The Modern American Military

Book - The Modern American Military
Book - The Modern American Military
Posted July 1, 2013 at 12:00pm

This book provides a fascinating look at how the advent of the all-volunteer military force has transformed our military — often in subtle ways that few Americans actually understand.

Sixteen contributors, including former Defense Secretary William J. Perry, take a mostly historical look at the strategic, political and fiscal constraints facing our armed forces and the nation’s defense needs.  Among the more interesting topics are the impact of non-uniformed “military contractors” in the war zone and the growing role of women in combat.