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Hazardous duty : America's most decorated living soldier reports from the front and tells it the way it is

Author: David H Hackworth; Tom Mathews
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A critique of American military leadership, arguing that the Pentagon's devotion to developing high-tech weapons systems has left the troops ill-prepared to fight the types of wars going on in places like Bosnia and Saudi Arabia, as evidenced by the fact that soldiers in the Gulf War were wearing Vietnam issue boots and carrying dangerously outmoded equipment.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: David H Hackworth; David H Hackworth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David H Hackworth; Tom Mathews
ISBN: 0688147186 9780688147181
OCLC Number: 34658741
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 350 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Goats and gunfighters: the Gulf, 1990 --
Snow job in the desert: the Gulf, 1991 --
Junkyard dogs: the Balkans, 1992 --
God's work in hell: Somalia, 1992-1993 --
Bad hombres, good joss: Vietnam, 1993 --
"Unfortunate casualties": Somalia, 1993 --
Flimflam war: Korea, 1994 --
Great white god: Haiti, 1994 --
"King of Bosnia": the Balkans, 1996 --
Desolation gulch: the Balkans, 1996 --
Admiral Boorda: Washington, 1996 --
It's the system, stupid: Washington, 1996 --
Change --
or belly up: Whitefish, 1996 --
Glossary.
Responsibility: David H. Hackworth, with Tom Mathews.

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A critique of American military leadership, arguing that the Pentagon's devotion to developing high-tech weapons systems has left the troops ill-prepared to fight the types of wars going on in places like Bosnia and Saudi Arabia, as evidenced by the fact that soldiers in the Gulf War were wearing Vietnam issue boots and carrying dangerously outmoded equipment.

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