Accession Number : ADA295649

Title :   American Civil-Military Relations: New Issues, Enduring Problems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Douglas V., III ; Metz, Steven

PDF Url : ADA295649

Report Date : 24 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The authors feel the civil-military relationship, begun while America was still a collection of British colonies and subject of intense and acrimonious debate during the framing of the Constitution, exists on two levels. Most Americans agree that the objective is a competent, professional military able to contribute to national security policymaking but not to dominate it, but there is no consensus on the changes that the evolution of the global security environment will bring, or on the risks of too much military involvement in policymaking. The issues that will shape the future are clear, but their precise impact on civil-military relations is not. There is no crisis in American civil-military relations now, but what will happen in a decade or so when the psychological legacy of the Cold War fully fades and fundamental assumptions are again open to debate remains to be seen.

Descriptors :   *POLICIES, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *COMMUNITY RELATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, GLOBAL, UNITED STATES, ENVIRONMENTS, IMPACT, COLD WAR, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE