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The Japanese Military Force During World War II - By 1938 Japan had invaded much of China and had taken over Nanking killing more than 42,000 civilians. The Chinese government never surrendered completely, and the war continued on a lower scale until 1945. During World War II, the Japanese military forced women from various different countries to work as comfort women to the Japanese soldiers. Trafficking in women is a form of sexual slavery in which women are transported across national borders and sold for prostitution, sex tourism, or migrant workers....   [tags: china, sexual slavery, trafficking] 1243 words
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Corrective Action for Disrespecting Higher Ranking Military Personal - ... You should also not lose your military bearing in the work place, even if you mean it as a joke others may not, making you seem unprofessional in the work place. Respect is not only shown verbally, but also by one’s behaviors and actions. For example, if someone (be it a soldier or not) you respect asks you to do something—you should show him or her the respect they are asking for and do what they say. Don’t argue, just do it. In the Army this often comes into play on a daily basis. If someone you respect asks you to do something, you should do it immediately and without hesitation....   [tags: tact, professionalism, respect, disrespect] 1275 words
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Military Force in Thailand´s Political System - ... During the year 2000 to 2006, the Government under Thaksin Shinawatra is believed to be corrupted through several case of corruption in various projects and purchase of assets by the Prime Minister itself, Thaksin Shinawatra together with his Cabinet members. One of the famous corruption which closely associated with the Prime Minister family at that time is pertaining to the sold of their shares in the company Shin Corporation telecommunication to Temasek Holdings, an investment company of Singapore Government, with an amount of 1.9 Billion USD without paying the capital gain tax....   [tags: state, politics, leader, government] 803 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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The Hunt For Red October: Superb Military Reenactment - Tom Clancy, the master and creator of the military genre, wrote The Hunt for Red October. Clancy and his book have received many awards, such as Best Selling Author, and achieving honor of being a bestselling book over the course of four years. All the success he has now did not come easy, and since writing was not his first career choice, he also achieved success as an insurance salesman. Clancy dreamed of joining the Navy, mostly because of his father’s background in the armed forces, and from a young age dedicated everything he did towards doing so; such as, joining the ROTC program in his schools....   [tags: American Literature ]
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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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Military and Law Enforcement Justification and Implementation of Gender Roles - ... Well there are a few reasons, one of which is the high level of scrutiny and judgment women face when working in these environments, two would be the justification used by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Defense (DOD) that women are essential to the human race and should be preserved, and finally the belief that women can not deliver the same results as men. Women in the military and law enforcement often face a separate level of judgment that is rarely mentioned. Now with my own personal experiences working with the United States Coast Guard and my Local Police Department for about 5 years and counting I have seen the reality that so many people try to shy away fro...   [tags: singling out of women, stereotypes] 617 words
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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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Use of Private Military Companies (PMCs) in Africa - PMCs emerge in a history course as an inevitable result of the changing in world structure and technology development. This critical review examines Anna Leander’s article on the paradox of implementing private military companies (PMCs) in Africa. The central issue is how security can be influenced by the using of PMCs. Building on Leander’s argument, this review argues that PMC is a double-edged sword that can be used to provide security as well as to stir insecurity. The blurred public and private lines and ambiguous regulations of PMCs cannot be neglect thus the use of PMC forces need stronger regulation and a better system of cooperation with other national or international actors....   [tags: Providing Security in Africa] 1158 words
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Behavioral Health Problems of Children of Military Offices - Throughout the years of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, we have seen the media coverage of newly deployed soldiers and returning the faces of children and spouses left at home heartbreaking meeting and happy when returning soldiers. Many military parents have experienced multiple deployments and expanded over the last decade, but only recently has attention turned to the effects on children whose parents are deployed. Recent studies indicate that children of military families with a deployed parent is under stress, causing an increase in visits to pediatric care for anxiety, behavioral disorders and other mental health problems (Chandra, Lara-Cinisomo, Jaycox, et al, 2010;...   [tags: Stress, Social Work] 1025 words
