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The Resource Drift : the unmooring of American military power, Rachel Maddow

Drift : the unmooring of American military power, Rachel Maddow

Label
Drift : the unmooring of American military power
Title
Drift
Title remainder
the unmooring of American military power
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Maddow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this book the author shows how deeply militarized our culture has become; how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission. Here she charts America's dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier, Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792
  • "Drift opens with an analysis of the politics surrounding the Vietnam War, focusing on the Abrams Doctrine, which stressed public support for military operations. Maddow writes that Lyndon B. Johnson's reluctance to utilize the National Guard and the Army Reserve began the trend of separating the military and its use from the purview of the American population. She discusses the 1973 War Powers Resolution and the evolving role of the American President in military conflicts. After elaborating on the Reagan administration's role in the Invasion of Grenada and the Iran-Contra affair, Drift gives credit to George H. W. Bush for seeking Congressional approval for Operation Desert Storm. Maddow is critical of the use of private contractors and intelligence agencies in warfare. She writes about the American incursion into Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden and makes the point that land set aside for houbara bustard hunting gave reason for both Pakistan and the United States to excuse the existence of a secret base that originated drone attacks."--from the Wikipedia Overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drift:_The_Unmooring_of_American_Military_Power
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maddow, Rachel
Dewey number
306.2/70973
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.M17 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • United States
  • United States
  • Militarism
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • Förenta staterna
  • Armed Forces
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Militarism
  • Military policy
  • National security
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Militarismus
  • Politische Kultur
  • Sicherheitspolitik
  • Militärpolitik
  • USA
  • Säkerhetspolitik
  • Militarism
  • Politisk kultur
  • National security
  • Military policy
  • United States
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Drift : the unmooring of American military power, Rachel Maddow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is it too late to descope this? -- G.I. Joe, Ho Chi Minh, and the American art of fighting about fighting -- A nation at peace everywhere in the world -- Let 'er fly -- Isle of spice -- Stupid regulations -- Mylanta, 'tis of thee -- Doing more with less (hassle) -- "One hell of a killing machine" -- An $8 trillion fungus among us -- You build it, you own it
Control code
ocn765967335
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780307460981
Lccn
2012000998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780307460981
System control number
(OCoLC)765967335
Label
Drift : the unmooring of American military power, Rachel Maddow
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Is it too late to descope this? -- G.I. Joe, Ho Chi Minh, and the American art of fighting about fighting -- A nation at peace everywhere in the world -- Let 'er fly -- Isle of spice -- Stupid regulations -- Mylanta, 'tis of thee -- Doing more with less (hassle) -- "One hell of a killing machine" -- An $8 trillion fungus among us -- You build it, you own it
Control code
ocn765967335
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780307460981
Lccn
2012000998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780307460981
System control number
(OCoLC)765967335

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