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    Assignment One: Article Review

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    be considered when treating potentially suicidal behaviors and ideations. It is his contention that combat exposure is not extensively responsible for suicide in the military as society would believe (Bryan, 2011). Rather, Bryan (2011), highlights psychosocial difficulties including “life stressors, emotion-regulation problems, etc.” (Bryan, 2011), and warns clinicians of overemphasizing combat exposure. Additionally, Bryan (2011) cites a lack of controlled studies and application of “interventions

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    In Soft Spots: A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post-traumatic stress disorder, Sargent Clint Van Winkle participated in one of the bloodiest wars in Iraq. Sargent Winkle signed up to protect his country, without truly understanding the reason for the war. He did not know what to expect, what was going to happen, exactly who it was going to happen to, but courageously he was out there waiting on an answer that in fact was never revealed. However, Winkle was a part of that war, which made him agree

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    Bierce uses a young boy to connect to his audience with what is the disillusions of war, then leads them into the actuality and brutalities of war. Bierce uses a six year old boy as his instrument to relate to his readers the spirits of men going into combat, then transferring them into the actual terrors of war. In the beginning of the short story, the young boy is already imprinted with the ideas of war from his father. His father was a former soldier who “had fought against naked savages and followed

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    feelings take the better of their judgment in almost all situations. They cannot stay in close quarters with men since they will only be a distraction. Women cannot be physically up to combat for this reason, women in P.E. have lower standards than men have to execute which extends a woman’s vulnerability in combat. In other words, there should only be one standard for the military, which is the men’s standard and even if a woman beats a certain

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    country, and I believe they should be able to. The men that fight for our country are against women fighting in combat. They believe that women are not capable of doing what they do to defend and fight for our country. The men feel that they cannot trust women to help back them up at war simply because of the fact that they are women. There are some opponents of the ban of women fighting in combat that say that having women and men together in war may lead to women accusing the men of sexual harassment

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    Modern Warfare

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    “Survival of the fittest”, means the strong will succeed but the fearful will not, this is the case when it comes to military technology. If investments in military technology stop we may put the safety of the citizens in harm’s way. What advancements have been made in our military’s tech and what is still being developed? Technology in the military has greatly increased strength and eased the ranking among world powers and effected the development of new military weapons. Technology is a very important

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    Women in the Military

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    States military is even inviting women into their ranks. Military Women rising up in status and prestige is a great thing, but there are some things which they cannot do. Women should never be allowed in combat during a war. Women, physically, are not as capable as men to handle the duties of combat. To enter the United States Military, women are required to do physically less than men. As a man is required 20 pull-ups, a woman is demanded 5 for this very reason. Carrying gear upwards of 100 pounds

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    The Theme of the Epic Poem, Beowulf

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                                 fell in combat a prince, in valor;                                  no edge killed him my hand-grip crushed                           his beating heart, his life’s bone-house (2501-09). Yes, Beowulf was full of pride and self-confidence; this made him impetuous in his actions. Regarding the dragon, “its strength and fire seemed nothing at all to the strong old king”(2348-49); before facing the dragon, he was reminiscing about his valour in combat against the Hetware and

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    Jousting

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    race towards each other in a test of skill and nerve. The joust grew from the chaotic melee of the tournaments that were always taking place. As more and more restrictions were put on man to man combat; a tournament was developed where men rode horses and carried lances. This dangerous form of combat, was an event designed to test the horsemanship and weapons skill of the individual knight. Jousting tournaments caught on quickly because it truly tested every aspect of a chivalric man. Not only

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    folded properly. A private bathroom with surveillance cameras was also constructed for Faulkner to prevent any foul play. The second of these two women was Shannon Workman. In 1994, she became the first woman to qualify as a female pilot who was combat ready in the Navy. Although the military and the public recognize women like Faulkner and Workman, many women who work to reach their goals go unrecognized. Women have been a part of the Marine Corps since 1943; but today (after over fifty years)

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