The Resource The future of the citizen-soldier force : issues and answers, Jeffrey A. Jacobs

The future of the citizen-soldier force : issues and answers, Jeffrey A. Jacobs

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The future of the citizen-soldier force : issues and answers
Title
The future of the citizen-soldier force
Title remainder
issues and answers
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey A. Jacobs
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most significant post-Cold War issues being debated in Congress is the future of the U.S. Army's reserve components. Although National Guard and Army Reserve units fought well in the Persian Gulf war, Jeffrey Jacobs warns that Americans should not be sanguine about their ability to perform effectively in future conflicts. Having served in the active Army as well as both the Guard and the Reserve, Jacobs offers a unique perspective on the current missions, structure, and policies of the Army and the impact of the reserve system on its readiness for combat. From both active and reserve points of view, Jacobs describes the current limitations and deficiencies inherent in the separate structures of the Army's three disparate components. He finds the roots of many of the reserves' problems in their strong ties to tradition and politics. The solutions he proposes focus on integrating the three components into a true Total Army - in fact as well as in rhetoric. Such reforms will affect several sacred cows, including state control of the National Guard, the weekend drill system, and the geography-based reserve system. Much has been written about the reserves, but few recent writers have proposed such far-reaching reforms. Jacobs's controversial proposals will interest those who make, influence, and study military policy. Here is a stimulating and thought-provoking consideration of a vital aspect of America's defense posture
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
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Jacobs, Jeffrey A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA42
LC item number
.J33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Reserve (Militär)
  • USA
Label
The future of the citizen-soldier force : issues and answers, Jeffrey A. Jacobs
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-179) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Three-Army System -- 2. The Evolution of Three Armies -- 3. Systemic Disconnects in the Total Army Circuit -- 4. Geography, Time, and Other Readiness Detractors -- 5. Lessons Learned from Desert Storm -- 6. Realizing the Potential of the Reserve Components -- 7. Through the Political Minefield
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780813118475
Lccn
93028304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28507579
  • (OCoLC)ocm28507579
Label
The future of the citizen-soldier force : issues and answers, Jeffrey A. Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Three-Army System -- 2. The Evolution of Three Armies -- 3. Systemic Disconnects in the Total Army Circuit -- 4. Geography, Time, and Other Readiness Detractors -- 5. Lessons Learned from Desert Storm -- 6. Realizing the Potential of the Reserve Components -- 7. Through the Political Minefield
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
186 pages
Isbn
9780813118475
Lccn
93028304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28507579
  • (OCoLC)ocm28507579

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