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Since 1979, the Combat Studies Institute has regularly published a wide array of official Research Studies, Reports, Surveys, and Bibliographies of abiding interest to the professional military officer and scholar.   In 1999, the Combat Studies Institute, the Combined Arms Research Library and the United States Disciplinary Barracks initiated a project to make CSI publications available on the Internet. 

The publications listed are a complete listing of Combat Studies Institute and CGSC press publications of the past 20 years.  The ones currently available are hot linked to the documents, which are in PDF or html, sometimes both.  

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Leavenworth Papers represent monograph-length studies containing original research that employs a combination of primary and secondary sources, with emphasis on the former. Leavenworth Papers provide comprehensive and detailed treatment of a subject and include a significant degree of analysis.

  • No. 1:   The Evolution of U.S. Army Tactical Doctrine, 1946-76, Major Robert A. Doughty. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 2:   Nomonhan: Japanese-Soviet Tactical Combat, 1939, Edward J. Drea. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 3:   Not War, But Like War. The American Intervention in Lebanon, Roger J. Spiller. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 4:   The Dynamics of Doctrine: The Changes in German Tactical Doctrine During The First World War, Timothy T. Lupfer. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 5:   Fighting the Russians in Winter: Three Case Studies, Dr. Allen F. Chew. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 6:   Soviet Night Operations in World War II, Major Claude R. Sasso.  (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 7:   August Storm: The Soviet 1945 Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, LTC David M. Glantz. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 8:   August Storm: Soviet Tactical and Operational Combat in Manchuria, 1945, LTC David M. Glantz. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 9:   Defending the Driniumor: Covering Force Operations in New Guinea, 1944, Dr. Edward J. Drea. (PDF)

  • No. 10:   Chemical Warfare in World War I: The American Experience, 1917 - 1918, Major (P) Charles E. Heller. USAR. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 11:   Rangers: Selected Combat Operations in World War II, Dr. Michael J. King. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 12:   Seek, Strike, and Destroy: U.S. Army Tank Destroyer Doctrine in World War II, Dr. Christopher R. Gabel. (PDF)

  • No. 13:   Counterattack on the Naktong, 1950, Dr. William Glenn Robertson. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 14:   Dragon Operations: Hostage Rescues in the Congo, 1964 - 1965, Major Thomas P. Odom. (HTML)

  • No. 15:   Power Pack: U.S. Intervention in the Dominican Republic, 1965 - 1966, Dr. Lawrence A. Yates. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 16:   Deciding What Has To Be Done: General William E. Depuy and the 1976 Edition of FM 100-5, Operations, Major Paul H. Herbert. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 17:   The Petsamo-Kirkenes Operation: Soviet Breakthrough and Pursuit in the Arctic, October 1944, Major James F. Gebhardt. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 18:   Japan's Battle of Okinawa, April-June 1945, Thomas M. Huber. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 19:   Scenes From an Unfinished War: Low-Intensity Conflict-Korea, 1966 - 1969, Major Daniel P. Bolger. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 20:   Russian-Soviet Unconventional Wars in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan, Robert F. Baumann. (PDF

  • No. 21:   The 1973 Arab-Israeli War: The Albatross of Decisive Victory, Dr. George W. Gawrych. (PDF

  • No. 22:   Moving the Enemy: Operational Art in the Chinese PLA's Huai Hai Campaign (revised), Dr. Gary Bjorge. (PDF)

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Research Surveys represent monograph-length studies containing original research that employs a combination of primary and secondary sources, with emphasis on the latter. Research Surveys provide an overview or survey of a given subject, without claiming to be comprehensive; factual narrative in a Research Survey takes precedence over analysis.

