In the name of Allah the Merciful

Understanding the U.S. Military

Katherine Carroll, William B. Hickman, 036772457X, 0367724553, 2022007430, 2022007431, 978-0367724573, 9780367724573, 978-0367724559, 9780367724559, 978-1003154877, 9781003154877, B0B4VJ7B68

English | 2023 | PDF | 15 MB | 321 Pages

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This  book offers an accessible introduction to the U.S. military as an  institution and provides insights into the military’s structure and  norms. 

Designed for undergraduate students, the book  offers an interdisciplinary overview of America’s armed forces through  three critical lenses. First, it introduces the military’s  constitutional and historical context. Second, it presents concise  factual information chosen for its relevance to the military’s  structures, procedures, norms, and varied activities. Finally, it  intersperses these facts with debates, theories, and questions to spark  student interest, class discussion, and further research. The text is  written for the beginner but covers complex topics such as force  structure and the defense budget. With contributions informed by both  scholarly approaches and long military careers, the bookwill  prepare students for further studies in international relations,  civil-military relations, or U.S. foreign policy. It also encourages  critical thinking, elucidating an institution that undergraduates and  other civilians too often perceive as both baffling and above reproach. 

This book will be of much interest to students of the U.S. military, civil-military relations, U.S. politics, and public policy.