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A more perfect military : how the constitution can make our military stronger

Author: Diane H Mazur
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Surveys show that the all-volunteer military is our most respected and trusted institution, but over the last thirty-five years it has grown estranged from civilian society. Without a draft, imperfect as it was, the military is no longer as representative of civilian society. Fewer people accept the obligation for military service, and a larger number lack the knowledge to be engaged participants in civilian control  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mazur, Diane H., 1956-
More perfect military.
New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010003112
(OCoLC)502304780
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diane H Mazur
ISBN: 9780199780471 0199780471
OCLC Number: 680001740
Description: 1 online resource (232 pages)
Contents: Slam-dunked law professors --
A canary in the civil-military mine --
Inventing the civil-military divide --
Justice Rehnquist's Vietnam War --
Constitutional bargains and military ethics --
Facing the consequences --
A dangerous disregard for law --
Recruiting for a constitutionally fragile military --
It never was about the mission --
How long can you still call it an experiment? --
A cautionary tale about military voting --
A part of America, not apart from America.
Responsibility: Diane H. Mazur.

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Surveys show that the all-volunteer military is our most respected and trusted institution, but over the last thirty-five years it has grown estranged from civilian society. Without a draft, imperfect as it was, the military is no longer as representative of civilian society. Fewer people accept the obligation for military service, and a larger number lack the knowledge to be engaged participants in civilian control of the military. The end of the draft, however, is not the most important reason we have a significant civil-military gap today. A More Perfect Military explains how the Supreme Co.

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