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Technological Advancement in the US Military - Technological Advancement in the US Military Since its declaration of independence from Great Britain, the United States has experienced wars of many different sorts. Each war introduced a new kind of warfare. The Revolutionary War introduced for the first time in American history, the idea of naval warfare. Ships were armed with dozens guns and carried several dozens of men. The musket, armed with its bayonet as well as the cannon proved to be worthy weaponry advancements in the infantry together with various pistols....   [tags: United States Military Technology] 1128 words
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Women Serving in Combat Roles in the Military - It is worthwhile to reflect on the social and political advancements of women during the past one hundred years. Women now have the right to vote and to own property. They let their voices be heard instead of sitting silently in the kitchen. Women hold jobs previously restricted to men - police officer, firefighter, construction worker, doctor, truck driver and scientist. Obviously, this list is not all inclusive. Unfortunately, there is still one area that remains restricted to women....   [tags: Women in the Military]
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Women's Roles in the Military - Women's Roles in the Military Before World War I, women assisted the military during wartime mainly as nurses and helpers. Some women, however, did become involved in battles. Molly Pitcher, a Revolutionary War water carrier, singlehandedly kept a cannon in action after a artillery crew had been disabled. During the Revolutionary and the Civil War, a few women disguised themselves as men and took part in hand-to-hand combat. The first enlisted women served in World War I as telephone and radio operators, translators, and clerks....   [tags: Women in Military Essays] 1295 words
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Military Leaders in Developing Countries - Military Leaders in Developing Countries The role of the military in any country is one of prestige. Unless having been through it personally, one could not imagine willingly subjecting oneself to the rigorous training received by so many young men and women today. The role played by the military is always to protect, defend, and assist its country in both war and peacetime, but in developing nations there are quite different roles as well. To be a leader in the armed forces, one must be strong both physically and mentally, as well as having a certain charisma, or skill with people....   [tags: Military Politics Army Essays] 1479 words
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The Uniformed Code of Military Justice Vs. Civilian Law - I have spent the last thirteen years of my life in the United States Army and have only known primarily one law and that is The Uniformed Code of Military Justice or UCMJ. Now I am making my transition into learning how to be a civilian and getting into the Criminal Justice career field I have to learn the civilian law. It has really become a huge interest in me the similarities and differences between the two different law codes. According to www.ucmj.us on 30 June 1775, the Second Continental Congress established sixty-nine Articles of War to govern the conduct of the Army....   [tags: criminal justice, military members, state laws]
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Comparing Military Operations In Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and Korean War - The ways in which the United States has conducted its military operations since becoming an independent nation has largely depended upon the overall political and military objectives of each individual conflict. The United States first three hot wars after the end of World War II display the marked difference in US objectives and the operations used to achieve them better than any other modern wars in which American troops participated. By and large the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Persian Gulf War had virtually no similarities, particularly in the ways in which each was fought....   [tags: US military objectives and operations ] 1232 words
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Military and Societal Values - Military and Societal Values Colonel Malham M. Wakin, in his evening address, asks whether Plato's claim that "knowledge is virtue" is true. Much contemporary experience suggests otherwise. To some extent, such an observation could apply to the military as well. Col Wakin argues that we do have some basic knowledge about human conduct, but that we live in a highly pluralistic society in which some practices reject that basic knowledge. Nonetheless, even though we draw members of the military from that pluralistic society, the uniqueness of the military function will always keep its leading practitioners apart from the mainstream of civilian society....   [tags: Military Philosophy Society Essays] 2799 words
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The Japanese Military's Threat to Americans - The Japanese Military's Threat to Americans The war in the Pacific was unlike the European and Mediterranean campaigns. Throughout the European campaign the allied forces focused on strategic bombing and ground forces. Tank usage was more evident during the African and European theatres also. There were many changes in warfare that occurred during World War II. Warfare in the African and European theatre was fought mainly in the air and on ground. Due, in part, to the landscape of the Pacific warfare evolved: sophistication in technology and weaponry increased, heated struggles with a fanatical enemy, and increased coordination between air and naval support....   [tags: Japan Army Military War Essays] 1058 words
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Symbols of Military Identity - At the United States Air Force Academy, the first experience of a new cadet is the loss of personal "stuff" and hence individual identity. All material possessions — those that signify individual identity, safety or relationship -- are taken from the cadet and replaced by "stuff" which indicate membership in the cadet wing. Clothing, jewelry, wallet, even hair, disappear as indexes of membership in an economic group. Pictures and address books vanish as symbols of connection with social groups in the broader world....   [tags: Symbols Symbolism Military Essays] 1156 words
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Dilemmas Faced by Christians in the Military - Many prayers these days include a blessing for the soldiers. It really does not matter where the plea for the troops comes in a prayer; it may be in the middle or tacked on to the end, but it sounds something like the following: “Lord bless our troops, and bring them home safely.” Yes, bless the troops, and every one wants each one to come home safely. However, this is a very general prayer. People use the verb “bless” because they really do not know what to say. What does it mean to “bless?” Some people can relate to the soldiers but most cannot....   [tags: Military Christians] 1992 words
