Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security

Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security

by Peter D. Feaver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262561425

ISBN-13: 9780262561426

Pub. Date: 09/04/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

Soldiers and Civilians analyzes the emerging civil-military "gap" in the
United States, drawing on a major survey of military officers, civilian leaders, and the general public. The book's contributors, leading scholars of defense policy,
find that numerous schisms have undermined civil-military cooperation and harmed military effectiveness.

The MIT

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Soldiers and Civilians analyzes the emerging civil-military "gap" in the
United States, drawing on a major survey of military officers, civilian leaders, and the general public. The book's contributors, leading scholars of defense policy,
find that numerous schisms have undermined civil-military cooperation and harmed military effectiveness.

The MIT Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262561426
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/04/2001
Series:
Belfer Center Studies in International Security
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
562
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Gap Between Military and Civilian in the United States in Perspective1
Pt. IThe Growing Gap13
Ch. 1Of Chasms and Convergences: Attitudes and Beliefs of Civilians and Military Elites at the Start of a New Millennium15
Ch. 2Attitudes and Opinions Among Senior Military Officers and a U.S. Cross-Section, 1998-99101
Ch. 3Uncertain Confidence: Civilian and Military Attitudes about Civil-Military Relations129
Ch. 4Attitudes of Entry-Level Enlisted Personnel: Pro-Military and Politically Mainstreamed163
Pt. IIChanges in Civil-Military Gaps Over Time213
Ch. 5The American Civil-Military Cultural Gap: A Historical Perspective, Colonial Times to the Present215
Ch. 6The Military's Presence in American Society, 1950-2000247
Ch. 7Vanishing Veterans: The Decline of Military Experience in the U.S. Congress275
Ch. 8Explaining the Gap: Vietnam, the Republicanization of the South, and the End of the Mass Army289
Pt. IIIImplications for Military Effectiveness and Civil-Military Cooperation325
Ch. 9Military Interests and Civilian Politics: The Influence of the Civil-Military "Gap" on Peacetime Military Policy327
Ch. 10Do Military Policies on Gender and Sexuality Undermine Combat Effectiveness?361
Ch. 11Military Professionalism and Policymaking: Is There a Civil-Military Gap at the Top? If So, Does it Matter?403
Ch. 12The Unequal Dialogue: The Theory and Reality of Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force429
Ch. 13Conclusion: The Gap and What It Means for American National Security459
Technical: Triangle Institute for Security Studies Survey on the Military in the Post-Cold War Era475
Bibliography497
About the Authors529
Name Index533
Subject Index541
About the Belfer Center for Sciences and International Affairs548

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