This book provides a conceptual understanding of civil-military relations, a revised framework which accommodates complex and dynamic features of modern political life, focusing on successful adjustments to post-Vietnam realities on the part of the Department of Defense (DOD).
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. The Agonies of Adjustment to Post-Vietnam Realities The Changing Policy Environment 2. U.S. Commitments and Alliances: Some Implications of the Changing International Environment 3. The Revolt of the Masses: Public Opinion on Military Expenditures 4. Levee En Masse, Cest Fini: The Deterioration of Popular Willingness to Serve Civil-Military Relations at the Community and Operational Level 5. Anti-Rotc: Vietnam or “Consciousness III” 6. The Reserves and National Guard: Their Changing Role in National Defense 7. Civilian-Military Racism in the Seventies: The Challenge of Reducing Cultural Differences Through Planned Change 8. The Role of the Military in American Society Vis-A-Vis Drug Abuse: Scapegoat, National Laboratory and Potential Change Agent National Security Politics at Top Policy Levels 9. Nato Nuclear Policy-Making 10. The Office of the Secretary of Defense: The Laird and Mcnamara Styles 11. The Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Nixon Administration: The Method and The Men 12. Militarism or the Military Virtues: The Changing Role of Military Force in National Policy 13. Bread, Guns and Uncle Sam: International Realities and Their Implications For U.S. Relations With the World Conclusions 14. The Greening of The Brass: Emerging Civil-Military Relations