There are scads of books written about military leadership, or act of heroism so great they are deserving of their own manuscript. This is not one of those books. This book is about the moments that made us laugh along the way. These are the times that built morale, helped us cope, and otherwise helped make the in between times bearable. What do we mean by the funny moments? Well, have you ever sent a brand new Private to the Supply Sergeant looking for dehydrated water, or a personalized body bag? We have. Have you ever planned a prank that backfired? We have. Have you ever put together a prank that took advanced planning, time, trouble, and precision to execute? When that prank took place did people have to leave a dining hall because they were laughing too hard? These are the stories of what happens when guys spend too much time together and start to act like, well, guys. These are the times we pranked someone with ether (yes the anesthetic), the times we made the new Private do things just to see if he would...in other words this is what happens when boys are boys and they have too much time on their hands. We do hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed living them.
You can't handle the truth. These iconic words, bellowed by Jack Nicholson as Colonel Jessup in the 1992 movie A Few Good Men, became an emblem of the conflict between honor and truth that the collective imagination often considers the quintessence of military justice. The military is the rare part of contemporary society that enjoys the privilege of policing its own members' behavior, with special courts and a separate body of rules. Whether one is for or against this system, military trials are fascinating and little understood. This book opens a window on the military judicial system, offering an accessible and balanced assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of military legal regimes around the world. It illuminates US military justice through a comparison with civilian and foreign models for the administration of justice, with a particular emphasis on the UK and Canadian military justice systems. Drawing on his experience as a serving officer, private practitioner, and law professor, Eugene R. Fidell presents a hard-hitting tour of the field, exploring military justice trends across different countries and compliance (or lack thereof) with contemporary human rights standards. He digs into critical issues such as the response to sexual assault in the armed forces, the challenges of protecting judicial independence, and the effect of social media and modern technology on age-old traditions of military discipline. A rich series of case studies, ranging from examples of misconduct, such as the devastating Abu Ghraib photos, to political tangles, such as the Guantanamo military commissions, throw light on the high profile and occasionally obscure circumstances that emerge from today's military operations around the world. As Fidell's account shows, by understanding the mechanism of military justice we can better comprehend the political values of a country.
A Communication Perspective on the Military brings into focus the challenge of sense-making in the war state. How do military family members talk to one another about the stress of deployment on their lives? How do media - old and new - render the costs of war meaningful? How is the narrative of war rhetorically constructed? The dynamics of military family transactions, media-military relations, and war rhetoric reveal, reinforce, and may even disrupt US war culture. Offering close analysis and thoughtful critique, this book reflects upon the ways the meaning of war is communicated in private lives, social relations, and public affairs. The collection highlights three broad areas of concern: communication in the military family; the military in the media; and rhetoric surrounding the military. Katheryn Maguire, Roger Stahl, and Gordon Mitchell introduce each section with overarching and integrative literature reviews that offer directions for the field. Each section includes six chapters reporting the latest research and offering suggestions for practical applications. The book is a must-have reference for military and communication scholars and an ideal text for graduate seminars and upper division undergraduate courses focusing on communication and the military.
A Private Commentary on Ruth is an explanatory commentary. I ask the scriptures questions and listen to the answers, including reasonable answers to the difficult questions raised by the Epistle. Other commentaries from the Puritans to the present are consulted and used. The result is an in-depth explanation and discussion of each verse, idea, theme, and biblical truth met during the course of the exposition. The commentary was written for the the Bible study group leader, Sunday School teacher, local church Pastor, and Bible college student. The point of view is a conservative theology. Bible students who desire to understand and apply the scriptures are invited to study the book with me and come to their own conclusions.
This Book Set consists of: *9781848558908 - Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honor of Charles C. Moskos (Part A) *9781848558922 - Advances in Military Sociology: Essays in Honor of Charles C. Moskos (Part B) There could be no better homage to recently deceased sociologist Charles C. Moskos than dedicating to him this selection of the papers presented at RC01's international conference in Seoul (July 2008). It offers an up-to-date view of the panorama of social studies on armed forces and conflict resolution in a context of fast-moving change that renders many preceding theoretical previsions obsolete. Just to cite two aspects of this change, one can point first of all to how the presented studies move beyond the very concept of globalization, after which the conference had been named. It in fact emerged with clarity that the new dimensions of the context in which militaries and military policy must move are those of a constant, diffuse interaction of the 'local' and the 'global', so-called globalization. A second aspect, in the international area, is the shift towards a multipolar global order with the United States, the European Union, China, Russia, Latin America, Japan and India all manoeuvring for position, a shift that has significant consequences on military action as well.
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