Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military

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Hoover Press, Aug 1, 2016 - History - 360 pages
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A diverse group of contributors offer different perspectives on whether or not the different experiences of our military and the broader society amounts to a "gap"—and if the American public is losing connection to its military. They analyze extensive polling information to identify those gaps between civilian and military attitudes on issues central to the military profession and the professionalism of our military, determine which if any of these gaps are problematic for sustaining the traditionally strong bonds between the American military and its broader public, analyze whether any problematic gaps are amenable to remediation by policy means, and assess potential solutions.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
CivilMilitary Paradoxes
Is Civilian Control of the Military Still an Issue?
Civilian and Veteran
Public Opinion Military Justice
Public Opinion and the Making of Wartime Strategies
The Very Liberal View of the US Military
Connecting with Millennials
A Model for Connecting Civilians and the Military
Ensuring a CivilMilitary Connection
Contributors
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General Jim Mattis, the Davies Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is an expert on national security issues, especially strategy, innovation, the effective use of military force, and the Middle East. He heads a project on the gap between civil and military perspectives and is writing a book on leadership. During the 2008 presidential election, Kori N Schake was senior policy adviser to the McCain-Palin campaign, responsible for policy development and outreach in the areas of foreign and defense policy.

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