  • No. 1:   Amicicide: The Problem of Friendly Fire in Modern War, LTC Charles R. Shrader. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 2:   Toward Combined Arms Warfare: A Survey of 20th Century Tactics, Doctrine and Organization, Jonathan M. House. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 3:   Rapid Deployment Logistics: Lebanon, 1958  , LTC Gary H. Wade. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 4:   The Soviet Airborne Experience , LTC David M. Glantz. (PDF)

  • No. 5:   Standing Fast. German Defensive Doctrine on the Russian Front During World War II: Prewar to March 1943, Major Timothy A. Wray. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 6:   A Historical Perspective on Light InfantryMajor Scott R. McMichael. (PDF

  • No. 7:   Key to the Sinai the Battles for Abu Agelia in the 1956 and 1967 Arab Israeli Wars, Dr. George W. Gawrych. (PDF)  

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  • Books for the Military Professional CSI faculty. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 1:   The Integrated Battlefield, MAJ Charles E. Heller & Elizabeth R. Snoke. (HTML

  • No. 2:   Light Infantry Forces, MAJ Scott R. McMichael. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 3:   The Operational Level of War, Elizabeth R. Snoke, et al. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 4:   Larger Units: Theater Army, Army Group, Field Army, LTC Gary L. Bounds. (HTML) (PDF)  

  • No. 5:   Deception Operations, Dr. Gary Bjorge. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 6:   War on Film: Military History Education Videotapes, Motion Pictures, and Related Audiovisual Aids, Major Frederick A. Eiserman. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 7:   Mobilization, COL Charles A. Endress. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 8:   Military Classics, ed. Dr. Robert Berlin. (HTML) (PDF)

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CSI Reports are short-term research papers prepared in response to official inquiries. Reports are mainly based on secondary sources and provide basic information on the subject under consideration. Because of the short-term deadlines associated with CSI Reports, they are not meant to represent a comprehensive or definitive study of the subject.

  • No. 1:   The Evolution of the Tank in the US Army, 1919-1940, LTC Kenneth M. Steadman. (HTML)  

  • No. 2:   A Comparative Look at Air-Ground Support Doctrine and Practice in World War II, LTC Kenneth A. Steadman. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 3:   Unit Reconstitution-a Historical Perspective, Edward J. Drea. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 4:   Notes on Military Elite Units, LTC Gary Bounds. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 5:   Conversations with General J. Lawton Collins, MAJ Gary Wade. (HTML

  • No. 6:   Larger Units:” Theater Army-Army Group-Field Army, CSI faculty, ed. LTC Gary Bounds. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 7:   World War II Division Commanders, LTC Gary Wade. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 8:   Discussions on Training and Employing Light Infantry, MAJ Scott R. McMichael. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 9:   No copies available.

  • No. 10:   Night Combat Operations, MAJ Andrew N. Morris. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 11:   Soviet Defensive Tactics at Kursk, July 1943, COL David M. Glantz. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 12:   Evaluating Historical Materials, Dr. Larry D. Roberts. (HTML) (PDF)

  • No. 13:  Tactical Responses to Concentrated Artillery, CSI Faculty. (HTML) (PDF

  • No. 14:  Sixty Years of Reorganizing for Combat: A Historical Trend Analysis, CSI Faculty. (HTML) (PDF)  

  • No. 15:  UN Peacekeeper in Cambodia, 1991-1992: an interview with Major George Stueber, Dr. Jerold E. Brown. (HTML) (PDF)

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CSI Reprints contain unique, out of print, or difficult to obtain material on military history topics.

  • After Action Report, Joshua Chamberlain. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Battle Report: Alam Halfa, CPT Hart, Generalleutnant Bayerlein, MG Roberts.  (HTML) (PDF)

  • Carl Von Clausewitz: Two Letters on Strategy, ed. Paret and Moran. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Defence of Duffer's Drift, Ernest Dunlop Swinton. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Evolution of a Revolt, T. E. Lawrence. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Field Service Regulations FM 100-5 Operations (1941). (PDF

  • Future of War: In Its Technical Economic and Political Relations, M. Jean de Bloch. (PDF

  • Generalship: Its Diseases and Their Cure, J. F. C. Fuller. (HTML)
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  • Imperial policing, Charles William Gwynn. Digital version unavailable due to copyright restrictions.

