Accession Number:

ADA053544

Title:

Military Chiefs and Presidential Policy: the Problem of Dissent.

Descriptive Note:

Research paper,

Corporate Author:

CHICAGO UNIV ILL DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

208.0

Abstract:

This paper analyses the conflicts between the demands of bureaucratic loyalty, professional integrity, and constitutional principles of civil control that arise when senior military officers are faced with the dilemma of opposing presidential defense policies. At issue is the question of whether or not intensive bureaucratization of the American military since 1947 has undermined the officer corps traditional sense of professional independence and political neutrality.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE