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Drift : the unmooring of American military power / Rachel Maddow.

Maddow, Rachel. (author).
Book Book ([2012])
Description: 275 pages ; 22 cm
Publisher: New York : Crown, [2012]
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  • ISBN: 0307460983 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780307460981 (hardcover)
  • Edition: First edition
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Is it too late to descope this? -- G.I. Joe, Ho Chi Minh, and the American art of fighting about fighting -- A nation at peace everywhere in the world -- Let 'er fly -- Isle of spice -- Stupid regulations -- Mylanta, 'tis of thee -- Doing more with less (hassle) -- "One hell of a killing machine" -- An $8 trillion fungus among us -- You build it, you own it.
Summary: In this book the author shows how deeply militarized our culture has become; how the role of the national security sector has shape-shifted and grown over the past century to the point of being financially unsustainable and confused in mission. Here she charts America's dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier, Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792.


Maddow, Rachel. "Drift : the unmooring of American military power." New York : Crown, 2012.

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