The Resource Drawdown : the American way of postwar, edited by Jason W. Warren

Drawdown : the American way of postwar, edited by Jason W. Warren

Label
Drawdown : the American way of postwar
Title
Drawdown
Title remainder
the American way of postwar
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jason W. Warren
Title variation
American way of postwar
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While traditionally, Americans view expensive military structure as a poor investment and a threat to liberty, they also require the employment of armed forces as a guarantee of that very freedom. Beginning with the wars of the English colonies, Americans typically increased their military capabilities at the beginning of conflicts only to decrease them at the apparent conclusion of hostilities. In [this book], a stellar team of military historians argue that the United States sometimes managed effective drawdowns, sowing the seeds of future victory. Yet at other times, the drawing down of military capabilities undermined our readiness and flexibility, leading to more costly wars and perhaps defeat. The political choice to reduce military capabilities is influenced by Anglo-American pecuniary deicions and traditional fears of government oppression, and it has been haphazard throughout American history. These two factors form the basic American "liberty dilemma," the vexed relationship between the nation and its military apparatuses from the founding of the first colonies through to present times. With the termination of large-scale operations in Iraq and the winnowing of forces in Afghanistan, the United states military once again faces a significant drawdown in standing force structure and capabilities. The political and military debate around how best to affect this force reduction lacks a proper historical perspective. This volume aspires to inform this dialogue. Not a traditional military history, Drawdown analyzes cultural attitudes, political decisions, and institutions surrounding the maintenance of armed forces. -- Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.2/90973
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA917.U5
LC item number
D73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Warfare and culture series
Label
Drawdown : the American way of postwar, edited by Jason W. Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : The American way of postwar : the liberty dilemma / Michael E. Lynch -- The art of war : early Anglo-American translation, 1607-1643 / Kevin McBride with Ashley Bissonnette -- Liberty paradox : the failure of the military system in mid-seventeenth-century New England / Jason W. Warren -- Surprisingly professional : trajectories in Army Officer Corps drawdowns, 1783-1848 / Samuel Watson -- Challenged competency : U. S. cavalry before, during, and after the U.S. Civil War / John A. Bonin -- The elusive lesson : U.S. Army unpreparedness from 1898 to 1938 / Edward A. GutiƩrrez with Michael S. Neiberg -- When the smoke clears : the interwar years as an unlikely success story / Michael R. Matheny -- Searching for the Greatest Generation's army in 1950 / Scott Bertinetti and John A. Bonin -- The post-Korean War drawdown under the Eisenhower administration / Raymond Millen -- Once again with the high and mighty : "new look" austerity, "flexible response" buildup, and the U.S. Army in Vietnam, 1954-1970 / Martin G. Clemis -- Post-Vietnam drawdown : the myth of the Abrams Doctrine / Conrad C. Crane -- The "good" drawdown : the post-Vietnam alignment of resources / Antulio J. Echevarria II -- Preaching after the devil's death : U.S. post-Cold War drawdown / Richard A. Lacquement Jr
Control code
ocn946161305
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781479828401
Lccn
2016020572
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
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u7367407
System control number
(OCoLC)946161305

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