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The Modern American Military

by Kennedy, David M. | hardcover
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Book title
The Modern American Military
ISBN
9780199895946
Item Length
9.5in
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication Year
2013
Type
Textbook
Format
Hardcover
Language
English
Item Height
1.1in
Author
David M. Kennedy
Genre
History, Political Science
Topic
Public Policy / Military Policy, History & Theory, Military / United States, Security (National & International)
Item Width
6.4in
Item Weight
20.9 Oz
Number of Pages
320 Pages

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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.

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Publisher
Oxford University Press, Incorporated
ISBN-10
0199895945
ISBN-13
9780199895946
eBay Product ID (ePID)
143628333

Product Key Features

Author
David M. Kennedy
Format
Hardcover
Language
English
Topic
Public Policy / Military Policy, History & Theory, Military / United States, Security (National & International)
Publication Year
2013
Type
Textbook
Genre
History, Political Science
Number of Pages
320 Pages

Dimensions

Item Length
9.5in
Item Height
1.1in
Item Width
6.4in
Item Weight
20.9 Oz

Additional Product Features

Lc Classification Number
Ua23.M5854 2013
Reviews
"Academic yet accessible, this volume offers thoughtful and occasionally disturbing insights into the workings of the world's most powerful war machine." --Publishers Weekly"The world has changed dramatically for the American military in recent years. The volunteer army, re-examined in this book, has seen increased media scrutiny, questions arising from the use of contractors in war zones, and-of course-new technologies like remotely piloted aircraft that have dramatically changed the nature of warfare. And yet there are few scholarly works that look comprehensively at the challenges that the armed forces face and the responses that are required. The thoughtful essays in David Kennedy's new book explore this uniquely American institution both through the lens of history and current circumstances. We owe it to our servicemen and women and to those who command them to examine critically and debate the state of military affairs. This book is a significant contribution to that cause."-Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State "The Modern American Military is essential reading. It brightly illuminates how profoundly the armed services have changed with the advent of new enemies, new weapons, new doctrines and a new generation of volunteer forces. Equally important, it insightfully shows how those changes are reshaping the critical relationship between the American military and American society."-Philip Taubman, former New York Times Washington bureau chief, consulting professor at Stanford University and author of The Partnership, Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb "A collection of incisive and controversial essays covering matters as diverse - and essential - as military culture and technology, contracting and doctrine, this is a book for anyone interested in the armed forces of what remains the most powerful country on earth."-Eliot A. Cohen, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, "Academic yet accessible, this volume offers thoughtful and occasionally disturbing insights into the workings of the world's most powerful war machine." --Publishers Weekly "The world has changed dramatically for the American military in recent years. The volunteer army, re-examined in this book, has seen increased media scrutiny, questions arising from the use of contractors in war zones, and-of course-new technologies like remotely piloted aircraft that have dramatically changed the nature of warfare. And yet there are few scholarly works that look comprehensively at the challenges that the armed forces face and the responses that are required. The thoughtful essays in David Kennedy's new book explore this uniquely American institution both through the lens of history and current circumstances. We owe it to our servicemen and women and to those who command them to examine critically and debate the state of military affairs. This book is a significant contribution to that cause."-Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State "The Modern American Military is essential reading. It brightly illuminates how profoundly the armed services have changed with the advent of new enemies, new weapons, new doctrines and a new generation of volunteer forces. Equally important, it insightfully shows how those changes are reshaping the critical relationship between the American military and American society."-Philip Taubman, former New York Times Washington bureau chief, consulting professor at Stanford University and author of The Partnership, Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb "A collection of incisive and controversial essays covering matters as diverse - and essential - as military culture and technology, contracting and doctrine, this is a book for anyone interested in the armed forces of what remains the most powerful country on earth."-Eliot A. Cohen, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, "Academic yet accessible, this volume offers thoughtful and occasionally disturbing insights into the workings of the world's most powerful war machine." --Publishers Weekly"The world has changed dramatically for the American military in recent years. The volunteer army, re-examined in this book, has seen increased media scrutiny, questions arising from the use of contractors in war zones, and-of course-new technologies like remotely piloted aircraft that have dramatically changed the nature of warfare. And yet there are few scholarly works that look comprehensively at the challenges that the armed forces face and the responsesthat are required. The thoughtful essays in David Kennedy's new book explore this uniquely American institution both through the lens of history and current circumstances. We owe it to our servicemenand women and to those who command them to examine critically and debate the state of military affairs. This book is a significant contribution to that cause."-Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State"The Modern American Military is essential reading. It brightly illuminates how profoundly the armed services have changed with the advent of new enemies, new weapons, new doctrines and a new generation of volunteer forces. Equally important, it insightfully shows how those changes are reshaping the critical relationship between the American military and American society."-Philip Taubman, former New York Times Washington bureau chief,consulting professor at Stanford University and author of The Partnership, Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb"A collection of incisive and controversial essays covering matters as diverse - and essential - as military culture and technology, contracting and doctrine, this is a book for anyone interested in the armed forces of what remains the most powerful country on earth."-Eliot A. Cohen, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, "Academic yet accessible, this volume offers thoughtful and occasionally disturbing insights into the workings of the world's most powerful war machine." --Publishers Weekly
Publication Name
Modern American Military
Table of Content
1. The Counterrevolution in Strategic Affairs Lawrence Freedman2. The U.S. Armed Forces' View of WarBrian McAllister Linn3. Weapons: The Growth and Spread of the Precision-Strike RegimeThomas G. Mahnken4. American Military Culture from Colony to Empire Robert L. Goldich5. Manning and Financing the Twenty-First-Century All-Volunteer Force David R. Segal and Lawrence J. Korb6. Military Contractors and the American Way of WarDeborah Avant and René e de Nevers7. Filming War Jay Winter8. The Future of Conscription: Some Comparative Reflections James Sheehan9. Whose Army? Andrew J. Bacevich10. Reassessing the All-Volunteer Force Karl W. Eikenberry11. Military Justice Charles J. Dunlap Jr.12. Women in the U.S. Military: The Evolution of Gender Norms and Military Requirements Michelle Sandhoff and Mady Wechsler Segal13. Casualties Jonathan ShayIndex
Copyright Date
2013
Dewey Decimal
355.00973
Intended Audience
Scholarly & Professional
Dewey Edition
23

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