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)
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Language:English
Published: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 2014.
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520 |a 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 
505 0 |a List of Figures and Tables; Acknowledgments; Prologue; Introduction; 1. "When the Boots Hit the Ground": Studying Military Culture from the Ground Up; Part I. Ideals: Corps Culture; 2. "Every Marine a Rifleman": The Egalitarian Military Service; 3. "Soldiers of the Sea": The Marine Corps Expeditionary Mindset; 4. "Honor, Courage, and Commitment": Instilling the Warrior Ethos at the Recruit Depots; 5. "Tip of the Spear": Leadership in the Corps; Part II. Realities: "Marinizing" Culture; 6. "Building the Plane as We're Flying It": Simplifying Solutions to Culture in Theater. 
505 8 |a 7. "The 80 Percent Solution": (Mis)-Translations from SME to Marine8. "Where's the 'So What'?" Processing Culture at the Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL); 9. "There's No 'I' in Team": Reshaping Culture Specialists to Fit a Nonspecialist Culture; Conclusion; Appendix: Marine Corps Ranks and Organiz; Notes; Bibliography; Index. 
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