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The Government Should Provide Assistance for Sexually Assaulted Victims in the Military - ... military is overwhelmingly devastating. Many women would report cases of rape just to be told that they were lying, or that there was not enough evidence or that their rape kit had been lost.7 In some cases, the attackers would be the victim’s commander; these officials did 25% of sexual assaults.6 The military has huge power in this nation and have been using their power to cover up their own criminal acts. It is difficult for the victims to come forward for these horrible assaults. Women that do come forward either lose their ranking or nothing’s done because the person they go to is friends with the assailant....   [tags: raped women soldiers, US military] 630 words
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Military Technology of the Civil War - The Civil War is known as the deadliest and bloodiest war of the 19th and 18th century. The reason being is that there were so many new ways of killing more people and finding a more efficient and resourceful way of doing it. The biggest change in the war was the way the rifle took on so many changes. The rifle before the war that was most commonly used was the 1795 Springfield Arsenal musket, it was a smooth bore muzzle loader. The Springfield rifle before the Civil War was a heavy weapon that was highly inaccurate to distances of more than 75- 100 yards....   [tags: Military History]
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The Decision: Reflective Analysis on Joining the Military - REFLECTIVE ANALYSIS The Decision I am in the military and the decisions that I make effects someone or something either directly or indirectly. My status in the military allows me to make all sorts of decisions, from what pens and furniture to purchase to who to send to war, where and when. This particular decision I want to talk about is a decision that involved peoples lives. This decision changed my aspect of life and the military as I knew it. I was in charged of this element that was getting ready to deploy, and we had just had a urinalysis in which a couple of soldiers came up positive on for marijuana, cocaine and other barbiturates When a soldier comes up positive for an illegal sub...   [tags: Reflective Analysis Testimonial Military] 964 words
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Definition of Military Discipline - Definition of Military Discipline Military Discipline is a state of order and obedience existing within a command. It involves the ready subordination of the will of the individual for the good of the group. Military discipline is an extension and specialized application of the discipline demands habitual but reasoned obedience that preserves initiative and functions unfalteringly even in the absence of the commander. Discipline is created within a command by instilling a sense of confidence and responsibility in each individual....   [tags: Definition Disciplines Military Army Essays] 894 words
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Career as a Military Officer - Career as a Military Officer I. Text research Definition: A military officer, a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, is responsible for the protection of U.S. citizens. This is a broad responsibility however and each officer has a distinct role that (s) he plays in the maintenance of national defense. As a member of the military, an officer signs a contract and must serve a number of years before retirement is possible. There are five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Army is the senior service and fight mostly on land....   [tags: Military Officer U,S, Armed Forces Army Essays]
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Historical Analysis of the Military Draft Policy - Historical Analysis of the Military Draft Policy The Constitution adopted in 1789 gave Congress the "power to raise and support armies," but it neither mentioned nor prohibited conscription. The Framers left that issue to the future, although most of them believed that the United States like Britain would enlist its men rather than conscript them, and would pay for its armies through the power to tax. Not until World War I did the United States rely primarily upon conscription. The Selective Service Act of 1917 was adopted in large part because a civilian-led "preparedness" movement had persuaded many Americans that a selective national draft was the most equitable and efficient way for a...   [tags: Military Army Drafting History Essays]
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Pop Cultural Elements of Military Cadences - Pop Cultural Elements of Military Cadences "HUT, TWO, THREE, FOUR...HUT, TWO, THREE, FOUR...” What do a bunch of grunts calling out raunchy marching cadences have to do with pop culture. There’s more to the cadence then just keeping soldiers in step, there is a deep sense of pride, patriotism, unity, motivation, and nostalgia, which can be found within these songs. The Military cadence is used to motivate, inspire, and foster company cohesiveness while keeping soldiers steps in time and hands down the rich oral traditions of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air force....   [tags: Military Cadences Music Lyrics Essays]
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Are the Challenges that Military Commanders Face in the Contemporary Operating Environment More Complex than ever Before? - Are the challenges that military commanders face in the contemporary operating environment more complex than ever before. The earliest date battle accounted was the Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC involving approximately 5,000 to 6,000 chariots between Ramesses II of the Empire of Egypt and Muwatalli II of the Hittite Empire. The Battle of Kadesh took place at Kadesh City on the Orontes River, what is now adjacent to the modern-day village of Tell al-Nabi Mando of western Syria. This is the first ever in history of mankind that subtle elements of warfare and strategies are known....   [tags: military operations, new technologies]
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Military Women Should NOT Be Allowed in Combat Positions - There are growing feelings in the United States that, as women are having more rights given to them that were previously restricted, women should be given everything that is offered to men. This is becoming very true in the military, where much sentiment is that women should be given the opportunity to serve in combat arms positions. Women are currently allowed to serve in combat support positions, such as military intelligence and air support positions, but they are not allowed to serve in positions such as infantry, armor, or field artillery....   [tags: Women in Military Essays] 1237 words