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Impact of Irish Culture on U.S. Military Operations - Thesis: Understanding the ideology of a nation’s way of life is fundamental to successful military operations. Ireland has endured fighting, famine, and struggle for centuries, making the people of Ireland both tough and rugged. Era after era of invasions of Ireland created a culture that is resilient, comprehends survival, and fully understands guerrilla warfare. 1. The meaning of culture. 2. Major characteristics that define Irish culture. a) Geographic location, background/origin, and religion b) Infrastructure and terrain c) Social normality –Hard people from a harsh environment d) Economic factors –Trade: early/modern trade and current state e) Political repute –Similarity to U.S....   [tags: guerilla fighters]
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Counterterrorism Techniques: Diplomatic Initiatives vs. Military Force - 3. When it comes to counterterrorism, some critics argue that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may prove to be far more effective than using military force in countering and reducing the popularity of terrorist groups like al Qaeda in Muslim countries. Do you agree or disagree and why. Debate over formulating appropriate responses to terrorism has raged for many years. In the case of extremist groups such as Al Qaeda and their operations in the Muslim world, many critics have argued that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may contribute more to a long-term solution than the application of military force ever could....   [tags: Terrorism] 1400 words
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Stonewall Jackson the Great U.S. Military Figure - ... Cummins had been known for his partying and drinking habits. Because of this, many people believe Stonewall was affected negatively. In reality, Cummins pushed a strong work ethic on Stonewall. Cummins led Stonewall into a difficult, hard nosed farm life. As Stonewall grew, his previously taught work ethic played key roles in his life. Because of this strong work ethic, we now know Stonewall Jackson as an outstanding military leader led gave a military leadership to the Confederacy during the American Civil War....   [tags: american civil war, respectable man] 633 words
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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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Who is Responsible for Military Robots’ Lethal Actions? - I) Introduction Robotic technology has enabled the US military to use autonomous robots (or unmanned systems, UMS) in modern warfare. In the war with Iraq, the US military sent 12000 ground robots at the end of 2008 (P. W. Singer). One of the most popular robots used in Iraq is the iRobot Packbot, an unmanned ground vehicle, which is capable of detecting and destroying improvised explosive devices. Exploiting robots in warfare can save lives of many human soldiers. Moreover, robots are faster, have longer endurance, high precision and immunity to chemical and biological weapons (Ronald Arkin).In the National Defense Act of 2001 the U.S....   [tags: Killer Robots Ethics]
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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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Julius Caesar: The Greatest Military Mind in History - ... He constantly outmaneuvered and defeat his enemies which earned him the title as one of the greatest military minds in history. Julius Caesar also earned the respect he deserved from his soldiers when he fought on foot with his army against the Roman enemies. By doing that, Julius Caesar showed that he cares enough about his people that he will not only make successful plans for them, but fight with them too. Through out his military career, he gained more land for the Roman Republic to grow....   [tags: roman republic, power] 993 words
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How Do Military Hilitorians Explain War? - How do military historians explain war. To answer a question like this, one must look to the scholarship. However, works alone cannot explain the total scope of war, which means that historians take from the scholarship, and input what they deem necessary to the explanation of war. The Western experiences of war shaped the outcome of further study into warfare. Authors like Victor Davis Hanson, John Lynn, John Keegan, Martin van Creveld, and Niall Ferguson explain in detail to what extent the Western way of war is superior to any other....   [tags: History War]
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The Military Commander in Othello - The Military Commander in Othello         The character of the general in William Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello is quite noble, although plagued by the shortcoming or weakness of gullibility. Let us in this essay look at all the features, both good and bad. of this ill-fated hero.   David Bevington in William Shakespeare: Four Tragedies describes many fine virtues which reside within the general:   Othello’s blackness, like that of the natives dwelling in heathen lands, could betoken to Elizabethan audiences an innocent proneness to accept Christianity, and Othello is one who has already embraced the Christian faith....   [tags: Othello essays]
