Unofficial Ambassadors

Author: Donna Alvah
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814705014
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Those who viewed military families as representatives of their nation believed that they could project a friendlier, more humane side of the United States' campaign for dominance in the Cold War and were essential to the ideological battle against communism. In this untold story of Cold War diplomacy, Donna Alvah describes how these "unofficial ambassadors" cultivated relationships with both local people and military families in private homes, churches, schools, women's clubs, shops, and other places."--BOOK JACKET.

The Routledge History of Gender War and the U S Military

Author: Kara D. Vuic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317449088
Format: PDF
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The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military is the first examination of the interdisciplinary, intersecting fields of gender studies and the history of the United States military. In twenty-one original essays, the contributors tackle themes including gendering the "other," gender and war disability, gender and sexual violence, gender and American foreign relations, and veterans and soldiers in the public imagination, and lay out a chronological examination of gender and America’s wars from the American Revolution to Iraq. This important collection is essential reading for all those interested in how the military has influenced America's views and experiences of gender.

American Girls and Global Responsibility

Author: Jennifer Helgren
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813575826
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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American Girls and Global Responsibility brings together insights from Cold War culture studies, girls’ studies, and the history of gender and militarization to shed new light on how age and gender work together to form categories of citizenship. Jennifer Helgren argues that a new internationalist girl citizenship took root in the country in the years following World War II in youth organizations such as Camp Fire Girls, Girl Scouts, YWCA Y-Teens, schools, and even magazines like Seventeen. She shows the particular ways that girls’ identities and roles were configured, and reveals the links between internationalist youth culture, mainstream U.S. educational goals, and the U.S. government in creating and marketing that internationalist girl, thus shaping the girls’ sense of responsibilities as citizens.

Overseas Basing of U S Military Forces

Author: Michael J. Lostumbo
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833079174
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This independent assessment is a comprehensive study of the strategic benefits, risks, and costs of U.S. military presence overseas. The report provides policymakers a way to evaluate the range of strategic benefits and costs that follow from revising the U.S. overseas military presence by characterizing how this presence contributes to assurance, deterrence, responsiveness, and security cooperation goals.

Forging the Shield

Author: Donald A. Carter
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This illustrated book that includes tables, charts, and maps primarily discusses the role of USAREUR (US Army Europe) in rearming and training the new German Army which was perhaps the Army's single greatest contribution toward maintaining security in Western Europe. Likewise, the relationship between American soldiers and their French and West German hosts evolved over time and is a critical element in telling the story of the US Army in Europe.

Enduring Battle

Author: Christopher H. Hamner
Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
ISBN: 9780700617753
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In a book that examines American soldiers in three wars--the American Revolution, the Civil War and World War II--the author looks at the forces that compel men to go on fighting even in the face of immense fear.