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The Resource Bridging the military-civilian divide : what each side needs to know about the other, and about itself, Bruce Fleming

Bridging the military-civilian divide : what each side needs to know about the other, and about itself, Bruce Fleming

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Bridging the military-civilian divide : what each side needs to know about the other, and about itself
Title
Bridging the military-civilian divide
Title remainder
what each side needs to know about the other, and about itself
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Fleming
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Civilians and military personnel do not have a clear view of each other in the United States today. Conspiring against such understanding are the norms and traditions of the two cultures. On the one hand, the military is considered to like its secrecy and think of itself as morally superior to the civilians it is meant to serve. On the other hand, civilians praise or blame the armed forces based on political exigencies -- generally without true comprehension of the military culture. And their mutual misperceptions seem greater now than in the late 1960s and early 1970s during the Vietnam War. Yet, as U.S. Naval Academy professor Bruce Fleming points out, the military is linked to the civilian world so fundamentally that all of us pay the price if they do not develop an appreciation of one another -- but that is achievable only if each side also strives to see itself clearly. As the military fulfills its mission of protecting Americans and their way of life, civilians must also do their part and support the military through budget allocations, legislation, and enlistment. Without this shared commitment, American interests suffer as a whole. Fleming shows how to close a military-civilian gap that yawns so large in twenty-first century America that it potentially threatens national security and essential freedoms"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Bruce E.
Dewey number
322/.50973
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.F534 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil-military relations
  • Sociology, Military
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Bridging the military-civilian divide : what each side needs to know about the other, and about itself, Bruce Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mutual misconceptions -- The hammer, not the hand -- Monopolies and their discontents -- Military virtues -- Pain is weakness leaving the body -- Cold and timid souls -- Baby-killers -- Military metaphysics -- Forcing change -- No (talking about) sex, please-we're military -- God and man -- What's a war? -- What makes a leader?
Control code
649701793
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 285 pages
Isbn
9781597974288
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)649701793
Label
Bridging the military-civilian divide : what each side needs to know about the other, and about itself, Bruce Fleming
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mutual misconceptions -- The hammer, not the hand -- Monopolies and their discontents -- Military virtues -- Pain is weakness leaving the body -- Cold and timid souls -- Baby-killers -- Military metaphysics -- Forcing change -- No (talking about) sex, please-we're military -- God and man -- What's a war? -- What makes a leader?
Control code
649701793
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 285 pages
Isbn
9781597974288
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029111
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)649701793

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