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Constructions of Gender and the Treatment of PTSD within the U.S. Military - Constructions of Gender and the Treatment of PTSD within the U.S. Military The U.S. military shows a surprising sensitivity and openness to the emotional difficulties of being stationed abroad, especially in a conflict zone, and it is making great efforts towards preventing/easing depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among its members (although it varies by branch). Group therapy is made available at Veteran's Administration hospitals and the Department of Veteran Affairs is connected to the National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, which provides many helpful resources including literature that speaks openly about "private," "domestic," and "relational" iss...   [tags: Military Gender Essays]
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Great Military Leader and The Military Budgeting - ... One of the most staggering statistics to coincide with our military spending compared to other countries is how many global bases the United States currently has compared to them as well. It costs the United States over $102 Billion annually to keep up with their 737 global military bases, that’s not including the bases within U.S. borders. As seen in the graph above (right) The United States has more global miltary bases than any other country, the point, and cost of which is an uneccessary burden....   [tags: cuts, federal deficit, defense] 918 words
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Gays in the Military - ... Once there were a high amount of applicants to join the military the “… Selective Service officials felt free to set strict qualifications standards for military service.”(Allen Berube 225). This is also the time when the Selective service added the “homosexual proclivities”(web. 1) which asked people for their sexual preference and according to their answer would automatically be disqualifies to join the military. This all lead to creation of a military that became anti-homosexual. According to a extract from Department of Defense (DOD) Directive, the militaries definition of homosexuality in 1953 was “Homosexual means a person, regardless of sex, who engages in, desire to engage in...   [tags: the ban on gays, civil rights] 955 words
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Uniform and The Military - There are many militaries throughout the world but the US Military is seen as the most professional and capable military in the world. We are perceived this way due to our rules and regulations that have branched from our fundamental principles and doctrine. Uniformity is one of our leading regulations in the military. Uniformity is what makes the military have a professional image. It is the basis of our instructions and regulations concerning the dress and appearance of our military personnel....   [tags: uniformity, values, pentagon]
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Sexuality in the Military - ... without causing disruption. While homosexuals serve the country with pride, they still have to serve while being silent about their sexuality. Allowing homosexuals to be free or allowing them to be open with their sexuality would not disrupt the military because they would fight for the U.S. the same way heterosexual troops do. If gays caused problems, then keeping them in the military would be different, but in reality the gays serve with little or no interference with the heterosexual soldiers at all....   [tags: homosexuals in the barracks]
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Gays In The Military - ... At the same time, superior officials were not allowed to as about a soldier’s sexual orientation. “The US military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy is a form of institutionalized discrimination that creates an environment of fear and reduces the integrity and cohesion of the armed forces.” (Issit 1) The policy does not encourage understanding among fellow soldiers and sends the message that homosexuality is aberrant behavior that is detrimental to the military. Education is the first step toward combating ignorance and prejudice....   [tags: studies , suspicion, sexual orientation] 610 words
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Andragogy in the Military - ... Adult learning takes place in an array of different settings, not just in schools. Albeit an informal setting, armed forces education has been identified by several texts as a form of adult learning (Brookfield, 1987). Malcolm Knowles developed six assumptions to describe the manner in which adults learn known as the andragogical model. Knowles did not consider it a theory, but rather “simply another model of assumptions about learners to be used alongside the pedagogical model of assumptions” (Brookfield, 1987)....   [tags: art and science of how adults learn] 987 words
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Life in the Military - The weather that Saturday morning was almost record breaking; I will never forget how hot and sunny it was that morning in New York City on the first day of June, 2013. My thoughts were scattered because the sun wouldn’t allow me to think. I was unemployed with nothing to do, finally healthy from a variety of different physical, emotional, and mental affairs that I had experienced the year before and completely capable of conquering all of my life dream’s but I was just rotting away because I was too lazy to do anything....   [tags: personal narrative] 564 words
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On Military Families - ... We found that in one source it states, “problems with parent child relationships posed significant challenges” (Sogomonyan and Cooper). It is clear to see that without the secure link with the children, or with the spouse, challenges arise to cause problems. Another source stated, “many parents don’t understand why their children act out…which can ratchet up family stress levels”(Schulte). Lacking these bonds the parent will never understand and will fail to help the child deal with their stress....   [tags: Moving, Stress]
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Civil-Military Relationship in The American Military Coup of 2012 - The Civil-Military relationship is one that is very dynamic and dependent upon the world in which we live in. With our government becoming increasingly complex with additional demands placed upon the civilian and military portions of our government, there seems to be a growing dependence of the people on the government. This is dangerous and can plant the seeds for a soft despotism which Tocqueville warned us against. We are entering an era that would be difficult for our founding fathers to predict....   [tags: government, Charles Dunlap, civilian] 1162 words
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History of Women in The US Military - Introduction Today in the United States military we are seeing more women become a part of the armed forces and serving our country. For me I believe this to be an accomplishment for women who chose to work in a field that is overly dominated and run by men. As for the world there are only 3% of women that make up the worlds military personnel(Herrmann, I., & Palmieri, D. 2010).There are some aspects of women being in the military and serving our country where these women are not being treated equal....   [tags: inequality, gender roles]
