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.
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.
How will the latest series of sweeping reforms affect China's expanding private equity industry? How does this complex sector of the massive Chinese economy point the way towards further explosive growth? How can investors position themselves under the new regulatory system to do business in the future? Private Equity Funds in China: A 20-Year Overview, in 2 volumes, serves as the definitive resource on understanding and navigating China's private funds market. Both a history and a guide, the 2 volumes of this set explain the ups-and-downs of China's private funds market and the substantial differences and striking similarities between China's private equity market and similar markets in the United States and Europe. With comprehensive data and statistics, as well as inside information, Chief Editor Xia Bin, the Counselor of the State Council, presents policy recommendations which could potentially change China's equity funds sector, and even the asset management market. Private Equity Funds in China: A 20-Year Overview offers a bold and frank assessment of the state of the industry and reveals: The inner workings of China's private securities and non-securities investment funds The intricacies of China's "sunshine" private funds The progression of China's venture capital funds
A survey of warfare between England under Henry VIII and Scotland from the death of James IV, identifying its objectives and accounting for its inconclusive nature.
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