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Author Reno, Joshua author

Title Military waste the unexpected consequences of permanent war readiness Joshua O. Reno
Published Oakland, California University of California Press [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 269 pages) illustrations
Contents Worth the waste -- Flight or fight / coauthored with Priscilla Bennett -- Sunk cost / coauthored with Priscilla Bennett -- The wrong stuff -- Domestic blowback -- Island erasure
Summary "World War III never happened, and yet material evidence of this contest is strewn everywhere: resting at the bottom of the ocean, rusting in deserts, orbiting Earth. Military Waste examines the lives and stories of American civilians confronted with what is left over and cast aside when a society is permanently ready for war. They encounter risks and opportunities that manifest whether or not any specific war ever takes place, questioning what led to the largest military the world has ever seen and pondering what will become of its remains"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Military supplies -- Environmental aspects
Military supplies -- Social aspects
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019980770
ISBN 9780520974128