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Author Rostker, Bernard.

Title I want you! : the evolution of the all-volunteer force / Bernard Rostker.

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxxi, 800 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Open Access
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What have we done?: a summary of then and now (1960-2006) -- The coming of the all-volunteer force (1960-1968) -- The coming of the all-volunteer force: analytic studies (1960-1968) -- The president's commission on an all-volunteer armed force -- the Gates Commission -- and selective service reform (1969-1970) -- The studies of the all-volunteer armed force (1969-1970) -- The Pentagon's response: the Laird and Kelley years (1969-1972) -- Analytic studies during the initial transition period (1969-1972) -- Looking toward the future: a new research agenda (1969-1972) -- The second inning (1973-1976) -- The second inning: analytic studies (1973-1976) -- The Carter years: the all-volunteer force in distress (1977-1980) -- The selective service sideshow (1979-1980) -- The Carter years: analytic studies (1977-1980) -- Sustaining the all-volunteer force: the Reagan-Bush years (1981-1992) -- The role of women in the all-volunteer force -- The Reagan-Bush years: analytic studies (1981-1992) -- Pax Americana and the new world order: the Clinton and Bush years (1992-2004) -- Reaping what you sow: analytic studies of the Clinton and Bush years (1992-2004) -- Why has the all-volunteer force been a success?
Summary "As U.S. military forces appear overcommitted and some ponder a possible return to the draft, the timing is ideal for a review of how the American military transformed itself over the past five decades, from a poorly disciplined force of conscripts and draft-motivated "volunteers" to a force of professionals revered throughout the world. Starting in the early 1960s, this account runs through the current war in Iraq, with alternating chapters on the history of the all-volunteer force and the analytic background that supported decisionmaking. The author participated as an analyst and government policymaker in many of the events covered in this book. His insider status and access offer a behind-the-scenes look at decisionmaking within the Pentagon and White House. The book includes a foreword by former Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird. The accompanying DVD contains more than 1,700 primary-source documents -- government memoranda, Presidential memos and letters, staff papers, and reports -- linked directly from citations in the electronic version of the book. This unique technology presents a treasure trove of materials for specialists, researchers, and students of military history, public administration, and government affairs to draw upon."--Publisher's website.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Military service, Voluntary -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc. -- History -- 20th century.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833040688 (electronic bk.)
0833040685 (electronic bk.)
9780833038951 (hardcopy with dvd ; alk. paper)
0833038958 (hardcopy with dvd ; alk. paper)
0833038966 (hardcopy without dvd)
9780833038968 (hardcopy without dvd)
9780833038958 (hardcopy with dvd ; alk. paper)
9780833038966 (hardcopy without dvd)
Standard Number 9780833038968