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The Role of Women in the Military - The Role of Women in the Military Women have always played significant parts in the United States military throughout the years; even though in the early years they where not allowed to enlist, they still performed certain duties that was vital to the military. However the roles that women have played have often been limited to certain duties. Women in the past where limited in what they where allowed to do, but more and more opportunities are opening for them as times change and women continue to fight for equal rights....   [tags: equal rights, exclusion laws]
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Military Recruiters in School. Why Not? - ... Military recruiters also encourage high school students wanting to join to stay out of trouble and actually graduate high school. The article, “Targeted Lesson,” quotes a marine Colonel when he tells the military’s stance on enlisting criminals. The article reads, “‘Military service is not an alternative to incarceration or paying a debt to society’” (Perry and Blume A33). The military needs people who stay out of trouble, which encourages students to keep their record clean. In addition to staying morally upright, the military also wants students who join to graduate high school....   [tags: US armed forces policies]
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On the Use of Military Theory - “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Whether they are mistakes, achievements, or anything in between, events from the past teach individuals and groups of people invaluable lessons. The problem is that people cannot experience themselves all these events; neither can they learn about them all. So they rely on analysis, conceptualizations, etcetera, which beyond historical collection of facts, constitute what are called theories. The wisdom that George Santayana captured in his famous quote, and that he stated with respect to human learning process, makes perfect sense in military matters....   [tags: war, international relation, peace]
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The Problem of Oversea Military Bases - The Problem of Oversea Military Bases With the rise of a country’s national power, national interest often extends beyond the range of the sovereignty so that the country has to rely on military, politics and diplomacy in order to protect and ensure the benefit of the wealthy and privileged class. One way to expand the military power and influence around the globe is to set up overseas military bases in other country’s territory. In this way, the mother country will but only have an absolutely advantage when it comes to intelligence collection and military action or prevent attack from enemy but also “protecting” its alliance who allows it to set the base ostensibly, however, they are jus...   [tags: economics, international relations]
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The Effects of Military Governance in Nigeria - Nigeria is an oil-rich state located in the eastern part of African. Since gaining independence in 1960, it has faced numerous regime changes. These fluctuations in stable governance have both positively and negatively affected the livelihood of the Nigerian people. The struggle for power has been a toss-up between civilian governments and militaristic dictators, each fighting to gain control of the lucrative oil reserves. As the military seeks to rid corruption from the ruling body, it has brought additional struggles to everyday life in Nigeria....   [tags: International Government ]
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Gender Egalitarianism in Society and in the Military - Everybody has a place in society. Everyone has a role. Regardless of a person’s accomplishments though, how and where that individual fits in may be largely a matter of race and gender. Even in the 21st century, many minority groups continue to encounter forms of silent discrimination. It can be sensed in a variety of situations, but is fairly common when dealing with a professional or educational establishment. In spite of this, many minorities have managed to come a long way –including women. It’s hard to believe that it is 2014 and women are still considered a minority group in America....   [tags: women´s role, armed forces, civilians] 3422 words
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The History of Homosexuality in the Military - ... “Despite rumors about his parties, there never was an investigation of Von Steuben and he received a Congressional pension after the war” (Thomas, 2005). Homosexuals kept their relationships discreet and wrote letters to their loved ones while away at war. In “1950, Uniform Code of Military Justice broadened the definition of sodomy to include oral sex, sex between women, and "unnatural" sex between men and women” (Bateman, 2006, para.11). After this took effect, homosexuals were kicked out of service if found to be gay or lesbian....   [tags: orientation, discrimination, bill] 633 words
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Military - In September 2011, the United States lifted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy (DADT), which restricted gay, lesbian, and bisexuals from openly serving in the military. This was the first time in American history in which people of every sexual orientation could serve openly (“11 Facts About,” n.d.). This was a momentous occasion for some and not so much for others. For those military members that had served in secret and those members that were firmly against gays and lesbians, this repeal had different meaning....   [tags: don't ask, don't tell, gays, lesbians]
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Discipline and Justice in the Military and Navy - Before 1951, the Army and Navy operated under laws derived directly from the British Articles of War in force prior to the Revolutionary War (Pound 2002). In those days, soldiers and sailors possessed few rights. The old system enforced discipline rather than justice. Punishments ranged from execution, flogging and hard labor with ball and chain. The changes began. In 1850, the Navy outlawed flogging. After World War I, the three levels of courts were introduced and continue to this day. These are the general, special and summary levels, applied according to the seriousness of the charges....   [tags: revolutionary war, soldeirs, laws] 1897 words
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The Rights of Homesexuals to Serve in the Military - ... Heated and invidious of the result of the battle, Glover decided to take matters in to his own hands and decided to get his vengeance on Winchell two days after the battle by disrespecting him and saying that he had “his ass kicked by a faggot.” Far along that night, Glover decided to use a baseball bat to beat the twenty-one year old Winchell to death while he was sleeping. Investigations far along proved that the base camp had a widespread antigay harassment that failed to be acknowledged along with other bases around the country even after the policy was passed (1-3)....   [tags: ban, gays, opponents] 1061 words
