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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 - ... The issue with building this runway was that Cuba was providing most of the aid and this runway was also to be used by the Russians. Russia made arrangements to build relay satellites for communication in this same island and this worried Jamaica and Barbados, who expressed their concern to the US. The US decided to cut any financial assistance to Grenada which hurt their economy. By now Bishop realized that the economic well being of Grenada was not the main concern for Cuba who in turn continued to build and now had involved North Koreans, Germans Libyans and Bulgarians....   [tags: conflect, reagan, carribean] 899 words
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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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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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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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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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Unmanned Aircraft and its uses in Civilian Applications - Technology is rapidly advancing providing humans with easier and more efficient ways of completing tasks. One form of technology that is primarily being used by the military is an unmanned aircraft (UAV). UAV technology can play an important role in benefiting the civilian world. This technology will make many tasks currently performed by humans more capable and extensive. What is an Unmanned Aircraft (UAV). An unmanned aircraft is a plane that is flown without the use of a crew or pilot. Instead, the unmanned aircraft is piloted by hardware, software, and a person or people from the ground....   [tags: Military]
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Military to Civilian - Growing up when I was younger was fun and challenging. Being a military brat I was always bouncing from place to place. My childhood life really took a change when my dad retired after serving 20 years in the Navy. At the age of 13 just stepping into my teen years my dad retired and we moved back to Memphis, TN where I was originally born. [Your father retired when he was 13. Please re-word to avoid confusion] During this time in life [omit] it was very difficult because I had to transition from school systems, different kind of peers, and a different environment that I was surrounded by....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 1555 words
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How does Intelligence help the Joint Force Commander - Intelligence is a critical component of joint planning and execution. Through the prism of Phase 0 (zero) Shaping, intelligence relates the realities of the operational environment before hostilities including an assessment of current economic, political, and cultural dynamics. Yet, throughout the subsequent phases of operational planning, analysts can also develop concise estimates on friendly and enemy centers of gravity (COG), thereby introducing not only the triggers of adversarial activity but at what point friendly forces can maneuver with maximum decisiveness....   [tags: Military] 1426 words
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Air Force's Contribution To War On Terror - On Sep 11, 2001, al Qaeda threatened the United States (U.S.) national security, and we are still at war working to combat terrorism. Since that time, al Qaeda and other extremist groups have also endangered some of the U.S. allies. Realizing the magnitude of this international fight, the U.S. needs help from its international partners to counter worldwide terrorism. National Strategic Guidance The National Security Strategy (NSS), the National Defense Strategy (NDS), and the National Military Strategy (NMS) documents define the U.S....   [tags: Military] 514 words
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Would whey protein supplementation decrease muscle atrophy in immobile Special Forces soldiers during Special Support and Reconnaissance missions? - Would whey protein supplementation decrease muscle atrophy in immobile Special Forces soldiers during Special Support and Reconnaissance missions. Introduction Watching silently from a concealed position lays an elite soldier on a Special Support and Reconnaissance (SSR) mission. Less then one hundred metres from the enemy, that soldier may be required to lie there unmoving and undetected for long periods, days to weeks at a time. During this time his muscles are slowly beginning to atrophy due to disuse, just like any other immobile person’s, be it due to Doctor ordered bed rest, recovery from an accident, the zero gravity of space flight, or immobility due to ageing....   [tags: Military]
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Special Operations Forces (SOF) Roles for the Long War of Strategy Against Terrorism - To look at whether Dr Kiras’ theory is applicable in determining Special Operations Forces (SOF) roles for the “Long War” of strategy against terrorism, it is first necessary to identify and evaluate his overarching theory. I will then take a brief look at the theory in order to better understand its application while assessing if it is germane to the “Long War” strategy against terrorism. Following this established background and understanding, an assessment will be conducted to show the theory’s applicability to include a final look at the strengths and weaknesses to support his theory towards SOF and the “Long War” on terrorism....   [tags: Military] 1243 words
