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Breach of trust : how Americans failed their soldiers and their country

Author: Andrew J Bacevich
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Series: American empire project.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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Bacevich takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military, tracing its origins to the Vietnam era and exploring its pernicious implications: a nation with an abiding appetite for war waged at enormous expense by a standing army demonstrably unable to achieve victory. Rather than something for "other people" to do, Bacevich argues that national defense should become the business of "we the people."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Bacevich
ISBN: 9780805082968 0805082964 9781250055385 1250055385
OCLC Number: 827256998
Description: xii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1. Nation at war. People's war ; The great decoupling ; Tallying up --
Part 2. Warrior's plight. America's army ; Comes the revolution ; Searching for dragons to slay ; Coping with chaos --
Part 3. Skin in the game. Smedley and friends ; Winners and losers ; Trahison des clercs ; Droning on ; American characters.
Series Title: American empire project.
Responsibility: Andrew J. Bacevich.

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The United States has been "at war" for more than a decade. Yet as war has become normalized, a yawning gap has opened between America's soldiers and the society in whose name they fight. This title  Read more...

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