Congress and Civil-Military Relations by Colton C. Campbell, David P. Auerswald

By Colton C. Campbell, David P. Auerswald

Whereas the president is the commander in leader, the USA Congress performs a severe and underappreciated position in civil-military relations―the courting among the defense force and the civilian management that instructions it. This particular booklet edited via Colton C. Campbell and David P. Auerswald can help readers greater comprehend the position of Congress in army affairs and nationwide and overseas safeguard coverage. individuals contain the main skilled students within the box in addition to practitioners and leading edge new voices, all delving into the methods Congress makes an attempt to direct the military.

This e-book explores 4 instruments specifically that play a key function in congressional motion: the choice of army officials, delegation of authority to the army, oversight of the army branches, and the institution of incentives―both confident and negative―to motivate acceptable army habit. The individuals discover the hindrances and pressures confronted via legislators together with the need of balancing nationwide issues and native pursuits, partisan and intraparty alterations, budgetary constraints, the military's conventional resistance to alter, and an ongoing loss of overseas coverage consensus on the nationwide point. but, regardless of the enormous obstacles, Congress impacts coverage on every thing from last bases to drone conflict to acquisitions.

A groundbreaking research, Congress and Civil-Military Relations issues the way in which ahead in examining an missed but primary govt courting.

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794 (March 3, 1845). 37. Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy for the Year 1884, vol. 1 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1884), 68. 38. Jefferson Davis, Jefferson Davis, Constitutionalist: His Letters, Papers, and Speeches, vol. 3, ed. Dunbar Rowland ( Jackson, MS: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1923), 560. See also White, Jacksonians, 208. 39. Alfred Thayer Mahan, From Sail to Steam (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1907), 71. Skelton, American Profession of Arms, 147.

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