U.S. Civil Military Relations in the 20th Century

James M. Dubik, Frederick W. Kagan, and Kimberly Kagan

Hertog Foundation | 2016

This course will introduce you to the theory and practice of civil-military relations in the twentieth century. It will examine the civic, ethical, and evolving legal basis of civilian control over the military; the relationship between commanders and presidents; the relationship between Congress, presidents, and commanders; and the impact of these systemic factors on military success.

Advanced War Studies Courses are open only to alumni of the basic War Studies course. These sessions are offered in the winter and summer, and focus either on a national security challenge or on a historical conflict. Learn more about the War Studies Program.

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