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Toward Redefining the Military

by Albert D. Biderman - 1971

To achieve a viable national service, we must eliminate death-dealing as the basic definitional purpose of the military. Instead, the uniformed forces should be regarded as a capability for dealing with national emergencies requiring large-scale logistical and human resources, as well as for handling certain routine functions that are natural side-products of a large operational force.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 1, 1971, p. 47-58
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1597, Date Accessed: 9/23/2021 8:32:23 PM

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  • Albert Biderman
    Bureau of Social Science Research
    Albert D. Biderman is a sociologist currently with the Bureau of Social Science Research in Washington, D. C.
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