What makes violence martial? Adopt A Sniper and normative imaginaries of violence in the contemporary United States

  title={What makes violence martial? Adopt A Sniper and normative imaginaries of violence in the contemporary United States},
  author={Katharine M. Millar},
  journal={Security Dialogue},
  pages={493 - 511}
  • K. Millar
  • Published 11 May 2021
  • Political Science
  • Security Dialogue
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