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The kinder, gentler military

can America's gender-neutral fighting force still win wars?

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This edition published in by Scribner in New York.

Written in English

300 pages

The Kinder, Gentler Military is a devastating critique of how and why the military--the most tradition-bound, masculine institution in the United States--spent the 1990s in a tortured attempt to reform its time-proven warrior culture in favor of a new, politically correct value system, a system that is decimating morale in our armed forces. In The Kinder, Gentler Military, Gutmann scouts the field--the bases, the boot camps, the ships, and the flight lines--to observe what is often called the "New Military." She then shows why the complete integration of women into the military is physically and sociologically impossible and how the pursuit of this unrealistic ideal is profoundly demoralizing to soldiers of both sexes and a sure setup for battlefield disaster. While the politically correct stance on this hot topic is pro-integration, Gutmann's fresh and informative take on the practical and political inner workings of the nation's military will command national attention.

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The kinder, gentler military

can America's gender-neutral fighting force still win wars?

This edition published in by Scribner in New York.


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The Kinder, Gentler Military is a devastating critique of how and why the military--the most tradition-bound, masculine institution in the United States--spent the 1990s in a tortured attempt to reform its time-proven warrior culture in favor of a new, politically correct value system, a system that is decimating morale in our armed forces. In The Kinder, Gentler Military, Gutmann scouts the field--the bases, the boot camps, the ships, and the flight lines--to observe what is often called the "New Military." She then shows why the complete integration of women into the military is physically and sociologically impossible and how the pursuit of this unrealistic ideal is profoundly demoralizing to soldiers of both sexes and a sure setup for battlefield disaster. While the politically correct stance on this hot topic is pro-integration, Gutmann's fresh and informative take on the practical and political inner workings of the nation's military will command national attention.

Table of Contents

Postcard from Fort Jackson, an army base, Columbia, South Carolina, March 1998
Kinder, gentler boot camp
At sea with the "New Navy"
How did we get hHere?
"Sex and lies and aircraft carriers and Bosnia and ..."
Women in infantry?
Conclusion
Sources consulted.

Edition Notes

"A Lisa Drew book."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-288) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
355/.0082/0973
Library of Congress
UA23 .G944 2000

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24770250M
Internet Archive
kindergentlermil00gutm
ISBN 10
0684852918
ISBN 13
9780684852911
LC Control Number
99058007
OCLC/WorldCat
42921300

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