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Role of the President, the Executive Branch, Congress, and Civilian Control of the Military 1
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2 Overview Civilian Control of the Military Constitutional Powers of the President and the Executive Branch Congressional Powers and Responsibilities
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3 Democracy Government by the people: Supreme power vested in the people exercised either directly, or indirectly through a system of delegated authority in which people choose their representatives in free elections .
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4 Traits Acceptance for minorities Freedom of expression/of the press Respect for the dignity of the individual Bottom Line: Gov’t does not give people their rights—it is instituted to protect rights which already exist !
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5 “The end for which a soldier is recruited, clothed, armed, and trained, the whole object of his sleeping, eating, drinking and marching, is simply that he should fight at the right place and the right time.” Carl von Clausewitz, 1831
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We must look to the people for war’s logic Articulation of purpose Definition of war Limits of war How do Democracies and Militaries Interact? 6
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7 Accountability Military officers have to be responsible for using the tool (military) in the way the government/people wish.
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8 Society must trust us! Officers are commissioned to wield violence on society’s behalf—never on their own behalf!
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course ARSC 401 taught by Professor T.sadiq during the Spring '12 term at Maryland.

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