Explores the role of the armed forces in nation building, controlling piracy, providing disaster relief, and quelling domestic unrest. Examines who should serve in the armed forces, use of the draft, and women in combat. Discusses management issues such as training, use of private contractors, and corruption and waste in procurement. Also looks at policies governing armed forces personnel, such as tours of duty, care of veterans, and the rules of engagement.
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Price: US $29.45