Military Legitimacy: Might and Right in the New Millennium

Military Legitimacy: Might and Right in the New Millennium

by Rudolph C. Barnes Jr
     
 

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Focusing on the challenges faced by the US military in responding to "operations other than war" in the post-Cold War era, Rudolph Barnes makes a plea for the US government to address the "organizational bias for combat" and "narrow traditionalist view of military professionalism" within the Pentagon, which, he argues, are serious obstacles to developing an

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Focusing on the challenges faced by the US military in responding to "operations other than war" in the post-Cold War era, Rudolph Barnes makes a plea for the US government to address the "organizational bias for combat" and "narrow traditionalist view of military professionalism" within the Pentagon, which, he argues, are serious obstacles to developing an effective capabiilty for operations other than war. He draws on examples from Vietnam to the mismanagement of US military involvement in Somalia.

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Barnes, a colonel in the US Army Reserve and Staff Judge Advocate (IMA) of the US Central Command, provides an overview of the concept of legitimacy as it applies to military operations, especially in peacetime. He argues that with the end of the Cold War and diminishing defense resources, there must be a new understanding of military legitimacy and its relationship to new strategies. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781136302565
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
447 KB

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