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Taking Care of All Whose Service Places Them in Harm’s Way - ... Bases brought soldiers and their families to the area, families who purchased anything from groceries to electronics. Each transaction helped the community they were bought in and when the installations in that community closed it relocated its soldiers to other bases. This took away thousands or more depending on the installation size that helped contribute to the economy. Government official’s reassured communities help would be provided until the economy stabilized. More recently Veteran benefits were debated in court....   [tags: Military Issues]
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Combining Military Leadership With Civilian Management Work Ethics - ... Examples of decision made which are controversial to say the least made in an editorial by the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio says “The length and mounting costs of the Iraq war, in resources and bodies, continue to focus the minds of citizens not only in Tallmadge but in villages, towns and cities across the country.” and “A rising number of citizens now question whether the sacrifices being asked of the forces are justified.”(2007) showing the distrust of complicated moral and ethically challenge decision....   [tags: Ethics ]
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Changing of Roles of Women: The Military Combat Exclusion Law - ... As of May 2011,137 females had lost their lives while in combat (Sanchez, 2011). As women continue to work side by side with men, the case of equal placement continues. Contrary to that argument is the power to care for family members, specifically the children and how they are affected when their mother goes into battle. Additional Policies that were a Result or Outcome of Combat Exclusion Law Upon the acceptance of the Combat Exclusion Law, each military service was to define their policies to determine where females could and could not serve....   [tags: Warfare]
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The Hunt For Red October: Superb Military Reenactment - ... This crushed Clancy because the “Vietnam War (was) raging and he felt he would have made an excellent tank commander” (Baiocco 12). “Clancy graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and married a nursing student named Wanda Thomas” (Lansford 381). During life after Loyola, Clancy received rejection with a little success. He managed to publish a letter and a short story article but his short story was rejected (Beetz 267). Because his English career did not work as planned, Clancy took a job selling insurance working as an agent in Baltimore, Maryland, and in Hartford, Connecticut until 1973 (Baiocco 12-13)....   [tags: American Literature ]
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Minorities In The Military - In the year 1965, the United States sent troops to Vietnam to aid the South Vietnamese against the communist Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese. As the fighting increased, the United States was in need of more troops in order to support its commitment to South Vietnam. Therefore, thousands of Selective Service registers were called and drafted. The United States also asked its closes ally the Philippines to help send troops to South Vietnam and in addition this, the United states requested for an increase of recruitment for the United States Navy in the region....   [tags: essays research papers] 1210 words
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Military Police Corps - ... Today, Military Police have a variety of different tasks they are expected to perform, much more than just arresting criminals. "Military Police Corps officers lead units in performing five major functions associated with the branch-area security, maneuver and mobility support, police intelligence operations, internment and resettlement, and law and order," according to U.S. Army Info (2011). They are also charged with protecting troops and watching equipment overseas and at home stations across the United States (About, 2011)....   [tags: U.S. Army] 542 words
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Military Police Corps - ... Today, Military Police have a variety of different task they are expected to perform, than just arresting criminals. MP's "perform five major functions associated with the branch-area security, maneuver and mobility support, police intelligence operations, internment and resettlement, and law and order" (U.S. Army Info, 2011). They are charged with protecting troops and watching equipment overseas and at home stations across the United States (About, 2011). MP's are sent to Fort Leonard Wood to receive the training they are required to have, learn certain skills that are crucial to their occupation (U.S....   [tags: U.S. Army] 518 words
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Defining Military Discipline and Values - Military Discipline is a state of order and obedience existing within a command. Self discipline in the military is where soldiers do the 4 rights without being told, even in the absence of the commander. Discipline is created within a unit by instilling a sense of confidence and responsibility in each individual. To strengthen discipline, senior leaders need to give praise to their subordinates, either individually or as a whole, for tasks done well. By doing this, it will accomplish every commanders goal of having a unit that functions well and builds a bond which binds together the team....   [tags: army, armed forces] 1379 words
