Accession Number : ADA311167

Title :   The Changing Nature of American Democracy Consequences for the Military.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Callard, James R.

PDF Url : ADA311167

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 161

Abstract : This paper provides a philosophical and ethical framework to evaluate changes in democracy that affect the relationship between the public and the military profession. Changes in communication technology have allowed the media and public to play a more influential role in the information of national security strategy. Use of propaganda to market war in the past has been problematic and contrary to American democratic principles. Applying a strong professional military ethic grounded in institutional and constitutional values will insure that senior military leadership understand the ramifications of applying knowledge strategies in the future. Adding ethics and civil-military affairs courses to joint professional military education is major recommendation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *ETHICS, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *PHILOSOPHY, *PUBLIC OPINION, *DEMOCRACY, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, MEDIA, COURSES(EDUCATION), LEADERSHIP TRAINING, PROPAGANDA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE