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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide: What Each Side Must Know About the Other—and About Itself

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Civilians and military personnel do not have a clear view of each other in the United States today. Conspiring against such understanding are the norms and traditions of the two cultures. On the one hand, the military is considered to like its secrecy and think of itself as morally superior to the civilians it is meant to serve. On the other hand, civilians praise or blame ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Potomac Books (first published August 31st 2010)
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From our pages (July–Aug/11): "Misunderstandings between civilians and the military have defined conflicts over the past half century—the military being perceived as secretive and civilians as fickle and unsupportive. Fleming, a professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, says that each side must better understand the roles that the other plays. Civilian legislation and enlistment and military respect for civilian structures, he argues, are necessary to maintain a safe and
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