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remembrance ni Worst 24 hours in Australian military history

remembrance ni Worst 24 hours in Australian military history

remembrance ni Worst 24 hours in Australian military history.. Ten years ago the CWGC’s Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery was officially dedicated in a service at[r]

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U.S. Army Military History Institute Historical Services Division 10 Aug 05 TACTICS & WEAPONS,

U.S. Army Military History Institute Historical Services Division 10 Aug 05 TACTICS & WEAPONS,

Army Military History Institute Korean War Historical Services Division.. 10 Aug 05.[r]

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Army officers, historians and journalists: the emergence, expansion and diversification of British military history, 1854 1914

Army officers, historians and journalists: the emergence, expansion and diversification of British military history, 1854 1914

The material used in the teaching of Military History at the army’s academies has remained virtually unused by historians; this is a reflection, itself, of the lack of scholarly interest in the subject. 95 This material includes the coursework and exam papers set as part of the Military History syllabus at the Staff College, Sandhurst and Woolwich. In fact, the exam papers set by these institutions survive for the period 1854-1914. The Staff College exam papers were published several months after each exam, although exam answers have not survived to the same degree. Nonetheless, the Liddell Hart Centre holds the papers of several figures who either studied Military History at the Staff College or taught the subject. 96 The private papers of officers who held high rank during the First World War have been donated to archives more frequently than those who served in the army before the 1890s. As a result, the coursework and essays produced by students which still survives predominantly relates to the two decades preceding the outbreak of the Great War. Nevertheless, despite these drawbacks, the collective wealth of information contained in some papers provides an unparalleled insight into how the subject was understood and utilised by the army during the second half of the long nineteenth century. The library of the Joint Service Command and Staff College at Shrivenham also holds the majority of the teaching material which was used
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British Military History for Dummies.pdf

British Military History for Dummies.pdf

‘Gentleman Johnny’ Burgoyne was a fair soldier, an absentee Member of the House of Commons, a poet, a playwright, a successful gambler, a sportsman, and a compulsive party goer. The best parties were in London, so he left Canada on winter leave. He judged, correctly, that the heart of the revolution lay in the New England colonies and formulated a plan to isolate the rebels there by a triple thrust converging on Albany in the Hudson valley. First, Howe’s army would strike north up the river from New York, then a force under Colonel Barry St Leger would advance along the Mohawk to its conflu- ence with the Hudson, and finally his own army would enter the Hudson valley by the traditional route from the north. In London, he discussed his ideas with Lord George Germain (who, as Lord George Sackville, had brought such disgrace on the cavalry at Minden – see Chapter 8) and been declared unfit to serve the Crown in any military capacity. Since then, Germain had become a close friend of King George III and been appointed Secretary of State for the Colonies in Lord North’s government. It beggars belief, but Germain now had more say in how the war should be run than anyone else. He accepted Burgoyne’s plan, then made a hideous blunder by informing Howe of the details while leaving it to his discretion whether he played his part in it or not. As it happened, Howe’s plans for 1777 involved an advance against Philadelphia with a view to forcing Washington into a decisive battle. He was, in any event, senior to Burgoyne and fully intended to exercise the discretion Germain had given him. Unaware of the strategic time bomb tick- ing away beneath his feet, Burgoyne returned to Canada and prepared to take the offensive.
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AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. The Professional Women at Dahlgren Naval Base DEBORAH LAWTON DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND MILITARY HISTORY

AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. The Professional Women at Dahlgren Naval Base DEBORAH LAWTON DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND MILITARY HISTORY

degree program at American Public University System, Charles Town, WV. Deborah has extensive experience working with high school aged children. As an regional award-winning Master Volunteer with the National Park Service, she has lead a 4H Heritage Club for 5 years, teaching children ages 6-19 the history and performance of heritage crafts as well as the art of historical interpretation. Her various experiences from IT technician, farm manager, historical docent, and homeschooling mother of six children have developed both the technical background and organizational skills necessary to complete the tasks involved in this type of oral history program.
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Killing in a posthuman world: the philosophy and practice of critical military history