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The Media and the Military in the Vietnam War - ... Kennedy chose stealth and secrecy to wage his war while Johnson resorted to a public relations campaign to sell his war. Kevin Williams argues that too often literature on Vietnam applies generalizations about the military and the government and apply them to the whole war (213). Before 1962 the U.S. government did not even recognize the right of American correspondents to cover the war. (213) In the 1960s television had become the most reliable source of information among the different media, and by 1968 had a two to one advantage o0ver newspapers in terms of its reach....   [tags: television, public support, tet offensive] 1606 words
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Females in The United States Military - In the year 2006, at an American army base found near Baghdad called ‘Camp Victory’, several American female soldiers were found dead due to dehydration. They died not because they had no access to liquids, but because they did not go to their barracks to drink water in fear of being raped by their fellow soldiers. The army responded to the dehydration case in Camp Victory promptly, however it was not the kind of response that many were hoping for (Tobey 16). Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, a former senior military commander in Iraq, said in an interview that “The women asked to be here, so now let them take what comes with the territory.” (Tobey 16) This type of treatment is one that Americ...   [tags: Gender Issues]
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Private Military Fighting For the US - When asked why private security contractors are important for the U.S. military a former specialist for the United States Army replied, “It’s the extra sense of security. Strength in numbers. The United States Government won’t deploy more troops overseas but they will hire these private companies to help us out” (Ruohenen). Habib Moody, a student at Yale University, is the author of “Soldiers for Rent”. In this article written for The New Atlantis, Moody argues that the government should not be hiring companies to fight the war for our soldiers....   [tags: private security contractors]
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The Complexity of Civilian-Military Relations - Civil –Military Relations Civil military relations can be understood as ‘two hands on the sword.’ The civilian hand determines the timing to draw out the sword from its sheath and the military hand carries out the civilian government’s order to put the sword in combat. Civil military partnership is shared between the civilian government and the military establishment in order to run the state affairs. The paper examines the complexities of civil-military relationships from the past till to date....   [tags: government, agency, security] 1615 words
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Not Prepared for This War: Females in the Military - ... The number of women who are the equal to reasonably well-developed men in upper-body strength and who have the same stamina and endurance is vanishingly small (Frumin). Reports of sexual assault are climbing, as are suicides and the number of women—now over 36,000—who have visited VA [Veterans Administration] hospitals since leaving the service ( Vlahos). The difference from women to men’s strength is high that is why to join the military women have lower physical requirements. Not only has their physical requirement held them back their mental will power....   [tags: women in the front line of war]
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The Military Events of the Meiji Restoration - In this investigation I will look at the major historical and military events of the transition of the Edo period to the Meiji Period and the Meiji Restoration and look at how they relate to the freedom of Japanese people. Japan during the periods of 1600 – 1868 A.D. was a land of seclusion, military power and oppression. This was known as the Edo period. This however was one of the most peaceful times in Japan’s history. This peace was established through the military powers of the Tokugawa Shogunate....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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Military - According to the DOD, (2011) the department of defense doesn’t allow any third party anything in association with the military or any of it’s governmental functioning counter parts ala... national guards, reserves, commission corpse, naval reserves , marines reserves etc… DODD rule 8750 insures that all military servicemen must be certified in their prospective fields and be proficient in their MOS field after boot camp and AIT. (DoDD, 2011) To become a soldier one must first visit a local recruiting office; there a person may engage in talks with a recruiter, the recruiter’s main job is to help assess the civilian enquires about their military desires, the recruiter must talk to a recruit a...   [tags: Department of Defense, ASVAB] 1079 words
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Military Prayers: A Violation of Rights? - In recent years, the issue of military prayer has come to the forefront in American debates. Some people are arguing since the United States military is a government run institution; they cannot and should not be allowed to hold prayer services. These people argue that the very act of holding prayer on military insulations violates the rights of the non-believers in the military ranks. However, where does the line of protecting the religious freedom and free speech of our military and protecting those that do not believe fall....   [tags: religious freedom, free speech]
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Aboriginal People in the Canadian Military - ... According to records, more than 4000 Indians enlisted during the First World War; about 35% of Status Indians of military age. This figure does not include other natives like non-status Indians, Métis or Inuit. Additionally, multiple Aboriginal populations witnessed above-average enlistment. 47% of military aged Aboriginal men in Prince Edward Island and 53% in New Brunswick volunteered for service. Impressively, 100% of adult Aboriginal men from the Mi'kmaq reserve in Sydney, Nova Scotia volunteered....   [tags: enlistment, natives, snipers]
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Changing the Military with Servant Leadership - There are a number of significant difficulties for today’s military - the Global War on Terrorism or what has recently been termed the “Long War;” weapon system acquisitions and personnel draw downs. The focus of this paper is on one strategic component of the military quest—Leadership. More specifically, it will center on servant leadership and its impact on the military’s vision. This paper first explores the significance of the leadership change, followed by an examination of three notable characteristics of servant leadership and their historical influence through the eyes of a famous leader....   [tags: Servant Leadership Essays]
