Day: June 25, 2013

Tiwesdæg: the Left-arm of Non-linkage

Collection and promulgation of links today was interrupted by my daughter’s minor sports injury. For all ten of you who care: my apologies. Go read Cherly Rofer’s Edward Snowden timeline. Or about a nearby star “crowded with super-Earths.” Or focus on today’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act. Or about the game that’s stolen my partner. Or something. Just so long as you change your profile image to an equality sign. Cause that will totally impact tomorrow’s decisions.

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Civil-Military Relations– Why A Little Conflict is OK

Robert’s review of The American Culture of War yesterday was both extremely funny and informative.  It also mentioned a problem I’ve seen in a lot of the civil-military relations literature:  too much over-identification with a political leaning or ideology.  This area of scholarship reminds me sometimes of Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men” – if I’m walking around the annual conference of the Inter-University Seminar at Armed Forces and Society without a uniform on, I’m immediately put in a category by some scholars.  That’s unfortunate – understanding the determinants of civil-military relations and its influence on international relations is a really important area of research.  Thankfully, not all scholarship in this area is that way. In the interest of providing an example of research that could serve as a counterpoint to the work outlined in Robert’s review, let me highlight some additional scholarship that my former colleague/advisor/buddy, Dale Herspring[1] and I have done on the subject.[2]

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