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Stability and Support Operations in Vietnam - Introduction Stability and Support Operations (SASO) covers a wide variety of missions performed by the United States military. According to DoD Instruction 3000.05, “Stability operations are a core U.S. military mission that the Department of Defense shall be prepared to conduct with proficiency equivalent to combat operations”.1 The military has evolved from an “either-or” point-of-view, to an all inclusive method of conducting operations.2 Prior to the Vietnam War, “There was no organization in the United States government trained and equipped to perform this mission, and little incentive for existing institutions to adapt to meet the need for such an organization even if that need had b...   [tags: Military History]
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Taking Care of All Whose Service Places Them in Harm’s Way - As Americans we all take jobs to support us from eighteen till the time we die; a job that gives a pension or a retirement plan for enjoying the golden years. Among those receiving retirement benefits are U.S Armed Forces veterans. However, these veterans who have fought for American freedom, the American dream that founded this great nation, are being cheated of their retirement benefits. Though the benefits are making progress in the past couple of years, it is slow and full of bylaws and prerequisites that are not clearly stated to veterans....   [tags: Military Issues]
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Social and Economic Aspects of Transition to Professional Army in the USA - As one of the most effective military instruments used for intensifying of the political and military influence abroad, mainly in the countries of "the third world”, the American management surveys forces of special operations. By definition of representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the USA, forces of special operations (CCO) the American armed forces represent specially framed, trained and equipped formations of land forces, the Air Forces and the Naval Forces intended for the decision of specific problems in interests of achievement of the military, political, economic and psychological purposes in territories, belonging or grasped by the foreign states, and in geographical district...   [tags: U.S. Military]
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The Use and Necessity of the Atomic Bomb in World War II - Part A – Plan of Investigation This investigation focuses on the use and necessity of the atomic bomb in World War II. To what extent did the atomic bomb dropped by the United States during World War II save lives. This will be investigated using websites, books, military accounts, and newspaper articles. Military calculations of what potentially could have happened had the United States invaded Japan instead of dropping the bomb will be researched. Also, information from the Manhattan Project, reinterpretations of the event, and military strategies of several countries will be used....   [tags: Military History]
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Life in the Navy: Past and Present - Lieutenant Willis Steward Keith, the last captain of the Caine, says, “Every hour spent on the Caine was a great hour in all our lives –– if you don’t think so now you will later on, more and more” in Herman Wouk’s novel, The Caine Mutiny (526-527). This novel is the story of the life of a young man, Willie Keith, and his career in the United States Navy. The novel is set during World War II, a time of great struggle and hardship for Americans. The life of a naval officer in the World War II era, as portrayed in The Caine Mutiny, had many hardships, some similar to those experienced by present-day naval officers and some different....   [tags: Military History]
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Modern Warfare Tactics From Romans and Greeks - ... Another strategies included: The combat formation used by the Greeks and Romans was called the phalanx. This involved the soldiers standing side by side in lines. Just before contact with the enemy, the soldiers moved in close together so that each man's shield helped to protect the man on his left.The tortoise, or Testudo, which was an essential part of the defensive formation, by which the legionaries would hold their shields overhead, except for the front rows, which created a kind of shell-like armor shielding them against missiles from the front or above....   [tags: Strategy, Military] 878 words
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Physical Training and the US Coast Guard - The U.S. Coast Guard is the only military service in the United States armed forces that does not require mandatory physical fitness training and physical fitness testing for all of their members. Because of this fact, there is a huge divide between those in favor of mandating physical fitness training and testing and those against it. Anecdotally, someone could conclude that without mandatory physical fitness training and testing your force’s fitness and weight compliance levels are going to be negatively impacted....   [tags: Military Science]
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Divisive, But Effectual: Reinstating the Draft - Ever since World War II, the last war that garnered full American support, the percentage of American citizens enrolling in the U.S. Army has diminished significantly. The U.S. is a major military power in the present world; American soldiers are engaged in many multi-theater positions, consequently dispersing troops over various regions worldwide. As only one in ten citizens has served in the US Army, American knowledge of military conditions is rapidly lessening along with the national harmony that complements such knowledge....   [tags: Military History]
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The Use of Helicopters for the Primary Purpose of Air Ambulances in World War II - Introduction In this paper we will discuss the first documented use of helicopters for the primary purpose of Air Ambulances in World War II. During 1943, the United States, British Commonwealth and the Chinese faced the armies of Japan, Thailand and Indian National Army. The Burmese Independent Army started off on the Japanese side, but later switched sides fighting with the allied forces. Under the control of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the United States made a decision to support the Chinese during the war with aircraft.1 With Japan controlling much of the Chinese territory, the main supply route for the Chinese was thru the Burma Road....   [tags: Military History]
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Global Impact of U.S. Defense Budget Cuts - The Unites States economy has been a subject of debate for as long as American politics have existed, however it has never been as closely scrutinized as it is in these times. As the global economy becomes more boundless, actions taken to adjust our economy are felt as ripple effects world-wide, or even as a tidal wave. With a current and future prediction of austere budget environments in the U.S. for the foreseeable future, we must examine the global impact of our internal budget decisions. Undeniably, even with the most careful considerations given, there will be unintended consequences that were not thoughtfully considered....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy - Today’s military is a unique force in my opinion. What makes the US Military so unique is that we have an all volunteer force. With that volunteer force there are rules and regulations that need to be followed because serving our country is a privilege. The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy is claiming that even though it may be considered an infringement on human rights and freedom of expression, it protects the rights of the rest of the military and opens a loophole for gay men and women to serve in the armed forces....   [tags: US Military]
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US Security Strategy for World Peace - After two World Wars (WW I and II) and the cold War, United States took the superpower of the world. “United States has more power inthe world than any other state, and by a substantial margin”, (Posen, 2003, p.5), yet America had been faced with global conflicts and wars although not in large scale, similar to that of the first two world wars. Although world sees United States as policeman and superpower country around the globe, U.S sometimes face critical oppositions, resistant and proxy wars around the world....   [tags: Military Outposts, American Military History]
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Pubic Affairs: A Strategic Communication Force Multiplier - INTRODUCTION As the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, it is surprising and somewhat disconcerting that the United States is still struggling with how to employ strategic communication (SC). Many believe the main reason the US is losing the global war of ideas and the war on terror itself is directly related to its inability to effectively communicate and XX. Making gains in the war on terror will not come from kinetic actions alone. “In order to be successful, it’s important for our messages to be coordinated – quick and credible....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Training For Combat Over The Last Decade - Introduction This paper will describe how the United States Army has changed training over the last decade of war and why it is important that our doctrine should reflect the changes. As leaders we should continue to develop ourselves in order to develop competent and confident subordinates. Leaders who are physical and mentally fit will have a positive effect on the unit. While maintaining the skills they have learned from past experiences in order to prepare for future conflicts....   [tags: Military Science]
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The Impact of Technology on Wars - North Korea might have nuclear weapons but the U.S. cannot simply go in and take them out. We are in a very different time now. A small country can be defiant to a super power. Options of effective military strategies are very limited because nuclear weapon makes any possible war with North Korea an annihilation game. Past wars in history often drop us clues of what might be coming in the future. There is value in re-studying one of two major world wars in the last 100 years. We can gain new insights by looking at it from a different perspective....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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YESTERDAY’S LAWS, TOMORROW’S TECHNOLOGY: THE LAWS OF WAR AND UNMANNED WARFARE - I. INTRODUCTION On a winter’s afternoon in February 2002, three men ascended a mountain near the Afghan city of Khost. Standing outside a series of caves, the men appeared to be talking. At 5’11”, Daraz Khan was the tallest of the three and may have been treated with a degree of deference by the other two. What the men talked about, or whether Khan was actually acting in some sort of leadership capacity, we will never know. As the men talked, a Predator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) observed their activities from the skies....   [tags: Military Technology]
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The Support of Air Defense in Desert Shield and Desert Storm - In Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Iraqi forces fired 93 Scud missiles at coalition forces in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. (Rostker) Air Defense Artillery (ADA) played an immensely significant role in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with units from 11th Brigade Air Defense Artillery and the 32d Air Defense Command rapidly deploying into theater. The effectiveness of the units and their roles in fighting this war proved that Air Defense Artillery was critical to the success of the campaign....   [tags: Military History]
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Ethical Considerations for Improving Army Enlisted Professional Education and Evaluation - After more than ten years of persistent counterinsurgency (COIN) conflict and multiple simultaneous responses to several natural disasters, the United States Army is at a crossroads regarding professional education for its officers and enlisted force. Considering overseas contingency operations in Iraq are due to conclude in December 2011 and by 2014 for Afghanistan, it is plausible that strategic planners are considering the future make-up of what will constitute the Total Army Force to include new educational criteria for what could be a smaller force than was needed for present day operations....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Women's Efforts During World War II: Women Airforce Service Pilots - “Women pilots… are a weapon waiting to be used.” Eleanor Roosevelt said this statement during her “My Day” speech on September 1, 1942 in order to promote the use of women pilots in the Second World War. She was supporting the women by saying that if they could pass the same tests as their fellow men pilots, then they should be given the same opportunity to join in noncombat service. During World War II, women had to rise to the occasion in order to help their country in a time of desperate need....   [tags: Military History ]
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MG Hancock’s Division at the Battle of Fredericksburg - MG Hancock’s Division at the Battle of Fredericksburg Introduction of the battle of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg was the meeting place of the Armies of the Potomac and of Northern Virginia because of political pressure for the Union to achieve a decisive military victory. Winfield Scott’s Anaconda plan, which would have strangled the Confederacy into surrender through economic warfare, was overshadowed by impatience in Washington D.C., and by the aspirations of officers who were students of the grand Napoleonic victories that occurred less than a century prior....   [tags: Military History]
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What Were the Effects of the Rifle? - The rifle was an extremely effective advancement in military history. The rifle has been used for centuries because of its effectiveness, shooting bullets straight and accurate because of the aerodynamics and physics of the spiral motion with the bullet. What makes the rifle a rifle and much better than a musket, is the fact that it has rifling throughout the barrel of the gun. Rifling is a system of spiral grooves in the surface of the bore of a gun causing a projectile when fired to rotate about its longer axis (Merriam-Webster)....   [tags: Military History]
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The Effect of the Battle at Antietam - The Effect of the Battle at Antietam The effects of the bloodiest battle in American military history spread all over the world; however, the resulting Emancipation Proclamation, in particular, had an enormous impact on Britain’s decision to not recognize the Confederacy as a nation. During a low point for the Union, the birth of this pivotal piece of anti-slavery legislation from the Battle at Antietam helped deter Britain from intervening. The Battle at Antietam and the resulting Proclamation were colossal victories for the Union as they discouraged the intervention of the British, preventing potential war between the United States and Great Britain....   [tags: Military History]
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Russian Strategic Submarine Force – Nuclear Deterrence with Uncertainty - Lurking the depths of international waters, there are strategic ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) waiting to carry out national-level orders to deliver nuclear destruction of adversary targets. Until that chilling moment comes, SSBNs remain five (soon to be six) nations’ most-survivable strategic deterrence delivery platforms. Their role is as much about deterring a nuclear attack as actually carrying out such a launch mission. SSBNs found their place in the Russian strategic triad early in the Cold War, yet today their operational readiness (and role as a deterrent) appears threatened – from their own nation....   [tags: Russian Military] 829 words
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The United States Marine Corps - Wars have many battles. However, battles do not always lead to war. Marines courageously serve in our nations wars. Their ability to win battles allows our nations to deal with threats quickly without making the situation more dangerous than it already is. Since the year of 1775 the Marines have been the number one branch of the military called upon first. Their ability to execute the most rapid, effective, and efficient military response to disputes anywhere in the world, makes them one of the most respected branches of the military....   [tags: history, military]
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The Battle of the Coral Sea - Introduction In the spring of 1942 the U.S. Navy and Japanese Imperial Fleet engaged in battle at sea on more than one occasion. The Battle of Coral Sea, however, was the first time that these too forces would engage one another at sea using only aircraft. This will be the first battle in history where ships from both sides would never see the other like most conventional naval battles; this one will be fought entirely by aircraft. History In the morning hours of December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked the Hawaiian islands at Pearl Harbor....   [tags: Military History ]
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American Technological Advancements of the Civil War - American Technological Advancements of the Civil War The Civil War had many large technological advancements that would greatly evolve warfare. The war introduced the first ironclad ships, the first repeating rifles and carbines, and the first metallic rifle and pistol cartridges. The military didn't solely rely on this new technology, however. Older weapons and other tools were still trusted, such as paper cartridges and smoothbore muskets. Before 1860, the government of the United States provided little interest or encouragement in the inventions of various ordinance experts....   [tags: Military History ]
