Sexual Assault in the U S Military The Battle Within America s Armed Forces

Author: Rosemarie Skaine
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833796
Format: PDF
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This book provides an in-depth analysis of sexual assault in the military from historical and contemporary perspectives, offering suggestions that could change the existing culture and approaches that will reduce or eliminate sexual assault in the armed forces. • Provides fact-based analyses of one of the most pressing issues facing today's U.S. military that will aid informed policy guidance for policymakers in the military as well as those in higher education—another institution grappling with the challenges of eradicating sexual assault • Written by a noted author on topics regarding issues surrounding women who serve in today's military • Presents input from military contributors who add credibility and invaluable insight into the problem of sexual assault within the U.S. military

Human Trafficking Human Misery

Author: Alexis A. Aronowitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275994813
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume takes a global perspective and uses first-hand accounts and stories to examine the problem of human trafficking in its various manifestations around the world.

Female Genital Mutilation

Author: Rosemarie Skaine
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
ISBN:
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"This book discusses the definition and types of FGM and explores the common justifications for the practice, along with the incidence in Africa, global laws, legal issues, rights and religion. Ethical considerations are examined, as are progress and therole of culture. The book concludes with thoughts on the movement from tradition to cultural evolution"--Provided by publisher.

Court Martial How Military Justice Has Shaped America from the Revolution to 9 11 and Beyond

Author: Chris Bray
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393243419
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A timely, provocative account of how military justice has shaped American society since the nation’s beginnings. Historian and former soldier Chris Bray tells the sweeping story of military justice from the earliest days of the republic to contemporary arguments over using military courts to try foreign terrorists or soldiers accused of sexual assault. Stretching from the American Revolution to 9/11, Court-Martial recounts the stories of famous American court-martials, including those involving President Andrew Jackson, General William Tecumseh Sherman, Lieutenant Jackie Robinson, and Private Eddie Slovik. Bray explores how encounters of freed slaves with the military justice system during the Civil War anticipated the civil rights movement, and he explains how the Uniform Code of Military Justice came about after World War II. With a great eye for narrative, Bray hones in on the human elements of these stories, from Revolutionary-era militiamen demanding the right to participate in political speech as citizens, to black soldiers risking their lives during the Civil War to demand fair pay, to the struggles over the court-martial of Lieutenant William Calley and the events of My Lai during the Vietnam War. Throughout, Bray presents readers with these unvarnished voices and his own perceptive commentary. Military justice may be separate from civilian justice, but it is thoroughly entwined with American society. As Bray reminds us, the history of American military justice is inextricably the history of America, and Court-Martial powerfully documents the many ways that the separate justice system of the armed forces has served as a proxy for America’s ongoing arguments over equality, privacy, discrimination, security, and liberty.

LGBT Military Personnel

Author: Joshua Polchar
Publisher: The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
ISBN: 9491040936
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Diversity and Military Effectiveness Improving inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members is more than a matter of ‘doing the right thing’: it is a matter of military effectiveness. A groundbreaking new report from The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, a defense think tank, argues that militaries must embrace diversity in order to survive and thrive in the twenty-first century security environment.

The Cuban Family

Author: Rosemarie Skaine
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786481750
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This work explores how relationships of blood, marriage, sex, and residence work in each type of Cuban family, particularly as it is affected by Cuba's struggle to transform its economy. It also examines historical perspectives on the contemporary Cuban family, ethnicity and race, marriage, the extended family, family rights, the emigrating family, United States' citizenship issues, religion and the Cuban-American family. Tables list such details as population numbers, age, life expectancy, growth, birth, and death rates, immigration and mortality rates, HIV rates and literacy. The book also includes narratives of childhood memories from pre-revolutionary Cuba to the late 20th century, providing fresh insights into the cultural value attached to the family.

The Crisis Within

Author: Paula G. Thornhill
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833093002
Format: PDF, ePub
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The nation s understanding of both the common defense and organized violence has changed dramatically since 2001, and the diversification in the employment of violence produced a profound paradigm shift. This report is an attempt to start a conversation about how to better understand America s 21st-century military."

The Military s Role in Counterterrorism

Author: Geraint Hughes
Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute
ISBN: 1584874899
Format: PDF
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The author examines historical and contemporary examples of military involvement in counterterrorism, outlining the specific roles which the armed forces of liberal democracies have performed in combating terrorism, both in a domestic and international context. He describes the political, strategic, conceptual, diplomatic, and ethical problems that can arise when a state's armed forces become engaged in counterterrorism, and argues that military power can only be employed as part of a coordinated counterterrorist strategy aimed at the containment and frustration -- rather than the physical elimination -- of the terrorist group(s) concerned.