Americas Military Today: Challenges for the Armed Forces in a Time of War Tod Ensign

ISBN: 9781595580856

Published: May 1st 2006

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448 pages


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Americas Military Today: Challenges for the Armed Forces in a Time of War  by  Tod Ensign

Americas Military Today: Challenges for the Armed Forces in a Time of War by Tod Ensign
May 1st 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 448 pages | ISBN: 9781595580856 | 5.26 Mb

An unvarnished look at todays armed forces, by leading experts.In the face of seemingly unending resistance in Iraq and growing difficulty with recruitment at home, the U.S. armed forces are under increasing scrutiny from Congress, the media, the public, and even from within. Americas Military Today provides an eye-opening survey of the way the modern U.S.

military enlists, trains, and deploys its all-volunteer force. Long-standing soldiers rights attorney Tod Ensign brings together a range of expert commentators to examine hot-button issues, including:- The techniques used by the Pentagon to recruit and train a required 200,000 volunteers each year- The controversial arguments being advanced for a return to the draft- The militarys reputation as an exemplar in the promotion of racial minorities- The ongoing challenge of gender discrimination, sexual assaults, and bias against gays and lesbians- The appropriate role of the armed forces in policing post-9/11 America- The future of war fighting, with an emphasis on the continued relevance of the ordinary foot soldierThe book also includes first-person accounts from soldiers on active duty in Iraq, providing a harrowing and poignant picture of life at the sharp end of combat duty today.



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