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Rembrandt's Painting An Old Man in Military Costume - Rembrandt's Painting "An Old Man in Military Costume" With an extraordinary intensity, Rembrandt van Rijn’s “An Old Man in Military Costume” is an example of the artist’s use of dynamic lighting. The painting, on display at the Getty Museum, contains a single figure, an old man dressed in a military uniform. While one may appreciate the beauty of the work, to fully experience the passion and genius of the artist, it is necessary to see the painting in person. The delicate details that may be missed by a digital image are easily caught by the human eye....   [tags: Painter Painting Paint Essays]
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The Costs and Benefits of Funding Military Research and Development Policy - The Costs and Benefits of Funding Military Research and Development Policy The central issues when evaluating the overall the United States research and development policy are the characteristics of a public good. A public good by definition is one that has a zero marginal cost of providing the good an additional person and from which individuals cannot be excluded. Research and development policy contributes to the level of knowledge and technology of the entire country. Knowledge, is in most cases, a public good under the aforementioned definition....   [tags: Papers] 3841 words
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The Marine Corps - November 10, 1775, is revered as being the Marine Corps birthday, and its birthplace being at Tun Tavern, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Continental Congress met at Tun Tavern, to establish two battalions of Continental Marines, under the command of Cpt. Samuel Nicholas, as an amphibious fighting force who would later in March of 1776, participate in their first foreign raid, in the Bahamas (www.globalsecurity.org ). After the Treaty of Paris was signed, and the American Revolution came to an end, the Continental Marines disbanded, and were re-established on July 11, 1798, as the United States Marine Corps....   [tags: Military] 1939 words
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What Does Veterans Day Mean? - Americans. To those families and especially my parents I thank you for understanding and standing with us. This day belongs to you as well. The hallmark of being a veteran is service and sacrifice. We meet here today to honor and pay tribute to those who have served and those who continue to serve. They who serve that we may enjoy the best America has to offer; FREEDOM AND PEACE AT HOME. Those who choose to serve in the ranks of our military do so voluntarily. Some first join to help pay for school....   [tags: Military] 976 words
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Reaping the Benefits, Now and Later - ... Just upon my latest return from deployment, my life changed radically and a complete overhaul of my financial situation became necessary. I could no longer get by on the military compensation I received alone. At this point, my choices became clear, get a part time job, or go to school and use my educational benefits to supplement my income. Eventually, I chose the path of least resistance. The final hurdle was the toughest. How would I attend college when I have a full-time job, potential for another deployment and a work environment that is most certainly capricious....   [tags: Military ]
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Would whey protein supplementation decrease muscle atrophy in immobile Special Forces soldiers during Special Support and Reconnaissance missions? - ... While they still demonstrate an increase in muscle protein synthesis, they leave themselves open to challenge. Paddon-Jones, et al. (2004) conducted a very well structured study with good controls and their results lend credence to the other studies. The strength of one of the studies without controls is that it contrasted different variations of amino acid administration. Paddon-Jones, et al. (2006) contrasted 15g of whey protein versus 15g of only the essential amino acids (EAA), which are regarded as the amino acids needed for muscle protein synthesis....   [tags: Military]
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Paying the Ultimate Price - ... Senator John McCain said in a recent press conference at the University of Louisville, "We must not forget what they (veterans) did and the debt we owe them," he said. "America doesn't depend on the heroism of every citizen. All of us must be grateful for the sacrifices made on our behalf." There is approximately $308.6 billion spent on welfare (2004 figure) annually that is not counting $1.309 trillion (2004 figure) for government funded public service. In the grand scheme of things, the VA is a “drop in the bucket” compared to other programs that are not affected by current legislation....   [tags: Military ]
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Abuse of Authority - ... The process includes recognizing the conflict, evaluate the options, commit to a decision, and act. After committing to a decision and attempting to act, this often puts the Soldier or leader in contradiction with their superior. As Soldiers, we attempt to be loyal to our superiors based on their position and rank. This is where the conflict or dilemma arises. Do we disregard our own morals and values for the purpose of loyalty to a superior. On the other hand, do we attempt to live by the Army Values and our morals, and appear disloyal....   [tags: Military]
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Problems of POWs - ... The reintegration process back in to “normal” family life, back to work, and even society would vary from that the one experienced from the ordinary veteran. Recently many organized attempts have been made by researchers to document the immediate, mid-term, and long-term effects of the POW experience, especially since the end of WWII. The captivity POW experience is clearly distinctive in terms of the captive, the captor’s culture and beliefs, the amount of time in captivity coupled with the conditions of internment and countless other factors....   [tags: Military] 1312 words
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The Old Soldiers' Home - ... Not only did the grounds of the home keep the vets relaxed and entertained, its lavish facility as a whole attracted over 350,000 visitors per year, according to Carolyn Burns (1). To ensure that home was more of a haven for the veterans than it already was, officers and administrators wanted to provide religious and intellectual outlets for the men in residence. Administrators also wanted to guarantee absolute access to medical attention for the veterans at any time that they needed such attention; hence the introduction of the library, the chapel/church, and the hospital....   [tags: Military]
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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy - ... For example, they are Australia, Britain; Canada, and Israel just to name a few. They have all changed or lifted their ban without any problems and most often maintained excellent careers and good morale. Belkin, McNichol reports, that “In November 1992, the Australian Defense Forces lifted its ban on open gay and lesbian soldiers. Using all available data from military, academic, non-governmental, and other sources, this report assesses the extent to which the lifting of the gay ban has affected the well-being and performance of the Australian military.” (Belkin, McNichol) Before the Australian Defense Force lifted their policy there were several reports of sexual harassment....   [tags: US Military]
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Our America: Your Duty - ... Then the future warriors of Israel take physical and mental exams. Once he or she has met the standard, then finally, they are shipped off to boot camp (Bussel). The men and women can ask for specific training in certain fields of work; this is a hand on approach or is it an internship with a gun. If one wishes to become an officer it is available but, it’s a privilege and additional years of service is required. Men their term of service are three years, while the women serve 21 months; due to hygiene, they do not spend very much time in the field: outdoor....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Lessons To Be Learned From the Study of Warfare - New and innovative ideas have proven to be instrumental in lifelong learning but there is a great deal to be learned from the study of military history. Today’s military encourages and requires a new way of doing business. Commanders at all levels offer civilian employees incentives for creative ideas to solving problems and encourage service members to “think outside of the box”; business as usual is not the ‘group think’ anymore. But as spoken in the words of General Douglas MacArthur, “…But research does bring to light those fundamental principles and their combinations and applications, which in the past, have been productive of success....   [tags: Military History]
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Personnel Suicide Prevention among Junior Enlisted and Fellow Officers - ... military, every branch service has taken many considerations to prevent such issue. For instance, the U.S. Marine Corps has set-up a call center run “by Marines, for Marines” also known as “telehealth” programs, a treatment over the phone or chat. This kind of treatment allows mental health professionals to reach members stationed far away. (Wong, 2011). The U.S. Navy, on the other hand, has set up programs for operational stress control and financial counseling. Both the U.S. Navy and the U.S....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Divisive, But Effectual: Reinstating the Draft - ... Opponents of compulsory conscription protest that full-time students will persist in postponing their military service to pursue their education, and consequently the draft essentially involves people not capable of affording college. 2 (“National) Surely, this would be the situation if conscription were to be reinstated and the affluent continued to avoid being drafted. With a draft, those who are rich are not be exempt from serving. No matter how much money is offered to exempt a person from serving, it will not work because the law is cannot be changed through offers of material goods like money or land....   [tags: Military History]
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Physical Training and the US Coast Guard - ... That is why I am in strong favor of the U.S. Coast Guard’s use of a voluntary physical fitness program, where every member is provided one hour out of the work day three days a week to perform physical fitness routines. The dressing out and showering up comes out of the member’s time, not the standard work day. That overhead savings is achieved by allowing the member to arrive to work one hour later, leave one hour earlier or combine it with their lunch time. This individually tailored and operationally scalable approach is producing far better results than the DoDs one size fits all mandated programs....   [tags: Military Science]
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Global Impact of U.S. Defense Budget Cuts - ... The aircraft manufacturer in question has built a future business plan based on designing, assembly and testing 800 units over 48 months. The company has hired the necessary personnel to ramp up production to the required level and has sub-contracted with raw material providers in order to obtain the right quantities of material to support production. Some of the specific materials used in aircraft manufacturing may require special, often time consuming processes, to achieve the properties desired for the aircraft design....