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The Soldier and the State

The Theory and Politics of Civil–Military Relations

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ISBN 9780674817364

Publication: September 1981

Short

560 pages

6 x 9 inches

Belknap Press

World

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The book contains many insights about both America and its soldiers, and the thought behind many of its conclusions is hard and clean… It also disposes of a number of prejudices about the military that still clog the policy process… Here is a book to make one think.American Political Science Review

The problem of civil–military relations is of critical importance in American affairs… Huntington establishes his basic propositions, formulates his theoretical framework, and analyzes historical and contemporary developments in the United States and abroad with skill and insight. The clarity and precision with which the book moves forward make it a delight to read.Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science