Killing in a posthuman world: the philosophy and practice of critical military history

World War saw prodigious expansions in the mechanisation of killing, but the move towards a posthuman military really occurred during the “wizard’s war” of 1939- 1945 when, in an unprecedented fashion, scientists came to define and revolutionalize how war was actually fought. Initially, the revolution was not driven by conventional concerns (after all, scientists had long been necessary for the development of military technologies such as artillery pieces) but by more theoretical concerns associated with radar, sonar, and the atomic bomb. By the 1950s, the Military Industrial Complex was firmly entrenched. At the end of that decade, nearly ten per cent of Americans in employment were working either directly or indirectly by the Department of Defense. 2 In the 1950s, the armed forces and their firms consumed between 85 and 90 per cent of all goods and services purchased by the federal government. 3
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Military History The experiences of people who become homeless after military service

Military History The experiences of people who become homeless after military service

interviews. They were often intertwined, pushing the individual towards homelessness, and were associated more often with the older respondents. Ex-service people with mental health problems can be divided into two types: older people, who may have been in the armed forces for many years, seen much active service, and be suffering from post- traumatic stress disorder; and young early leavers who may have come to the armed forces with psychological ‘baggage’ from their childhood. Post- traumatic stress disorder may be associated with heavy alcohol use, and may persist undiagnosed for many years. Some respondents suffered from a range of mental health problems other than post- traumatic stress disorder, which may have originated prior to their time in the armed forces. Two respondents had dual diagnoses of post- traumatic stress disorder and another mental health condition. Relationship problems could be caused by long periods of absence, a key feature of military life. Post-traumatic stress disorder could also lead to relationship breakdown after leaving the armed forces. Bereavement, occurring when an ex-service person is already struggling with problems such as alcohol misuse and post-traumatic stress disorder, can be acutely devastating.
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Civil-military relations in post-military regimes in Latin America

Civil-military relations in post-military regimes in Latin America

Regarding their military history, both countries have a comparable background. Both had an indigenous population whose territory was conquered by the Spanish during the 16th century (Vacs, 2015, and Loveman, 1999). The ancestors of both countries are a mix of indigenous and Spanish people. Therefore, in large parts, Argentina and Ecuador are culturally comparable. The countries both have Spanish roots in the military apparatus, so the origin of the militaries are equal in that sense. A quote about the rewards for Spanish soldiers during the reconquista of the Iberian Peninsula shows the origin of the norms of the military apparatus in Latin America: “soldiers in Spain were rewarded booty, land, tax exemptions, special legal status (fueros), and royal privileges” (Loveman, 1999, p. 1). The role of the armed forces during the Spanish conquest of Latin America, mainly to organise central control, was also key during the wars of independence in both countries. After its independence from the Spanish, Argentina fought another war with Uruguay and Brazil, to secure its territory in 1828 (Vacs, 2015). So did Ecuador which became fully independent of Colombia in 1830 (BBC, 2012). The military in both countries was popular and admired for its performance during the war of
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A History of History

A History of History

understanding of the historian.’ (p. 99) We could say something very similar about science: science imposes a conceptual structure upon the world in order to make sense of it.(8) Like many ‘historians of a particular kind’, Munslow seems to be working from a fairly outdated concept of the philosophy of science here. Ultimately, one of the reasons that a postmodernist philosophy of history has largely failed to make much of an impact is its refusal by and large to examine what it is that historians actually do, preferring instead to concentrate on a priori literary theory – favouring prescription over description. Herman Paul has recently argued for something like a ‘performative turn’ in the philosophy of history: focusing upon what historians actually do as opposed to looking at the finished product.(9) And as we have seen, Frank Ankersmit quite sensibly argues philosophers of history need to take what historians actually do as their starting point, and move on from there. Complain as he might that historians are failing to take the writings of Jenkins et al. seriously, Munslow doesn’t seem to understand that as long as he continues to produce prescriptions which are far divorced from the actual practise of history, he is fated to become something like a Priestley of historical method; clinging to phlogiston theory while all around him move on.
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Military K 12 Partners. Military K 12 Partners

