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Introduction

Sabine Frühstück

in Uneasy Warriors

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2007 | ISBN: 9780520247949
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520939646 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247949.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a brief background on the current study, detailing the processes the author of this book underwent as part of the overall research effort on Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF). It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine how the SDF have made sense of those “odd missions” that Anthony Zinni, a retired general of the U.S. Marine Corps and former commander in chief of United States Central Command, envisions as the future of the military. This is followed by a brief history of the SDF. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Japanese military; Self-Defense Forces; military history; U.S. Marine Corps

Chapter.  5496 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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