  • "Infantry in Battle",  The Infantry Journal. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Introductory Material to a Summary of the Art of War, Jomini. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Jean De Bloch: Selected Articles, M. Jean de Bloch. (HTML)

  • Modern Warfare: A French View of Counterinsurgency, Roger Trinquier. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Principles of War: A Translation from the Japanese. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Secret of Future Victories, Paul F. Gorman, General, U.S. Army, Retired. (HTML)  

  • Short History of the NCO, ed. Patricia Rhodes. (HTML) (PDF)

  • U.S. Intervention in Lebanon, 1958: A Commander’s Reminiscence, MG David W. Gray. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Vietnam, History of the Bulwark Tran, Van Tra. (HTML) (PDF)

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Special Studies are shorter historical works on timely topics, but are based on research primarily in secondary sources. Special Studies mix both narrative and analysis.

  • Analysis of deep attack operations: Operation Bagration, Belorussia, 22 June - 29 August 1944, Connor, William M.  (PDF)

  • Armed Peacekeepers in Bosnia, Baumann, Robert F., George Gawrych & Walter Kretchik. (PDF)

  • Artillery in Korea: Massing fires and Reinventing the Wheel, Giangreco, Dennis M. (PDF

  • Brigade, John J. McGrath.  (PDF)

  • Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Leavenworth in the 1930s and Early 1940s, George Knapp. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Busting the Bocage: American Combined Arms Operation in France, 6 June -- 31 July1944, CPT Michael D. Doubler. (HTML

  • Combat Multipliers: African-American Soldiers in Four Wars, Krewasky A. Salter I. (PDF

  • Crossing the Line of Departure: Battle Command on the Move a Historical Perspective, John J. McGrath.  (PDF)

  • Desert Warfare: German Experiences in World War II, MG Alfred Toppe. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Directed Telescope: A Traditional Element of Command, Gary B. Griffin. (HTML) (PDF)

  • 4th Armored Division in the Encirclement of Nancy, Dr. Christopher R. Gabel. (PDF) (HTML)

  • From the Roer to the Elbe With the 1st Medical Group: Medical Support of the Deliberate River Crossing, CPT Donald E. Hall. (HTML)  (PDF)

  • How Much Obedience Does an Officer Need?, Ulrich F. Zwygart. (HTML)

  • Jedburgh Team Operations in Support of the 12th Army Group, August 1944, Dr. Samuel Lewis. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Lorraine Campaign: An Overview, September-December 1944, Dr. Christopher Gabel. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Merrill's Marauders: Combined Operations in Northern Burma in 1944, Dr. Gary J. Bjorge. (HTML) (PDF)

  • My Clan Against the World: U.S. and Coalition Forces in Somalia, 1972-1994, Robert Baumann, Larry Yates & Versalle F. Washington. (PDF)

  • 9th Australian Division Versus the Africa Corps: an Infantry Division Against Tobruk, Libya, 1941, COL Ward A. Miller. (HTML) (PDF)

  • 101st Airborne Division's Defense of Bastogne, COL Ralph M. Mitchell. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Pastel: Deception in the Invasion of Japan, Dr. Thomas M. Huber. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Railroad Generalship: Foundations of Civil War Strategy, Dr. Christopher R. Gabel. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Rails to Oblivion: The Decline of Confederate Railroads in the Civil War, Dr. Christopher R. Gabel. (PDF

  • Shaba II: The French and Belgian Intervention in Zaire in 1978, LTC Thomas P. Odom. (HTML

  • Soviet Operational Deception. Red Cloak, LTC Richard N. Armstrong. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Staff Operations: The X Corps in Korea, December 1950, Dr. Richard M. Stewart. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Task Force 2/4 Cav, "First In, Last Out" The History of the 2d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, MAJ Joseph C. Barto. (HTML

  • Thiet Gap! The Battle of An Loc, James H. Willbanks. (HTML) (PDF

  • Truman and MacArthur: The Winding Road to Dismissal, Dr. Michael D. Pearlman. (PDF)  

  • U.S. Army World War II Corps Commanders- A Composite Biography, Dr. Robert H. Berlin. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Unconditional Surrender, Demobilization, and the Atomic Bomb, Dr. Michael D. Pearlman. (HTML

  • Ute Campaign of 1879: A Study in the Use of the Military Instrument,  MAJ Russel D. Santala. (HTML

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Staff rides and battlefield tours provide important insights into military operations, concepts of leadership, and conditions at the time of battle, as well as vignettes and topics of discussion. They also provide military personnel and civilians with suggestions on setting up and conducting a staff ride to the designated battlefield.