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The 69th Regiment Armory- A Multifaceted Building in New York City - Throughout the semester I have grown accustomed to my surroundings. Well, at least for the most part. There is still one building that intrigues me to this very day. As I’d walk past it on my journey to Baruch College, I’d stare the entire time. The building seems like a simple rectangular building. However, some aspect of the architectural design captivates me. Strangely enough, army trucks are always parked alongside the building. However, upon attempting to research the building, I could not find it....   [tags: military] 1595 words
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Reaping the Benefits, Now and Later - Transition can be cruel. Post 9/11 era veterans are finding the transition into the civilian world to be a difficult due to a lack of education. Though many have the experience, skills and knowledge needed to work in corporate America’s finest institutions, a small number of soldiers put forth the effort to obtain a degree. In the civilian world, a degree frequently sets apart one potential employee from the others. In a LA Times article the writer pens, “many lack the degrees that employers are seeking” (Semuels 2011)....   [tags: Military ]
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Military: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Military PTSD: Reasons and Methods Used to Help Troops Cope For the past decade, the United States of America has been a participant in an ongoing war, sending military troops for combat in many areas throughout the globe. Due to the ongoing events overseas, troops are subject to serve multiple tours, forcing some to return to combat shortly after their arrival back to the United States. After arriving home from their served tours, military troops often find themselves in a constant battle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder....   [tags: anxiety disorder, ongoing war, troops]
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Assessment of the War in Iraq - Saddam Hussein was indeed a ruthless dictator who violated human rights and caused conflicts in the Middle East. Despite this, his threat to the world community was largely overstated by the US in its justifications for going to war. His reputation as crazy and unpredictable was countered in his psychological assessment, which clearly shows his motivations and identifies the amount of foresight in every decision he makes. Basically, his main motivation was to stay in power and he did everything he could to achieve that....   [tags: Military] 1629 words
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History´s Greatest Military Captains - ... "At this, Darius stretched his hands to the heavens and prayed thus: O Zeus the King, to whom it has been given to order the affairs of Kings among men, do thou guard safe for me, if so it may be, the sovereignty of Persians and Medes, as thou didst give it me; but if I be no longer King of Asia, do thou give my power to none but to Alexander. So much does he care for honourable conduct even towards enemies" (Arrian {R} I: 405). Alexander displayed that he was as politically astute as he was militarily smart....   [tags: alexander, romans, creeks, persian] 1173 words
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The International Security Assistance Force - The last eight years in Afghanistan has produced some success, but the year 2010 will be different because the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) leadership has learned from previous mistakes and now understands how to defeat the insurgents. The United States and its NATO allies, have a vested interest in ensuring the Afghan people are safe from harm so they can rebuild their country’s infrastructure, government, and economy. However, after years of turmoil in their nation from terrorist attacks and the fear of ISAF departing prior to defeating the insurgents, the Afghan people are hesitant about supporting either side....   [tags: Military] 2068 words
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What Does Veterans Day Mean? - Americans. To those families and especially my parents I thank you for understanding and standing with us. This day belongs to you as well. The hallmark of being a veteran is service and sacrifice. We meet here today to honor and pay tribute to those who have served and those who continue to serve. They who serve that we may enjoy the best America has to offer; FREEDOM AND PEACE AT HOME. Those who choose to serve in the ranks of our military do so voluntarily. Some first join to help pay for school....   [tags: Military] 976 words
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The Royal Military College as an Instrument for Molding Military Offices - The Royal Military College as an Instrument for Molding Military Offices To view the Royal Military College (RMC) as an instrument for molding military officers for the nation would be an accurate means of outlining the institutions objective. In the Organizational Behavior Concepts, Controversies, Applications, textbook by Stephen Robbins and Nancy Langton, organizational culture is defined as: "a system of shared meaning and common perception held by members of an organization that distinguishes it from other organizations." (Robbins and Langton 316) Like all institutions RMC is full of variables and cleavages that link peoples together in a variety of manners....   [tags: Papers] 2505 words