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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Should The XM-25 Replace M203 - ... In the future additional 25mm rounds types could be developed to augment the current HEAB round. Until the rounds are developed and fielded, the XM-25 is limited in its employment, while the M203 can operate in a myriad of operations ranging from lethal to non-lethal operations. The XM-25 weight (12.5 pounds) and overall length (29.5 inches) makes it impractical for the operator to carry another weapon system, besides a pistol. This limits his ability to engage the enemy in a direct firefight....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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The M1 Abrams Tank...and Beyond - ... There were also a number of packages available for fitting depending on the battalion’s mission. The U. S. Marine Corp gained interest in the M1A1 and purchased over 220 of the improved tanks for their strategic operations. The Marine Corps have equipped their M1A1 tanks with specialized fording systems, extended the air intake and exhaust tubes (Brasso, 1998). The M1A1 has managed to remain the majority of the tank force. The Army began production of the M1A2 in 1992 with the intent for it to be able to destroy enemy forces by using firepower, maneuver, and shock effect (Federation of American Scientist, 2000)....   [tags: Military Science]
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The Use of Helicopters for the Primary Purpose of Air Ambulances in World War II - ... From Thailand, the Japanese planned to invade Burma from the south. The primary mission of the Japanese would be to cut off the resupply and reinforcement of troops from the Allied Forces. By controlling most of the Chinese land in the southern area of China, the Japanese put China in a hard position to get resupplied. The first stop for the Japanese army would be Pegu and Rangoon. Once they had control over these two areas, they could then concentrate on moving further north in order to seize and control key positions such as the airfields and much of the land in Burma....   [tags: Military History]
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The Lasting Effects of Agent Orange - ... It was estimated that in South Vietnam, ten million hectares (10,000 square meters in one hectare) of land was destroyed. “Agent Orange was just supposed to take out the jungle so we would be able to see the Vietcong that were our enemy,” said Fullerton, “no one ever told us that it would eventually cause so many health problems with the soldiers serving there, we felt like guinea pigs for a new experiment.” There have been many complaints of side effects that have been connected to Agent Orange....   [tags: Military History ] 1839 words
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The Rebirth of the U.S. Military - The Rebirth of the U.S. Military During this last half of the twentieth century the US military was under siege from all sides, internal and external. The root cause of this situation can be traced back to Vietnam and the governments lack of true commitment. What resulted was the near destruction of the US military. The military managed to come out in the end to become perhaps the best military in the world by completely reevaluating itself and reorganizing almost every aspect . The primary focus will be on the reorganization of the Army and Air force, and how they were affected by the disaster of Vietnam....   [tags: Papers] 2744 words
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Careers In The Military, Audio - Careers In The Military, Audio The occupation of an audio engineer can encompass many different areas of music production. From recording bands in the studio, synchronizing audio to film, sound reinforcement, to even developing the latest technology in the audio field. The possibilities are broad and seemingly endless. It is a field that is constantly changing, and qualifications are always increasing. Many don’t realize the commitment, drive, hard work and dedication involved with becoming successful in the field....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Battle of the Somme as a Military Disaster - Battle of the Somme as a Military Disaster The battle of the Somme was fought in France by the combined British and French armies against the Germans. On the 21st of February 1916 the Germans launched an attack to capture Verdun, which held a key position over the River Meuse and the Eastern front. The German offensive slowly gained ground and the desperate French pleaded for assistance from the British. In an effort to relieve the pressure on the French, the British commander in chief, Sir Douglas Haig agreed to open a major front along the banks of the River Somme, although not an ideal battle ground it happened to be where the British and French lines met....   [tags: Papers] 661 words
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Use of Satire to Target Religion, Military, and Optimism in Voltaire's Candide - Use of Satire to Target Religion, Military, and Optimism in Voltaire's Candide   In his work, Candide, Voltaire uses satire as a means of conveying his opinions about many aspects of European society in the eighteenth century.  Voltaire successfully criticizes religion, the military, and the philosophy of optimism.  Religious leaders are the targets of satire throughout Candide. Voltaire portrays the religious clergy as men who use their positions to further their own causes. In addition, the priests keep the less fortunate oppressed, so the clergy members can continue to enjoy extravagant luxuries....   [tags: Candide Voltaire essays]
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The Sacrifice and Service of American Veterans in the Revolutionary War, World War One and World War II - It is easy to look at AIDS as a big killer in the world today, for the approximate death toll for it is expected to reach around 10 million by 2025. War, on the other hand, has had many times this number of casualties within just single wars, such as World War 1—which is estimated to have killed over 20 million people. The service and sacrifices of America’s Veterans have been providing today’s youth with things such as Government, Freedom, and Respect since the very first war this country every fought....   [tags: American History, Military] 623 words
