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Below are a few writing samples from Pat Proctor's work.  Click on the picture to see each writing sample.  Adobe Reader is required to open the writing samples.


In this second article, for the May-June 2016 edition of the Redleg Update, Pat continues his discussion of the difficulties Army units are currently having in integrating field artillery fires into combined
arms maneuver.

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In this article from the January-February 2016 edition of the Redleg Update, Pat provides a brief review of difficulties Army units are currently having integrating field artillery fires into combined
arms maneuver.

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ISBN: 978-1-631-44056-4

Pat's third full-length book, Containment and Credibility

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In this article from the July-August 2015 edition of the Fires Bulletin, Pat provides a brief treatise on incorporating artillery fires into combined
arms maneuver.

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Before departing for Afghanistan, Pat agreed to write a series called "Special Report from Afghanistan" for Armchair General Magazine. You can see all of the articles here:

23 April 2012
22 June 2012
3 August 2012
31 August 2012
7 October 2012
8 November 2012
11 December 2012

Pat's article, "War without Violence: Leveraging the Arab Spring to Win the War on Terrorism," appeared in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal of Strategic Security.

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Pat wrote the article “Ten Years of GWOT, the Failure of Democratization and the Fallacy of 'Ungoverned Spaces'” with co-author and colleague, Major David Oakley. 

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ISBN: 978-1-605-90777-2

Pat's second full-length book, Task Force Patriot and the End of Combat Operations in Iraq

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Pat's article, "Message versus Perception during the Americanization of the Vietnam War" appears in the Spring 2011 edition of, The Historian.

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Pat recounts his 2009-2010 deployment to Iraq in "Fighting to Understand," which appeared in the March-April 2011 edition of Military Review.

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ISBN: 978-0-615-43267-0

Pat's first full-length book, Media War: The Media-Enabled Insurgency in Iraq. To see excerpts at Google Books, click here.

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ISBN: 978-0-470-59889-4

Pat wrote the introduction to the CliffsNotes book, ASVAB AFQT Cram Plan. To see an excerpt, click here

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This installment in the "What Next, General?" series appeared in the November 2009 Armchair General Magazine. It complemented a free, downloadable "mini-game," produced by ProSIM Company for ACG.  To see the download page at the ACG website (also written by Pat), click here

This article was originally purchased for publication in Armchair General Magazine. Due to space, it instead appeared on their website in November 2008.  To see the article at the ACG website, click here


Pat's article, "The Mythical Shia Crescent," was reprinted in the 23 May 2008 issue of Iran Times International.  To see a more readable version of this article (as it appeared in Parameters, earlier in 2008), click here.

Pat wrote this article for the US Army War College journal, Parameters, in 2008.  To see the PDF version of this article at their website, click here.



This 2008 article was written for StrategyPage.com.  You can read the entire article here

This was an article written in 2006 for the Wargamer.com.  You can read the entire article here



Pat collaborated on this article (including writing a sidebar) for Military Simulation & Training Magazine.  This article appeared in the 2/2006 issue.

This is an excerpt from the manual for the computer wargame, Air Assault Task Force



This is an excerpt from the manual for the computer wargame, Armored Task Force.

This is an excerpt from the manual for the computer wargame, BCT Commander.



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