Released on 2014-06-17Categories Education

Dissent and Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions

Dissent and Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions

Author: Don M. Snider

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312285494

Category: Education

Page: 46

View: 448

Over the past 5 years, the War on Terrorism has produced many unforeseen results for the U.S. Army, something not unexpected by those who study war as we do here at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI). One event, however, was truly unexpected-the participation in 2006 by several Army flag officers in the "Revolt of the Generals." It was unexpected because the professional ethic of the Army in the modern era has held that, in civilmilitary relations, the military is the servant of its Constitutionally-mandated civilian leaders, both those in the Executive branch and in the Congress. Thus, as Samuel Huntington noted over 5 decades ago, "loyalty and obedience" are the cardinal military virtues. This precept has remained embedded in the Army's professional ethos to this day, especially for the strategic leaders of the Army Profession. An act of public dissent is to be exceptionally rare, undertaken only after the most careful analysis and determination of its absolute necessity.
Released on 2008Categories Civil-military relations

Dissent and Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions

Dissent and Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions

Author: Don M. Snider

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000139802502

Category: Civil-military relations

Page: 38

View: 749

One of the central difficulties to a right understanding of American civil-military relations is the nature of the U.S. military. Are our armed forces just obedient bureaucracies like most of the Executive branch, or are they vocational professions granted significant autonomy and a unique role in these relationships because of their expert knowledge and their expertise to apply it in the defense of America? To large measure, the answer to this question should determine the behavior of the strategic leaders of these professions, including the uncommon behavior of public dissent. Using the "Revolt of the Generals" in 2006 as stimulus, the author develops from the study of military professions the critical trust relationships that should have informed their individual decisions to dissent. After doing so, he makes recommendations for the restoration of the professions' ethic in this critical area of behavior by the senior officers who are the professions' strategic leaders.
Released on 2008Categories Civil-military relations

Dissent and Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions

Dissent and Strategic Leadership of the Military Professions

Author: Don M. Snider

Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute U. S. Army War College

ISBN: UOM:39015077608241

Category: Civil-military relations

Page: 54

View: 691

One of the central difficulties to a right understanding of American civil-military relations is the nature of the U.S. military. Are our armed forces just obedient bureaucracies like most of the Executive branch, or are they vocational professions granted significant autonomy and a unique role in these relationships because of their expert knowledge and their expertise to apply it in the defense of America? To large measure, the answer to this question should determine the behavior of the strategic leaders of these professions, including the uncommon behavior of public dissent. Using the "Revolt of the Generals" in 2006 as stimulus, the author develops from the study of military professions the critical trust relationships that should have informed their individual decisions to dissent. After doing so, he makes recommendations for the restoration of the professions' ethic in this critical area of behavior by the senior officers who are the professions' strategic leaders.
Released on 2015-05-22Categories History

Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics

Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics

Author: George Lucas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317801764

Category: History

Page: 651

View: 551

The Routledge Handbook of Military Ethics is a comprehensive reference work that addresses concerns held in common by the military services of many nations. It attempts to discern both moral dilemmas and clusters of moral principles held in common by all practitioners of this profession, regardless of nation or culture. Comprising essays by contributors drawn from the four service branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine corps) as well as civilian academics specializing in this field, this handbook discusses the relationship of "ethics" in the military setting to applied and professional ethics generally. Leading scholars and senior military practitioners from countries including the US, UK, France, China, Australia and Japan, discuss various national cultural views of the moral dimensions of military service. With reference to the responsibilities of professional orientation and education, as well as the challenges posed by recent technological developments, this handbook examines the difficulties underpinning the fundamental framework of military service. This book will be of much interest to students of military studies, war theory, ethics philosophy, sociology, war and conflict studies, and security studies.
Released on 2014-09-17Categories Political Science

The Challenge of Nation-Building

The Challenge of Nation-Building

Author: Rebecca Patterson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442236950

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 778

The Challenge of Nation-Building examines the conditions that have allowed or prevented the U.S. Army to innovate for nation-building effectively. By doing so, it shows how military leadership and civil-military relations have changed.
Released on 2018-10-15Categories Political Science

