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The Marine Corps

Melissa T. Brown

in Enlisting Masculinity: The Construction of Gender in US Military Recruiting Advertising during the All-Volunteer Force

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842827
eISBN:
9780199933105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842827.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 provides background material on the Marine Corps’ culture and recruiting history, before presenting an analysis of the recruiting materials. Over the course of the all-volunteer force, ... More


Steady Improvements

Steven Casey

in Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion in the United States, 1950-1953

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195306927
eISBN:
9780199867936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306927.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The campaign to sell voluntary repatriation was not the administration's only PR success in 1952. As the war persisted, officers and officials at all levels made big improvements in their publicity ... More


Enlisting Masculinity: The Construction of Gender in US Military Recruiting Advertising during the All-Volunteer Force

Melissa T. Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842827
eISBN:
9780199933105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842827.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, International Relations and Politics

This book explores how the U.S. military branches have deployed gender and, in particular, ideas about masculinity to sell military service to potential recruits. Military service has strong ... More


Survival

Grant Hayter-Menzies

in The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083008
eISBN:
9789882207554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083008.003.0065
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the continued bombings on the American legation by the Boxer militia. While barricades were being built up, existing buildings themselves were being blasted to pieces, so that ... More


The Marines at Kangyee

S. P. MacKenzie

in British Prisoners of the Korean War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656028
eISBN:
9780191744624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656028.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the initial Chinese efforts to convert their first British captives, a group of junior Royal Marines, in the winter of 1950-51 at Camp 10, through a mixture of indoctrination ... More


The Adventure is Larger than the Man

Marilyn Ann Moss

in Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood's Legendary Director

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813133935
eISBN:
9780813135595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813133935.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In his mid-seventies, Raoul Walsh saw himself as someone who still had adventures to seek and films to be made. He had agreed to direct a picture called Bury Them Together, but ten days earlier, it ... More


Team 19 in Vietnam: An Australian Soldier at War

David Millie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813143262
eISBN:
9780813144283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143262.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Australian David Millie has created a military history book from a diary and letters written during a tour of duty in South Vietnam. The narrative is about the military, political, and social ... More


Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Jean W. Cash

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Larry Brown was unique among writers who started their careers in the late twentieth century. Unlike most of them—his friends Clyde Edgerton, Jill McCorkle, Rick Bass, Kaye Gibbons, among others—he ... More


“The Mother of All Battles” (“Desert Storm”), Phase Two: The Ground and Sea Campaign (24–28 February 1991)

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0033
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the second phase of the Gulf war—operation “Desert Storm” called by the Iraqis “The Mother of all Battles– The ground and sea campaign (24-28 February, 1991). It describes the ... More


The Last War: The “Decisive War” (Operation “Iraqi Freedom”)—The Course of the War until the Conquest of Baghdad (20 March–13 April 2003)

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0043
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the last war between Iraq and the Coalition forces in 2003—Operation “Iraqi Freedom”, called by the Iraqis the "Decisive War. It describes the course of the war until the ... More


The Last War: The “Decisive War” (Operation “Iraqi Freedom”)—The Fall of the Regime and Summary of the Campaign

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0044
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the last war between Iraq and the Coalition forces in 2003—Operation “Iraqi Freedom”, called by the Iraqis the "Decisive War. It describes the battle for Baghdad and the last ... More


Battle Drills

Anthony King

in The Combat Soldier: Infantry Tactics and Cohesion in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199658848
eISBN:
9780191752483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658848.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter begins the discussion of the professional soldier, assessing the definitions of professionalism propounded by Huntington, Janowitz, and Moskos. It argues that in the professional force ... More


Decolonizing Ethnography: Zora Neale Hurston in the Caribbean

Kevin Meehan

in People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732818
eISBN:
9781604732825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732818.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores what Zora Neale Hurston’s Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica (1938) illustrated about the culture of imperialism in the Caribbean region. Hurston attacked the ... More


Introduction

John Southard

in Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The introduction presents the key distinguishing factors separating the experiences of Americans in CAPs from those in regular U.S. military units in Vietnam. It provides a short overview of life for ... More


Becoming a Combined Action Platoon Marine

John Southard

in Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter dissects the selection and training process of the Combined Action Program, asserting that the spontaneous nature of the program coupled with the Marine Corps' general need for manpower ... More


Popular Forces in Combined Action Platoons

John Southard

in Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145266
eISBN:
9780813145464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145266.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter analyzes how the Marines trained the village militias, the Popular Forces (PF) and, for the Americans, the frustrations involved in this task. One of the primary goals of the Combined ... More


Marine, Husband, Father, and Fireman, 1969–1980

Jean W. Cash

in Larry Brown: A Writer's Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739800
eISBN:
9781604739862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739800.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the time when Larry Brown was eighteen and just out of school, when he had little to look forward to other than being sent to Vietnam. Left with little choice save for what ... More


Redemption

Bonnie Mann

in Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981649
eISBN:
9780199355020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981649.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In part by discussing the brutal Marine basic training regime that begins the Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket, the author argues that shame disrupts and breaks down the “I Can” body, and also ... More


World War II and the Merchant Marines

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his experience as part of the Merchant Marines that fought in World War II. Haywood enlisted as a seaman in the Merchant Marine at San Pedro, California, in ... More


Playing Spades in Al Anbar: A Female Social Scientist Among Marines and Special Forces

Jennifer A. Clark

in Social Science Goes to War: The Human Terrain System in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190216726
eISBN:
9780190492137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190216726.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter discusses some of the challenges experienced by a civilian female HTS social scientist as she worked in Iraq with both the Marines and the Special Forces, especially the process of ... More


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