The armed forces
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Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2010.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
355 ARMED
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Explores the role of the armed forces in nation building, controlling piracy, providing disaster relief, and quelling domestic unrest. Examines who should serve in the armed forces, use of the draft, and women in combat. Discusses management issues such as training, use of private contractors, and corruption and waste in procurement. Also looks at policies governing armed forces personnel, such as tours of duty, care of veterans, and the rules of engagement.
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Book
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265 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
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English
ISBN:
9780737747553 (hardcover), 9780737747560 (pbk.), 0737747552 (hardcover), 0737747560 (pbk.)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gerdes, L. I. (2010). The armed forces. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gerdes, Louise I., 1953-. 2010. The Armed Forces. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gerdes, Louise I., 1953-, The Armed Forces. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gerdes, Louise I. The Armed Forces. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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