The Limits of Military Officers’ Duty to Obey Civilian Orders: A Neo-Classical Perspective

Author: Mr Robert E Atkinson, Jr This monograph offers a neo-classically republican perspective on a perennial problem of civilian/military relations: limitations on military officers’ obligation to obey civilian authorities. All commentators agree that military officers are generally obliged—morally, professionally, and legally—to obey civilian orders, even as they agree that this rule of obedience must admit …

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