Title: Culture in Conflict: Irregular Warfare, ...
Publisher: Stanford Security Studies
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
2014. Paperback. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780804791892
Synopsis: In response to the irregular warfare challenges facing the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005, General James Mattis—then commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command—established a new Marine Corps cultural initiative. The goal was simple: teach Marines to interact successfully with the local population in areas of conflict. The implications, however, were anything but simple: transform an elite military culture founded on the principles of "locate, close with, and destroy the enemy" into a "culturally savvy" Marine Corps.
Culture in Conflict: Irregular Warfare, Culture Policy, and the Marine Corps examines the conflicted trajectory of the Marine Corps' efforts to institute a radical culture policy into a military organization that is structured and trained to fight conventional wars. More importantly, however, it is a compelling book about America's shifting military identity in a new world of unconventional warfare.
About the Author: Paula Holmes-Eber is Professor of Operational Culture at the Marine Corps University.
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