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Life on a Military Base - ... The term extends to both former and current children of such parents, and is often used to refer to the unique subculture and lifestyle of American Military Brats (Wertsch 4). Military brats are viewed by both themselves and others as a “distinct 200 year-old American Subculture with millions of members.” Although no exact figure has been reported, the United States Department of Defense estimates that there are nearly 1.8 million military brats currently registered in the military system. Some researchers describe this unique subculture as “one of America’s oldest, least well-known and largely unseen social groups.” (Holliker)....   [tags: absent parents, intense discipline] 896 words
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Overview of the US Military - The military is what protects our country which usually means weapons are involved. The military isn’t all about war and combat, there are other careers that people can pursue rather than fighting. Jobs that don’t involve combat are usually similar to typical civilian jobs. The military is a great career to pursue because there will always be a need for it. Before enlisting into the military, it is good to know what the military does, how much money a service member makes, the education and training required, and the job out outlook....   [tags: Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines]
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Adolf Hilter and The German Military - Adolf Hitler marched into the Rhineland with the German military on March 7, 1936. He had been threatening to remilitarize the Rhineland for some time, and suddenly, just two hours after he had proposed a twenty-five year non-aggression pact with Britain, France, and Belgium, he surprised everyone and simply marched in. Rhineland had been demilitarized by the Versailles Peace Treaty of 1918 and confirmed at the Locarno Agreement of 1925. To the French it served as a military buffer zone between France and Germany....   [tags: World War 2, Versailles Treaty] 1596 words
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US Military and the War in Afghanistan - ... Some would say, “It’s the job of the American Soldier for fight for freedom, enemies of the United States of America foreign and domestic.” Absolutely it’s the job of a Soldier to fight for freedom. Once that freedom is won in a foreign nation, what happens next. Do they just withdraw from the country and move on. No, Soldiers train; it’s what they do; not something they do. The best possible idea for starting the draw of forces in Afghanistan is to start with the train up of Afghanistan Army....   [tags: international relations, US foreign policy] 1553 words
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Pros and Cons for Military Veterans - ... Within the first three months of the traumatic event is when symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder usually occur, although it might occur over a long period of time. Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have been known to occur over a year after the traumatic event. Anniversaries of the event might cause some unpleasant feelings to the individual and cause unwanted emotions. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder must be diagnosed by a professional, although the symptoms are very clear. Health professionals that can help conclude Post Traumatic Stress disorder are psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed trauma professi...   [tags: PTSD, negative effects] 1092 words
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Military War: Cause and Effect - Military War cause and effect All living things need the resources provided by our natural world to live, leading to them adapting to specific environments. Animals in particular are mobile creatures that move from place to place searching for the best environments for their survival. The most intelligent creatures in our animal world are human beings and like other animals, they moved from place to place while organized into races in search of the elusive desirable environments. However, there is always the likelihood of finding fellow humanity already thriving in that environment....   [tags: Resources, Power, Self-Defense]
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The Abuse of Power in the Military - A Few Good Men is a movie that adequately causes debate among renowned professors, philosophers, and psychoanalysts. The film demonstrates multiple qualities of commands and power in the military, specifically the Marines. A Few Good Men has an early distinguishable gender distinction, where women are subordinate to men, despite being higher in rank. Marines use a punishment known as a Code Red to discipline any soldier who fails to comply with any and all given orders. Philip G. Zimbardo is a professor at Stanford University who composed the article, “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” in 1973 (Zimbardo 240)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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The Military Use of Animals - ... This marine use is especially important and safer for animals due to the make and purpose of these underwater bombs. These marine uses actually go back to 1960. It started as a study of these marine animals and ended up discovering that these animals had brilliant sonar detecting skills that could help in finding underwater bombs. This expanded very quickly, and the use was soon used in wars, the first being the Vietnam War in 1965. The first use was when the US sent five dolphins to Vietnam in an effort to detect underwater bombs set up by the Soviet Republic....   [tags: protecting and attacking in war]
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How To Be A Military Leader - Leadership is defined as the ability to accomplish a set goal(s) due to the act of inspiring and motivating a group of your peers. Former United States president Dwight D. Eisenhower made famous a quote that stated, “Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.” (Notable-quotes.com). One of the most important aspects of the work area is leadership. Without leadership, there will be no guidance to for teamwork and the percentage of successful goal will be slim to none....   [tags: Leadership, Army Ranger Handbook]
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The Longbow's Influcence on English Military - ... These were used for piercing through mail. The long bodkins were not used often because they were expensive to make at around four American dollars to make. Soldiers carried around about 8 of these arrows. The short bodkins were about two inches tall and an inch wide. These arrows were used all the time and were used for piercing through plate armor. These were far less expensive at around four American cents to make. Soldiers carried around another set of arrows called swallowtails. These arrows were made for downing horses....   [tags: weight, war, dominance]