  • Corps of Discovery: Staff Ride Handbook for the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Charles D. Collins, Jr. & the Staff Ride Team. (PDF

  • Cowpens Staff Ride and Battlefield Tour, LTC John Moncure. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Staff Ride, William G. Robertson. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Staff Ride Handbook for the Attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941: A Study of Defending America, LTC Jeffrey J. Gudmens and the Staff Ride Team.  (PDF)

  • Staff Ride Handbook for the Battle of Chickamauga, 18-20 September 1863, Dr. William Glenn Robertson, et al. (HTML)
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  • Staff Ride Handbook for the Battle of Perryville, 8 October 1862, Dr. Robert S. Cameron. (PDF)

  • Staff Ride Handbook for the Battle of Shiloh, 6-7 April 1862, LTC Jeffrey J. Gudmens. (PDF

  • Staff Ride Handbook for the Overland Campaign, Virginia, 4 May to 15 June 1864:  A Study in Operational-level Command, Dr. Curtis S. King, Dr. William Glenn Robertson, and LTC Steven E. Clay.  (PDF)

  • Staff Ride Handbook for the Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862- July 1863, Dr.Christopher R. Gabel. (HTML
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  • To Compel With Armed Force: A Staff Ride Handbook for the Battle of Tippecanoe, MAJ Harry D. Tunnell IV. (Final version) (HTML) (PDF)

  • Wilson's Creek Staff Ride and Battlefield Tour, MAJ (Ret) George E. Knapp. (HTML) (PDF)

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These publications commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: A Centennial Bibliography, Elizabeth R. Snoke. (PDF) (HTML)

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: The Centennial. (PDF)  

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: The Professional Soldier and the Study of History.

  • Watershed at Leavenworth- Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Command and General Staff College, MAJ Mark C. Bender. (HTML

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These are notable publications that do not belong in one of the other categories.

  • Armed Diplomacy: Two centuries of American campaigning, 5-7 August, 2003 Symposium, TRADOC and CSI. (PDF)
  • Army at War: Change in the Midst of Conflict, 2-4 August, 2005 Symposium, John McGrath, Editor. (PDF)

  • Asymmetrical Warfare, Transformation, and Foreign Language Capability, Clifford F. Porter. (PDF

  • Atlas of the Sioux Wars, Dr. William Glenn Robertson, Dr. Jerold E. Brown, MAJ William M. Campsey, MAJ Scott R. McMeen. (HTML)(PDF)

  • Battle of Metz, CSI Battlebook 13-A, McNulty, J. . . .[et al.]. (PDF)

  • Brief History of Fort Leavenworth, CSI Faculty.
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  • CGSC Pamphlet 28-1, Dining In. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Gathering at the Golden Gate:  Mobilizing for War in the Philippines, 1898, Stephen D. Coats.  (PDF)

  • In Tribute to General William E. DePuy, Generals Thurman, Talbott, & Gorman. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Into the unknown: the logistics preparation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Donald Carr. (PDF)

  • John F. Morrison Lecture in Military History, Gerald Linderman. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Military History and Professional Development: Suggestions to Units and Formations. (1985  publication) (PDF

  • Neutral Rights and the War in Narrow Seas 1778-82, David Syrett. (HTML

  • Selected Papers of General William E. Depuy, COL Richard M. Swain. (PDF)

  • Turning Victory into Success:  Two Centuries of American Campaigning, US Army Training and Doctrine Command/CSI 2004 Conference Papers, edited by Brian M. De Toy. (PDF)

  • Weapon of Choice: ARSOF in Afghanistan, Charles H. Briscoe, Richard L. Kiper, James A. Schroder and Kalev I. Sepp.  (digital version unavailable per author) Table of contents available at

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The CGSC Press publishes a variety of book-length manuscripts that contain original research (or reprints of original research or military classics) based on primary and secondary sources. Fields covered by the CGSC Press included military theory, military history, and the practice of the military arts.