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Rise of Air Power in World War One - At the 1899 Hague Peace Conference, it was declared that any combat from aircraft would be considered a war crime. (Eyffinger 227) Merely 20 years later, World War One had seen the daily use of airplanes and pilots for unyielding combat. While slow at first, the recognition of the power of aircraft was quick as the Great War started. Out of all countries involved in the war, Germany had the deepest trust in their aircraft, and this would shortly be to their advantage. Whereas numerous air forces were by now in working condition, the fighting usage of airplanes was minimal....   [tags: Military History]
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The Doctrinal Philosophy of War - The Battle of Kasserine Pass was an engagement that came about during WWII, had a number of encounters that came about around the Kasserine Pass, which was a gap that was the width of about two miles in the Atlas Mountains. The German Panzer Army was lead by Field Marshal Edwin Rommel a highly revered commander in the German Army. Rommel considered his movement north through Tunisia making his attack through the Kasserine Pass meeting the U.S. Corps main strength head on at Tebesssa. Rommel might gain very important provisions from the U.S....   [tags: Military Science] 1500 words
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The Geneva Conventions and Modern War - In 1864 the Geneva Conventions were created during a conference in Geneva Switzerland, and were immediately ratified by twelve countries. Now there are one hundred and ninety four countries that have signed and ratified the conventions (ICRC 1 – 6). The Geneva Conventions set the standards in international law for the humanitarian treatment of the victims of war. There are four conventions in total, and all of which deal with a different aspect of war. The first Geneva Convention, which deals with the treatment of wounded and sick soldiers on the field during times of war, was put into effect in 1864....   [tags: Military History]
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The Development of the Machine Gun - Introduction Machine guns are designed to be fully automatic weaponry which can eject successive rounds of ammunition rapidly. The term is generally used to describe the non-automatic firearms which have been modified to operate like an automatic rifle. Over the years, the machine gun has seen major improvements that now make it a weapon of choice in many warfare and security operations. Over the years, there have been different brand names given to the modified machine guns. The use of the ammunition belt to feed the rounds into the gun makes the gun light and thus can be hand held or held on a stand while in use (Fowler et al....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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Humanitarian Intervention, NATO and International Law - Much recent discourse surrounding humanitarian intervention has focused on the responsibility to protect (R2P). Prevention is a key component for good international relations and few would say it is not important, but as evidence to date would show prevention is very ineffective, the legality of military intervention still needs to be debated, as to date there is no consensus. For any intervention to be legitimate, whether unilateral or multilateral, it must comply with international law. So as not to cause any confusion, any situation in which an “intervention” is done with the permission or by request of the state being intervened, should be considered humanitarian assistance as state sove...   [tags: Military Intervention]
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Nuclear Power and the Cold War - The Cold War is famous not only for its long engagement between the two super powers, the U.S. and the Soviet Union, but also because of the heightened physical tension that nuclear power brought to the global stage. Winning the war at the cost of human annihilation was not abnormal political conversation, and from the 1940s onward, fear of global destruction became a daily concern (Granieri, 2011). The circumstances of the Cold War made it different than previous international conflicts because it was the first conflict that could potentially lead to massive, worldwide destruction....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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An Ethical Dilemma within the Army - Standards or Numbers: An Ethical Dilemma Every organization, both large and small, will typically have a well-defined set of values that they wish to espouse. This is the template for a successful, trained work force. These values will guide individuals during the decision-making processes that they will encounter. This blue print helps to ensure the integrity of the company and the individual, as well. Our Army today is no different. We can find our values and creeds everywhere we turn. One quick trip to a company or battalion headquarters will yield all the information a Soldier ever needs to assist them in making ethical choices....   [tags: Ethics, Military]
