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Our army : soldiers, politics, and American civil-military relations

Author: Jason K Dempsey
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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"Conventional wisdom holds that the American military is overwhelmingly conservative and Republican, and extremely political. Our Army paints a more complex picture, demonstrating that while army officers are likely to be more conservative, rank-and-file soldiers hold political views that mirror those of the American public as a whole, and army personnel are less partisan and politically engaged than most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dempsey, Jason K., 1972-
Our army.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009021741
(OCoLC)320802680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jason K Dempsey
ISBN: 9781400832170 1400832179
OCLC Number: 647874675
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 266 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Soliders and politics --
An overview of Army demographics --
Social and political attitudes --
Conservatism --
Party affiliation in the Army --
Political participation --
The Army's next generation --
Army attitudes in 2004 and beyond --
The way forward --
Update: the 2008 election --
Appendixes. A. Citizenship and service: a 2004 survey of Army personnel --
B. The 2004 cadet preelection survey --
C. Comparison surveys --
D. The virtual Army and virtual officer corps --
E. Rules governing political participation of members of the Army --
F. Adjutant General's absentee voting message.
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