team that conducted the review. This report acknowledges that 26 civilians, and perhaps a larger number, were killed in this engagement. The report includes recommendations to help prevent civilian deaths in future military operations. The full report remains classified.

Author: Assembly of Engineering (U.S.). Panel on Response
Publisher: National Academies
Keywords: cargoes, report, hazardous, bearing, casualties, ships, responding
Number of Pages: 186
Published: 1979-01-01
eBookDB-ID: NAP:16265

Author: David E. Johnson Gary Cecchine
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: medical, army, department, transformation, workshop, results, employment, risk, future, force, unit
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0833039059
ISBN-13: 9780833039057

The Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Transformation Workshop (ATW) V, which was conducted at the RAND Corporation Washington Office 25-28 May 2004, is described in this report. It includes an analysis and discussion of the workshop results. This workshop continued the assessment, begun in ATWs I-IV, of the medical risks associated with emerging Army operational concepts and the capacity of the AMEDD to mitigate these risks. The principal purpose of ATW V was to continue the process of providing casualty demand estimates that will need to be addressed by the health service support (HSS) system a
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