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Introduction

L. V. SCOTT

in Conscription and the Attlee Governments: The Politics and Policy of National Service 1945–1951

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204213
eISBN:
9780191676154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204213.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

In sponsoring the 1939 Military Training Act the government abandoned its previous pledges not to introduce military conscription in peacetime in haste and without the consultation that the ... More


Training

Emma Newlands

in Civilians into soldiers: War, the body and British Army recruits, 1939-45

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719088049
eISBN:
9781781707869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088049.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter investigates the processes by which civilian bodies were converted for military purposes within the first sixteen or so weeks of army life: the phase of basic training. It suggests that ... More


Promoting Security

Jonathan S. Addleton

in Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139941
eISBN:
9789888180868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores interaction between the United States and Mongolia on security issues, including support for Mongolia's increasing presence on UN and other peacekeeping missions around the ... More


What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? A Story of a Puerto Rican in the Second World War and Korea: Captain Harry Chabrán Acevedo, 1925–1986

Rafael Chabrán

in Island at War: Puerto Rico in the Crucible of the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628461640
eISBN:
9781626745674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461640.003.0010
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The final essay is Rafael Chabrán’s moving personal account of the experiences of his father, a Puerto Rican military man. Chabrán, a noted Hispanist, through his family´s (and his own) history, ... More


Radical Numbers

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 2003, Drs. Sean and Judith Palfrey, the masters of Adams House at Harvard University, invited students and other concerned citizens to get involved in the debates and to reflect upon the ... More


The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Brian D. Laslie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This work traces the creation and evolution of air combat training exercises within the U.S. Air Force from Vietnam through Operation Desert Storm and Operation Allied Force. After Vietnam, the USAF ... More


Training Tactical Fighter Pilots for War

Brian D. Laslie

in The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 2 traces the tactical and doctrinal changes that occurred in the air force through the 1970s and 1980s and focuses on the development of new opportunities to train. Several concrete changes ... More


Epilogue: Walter Reed, Then and Now

in War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226482538
eISBN:
9780226482552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226482552.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter evaluates the status of Walter Reed Hospital, which has become the primary receiving hospital for injured American soldiers. Known as the “center of gravity” in army medicine, today's ... More


Operational Exercises

Brian D. Laslie

in The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160597
eISBN:
9780813161297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160597.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 3 places the training that began after the end of American involvement in Vietnam into the context of new large-force exercises designed to simulate combat at operational-level exercises, ... More


Young Ladies Seduced and Carried Off by Terrorists: Secrets, Spies, and Anticommunist Moral Panic

Benjamin A. Cowan

in Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627502
eISBN:
9781469627526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Five investigates the impact of moral technocracy—the ways in which doctrinalized moral panic suffused security institutions and made inroads into repressive practice. Categorical alarm about ... More


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