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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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The Changing Field of Military Mechanical Autonomy - ... Researchers depict unmanned frameworks today as being the place the horseless carriage was over at the turn of the most recent century. Head James A. Roy, the leader of the Air Force, says they are the comparable to the coming of the plane, while Bill Gates has contrasted apply autonomy today with where Pcs return in 1980. Undoubtedly, to the extent that they appear as though science fiction, such Packbots and Predators are just the original what might as well be called the Model T Ford or the Wright Brothers' flyer....   [tags: technology, unmanned, weapons] 835 words
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Joining the Military: A Life Changing Decision - ... Lowering the drinking age means that alcohol isn’t seen as the forbidden fruit, which would make fewer people tempted to try it raising the minimum age has decreased drunk driving, accidents, and alcohol related deaths in people younger than 21. People under 21 may not be mature enough to handle drinking and may be more at risk for behaviors like binge drinking and for addictions like alcoholism. Having laws in place that prohibit the selling of alcohol to minors gives the state a way to enforce limits, and provides natural consequences of drinking that may be punishable by law, discouraging underage drinking....   [tags: personal relfection] 1581 words
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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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Personal Experience On Leadership Styles in the Military - ... Many individuals join the military for financial reasons. They may be poor, uneducated, from small towns with few opportunities, or just looking for a way to pay for college. Generally they are young, inexperienced males, and they may not be accustomed to the idea that they may have to take orders or direction from a female, and certainly not from a minority female. She was able to handle all these issues seemingly effortlessly, and though I did not appreciate her capabilities fully at the time, as I look back on it now it becomes increasingly more impressive to me....   [tags: supervisor, job requirements] 2174 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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Military Brat: Moving around the World - ... Unable to afford a daily commute to the next district, I was sent to the hundred-person school up the road. After the events of September 11, 2001, my dad was recalled to the military to serve twelve months in Djibouti, Africa. Upon his return, he made the choice to return to the Army, and we were sent to Colorado. In the years that followed, my family was thrown back into the military life. This meant not seeing my dad much (only twenty-six out of the next sixty-seven months) and moving regularly....   [tags: life, school, travel, learn, home] 625 words
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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 - ... A tidal surge of up to 31 feet is possible depending on the lunar cycle and the sea bottom became mud flats when the tide receded.4 This meant that if the assault was timed without exact precision the landing craft, tanks and soldiers would be stuck in the mud in an open expanse. Also, the narrow sea wall opening provided a choke point for the naval vessels Paired with an almanac and an advance landing party that was there for recon of the mission they were able to discern that the ideal landing condition would only exist on 15 September 1950 with the next compatible condition available three weeks later....   [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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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History´s Greatest Military Captains - There are many qualities one requires to be a successful General, they can be divided into two categories as I see it: those of character, that is, personal leadership, and those of professional and tactical capacity. When it comes to command in the field, the first category is slightly more important than the second, although it is useless, of course, if separated from the second, and vice versa. Alexander III of Macedon and Hannibal of Carthage are considered among the greatest generals to have ever lived....   [tags: alexander, romans, creeks, persian] 1173 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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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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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: 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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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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