U.S. Military Service: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)

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U.S. Military Service: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)

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This work is a fascinating overview of Americans' complex and occasionally uneasy relationship with military service, from World War II to the age of global terrorism.

The end of the Cold War ushered in a new kind of war that has already made conventional tactics and strategy obsolete. How has the U.S. military responded?

In U.S. Military Service: A Reference Handbook, Cynthia Watson, professor of strategy at the National War College, analyzes the major issues that are reshaping the military in the era of global terrorism--problems of recruitment, urban warfare, effective use of electronic media, and rebuilding failed states. She also examines the unprecedented policy of relinquishing military duties to the for-profit sector, which has occurred in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Through a combination of detailed analysis and broad overview, the work shows how the U.S. military is quickly transforming itself into a leaner, more agile force.
Cynthia Watson, PhD, is professor of strategy at the National War College, Washington, DC. Her published works include ABC-CLIO's Nation-Building: A Reference Handbook and U.S. National Security: A Reference Handbook, which was named one of the 2002 Books of the Year by CHOICE magazine.
Product Details ISBN: 9781851099788
ISBN-10: 1851099786
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: January 8th, 2007
Pages: 372
Language: English
Series: Contemporary World Issues (Hardcover)