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Military Actions in the Korean War - The Korean War was the first military action of the cold war. By June 1950, the war broke out and South Korea only had a small army of about 100,000 with limited resources and weapons (U.S. Enters 1). South Korea’s forces could barely control rebellious attacks around borders, and other places. In 1949 U.S. withdrew all forces except about 500 who stayed in South Korea to help train soldiers for the war. Because the soldiers were no longer needed. During the training over their soldiers they were unexpectedly attacked by North Korea, which they were grossly unprepared for (U.S....   [tags: invasion, communist, government] 1455 words
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The Roman and U.S. Military - The Roman Republic military was one of the first well-organized military of all time. Because of this, most succeeding militaries follow their example by adopting and adapting some of the same characteristics. The Roman and U.S. military are from different eras, but still share similar characteristics as well as vast modernized differences that have established the U.S. military as efficient and organized. Separating a military into unique specialized forces increases efficiency and the Romans knew that....   [tags: soldiers, generic soldiers]
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Military Service Should Be Mandatory - Most people have, at one point or another, considered what they were going to do with their lives. Whether a person would like to become an activist, an artisan or a business professional, the military has something for everyone. Finding a path in life is often filled with uncertainty and procrastination. The United States military is a path in itself, should one wish to retire from it; however, should a person wish to make their own path, there are benefits for that as well that can remove all doubt and curb procrastination....   [tags: argumentative essay] 920 words
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The Military Draft is Unconstitutional - There is a Time and a place for everything, for instance there were times when a militarized force wasn’t nearly large enough for an impending war as necessary to stand even that of a fighting chance towards victory. Our nation’s solution to this problem was creating the military draft, which most recently was used during the Vietnam War. The military draft, or Selective Service System, is Conscription, or in other words “forced labor demanded by some established authority” (Worddiq). “From 1948 until 1973, during both peacetime and periods of conflict, men were drafted to fill vacancies in the armed forces which could not be filled through voluntary means.” (Landscaper) 2/3 of the American...   [tags: Argumentative Essay] 733 words
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Women Serving in the Military - Throughout history war and fighting have always been seen as a strictly masculine endeavor, yet women have always been involved in one way or another. Whether tending to the sick, doing clerical or logistical-support jobs or disguised as men and fighting in the front lines, women throughout history have found ways to help serve and defend their homes and country. Women have always been considered the weaker sex and traditionally their place has always been in the home caring for the family, certainly not out defending the country....   [tags: gender roles and equality]
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America's Military Option in Ukreain - It has been weeks since the crisis in Ukraine begun. Every nation pledged their support for Ukraine in their own ways to help Ukraine and its people out of this crisis that begun after a massive protest toppled the pro-Russian president out of Kiev. The pledged help is meant to help Ukraine out of the crisis and build a democratic, stable Ukraine in the near future. But throughout the support for help, not every nation has the same idea how to help to overcome the problem that the country is facing....   [tags: Kiev, Pro Russian President, Ukraine History]
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Macbeth was Heroic in the Military - ... She convinces him and helps him not get caught. She then convinces Macbeth to have other people killed. She has a strong desire for power and at the time would do anything to get to the top, but then she started to have a bad conscience. She would talk in her sleep and he admitted to many of the murders. (5.1.25-33) She could not handle the guilt anymore and killed herself. Macbeth dealt with horrible mental issues that caused him sleepless nights, seeing things, and heavy guilt. Macbeth is told that he will be King, but there is a king right now....   [tags: power, beheaded, kill]
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Military Service Should be Voluntary - Imagine being deliberately forced to unwillingly participate in an activity that you do not support. It would be extremely difficult for you to be dedicated and passionate towards that action. Envision being disconnected, detached and frayed apart from your everyday life style and loved ones. The pain and pressure would be unconceivable. These kinds of emotions are swarmed in the minds and hearts of millions of people in the age range of 18 to 28 in countries such as Iraq, Iran and Syria. Each young person is snatched away from their innate life, innocence, friends, and family in order to be drafted to the military....   [tags: US, Armed Forces] 806 words
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The Importance of Military Acumen - Machiavellian ideology often times contradicts conventional ideas of how a prince should govern. It justifies cruelty but only to sustain the power of a Prince when necessary. Principalities are undoubtedly dynamic in actions and thought. Machiavelli makes this a pervasive theme throughout The Prince and although one can obtain a principality in several ways, Machiavelli believed that those who rule do so to push people around. According to him, “it is a very natural and ordinary thing to desire to acquire, and always, when men do it who can, they will be praised or not blamed” (Machiavelli 14)....   [tags: Machiavellian ideology]
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How TRICARE Affects the Military - ... Between the Extra and Standard packages, you are not required to enroll, but you are expected to enroll in TRICARE Prime as a starter. As an individual, the Extra and Standard programs are more fitting, because of the role of Prime as a family-benefits program rather than an individuals’. According to your rank in the Military as the sponsor, costs can vary in the inpatient and outpatient care facility under the Prime package. Enrolling in the Extra and Standard programs will include varying percentages of negotiated fees and allowable charges....   [tags: health coverage, congress] 575 words
