Le300 Ca Essay

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Warfare and Culture: Chapter 9
LE300: Integrative & Interdisciplinary Learning Capstone

Through investigation of Lee’s, “Warfare and Culture in World History”, Chapter 9, titled “The American Culture of War in the Age of Artificial War (Adrian Lewis), one can learn the transformation of the American culture through a military perspective. This chapter provides readers with an in depth look into the traditional culture of war and how it transforms into a more advanced, refined, futuristic culture. We learn how the psychology, sociology, beliefs, concerns, approaches, and connections to the community are all altered through the change in culture. It is explained that despite the
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The psychology as not changed in terms of winning, but has changed in terms of human value, financial power, and public relations. The power of the war’s culture has allotted for the community to be less impacted. Instead of looking at war as a gruesome, vile nature, it’s looked at as a futuristic battle, as seen in some Sci-Fi shows like Battleship: Galactica and Star Trek. CLO 3 Lee’s Chapter 9 offers readers numerous perspectives from viewpoints between areas of psychology, sociology, politically, and historically. Starting from the beginning to end of the chapter I will examine some of the perspectives taken on each discipline. The first historical perspective I came across was the acceptance of the new theory of war, “network centric warfare”, which is the evolution of advanced technology through airfare. This perspective takes the place of previous perspectives. Apart of the traditional perspective was that war was a sacrifice for everyone. Because war is a disturbance of the peoples’ everyday lives it must be stopped. Wars were thought to be operational and to take force in striking first. Most American came to terms with this theory and took on the perspective of a need for a total war. Another perspective given is of artificial limited war, which is a war which offers no guide in American military understanding (Lee, 2011). Limited war was not rational no could be appropriately