Tells the story of the Americans' technological baptism of fire in WW1, when the elite German stormtroopers took the American greenhorns by surprise at Seicheprey. Uses the battle as a jumping off point to describe how all battles developed in the war, through intelligence and minute-by-minute command decisions.
Terry Finnegan is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and senior civil servant whose career spans four decades of military service. His career covered analysis, production, and planning at the Department of Defense as well as assignments at USCENTCOM forward during the Gulf War, and the National Intelligence University at Washington, D.C. He is the author of Shooting the Front." He lives in California.