Uncommon Study of the Common Defense 

  • How are armies raised and funded?

  • Why do troops serve?

  • What conditions do civilians endure during wartime?

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The Uncommon Study of the Common Defense

George Mason University announces a new concentration in war and the military in society. Beginning fall 2012, graduate students will have an opportunity to explore the complex role the military plays in society. The concentration is part of the Interdisciplinary Studies program. it is designed for students interested in both the intellectual concepts of the military and the hard facts stemming from the results of their decision-making.

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