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Demystifying the citizen soldier, Raphael S. Cohen

Label
Demystifying the citizen soldier
Title
Demystifying the citizen soldier
Statement of responsibility
Raphael S. Cohen
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The National Guard is often portrayed as the modern heir to the colonial militia and retaining at least three of the latter's defining attributes - a key instrument of American national security, a check on federal power, and home of today's 'citizen soldiers.' This report explores how the term citizen soldier has been defined in academic literature - as compulsory, universal, legitimate service by civilians - and then looks at how the National Guard has evinced these attributes at various periods in its history. Since the United States' founding, the militia - and later, the National Guard - slowly evolved into an increasingly formidable warfighting force and increasingly important tool for national security. This evolution, however, has come at the expense of two other attributes of the colonial militia - serving as a check on federal power and filling its ranks with citizen soldiers. The report concludes that there are inherent and increasing tensions among being a warfighting force, serving as a check on federal power, and embodying the ideals of a citizen soldier, and it is not clear that the Guard - or any other force for that matter - can fully reconcile them. Ultimately, the Guard's transformation from citizen soldiers to a professional force may very well be inevitable and is likely a positive development for American national security. It is, however, important to realize that this trend is occurring, to demystify the citizen soldier, and to see the force for what it is." --From publisher website
Cataloging source
ABC
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Cohen, Raphael S
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA42
LC item number
.C64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Project Air Force (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Civil-military relations
  • Military doctrine
  • United States
Label
Demystifying the citizen soldier, Raphael S. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "RR-1141-AF"--P. 4 of cover
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
  • "Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 32-39)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
viii, 39 pages
Isbn
9780833091635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931696068
  • (OCoLC)ocn931696068
Label
Demystifying the citizen soldier, Raphael S. Cohen
Publication
Note
  • "RR-1141-AF"--P. 4 of cover
  • "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
  • "Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 32-39)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
viii, 39 pages
Isbn
9780833091635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)931696068
  • (OCoLC)ocn931696068

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