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Governing the military

Author: Andrew L Stigler
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Presidential briefings series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A military is the most significant tool of a nation's foreign policy, and (hopefully) the tool of last resort. Yet the control a civilian leader has over the military is, in many respects, an encumbered and fractured control: The military's organizational culture, role in society, size, and considerable autonomy are potential obstacles to true civilian control over the military even in peacetime. A brief but  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Stigler
ISBN: 1138489786 9781138489783 9781138489776 1138489778
OCLC Number: 1049234389
Description: xi, 86 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction1 The Military's Role: Society and Congress2 The Peacetime Military3 Counterterrorism and Drone Warfare4 The Crucible of Crisis5 The Decision for War6 Strategic Change in Wartime7 The Task of Postwar ReconstructionConclusion
Series Title: Presidential briefings series.
Responsibility: Andrew L. Stigler.

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"A military is the most significant tool of a nation's foreign policy, and (hopefully) the tool of last resort. Yet the control a civilian leader has over the military is, in many respects, an encumbered and fractured control: The military's organizational culture, role in society, size, and considerable autonomy are potential obstacles to true civilian control over the military even in peacetime. A brief but historically informed text intended for students of the presidency or national security, Governing the Military addresses the gamut of challenges a new US president faces as commander-in-chief"--

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