Creating Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, 1945-2015: A Sword Well Made

Creating Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force, 1945-2015: A Sword Well Made

by David Hunter-Chester

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498537896
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Series: New Studies in Modern Japan Series
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

David Hunter-Chester has a PhD in East Asian history and has taught at the United States Army Command and General Staff College, West Point, and Webster University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Renouncing War, Struggling to Rearm, Creating the Ground Self-Defense Force, and Reimagining the Soldier
Chapter 2: Disarmament and the Voices of Dissent
Chapter 3: Hot- and Cold-Running Wars and a Changing Consensus, 1946–1950
Chapter 4: Old Iron and New Steel, 1950–1952
Chapter 5: The GSDF Organized, 1952–1960
Chapter 6: Sheathing the Blade, Polishing the Spirit: 1960–1976
Chapter 7: A Sword in the Storm, a Life-Giving Sword: Policy and Ground Truth, 1978–1995
Chapter 8: New Century, New Threats, New GSDF, 1996–2015
Chapter 9: Drawing Weapons: Reimagining the Soldier, 1945–2015
Chapter 10: Conclusion: A Sword Well Made

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