  • 66 Stories of Battle Command, ed. Adela Frame and James W. Lussier. (PDF)

  • Before the Battle, LTG (Ret) E. M. Flanagan Jr.

  • Block by Block: The Challenges of Urban Operations, William G. Robertson and . (PDF)

  • Cannae. (HTML) (PDF) (MAPS)

  • Certain Victory, General Robert H. Scale. (PDF

  • Combined Arms in Battle Since 1939 (Hard Cover),  ed. Dr. Roger J. Spiller. (PDF) (HTML)

  • Compound Warfare: An Anthology, Thomas M. Huber, editor. Final Version. (PDF)

  • Envisioning Future Warfare, GEN Gordon Sullivan et al. (HTML) (PDF)

  • Foundations of the Science of War, COL J. F. C. Fuller. (HTML) (PDF

  • Invasion, Intervention, “Intervasion”: A Concise History of the U.S. Army in Operation Uphold Democracy, Kretchik & Baumann.  (HTML) (PDF)

  • Judge Advocates in Vietnam: Army Lawyers in Southeast Asia 1959-1975, Frederic L. Borch III. (PDF

  • Lucky War, Richard M. Swain. (HTML) (PDF

  • Sharp Corners: Urban Operations at Century's End, Roger J. Spiller. (PDF

  • Studies in Battle Command (Soft Cover), CSI faculty. (HTML) (PDF)

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CMH Press

  • American Military History.

  • International Cold War Military Records and History.

  • Guide to the Study and Use of Military History. (PDF)

  • Profession of Arms.

  • Sinews of War: Army Logistics.

  • U.S. Army Counterinsurgency and Contingency Operations Doctrine 1860-1941.

  • U.S. Army GHQ Maneuvers of 1941.

Global War on Terrorism Occasional Papers

  • Circle the Wagons: The History of US Army Convoy Security, Richard E. Killblane.  digits coming soon
  • Combating a Modern Hydra Al Qaeda and the Global War on Terrorism, Sean N. Kalic. Paper #8. (PDF)

  • Easier said than done: Making the transition between Combat operations and Stability Operations, David P. Cavaleri. Paper #7. (PDF)

  • Eyes behind the Lines:  US Army Long-Range Reconnaissance and Surveillance Units, revised ed., James F. Gebhardt.  Paper #10.  (PDF

  • Field Artillery in military operations other than war: an overview of the US experience.  Paper #4. (PDF)  

  • Imperial Policing, Charles W. Gwynn. This is a reprint of the first 2 chapters of the 1934 edition. Digits unavailable due to copyright restrictions. Paper #2

  • In search of an elusive enemy: the Victorio Campaign, Kendall D. Gott.  Paper #5. (PDF)

  • Law of War: Can 20th Century Standards apply to the Global War on Terrorism?, David P. Cavaleri.  Paper #9. (PDF)

  • Mobility, Vigilance, and justice:  the US Army Constabulary in Germany, 1946-1953, Kendall D. Gott.  Paper #11. (PDF
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  • Posse Comitatus Act and the United States Army:  A Historical Perspective, Matt Matthews.  Paper #14.  (PDF)

  • Public War, Private Fight?  The United States and Private Military Companies, Deborah C. Kidwell.  Paper #12.  (PDF)

  • Road to Abu Ghraib: US Army Detainee Doctrine and Experience, James F. Gebhardt. Paper #6. (PDF)

  • Traditions, changes, and challenges: Military operations and the Middle Eastern City, Louis A. DiMarco. Paper #1. (PDF)

  • Understanding the "victory disease" from the Little Bighorn to Mogadishu and beyond, Timothy Karcher. Paper #3. (
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  • US Military's experience in Stability Operations, 1789-2005, Lawrence A. Yates.  Paper #15.  (PDF)

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