By Peter D. Feaver
How do civilians keep watch over the army? within the wake of September eleven, the renewed presence of nationwide protection in lifestyle has made this question the entire extra urgent. during this booklet, Peter Feaver proposes an bold new concept that treats civil-military family members as a principal-agent dating, with the civilian government tracking the activities of army brokers, the "armed servants" of the countryside. army obedience isn't computerized yet depends upon strategic calculations of even if civilians will trap and punish misbehavior.
This version demanding situations Samuel Huntington's professionalism-based version of civil-military relatives, and gives an leading edge manner of constructing experience of the U.S. chilly battle and post-Cold struggle experience--especially the distinctively stormy civil-military family of the Clinton period. within the decade after the chilly conflict ended, civilians and the army had various run-ins over even if and the way to exploit army strength. those episodes, as interpreted via supplier concept, contradict the traditional knowledge that civil-military kin topic provided that there's possibility of a coup. to the contrary, army professionalism doesn't on its own make sure unchallenged civilian authority. As Feaver argues, corporation thought bargains the simplest beginning for wondering family among army and civilian leaders, now and within the future.
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