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Armed with expertise : the militarization of American social research during the Cold War

Author: Joy Rohde
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Series: American institutions and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

During the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon launched a controversial counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System. The program embedded social scientists within  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Rohde
ISBN: 0801469600 9780801469602
OCLC Number: 955605172
Notes: "Published in association with the University of Virgina's Miller Center of Public Affairs."
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.).
Contents: Introduction : hearts, minds, and militarization --
Creating the gray area : scholars, soldiers, and national security --
A democracy of experts : knowledge and politics in the military-industrial-academic complex --
Deeper shades of gray : ambition and deception in Project Camelot --
From democratic experts to "automatic cold warriors" : dismantling the gray area in the Vietnam era --
Fade to black : the enduring warfare state --
Epilogue : militarization without end?
Series Title: American institutions and society.
Responsibility: Joy Rohde.


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"Armed with Expertise represents an important addition to the debate over how the Cold War affected the American natural and social sciences. Rohde balances detailed, behind-the-scenes analyses of Read more...

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