Military K 12 Partners. Military K 12 Partners

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the resources and support all military-connected students need to succeed in a dynamic world. In addition to the nearly 87,000 students served in DoDEA schools around the world, approximately 1.2 million children of military families attend public schools across the nation. In 2007, DoDEA received authority in the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act to work collaboratively with the U. S. Department of Education to meet the educational needs of military-connected students who attend public schools. The DoDEA Educational Partnership Grant Program (Educational Partnership Program) provides resources, including grants, to local educational agencies (LEAs) to support schools that enroll large numbers of military-connected students. Through the Educational Partnership Program, LEAs develop strategies and programs to support the academic, social, and emotional needs of military-connected students and their families.
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Military K 12 Partners. Military K 12 Partners

Military K 12 Partners. Military K 12 Partners

New Mexico’s current graduation requirements specify that all high school students must complete one course unit of an honors, Advanced Placement (AP), dual credit, or distance learning course prior to graduation. By expanding the virtual learning program, APS allows students to enroll in online AP classes, dual credit, and specialized coursework not otherwise available on-site. These options are particularly beneficial for the district’s numerous military students who face changing credit requirements and course completion challenges when transitioning in or out of the district during the school year.
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Strategies Used by Military Spouse Small Businesses During a Military Relocation

Strategies Used by Military Spouse Small Businesses During a Military Relocation

The purpose of triangulation is to provide an in-depth understanding of an occurrence (Denzin & Lincoln, 2013). For this study, I employed methodological triangulation based on semistructured interviews and archival documents to explore the use of strategies by military spouse small business owners to operate a business during a military relocation. Qu and Dumay (2011) posited the design of semistructured interview is to interject with probing questions to bring out detailed responses. Semistructured interviews are the most popular because of their attributes of flexibility, accessibility, and capable of extracting important data (Seierstad & Kirton, 2015). As demonstrated by Bodolica and Spraggon (2015), I used the semistructured interviews, which allows me to delve deeper and ask probing follow-up questions to interesting answers provided by the respondents. Before each audiotaped interview session, the interviewee mut read and signed a consent form (Lou & Dahesihsari, 2013). Following Lou and Dahesihsari, I audiotaped of the interview sessions to ensure accurate articulation of the data collected from the interview sessions. In parallel with Chien, Liao, Walters, and Lee (2016), the participants received a synopsis of their answers to review for accuracy, to add more data, and provide the researcher an opportunity to ask additional questions.
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Bureaucratic-military relations during the military governments of Ghana and Nigeria.

Bureaucratic-military relations during the military governments of Ghana and Nigeria.

In Ghana, following the initial period of exper­ imentation and dislocation, the military and the bureau­ cracy worked closely together to solve the underlying problems of the country. Fortunately, these problems had been relatively few. The primary problems were those of an economic nature, and posed the greatest challenge to the N.L.C.. At the time of the coup, the economic problems consisted of inflation, unemployment, over­ expenditure and mismanagement in the public sector, and were of such magnitude that the Ghanaian economy was on the verge of bankruptcy in the international economic system. These problems wore all closely inter-related, and policy aimed at the solution to each part of the over-all problem of economics had to be co-ordinated.
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GOVERNMENT & MILITARY

GOVERNMENT & MILITARY

Our specialized solutions for advanced visualization applications, namely our Velocity line of video and KVM extenders and our VX Routers, create a deep synergy between military applications and Thinklogical solutions. Therefore, our switching and extension technologies are widely deployed and used within the infrastructure of training, computer simulation, immersive, and VR military environments and

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Trimming Military Judisdiction:  An Unrealistic Solution to Reforming Military Justice

Trimming Military Judisdiction: An Unrealistic Solution to Reforming Military Justice

or victims, and off-post crimes unrelated to organized military maneuvers are to be tried in federal district courts.30 Secondly, treaties and executive agreements3 ' with foreign govern[r]

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Outsourcing military training: the role of security networks in foreign military assistance

