CIVIL-MILITARY GAP IN THE UNITED STATES: DOES IT E

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What is the potential for a divergence in views among civilian and military elites (sometimes referred to as the civil-military gap) to undermine military effectiveness? Although a variety of differences were found among the views of military and civilian survey respondents, these differences mostly disappeared when the authors focused on the attitudes that are pertinent to civilian control of the military and military effectiveness.

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Overview

What is the potential for a divergence in views among civilian and military elites (sometimes referred to as the civil-military gap) to undermine military effectiveness? Although a variety of differences were found among the views of military and civilian survey respondents, these differences mostly disappeared when the authors focused on the attitudes that are pertinent to civilian control of the military and military effectiveness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833041579
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.11 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     iii
Figures     ix
Tables     xi
Summary     xiii
Acknowledgments     xix
Acronyms     xxi
Introduction     1
The Context     1
Objectives and Organization     9
Toward a Framework for Thinking About Civil-Military Relations and Military Effectiveness     13
Background     13
Central Premises of Our Approach     14
Context     15
Civilian Control     15
DoD Missions     16
The Institutional Environment     17
The Policymaking Process     20
Characteristics of the Policymaking Process     20
Key Steps in the Policymaking Process     23
Key Problems Affecting the Policymaking Process     24
Sources of Problems in the Policymaking Process     26
Realms of Potential Civil-Military Disagreement     30
Threat Assessment     32
Defense Resources     34
Force Design and Creation     36
Force Maintenance     39
Force Employment     41
Summing Up     43
The TISS Data     45
Introduction     45
Sample Design     46
Population     46
Sampling Frame     48
Methodological Issues That Affect Analytic Conclusions     50
Response Rates     50
Representativeness of the Sample     55
Comparability of the Survey Administration     60
Our Use of the TISS Data     63
How Do the Military and Civilians Differ?     65
Introduction     65
Analytical Model     66
Components of Model     70
Empirical Findings     79
Socio-Demographic Profile     79
Political Characteristics     81
Knowledge of and Confidence in the Military     86
View of Domestic Issues     90
Views of International Affairs     95
Discussion of Results     101
Military and Civilian Perspectives     105
Introduction     105
Analytical Framework     105
Civilian Control     106
Military Effectiveness     108
Threat Assessment     108
Defense Resources     110
Force Design and Creation     111
Force Maintenance     113
Force Employment      114
Research Approach     116
Results     116
Threat Assessment     116
Defense Resources     123
Force Design and Creation     129
Force Maintenance     136
Force Employment     141
Civilian Control     145
Discussion of Results     148
Conclusions and Observations on Future U.S. Civil-Military Relations     151
Findings     152
Caveats     153
The Current Security Environment     154
Political Environment     155
Some Projections for the Future     156
Future Directions for Research     157
Final Observations     158
Civilian and Military Elites     161
Bibliography     171
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