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Fri Mar 21 17:03:52 2014 UTClccn-no20100440690.00The Military in the Post-Vietnam ERA: A Search for Relevance0.231.00What Exactly Is Jointness?108070950Lawrence_Wilkersonno20100440698426862lccn-n83016713Diamond, Larry Jayivenp-marrs, audreyMarrs, Audreyprolccn-no2011003177Jaff, Warzerrptlccn-n2006007193Rosen, Nir1977-rptlccn-n83143382Armitage, Richard Lee1945-ivelccn-nr93014576Gibney, Alexprolccn-no2008187205Representational Pictures (Firm)lccn-no2004111283Magnolia Pictures (Firm)lccn-no2007108449Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm)lccn-no2011003188Rossi, Antonio(Antonio M.)cngWilkerson, Lawrence B.Military historyHistoryInterviewsUnited StatesIraq War (2003-2011)IraqMilitary campaignsMilitary relationsPolitical scienceCoalition Provisional AuthorityPostwar reconstructionNational securityInternational relationsMilitary policyNational Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United StatesTortureVietnam War (1961-1975)Abu Ghraib PrisonPrisoners of war--Abuse ofWar crimesUnited States.--Department of StateUnited States.--ArmyUnited States.--Department of Defense19451982199720062007200820111317710956.70443373DS79.76ocn15698017813093ocn156980178visu20070.23No end in sightHistoryMilitary historyInsiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, the disbanding of the national military, and the subsequent surge of civil and political chaos22ocn045560394book19971.00What Exactly Is Jointness?The last thirteen of my thirty-plus years as a military officer have been spent in joint duty assignments. For six years I have actually taught the essentials of jolntness at the intermediate and senior levels of professional military education (PME), an experience which has provided many opportunities to discuss the nature of jointness with students. VVhat has come out of those discussions is that jointness is understanding broadly what your fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines bring to the battle and trusting them to do it right and well-and their feeling the same way about you. All frills and lobbying aside, the essence of jointness is understanding and trust. As General Colin Powell stated in the first edition of Joint Pub 1, "jolnt warfare is team warfare." But what about seamlessness, synergy, joint doctrine, interoperability, and all the other buzzwords? Let's examine some of the more prevalent ones21ocn814066310visu20080.47History of the national security state Gore Vidal, Ray McGovern, Antonia Juhasz, Lawrence Wilkerson11ocn701799610visu20061.00NOW hosted by David BrancaccioThree years later, former Army and State Dept. official Lawrence Wilkerson discusses the doubts even in early 2003 about the intelligence evidence which was the Bush administration's case for the Iraq War11ocn779519397com20111.00Wilkerson, Lawrence BOral history interview with Lawrence B. WilkersonHistoryInterviewsBorn: June 15, 1945, Gaffney, SC; education: Bucknell University, U.S. Army Armor School, Naval War College; career: executive Assistant to Admiral Stewart A. Ring, United States Navy Pacific Command; Director, United States Marine Corps War College; special assistant to Colin Powell as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1989-1993; policy planning staff member under Ambassador Richard Haass; Chief of Staff to Secretary of State, 2002-2005; discussions: war crimes, military and national security history, National Security Act of 1947, U.S. foreign policy, relationship between Departments of State and Department of Defense, torture; reminiscences: Vietnam War, testimony before 9/11 Commission, United Nations resolution on Iraq, Abu Ghraib, Bush administration realpolitik11ocn227548124book1982The Military in the Post-Vietnam ERA: A Search for RelevanceFrom April 1917 to September 1945, the American military establishment evolved into a contradiction in the American polity. After August 1945 the contradiction had become an aberration as well. It was an aberration because it possessed (though it did not know quite what to do with) a destructive apparatus that threatened the planned extinction of mankind, and it was a contradiction because it endeavored to perpetate and indeed to secure the gap between American ideals and American political practice which it as an institution had come to represent. Ironically, it simultaneously became the instrument of force of the sole nation on earth capable of guaranteeing--with any degree of certitude--the protection and continuation of human freedom and dignity as both a creed and a way of life. How this difficult and paradoxical circumstance can be defined, analyzed, dealt with and accommodated within the American military establishment itself, is the subject of this brief work. (Author)11ocn244147379visu20060.10Wilkes Open Forum I the U.S.A becoming a radical republic?An address by Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff for U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, concerning the state of the nation under the leadership of current president George W. Bush. Presented October 19, 2006Fri Mar 21 16:04:44 EDT 2014batch8029