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Dixie Chicks Scandal-Bash Bush for getting U.S. into War
Public Attitudes Towards War
War with no front
Guerilla war-who is the enemy?
‘Bouncing Betty’/punji traps
“hollow force”-military forces that
appear mission-ready but, upon examination, suffer from shortages of personnel and equipment,
and from deficiencies in training.
Vietnam vs Iraq/Afghanistan
"I was drafted to fight a war I hated" (40).
About dodging draft "I understood that I would not do what I should do. I would not be brave" (57).
First Lt. Jimmy Cross
"Jimmy Cross did not want the responsibility of leading these men. He had never wanted it... his friends had joined,... worth a few credits, ... preferable to letting the draft take him...unprepared... heart wasn't in it. ... Military matters meant nothing to him ... no desire to command..."b (167)
Type of War
Army Belief with Budget Cuts
precision attack capabilities-new technology
South-Front Line warfare
wage war with a minimum of civilian casualties
Brings in new perspective of the soldiers attitudes. An all volunteer army means that soldiers are there on their own accord-meaning they support what they are fighting for.
Born and raised in Richmond, VA
In 2004 and 2005 he served with the U.S. Army in Mosul and Tal Afar, Iraq.
Born 1946 Minnesota
1969 to 1970 in 3rd Platoon, Company A, 5th Battalion
My Lai Massacre
Bob Dylan Protest Song
Movie: Born on the Fourth of July
Hurt Locker Movie
Bomb Squad Iraq War
Protest March Against Iraq War
Similarities in Protest
Vietnam-Glued to T.V.
Counter culture influenced Society
Wanted to Change Status Quo
Different Type of Leadership-People Believed in them.
Iraq/Afghanistan-technology advanced-immune to war on t.v.
More Selfish Society-
Distrust of Politicians