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Civil–Military Relations

  • By: Peter D. Feaver, Christopher Gelpi & Lindsay Cohn
  • In: Encyclopedia of War & American Society
  • Edited by: Peter Karsten
  • Subject:Conflict, International Security (general), American Foreign Policy

Political communities must have military institutions to wage war, whether defensively to ward off threats to the community or offensively in pursuit of some national interest. Those militaries, however, can pose a challenge of their own to the political community: they ...

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