Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National SecurityAnonymous Wed, 11/30/2016 - 19:20
Many commentators have pointed to an emerging civil-military "gap" in the United States. Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen declared that a "chasm" is opening between the military and civilian worlds. Some claim that America's armed forces and its civilians no longer share the same values and understanding of the role of the military. Others go so far as to suggest that the U.S. military is becoming less willing to accept civilian direction.