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Author Lewis, Adrian R.

Title The American culture of war : the history of U.S. military force from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom / Adrian R. Lewis
Published New York : Routledge, [2007]
©2007

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Description xxi, 538 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents Chapter 1: Culture, Genes, and War -- Chapter 2: Traditional American Thinking about the Conduct of War -- Chapter 3: The Legacy of World War II: Man versus Machine -- Chapter 4: Truman and the Evolution of National Military Strategy and Doctrine -- Chapter 5: The Korean War, The Opening Phases, 1950-1951 -- Chapter 6: The Korean War, The Final Phases, 1951-1953 -- Chapter 7: Eisenhower and Massive Retaliation -- Chapter 8: Civil-Military Relations and the National Military Command Structure -- Chapter 9: Limited War: Kennedy and McNamara -- Chapter 10: The Vietnam War, The Opening Phases, 1955-1967 -- Chapter 11: The Vietnam War, The Final Phases, 1967-1975 -- Chapter 12: The Recovery and Reorganization of the Armed Forces of the United States -- Chapter 13: The Persian Gulf War: War Without the People --Chapter 14: The Persian Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm -- Chapter 15: The New American Way of War -- Chapter 16: The Second Persian Gulf War: The Conventional War -- Chapter 17: The Second Persian Gulf War: The Unfinished Insurgency War -- Chapter 18: The New American Citizenship
Summary This book traces the evolution of American strategic, operational, and tactical doctrine, including the national command structure, civil-military relations, the role of the media, military technology, the military personnel system, airpower doctrine, the role of Congress, and numerous related aspects of United States national defence
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-521) and index
Subject Strategic culture -- United States.
War and society -- United States.
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century.
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century.
United States -- Military policy.
Genre/Form Military history.
LC no. 2006018393
ISBN 0415979765 hardback alkaline paper
9780415979764 hardback alkaline paper
0415979757 paperback alkaline paper
9780415979757 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles History of United States military force from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom