By Meredith H. Lair
To handle a tenuous morale scenario, army specialists, Lair unearths, wielded abundance to insulate soldiers--and, by way of extension, the yank public--from boredom and deprivation, making the undertaking of struggle probably more uncomplicated and definitely extra palatable. the end result was once dozens of overbuilt bases in South Vietnam that grew extra tricky because the conflict dragged on. counting on memoirs, army files, and G.I. newspapers, Lair reveals that intake and satiety, instead of privation and sacrifice, outlined so much infantrymen' Vietnam deployments. Abundance quarantined the U.S. profession strength from the impoverished humans it ostensibly had come to free up, undermining efforts to win Vietnamese "hearts and minds" and burdening veterans with sadness that their wartime provider didn't degree as much as public expectancies. With an epilogue that reveals an identical paradigm at paintings in Iraq, Armed with Abundance deals a distinct and provocative point of view on sleek American warfare.
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