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The Resource The marines, counterinsurgency, and strategic culture : lessons learned and lost in America's wars, Jeannie L. Johnson ; foreword by Gen. Jim Mattis, US Marines (ret.)

The marines, counterinsurgency, and strategic culture : lessons learned and lost in America's wars, Jeannie L. Johnson ; foreword by Gen. Jim Mattis, US Marines (ret.)

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The marines, counterinsurgency, and strategic culture : lessons learned and lost in America's wars
Title
The marines, counterinsurgency, and strategic culture
Title remainder
lessons learned and lost in America's wars
Statement of responsibility
Jeannie L. Johnson ; foreword by Gen. Jim Mattis, US Marines (ret.)
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Language
eng
Summary
The US Marine Corps has traditionally been one of the most innovative branches of the US military, but even it has struggled to learn and retain lessons from past counterinsurgency wars. Jeannie L. Johnson looks at the clash between strategic culture and organizational learning through the US Marine Corps's long experience with counterinsurgency. She first undertakes a fascinating examination of what makes the Marines distinct: their identity, norms, values, and perceptual lens. To do this, Johnson uses an innovative framework for analyzing strategic culture. Next, she traces the history of the Marines' counterinsurgency experience from the expeditionary missions of the early twentieth century, through the Vietnam War, and finally to the Iraq War. She shows that even a service as self-aware and dedicated to innovation as the US Marine Corps is significantly constrained in the lessons-learned process by its own internal predispositions. Even when internal preferences can be changed, ingrained biases endemic to the broader US military culture and American public culture create barriers to learning
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DGU/DLC
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Johnson, Jeannie L
Dewey number
359.9/6480973
Index
index present
LC call number
U241
LC item number
.J635 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mattis, James N.
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Strategic culture
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Low-intensity conflicts (Military science)
  • Strategic culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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The marines, counterinsurgency, and strategic culture : lessons learned and lost in America's wars, Jeannie L. Johnson ; foreword by Gen. Jim Mattis, US Marines (ret.)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Counterinsurgency default settings : the strategic cultures of Americans, the US military, and Marines -- Know thyself : turning the strategic culture tool inward -- Bounding the possible : the impact of US national and military cultures on counterinsurgency practice -- Life in the seams : establishing Marine Corps identity and role -- Brothers in arms : Marine norms and values -- "We do windows" : Marine norms and perceptual lens -- Marines across a century of counterinsurgency practice -- Setting the stage : small wars and the American mind -- Contrasting nation-building in the Caribbean and Vietnam : efficiency and order as enemies of democracy -- Counterinsurgency readiness from Haiti to Vietnam : the consequences of craving conventional war -- Counterinsurgency in Iraq : experiencing the learning curve -- Conclusion : lessons learned and lost
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781626165564
Lccn
2017046605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1010505879
  • (OCoLC)on1010505879
Label
The marines, counterinsurgency, and strategic culture : lessons learned and lost in America's wars, Jeannie L. Johnson ; foreword by Gen. Jim Mattis, US Marines (ret.)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Counterinsurgency default settings : the strategic cultures of Americans, the US military, and Marines -- Know thyself : turning the strategic culture tool inward -- Bounding the possible : the impact of US national and military cultures on counterinsurgency practice -- Life in the seams : establishing Marine Corps identity and role -- Brothers in arms : Marine norms and values -- "We do windows" : Marine norms and perceptual lens -- Marines across a century of counterinsurgency practice -- Setting the stage : small wars and the American mind -- Contrasting nation-building in the Caribbean and Vietnam : efficiency and order as enemies of democracy -- Counterinsurgency readiness from Haiti to Vietnam : the consequences of craving conventional war -- Counterinsurgency in Iraq : experiencing the learning curve -- Conclusion : lessons learned and lost
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 310 pages
Isbn
9781626165564
Lccn
2017046605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1010505879
  • (OCoLC)on1010505879

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