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Friday Nerd Blogging Part Two: Who Says There is a Gap?

May 2, 2014

One of the constant refrains one will hear in civil-military relations is that there is a gap between the civilians and the military–a deep, wide gap in values, perceptions and so on.  Well, here is some proof (not great video) that the gap is over-rated:


H/T to Mrs. Spew

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Steve Saideman is Professor and the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He has written The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict; For Kin or Country: Xenophobia, Nationalism and War (with R. William Ayres); and NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone (with David Auerswald), and elsewhere on nationalism, ethnic conflict, civil war, and civil-military relations.