I Want You! The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force
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The I WANT You! special edition with accompanying DVD offers additional features not available in the standard book version. The author compiled an amazing archive of U.S. government materials, a large proportion of which he was able to get declassified specifically to support this project. The special DVD contains more than 2,300 of these primary-source documents, scanned specifically for this volume, with more than 1,700 linked from the electronic edition of the book. This unique technology allows readers to view the actual correspondence between government officials at the highest levels in context, including formerly classified memoranda between Presidents and Secretaries of Defense, revealing the inner story of the all-volunteer force.
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"This volume is at once comprehensive in both scope and depth. Indeed, the work constitutes a virtual archive of the many events, issues, facets, and fundamentals constituting the All-Volunteer Force. The research and documentation exceed by far, in my judgment, any prior attempts to explore this subject."
– From the Foreword by MELVIN R. LAIRD, former Secretary of Defense (1969-1973)
I Want You! presents a history of the development of America’s all-volunteer force and a review of the major policy questions and research undertaken to support Department of Defense decisionmakers over the past 30 years. Starting in the early 1960s, the account runs through the current war in Iraq, alternating chapters between the history of the all-volunteer force and the analysis that supported decisionmaking. More »
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