Outsourcing military training: the role of security networks in foreign military assistance

refers to the provision of services along the military spectrum, ranging from logistics to direct combat, this holds true for the provision of military assistance alone as well. An embryonic private military sector providing military training services existed both in the United States and the United Kingdom well before the end of the Cold War. The US firm Vinnell, for instance, won a contract to train Saudi Arabian National Guard already in 1977 34 , while British PMSCs like Watchguard, Saladin, KMS, Gurkha Security Guards, DSL (now ArmorGroup) have been involved in military assistance starting from the end of the Sixties. It is true, however, that the transformations following the end of the Cold War played a crucial role in the creation of a market for military assistance for a number of reasons. First, the downsizing of major armies broadened the supply of military expertise enormously. At the same time, the transformations within Western armies increased the demand for external contractors. The strain on human and financial resources encouraged the specialization of military personnel and the outsourcing of functions other than combat, such as foreign military training. In the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review, for instance, the US Department of Defense (DoD) planned the gradual privatization of all activities not ‘directly linked to warfighting’. 35 In addition, the end of the Cold War produced a disentanglement of major powers from many areas of the developing world. The presence of military advisors, who had had a crucial role in military training and assistance in the previous decades, plummeted especially in Africa 36 . Finally, the increasing practice of outsourcing is driven by an ideological shift produced by the ‘privatization revolution’ following the rise of neoliberalism, but also the growing awareness that an engagement
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Sexual Assault in the Military

Sexual Assault in the Military

not go far enough. Because the sweep was announced ahead of time, Parrish argues that it gave Service members the opportunity to hide offensive material. Furthermore, the sweep did not extend to individual desks, cabinets, lockers, or military-issued computer hard drives, where much of the offensive content is located. See Statement of Nancy J. Parrish submitted to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 2 [hereinafter Parrish Statement], available at http://www.eusccr.com/msa1.htm. See also Jennifer Hlad, Does Social Media Add Fuel to Degrading Actions?, S TARS AND S TRIPES , May 20, 2013, available at http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/05/20/does-social- media-add-fuel-to-degrading-actions.html?comp=7000024213943&rank=1, (describing cyber-sexual harassment perpetrated by Service members and social media websites popular with Service members that contain jokes about rape and domestic violence).
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Forecasting military expenditure

Forecasting military expenditure

Note, however, that Ward et al. (2010) forcefully remind us that empirical results in the form of regression coeffi- cients may not tell us much about the actual influence of specific explanatory variables on military spending: policy prescriptions cannot be based on statistical summaries of probabilistic models. Thus, we now proceed with in-sample predictions, out-of-sample forecasts and Bayesian model averaging. Moving from empirical analyses based on statis- tical significance to prediction/forecasting serves two pur- poses. Firstly, it allows us to discriminate among explanatory factors more accurately according to their pre- dictive power. Secondly, it offers a more solid scientific basis for assessing future levels of military spending, which is highly relevant from a policy perspective. In the follow- ing, we focus on the third model specification in Table 1 as it appears more conservative than Models 1 and 2.
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Experiences of military transition

Experiences of military transition

The majority of the understanding on military spouses’ experiences is gleaned through non-empirically based investigation, or what is termed ‘grey literature.’ This is credible information brought together through engaging key organisations and informs important relevant documentation (for example, Fossey 2012). A review of the empirical qualitative research is now required to ensure that this important material is brought forward to help influence and support appropriate policy, alongside the ‘grey literature’. It is also of particular relevance due to recent restructuring of the UK armed forces. This is set to substantially increase the numbers of UK reserve forces and therefore the number of their spouses, a proportion of which may require care from the National Health Service (NHS) (Ministry of Defence, 2013).
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The media and the military: editorial

The media and the military: editorial

5 the ambiguous promise of social media for the military, both in terms of the potential risks for the defence sector but also the promotional and marketing opportunities for the wider arms industry. Jackson argues that it is via (digital) popular cultural artefacts such as YouTube videos that the ‘good, natural and necessary’ role of the military and arms industry are promoted and maintained (2016: 69). There are encouraging signs, then, that interdisciplinary military-focused projects that take seriously the role of media, communication and popular culture are able to attract international funding and recognition. There are a number of interconnected areas where we note particularly rich scholarship.
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