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How everything became war and the military became everything: tales from the Pentagon

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"A dynamic work of reportage" (The New York Times) written "with clarity and...wit" (The New York Times Book Review) about what happens when the ancient boundary between war and peace is erased.
Once, war was a temporary state of affairs. Today, America's wars are everywhere and forever: our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Military personnel now analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, develop soap operas, and patrol for pirates. You name it, the military does it.

In this "ambitious and astute" (The Washington Post) work, Rosa Brooks "provides a masterful analysis" (San Francisco Chronicle) of this seismic shift in how America wages war from an unconventional perspective—that of a former top Pentagon official who is the daughter of two anti-war protesters and married to an Army Green Beret. By turns a memoir, a work of journalism, a scholarly exploration of history, anthropology, and law, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything is an "illuminating" (The New York Times), "eloquent" (The Boston Globe), "courageous" (US News & World Report), and "essential" (The Dallas Morning News) examination of the role of the military today. Above all, it is a rallying cry, for Brooks issues an urgent warning: When the boundaries around war disappear, we undermine both America's founding values and the international rules and organizations that keep our world from sliding towards chaos.
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subject_facetArmed Forces -- Operations other than war
Just war doctrine
Militarism -- United States
National security -- United States
Strategic culture -- United States
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy -- United States
United States -- History, Military -- 20th century -- Anecdotes
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century -- Anecdotes
United States -- Military policy
War (International law) -- Philosophy
title_displayHow everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon
title_fullHow Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything Tales from the Pentagon
How everything became war and the military became everything : tales from the Pentagon / Rosa Brooks
title_shortHow everything became war and the military became everything
title_subtales from the Pentagon
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Biography & Autobiography
Government policy
History, Military
Just war doctrine
Militarism
Military
Military policy
National security
Nonfiction
Operations other than war
Philosophy
Politics
Prevention
Strategic culture
Terrorism
War (International law)