Waging War without Warriors?: The Changing Culture of Military Conflict

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In the past, posits Christopher Coker, wars were all-encompassing; they were a test not only of individual bravery, but of an entire community's will to survive. In the West today, in contrast, wars are tools of foreign policy, not intrinsic to the values of a society - they are instrumental rather than existential. The clash between these two ""cultures of war"" can be seen starkly in the recent struggle in Afghanistan. In this text, Coker offers both a history of martial cultures and an analysis of how these are now ...

Waging War without Warriors?: The Changing Culture of Military Conflict 2002, Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9781588261304

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Waging War without Warriors?: The Changing Culture of Military Conflict 2002, Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9781588261052

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