The Generals' Revolt and Civil-Military Relations
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Generals Revolt resulted from a crisis in civil-military relations precipitated by a Secretary of Defense who discounted the experience and knowledge of key strategic leaders and refused to accept or even listen to divergent opinion. The gradual and continual politicization of the military along with a decline in military professionalism and ethical decision-making also contributed to setting the conditions for the revolt. As the nation moves forward under the direction of a new President it is time to mend civil-military relations, end the politicization of the military, and reemphasize the importance of military professionalism and ethical decision-making. These measures are necessary to protect the trust between the American people and its professional military.
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