Read about African-American Soldiers Fighting for Respect in WWI

Article Title Fighting for Respect: African-American Soldiers in WWI. Introduction As the people of the United States watched World War I ignite across Europe, African American citizens saw an opportunity to win the respect of their white neighbours. America was a segregated society and African Americans were considered, at best, second class citizens. Yet despite… Read More

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Discussing Why Basic Training Should Remain Gender-Integrated (1999)

Research Paper Title Separation Anxiety and Boot Camp: Why Basic Training Should Remain Gender-Integrated. Abstract Several members of Congress are supporting legislation to separate men and women in basic training in the military for a variety of reasons, including sexual harassment and sexual relations between men and women. The push for such legislation began with several incidents involving multiple… Read More

For Want of A…

“For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe, the horse was lost; For want of a horse, the rider was lost; For want of a rider, the battle was lost.” Benjamin Franklin (1706 to 1790) Benjamin Franklin, also known as Ben Franklin and by the pseudonym Richard Saunders, was… Read More

Linking Cardiac Vagal Tone, Performance & (High) Stress

Research Paper Title Relation between cardiac vagal tone and performance in male military personnel exposed to high stress: three prospective studies. Background Vagal tone has been proposed both as an index of emotion regulation and cognitive ability. Methods To assess the relation between vagal tone and emotion regulation and cognitive ability, the present research prospectively… Read More

A Cross of Iron…

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its… Read More

Influence: Sought or Unsought…

“The conjunction of an immense military establishment and a huge arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, and even spiritual – is felt in every city, every state house, and every office of the federal government … In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition… Read More

The Attrition Approach…

“Through most of its wars, the united states successfully used the attrition approach. It is easier to be proficient at this type of warfare. You need to master only the simplest military skills and posses enormous quantities of arms and munitions.” James F. Dunnigan (1943 to Present) An adviser and lecturer to the State Department,… Read More