Current events warrant a review of US civil-military relations doctrine. This article examines eight principles of military subordination to elected civilian officials and addresses the fundamental question at the heart of civil-military relations theory and practice—what options, if any, does the military have when civilian leadership disregards military advice? Examples drawn from US history provide an important framework to understand the complex interrelational dynamics at play.
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Patrick Paterson, "Civil-Military Relations: Guidelines in Politically Charged Societies," Parameters 52, no. 1 (2022): 5-20, doi:10.55540/0031-1723.3126.
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