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Aberdeen Proving Ground Investigation - In 1996, Captain Derrick Robinson, Sergeant Delmar Simpson, and Sergeant Nathanael Beech were arraigned for their suspected involvement in one of the biggest sex scandals the United States Military had seen. According to CNN, between these three men, charges of rape and adultery were pending in a huge case of sexual misconduct against female soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland (CNN, 2996). Following this incident, the United States Military took it upon themselves to open a telephone hotline to encourage the reporting of similar harsh crimes....   [tags: Military]
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Air Force Special Operations - Air Force Special Operations The United States of America is a powerful and well known force throughout the world. It has become a superpower of nations in just about three hundred years, being one of the newest nations in existence today. Its military reaches out into several countries in the globe and holds a presence as a peacekeeper and wielder of democracy. Of the US military’s five branches, the Air Force is the ruler of the skies, keeping control of the earth’s aerospace. Without the Air Force Special Operations, the military could not complete operations as effectively or efficiently as it potentially could....   [tags: Military]
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Paying the Ultimate Price - Abraham Lincoln once said “let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan…”; has this ideology left American people. With current legislation it would appear so, proposed budget cuts and in a certain medical law recently imposed on the American people. It is a shameful state of affairs when veterans make up approximately 20% of all suicides while making up a mere 0.5% of the American population....   [tags: Military ]
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Mental Illness and POWs - Any member of the Armed Forces who is held in captivity as a POW or as a hostage is more likely to be at a higher risk of mental illness like PTSD. This assumption goes against everything that was thought to be known during WWI, it was noted time and time again that both English and German POWs were somehow immune to war neuroses and only susceptible to the newly identified barbed wire disease which is the prisoner’s reaction to his environment during prison life. Interestingly though, up until this point in history no real data or studies had been complied on the post release effects after captivity....   [tags: Military] 1318 words
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The Old Soldiers' Home - The Old Soldiers’ Home “They freely risked life and limb to protect the nation, and it seems but simple justice for the nation to care for them when unable to care for themselves” (Guide Publishing 1) was a shared opinion of many by the end of the Civil War. After these men have put their life on the line for the nation, any train of thought opposite of this would be absurd. Injury from the war is expected, but unfortunately, some of the blows these vets received were too harsh to bounce back from....   [tags: Military]
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Redevelopment of The Military Road Area - Redevelopment of The Military Road Area Introduction ------------ There are 60,000 new homes needed in Northamptonshire at the moment; because of this high demand brownfield sites in towns are now carfully being used for development. I plan on redesigning the Millitary Road Triangle in the Boot and Shoe area of Northampton -a brownfield site- to make it a cleaner, more efficiant community with improved features and facilities. I hope to form a suitable envioroment for families with children of all ages by supplying activities and play equipment for toddlers to teenagers....   [tags: Papers] 1323 words
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Sexual Tolerance of Gays in the Military - Sexual Tolerance of Gays in the Military In 1999, more than 1,000 men and women were discharged from military service due to their sexuality. That number has actually decreased compared to recent years. (Suro NP) Homosexuals were purged from federal employment in 1950, with Bill Clinton updating that policy in 1993 by adding the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue” policy. (Deicher 176) This policy doesn’t work and needs to either be updated again or the ban against homosexuals lifted. Gays should be allowed to fight for the military for employment reasons, the right to fight for one’s country, and because they are no different from anyone else....   [tags: Papers] 1260 words
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Military Service in the Pacific Northwest - Freedom, a word used by Americans often. One hears "we have freedom of speech, and religion" etc. Soldiers fight to protect "the peoples" freedom. Have you ever noticed what nationality these soldiers are. The American military is the most diverse fighting force then any other fighting force in the past. The Christian Science Monitor article states, "Most important, they will be far more diverse than almost any military force of the past." Today's military is made up of Anglos, African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Immigrants....   [tags: American History] 1088 words
