U.S. Military Service: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Cynthia A. Watson
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  • ISBN-10: 1851099794
  • ISBN-13: 9781851099795
  • DDC: 355.2
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 319 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

For Americans, the redefinition of "national security" that began on September 11, 2001, has sparked a raging debate. Shall we reinstitute the draft? Shall we hire soldiers from the for-profit sector? How can we use the Internet and electronic media to fight terrorism? These are new questions, and we're just beginning to answer them.

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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
Chronology.
4: Biographical Sketches.
5: James Bowdoin (1726-1790).
6: James Burgh (1714-1775).
7: George Walker Bush (b. 1946).
8: James (“Jimmy”) Earl Carter, Jr. (b. 1925).
9: Grenville Clark (1882-1967).
10: George Clinton (1739-1813).
11: William Jefferson Clinton (b. 1946).
12: William Duane (n.d.).
13: Charles H. Fahy (1892-1979).
14: Horatio Gates (1726-1806).
15: Thomas Gates (1906-1983).
16: Truman Kella Gibson, Jr. (1912-2005).
17: Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804).
18: James Harrington (1611-1677).
19: Felix Edward Hébert (1901-1979).
20: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).
21: Richard Keene (d. 1658).
22: Henry Knox (1750-1806).
23: Richard H. Kohn (b. 1940).
24: James Madison (1751-1836).
25: Charles Moskos (b. 1934).
26: Richard Milhous Nixon (1913-1994).
27: James Otis (d. 1783).
28: John McAuley Palmer (1870-1955).
29: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945).
30: Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy (1888-1973).
31: Donald Rumsfeld (b. 1932).
32: Isaac Newton “Ike” Skelton IV (b. 1931).
33: Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus von Steuben (1730-1794).
34: John Trenchard (1662-1723).
35: Emory Upton (1839-1881).
36: George Washington (1732-1799).
37: Leonard Wood (1860-1927).
38: Major U.S. Military Service Documents.
39: George Washington, “Sentiments on a Peace Establishment,” May 2, 1783.
40: Alexander Hamilton, “Report of a Committee to the Continental Congress on a Military Peace Establishment,” June 18, 1783.
41: Frederick Steuben, “A Letter on the Subject of an Established Militia, and Military Arrangements, Addressed to the Inhabitants of the United States,” 1784.
42: Letter, George Washington to Frederick Steuben, March 15, 1784.
43: Resolution of the Continental Congress Creating the Peace Establishment, June 3, 1784.
44: Resolution of the Continental Congress Ascertaining the Powers and Duties of the Secretary at War, January 27, 1785.
45: Resolutions of the Continental Congress Renewing the Peace Establishment, April 1, 7, and 12, 1785.
46: Resolution of the Continental Congress Expanding the Peace Establishment, October 20, 1786.
47: A Plan for the General Arrangement of the Militia of the United States (1786).
48: Constitution of the United States (1787).
49: Militia Act of 1792.
50: James Madison's State of the Union Address, December 5, 1815 (excerpt).
51: Militia Act of 1862 (July 17, 1862).
52: Posse Comitatus (1878).
53: The Dick Act (1903).
54: National Defense Act, 1916.
55: Selective Training and Service Act of 1940.
56: National Security Act of 1947 (As Amended July 26, 1947).
57: Harry S Truman's Presidential Directive to Desegregate the Military, June 1948.
58: The War Powers Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-148, November 7, 1973).
59: Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-433, October 1, 1986).
60: President William J. Clinton's Remarks at the National Defense University, Announcing the New Policy on Gays and Lesbians in the Military (July 19, 1993).
61: Secretary Rumsfeld's Interview with Juan Williams of NPR (July 16, 2004).
62: Directory of Organizations.
63: International Organizations.
64: Not-for-Profits in the United States.
65: For-Profit Research Institutions.
66: U.S. Government.
67: Selected Print and Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.