Warriors and Politicians: US Civil-Military Relations Under Stress (Cass Military Studies)

Warriors and Politicians: US Civil-Military Relations Under Stress (Cass Military Studies)

Charles A. Stevenson


With historic case reviews starting from the innovative struggle to the struggle in Iraq, this new booklet indicates how and why the united states army is stuck among civilian masters – the President and Congress – in responding to the demanding situations of warfighting, rearmament, and transformation.

Charles Stevenson skilfully indicates how, even though the USA hasn't ever confronted the chance of an army coup, the family members among civilian leaders and the army haven't regularly been effortless. Presidents have contended with army leaders who have been reluctant to hold out their orders. Generals and Admirals have appealed to Congress for sympathy and aid. Congressional leaders have attempted to impose their very own visions and techniques at the US militia. This triangular fight has recurred many times, in wartime and in efforts to reshape the army for destiny wars.

Illustrating this twin method of civilian army keep watch over in a sequence of case reports, this new quantity starts off from the way in which the Continental Congress ran the progressive struggle through committee and concludes with the George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld efforts to remodel the USA army right into a glossy terrorist-fighting strength. This special assurance exhibits how warriors and politicians interacted at key issues in US history.

This e-book should be of significant curiosity to all scholars of the USA army, govt of the USA and of strategic and army stories mostly.

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