, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 13–23 | Cite as

Why men fight

American combat soldiers in Vietnam
  • Charles C. Moskos


Rotation System Primary Group Primary Relation Military Organization American Soldier 
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Further Reading Suggested by the Author

  1. The American Soldier: Combat and Its Aftermath by Samuel A. Stouffer (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1949) is a sociological classic of the analyses of empirical data drawn from massive surveys conducted among servicemen during World War II by the Research Branch, Information and Education Division, War Department.Google Scholar
  2. Up Front by Bill Mauldin (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1945) contains the tragicomical cartoons of World War II’s “Willie and Joe” along with a perceptive discussion of combat from the viewpoint of the average G.I.Google Scholar
  3. The Warriors by J. Glenn Gray (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1959) is a philosopher’s recollections of the experiences of warfare.Google Scholar
  4. Men Against Fire by S.L.A. Marshall (New York: William Morrow, 1947) contains after-battle interviewing to assess combat tactics.Google Scholar

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© Springer 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles C. Moskos
    • 1
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversutyUSA

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