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The principle of civil supremacy over the military is an important principle of American constitutional government. This article looks at the principle from another point of view. Here it is seen as a moral principle applicable to individual officers and soldiers. The principle states that (1)...
The August coup was a major quake in a series of political tremors that continue to shake the lands of the former Soviet Union. Societal forces had been building towards a break with the traditions of the unitary Soviet state under authoritarian Communist party rule. Gorbachev lost control and...
This article argues that the Soviet military during the reform period (between 1985-1991) expanded its participation in politics in terms of both the scope of issues involved and the means employed. In addition, the Soviet army during the same period also ended its years of relative insulation...
This article challenges the idea that the thinkers who developed the American theory of limited war prior to Vietnam were grossly in error. A framework for the elements of the theory is constructed through a discussion of the historical American way of war, the developments during the late 1940s...
This article chronicles the praetorian tradition in Paraguay and documents the recent historical record affecting current civil-military trends. It then shifts to analyze the evolving scenario within Paraguay and maps several alternative transitions emerging from the characteristics of the...
Most armies of multiethnic countries have experienced, to varying degrees, ethnic tension within their ranks, a problem that has been especially acute in developing countries. This article seeks to contribute to an understanding of the dynamics of such conflict through a comparative analysis of...
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