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This article seeks to clarify the origins of citizen service in the United States. It departs from the premise that military service compelled by the state and performed as an obligation of citizenship may be understood as constitutive of citizen service. Based on this analytic distinction, the...
In this article, we seek to determine whether officers support the post-Cold War's range of new missions and why. To this end, we examine the attitudes of U.S. officers at the command and staff colleges for each service branch. On average, we find that while officers support traditional missions...
In the post-Cold War era, the United States Army has undergone a dramatic transformation. In this new security era, the Army is increasingly participating in nontraditional operations. Also during this period, the frequency with which American service members have been operationally deployed...
This article examines the interaction between the Irish political party, Sinn Fdin, and the paramilitary group known as the Irish Republican Army (IRA). It argues that the relationship between Sinn Féin and the IRA turns the conventional Clausewitzian understanding of political control of the...
The end of the Cold War had profoundly affected Brazilian military thought, and, consequently, military planning and development, by the late 1990s. Recent evidence suggests that the Brazilian military is increasingly concerned with threats to national sovereignty putatively posed by...
In a balanced, constitutionally governed state, military decision-makers are no more likely to recommend war in a dispute than are civilian leaders. However, in military regimes, there is a tendency to import biases that systematically distort the contribution of a state's foreign and interior...
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