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Roman Concepts of Military Leadership - Leadership can be defined as “the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.” While the wording comes from the United States Army’s Leadership manual, the same principles applied to the men who served in the Roman army, both the Republic and the Empire. From 508 BC to 1453 the Roman’s would be a considered a “superpower” in the world with “all roads” leading to Rome as the old proverb explains....   [tags: War, Roman Empire]
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Gun Malfunctions in the Military - Our group was really just disagreeing on which topic to go with. On that first day Alberto and I went with the topic over gun malfunctions in the military, while the two girls in our group went with the one that involved crime scene photos. After the group discussion on Friday I talked to Alberto and he said that he was still going to do the gun malfunctions in the military, so I was still going to do it too. The girls thought that it would be too hard to find anything about it and they just honestly didn’t even want to try....   [tags: media dilemmas] 552 words
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Examples of Japanese Military Strategy - ... Nagumo now had 351 aircraft spending toward Pearl, about 90 minutes due south. The Submarines and other crafts arrived in Hawaiian waters some days before. At 6:45 am destroyer ward had opened fired at the Japanese midgets. The Solomon Islands and Guadalcanal For the next year, the United States engaged Japan in a protracted struggle for theSolomon Islands, which lay near vital Allied shipping routes. Between August 1942 and February 1943, Allied forces carried out an invasion on the island of Guadalcanal—the beginning of a long series of Allied offensives that would eventually force the Japanese out of the Solomons and then pursue them from various other Pacific island chains that the J...   [tags: attack, navy, defence] 930 words
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Joining the British Royal Military - Last month on the 21st of October my brother and I joined the British Royal military guard of George VI to suppress the Nazi Regime and to seek political and social justice. I was a young man of only seventeen and my approach to politics and religion at that time were scarcely practiced. In truth the spirit that inspired me had nothing to do with any noble factors whatsoever. There were no careful articulated reasoning that drove me to this conclusion nor was I a patriotic citizen that believed so strongly in the countries cause that I wanted to lay down my life for her....   [tags: personal narrative] 1072 words
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Military Analysis of North Korea - ... The T-55 is equipped with a 120 mm or 125 mm guns, active protection systems, and fire control systems with range-finders or thermal sights. Do to the out dated and aged equipment of the armor the North Korean Army is trying to supplement is force with a massive amount of artillery. North Korean most dangerous artillery systems are their long range systems. The long range systems are composed of 170mm self propelled howitzers and 240mm Multi Launch Rockets (MLR). Most of the long range systems are deployed to hardened sites close to the demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea....   [tags: korean people, defense] 736 words
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Benefits of Military Service - 1 Mandatory military service is a course to make a fit and capable citizen. First of all, military service can help one's character . More specifically it gives good tools so that people can work well in a team, be more organized in everyday event and good discipline. Secondly, it can offer education to people in need. Furthermore it will help people in bad neighbourhoods or is living trough a thought time and give those without the means to be in a home and have a job. Thirdly but not least mandatory military service could be looked at as a dept owed to one's country, loved ones who are protected if ever needed and most important to our right to democracy....   [tags: Education, Citizenship, Character Growth]
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Military Discrimination against Homosexuals - Homosexuals, bisexuals and lesbians were a condemned lot not allowed to serve in the United States military service including the Navy forces. Service men and women in the military were judged not only with reference to their behavioral conduct but also from their sexual orientation results. The Department of Defense (DOD) would ask questions concerning sexual orientation of prospects willing to join the military service. A sexual orientation related to sexual attraction to people of a particular gender....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Military Issues: Defense Spending - Defense Spending Defense spending is the amount of money that a country spends on the military. This includes the people in the military, their pension plans, military intelligence, equipment and research on weapons. This is an ever changing amount, and is decided by what is happening in the world. If there is a war going on then military spending will rise sharply, in 1944 the amount spent was forty three percent of the country’s GDP. During the Korean War spending was 15 percent of the nations GDP, a high point in the post World War era....   [tags: intelligence, equipment, pensions]
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The United States Military - ... Retrieved May 16, 2014, from http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/ history/ what-was- black-americas-double-war/. In 1948 however president Harry Truman ordered a military desegregation. The Navy and Air Force both accomplished this by 1950, however the army remained segregated until after the Korean conflict, marking Vietnam as the first war fought by a supposedly de-segregated army. In 1962 President John F. Kennedy re-instated the Presidents Committee on equal opportunity in the Armed Forces....   [tags: african americans, navy, marine corps] 992 words
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Military Children and Deployments - Military children are in a league of their own, and at very young ages are thrown into situations of great stress. Approximately 1.2 million children live in the U.S. Military families (Kelly. 2003) and at least 700,000 of them have had at least one parent deployed (Johnson et al. 2007). Every child handles a deployment differently, some may regress in potty training, and others may become extremely aggressive. Many different things can happen, in most cases when a parent deploys and the child becomes difficult to handle, it can cause a massive amount of stress on the parent that is not deployed as well as added stress on the parent who is deployed....   [tags: Psychology ]
