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Author Pettegrew, John, 1959-

Title Light it Up : the Marine Eye for Battle in the War for Iraq / John Pettegrew.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Force projection and the Marine eye for battle -- Shock and awe and air power -- Network-centric warfare, sensors and total situational awareness -- "Shock and awe: achieving rapid dominance" and the Iraq invasion -- Kill boxes, litening pods and the 3d aircraft wing -- "Keep your eyes out," fair fighting, and memories of killing -- Of war porn and pleasure in killing -- Pornography is the theory, and killing the practice -- Classic Hollywood combat films -- Marine Moto on YouTube -- The Iraq War on television -- Fallujah, first to fight, and Ludology -- Ender's Game and the rise of simulation in military training, 1995-2005 -- From combat films to video games -- The value added to military training -- Fighting in the digitized streets of Beirut -- Counterinsurgency and "turning off the killing switch" -- Empathy, General Mattis and the profound paradox of Marine humanitarianism -- Haditha, acute stress, and the excesses of occupying force -- USMC literary culture and warrior ethos -- "Which way would you run?" -- Posthuman warfighting -- Marines in science fiction and in space -- The post-masculinist Marines and new optics of combat -- The gladiator robot and the critique of remote warfare -- Synthetic vision of war; conclusion and epilogue -- Biopolitics and the costs of war -- Digital culture and the computational marine -- Subjectivity lives and dies.
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Subject United States. Marine Corps.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Psychological aspects.
Combat -- Psychological aspects.
Video games -- Social aspects.
Computer war games -- Social aspects.
Marines -- United States -- Psychology.
Optics -- Social aspects -- History -- 21st century.
Visual communications -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Military art and science -- Computer simulation methods -- Social aspects -- United States.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Strategic culture -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Marine Eye for Battle in the War for Iraq
Other Form: Print version: Pettegrew, John, 1959- Light it Up. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015 9781421417851 (DLC) 2014049510 (OCoLC)904713523
ISBN 9781421417868 (electronic bk.)
1421417863 (electronic bk.)
1421417863 (electronic)