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Published: 26 November 2020

160 Pages | 10 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199859252

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American Military History: A Very Short Introduction

Joseph T. Glatthaar

Very Short Introductions

  • Introduces readers to the role of the American military in the country's past
  • Explores how the military is shaping the country and current and future national security issues
  • Examines the difference between civilian soldiers and a standing army, professionalism in the military, the growth of mechanization and technology, and the limits of power