Universal military training : some prevalent ideas behind the post-World War II debate

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Timothy L. Vanhoy (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Richard Bardolph

Abstract: One of the primary concerns of many Americans in the years immediately following World War II was the new international position of the United States. Prior to this time America had been able to remain somewhat aloof from many world problems. Secure in her isolated geographical position, the United States did not have to fear physical aggression without ample notice. The technology which produced guided missiles, radar , and the nuclear bomb served to alter this air of complacency. Many individuals pointed to traditional American unreadiness for war and proposeed a plan of universal military training as protection for America. This plan, it was argued, would provide the United States with enough military potential that aggressive would be deterred. In addition, such a program would enable America to maintain her dominant position of world power and encourage peace through police action.

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Language: English
Date: 1967
Draft $z United States $x History $y 20th century
Neutrality $z United States
United States $x Foreign relations $y 1945-1953 $x Public opinion

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