summary pdf Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide , summary chapter 2 Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide , sparknotes Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide , Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide 84b05d8 Civilians And Military Personnel Do Not Have A Clear View Of Each Other In The United States Today Conspiring Against Such Understanding Are The Norms And Traditions Of The Two Cultures On The One Hand, The Military Is Considered To Like Its Secrecy And Think Of Itself As Morally Superior To The Civilians It Is Meant To Serve On The Other Hand, Civilians Praise Or Blame The Armed Forces Based On Political Exigencies And Generally Without True Comprehension Of Their Culture And Their Mutual Misperceptions Seem Greater Now Than In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s During The Vietnam War.Yet, As U.S Naval Academy Professor Bruce Fleming Points Out, The Military Is Linked To The Civilian World So Fundamentally That All Of Us Pay The Price If They Do Not Develop An Appreciation Of One Another But That Is Achievable Only If Each Side Also Strives To See Itself Clearly As The Military Fulfills Its Mission Of Protecting Americans And Their Way Of Life, Civilians Must Also Do Their Part And Support The Military Through Budget Allocations, Legislation, And Enlistment Without This Shared Commitment, American Interests Suffer As A Whole.Fleming Shows How To Close A Military Civilian Gap That Yawns So Large In Twenty First Century America That It Potentially Threatens National Security And Essential Freedoms.
- 296 pages
- Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide
- Bruce E. Fleming
- 27 January 2017 Bruce E. Fleming