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Successful Military Operations: Operation Desert Storm - Desert Storm, one of the most successful military ops in military history. They went in and went down to business then gone out just like every other mission should be done. Despite its brutality this Op could be decided as a U.S. victory. Desert Storm all started with the Gulf war. The gulf war was started by two Eastern countries who always seem to fight over all of the little things in life that may or may not be true. It all started on the 17th of July in the year of 1990 when Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein thought that the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait of flooding the worlds oil industry....   [tags: iraq, kuwait, saddam] 1222 words
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Patrolling the Gulf - Old photos of sheiks in Mirages and F-16s adorn the marble hallways of the Armed Forces Officers Club and Hotel, the venue for the Gulf C4ISR conference. At the military’s General Headquarters in downtown Abu Dhabi, a newer trend is playing out. The U.A.E. is attempting to knit its fractious military networks into a seamless, modern network so the country’s commanders can apply its warplanes and troops faster and more effectively. Much of the military terminology and doctrine behind this effort would be familiar to military intelligence experts in NATO, the U.K....   [tags: Military] 807 words
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The Marine Corps - November 10, 1775, is revered as being the Marine Corps birthday, and its birthplace being at Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern, to establish two battalions of Continental Marines, under the command of Cpt. Samuel Nicholas, as an amphibious fighting force who would later in March of 1776, participate in their first foreign raid, in the Bahamas (www.globalsecurity.org ). After the Treaty of Paris was signed, and the American Revolution came to an end, the Continental Marines disbanded, and were re-established on July 11, 1798, as the United States Marine Corps....   [tags: Military] 1939 words
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Network Centric Warfare - INTRODUCTION 1. ‘Warfare takes on the characteristics of its age’. Network Centric Operations are therefore the military response to the Information Age. Network Centric Warfare can be concisely defined as the concept of linking all aspects of warfighting into a shared situation awareness and understanding of command intent so as to achieve a unity and synchronicity of effects that multiplies the combat power of military forces. Network-centric operations are military operations across the spectrum of conflict from peace, to crisis, to war to which the concepts and capabilities of Network Centric Warfare have been applied (US DoD report, 2006)....   [tags: Military]
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Military steps up recruitment - Breaking It Down: Military Steps up Recruitment This article focuses mainly on the problems that the military is having today on recruiting young men and women. For the last few months, both the Army and the Marines have been down in their numbers. The military now is trying everything they can do in order to get people to join the service. The armed forces alone have spent over $4 billion dollars in advertisements to get young people to join. They do this by talking at schools, handing out free merchandise, and even give out free video games that simulate actual training....   [tags: essays research papers] 532 words
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Combat Operations Success - During combat operations, success can take on many definitions. Seizing the objective, destroying the enemy or defending the hill are all examples of military operations that are assigned a task and purpose that must be completed. Within each task could lay hidden problems that must be identified and mitigated to facilitate mission accomplishment. Should a problem be misinterpreted or ignored, mission failure coupled with unwarranted friendly casualties will be the inevitable outcome. Of the six lessons in the C100 block of instruction, I consider the discussion on critical reasoning and problem solving to be the most career shaping discussion....   [tags: Military] 1444 words
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U.S. Military's Nuclear Technology - U.S. Military's Nuclear Technology Albert Einstein once said, “The splitting of the atom has changed everything save our mode of thinking and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe”.It is a very true statement.Since the discovery of nuclear technology there have been many different usages of this powerful, dangerous, and destructive energy source.The US is one of the most powerful military forces of the world.Part of that reason is because of its nuclear technology and capabilities.Also, the amount of nuclear weapons and equipment far out numbers those of most competing countries.On top of that the military’s ease of nuclear weapons deployment to any target in the world also makes it...   [tags: Essays Papers] 840 words
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Abuse of Authority - If Soldiers and leaders adhered to the Army Values and the Leadership Requirements Model, many ethical dilemmas that Noncommissioned Officers face on a daily basis would not occur. In the Army today, Soldiers constantly discuss values and leadership, unfortunately not everyone takes them seriously. The abuse of authority and command influence sometimes displayed by leaders puts subordinates into ethical dilemmas. Often, command influence will challenge the Loyalty, Duty, Respect, and Honor values that a leader attempts to live by....   [tags: Military]
