Military Chiefs and Presidential Policy: the Problem of Dissent.
CHICAGO UNIV ILL DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
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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.
- Humanities and History
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics