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The armed forces

Author: Louise I Gerdes
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English
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Authors consider issues concerning the armed forces including what role they should play, who should serve, how they should be managed and what policies best govern the personnel.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise I Gerdes
ISBN: 9780737747553 9780737747560 0737747552 0737747560
OCLC Number: 441153247
Description: 265 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. What role should the armed forces play? --
Using armed forces preemptively is sometimes justified / Karl-Heinz Kamp --
Using armed forces preemptively is never justified / Michael S. Rozeff --
Armed forces are necessary for nation building / Gregory L. Cantwell --
Armed forces should not be responsible for nation building / Peter Allen --
Multilateral military efforts are necessary to end piracy / Michael B. Oren --
Military efforts to contain piracy are unnecessary / David Herbert --
Armed forces play an important role in disaster relief / Derek Reveron --
Training armed forces to quell domestic unrest is troubling / Amy Goodman --
pt. 2. Who should serve in the armed forces? --
The United States should reinstate the draft / Bill Maxwell --
The United States should not reinstate the draft / Walter Y. Oi --
The role of women in the armed forces should be expanded / Holly Yeager --
Women are not prepared to serve in combat / Kelley Beaucar Vlahos --
U.S. armed forces recruiters meet serious challenges / James Kitfield --
U.S. armed forces recruiting tactics are unethical / Nick Turse --
pt. 3. How should armed forces resources be managed? --
The United States should prepare its armed forces to fight current conflicts / Robert M. Gates --
The United States should prepare its armed forces for a variety of conflicts / Charles J. Dunlap Jr. --
Private military forces serve an important function / Max Boot --
Private military forces must be made publicly accountable to protect human rights / United States High Commissioner for Human Rights --
Procurement for the armed forces is corrupt / Robert Higgs --
Weapon systems acquisition reforms will reduce waste / Barack Obama --
pt. 4. What policies best govern armed forces personnel? --
Long tours of duty and repeated deployments should be reduced / Gordon Lubold --
Despite long tours of duty, U.S. soldiers are meeting the challenges of war / Anna Mulrine --
The U.S. government should provide better care for its armed forces veterans / Linda Bilmes --
The veterans administration provides excellent care for veterans of the armed forces / Michael J. Kussman --
The U.S. military should reconsider the rules of engagement for twenty-first century warfare / Louis V. Netherland --
Selective conscientious objection to military service should be legalized / Gregory D. Foster.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Louise I. Gerdes, book editor.

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Authors consider issues concerning the armed forces including what role they should play, who should serve, how they should be managed and what policies best govern the personnel.

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