Who Defends America?: Race, Sex, and Class in the Armed Forces

Who Defends America?: Race, Sex, and Class in the Armed Forces

by Edwin Dorn, Charles C. Moskos, Roger Wilkins, Robert K. Fullinwider, McGeorge Bundy
     
 

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This book explores the increasingly significant role of blacks in the nation's armed services. Blacks represent only 12 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 20 percent of all active duty military personnel and about 30 percent of the army's soldiers. Should these statistics bother us? To answer this and related questions, Who Defends America? includes the

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This book explores the increasingly significant role of blacks in the nation's armed services. Blacks represent only 12 percent of the U.S. population but comprise 20 percent of all active duty military personnel and about 30 percent of the army's soldiers. Should these statistics bother us? To answer this and related questions, Who Defends America? includes the views of leading experts from government and academia. Contributions include: 'Introduction' by Edwin Dorn; 'The National Security Context' by McGeorge Bundy; 'The Pentagon's Perspective' by Lawrence J. Korb; 'A View from Capitol Hill' by Les Aspin; 'Statistical Trends' by Alvin J. Schexnider and Edwin Dorn; 'Standardized Tests and Black Youths' by Elsie Moore; 'The Influence of the Marketplace on the AVF' by Charles C. Moskos; 'Choice, Justice, and Representation' by Robert K. Fullinwider; 'Public Attitudes' by A. Wade Smith; 'Lessons from Other Times, Other Places' by Cynthia H. Enloe; and 'Right Issues, Wrong Questions' by Roger Wilkins.

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The Review Of Black Political Economy
...the articles are well written and informative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941410786
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
05/24/1989
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.40(d)

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