civil-military relations

Parameters VOL. 48 NO. 4 Winter 2018-19

Editor: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II FEATURES: Special Commentary “Civil-Military Relations and Today’s Policy Environment” by Thomas N. Garner. Coercion: New Means & Methods. “Social Media Warriors: Leveraging a New Battlespace” by Buddhika B. Jayamaha and Jahara Matisek. “Multidimensionality: Rethinking Power Projection for the 21st Century” by David J. Katz. Technological Innovation: Problems & Prospects: …

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Political Control over the Use of Force: A Clausewitzian Perspective

Author: LTC Suzanne C Nielsen The author addresses the issues regarding the ideal relationship between the commander and the statesman in time of war and the balance between political control and military operational expertise by examining what Carl von Clausewitz has to say about civil- military relations and the use of force. She looks in …

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The Role of the Armed Forces in the Americas: Civil-Military Relations for the 21st Century

Author: Dr Donald E Schulz In November 1997, the United States Army War College joined with the U.S. Southern Command, the Inter-American Defense Board, the National Guard Bureau, and the Latin American Consortium of the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University to cosponsor a conference entitled “The Role of the Armed Forces …

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Civil-Military Relations and the Not-Quite Wars of the Present and Future

Author: Dr Vincent Davis Three papers presented at the Patterson School-Strategic Studies Institute Symposium focused on civil-military relations at various levels. West Point professor Don M. Snider maintains that continued pressures on the armed forces—especially the Army—to put aside war-fighting missions in favor of other missions will further strain civil-military relations. In the second essay, …

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Making Do with Less, or Coping with Upton’s Ghost

Author: Dr Eliot A Cohen Each April the Strategic Studies Institute hosts a conference that addresses key strategic issues facing the Armed Forces and the Nation. This year’s theme, “Strategy During the Lean Years: Learning from the Past and the Present,” brought together scholars, serving and retired military officers, and civilian defense officials from the …

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American Civil-Military Relations: New Issues, Enduring Problems

Author: Dr Douglas V Johnson II, Dr Steven Metz The authors were invited to prepare a paper for a conference on Civil-Military Relations in the fall, 1994. That paper was translated into an article for the Winter, 1995 edition of The Washington Quarterly under the title “Civil-Military Relations in the United States: The State of …

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The Mexican Military Approaches the 21st Century: Coping with a New World Order

Author: LTC Stephen J Wager In 1993, the Strategic Studies Institute and the University of Arizona cosponsored a conference on “Mexico Looks to the 21st Century: Change and Challenge.” It brought together a distinguished group of academic and government specialists to discuss Mexico’s future, particularly the changes likely to be brought about by the North …

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