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NO Mandatory Community Service for Students! - NO Mandatory Community Service for Students. Community service: What a wonderful opportunity for students. A chance for our younger citizens to learn responsibility, experience the satisfaction that comes with helping others and to acquire new skills. Right. Well, that depends who you're talking to. Slip the word "mandatory" behind community service, as school districts in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and hundreds of others have done, and "opportunity" takes a new twist....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive]
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The Role of Public Service - The Role of Public Service Discipline: In Debra Gray’s book: BTEC National Public Service (uniformed) Book 1: discipline is described as obedience to authority. Discipline is necessary in all of the Public Services as it moulds people’s behaviour. It can do this in many ways such as causing fear of punishment, offering material rewards, or by offering opportunities if promotion. The main internet source of definitions I found was www.wikipedia.co.uk here I found definitions such as: Y A system of rules of conduct or method of practice; "he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine"; "for such a plan to work requires discipline"; Y the trait of being well behaved; "he insisted on discipline among the troops" Y the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received" The dictionary definition of discipline is: control or order exercised over people or animals; system of rules for this; training or a way of life aimed at self control or conformity; branch of learning; punishment....   [tags: Papers] 4522 words
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Scholarship Social Service - Scholarship Social Service As I have matured as a student and a scholar it has become more clear to me that in today's society with all it's talk of multi-culturalism and melting pot rhetoric it is blatantly clear that much of the discourse regarding the social world is rooted in Euro-centric research and ideology. As such, I content that it is the role of the African American sociologist to shift the center of analysis from a European focus to one that is inclusive of all people represented in this society....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Human Relations And Organization Behavior of The Army - Cultural Assessment of the United States Army Human Relations and Organizational Behavior Be all you can be. An Army of one. These two phrases are recognized by almost everyone. The United States Army is one of three military departments (Army, Navy and Air Force) that make up the Department of Defense. The organization holds a strong set of core values. Each soldier is also required to instill that same set of values and beliefs. The Seven Core Army Values define what being a soldier is about....   [tags: Military] 1853 words
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How Do Military Hilitorians Explain War? - ... We would agree with this opinion, and give up all theoretical endeavors, were it not for the multitude of propositions that can be demonstrated easily and conclusively.” Clausewitzian theory came close to achievement in understanding the dominance of the West. Clausewitz stands-out from the other authors mentioned in this essay because of his experiences in combat. Other authors state, because of his experience during the Napoleonic wars, he gained the necessary first-hand knowledge of leadership and service on the frontline....   [tags: History War]
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Homosexual Soldiers - When I think of the military I think about the camaraderie between soldiers, the bonds that tie them closer than brothers, and the willingness of one to die for another. I think about the long hours at work, the cramped living quarters and shared showers. I think about long deployments on ships where three hundred and fifty Sailors and Marines live in a single room. My husband had the privilege of serving in the United States Marine Corps for eight years, six of which we were married. I have witnessed the military men and women serve our country to the best of their ability, enduring endless hardships....   [tags: Military Policy, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Changing National Guard - The Changing Army National Guard Not all people understand the purpose of the Army National Guard; it is changing. Most people have heard the conversations. From conversations around the water cooler, to the nightly news, to one’s local home town papers; for those who are fortunate enough to have a town that supports an Army National Guard Unit, many ask, “Why is the Army National Guard (ARNG) going overseas. Isn’t it the Army National Guard’s job to be on the forefront of homeland security. America has a regular army that is supposed to go overseas and fight the country’s battles.” So what is the purpose and mission of the ARNG today....   [tags: Military Army] 1828 words
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Women in the Israeli Army - ... Afterwards, the IDF moved forward in its thinking and allowed women to be included in the operational divisions. This meant that women could now participate more actively in duties related to combat situations. This decision was a turning point for women in the army as they would participate in a much more active role so that men would be readily available for active combat. Some of these newer duties for women included operation sergeants, combat instructors, communication instructors and even officers “60 Years of Women in the IDF”....   [tags: Military Science, Egalitarianism]
