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    do not meet the “Standards of Medical Fitness”, I was devastated. From the time that my best friend informed me that she was joining, I wanted to enlist. I took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery in my senior year of high school and scored high enough to qualify for some of the most advanced positions that the Armed Forces had to offer, including those in the skilled technical field. In fact, the scores that I earned in the Verbal, Math, Spatial and Science and Technical domains were…

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    Tanaka underscores that he is not endeavoring to find out what the Japanese soldiers did but he starts by talking about the similarity in the abuse and crime that were committed by allied armed forces right after the war. From one perspective, for instance, Japanese warriors had an 'individual decision ' in connection to the abuse of comfort women, which they did without thinking twice, so yes it is a very cruel crime and they should own up…

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    Canadian Department of National Defense/CF Ombudsman, (2013) identify three areas of challenges for military families which are risk, mobility and separation. Military members are frequently moving or what is commonly referred to as posted in order to meet operational demands without any input or choice about where they will be relocated or knowledge of how long the posting will be. A posting results in a family having to leave behind familial and friend support. Deployments mean that families…

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    Military science fiction has grown up over the years. Gone are the days when a simple plot would suffice. Readers demanded more of an intricate story, something they can proverbially sink their teeth into. They do not want something that could be read in hours. Because of this demand, story plots are more complex today than in earlier years. In the stories presented this semester, storylines varied, but there was always once central theme: survival. Characters were built up more to accommodate…

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    Phyllis Schlafly states, “Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society” What Schlafly really means is that having women in combat will help fulfill their goal of becoming equal to men. So, putting them in front-line combat roles shouldn't take them away for their eagerness to be a part of the army , simply because of their gender. Even though people say women are physically incapable and won't help the army , they should still…

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    Intelligence In Ww1

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    World War I was one of the first major wars in which intelligence was a key aspect of strategy and success on the battlefield. Throughout Europe many nations began to establish covert operations to gain access to the military secrets of their opposition. Germany was a nation that participated in this trend. However, their collection of intelligence did not involve much covert action. Rather, German intelligence officers used overt intelligence collection methods, including using both personal…

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    The Military Language

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    The military language consists of the use of acronyms and jargon. This is the use of slang unknown to people that are not a part of a specific group who speak a specific language or "code". Although, military language has made an impact on the English language. "Informal military language reinforces a service member's primary identity as part of a group" (Chambers). Members can be grouped depending on what job they have or what area they work in. Each member is responsible for being familiar…

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    The Persian Gulf War was the most active role for women in the military. Deploying more than 41,000 women to combat zone. With only fifteen killed and two imprisonment by Iraqi forces. The Persian Gulf War, known as also the Operation Desert Shield and Storm, called for the largest deployment for women in history as of now. The Persian Gulf War helped showed America women incredible roles in the battlefield. Broadcasting how women transported troops, supplies, commanded units, served aboard…

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    U.S. government should allow women to fight in warzones because women can serve just as well or better than men, women would be able to provide a morale boost to troops, provide critical thinking skills, and it promotes equality throughout our armed forces. Men have always served in the military and some people just want it to stay that way. Others believe women can serve just as well as men in combat and in some instances, even better. When considering women have never been in combat, one…

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    stunted by conflict-induced famines, their psyches damaged by all the killings they have witnessed” (Jeffrey Gettleman). This is significant for it reveals the negative effects the children endure because of the tragic events that their army commanders force them to endure. Another passage found in an article entitled, “Should Child Soldiers be Prosecuted for Their Crimes?”, it is made apparent that, “They like the mental maturity and judgement to express consent or to fully understand the…

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