Congress and Civil-Military Relations by Colton C. Campbell, David P. Auerswald

By Colton C. Campbell, David P. Auerswald

Whereas the president is the commander in leader, the USA Congress performs a severe and underappreciated position in civil-military relations―the dating among the militia and the civilian management that instructions it. This special ebook edited by way of Colton C. Campbell and David P. Auerswald may help readers larger comprehend the position of Congress in army affairs and nationwide and foreign protection coverage. members comprise 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 e-book explores 4 instruments particularly 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 through legislators together with the need of balancing nationwide issues and native pursuits, partisan and intraparty ameliorations, budgetary constraints, the military's conventional resistance to alter, and an ongoing loss of international coverage consensus on the nationwide point. but, regardless of the massive obstacles, Congress affects coverage on every little thing from final bases to drone battle to acquisitions.

A groundbreaking research, Congress and Civil-Military Relations issues the best way ahead in reading an missed but basic govt courting.

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