"...a True Chameleon" - Transformation, Persistence and Emergence of Military Force and Violence

War resembles a “true chameleon”. Carl von Clausewitz, the Prussian general and philosopher of war, uses this analogy in his work ‘On War’. This reference to the mutability of military force and violence relates to current research trends: increasingly scholars are examining temporalities and processes of violence. Therefore, the 62.

Re: Price on Meilinger, 'Thoughts on War'

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this review.

I was very glad to see included section about military involved in politics. One essential point, which such brief review did not note, is the rationales and historical reasons why US military turned away from involving itself, overtly, into politics. This is an area deserving more substantive presentation and shows why that divide line is and remains important to the conduct of military affairs by the US.

These short reviews cannot always do the sort of exploration some subjects deserve; this area is one of those.

Re: Hart on Asselin, 'Vietnam's American War: A History'

Another of those explanations attempting to rationalize the American experiences in Vietnam. While the reviewer has pointed to this author's focus upon North Vietnam as one strength in approaching history, there are three specifics that am finding reason to register further reflection:

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Perinovic on Paget, 'Allies in Air Power: A History of Multinational Air Operations'

Steven Paget, ed. Allies in Air Power: A History of Multinational Air Operations. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2020. 314 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-8032-8.

Reviewed by Eric Perinovic (Temple University) Published on H-Nationalism (June, 2022) Commissioned by Douglas I. Bell (Rotterdam International Secondary School)

Re: Brand on Proctor, 'Lessons Unlearned: The U.S. Army's Role in Creating the Forever Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq'

I am not as willing as Professor Brand is to accept the validity of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's statement, "you go to war with the Army you have, not the one you want." In the aftermath of September 11, Rumsfeld could easily have gotten a substantial expansion of the US Army if he had wanted one. He didn't want that. He went to war in Iraq in 2003 with an army too small to put a lot of boots on the ground in Iraq not because this choice had been imposed on him by fate or by the policies of his predecessors, but because that was what he had wanted.

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