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Iraq - military campaign - Abstract 1 1. Introduction 2 2. Past experience 2 3. Diplomatic problems 2 4. Concept of Operation 3 5. The campaign 3 5.1. Air power 4 5.2. Ground operations and special forces 5 5.3. Iraqi strategy and tactics 5 6. Intelligence 6 7. Psychological operations 6 8. Public relations 6 9. Technology 6 10. Casualties 7 11. Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) 7 12. Conclusion 7 13. References: 8 14. Glossary of terms 9 1. warfare 9 2....   [tags: essays research papers] 3398 words
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China's Military Takeover Plan - China's Military Takeover Plan There has been a lot of confusion over who has shown there true colors during the Iraqi crisis. France has basically said they hate the US. Russia, has shown us that she is no longer even a distant "friend". And then there is China. One of the most populated places on earth with the biggest military in the world. What have they said about the war. They have stayed out of things in order to look like they have no part in any of the world affairs. That, is just a cover up....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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Military Governments - Military Governments Military governments have been around since the days of feudalism. It is the oldest and most common political state. According to Shively, a military government is one in which a group of officers use their troops to take over the governmental apparatus and run it themselves. Military governments are usually weak in appeasing the masses for they are known to be brutal and power hungry and are also rather fragile, both internally and externally. In its primitive state, existing as feudalism, the high ranking officials/nobility and the military itself was composed solely of the elite ruling class....   [tags: essays research papers] 1122 words
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Military Education - Military Education The term education can be interpreted in more ways than one. Some would say education involves sitting through lectures and learning grammar and arithmetic. Defining education is very difficult and everyone has a different opinion, however the criterion, training in a specific skill, knowledge, and thinking for yourself accurately describes education. Because military training satisfies the criterion it can be classified as a valid form of education. Training in specific skills is quite possibly the main focus of the military today....   [tags: essays papers] 1096 words
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Military Technology - Military Technology      Technology in the military has greatly increased strength and eased the ranking among world powers and effected the development of new military weapons. The term “Survival of the fittest” means that the strong will succeed but the meek will not, this is the case with military technology. The U.S. has the best technology in the world, therefore we are the highest military power.      Technology is a very important part of warfare. Technology is driven by the military. The army's race during the cold war, spawned some of the greatest technical achievements in human history....   [tags: Technological Research Persuasive Essays] 2328 words
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Military Policy - POLSCI 111 Gerard Chretien Introduction to American Government May 15, 2001 MILITARY DEFENSE POLICY Dear Mr. President, As a proud American and veteran of our great armed forces, I strongly advocate that you initiate a new policy regarding the maintenance and strategic welfare of our nations forces. The current conditions of our military are not in sync with the needs of the 21st century challenges and objectives. There is numerous issues that need to be addressed such as: new weapon development, increase in pay, consolidation of various programs, review of oversea deployment policy and so forth....   [tags: essays research papers] 542 words
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Military, Army and War - Military Down Sizing and the Fall of a Great Nation - Military Down Sizing:  The Possible Fall of a Great Nation     America is one the most powerful nations in the world.  Being a strong nation includes having a strong military as well as economy.  As one can observe, the U. S. economy is growing by leaps and bounds.  However, the military is being down sized, and if we do not do something about it, it will continue to be down sized until we have an armed force that will no longer be capable of protecting this great nation.  Not only will this down sizing affect our ability to protect ourselves, it will also cause a substantial loss in economic strength and power abroad.  Because military down sizing lessens our power abroad, opens the Unit...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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military supply chain - Considering that the military’s logistical structure hasn’t had a major improvement in over 60 years, the idea of streamlining and consolidating systems would be a welcome and much needed change. I currently work in the ammunition field for the U.S. Army and have done so for the past 18 years. The changes that the Marines are beginning to implement will help to free up resources and cut funds that could be used for other projects. With the attacks of 9-11, many of the military logisticians realized that we were not finished with what we had begun in 1991....   [tags: essays research papers] 1297 words
