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  • How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

  • Tales from the Pentagon
  • By: Rosa Brooks
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Rosa Brooks - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 282

Once, war was a temporary state of affairs - a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today America's wars are everywhere and forever: Our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today military personnel don't just "kill people and break stuff". Instead they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, develop soap operas, and patrol for pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must-Read for Military and other Govt Leaders

  • By bettsgjb on 10-06-16

Should be on Pentagon's Mandatory Reading List

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 09-06-16

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As a career Naval Officer, it is the type of book I would like to have read early in my career. As for now, all politicians, military leaders, and political scholars should explore our everything is war policy decisions and abandon them.

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