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When reason fails : portraits of armies at war : America, Britain, Israel, and the future

Author: Michael Goodspeed
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Series: Studies in military history and international affairs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical analysis of the elements of corporate character in three modern armies, this study challenges traditional thinking about the nature and future of modern war.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Goodspeed
ISBN: 0275973786 9780275973780
OCLC Number: 46991258
Description: xi, 217 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The American Army in Vietnam. The American Phase of the Vietnam War. Strategic Factors. Geographic Factors. The Communist Soldier. The American Soldier. The Nature of Military Service in Vietnam. The Reserves and National Will. The NCO Corps. The Officer Corps. Drugs. A War With No Front Line. The Media. Firepower. Tactics. Big Battles. The American Army and Its Vietnamese Allies --
Ch. 2. The British Army in Northern Ireland. Background to the Troubles. The Characters of the Combatants --
Ch. 3. The Israeli Army in the Middle East. People, Geography and Background. The Origins of Conflict. The First War and the Emergence of the Israeli Army. Traditional Israeli Strategic Considerations. The War in 1956. The Six-Day War.
Series Title: Studies in military history and international affairs.
Responsibility: Michael Goodspeed.

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A critical analysis of the elements of corporate character in three modern armies, this study challenges traditional thinking about the nature and future of modern war.

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