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The Resource How everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon, Rosa Brooks

How everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon, Rosa Brooks

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How everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon
Title
How everything became war and the military became everything
Title remainder
tales from the Pentagon
Statement of responsibility
Rosa Brooks
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Language
eng
Summary
The first serious book to examine what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased. Once, war was a temporary state of affairs—a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today, America’s wars are everywhere and forever: our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today, military personnel don’t just “kill people and break stuff.” Instead, they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, develop soap operas, and patrol for pirates. You name it, the military does it. Rosa Brooks traces this seismic shift in how America wages war from an unconventional perspective—that of a former top Pentagon official who is the daughter of two anti-war protesters and a human rights activist married to an Army Green Beret. Her experiences lead her to an urgent warning: When the boundaries around war disappear, we risk destroying America’s founding values and the laws and institutions we’ve built—and undermining the international rules and organizations that keep our world from sliding towards chaos. If Russia and China have recently grown bolder in their foreign adventures, it’s no accident; US precedents and legal arguments have paved the way for the increasingly unconstrained use of military power by states around the globe. Meanwhile, as war continues to expand we continue to pile new tasks onto the military, making it increasingly ill-prepared for the threats America will face in the years to come. By turns a memoir, a work of journalism, a scholarly exploration into history, anthropology and law, and a rallying cry,How Everything Became War transforms the familiar into the alien, showing us that the culture we inhabit is reshaping us in ways we may suspect, but don’t really understand. It’s the kind of book that will leave you moved, astonished, and profoundly disturbed, for the world around us is quietly changing beyond recognition—and time is running out to make things right
Summary
A former top Pentagon official, daughter of anti-war activists, wife of an Army Green Beret and human rights activist presents a scholarly examination of how a constant state of war is contrary to America's founding values, undermines international rules and compromises future security
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10521874
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355/.033573
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.B7837 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
tales from the Pentagon
Label
How everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon, Rosa Brooks
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Tremors -- The new American way of war -- Pirates! -- Wanna go to Gitmo? -- Lawyers with guns -- The full spectrum -- The secret war -- Future warfare -- What's an army for? -- What we've made it -- How we got here -- Putting war into a box -- Taming war-- An optimistic enterprise -- Making war -- Making the state -- Un-making sovereignty -- Making the military -- An age of uncertainty -- Counting the costs -- Car bombs and radioactive sushi -- War everywhere, law nowhere? -- Institutional costs -- Managing war's paradoxes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 438 pages
Isbn
9781476777863
Lccn
2016005348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)940795371
Label
How everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon, Rosa Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Tremors -- The new American way of war -- Pirates! -- Wanna go to Gitmo? -- Lawyers with guns -- The full spectrum -- The secret war -- Future warfare -- What's an army for? -- What we've made it -- How we got here -- Putting war into a box -- Taming war-- An optimistic enterprise -- Making war -- Making the state -- Un-making sovereignty -- Making the military -- An age of uncertainty -- Counting the costs -- Car bombs and radioactive sushi -- War everywhere, law nowhere? -- Institutional costs -- Managing war's paradoxes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 438 pages
Isbn
9781476777863
Lccn
2016005348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)940795371

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