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  USA States . com - US states Portal
During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
The United States of America is a federal republic composed of 50 states, of which all except one - Hawaii islands - are in mainland America.
The United States of America, which covers the central part of North America, grew out of the British colonies that were established in the north America in the first half of the 17th century.
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I am further informed that the efforts of the United States and other nations and of private organizations to deliver humanitarian relief to those areas of Somalia are being severely hampered by the breakdown of governmental authority in Somalia and, in particular, by armed bands who steal relief commodities for their own use.
We further understand that the efforts of the United States and other nations and of private organizations to deliver humanitarian relief to those areas of Somalia are being severely hampered by the breakdown of governmental authority in Somalia and, in particular, by armed bands who steal relief commodities for their own use.
Accordingly, where, as here, United States government personnel and private citizens are participating in a lawful relief effort in a foreign nation, we conclude that the President may commit United States troops to protect those involved in the relief effort.
www.usdoj.gov /olc/presiden.8.htm   (2879 words)

 Hotels United States - Motels United States - Rooms United States - Bed & Breakfast United States
United States of America is a country of the western hemisphere, comprising fifty states and several territories.
Forty-eight contiguous states lie in central North America between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bounded on land by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south; Alaska is in the northwest of the continent with Canada to its east, and Hawaii is in the mid-Pacific.
The United States is a federal constitutional republic with Washington, D.C. its capital.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Military of the United States
Under the United States Constitution, the President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
Under the President is the United States Secretary of Defense, a Cabinet Secretary responsible for the Department of Defense.
Military spending accounts for 19% of the United States' federal budget, and approximately half of its federal discretionary spending, which comprises all of the U.S. government's money not accounted for by pre-existing obligations.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/U.S._Military   (3132 words)

 Features - United States Military Commissions: A Quick Guide to Available Resources | LLRX.com
To protect the United States and its citizens, and for the effective conduct of military operations and prevention of terrorist attacks, it is necessary for individuals subject to this order … to be tried for violations of the laws of war and other applicable laws by military tribunals.
Military Government and Martial Law), the validity and jurisdiction of military commissions was not fully tested until the Civil War.
Kinsella (see below) United States Supreme Court Justice Burton stated that “[military commissions] have taken many forms and borne many names.” Most commonly, military tribunals exist in the form of one of the three types of courts-martial authorized by the Uniform Code of Military Justice; General Courts-Martial, Special Courts-Martial, and Summary Courts-Martial.
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  Professional Autonomy of the Military: in the United States and the Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Controversies regarding civil-military relations in both the United States and the Soviet Union focus largely on the issue of professional autonomy: the degree to which the professional nuclei of the armed forces in these nations are constrained by political and organizational forces external to the military.
In the United States, this theme is central to the debate between Samuel Huntington and Morris Janowitz regarding the sufficiency of professional ethical neutrality on the part of the military for the maintenance of civilian control over the armed forces.
As the military becomes increasingly integrated into the policy repertoire of the civilian government on an ongoing basis, the military expertise of the professional soldier must increasingly be supplemented with political sensitivity, and this changed definition of mission serves as a constraint on the war-fighting expertise of the military.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1981/sep-oct/segal.htm   (5058 words)

 A New Style of Military For the United States: A Recommendation
The military ethic may therefore be said to comprise the values, attitudes, and perspectives that inhere in the successful accomplishment of the battlefield task.
The type of military force that is needed is one in which the normal and most visible practices of the military approximate those of the society from which it draws its members but in which its combat forces, in combat and in combat training, still adhere to the practices on which military success is based.
Military leaders must, therefore, have a very clear conception of the type of military force that is necessary and viable for American and the patience, flexibility, and fortitude to introduce it.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1972/nov-dec/funnell.html   (2556 words)

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For its part, the MILF-as well as the NPA, with which it is in tactical military alliance-speculates that the bombings are the handiwork of the Philippine military or the United States itself to justify greater military intervention.
The United States and Western Europe were engaged, of course, in assisting these indigenous political movements, both directly and indirectly.
Third, ideological factors, which deal with military mission and military’s perception or adherence to the concept of civilian control or civilian supremacy.
www.lycos.com /info/military-intervention--united-states.html   (713 words)

 List of United States military bases - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of United States military bases.
Categories: Military facilities of the United States
This page was last modified 13:42, 6 September 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_United_States_military_bases   (78 words)

 ipedia.com: United States Military Academy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United States Military Academy, also known as West Point and USMA, is a U.S. military academy and former Army fort.
George Washington quickly realized the need for a national military academy, however his Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson argued that there was no provision in the Constitution which allowed for the creation of a military academy.
However, when Jefferson became president, he signed legislation establishing the United States Military Academy on March 16, 1802 and the school opened on July 4 of the same year.
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 United States Map - Maps of United States
The United States federal government produces hundreds of maps of the United States, ranging from general reference maps to thematic maps which focus on United States history, resources, agriculture, transportation, military installations, recreational areas, and other themes.
A wealth of United States maps is stored in the vaults of map libraries, historic societies, and land offices.
Thematic Maps from the United States Census Bureau.
www.united-states-map.com   (466 words)

 United States Military
United States Military consists of United States Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard.
The United States Military altogether consists of 1.4 million active duty personnel and has several hundred thousands of personnel in both the Reserves and National Guard.
Another reason is that although the national consensus within the United States is to maintain a military of global capability, yet the human cost in terms of possible casualties and the overall size of the military has to be at a minimum.
www.united-states-military.com   (513 words)

