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Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-067
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
...); his primary purpose is the injuring of enemy soldiers; to preserve his own forces has the impor tant but only secondary and negative purpose of frustrating and exhausting the oppo- nent s achievement of his goal (Clausewitz 1976: 97 98). . . . War is relentless in taking for its own interior content...
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter assembles a newspaper archive to tell a public history of both the injured U.S. soldier body and Walter Reed, a key site from which that image has been projected since World War I. Certain themes recur uncannily over the century of its operation: the geographical and social...
Published: 11 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478010302-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1030-2
...three Government (T)Issue Military Medicine, Per for mance Enhancement, and the Biology of the Soldier Soldiers having no physical, physiological, or cognitive limi- tations will be key to survival and operational dominance in the future. » Michael Goldblatt, former director, US Defense Sciences...
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter focuses on exchanges between injured soldiers and the volunteers, visiting celebrities, and other grateful strangers who surround them at Walter Reed. It argues that these encounters are embedded in an unruly moral economy of patriotism in which injured soldiers are understood to...
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter is an ethnographic introduction to the space of life for injured soldiers and their family members. It conveys the unruliness of the injured body and the way it intrudes into daily life, requiring attention and disrupting the normative picture of what counts as ordinary. Examples...
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By Zoë H. Wool
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... The introduction queries what counts as ordinary and what counts as extraordinary in situations of life marked by violence, as well as who makes such designations and for what purpose. It outlines the general circumstances of injured soldiers at Walter Reed and offers historical context for...
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... This chapter focuses on the relationships between injured soldiers and the family members—especially parents and wives—who live with them at Walter Reed during their rehabilitation. It argues that the relationship of husband and wife becomes essential to soldiers’ attempts to make a future life...
Book Chapter

By Zoë H. Wool
Published: 04 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375098-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7509-8
... to think outside diagnostic category and bring together experiences of transformation that would otherwise be kept apart as mental or physical. It does this by thinking closely about injured and noninjured soldiers’ experiences of physical movement in their daily lives after war. ...
Published: 11 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478010302-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1030-2
...-in solutions and remote health monitoring would work in combat. At one point in the video, a US Future Force Warrior is injured. His condition is immediately relayed back to the remote headquarters, and the medics on staff initiate a set of procedures to assess and stabilize the soldier. As they...
Published: 11 December 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1030-2
... Part I Thematic Framings This page intentionally left blank one Innovate at the Speed of Change War, Anticipation, Imagination Vision: To create the ultimate battlefield advantage for our Warfighters that ensures them the decisive edge now and in the future. » United States Army Natick Soldier...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... worked in their sight. Tells story of an African American soldier being forced by whites to jump from a train. The chapter is a meditation on how southern whites feared black people even as they refused to acknowledge their existence on a daily basis. Recalls a number of anecdotes told to Rosemarie...
Published: 11 December 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1030-2
...-in solutions and remote health monitoring would work in combat. At one point in the video, a US Future Force Warrior is injured. His condition is immediately relayed back to the remote headquarters, and the medics on staff initiate a set of procedures to assess and stabilize the soldier. As they...
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-105
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
... slashed their way through the pews in search of Aristide. They killed thirteen people and injured seventy, including a pregnant woman, but Aristide escaped unharmed. It was soon revealed that Port-au-Prince mayor Frank Romain, with the complicity of the ruling Conseil National de Gouvernement (cng), had...
Published: 11 December 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1030-2
... Vietnam, and my older brother Bill who was xviii | prologue injured in Af ghan i stan. But they didn t have technology working for them like I do. I understand the risks I m taking, a soldier is supposed to get in harm s way, and many soldiers will still be injured and killed protecting our freedoms. But...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
...- rifice for the nation, for the collective, the soldier himself is far more likely to think and act in terms of his immediate cohort, that small number of men he is actually fighting, and possibly dying, with. Loyalties of soldiers in war time are to comrades and buddies, not to states and ideologies, or...
Published: 02 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012832-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1283-2
... social, economic, and po liti cal developments that shaped the lives of New Bern s black residents many of whom would later join the war effort as military workers, soldiers, or in unofficial capacities. ENSLAVED AND FREE BLACKS BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR Although relatively small compared to other port...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-065
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... to injure human bodies is supplemented by a consideration of how in- jury often dis appears from view in written accounts of war. Scarry s work can be applied to the use of torture in the early years of the so- called war on terror. Horrific accounts of bodily and psychological injury suffered by men...
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-113
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
...] gunfire and in the exchange that ensued, he said, several persons were confirmed dead, including a member of the JDF. Several others, including twelve (12) JDF soldiers, had been injured. The police had reported that twenty- six (26) persons were confirmed dead, but it was likely that the number...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... ways. When we speak of militarization, Theidon writes, we need to think beyond the stationing of soldiers in the bases. Militarization also im- plies changes in what it means to be a man or a woman. Indeed, an impor- tant theme in two of the se lections is the way masculinity and militarism are S E...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-064
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
... protection or defense of his comrades (if it were this, he would have led these comrades to another geography); his primary purpose is the injuring of enemy soldiers; to preserve his own forces has the impor tant but only secondary and negative purpose of frustrating and exhausting the oppo- nent s...