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United States Army Special Forces - The United States Army Special Forces The first military establishment was formed before the United States was officially declared a country for the purpose of meeting the needs of the colonists during the American Revolution. The Army’s mission is to fight and win the Nation’s wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across a full range of military operations. Although the history of the United States Army is deeply rooted in the country’s history, the implementation of the United States Special Forces Operations Unit is fairly young having been established in May 1952 yet unannounced to the public until 1954....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Should The XM-25 Replace M203 - The United States Military Forces are one of the best-trained and equipped militaries in the word. To maintain our edge it is important for our military leadership to ensure our service members have weapon systems available. Weapons systems that are versatile and effective enough to engage and destroy our enemies across the full spectrum of operations. Should the XM-25 Weapon System replace the M203 Grenade Launcher. Although the XM-25 is an effective weapon system, due to its limited engagement capabilities, cost and limited unit maintenance capabilities, the XM-25 should not replace the M203....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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The M1 Abrams Tank...and Beyond - The United States military decided to develop a new tank that could compete with and defeat the tanks of the Soviet Union. They began several projects initially in an attempt to replace the dated M60 tank, which entered the service in 1960. After several attempts, the U.S. Army awarded a contract to General Dynamics for the production of the MA Abram tank. The M1 tank has been continuously improved and it has proven itself as one of the military’s most effective and important fighting vehicles in battle....   [tags: Military Science]
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The Battle of the Pacific - Introduction April 1, 1945 the United States Military had its sights set on a small island chain known as the Ryukyu Islands. The main island of Okinawa would be the primary target. Sixty miles long and two to eighteen miles wide, this island was only three hundred and forty miles from mainland Japan. This island would put U.S. forces in air bombing range of mainland Japan. The Tenth Army, commanded by Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Butler, consisted of two Army divisions and Two Marine divisions....   [tags: Military History ]
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The History of Iwo Jima - Introduction The island of Iwo Jima is just one of the many islands in the pacific that make up the island chain of Ogasawara. The Ogasawara chain of islands are located approximately 750 miles south of Tokyo. In comparison to most of the other islands in the pacific Iwo Jima is relatively small, in fact it is only four and a half miles long by two and a half miles wide. The geographic layout of Iwo Jima consists of a dormant volcano on the northern side called Mount Suribachi and a flat stretch of land to the south....   [tags: Military History]
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Arms for Peace or Destruction? - The year 2008 was one of the cherished years in our history. Every American was bolstered by the notion that change will come in the face of a new leader with bright ideas and determination to leave behind a legacy of flawed decisions by the previous administration that had not only drawn widespread criticism from all over the world but had plunged the nation into an economic meltdown. We are now heading towards 2012 and the current administration has not shown decent momentum to stand on its election campaign of bringing a change....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Machiavelli and War on Terror - In both The Prince and The Discourses, Machiavelli presents very specific advice on how a ruler can maintain stability and control over his newly acquired state. Machiavelli lived in a time when a ruler could come to possess another kingdom through the simple act of war. Yet, in our modernity, a ruler cannot simply declare war and occupy a territory. He must also face repercussions from the other world powers that are in existence today. Our time has evolved and a ruler now has to take into consideration the opinions of other world powers along with the opinion of other global organizations such as NATO and the United Nations....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Aircraft Carriers: A Global Force - In history though many countries share the same essential technologies they employ them in different manners which may be affected by military aims, geography and potential foes.  In particular in the Second World War this can be seen in the use of the aircraft carrier and the aircraft they transported.  Prior to World War II the major navies of the world did not view the aircraft carrier as a strategic weapon; instead the battleship was seen as the major force multiplier of the navy. This belief was because of the enormous firepower the battleship brought to the fight however; by the end of World War II the aircraft carrier would cement its place as the navy’s strategic projection platform....   [tags: Military Science]
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Central Europe-Based U.S. Anti-missile Shields - In his years of presidency, George W. Bush proposed adding a defensive missile shield in “Russia’s Backyard” to prevent attack from Iran. These shields would consist of a radar station situated in the Czech Republic and multiple U.S interceptor missile sites housed in Poland which would protect the United States from potential Iranian nuclear harassment. This past summer, many threats were received from Moscow about these plans, claiming it to be a defence against Russian arms. Although both Mr....   [tags: Military Defense] 1438 words
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Our America: Your Duty - In the movie Starship Troopers, there are two classes of people, Civilians and Citizens. What are the differences. Citizens are the men and women, rich or poor that serve in the Federal Service; service guarantees citizenship. This is a short period in which a person serves in the military. A universal service that requires young (Americans) citizen, men and females: healthy and the disable, to obligatory serve an allotment of time. Basically, you have to earn the right to be called a citizen; this sounds like a good idea....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Hercules of the Skies - There were many important people, aircraft, and developments, which greatly contributed to aviation development, which ultimately impacted the World. Out of many aviation developments, I will write about an aircraft I take pleasure in seeing and hearing, the C-130 Hercules. I consider this aircraft has made a significant impact in the aviation industry, most in the dependability of the airframe and its illustrious design. Today, this aircraft is used for many organizations such as Military Ops, firefighting, and search and rescue....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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The Battle of Yorktown - The battle at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781 is most famously known as the “ battle that ended the Revolutionary War.” While this is true, there is still much that can be learned from the principles applied, that still has relevance today. General George Washington, along with his allied French commanders, Lieutenant General Jean-Baptiste Ponton de Rochambeau and Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Graves, they exquisitely displayed how a execute siege operations. This battle also displayed a great example of how multinational operations can be successful....   [tags: Military History]
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The Invasion of Panama - American presidents often establish foreign policies that effect the country’s citizens oversees and in America. The Invasion of Panama was part of the restoration of America’s military prestige, after years of misgivings. The Panama Invasion was the extension of the domestic plans for a Drug-Free America (US II. 33). Lastly, the Invasion of Panama is an example of presidential foreign policies that involve America in foreign affairs. The Panama Invasion was a conflict that was the beginning to better decision-making, but had faults of its own, that followed through to the Persian-Gulf War of 1991....   [tags: Military Science]
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Torture at Abu Ghraib - From the mid fourteenth century to the end of the eighteenth century torture was an accepted practise by armies, judicial systems and even churches Public opinion changed in the nineteenth century, but torture continued to be carried out. Torture can be explained to be the inflicting of pain upon individuals for the means of a coercive interrogation technique. As the idea of torture in the 21st century may seem absurd due to the existence of human rights and organizations such the United Nations assuring that all humans are dealt with in a humane manner, the reality is that such cruel crimes do exist....   [tags: US Military] 415 words
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Was The Draft Unfair? - On August 7th 1964 the United States Congress passed into law the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which, for all intents and purposes, officially brought the United States into the Vietnam War. Following this resolution, a draft was instated to increase the number of men that could be sent to war. Shortly after men started to be signed into conscription for the United States Military, a public outcry started over the use of a draft to increase military size. The draft was found to be unfair to American Citizens because certain groups of men were severely disadvantaged, the draft was illegal in many ways, and veteran’s future lives were harmed, among other reasons....   [tags: Military Issues]
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Mark 48 ADCAP Torpedo - The Mark 48 Advanced Capability (ADCAP) Torpedo is a heavyweight submarine-launched torpedo; which is the primary weapon of all U.S. Navy submarines. According to FAS Military Analysis Network, The primary goal of this weapon is to be able to “combat fast, deep-diving nuclear powered submarines and high performance surface ships.” The Mark 48 torpedo has gone through many phases of modifications over the past four decades; which have shaped this weapon in to what it is today. Throughout its history the Mark 48 Torpedo has been a revolutionary weapon....   [tags: Military Technology ]
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Defense of Ernest Medina - “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”(Albert Einstein) The motto of the media is “if it bleeds it leads”, the only things to make the front page are things that tarnish the image of people. In time of war the media will never print stories of great achievements of soldiers but the casualties or the “politically incorrect”. In war there is no such thing as politically incorrect and there is a thin red line between whats moral and unmoral, especially in Vietnam....   [tags: Military Leaders]
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Battle of Suwon - While the Korean War tends to be “forgotten” in military history, the conflict was rife with battles that changed history and defined future battle strategies. One of these battles, later referred to as the loss of Suwon Airfield, contained some of the first aerial “dogfights” and became an example for future pilots for aerial battle strategy. But the battle was not only fought in the air—upon closer study, it becomes obvious that the ground troops’ behavior is the main reason for the loss of the airfield’s control....   [tags: Military History]
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Ballistic Missile Defense - With the end of the Cold War, "today's most urgent threat stems not from thousands of ballistic missiles in the Soviet hands, but from a small number of missiles in the hands of these states, states for whom terror and blackmail are a way of life. They seek weapons of mass destruction to intimidate their neighbors, and to keep the United States and other responsible nations from helping allies and friends in strategic parts of the world" (Bush 2001). "These states" refer to rogue states, such as Libya, Iran and North Korea....   [tags: Military Defense] 1285 words
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