An Analysis of American Power, Past and Present, from Author John Proctor
A Chinese general once said, "Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle but defeating the enemy without ever fighting."
This philosophy should be employed by the United States as the leader of the modern world, according to Air Force veteran John Proctor, whose debut novel American Resolve and the Art of War analyzes US military tactics and provides recommendations for future action, including the institution of a special Army reserve force during times of war.
"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", says Proctor, who actively served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel as a member of the Air Force Reserve. "American Resolve and the Art of War is a validation of that conviction, and a call for our country to continue leading the world."
Backed by extensive research and his decades-long military career, Proctor lays out an exhaustive analysis of historical US military tactics and makes the case for how America can live in peace - while still maintaining its strength as the world's foremost military power.
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American Resolve and the Art of War: A Study and Application of Military Tactics
By John Proctor
ISBN: 978-1-4772-5757-9 Softcover, retail price: $23.99 Hardcover, retail price: $14.95 E-book price: $3.99
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, Proctor 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, Proctor also received a commission in the Air Force Reserve through the ROTC program, and entered active service in the Air Force during the Korean War. After a discharge from the Air Force, he remained in the active reserve for more than 25 years. While in the Air Force Reserve, Proctor completed the curriculum of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College by correspondence, and was ultimately promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.