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Post-Cold War Implications and the American Military

  • Everett Carl Dolman
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Abstract

This work provides too selective a history to lay any claim to comprehensive accuracy. It culls from the whole of Western experience enough supporting details to make a comprehensive argument, however, one that with a few modifications and corrections might stand the test of time in its broad interpretation. And that argument is simple; military organization in response to external threats shapes and helps determine the form and structure of government. When we combine this assertion with the moral opinion that liberal democracy is the most desirable form of governing, then a blueprint for action ensues. Specific organization and reorganization of extant military forces will promote and help maintain liberal democracy.

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Military Service Service Member Liberal Democracy Military Force National Service 
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