The American culture of war

The American culture of war

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The American Culture of Waris a comprehensive and authoritative survey of American conduct in war from World War II to the present, including both Iraq wars. It traces the evolution of American strategic, operational, and tactical doctrine, including the national command structure, civil-military relations, the role of the media, military technology, the military personnel system, airpower doctrine, the role of Congress, and numerous related aspects of national defence.The American Culture of Warwill be an indispensable text for upper-division undergradudate courses on the history of war as well as history courses on the Vietnam War and the 1960s.Instead of [orders] to seize the city, the verbal order from the Coalition Force Land Component Commander (CFLCC) was to conduct raids into Baghdad. ... indicated that the orders of the senior Army commander were for the most part ignoreda€” a practice that went back to World War II. ... company commander] presumptuous to invade a hostile metropolis of 5 million people . . . without a detailed breakdown of ... Thirty seconds later, a white Jeep Cherokee sped down the bridge span.

Title:The American culture of war
Author:Adrian R. Lewis
Publisher:CRC Press - 2007


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