Redefining the Modern Military

Redefining the Modern Military

Author: Nathan K. Finney

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781682473641

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 250

This edited collection examines the changing character of military professionalism and the role of ethics in the 21st-century military. The authors, who range from uniformed military to academics to non-uniformed professionals on the battlefield, delve into whether the concepts of Samuel Huntington, Morris Janowitz, and Sir John Hackett still apply, how training and continuing education play a role in defining a profession, and if a universal code of ethics is required for the military as a profession. Redefining the Modern Military puts a significant emphasis on individual agency for military professionalism as opposed to broad organizational or cultural change.
Released on 2009Categories Leadership

The Army's Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent Conflict

The Army's Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent Conflict

Author: Don M. Snider

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000139801678

Category: Leadership

Page: 46

View: 654

"This essay offers a proposal for the missing constructs and language with which we can more precisely think about and examine the Army's Professional Military Ethic, starting with its macro context which is the profession's culture. We examine three major long-term influences on that culture and its core ethos, thus describing how they evolve over time. We contend that in the present era of persistent conflict, we are witnessing dynamic changes within these three influences. In order to analyze these changes, we introduce a more detailed framework which divides the Ethic into its legal and moral components, then divide each of these into their institutional and individual manifestations. Turning from description to analysis, we also examine to what extent, if any, recent doctrinal adaptations by the Army (FM 3-0, 3-24, and 6-22, etc.) indicate true evolution in the essential nature of the profession's Ethic. Then, we present what we believe to be the most significant ethical challenge facing the Army profession -- the moral development of Army leaders, moving them from 'values to virtues' in order that they, as Army professionals, can consistently achieve the high quality of moral character necessary to apply effectively and, in a trustworthy manner, their renowned military-technical competencies."--P. x
Released on 2021-08-10Categories HISTORY

American Defense Policy

American Defense Policy

Author: Miriam Krieger

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421441474

Category: HISTORY

Page: 494

View: 293

"Organized into three parts, the ninth edition traces the impact that societal changes and emerging technologies are having as force enablers, game changers, or disrupters of American defense policy"--
Released on 2017-05-18Categories Political Science

Crisis, Agency, and Law in US Civil-Military Relations

Crisis, Agency, and Law in US Civil-Military Relations

Author: Daniel Maurer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319535265

Category: Political Science

Page: 227

View: 735

This book develops a responsible and practical method for evaluating the success, failure, or “crisis” of American civil-military relations among its political and uniformed elite. The author’s premise is that currently there is no objectively fair way for the public at large or the strategic-level elites to assess whether the critical and often obscured relationships between Generals, Admirals, and Statesmen function as they ought to under the US constitutional system. By treating these relationships—in form and practice—as part of a wider principal (civilian)-agency (military) dynamic, the book tracks the “duties”—care, competence, diligence, confidentiality, scope of responsibility—and perceived shortcomings in the interactions between US civilian political authorities and their military advisors in both peacetime and in war.
Released on 2019-07-30Categories History

Ethics and Military Strategy in the 21st Century

Ethics and Military Strategy in the 21st Century

Author: George R. Lucas, Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351745178

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 145

This book examines the importance of "military ethics" in the formulation and conduct of contemporary military strategy. Clausewitz’s original analysis of war relegated ethics to the side-lines in favor of political realism, interpreting the proper use of military power solely to further the political goals of the state, whatever those may be. This book demonstrates how such single-minded focus no longer suffices to secure the interest of states, for whom the nature of warfare has evolved to favor strategies that hold combatants themselves to the highest moral and professional standards in their conduct of hostilities. Waging war has thus been transformed in a manner that moves beyond Clausewitz’s original conception, rendering political success wholly dependent upon the cultivation and exercise of discerning moral judgment by strategists and combatants in the field. This book utilizes a number of perspectives and case studies to demonstrate how ethics now plays a central role in strategy in modern armed conflict. This book will be of much interest to students of just war, ethics, military strategy, and international relations.