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The Rebirth of the U.S. Military - The Rebirth of the U.S. Military During this last half of the twentieth century the US military was under siege from all sides, internal and external. The root cause of this situation can be traced back to Vietnam and the governments lack of true commitment. What resulted was the near destruction of the US military. The military managed to come out in the end to become perhaps the best military in the world by completely reevaluating itself and reorganizing almost every aspect . The primary focus will be on the reorganization of the Army and Air force, and how they were affected by the disaster of Vietnam....   [tags: Papers] 2744 words
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Technology Used on the Military Battlefield - Technology Used on the Military Battlefield In today’s busy world of technology, where it seems like we can hardly keep up with the daily advances being made, the United States Military is posed on the cutting edge. The military spends billions of dollars each year on electronic technology research with private firms such as International Telegraph and Telephone Aerospace/Communications Division (ITT A/CD). There is a wide range of uses for computers on today’s battlefield. Two of the major areas include communications, and battlefield management systems....   [tags: Computers] 606 words
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Wicca In The Military: Friend Or Foe? - Wicca in the Military: Friend or Foe. Does the word “Wicca” offend you. If you are like most people in the United States, then it does. Why does such a small word invoke such feelings of fear, hatred, and loathing. Ignorance is the reason. Many people do not know what Wicca is nor do they know about the people who follow it. Since there is such a negative connotation of Wicca in everyday society, would it be safe to say that Wiccans in the military are judged just as harshly. Is a Wiccan not as worthy of religious provisions as say, a Christian....   [tags: Religion Religious Wicca] 1308 words
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The Military Draft: An Unwise Solution - The Military Draft: An Unwise Solution      The United States of America's military is currently involved in two major wars with U.S. opposition in Afghanistan and Iraq. All though both of these efforts can be said to be in the clean-up stages, many more soldiers will be needed to stabilize the regions, to provide police work, and to fight the insurgencies that have risen in opposition to the invasion of U.S. troops into foreign lands. The current presidential administration states that to adequately deal with the problems of post-war Iraq and unstable Afghanistan the United States needs to increase the number of active-duty soldiers serving over-seas....   [tags: Bush Iraq War Afghanistan Essays] 1352 words
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The Military: An Impetus for Social Reform - The Military: An Impetus for Social Reform Revolutionary War The military since the Colonial Era has been an impetus for social reform in the United States. The Revolutionary War afforded Black Americans an opportunity to escape from the toils of slavery and fight for freedom. Some Black Americans even earned their freedom by fighting for the Colonists, but still the freedom they fought for wasn’t their own. However, the military was responsible for the freedom of many slaves and some of these freed slaves became legendary soldiers like Salem Poor....   [tags: essays papers] 976 words
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Battle of the Somme as a Military Disaster - Battle of the Somme as a Military Disaster The battle of the Somme was fought in France by the combined British and French armies against the Germans. On the 21st of February 1916 the Germans launched an attack to capture Verdun, which held a key position over the River Meuse and the Eastern front. The German offensive slowly gained ground and the desperate French pleaded for assistance from the British. In an effort to relieve the pressure on the French, the British commander in chief, Sir Douglas Haig agreed to open a major front along the banks of the River Somme, although not an ideal battle ground it happened to be where the British and French lines met....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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The Importance of Military Security to Our National Security - ... This is in part to the fact that a mandatory military draft no longer exists. Those with connections to the military tend to be more concerned and critical of military issues and policies. On the other hand, uninformed civilians may influence poor decision making in regards to problems and policies (Sarkesian, Williams, & Cimbala, 2013, p. 262). The military-civilian disconnect is also seen among civilian leaders. Members of the Cabinet and Congress are less likely to have military experience compared to the leaders of the past (Sarkesian, Williams, & Cimbala, 2013, p....   [tags: attacks civilians, war] 1293 words
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The Pros and Cons of Using Private Military and Security Firms - has grown steadily since. The private military companies are extremely attractive to former military. Private military companies, security contractors and private military firms do provide so very useful functions and not all of them are paramilitary. Many private military companies such as DynCorp and Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), a subsidiary of Halliburton, provide more services than just protection. Many functions performed by private military companies include logistical support, transportation, engineering, construction, skilled and unskilled laborers, maintenance, technical expertise and other paramilitary operations....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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The Dangers of Military Biological Testing -     Abstract: Across the United States for the past half a century, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army have been releasing biological agents over the very population they are supposed to protect. Although few Americans know it, open-air biological testing of stimulants such as aspergillus fumigatus, zinc cadmium sulfide, bacillus subtilis, and serratia marcescens has been taking place over populated areas since at least 1949. Between 1949 and 1969, the military admits to having conducted 239 open-air tests over populated areas in the United States....   [tags: Biological Testing Essays]
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Battle of the Somme as a Military Tragedy - Battle of the Somme as a Military Tragedy photoText Box: Joseph Joffre[Photo: Joseph Joffre]Verdun was a fortified French garrison town on the River Meuse 200km east of Paris. In December 1915, General Erich von Falkenhayn, Chief of Staff of the German Army, decided to attack Verdun. Although he admitted he would be unable to break through at these points on the Western Front, he argued that in defending Verdun, the Germans would "bleed the French army white". The German attack on Verdun started on 21st February 1916....   [tags: Papers] 910 words
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Religion in the Military of Ancient Greece - Religion in the Military of Ancient Greece The Ancient Greeks held their religion to be a personal experience, to be practiced by the common man on a daily basis. Thus, it comes as no surprise to read in the historical works of the period that the people also relied on religion to aid them in military matters. This paper will give historical examples of the people's reliance on the deities and attempt to explain the psychological necessity of these rituals. An examination will be made of the typical forms of rituals, and cite their effects, whether ill or benign, on the military endeavors of the peoples in the age of the Ancient Greeks....   [tags: Army Greeks History Rituals Papers]
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Ethics and the Advancement of Military Technology - I. Introduction: Technology in the light of military weaponry has been one of the growingly controversial issues that the world faces today. Among the top weapon types that have advanced greatly over the past recent years are nuclear, chemical and biological weaponry. Though the United States government and military has been enthusiastically involved in the evolution of these weapons, their enthusiasm dwindles when responsibility must be taken for the consequences that result. Consequences that are left unresolved or postponed only bring about more doubts and questions that all branch off of one basic issue: Is it ethical to continue the advancement of nuclear, chemical and biol...   [tags: Philosophy Ethics]
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Going to College while in the Military - A college education is an essential step towards a successful military career. To some enlisted members, continuing or starting a college education may seem difficult to do. My decision to continue a college education was easy. Being stationed at an Air Base for a year has given me an opportunity to do so without being sidetracked by some of life’s daily responsibilities. Since it is an unaccompanied tour and I have no choice but to live in dorms, going to college is much easier then back in the states....   [tags: Education Career]
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Military - Military Organizational Structure The Toad Military Organizational Structure Organization involves a intentional formalized structure of roles. People working together towards a common goal, but in specialized areas. The overall effectiveness of any particular association is directly proportional to the functioning of its members. As a firm increases in size the participants lose sight of the concept of teamwork. To maintain the competitive edge a corporation must remain flexible. To this end, varying styles of organizational structure have been implemented....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Military Career of George Washington - The Military Career of George Washington Most people today think of George Washington as the first President of the United States. Perhaps they may remember that he was also the commanding general of the Continental Army. However, George Washington had much experience in the military before the Revolutionary War. Because of his experience, he was ideal for the responsibility of leading the new nation to victory over the British. In 1752, George Washington was 20 years old. He had no military experience, but his brother Lawrence had served in the British militia and this motivated George to join up (George 74b)....   [tags: American America History]
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The Importance of Military Ethics in War - Military Ethics War has always been, and will always be, a necessary action perpetrated by the human race. There are many different reasons for war: rage, passion, greed, defense, and religion to name a few. When differences cannot be solved or compromised through mediation with an opposing party and anger burns with a fiery passion, war is the last remaining option. Obviously, the purpose of any war is to win. How are wars won. Perhaps if we were to ask a member of the Defense Department during the early stages of the war in Iraq, his answer might be, “To win this war we must force the enemy into submission by means of ethical warfare.” If we were to ask a marine in the Second World War w...   [tags: War, Army, marine, International Relations] 1073 words
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Should High School Students Join the Military? - ... Another factor that may affect the amount given is on the dependents of personnel. Life insurance is another big benefit that comes from joining the military. It is life insurance plan, bought from a life insurance company with a contract with the military. It is made affordable to all military personnel, and is usually a huge policy (Lankford). The money will go to the relative; the soldier has specified when he/she signed up for the health insurance. A food allowance is also given to soldiers each month....   [tags: benefits for their future, GI bill]
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Military - Thank God for our military A Soldier, a Sailor an Airman and a Marine got into an argument about which service was the greatest. The arguing became so heated that they eventually ended up killing each other. Soon, they found themselves at the Pearly Gates of Heaven They meet St Peter and decided that only he would be the ultimate source of truth and honesty, so they osked him: "St Peter which branch of the American Armed Forces is the best?" St. Peter instantly replied: "I can't answer that....   [tags: essays research papers] 1711 words
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Against Reinstating the Military Draft - Against Reinstating the Military Draft On July 1, 1973, Congress chose to end the draft in favor of an All Volunteer Army. According to "The Professional Bulletin of Army History, No. 27," the last man was drafted in December 1972 and reported for training in June 1973. Now, not only might the renewed military draft come back but also the age of compulsory service in the meat grinder might be extended from its former limit of 26 years up to 42 years of age. As Ken Adachi, the editor of ?Educate Yourself,....   [tags: essays research papers] 1512 words
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Military Death and the Families’ Reaction to Losing Their Loved Ones - ... A family may prefer that the death be kept private” (Retrieved from http://nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/military_grief_medical.pdf). The only way a family can stop these intrusions is if they push for the funeral to be private. The more public the event may be, may lead to more the bereaving family members to be harmed by words or conversations, they might witness others say about the way the individual died, or if this was a heroic death. When a solider dies, the family is notified by a uniform death envoy....   [tags: stages of grief, ambiguos loss]
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The Events That Changed Military Technology - Military technology and strategies have constantly evolved throughout history. However, within the last few centuries, the world has seen warfare evolve at such a rapid rate, that it seems no two wars are fought the same. With ever-changing technologies, soldiers’ duties and skills have had to adapt along with them. Yet, soldiers are not the only ones who have been affected by changes in warfare. With the emergence of the Napoleonic and World Wars, the people of a given country became involved in an effort known as a “total war.” As World War II came to an end though, the major powers in the world would never again get into a “total war.” All in all, many technological advances and tactics...   [tags: Technology Progress Innovation] 1656 words
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Combining Military Leadership With Civilian Management Work Ethics - Why do military trained personnel feel they have better work ethic than their civilian counterparts and vice versa. Peter D. Feaver (2001) fellow researcher of the international security program noted a statement by former Secretary of Defense William Cohen declared that a "chasm" is opening between the military and civilian worlds. Even though civilians have good work ethics, military personnel have the equally valuable yet different work ethics because of the training they received. A study, conducted by researchers at Princeton University, “found that while senior officials [of] the military services received higher evaluations from employees than their [civilian]non-service counterparts...   [tags: Ethics ]
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The Failure of an All-Volunteer Military, by Andrew J. Bacevich - “Failure of an All-Volunteer Military”, published in the Boston Globe in 2007, Andrew Bacevich argues that our all-volunteer military has failed, with his thesis, “Failure to correct those defects will only invite more Iraqs – unnecessary wars that once begun prove unwinnable.” He writes of how the all-volunteer military was created, the separation of society and the military, government losing the power to draft, and citizens losing their voice in “how the military is used.” He then writes, citizens feel no “obligation” to the military thereby will not join....   [tags: Defects, Consequences, Ribbons]
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Defense Department Directives and Uniform Code of Military Justice - There are multiple military directives and regulations that limit service members’ free speech rights. These are found within Defense Department Directives and Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Outside of the military, much of these restrictions would be allowed unconstitutional. However, courts tend to defer to the military’s courts, so these limitations have continued. Congress enacted the UCMJ in 1950. Listed in the UCMJ are the “Punitive Articles.” [8] This section includes four specifically criticized articles....   [tags: speech, rights, restrictions, code] 2632 words
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Rape within the Military as a Global Social Issue - ... The contact for this medical center, Lynn A. Repasky, LCSW can be reached for therapy services. Repasky holds two positions there as the MST Outpatient Coordinator Stress and Readjustment Therapist. VA New Jersey Health Care System is another VA support system located in the tri-state area. Risa Goldstein, PsyD can be reached at the VA New Jersey Health Care System in East Orange, New Jersey. Another kind of support group is The Art of Healing across the country in Riverside, California where different services can be found....   [tags: rapporteur, sexual abuse] 2054 words
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Military Service Should be Mandatory - Military Service Should be Mandatory Americans, especially baby boomers, should be ashamed of themselves. How can the world's richest population let its military go begging for recruits. Each year, the military services -- Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy -- establish recruiting goals to maintain adequate numbers of personnel. The numbers change annually depending on, among other factors, service needs, recruitment figures the year before and retention of current troops. Most informed folks are familiar with the sorry statistics, but let me repeat them for the record: The Air Force has a goal of 33,800 for this year; it expects to fall short by 1,700....   [tags: Papers] 812 words
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Direct Action in the Sahel Region of Africa: Military Aid - ... Unfortunately, these policies do not always prove effective. Approximately 19 million people are suffering from the famine in the Sahel (“The Sahel: Hungry” 1). Development agencies are somewhat responsible for this because they may fix a current problem; however, the agencies fail to prevent long-term famine. One of the main goals of development assistance is to prevent short term food and nutrition crises. These problems have escalated into extremely long-term conflicts, so the assistance the United States provides is failing (“USAID” 1)....   [tags: financing, governement, development] 1047 words
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Social Work and the Military - Social Work and the Military Social workers in all branches of the military are helping families and military personnel prepare for, and cope with, the hardships of war. They do so through a range of preventive and clinical services provided by the Veteran Administration with many different types of programs, including family-support and mental-health counseling. The mission statement of the VA Social Workers is to eliminate significant barriers to clients in need and offer interventions for veterans and families....   [tags: Veteran Services Army Essays Papers] 976 words
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The Evolution of Military Uniforms & its Impact on the Fashion World - ... While its trench coat designs have stayed watertight, the brand is not impervious to the rapid changes of fashion”(Foreman, Katya). The difference between the two brands success is that Burberry adapted the coat to keep up with changing designs to keep the coat in the spotlight. The trench coats main purpose of dealing with weather in the streets will always stay the same, but must be able to evolve with shifting expectations of the fashion industry. U.S. military uniforms have always symbolized our history as a country....   [tags: men, women clothing, royal navy] 2111 words
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Should the United States have Mandatory Military Conscription? - ... During the height of the war well over twelve percent of the entire United States population, 16 million out of 132 million, was in the military with a large portion of the civilian work force supporting the effort. Compare that to contemporary times with a total population of over 314 million where the military, less than 1.5 million, makes up far less than one half of one percent of the total population. The draft continued after World War II when President Truman recommended that Congress allow the 1940 Selective Training and Service Act expire and have the military return again to a volunteer force....   [tags: civil war, concent, volunteer]
