Civil-military relations

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  • The Importance Of Civilian Control Of The Military

    “The supremacy of the civil over the military is fundamental to the American system of government, and is wholeheartedly accepted by every officer and soldier in the military establishment.” General MacArthur wrote these words in his book Reminiscences, after he had been relieved from his command in Korea in 1951. Military subordination in civil-military relations would be uncontested in contemporary scholarly discussions, if his statement would have a perpetual validity. Civilian control of the military is the attempt of societies to find a solution to a paradox: Armed forces are created as masters of violence to protect the society against foreign threats, but because of its capacity for violence, this institution can likewise overthrow…

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  • Two Hands On The Sword Analysis

    Two Hands on the Sword: Civil-Military Relations From the outset, U.S. civil-military relations have constituted an agreement between the American people, the civilian government, and the armed forces. According to Frank G. Hoffman (2008), it is the civil hand that determines when to draw the sword from its scabbard and provides the policy to guide its use. Hoffman further explains that it is the military that sharpens the sword and wields it in combat (2008). Given this relationship, it is…

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  • Army Profession Challenges

    The Army Profession and Challenges in the Civilian-Military Relations The United States Army is arguably the most powerful Army in the world. Its endurance from the Cold War era to current unconventional conflicts of the modern day has proven its resiliency. The United States Army is undoubtedly a profession, and the leaders in the United States Army have critical and important role, ADRP1 defined and described the Army Profession and the Army Ethic as “Army Profession – A unique vocation of…

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  • An Argumentative Essay On Civilian-Military Relations

    Trust – An Argumentative Essay on Civilian-Military Relations The history of civilian-military relations is riddled with developments that are both positive and negative in nature. However, one has to determine whether these instances have left a progressive relationship as an overarching theme of trust as it continues to change among the social landscape in our modern-day American society. The Armed Forces Journal “The Silent Crisis” explains that there is indeed a problem between civilian and…

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  • Military Intervention

    A military intervention is seen as a set of tools and forms coercion of the conflicting parties to preserve or establish peace between them with the use of special forces, equipped with by means of armed struggle. The essence of military intervention lies in the effectiveness of violent impact on the conflicting parties. The effect of coercion of conflicting parties to establish peace with the military element is achieved by the application or threat of material damage, thus limiting their…

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  • The Importance Of Stewardship Of The Army Profession

    Stewardship of the Army Profession and Civilian-Military Relations There are five core characteristics that compose the Army profession; trust, honorable service, military expertise, stewardship, and esprit de corps (Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 1, The Army Profession, 2015, p. 6-1). While all are critical to maintaining a healthy Army, stewardship, as described in ADRP 1 chapter 6, is the central tenant I believe keeps the other four alive. Stewardship is the act of taking care…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Soft Power

    Too much investment on high technology can lead to failure to invest in other necessities such as military training, military police and linguists (37). Linguists are needed as a way to communicate with people of countries where a power has military presence such as the United States in Afghanistan. Hard power used in cyber information can do damage to physical targets in another country destroying the soft power that cyber information can create to attract citizens to that country. An example…

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  • Yuan Shikai: Character Study

    Yuan was from a landed military family of Xiangcheng in Henan province.” Yuan Shikai was adopted by a general who was childless, this later started his first job as a military man. After this, in 1866 his place of residence changed and his adopted father, Yuan Tu-ch’en. They moved to Shantung so Shikai could start a career in imperial civil service. This however, was not the plan that Shikai liked because he was much more found of athletics, but he did however begin to like geomancy and…

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  • The Importance Of Cultural Awareness In The United States

    Hawkeye early warning aircraft was the focus of the ADF. Thru 1989, the majority of modern weapons utilized in the air defense system were the 108 medium-altitude I-Hawk SAMs acquired from the United States (Air Defense Force). A British firm helped modernize 400 older Soviet-made SA-2 SAMs and about 240 SA-3s, which provided short-range defense against low-flying targets. Based on the SA-2, Egypt began production of the Tayir as Sabah (Morning Flight) along with its introduction of Amun (Sky…

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  • Cuban Team Reflection

    Once concluded the general military training, where one is taught the art of combat and discipline, I was assigned to the labor branch of the army. There, I would work in country farms and industries to grow crops and produce goods for the army while maintaining a strict military discipline. Work would start from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm or until that day’s assignment was completed, something that rarely happened so extra hours of labor was required. I learned discipline and structure as well as to…

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