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The modern American military

Author: David M Kennedy
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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The advent of the all-volunteer force and the evolving nature of modern warfare have transformed our military, changing it in serious if subtle ways that few Americans are aware of. Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy, this stimulating volume brings together insights from a remarkable group of scholars, who shed important new light on the changes effecting today's armed forces. Beginning with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Kennedy
ISBN: 9780199895946 0199895945
OCLC Number: 813930729
Description: xix, 332 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The counterrevolution in strategic affairs / Lawrence Freedman --
The U.S. Armed Forces' view of war / Brian McAllister Linn --
Weapons: the growth and spread of the precision-strike regime / Thomas G. Mahnken --
American military culture from colony to empire / Robert L. Goldich --
Manning and financing the twenty-first century all-volunteer force / David R. Segal & Lawrence J. Korb --
Military contractors and the American way of war / Deborah Avant and Rene de Nevers --
Filming war / Jay Winter --
The future of conscription: some comparative reflections / James Sheehan --
Whose army? / Andrew J. Bacevich --
Assessing the all-volunteer force / Karl W. Eikenberry --
Military justice / Charles J. Dunlap Jr --
Women in the U.S. military : the evolution of gender norms and military requirements / Michelle Sandhoff and Mady Wechsler Segal --
Casualties / Jonathan Shay.
Responsibility: edited by David M. Kennedy.
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The Modern American Military is composed of essays surveying the mission and character of the United States armed forces in the twenty-first century.  Read more...

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Academic yet accessible, this volume offers thoughtful and occasionally disturbing insights into the workings of the world's most powerful war machine. Publishers Weekly

 
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