This section is for general information about the military. Sites focusing on the military of a particular country should be listed in Regional instead of here. Sites must be in the English language. Military Society.
The military, also called the armed forces , are forces authorized to use deadly force, and weapons, to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: A military is a force authorized to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens. It typically consists of an Army, Navy, Air Force, and in certain countries the Marines and Coast Guard. The task of the military is usually defined as defence of the state, and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state. The military may also have additional sanctioned and non-sanctioned functions within a society, including, the promotion of a political agenda, protecting corporate economic interests, internal population control, construction, emergency services, social ceremonies, and guarding important areas. The military may also function as a discrete subculture within a larger civil society, through the development of separate infrastructures, which may include housing, schools, utilities, logistics, health and medical, law, food production, finance and banking.
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- Deterrence theory - Deterrence theory gained increased prominence as a military strategy during the Cold War with regard to the use of nuclear weapons.
- Mercenary - A mercenary is an individual who is hired to take part in an armed conflict but is not part of a regular army or other governmental military force. Mercenaries fight for money or other recompense rather than for political interests.
- Military personnel - Military personnel are members of the state's armed forces. Their roles, pay, and obligations differ according to their military branch, rank, and their military task when deployed on operations and on exercise.
- Recruit training - Recruit training, more commonly known as basic training or colloquially boot camp, refers to the initial instruction of new military personnel. Recruit training is a physically and psychologically intensive process, which resocializes its subjects for the demands of military employment.
- Military service - Military service is service by an individual or group in an army or other militia, whether as a chosen job or as a result of an involuntary draft.
- Conscription - Conscription, sometimes called the draft, is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service, most often a military service. Conscription dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names.
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- Military, Military Global www
Military, Global, Defence and Strategic Affairs News, Forums and Gallery Military Global.
- Current Orders of Battle www
Current and historical Order of Battle information for world militaries and intervention forces. Battle. Includes special forces and irregular warfare resources. TOE, Ranks, command structure, and orbat information. Orders of Battle.
- Robin Open Source Research and Analysis Activity www
Robin J. Source Research and Analysis Activity. Lee's research on maritime and air power and emergent threats, plus links to related resources. Open Source Research and Analysis Activity.
- Chuck Gecko Country www
Chuck "Doc" Lane's portal to military information, Country, primarily aimed at the veteran and military community but also including military graphics, personal memories, information on MIAs, poems and useful links. Gecko Country.
- Multimedia Amazing People Club www
Multimedia and stories focusing on the lives of women during times of conflict. Amazing People Club.
- The Parameters www
The US Army War College Quarterly Senior Professional Journal. Parameters.
- Describes Air Refueling Operations Planning www
Describes a computer program that enables rapid planning and optimization of Air-to-Air Refuelling operations for military Tanker and Receiver aircraft. Air Refueling Operations Planning.
- Even Draft Registration: The Politics of Institutional Immortality www
Even the Department of Defense acknowledges that registration could be dropped with no effect on military mobilization requirements. Registration: The Politics of Institutional Immortality. Yet draft registration lives on, an example of the difficulty of terminating even the most useless government programs. Draft Registration: The Politics of Institutional Immortality.
- There A Draft After the 2000 Elections? www
There may yet be a military draft in the future if for those turning 20 in 2001, Draft After the 2000 Elections?, once the elections are out of the way. Documents key members of Congressional military committees, for the first time in a generation, are discussing revival of the draft. A Draft After the 2000 Elections?.
- Federal Switzerland www
Federal Department of Defence, Switzerland, Civil Protection and Sports. Switzerland.
- Department South Africa www
Department of Defence. South Africa.
- Online Military-411.com www
Online guide to military web sites, Military-411.com, subdivided by topic areas. Military-411.com.
- Military Defence & Civil Database www
Military and civil defense weapons and equipment directory. Defence & Civil Database.
- Web MERLN (Military Education Research Library Network) www
Web presence of the military education libraries in the United States and worldwide. (Military Education Research Library Network). Access to the combined resources of the largest and most comprehensive collections of military information in the world. MERLN (Military Education Research Library Network).
- Defense Project on Defense Alternatives at the Commonwealth Institute www
Defense and international security policy analysis with a critical perspective; U. Defense Alternatives at the Commonwealth Institute.S., regional, and global issues. Academic examination and treatment of strategic issues. Project on Defense Alternatives at the Commonwealth Institute.
- Alexa: Military Society
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Military Society
- DMOZ: Military Society
dmoz.org Directory: Military Society