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Military Anthrax Vaccination - Since the end of the Persian Gulf War, the United States along with the United Nations has struggled with Saddam Hussein to locate his “weapons of mass destruction”. Saddam’s persistence and dubious manner towards the United States military has raised concern for military protection. To combat biological threats, Secretary of Defense William Cohen implemented a mandatory military wide vaccination of all military members. Since the inception of the program, the program has been the subject of criticism by military members, Veteran Associations, Doctors, and many Senators on Capital Hill....   [tags: Papers] 1175 words
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The Military Draft is Against the US Constitution - The Military Draft is Against the US Constitution The military draft has been a controversial topic for many years in American society. The idea of a military draft has drastically changed between World War II and the Vietnam War. During the times of World War II, military service and draft was widely accepted by many Americans. During the World War II era, citizens felt that they had an “unlimited liability to perform military service when required by the state” (James 2). But as time progressed, military service and draft in the Vietnam War, constructed many doubts amongst many Americans....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Charles' Military Success - Charles' Military Success Many historians argue that the single biggest factor contributing to Charles's military success was by his own skilled and ingenious leadership. Whereas there were also other arguments of what might have contributed to Charles's military success. One of the arguments that could be argued is that Charles had superior resources compared to his enemies, which may be argued by some historians. Whereas other historians may argue that the weaknesses of Charles's enemies, lead to his military success....   [tags: Papers] 2794 words
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Military Justice System in the United States - When one joins the United States military, one becomes subject to a completely new justice system. While the primary purpose of the United States justice system is to dispense "justice," that is not the primary reason for the creation of a separate justice system for America's Armed Forces. The primary purpose of the military's system is to provide the military commander with necessary tools to enforce good order and discipline. That's why, for example, it's not considered a "crime" to be late for work at your civilian job, but it is a "crime" to be late for work in the Military....   [tags: Law]
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The Battle of the Somme as a Great Military Tragedy - The Battle of the Somme as a Great Military Tragedy The Battle of the Somme is regarded as such a great military tragedy for several reasons. -------------------------------------------------------------------- On the date of July 1st 1916 at 7:30am British and French soldiers left their trenches and advanced towards the German front line. These soldiers were extremely confident in their attack and were told to walk to the German line. They were clearly instructed not to charge because everybody was so confident that they would knock over the Germans and seize their lines....   [tags: Papers] 646 words
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Prussian Military Reforms - Innovation and Evolution: Prussian Military Reforms of the 19th Century The concept of war as a static and unchanging occurrence is an outdated and dangerous miscalculation. More accurately, war is a fluidic, evolving and shifting phenomenon constantly reinventing itself, rendering stagnant, inflexible principles potentially disastrous. Consequently, as students of war and future players in this transforming theatre, the study of eras of significant development is an extremely relevant pursuit....   [tags: European History] 2277 words
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The Lords of Discipline - Life in a Military Academy - The Lords of Discipline - Life in a Military Academy      To the average person, school is a place to learn where one may speak their mind freely, yet stay orderly through a light set of values and order. In The Lords of Discipline, we learn of a different type of school. The Institute is a military academy with rigorous mental and physical standards, and very straight-forward and rigid policies. What is learned at the Institute is to stay loyal to your classmates. The upperclassmen do their best to keep this primary rule imbedded in the minds of the plebe’s....   [tags: essays research papers] 516 words
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Military Tactics used by the USA and the Vietcong - Military Tactics used by the USA and the Vietcong The USA was a richer 1st world country than Vietnam, meaning it was better equipped for a military attacks. It had: more and better weapons; better access to well trained soldiers; a good military understanding; good transportation and was generally better equipped for traditional styles of warfare. Vietnam was a 3rd world country. It had: limited access to weapons; few funds to train soldiers and a poorer military understanding....   [tags: Papers] 982 words
