Statement of a Proper Military Policy for the United States. Prepared by the War College Division, General Staff Corps, in Compliance with Instructions of the Secretary of War, March, 1915 Army War College, September, 1915

Statement of a Proper Military Policy for the United States. Prepared by the War College Division, General Staff Corps, in Compliance with Instructions of the Secretary of War, March, 1915 Army War College, September, 1915

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...law further provided that if any person who had the charge of maintaining a "wife, children, parents, or other dependent relatives should be slain in the colony's service, these relatives should be maintained while unable to provide for themselves. The first national law on pensions was passed August 26, 1776, long before the independence of the Colonies was established. This law provided half pay for life or during disability to any officer, soldier, or sailor losing a limb in any engagement, or being so disabled in the service of the United States as to render him incapable of earning a livelihood. On August 24, 1780, a resolution was adopted extending the above half-pay provision to the widows or orphan children of such officers as had died or should die in the service. This was the first national law in behalf of widows and orphans. On April 23, 1782, Congress provided that soldiers who were sick or wounded or unfit for duty should receive a discharge and be pensioned at the rate of $5 per month. It is, therefore, evident that the feeling that soldiers incapacitated in the service of the Government should be maintained thereafter at the expense of the Government is not of recent growth, but existed in the very early days of the colonization of this country. 2. THE WAR WITH SPAIN--BEGINNING AND DURATION. The War with Spain began, officially, on April 21,1898, and ceased, officially, on April 11, 1899. Actual hostilities were in progress between the land forces during this period as follows: Cuba, June 24 to July 11,1898. Philippine Islands, July 31 to August 13, 1898. Porto Kico, July 25 to August 12,1898. On February 4,1899, the Philippine insurrection began and hostilities continued until April 27, 1902. During this period the Boxer...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538811
  • 9781236538819