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Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell - ... Another problem with the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is that, if discovered, homosexuals will be discharged from the military. The discharge of a homosexual from the military, based on his personal life, is a violation of equal rights. Every human is different, but none should be judged separately based upon who they are. “We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in our Constitution: the notion that we are all created equal, that no matter who you are or what you look like, if you abide by the law you should be protected by it; that if you adhere to our common values you should be treated no different than anyone else” (Obama 1)....   [tags: Military Gay Rights]
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The Relation of the Anxiety Buffer Disruption Theory on the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Deployed Combat Troops - ... For the members of the society that were affected by the earthquake, their world view was disrupted allowing an increased desire for foreigners to be present to give aid (Pyszczynski & Kesebir, 2011). In contrast those unaffected remained steadfast in their belief of the resistance to foreign influence (2011). This principle change in beliefs adds support to the concept of ABDT as it correlates the change in belief to the increase of stimuli that conflict with the perceived cultural worldview (2011)....   [tags: Military Science, Psychology]
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The Sisters of Charity and their Service in the Civil War - The Sisters of Charity and their Service in the Civil War In Lincoln's inaugural address on March 4, 1861, he pronounced that the Union could not be dissolved by an act of secession (Ward 34). On April 12, 1861, the first shot was fired upon Fort Sumpter, and so began the Civil War in the United States. On April 9. 1865, Grant and Lee met at the Appomattox Court House, for the surrendering of the Confederate Army, and then the Civil War officially ended. In the four years of conflict between these dates, our nation lost by death and disease 600,000 men....   [tags: American America History]
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Billy Mitchell’s Impact on American Military Aviation Development - ... As a result starting in the 1920s and all the way up to WWII, “the rhetoric of ACTS was evolving ever more rapidly towards a full and unconstrained articulation of a theory of independent strategic bombing.” By the mid-1930’s one of Mitchell’s disciples Major Harold George was serving in an instrumental position at the ACTS, welding his influence laying the groundwork for an “independent strategic theory.” Here is a perfect point where you can directly sense the impact of Mitchell’s leadership and influence....   [tags: History World War Two]
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TRICARE: The Restructuring of Military Healthcare System in Response to Physician Shortages - ... The immigrant physicians (67%) are employed more to the primary care shortage areas outside of the metropolitan statistical areas than U.S medical graduates (39.8%., Hing, & Lin, 2009). However the U.S physician shortage is still ongoing because since the 1950s the U.S had not produced enough of its own physicians. In the U.S, India and the Philippines contribute the highest numbers of physician immigrants to supplement the nation’s shortage. The shortage of physicians is in the primary care field in the U.S....   [tags: Health, Health Expenditure, Department of Defense] 1973 words
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Attacks and Al-Qaeda in Northern Afghanistan - According to the New York Times, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have opened a new front in the previously peaceful northern Afghanistan. They have also stepped up attacks in their heartland, southern provinces. To defeat the insurgents, General McChrystal, the US commander in Kabul, has requested 40,000 additional troops and resources to persuade the moderate Taliban to abandon violence. But this strategy is likely to succeed only with the help from key regional states. Increased fatalities and dwindled public support have put pressure on President Obama to end the war quickly....   [tags: Afghanistan, USA, military, Al-Qaeda] 2095 words
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Life in the Navy: Past and Present - Lieutenant Willis Steward Keith, the last captain of the Caine, says, “Every hour spent on the Caine was a great hour in all our lives –– if you don’t think so now you will later on, more and more” in Herman Wouk’s novel, The Caine Mutiny (526-527). This novel is the story of the life of a young man, Willie Keith, and his career in the United States Navy. The novel is set during World War II, a time of great struggle and hardship for Americans. The life of a naval officer in the World War II era, as portrayed in The Caine Mutiny, had many hardships, some similar to those experienced by present-day naval officers and some different....   [tags: Military History]
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Was The Draft Unfair? - ... One study found that "both college enrollment and completion reduce the probability of smoking initiation, and both increase the probability of smoking cessation; and college completion reduces the probability of obesity." (MacInnis) These health risks are shown to have a more than likely chance of showing up in men who do not have a college education, which many men were deprived of having to serve in the war. After their tour was up, most men were either too old to benefit from attending college or could not afford to....   [tags: Military Issues]
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