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Confidential- Military Report - Confidential- Military Report Subject: The war. Date: December 1914 To Prime Minister Asquith I am writing to inform you about the events that have taken place on the Western Front. As you know, the war has been taking place for sometime now, but im going to tell you the events that have happened during August and December 1914. As you may know our army has had to work around a few of the other countrys plans. The Schlieffen plan has been one of the main plans that has happened....   [tags: Papers] 683 words
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Military Achievements of the British at the Battle of the Somme - Military Achievements of the British at the Battle of the Somme Post-war British folklore has deemed the Battle of the Somme a military catastrophe of the greatest kind. The image of the reckless slaughter of British troops on July 1st 1916 and the idea of "Lions being led by Donkeys"1 to their fate, which compromised of death is what resides in the minds of most regarding the Battle of the Somme. If at all a victory, it would have been classed as a 'Phyrric Victory'. On the surface it seems that very little land was gained over an extensive battle at the cost of many lives....   [tags: Papers] 550 words
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Racism in the British Military in Rich Relations - Being a Negro in Great Britain was not too much different than being a negroe in the U.S. north of the Mason Dixon line. In the U.S. blacks were at the bottom of the social barrel. Although they had been given the right to vote by the 15th Amendment, literacy tests and poll taxes were still being practiced as a method to keep blacks from voting (this happened mainly in the South). In the U.S. Army blacks were "second class citizens" (81). Forming only 1.5% of the Army and 2.3% of the Navy, blacks were all together barred from even joining the Air Corps ....   [tags: European History] 927 words
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Victorian Military: Rising Through the Ranks - Victorian Military: Rising Through the Ranks The British military was involved in some form of combat consecutively from 1837 to 1901. Consequently, military was a vital part of the life of a soldier or a young man looking to join the military profession. In order to join as an officer, a man had to purchase his position. However, those who entered as common soldiers could join for free. These men, however, were seen as the “lowest of the low.” If a man hoped to maintain his status in the military as well as society, he must first purchase his commission....   [tags: Victorian Era]
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The Historical Background of Prussia's Unique Military - The Historical Background of Prussia's Unique Military Prussia was unique in that, more than in any other country, the army developed a life of its own, almost independent of the life of the state. The distinctive military history of Prussia was developed early on it its history from the origins of the Teutonic knights and brought to a level of perfection throughout the reigns of Frederick William the Great Elector, Frederick William I and Frederick II. These gifted strategists due to their individual history and the accomplishments of the previous generation achieved military innovations....   [tags: Papers] 1494 words
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Napoleon Bonaparte and His Military Tactics - Napoleon Bonaparte and His Military Tactics Although he inspired new social, economic, and political ideas, Napoleon Bonaparte is better known for his military tactics. Even today, his battle plans are used and studied by many in the military. Napoleon, who started out as an extremely short and wimpy foreigner who rose to become Emperor of France, died in 1821 at St. Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic. He was fifty-two years old. Th cause is uncertain: either he was poisoned or he died of a stomach ailment....   [tags: Papers] 467 words
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The International Military Tribunal for the Far East - The International Military Tribunal for the Far East "Before assembling here today the Members of the Tribunal signed a joint affirmation to administer justice according to law, without fear, favor or affection. We fully appreciate the great responsibility resting upon us. There has been no more important criminal trial in all history. Certainly we are not a Senate or a House of Peers met for the impeachment of a Verrus or a Hastings, but a court of our respective countries. On the other hand the accused before us were no mere provincial governors, but for more than a decade were the leaders of Japan at the height of her power and prosperity....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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Battle of the Somme as a Great Military Tragedy - Battle of the Somme as a Great Military Tragedy The Chamber's Dictionary defines a 'tragedy' as any sad story or turn of events, any event involving death or killing that can be avoided. The battle of the Somme is regarded as a great military tragedy, because of the enormous amount of deaths and tragedies. In just the first day of fighting, almost 60,000 British soldiers were killed. By the end of the battle, 400,000 British lives were lost. But what were all these lives lost for....   [tags: Papers] 515 words
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