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Frontline : combat and cohesion in the twenty-first century

Author: Anthony King
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the last few decades, Western ground troops have been involved in intense close-quarters fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan on a scale not seen since the Vietnam and Korean wars. As a consequence, a unique, if disturbing, archive of data has emerged concerning the behaviour of soldiers on operations, in combat, or preparing for combat. This volume draws together historians, social, and political scientists in order  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony King
ISBN: 9780191788680 0191788686
OCLC Number: 964638664
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 26 octobre 2015).
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Contents: PART I CONCEPTS ; 1. On Cohesion ; 2. Subaltern Soldiers: Essentialism, Eurocentricism and the Nation-State in the Combat Motivation Debates ; 3. On Killing: historiography and conceptual issues: contexts and concepts from the First World War to the present ; PART II: CURRENT DEBATES ; 4. From a Sociology of Units to a Sociology of Combat Formations: Militaries in Urban Combat ; 5. Discipline and Punish: EncouragingCombat Performance in the Citizen and Professional Army ; PART III: HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE ; 6. Combat and Cohesion in the First World War ; 7. Re-evaluating Combat Cohesion: The British Second Army in the North-west Europe Campaign of the Second World War ; PART IV: CASE STUDIES ; 8. New Model Diggers? Australian Identity, Motivation, and Cohesion in Afghanistan ; 9. A Profession of Love: Cohesion in a British Infantry Platoon in Afghanistan ; 10. Hierarchy, Status, and Combat Motivation in the French Foreign Legion ; 11. Cohesion and Misconduct: The French Army and the Mahe Affair ; 12. Cohesion, Political Motivation, and Military Performance in the Italian Alpini ; PART V: THE HOME FRONT ; 13. Of FOBS and Families ; 14. Beyond a Battlefield ; 15. The Future of Cohesion
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The volume examines the experiences of professional Western combat soldiers' training and operations in Iraq, and seeks to explain the culture, motivations, and capabilities of the professional  Read more...

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