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Soldiers’ Interlude: The Symptoms of Withdrawal

Gregory A. Daddis

in No Sure Victory: Measuring U.S. Army Effectiveness and Progress in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199746873
eISBN:
9780199897179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746873.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 8 concentrates on how MACV assessed the organizational effectiveness of U.S. Army units serving in Vietnam in 1970. Did officers sense there had been a deterioration of combat effectiveness ... More


War in England 1642-1649

Barbara Donagan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book focuses on answering a misleadingly simple question: in terms of ordinary lives what kind of a war was the English civil war? Eschewing descriptions of specific battles or analyses of ... More


War and Civil War

Barbara Donagan

in War in England 1642-1649

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199285181
eISBN:
9780191713668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285181.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the ways in which the laws of war applicable between nations were justified, adapted, and sustained in a civil war, and then looks at the regulations designed to produce an ... More


“The Thick-Fingered Clowns”: Social Status and Discipline

Lorien Foote

in The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how Civil War officers governed the rank and file. It demonstrates a clear pattern of interactions between officers and privates that began in a very small number of regiments ... More


Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia

Kathryn Shively Meier

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610764
eISBN:
9781469612607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610771_Meier
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the Shenandoah Valley and Peninsula Campaigns of 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers faced unfamiliar and harsh environmental conditions—strange terrain, tainted water, swarms of flies and ... More


Propaganda and Discipline

Grant T. Harward

in Romania's Holy War: Soldiers, Motivation, and the Holocaust

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759963
eISBN:
9781501759970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759963.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explains how propaganda and discipline functioned. The Antonescu regime worried about soldiers' motivation, so the General Staff increased propaganda efforts and enforced strict ... More


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