Securing the State: Reforming the National Security Decisionmaking Process at the Civil-military Nexus
Focusing on top civilian and military advisors within the national security establishment, this book looks at four case studies and concludes that when it comes to civil-military relations within the Department of Defense, balanced approaches produce more effective policies and outcomes than dominating structures.
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