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The Japanese Military Force During World War II - ... The stations were located close to the war zones so they were easy access to the soldiers and evidence has found that the comfort women were taken from countries all over. The women were confirmed to be from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, New Guinea, Burma and the southern Pacific islands. These women were forced, kidnapped, deceived, or sold to serve the sexual needs of the Japanese military. In the start of it all, the comfort women came mainly from Japan and from Japanese colonies in Korea and Taiwan....   [tags: china, sexual slavery, trafficking] 1243 words
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USA's Military Involvement in Korea - USA's Military Involvement in Korea The USA's military involvement in the Korean War is often seen as America's desire to defend democracy. This argument is often difficult to refute considering economically there was little to gain from Korea and there was a certain risk of coming into conflict with the USSR. Although there are factors which I will later explore that are indicative of there being another purpose to the Korean War, much of the evidence shows the USA's military involvement was driven by their fear of communism, which clearly went against their ideals and threatened democracy and their way of life....   [tags: American History, World History] 1157 words
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US Strategy in Fighting Terrorism With Military Force - With recent operations by the Pakistani military and drone attacks by the US, these safe-havens are being attacked, but they remain a major refuge for the Taliban and other insurgents. Complicating the matter are allegations of Pakistani Intelligence (ISI) support for the Taliban and Pakistani fears of Indian influence in Afghanistan. Recent US strategy in fighting terrorism with military force revolves around three central ideas – a counterinsurgency (COIN) philosophy recognizing the importance of civilians, covert operations and investigative work, and the use of drones....   [tags: Fighting Terrorism]
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High Security Military Base: Area 51 and Aliens - Located 90 miles north of Las Vegas sits a high-security military base widely known as Area 51. For decades people have had suspicions about whether or not alien life forms exist and if so, whether or not they are imprisoned at Area 51. This curiosity has been fueled by not only interest in extraterrestrials, but also reported sightings of foreign life forms not from planet Earth. The conspiracies, other life forms exist and are being kept at military base, have largely been fueled by the government’s involvement in nearly all reported sightings....   [tags: strange experiments, space, conspiracy]
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The Real Insurgency: Suicide Rates in the Military Ranks - ... NDI also found using a small group of 83 service members who committed suicide that 58 percent had never deployed. “ Despite universal access to health care services, mandatory suicide prevention training, and other preventive efforts, suicide has become one of the leading causes of death in the US military in recent years.1- 3 Suicide rates across the population of active-duty US military personnel began to increase sharply in 2005 from a baseline rate of 10.3 to 11.3 per 100 000 persons to a rate of 16.3 per 100 000 persons in 2008, with the highest rates among Marine Corps and Army personnel (19.9 and 19.3 per 100 000 persons).4 Since 2009, suicide rates among those on active-duty sta...   [tags: deployment, failed relationship with women]
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History of The U.S. Military - History of The U.S. Military The history of the United States military is a very prestige, brave, heroic, and memorable one at that. Starting on September 3, 1793 the United States was officially it’s own nation and it’s own military. At that time many other countries didn’t believe that we would succeed but, now we are one of the strongest, freest, and most prestige country to possible ever be developed. The technology that we had started off with just a simple musket that shot one bullet at an time and need to be reloaded after that....   [tags: essays research papers] 1195 words
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The Military Ruling vs. Political Parties in Egypt - The political cataclysms in the Arab world during 2011 have once and for all transformed the Middle East. Arab societies and polities do indeed have tight interconnections and share at least some important Characteristics. The longstanding structural problems and turbulence in Arab world is due to the lack of strong leadership and irresponsible, incompetent and irrational leaders. Furthermore, people took on the streets and protest due to the vast increases in the level of Poverty, persistently high unemployment, rampant corruption, internal regional inequalities, and deterioration of economic conditions....   [tags: president, crimal, arab] 2694 words
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