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America: The Military-Industrial Complex - America holds the dream of liberty and freedom and protects the attainment and success of democracy across the world. As President Eisenhower emphasized in his “Farewell Address,” our goal as a nation has always been to “foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity, and integrity among people and among nations” (par. 7). However, since the early fifties, American society has become a nation of self-servers with ulterior motives that surface well after our nation has initiated conflicts with others....   [tags: patriotism, American society, President Eisenhower] 1942 words
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The Military Cover Up - ... Once women fail to follow the list they are responsible for the consequences; but women are not failing to follow the list, the military is acting against them to fail the list. For instance, Katherine Brown, a pseudonym for a victim whom suffered sexual abuse while serving in the infantry and preferred to keep her name anonymously, failed to follow the list. At the ripe age of 17, right after her early graduation from high school, and after having completed two semesters of college, Brown decided to join the US Army....   [tags: sexual assault on women in the armed forces] 940 words
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Reinstating the Military Draft - When you enjoy the freedoms you have living in the United States, you can thank those men and women who serve in the armed forces. But in recent years, our armed forces have seen a decline in enlistments, which has reignited and old debate. Should we reinstate the Military Draft. This one question has sparked a debate nationwide, between friends, family, and even perfect strangers. Reinstating the draft is just one way to ensure people can continue to enjoy those freedoms the armed forces have fought for over the years....   [tags: Argumentative Essays] 875 words
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Military Families Face Challenges - Military Families Face Challenges Introduction When a parent is deployed to serve at war, a child faces many hardships in his well-being. The main problem is that early children face many social, emotional, and physical problems when a parent goes to war and returns with a health issue. Children under age of five are developing negative behaviors, for example Home Front Alert: The Risk Facing Young Children In Military Families states that “children in military families with a deployed parent may experience stress, anxiety, and difficult coping, as well as academic problems” (Murphey, 2013, p....   [tags: deployed parent, childmaltreatment]
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Andrew Jackon's Military Campaign - Born on March 15 in 1767 as Andrew Jackson, he is known to many for several reasons. For some it might be his law career, others maybe his political career. However the two things that people most know Andrew Jackson for are his presidential term, as well as his military career. During his military career, there were also two things that he was largely known for, which was the War of 1812 and the Indian Removal Act. Both of these were major events that Jackson was honored for as well as despised against....   [tags: politics, laws, hero, war]
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Military Science: Irregular Warfare - ... Conventional warfare that is prolonged and resource intensive is not sustainable and eventually leads to descent into attrition type warfare. Irregular warfare operations, be it COIN or counter-terrorism, from the Western perspective consume time and resources. This consumption is predominantly fuelled by the asymmetry of Western and insurgent forces which results in significantly different tactics being used by the two forces. Western powers, in almost all cases, tend to have superior technology and a larger number of forces and rely heavily on these factors during conflicts, however this perceived imbalance of power is not necessarily advantageous for the Western power....   [tags: NATO, afghanistan, tactis, strategy] 1229 words
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MIlitary Advantages in Technology - Throughout time the ways wars are fought and won are getting more and more difficult. It has gone from using your smarts and your survival skills to winning a war by having the upper hand on technology. This means having the bigger and better weapons. Stronger and faster aircrafts. The military has become driven by technology. All military both in the United States and foreign military forces depend on technology to win wars. Overtime technology has raised to such a degree that warfare has actually come to the point that it is based on who has the most technological advances in their power....   [tags: chemical warfare, nuclear weapon]
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Rules of Military Engagement - In military engagements, the Rules of Engagement (ROE) are intended to reduce the chance of friendly fire incidents and recognize international law regarding the conduct of war, particularly the need to protect civilians, but in Vietnam they became a political tool as well. President Lyndon Johnson had several issues he considered as he developed the rules of engagement for Vietnam. One of which was how he maintained tight control over the selection of targets for the air war, for fear that the bombing provoke the Chinese and the Soviets into a confrontation with the United States....   [tags: fighting, combat, strategy ]
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Military Applications of GPS - The Global Positioning System (GPS) provides numerous benefits to people across the globe. Vehicle manufacturers use the system for navigation in their cars, cell-phones use GPS to triangulate the user’s location, and certain applications use the system to track workouts. There are, however, numerous military applications for GPS. Aircraft use it for guidance, naval vessels use it to traverse the ocean, soldiers track each other on the ground with it, and guided bombs use it to strike within feet of their target....   [tags: Technology, Global Positioning]
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Underground Zionist Military Movements - The Haganah, the Irgun, and the Lehi were different Zionist military underground movements that were active during the duration of the British mandate. Their goal was to establish an independent Jewish state in Palestine. These movements fought hard and used particular strategies in order to reach their goal. However, many of the strategies they used to deal with the British and the Arabs during the period of the mandate are frowned upon by some and even viewed as acts of terror. In my opinion, the movements were definitely effective in attaining their goal of establishing an independent Jewish state as Israel currently exists; the methods the movements used to reach their goal can be viewe...   [tags: jewish, violence, immoral] 971 words
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Military Decision Making Process - In the view of global security,(2011) The military decision making process abbreviated as MDMP is a planning model that establishes procedures for analyzing a mission, developing and comparing courses of action(COA) that are best suited to accomplish the higher commander’s intention and mission. The MDMP comprise of seven stages and each stage depends on the previous step to produce its own output. This means that a mistake in the early stage will affect all the other stages that follow. These steps include: Receipt of mission....   [tags: Analysis, Development, Comparison]
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Diplomacy Versus Military Action - ... There were no true political figure heads in the Colonial period, but the wives of the Founding fathers did a great service by rallying support for their husbands. There are very few records to show the political prowess of loyalist wives, but it is well established that Abigail Adams and Martha Washington were eager to promote venues that sponsored the ambitions of their husbands to create a separate nation. They threw dinners and accompanied their husbands on gatherings for support to the Colonial Army....   [tags: foe, menace, republicans, democrats] 2154 words
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Gays in the Military - For nearly 50 years, it has been the U.S. military's official policy to exclude homosexuals from service. In November 1992, President - elect Clinton told Americans that he planned to lift the military's long - standing ban on gays and lesbians. Homosexual men and women, he said, should not be prevented from serving their country based on their sexual orientation. Soon after taking office in 1993, Clinton faced powerful military and congressional opposition to lifting the ban. General Colin Powell, then - chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Senator Sam Nunn, who was chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee between 1987 an 1994 and left Congress in 1996, announced that they would...   [tags: Homosexual Gay Lesbian]
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Adultery In The Military - Adultery Debated Issue In Military In 1995 Lieutenant Kelly Flinn became the United States’ first female B-52 Bomber pilot. One year later Lt. Flinn began a relationship with a man who was legally separated from his wife with a divorce pending. Eventually Lt. Flinn fell in love with the man and the Air Force charged her with adultery. The charges against Lt. Flinn left her facing dismissal from the military and the possibility of serving up to nine-and-a-half years in prison. In military trials a panel of six military officials decide one’s fate....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 396 words
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Gays in the Military - The subject of Gays in the military has been debated over many times by many people. When dealing with whether or not gays should be allowed in the military the simple question of, Do they want to be in the military?, must be answered. After this question is answered you can begin analyzing the problem. The answer to the question, Do gays want to be in the military?, is an unquestioned yes. Gays would be proud and determined to protect this beautiful country in which we live. I personally am confused as to why there is even a question of whether or not gays should be allowed to protect and die for a country they love....   [tags: essays research papers] 900 words
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Pregnancy in the Military -       As the United States military moves towards a more bi-gender dependant force, it will be necessary for leaders and managers to combat the growing increasing of junior enlisted pregnancies. Through leadership skills, communication, and understanding the causes of the problems, leaders will be able to lower the rate of pregnancy, henceforth, increasing fleet readiness.      To even consider any type of resolution or solution to the problem of pregnancy amongst junior enlisted members, we must first analyze the concept of fleet readiness and the units that comprise it in today’s military....   [tags: essays research papers] 1357 words
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Adultery in the Military - Adultery in the Military As citizens of the United States of America we are all governed by a certain set of rules. These laws are set forth by our elected officials. These laws deal with almost all aspects of life including morally wrong actions such as murder and theft. However, these laws do not govern many other moral choices such as adultery. As members of the United States Armed Forces, we are also regulated by an additional set of rules. We must abide by the sanctions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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US Military - Many people are concerned about the U.S. military because of how many risks come with joining it. However, the U.S. military also explains the benefits that one could receive. Joining the military is a decision that should not be taken lightly. One must understand all aspects of the military. In order for a voter to be fully informed about joining the US military, one must consider both the risks, like mental illnesses and commitment and benefits, like education, and experience. 1. Risks of Joining the Military: Mental Illnesses Suffering from a mental illness is a common effect of joining the military that many people aren’t fully aware of....   [tags: risks, mental illnesses, depression]
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Discrimination in the Military - Discrimination in the Military Yes, the military does have sexual harassment and discrimination against women in the nineties. "Firestone and co-researcher Richard J. Hurns analyzed a 1988 DOD Survey of men and women in the military and found that 51.8 % of men and 74.6% of women reported either experiencing or knowing of sexual harassment. Amoung the women surveyed, 70.1% had experienced "sexual talk or behavior at the work place [that] created an offensive, hostile or intimidating environment." Amoung the men, 36.9% gave the same answer."(1) The percent of women being sexually harassed is much higher than the percent of men being harassed....   [tags: Papers] 1217 words
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Military Censorship - The ability of the military to censor what the media puts out to the public is greatly needed in the Unites States. A lot of times the media grabs hold of information and makes a huge deal out of it, even if it’s the simplest thing. And it may not all be true. Every news channel wants to cover the “big story,” and they’re going to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Whether it’s by changing or adding false information, or attempting the make a bigger deal out of the story to draw more attention and viewers....   [tags: terrorists, media]
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Gays in the Military - The question of whether or not gays should be alowed in the military is a hotly debated event in curnent politics and their are many arguments for and aginst it. these very arguments give us some insight about where our society is going and how willing we really are to accept others. So now we have two citizens both wanting to join the military and both identical in everyway save the fact that one in straight and one is gay. They both pass all tests with the same score yet one is let in and one is not base on sexual orientation....   [tags: Psychology] 763 words
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Military Drafts - The reinstatement of a military draft is a controversial issue that has surfaced in American society. Although a draft would challenge the liberties granted to us in the Constitution and be detrimental to our society, some people believe that a draft would be insignificant to all the benefits we receive as American citizens, and that the draft can be utilized as an effective tool. People that argue that the draft needs to be reestablished have a strong base for their commanding arguments. Some believe that serving in the military is a civil duty, and to live in this country one must defend it....   [tags: Morals, Conflicts, Government] 929 words
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Media and the Military - Media and the Military During the Vietnam War the media was left unchecked and brought the wartime images of death and carnage into America's living room. These images served as morale killers and eventually turned much of the public against its own government. During the Gulf War on the other hand, the military filtered what reached the public's eye and morale was kept to all time highs. In wartime the government should be able to manipulate public opinion by controlling the media....   [tags: Media Argumentative Persuasive Argument] 692 words
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Propaganda and the Military - Propaganda and the Military Though propaganda has never been a substitute for military strength, extensive resources, or skillful negotiation, it has often played an important role in wartime strategy.(Propaganda,1) Propaganda really influnced both sides of World War II. In this paper I will show why the Nazi party best benifited from the use of prapaganda. Adolf Hilter use it to turn people against jews, blacks and about every one else that was not German and he also use it to make people want to join Nazi army....   [tags: Papers] 1108 words
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Japanese Military - Japan has been at a crossroads regarding its defense policies ever since the instatement of Article 9 into its constitution following World War II. Article 9 essentially states that the country may not rearm itself for any reason due to its violently imperialistic nature preceding that war. Even while it was being written, there was heavy debate among American and Japanese politicians alike as to whether or not the article may ever be revoked. Could Japan truly remain a pacifist nation. Would it always be a welfare state under the U.S....   [tags: International Government ]
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Minorities In The Military - In the year 1965, the United States sent troops to Vietnam to aid the South Vietnamese against the communist Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese. As the fighting increased, the United States was in need of more troops in order to support its commitment to South Vietnam. Therefore, thousands of Selective Service registers were called and drafted. The United States also asked its closes ally the Philippines to help send troops to South Vietnam and in addition this, the United states requested for an increase of recruitment for the United States Navy in the region....   [tags: essays research papers] 1210 words
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Military Health Care Policy: The Success of Military Health Care - The Department of Defense has the responsibility to manage one of the United State’s largest health care systems, the Military Health System. The Military Health System operates under the mission to enhance the health of the service men and women, while maintaining a high quality, effective benefit to those who qualify for care (Brown et al, 2009). Military Health Systems cover the health care needs of over nine million service men and women and their dependents, through a vast array of military and civilian facilities....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Transformation of Civil-Military Relations in Turkey - Thorny Road of Change The Transformation of Civil–Military Relations in Turkey Subject: Political Cultures and Economies in Transition Before Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s sudden rise to fame, the renowned example of civilian-military relations anomaly in the Middle East is Turkey: elected officials run routine government business under the watch of a powerful military, and they are ready to be deposed if things go awry. Today, we see a different image of the civilian government gaining ground and senior commanders of the military willing to concede....   [tags: political cultures and economies in transition]
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Military Sexual Assault - Hot Topic for Military Sexual Assault The military is facing a major controversy when it comes to sexual harassment and sexual assault. Both sides of this controversy generally feel something needs to be changed so these crimes decrease and our soldiers feel safe among their comrades. The basic argument of this issues is how the government and military can change to decrease these crimes. This leads to the main question for this issue. Should Military Commanders prosecute sexual assault cases. ....   [tags: Sexual Harrassment, Sexual Assault ]
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Military Police Corps - The Military Police Corps has a long and glorious history to be proud of. Listed on U.S. Army Info (2011), Military Police Corps was officially recognized as a military occupation on the 26th of September 1941, but their work can traced back even further. According to U.S. Army Info (2011), the first use of the Military Police was during the American Revolution in 1776. Military Police have been deployed and used in conflicts such as: "World War 11, Korean War, Vietnam conflict, Desert Storm, and Iraqi Freedom" (Wright, 2001)....   [tags: U.S. Army] 539 words
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The Expansion of the Military During the 1800's - ... The Monroe Doctrine helped build transportation infrastructure and laid the foundation for America to become a world power. The Expansion of Military was a really important thing to the Americans back in the 1800’s. One of those things was the Army and Navy Journal which was created in 1863 by a man named William Conant Church who made it as a forum for officers interested in professionalism. After that journal, people said that it was a very good war reporting and that it caused people to make interesting articles on progress of war....   [tags: progressive, war, oversees] 613 words
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Military Engineering and its Impact on War - Military engineering can be traced back to its origins in the defensive frameworks in the fort hills constructed in Europe during the late Iron Age. One of the earliest feats of Military Engineering was the Great Wall of China, which was built in the 3rd century B.C. to protect the Chinese against the barbarians to the north. The ancient Romans were the preeminent engineering people of the ancient western world. They constructed a vast network of roads and aqueducts within their empire and various guard towers and forts to protect their many settlements....   [tags: Engineering, War] 1064 words
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ban in the Military - In September 2011, the United States lifted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, 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. Those that have served in the military years were products of the Former President Bill Clinton’s 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Many soldiers in the military today were privates or lieutenants and had this policy ingrained into them from their first day of military service....   [tags: Armed Forces, Gay]
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The Different Purposes of Military Music and iPods - The power of technology now a days has allowed us to play music whenever and where ever whether it be through a speaker or even through a small mp3 device. Whether music is being played in the military or on your iPod, music somehow plays a role in our lives. When comparing the uses of military music to the uses of iPods, many people might not think these two have anything in common. But uses of military music and the people’s uses of their iPods have different purposes but very similar uses. In Pieslak’s chapter from Sound Targets, it talks about how military music is used as a weapon in the Iraq War....   [tags: the power of technology] 806 words
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The Effect of Mandatory Military Service on Society - Mandatory military services and the effect it would have on society What if we all went into the military after high school. Sure we would all be disciplined and focused and I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. But we would all be the same and we wouldn’t have free choice anymore. We would all have the same military mindset. We would eat think and sleep war. I have relatives as close as my father that are in the/or were in the military. They are fun to be around at most times but they have no tolerance for mistakes....   [tags: soldiers, discipline, volunteer] 558 words
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Mandatory Military Service in the United States - ... In 2003, Representative Charles Rangel, Democrat from New York, called for “shared sacrifice” as he introduced a bill to reinstate the military draft. The proposal required all citizens and permanent residents between ages 18 and 26 to complete two years of compulsory service, either in the military or in civilian capacity.1 Although the bill was defeated, calls for a broader distribution of the burden of war have only increased. (1) The debate on this subject has been going on for centuries....   [tags: economic, social benefits, committment, sacrifice]
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Violation of Human Rights: Homosexuality and Military - Introduction Homosexuality is a recent issue in our society. This paper will analyze few different topics which come up with the theme of homosexuality. First of all, it will analyze the military approach to the LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) community in various countries around the world. Furthermore, it will explore the topic of Don't Ask Don't Tell policy (DADT) enforced in the 90s in USA. First of all, I would like to explain why did I chose the case of military „gayban“ in the United States of America....   [tags: lesbian, gay, bisexual, slovakia]
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Enhancing Military Trainings - Introduction The focus of this paper is to build a theoretical framework that addresses my envisioned topic and its relevance to the research problem. The research topic stems from the problem U.S. Navy commander face when challenged to train and certify servicemembers in different warfare areas aboard ships while simultaneously achieving energy conservation as a derivative. Presently, Naval leaders are facing the same challenges of the past, where commanders have dealt with the difficulty of meeting mission essential tasks (MET) altogether amidst fiscal constrains imposed by risen costs of fossil fuel (Truly, 2001; Cane, 2008; Williams, 2009)....   [tags: US navy commander, technology]
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Military Leader Development - Introduction “Leaders have always been generalists. Tomorrow’s leaders will, very likely, have begun life as specialists, but to mature as leaders they must sooner or later climb out of the trenches of specialization and rise above the boundaries that separate the various segments of society.” (Gardner, 1990, pg. 159). In a recent verbal bout with my History of the Military Art professor, I contended that the true might of a nation may be inversely proportional to the size of its military during peacetime....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Dyadic Trust]
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Should Military Service be Required in the USA? - Military service in the United States should be compulsory (required) because it will provide economic and social benefits to those people who are serving as well as create a benefit for the general public as well as nation as a whole. “The United States relinquished mandatory military service after the Vietnam War in 1973” (Kestnbaum, 18). Since then, the idea of reinstating a draft entered the public discourse on several occasions. Its proponents were particularly vocal in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 and the US military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan....   [tags: Draft, Armed Forces] 900 words
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PTSD and Its Effect on Military Families - ... Studies have shown that younger military member are more likely to suffer from PTSD putting a strain on already difficult new marriages. Often time deployment related issues and the effects after deployment will have a disturbing relationships between husband and wife and the military member and their child. When returning the military member may have PTSD immediately or it may develop over time. They will start struggling with intense anger and impulses. They may become violent and try to push away family and friends....   [tags: anxiety disorders, sociological analysis]
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Treat to America: Military: Power; or Sideshow - Imagine a barren wasteland in which people must fight and kill each other for the simple luxury of a drink of water. Picture a desert-like area, with no living vegetation or mammals, in which homes are destroyed and reflect the conditions of a third-world country. This, image that your mind has been processing, would be the result of a surprise attack against our country from a terrorist organization or possibly another country itself. The government has been shut down, and the surviving Americans must survive day to day, regretting the choices they had made before the world as they knew it, ended....   [tags: attack, threats, precautions] 810 words
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Bullying Military Youth - In the previous chapters I have discussed the stressors related to being the child of military personnel, the related risk factors associated with becoming a the target of peer victimization, and the assets that the bioecological model can provide as a lens for further exploring this issue. In this chapter I will discuss the specific methods that I will employ to generate research on the topic at hand and express the possible benefits in addressing the issue of identifying and assisting military student’s who are experiencing bullying issues....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Military Service: Disparities in employment outcomes - INTRODUCTION Veterans today are a unique population. During military service, veterans develop a range of skills to include adaptability, teamwork, and mission focus that employers look for in a potential employee. These skills in the past have allowed veterans to have a smoother transition into the civilian work force. However, based on recent studies it would seem military service has become a mechanism for negatively altering a veteran’s occupational trajectory. Military service has been known to have numerous effects on education, family, and careers....   [tags: Labor Market, Employability Study]
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Homelessness Among Veterans of the U.S. Military - Homelessness is a social issue in the United States of America, one that has been with us for decades, if not for our entire history. Of particular concern within the scope of this paper is the subject of homelessness among military veterans. This paper will examine the issue as a social problem, and look at contributing factors and current solutions. In order to address the problem, it is necessary to understand certain terms. The definition of the term ‘veteran’ is given in 17 USC Sec. 101 of the U.S....   [tags: Social Issue, Contributing factors, War Veterans]
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Analysis of Current Military Robots and Capabilities - Many robots can be categorized into two categories: autonomous and teleoperated. Autonomous robots are self-sustaining robots that can decide for themselves without outside control and can be operated for an extended period of time. The iRobot Roomba household robotics vacuum would be considered an autonomous robot; it can navigate itself through a house without control from a human. Newly emerging self-driving cars are also autonomous. They require no input from a human to navigate through roads and is self aware of other obstacles around it....   [tags: teleoperated robots, suspected bomb]
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Our Freedom to Choose Military Participation - ... The government shouldn't enforce the law that should apply to every young adults or teenager. We have the right to enjoy many other freedoms. You can work at any job you qualify to. You have the freedom to join a political party, a union, and any other legal groups. Though some people might say this have nothing to do whether we want to do it or not. In my beliefs it is not to impose this on someone who's not even old enough to confirm what they're going to do in the future. This will not only affect our rights but it will affect our time we have spent....   [tags: rights, volunteer, commitment] 629 words
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The Constraints on Military Change Between 1660-1789 - By the end and beginning of the 16th and 17th century, Ottoman state and society mixed features from the Classical Age and conversion to recent world systemic changes. On the one hand, the base of state-society relations and the structure of Ottoman rule at the center and in the provinces shifted as a series of minor modifications brought about certain rest of control and a certain running that allowed movement in and out of otherwise closed units. At the same time, the state sticked to the ethics of centralization while redefining the ways it might be accomplished....   [tags: Ottoman, state, rule]
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Terrorism, Military Force and Nuclear Power - Threats to individual state’s security have existed in many forms throughout all of history whether it is through weapons of mass destruction, an rouge state threatening the security of another, or through terrorist organizations with a strong political agenda. Hoffman defines terrorism as the use of violence or threat of violence by a non-state actor with a chain of command to pursue political aims and motifs. With this definition, I was able to understand the other articles more precisely. Art speaks about the use of military force and the different motivations or reasons why a state would use military force on another state or on a non-state actor....   [tags: Middle East, Threat] 784 words
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Military Cyber: An Evolution In Command Relationships - United States Cyber Command is less than four years old. The merger and stand down of the Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare (JFCC-NW) and the Joint task Force for Global Network Operations (JTF-GNO) formed the bulk of the new organization. 9 This new construct integrated offensive and defensive cyber capabilities in one organization resulting in efficient and effective planning and execution of cyberspace operations. United States Cyber Command is tasked with operations to defend DOD information networks and to conduct full spectrum military cyberspace operations across all domains....   [tags: United States, Cyber Command]
