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Author Feaver, Peter.

Title Choosing your battles : American civil-military relations and the use of force / Peter D. Feaver and Christopher Gelpi
Published Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2004


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 MELB  322.50973 Fea/Cyb  Unavailable C19
Description xiii, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Civil-Military Opinion Gap over the Use of Force -- Ch. 3. The Impact of Elite Veterans on American Decisions to Use Force -- Ch. 4. Casualty Sensitivity and Civil-Military Relations -- Ch. 5. Exploring the Determinants of Casualty Sensitivity -- Ch. 6. Conclusion
Summary "The recent American debate over whether and how to invade Iraq clustered into civilian versus military camps. Top military officials appeared reluctant to use force, the most hawkish voices in government were civilians who had not served in uniform, and everyone was worried that the American public would not tolerate casualties in war. This book shows that this civilian-military argument is typical, not exceptional. It characterized earlier debates over Bosnia, Somalia, and Kosovo, and the underlying patterns has shaped U.S. foreign policy at least since 1816. Peter Feaver and Christopher Gelpi explore civilian and military attitudes through opinion surveys of elites (military and civilian) and the general public."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-228) and indexes
Subject Civil-military relations -- United States.
War and emergency powers -- United States.
Author Gelpi, Christopher, 1966-
LC no. 2003043344
ISBN 0691115842 hardback