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- DescriptionSeptember 2nd 1945 marks the end of the Second World War on this day aboard the USS Missouri marks the last time the United States and its allies achieved an unambiguous victory in war. Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq and Afghanistan represent four costly wars fought since this day in 1945. None of them represent a clear victory. All of them represent seriously flawed war strategies. No Way to Fight a War explores our drift from a full commitment to victory in war; how we lost our way; and, most importantly, how we find our way back before it's too late. It is a book in which groups as diverse as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Code Pink can find common ground. No Way to Fight a War is a politically incorrect accounting that challenges the conventional wisdom of the elites in both political parties. It is bound to rattle some cages and spark debates. - Since WWII our leaders have systematically isolated the people from our wars, except for the bill. - Failure to heed the simple rules set forth by an obscure British naval historian has resulted in an insane attempt to win unlimited wars by limited means. - Congress has assigned itself war powers t intended by the framers of the Constitution. The decision making process regarding use of military force has been reduced to partisan political posturing that seriously undermines our ability to achieve victories. - Congress has inflicted politically correct social engineering on the military that has dramatically compromised our ability to fight and win wars. - The much vaunted all volunteer force longer represents the traditional principles of shared responsibility and shared sacrifice. The force is in danger of collapse due to misbegotten affirmative action policies and loss of proportional representation. - Never before disclosed facts about current military recruitment points to a need to reevaluate our commitment to an all volunteer military.
- Author BiographyRobert MacDougall, a native of Westford, Massachusetts, initially enlisted in the Navy's nuclear submarine program. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis by the Secretary of the Navy where he majored in Far East Studies and Mandarin Chinese. He served a full career in the Navy seeing extensive shipboard service as a Surface Warfare Officer and as a Special Duty Cryptologic Officer specializing in tactical employment of signals intelligence. He holds an advanced degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Most recently he has been an adjunct instructor at East Carolina University in the Political Science Department. Commander MacDougall and his wife currently reside in Norfolk, Virginia. Their two adult children and their spouses are all currently serving.
- Author(s)Robert Burne Macdougall,Robert Burne Macdougall Usnavy(retired)
- PublisherHenderson Publishing
- Date of Publication03/03/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGovernment & Constitution
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHenderson Publishing
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight299 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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