Examine the relationship between the military and society..
Analytical essay: Write a 2000-2500-word analytical essay, with a thesis statement in the opening paragraph, analysis using evidence from at least two of the course readings (the Armed Forces and Society Journal is also an acceptable source), a proper conclusion, correct grammar and punctuation, and correct documentation (the documentation format can be the same as the one you use in your major discipline), on the following topic: Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in the military institutions of the US and another country and analyze why these similarities and differences exist.
Describe the central role of organized violence in these organizations. Examine the relationship between the military and society. Examine cultural, political, and historical factors that contribute to the characteristics of these military organizations. Explain how these characteristics affect the overall structure and operation of the military, officers, enlisted personnel, and their family members. Explain how these militaries institutionalize their military personnel and then provide for the transition back to civilian life. Illustrate with specific examples. two of the sources must be New Directions in Military Sociology ISBN-13: 9781897160039 and Nancy Goldman. “The Changing Role of Women in the Armed Forces.” The American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 78, No. 4, Changing Women in a Changing Society (Jan., 1973), pp. 892-911. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2776610