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The United States' Military Strategy - The grand strategies of the United States (US) military have evolved all too slowly over the course of wartime history, and Sun-Tzu’s words from over 2,000 years ago bear an uncanny call to action. I posit, however, that simply shifting from the war strategy of leading (or perhaps more accurately, policing) the world via military might, with a long arm and strong hand, to one of multilateral conflict resolution complete with “winning hearts and minds,” is equally insufficient in guaranteeing a successful outcome....   [tags: Sun Tzu, Dichotomous Mind Set]
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Military Language; Slang and Jargon - The use of military jargon, as it maybe unknown to the civilian also known as the non-military individual, actually aides in the bonding of service members, as the jargon and slang differ from each branch. Military, for all intensive purposes, throughout this essay, is referring to armed forces. Have you ever wondered why the people in military speak differently. Have you ever considered why many military members speak the way they do. As each branch of the armed forces has its own unique language, A brief description of their similarities and differences for the US Navy, US Air Force and US Army....   [tags: service member, U.S. army, Navy]
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Review of Military Biofuels Contracts - ... The month of April when these contracts were to be funded to the three biofuels firms for $16 million dollars the announcement to furlough workers without pay for 22 days was also announced (Bomgardner 1). The civilian employees who work for the Department of Defense ( DOD) that were targeted for the furlough were all workers who make less than 100,000.00 a year. How frustrating it is for these employees and their families to not be able to make ends meet in the guise that there contribution will help improve the crushing debt that the United States currently carries....   [tags: ehtanol, algae, cost, sources]
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Military Leaders and Suicide Deaths - Sometimes in life there are moments that one can think, ‘I would never be able to do that!’ the numbers of people who may say this are the ones that take their own life. Possibly in an attempt to escape the stresses of today’s society, that linger in their mind that they cannot seem to overcome. Everyday people willingly take their lives, without regard to the difficulties they have left on their family and friends. There have been studies on why people commit suicide, but no one has come up with a definite explanation....   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Military Forces in Myanmar - As a relatively young country (in recent independence) only gaining its independence from Great Britain in 1948, Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, has been crippled by the influence of its extensive colonial history . The various governments in Myanmar’s independence thus far, often run on empty promises and heavy artillery, have done little good for the country. The military forces in Myanmar have grown tremendously to the detriment of both prodemocracy leaders as well as the country’s population as a whole ....   [tags: independence, Great Britain, geography]
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Military Involvement around the World - ... In the 1960’s, the American democracy felt an urgent threat rising up in Vietnam. The fear of communism drove America into a war that it did not need to get involved in. At the time President Johnson was quoted saying that “It’s just the biggest damned mess that I ever saw”. Johnson did not want the war, and in November 1963 he inherited 16,000 troops from former President John F. Kennedy. He mainly used those troops as peacekeepers to keep the violence from escalating, but the North Vietnamese invaded and provoked the American military(Tindall America a Narrative)....   [tags: United States intervention]
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Higher Education for Military Personnel - ... Their veterans office mission statement, “Owens Community College appreciates the time you served our great nation, and now we look forward to serving you as Owens becomes a part of your life.” The office itself is comprised of veterans that understand the importance of receiving an education and also provide opportunities for veterans to work in their center. Giving the chance to those that join to bestow the information they have gained to upcoming students. They are without a doubt the most courteous and resourceful group of people to aid students achieve the goals they may have....   [tags: veterans in college] 2009 words
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Private Military and Security Companies - Private Military and Security Companies The modern Private Military and Security Company (PMSC) came to be after the end of the Cold War. An increase in government interest in privatization and outsourcing combined with an age of warfare where civilians and combatants were increasing difficult to differentiate created the perfect environment for PMSCs to expand (Singer). Although PMSCs play an integral role in providing basic services for the United States military, the extent of their role must be reevaluated because they have been criticized for unscrupulous financial practices and lack of accountability and transparency....   [tags: cold war, outsourcing, private contracts]
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Air Force: The Military Force - ... Although I have never met him, I got to know him through the stories that my grandmother and father told over the years. He was jovial and believed in supporting one’s family and country. He has inspired me to be the same type of person through his achievements and the stories I have heard over the years. While he was in the United States Air Force, my grandpa participated in the Vietnam War, and worked on base as well. He flew many different types of planes, such as E-4Bs, which are a type often used by the president, trained newer pilots in T-39As, and B-52s in, as well as after, Vietnam....   [tags: personal experience, patriotism] 551 words
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Military Power of Japan Empire - ... Although the imperial power returned to the emperor political power was transferred to a group of nobles and some former samurai. Around this period of time Japan (like nearly all Asian countries) was forced to sign treaties with powerful western countries like America. Theses treaties were very unfair to the Japanese giving the western world certain political and economical advantages. It was in Japans interest at the time to get on an equal playing field with westernised countries so it took drastic reforms in its military and economic status in order to get on an equal playing field....   [tags: war, political, restoration]
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