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The military and conflict between cultures : soldiers at the interface

Author: James C Bradford
Publisher: College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, ©1997.
Series: Texas A & M University military history series, 50.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"As the twenty-first century approaches and the threat of war between the superpowers declines, our attention is drawn to conflicts between nations or ethnic groups with vastly different cultures. The United States, the last superpower, is divided in its motives to maintain its giant Cold War military structure or to create a new world police force that will react to and influence the outcome of intercultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Military and conflict between cultures.
College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606142212
Online version:
Military and conflict between cultures.
College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)608482638
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James C Bradford
ISBN: 0890967431 9780890967430
OCLC Number: 35548945
Description: xxiv, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: cross-cultural military relations / Roger Beaumont --
I: the premodern era --
Light troops in classical armies: an overview of roles, functions, and factors affecting combat effectiveness / John F. Guilmartin, Jr. --
Gunpowder and regional military systems / Dennis Showalter --
II: Western forces and indigenous peoples --
Cultural clash on the Western North American frontier: military implications / Robert M. Utley --
Civilization the military way: the generals' view of the Plains Indians, 1866-91 / John W. Bailey --
"Civilization" battles "Barbarism": the limits of Argentine Indian frontier strategies / Richard W. Slatta --
III" Twentieth-century cultural perceptions --
French colonial forces on the Saharan Rim / Douglas Porch --
Leaders and followers: a half-century of the U.S. military in the Philippine Islands / Carol Morris Petillo --
IV: Reflections --
Reflections on intercultural command / Robin Higham.
Series Title: Texas A & M University military history series, 50.
Responsibility: edited by James C. Bradford.

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"As the twenty-first century approaches and the threat of war between the superpowers declines, our attention is drawn to conflicts between nations or ethnic groups with vastly different cultures. The United States, the last superpower, is divided in its motives to maintain its giant Cold War military structure or to create a new world police force that will react to and influence the outcome of intercultural conflict." "Brought together by James C. Bradford, these essays by prominent military historians cover three thousand years and five continents in treating various examples of intercultural interaction."--Jacket.

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