U.S. Civil-Military Relations in the 21st Century

4/26/2010; 56 minutes

A strong relationship between civilian officials and senior military leaders is essential for sound policy-making and for the nation's security. Events of the past decade have strained that relationship, with some feeling that the military has become politicized and others lamenting a lack of informed civilian leadership. Nathaniel Fick examines the underlying principles and pragmatic guidelines for a healthy civil-military relationship. (#18111)

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