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Military Autonomous Robots (LAR) as Weapons - Military Autonomous Robots (LAR) as Weapons Thesis statement: There are various social and political implications surrounding the use of lethally autonomous robots (LAR) as military weapons. The military use of lethally autonomous robots (LAR) is not science fiction – it is happening right now. A robot is a mechanism guided by automatic controls. Autonomous robots are able to independently maintain stability and plan action. The first generation of military robots have operated under direct human control....   [tags: Lethally Autonomous Robots, Weapons]
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Institutions Closest to Me: Family and the Military - The sociological perspective is an approach to understanding human behavior by placing it within its broader social context. Institutions are the kinds of structures that matter most in the social realm. The two institutions that are closest to me are my family and the Military. As I was growing up, I had rules that I had to follow by and chores that I had to accomplish on a daily basis. I was the older brother with two younger siblings, so I was the man of the house when my parents left. My parents were both teachers so they would leave the house very early in the morning, and I was in charge of caring for my siblings....   [tags: sociological perspective, personal history] 898 words
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Comparing the Military Leaders of the Civil War - When we compare the military leaders of both North and South during the Civil War, it is not hard to see what the differences are. One of the first things that stand out is the numerous number of Northern generals that led the “Army of the Potomac.” Whereas the Confederate generals, at least in the “Army of Northern Virginia” were much more stable in their position. Personalities, ambitions and emotions also played a big part in effective they were in the field, as well as their interactions with other officers....   [tags: American History] 1558 words
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Homelessness Among Veterans of the U.S. Military - 2. Contributing Factors The presence of additional risk for homelessness specifically associated with Veteran status is puzzling in that it occurs among a population that shows better outcomes on almost all socioeconomic measures and that has exclusive access to an extensive system of benefits that include comprehensive healthcare services, disability and pension assistance, and homeless services (Fargo, et al, 24). In spite of having many advantages, veterans over-represent in the homeless population....   [tags: American Society, War Veterans, Homelessness]
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Military Leaders: The Life of Colonel McBride - Introduction. Common Attributes of military leaders are just that, common. The accomplished Generals, Colonels and Majors that contributed to the most successful wars of our country have been molded a certain way. They are molded through vigorous training both in scholastic training and in the field along with rigorous mentorship. Colonel Lewis McBride was a rare exception to the rule. As a renowned Chemical museum curator so distinctively puts it, he was, without a doubt, one of the most interesting and industrious officers in the history of the US Army Chemical Corps....   [tags: intervention, attributes, accomplisments]
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Edgar Allen Poe: Birth and Military - The story of the 19th century Romantic era poet Edgar Allen Poe is an interesting one indeed. Throughout his life he played the role of a writer of short stories, an editor and critic of all works, and poet of emotion; revolutionizing each role through his extremely pragmatic style. As a writer, Poe wrote everything from love stories to comedies to horror stories, even inventing the detective mystery genre, and as a poet, he set out to use poetry to transmit and arouse the reader’s sense of beauty through feeling....   [tags: Biography]
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Military Ethics – Humanitarian Aid in Somalia - In August of 1992, President George Bush Sr. sent US soldiers into Somalia to provide humanitarian relief to those Somalis suffering from starvation. The major problems in Somalia started when President Mohammed Siad Barre was overthrown by a coalition of opposing clans. Although there were several opposing groups, the prominent one was led by Mohammed Farah Aidid. Following the overthrow of Barre, a massive power struggle ensued. These small scale civil wars led to the destruction of the agriculture in Somalia, which in turn led to the deprivation of food in large parts of the country....   [tags: Somalian History, Starvation, Continue Hope] 2908 words
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The Effects War Has on Military Families - War is one of the most powerful threats we have on the Earth today. War can bring about a variety of things in a variation of different ways and it is completely up to the government to decide a country's war position. It is up to individuals that will under no circumstances have to experience what they have created, but what happens to the soldiers they send in to battle for them and their families. For the soldiers they are trapped with an involvement unlike any other known to man, stuck with memoirs and images of what it's like to be hunted by an opposing soldier....   [tags: post traumatic stress disorder PTSD]
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Maintaining American Military Bases Abroad - Maintaining American Military Bases Abroad In the aftermath of the bipolar struggle of the Cold War, the United States has stood alone in expanding its military influence across the entirety of the globe. With this emergence onto the world stage, many have criticized America's intentions of deposing dictators and defending a moral standard as a guise for expanding both hard and soft power abroad. On the contrary, American occupation in foreign nations serves to benefit both the international community and United States citizens alike through both peacekeeping and economic means, and the United States should continue to retain its control in key areas of conflict globally....   [tags: cold war, United States, world history]
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Colin Powell: Military leader, Statesman - Colin Powell: Military leader, Statesman The question of “What makes a leader great?” is without one solitary answer. Effective leaders in the corporate and political arenas are deserving of praise, but because of the nature of their work, military leaders are arguably more complex and intriguing. “Military leadership qualities are formed in a progressive and sequential series of carefully planned training, educational, and experiential events—far more time-consuming and expensive than similar training in industry or government....   [tags: Biography] 1393 words
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Douglas MacArthur: A Strong Military Leader - ... They also took apart Japan’s military and did not allow any officers to take part in the new government. They also had a land reform, much like Tiberius and Gaius in Rome, to let the farmers have more land take away the wealthy landowner’s power. A new constitution, sometimes called the MacArthur constitution because of his influence on it, was written in 1947 for Japan, which gave the parliament more power and the emperor less, and took away their power to wage war. The next phase was the economic revival of Japan, which started in early 1948 when the United States realized the threat of communism to Japan....   [tags: bombs, korea, island, war]
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Decisive Military Victory in Operation Chromite - Operation Chromite led to one of the most decisive military victories in modern warfare. The landing at the port of Inchon not only led to the capture of Seoul, but also the capture of Kimpo Airfield which allowed for aviation assets to assist the advancing force. Against great odds and opposition the United States Army, Navy and Marines led the United Nations force in capturing a key port and severing the logistical supply line of the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA). Many of the joint force operations, planning and tactics used in the execution of this amphibious assault set the stage for the modern day air assault....   [tags: north korea, communism, general macarthur] 1776 words
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Octavian Augustus and his Military Success - ... Due to his new adoptive father, Octavius took a new name, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. However, many of the people that he was surrounded by simply called him Caesar, and nearly all historians call him Octavian from this point onward, to avoid confusion. Octavian began to move towards Rome from Apollonia, and as he travelled, he slowly gathered a small army of warriors, many of whom had supported Caesar in his previous attempts at expanding his empire. Octavian raised this army with the intention of defending his name from Antony, who was attempting to take over Julius Caesar’s vacant spot at the head of the empire....   [tags: kingdom, fighter, Julius Caesar] 1199 words
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Military Sonar Harms Ocean Life - Nearly 500 whales beach themselves every year due to an excessive use of sonar. Military passive sonar (sound navigation and ranging) is killing and causing whales to avoid their major feeding and breeding grounds while temporarily deflecting from the high frequency sound coming from this unknown source. This event is raising hell in the political sector. Scientists have found many similarities between all the beached whales that have been in the same area that military sonar was being used. Military sonar is affecting the life of whales and their natural habitat for the worst....   [tags: Whales, Navy, War]
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Canada and Its Global Military Status - During the early 1900s Canada was a newly developed country under British influence, lacking self identity and was ignored by the world superpowers. However, Canada began to change that by turning from isolationism to internationalism and started to grow into a respected world power. Canada became a well respected country for its involvement around the world and its influence on other countries. Also, Canada became renowned for its involvement in the Great War, World War II, the Korean War and their many peacekeeping missions....   [tags: Canadian History]
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Military Action, Operation Urgent Fury - This paper is a perspective on the military actions that took place on October 1983 during President Ronald Reagan’s administration; this conflict was named Operation Urgent Fury. First we must understand why relations between Grenada and the United States began to deteriorate and understand the communist influence that Cuba and The Soviet Union had in Grenada. The threat posed by the anti-US Marxists to the nearly six hundred American students that lived on Grenada was a danger that we could not allow....   [tags: conflect, reagan, carribean] 899 words
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Is the exclusion of women from frontline combat sexism? - Excluding women from frontline combat is essentially sexist. Regardless of the many substantial contributions women have made to the United States military from the American Revolutionary war to the contemporary Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it has long been a sanctuary of masculinity, which consequently, has resulted in the organization’s steadfast resistance against women’s direct martial participation. The opponents of women frontline combat argue that females are unable to execute the required responsibilities of battle based on gender and gender role stereotypes....   [tags: Military]
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USS Pueblo- American Military Vessel - USS Pueblo is an American military vessel designed for intelligence-gathering, specifically by Signals intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronics intelligence (ELINT). By intercepting enemy signals, encrypted information could be gained and deciphered. On 11 January 1968, USS Pueblo headed northward through the Tsushima Strait into the Sea of Japan to execute its purpose. It received orders to intercept and conduct surveillance of enemy naval activity and to gather signal and electronic intelligence, specifically from North Korea....   [tags: intelligence gathering, Signals intelligence]
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From Corsets and Crocheting to Kevlar and Combat: The Journey of a Female Soldier - The change from conventional battle lines to an all out street conflict impacts all elements of the armed forces. Traditional and distinct separations in the boundaries that define non-hostile occupations commonly known as “support units” from their “combat arms” counterparts causes problems when those supportive elements encounter hostilities and naturally take measures to defend themselves. Conflict arises when those elements, engaging in combat, have female soldiers, which, is thought to be a violation of the United States Military Policy....   [tags: Military]
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The Roman Military - The strength of the Roman military was the string that held the Roman Empire together for as long as it lasted. The military was made up of strictly disciplined men whom were ready and willing to serve their emperor. The Legions Outward appearance was extremely important to the Romans and the first thing that new recruits learned was to march in perfect form. Once they knew how to march they were then assigned to the legions in which they would remain for the next 20 years of service. (the book) The legions were made up of between 5000 and 5500 men....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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