 United States Army Military Readiness - Council on Foreign Relations
Released by Congressmen Dave Obey and John Murtha, this report discusses the US' decline in military readiness and states that the Army's "preparedness for war has eroded to levels not witnessed by our country in decades".
Its release coincided with the congressmen's introduction of a bill calling for the dismissal of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, claiming that he has negatively affected military readiness and miscalculated the costs of the war in Iraq.
Russia’s Wrong Direction: What the United States Can and Should Do Independent Task Force report on Russia says “partnership” between the two countries is not a realistic short-term goal.
www.cfr.org /publication/11490/united_states_army_military_readiness.html   (321 words)

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For a while now, critics of large military spending have pointed out that most likely forms of threat to the United States would be through terrorist actions, rather than conventional warfare, and that the spending is still geared towards Cold War-type scenarios and other such conventional confrontations.
Former Secretary of State James Baker typified the trendy new tone in remarks about the military's airlift of food and medicine to the former Soviet republics in early 1992.
Fueling a new trend, the demand for military jets by civilian pilots is taking off, and aviation brokers are snapping them up by the squadron.
www.lycos.com /info/military--united-states.html   (565 words)

 FastWeb: United States Military Academy
The United States Military Academy, the nation's oldest service academy, offers young men and women one of the premier education and leadership development programs in the nation.
The Military Academy provides its graduates with a solid foundation for intellectual and moral/ethical growth that is essential for successfully handling high-level responsibilities in national service.
Uniforms, room inspections, military drill, parades, and physical exercise become part of everyday life, and extensive demands are made upon new cadets to foster maturity, perseverance, and ability to succeed when challenged.
www.fastweb.com /fastweb/colleges/view_united_states_military_academy_9071   (2073 words)

 Military history of the United States Summary
The military history of the United States spans a period of less than two and a half centuries.
Over the course of those years, the United States grew from an alliance of thirteen British colonies without a professional military, to the world's sole rema...
Military history of the United States: "We have met the enemy and they are ours." Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory on Lake Erie in 1813 was an important turning point in the War of 1812.
www.bookrags.com /Military_history_of_the_United_States   (178 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:North America:United States:Government:Military   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sites dealing with the world's military in general should be submitted to Society: Military.
Sites for and about the United States military, including those addressing the organization of the armed forces, active and retired personnel and their families, equipment, operations, related associations, and history as it pertains to the specific branches.
Personal or home pages about military people, and not dealing with the issue of supporting military families, may be submitted to the "Personal Pages" category of the particular service branch.
dmoz.org /Regional/North_America/United_States/Government/Military/desc.html   (572 words)

 Iran issues stark military warning to United States
The United States accuses Iran of using an atomic energy drive as a mask for weapons development.
Although the United States has been prodding the council to take a tough stand against the Islamic republic, including possible sanctions, it has run into opposition from veto-wielding members Russia and China.
At the Tehran conference, Iran continued to thumb its nose at the United States and Israel.
www.breitbart.com /news/2006/04/15/060415084241.xdv0o3w3.html   (923 words)

 Amazon.com: Complete Guide to United States Military Medals 1939 to Present Author: Books: Frank C. Foster,Lawrence ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The book contains full-color photographs of all the current and previous military medals and ribbons (except the four or five most recent awards) along with a history, proper order of precedence, occasions for wear, and a full explanation of the proper wear of the attachments for each award broken down by each individual service.
If you are in the military, a veteran, or an awards officer/clerk in any of the four branches, Coast Guard or Merchant Marines, I'd recommend this book to you.
"A Complete Guide to All United States Military Medals 1939 to Present," here in its fifth edition, is an authoritative reference work which should be on the shelves of every library--school, public, and military--in the United States.
www.amazon.com /Complete-United-States-Military-Present/dp/1884452183   (1167 words)

 United States Military Scrapbook Albums
Albums for all branches of the U.S. military are in stock and ready for immediate delivery to you.
Each military service has its own name and emblem on the cover reproduced in gold or silver.
It arrives with a starter set of 20 pages which are acid free to protect their contents.
www.militaryscrapbooks.com /index.html   (140 words)

 NationMaster - American Military statistics
FACTOID # 3: The United States spends more money on its military than the next 12 nations combined.
The United States spends more money on its military than the next 12 nations combined.
In the 1990's, nearly half of all arms exported to developing countries came from the United States of America.
www.nationmaster.com /country/us-united-states/mil-military   (155 words)

 Amazon.com: "United States Military": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
See all pages with references to United States Military.
2 Women in the United States Military Two of these databases, OCLC and RLIN, are not widely available to the public.
United State Military -- Service, Salary & Education Info.
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 United States Military Realignment
Heavy forces designed for a land war in Europe will return to the U.S.; they will be replaced by advanced, deployable capabilities and airborne units, supported by advanced training facilities and high-capacity mobility infrastructure.
In Northeast Asia we are working with our strongest allies to restructure our military presence and command structures while simultaneously improving capabilities in the region.
In Central and Southeast Asia we are working to establish a network of sites to provide training opportunities and contingency access both for conventional and special forces.
www.house.gov /garymiller/UnitedStatesMilitaryRealignment.html   (431 words)

 Russia Rejects Joint Military Action With United States (washingtonpost.com)
Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told reporters during a summit in Armenia that the United States and its allies should not rely on Central Asia to stage any assault.
At the same time, Russian military leaders made clear Russia likely will not take part "in the retaliatory acts" planned by the United States, said Gen. Anatoly Kvashnin, head of the Russian general staff.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage is to arrive in Moscow next week for meetings on joint anti-terrorist operations.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=nation/specials/attacked&contentId=A34449-2001Sep14¬Found=true   (788 words)

 United States Military
These branches are the Chaplains Corps, Military Intelligence, and Chemical Corps.
The Army is also divided into administrative groups under the command of a particular office.
During wartime, combat supports the army such as the Corps of Engineers and the Military Police closely assist the combat arm.
library.thinkquest.org /CR0210482/armycommand.htm   (222 words)

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