Culture in conflict : irregular warfare, culture policy, and the Marine Corps / Paula Holmes-Eber.

In response to the irregular warfare challenges facing the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005, General James Mattis-then commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command-established a new Marine Corps cultural initiative. The goal was simple: teach Marines to interact successfully with the loc...

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Main Author: Holmes-Eber, Paula (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 2014.
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Summary:In response to the irregular warfare challenges facing the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005, General James Mattis-then commander of Marine Corps Combat Development Command-established a new Marine Corps cultural initiative. The goal was simple: teach Marines to interact successfully with the local population in areas of conflict. The implications, however, were anything but simple: transform an elite military culture founded on the principles of ""locate, close with, and destroy the enemy"" into a ""culturally savvy"" Marine Corps. Culture in Conflict: Irregular Warfare, Culture Policy, and
Physical Description:1 online resource (270 pages)
ISBN:9780804791908
0804791902