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Published: 10 February 2011

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780195394481

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A More Perfect Military

How the Constitution Can Make Our Military Stronger

Diane H. Mazur

  • First book that explains how the military has become a world unto itself, increasingly free from the oversight of the US Constitution
  • Expansive account of the social transformation of the US military since the 1970s
  • Traces the main social developments in the military since the 1970s—its increasing identification with the Republican party and how the all-volunteer approach has fueled the culture wars
  • Offers sensible proposals for expanding the Constitution's authority so that it effectively covers the military once again
  • Author is a former US Air Force officer and can speak credibly about the issue

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