By Colton C. Campbell,David P. Auerswald
While the president is the commander in leader, the united states Congress performs a serious and underappreciated position in civil-military relations—the dating among the militia and the civilian management that instructions it. This precise ebook edited via Colton C. Campbell and David P. Auerswald may also help readers larger comprehend the position of Congress in army affairs and nationwide and foreign protection 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 ebook 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 participants discover the hindrances and pressures confronted via legislators together with the need of balancing nationwide issues and native pursuits, partisan and intraparty adjustments, 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 significant limitations, Congress affects coverage on every thing from final bases to drone struggle to acquisitions.
A groundbreaking research, Congress and Civil-Military Relations issues the best way ahead in examining an neglected but basic govt relationship.
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