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The U.S. military : a basic introduction / Judith Hicks Stiehm.

Stiehm, Judith. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library UA 23 .S75 2012 30775305446354 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780415782142 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0415782147 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780415782159 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0415782155 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780203128008 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 0203128001 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 128 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; Routledge, c2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [109]-119) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The A, B, Cs. The services and their missions -- Regular, Reserve, and National Guard forces -- Demographics -- Customs and courtesies -- Lifestyle and culture -- Legal bases -- Rank -- Uniforms -- Command structures -- Military specialties -- Compensation and benefits. -- Strategy, Doctrine, Tactics, and Skills. Strategy -- Doctrine -- Tactics and skills. -- The Military in Action. Recruitment, training, and education -- Planning and research -- Intelligence -- Diplomacy -- Training and advising around the globe -- Uses of the military: humanitarian aid, intervention, surveillance and more. -- Weapons and Capabilities. Nuclear weapons: air, land, and under the sea -- Primary weapons by service. -- The Budget. Overview -- Procedures and allocations -- Contracting and outsourcing -- Military sales -- The black budget. -- Policy Questions.
Summary, etc.:
This book is a basic guide to the United States military. It provides a starting-point for those with a limited knowledge of this institution. It covers a wide range of subject matter, and ends with a list of suggested resources to aid individual study and research. This book has relevance for students of the U.S. military, U.S. politics, defense studies, and war and conflict studies, and is also of relevance to journalists, NGO staff and diplomats.
Subject: United States. Armed Forces.
United States > Military policy.
United States > Armed Forces > Organization.
United States > Armed Forces > Military life.

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