Accession Number : ADA289075

Title :   The Army as a Repository of National Values: The Army McCarthy Hearings of 1954,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Kevin B.

PDF Url : ADA289075

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : This monograph explores the concept of the Army as a repository for national values, and the government's periodic use of this vessel as a tool in the peacetime protection of the Constitution. Most of the social mechanisms which shape the professional ethos of the Army's Officer Corps are vaguely understood. This monograph examines these mechanisms in order to determine the nature and stability of the value system of the Officer Corps, and its relationship to both the state and society. The monograph then demonstrates how the institution of the Army, in the form of a repository of values, can be used to protect the Constitution against internal domestic threats in peacetime. This repository of values can be used by the Federal government in the protection of the Constitution during peacetime through a variety of processes. The case study in the monograph demonstrates the methods in which the Eisenhower Administration utilized the Army to confront Senator Joseph R. McCarthy during the height of the Communist scares of the 1950's.

Descriptors :   *ETHICS, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, PEACETIME, THREATS, CASE STUDIES, PROTECTION, PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, ARMY, COMMUNISM, BALANCE OF POWER, SUBVERSION, DEMOCRACY, SENATE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Humanities and History
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE