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Drift : the unmooring of American military power

Author: Rachel Maddow
Publisher: New York : Crown, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book the author shows how deeply militarized our culture has become; how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission. Here she charts America's dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier, Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Maddow
ISBN: 9780307460981 0307460983
OCLC Number: 765967335
Description: 275 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Is it too late to descope this? --
G.I. Joe, Ho Chi Minh, and the American art of fighting about fighting --
A nation at peace everywhere in the world --
Let 'er fly --
Isle of spice --
Stupid regulations --
Mylanta, 'tis of thee --
Doing more with less (hassle) --
"One hell of a killing machine" --
An $8 trillion fungus among us --
You build it, you own it.
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In this book the author shows how deeply militarized our culture has become; how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission. Here she charts America's dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier, Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792.

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Maddow persuasively argues that recent decades have seen the power to go to war drift away from Congress (where the Constitution places it) to the President. Privatizing many military functions makes the whole operation less salient to many  of us. How can we have been in two wars for over decade...
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