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Author Snow, Douglas, author.

Title From Lexington to Baghdad and beyond : war and politics in the American experience / Douglas Snow, and Dennis M. Drew
Edition Third edition
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015
©2010
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1. War and Political Purpose; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Better State of the Peace; 2. American Revolution; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Map on p. 44; Better State of the Peace; 3. Civil War; Issues and Events; Political Objective
Issues and EventsPolitical Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Maps on pp. 147, 150, 151; Better State of the Peace; 7. Vietnam War; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Map on p. 169; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Better State of the Peace; 8. Persian Gulf War; Issues and Events; Map on p. 191; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique
Military ConductBetter State of the Peace; 9. Afghanistan War; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Map on p. 229; Better State of the Peace; 10. Iraq War; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Map on p. 255; Better State of the Peace; 11. America's Minor Wars; War of 1812; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations
Military Objectives and StrategyPolitical Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Map on p. 70; Better State of the Peace; 4. World War I; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Map on p. 98; Better State of the Peace; 5. World War II; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Maps on pp. 124, 126; Better State of the Peace; 6. Korean War
Military Technology and TechniqueMilitary Conduct; Map on p. 269; Better State of the Peace; Mexican War; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Map on p. 277; Better State of the Peace; Spanish-American War; Issues and Events; Political Objective; Military Objectives and Strategy; Political Considerations; Military Technology and Technique; Military Conduct; Better State of the Peace; 12. The American Experience; Issues and Events; Political Objective
Summary Decisions about when, where, and why to commit the United States to the use of force, and how to conduct warfare and ultimately end it, are hotly debated not only contemporaneously but also for decades afterward. We are engaged in such a debate today, quite often without a solid grounding in the country's experience of war, both political and military. This book, by a political scientist and a career military officer and historian, is premised on the view that we cannot afford that kind of innocence. Updated and revised with new chapters on the Afghan and Iraq wars, the book systematically exa
Notes Originally published: M.E. Sharpe, 2010
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 02, 2015)
Subject Politics and war -- United States -- History
Politics and war.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Politics and war.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science.
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Drew, Dennis M., author.
ISBN 1317470095
9781317470090