Accession Number : ADA288661

Title :   Soldier/Statesmen: Do They Matter?

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Findley, Rusty

PDF Url : ADA288661

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This essay explores the history, importance, and relevance of the soldier/statesman. Using pertinent examples from Alexander the Great to General Eisenhower, historical lessons of the soldier and statesmanship emerge and add to the analysis and discussion in the contemporary debate. Comparing the failure of U.S. efforts in Vietnam to successes in the Gulf War, a clearer picture of the importance of the soldier/statesman comes forth. The historical lessons from past soldier/statesman and the contrasting results in Vietnam and the Gulf War underscore the need for soldier/statesmen. The question that arises is, "What can we do to prepare soldier/statesmen for tomorrow's inevitable challenges?"

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL SCIENCE, *LEADERSHIP, *GENERAL OFFICERS, MILITARY HISTORY, DECISION MAKING, EDUCATION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE