Warriors and Citizens : American Views of Our Military
- Jim Mattis, Kori N. Schake
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 152 x 228 x 27.94mm | 725.75g
- Publication date
- 01 Aug 2016
- Hoover Institution Press,U.S.
- Publication City/Country
- Stanford, United States
- Bestsellers rank
A diverse group of contributors offer different perspectives on whether or not the different experiences of our military and the broader society amounts to a ""gap""-and if the American public is losing connection to its military. They analyze extensive polling information to identify those gaps between civilian and military attitudes on issues central to the military profession and the professionalism of our military, determine which if any of these gaps are problematic for sustaining the traditionally strong bonds between the American military and its broader public, analyze whether any problematic gaps are amenable to remediation by policy means, and assess potential solutions. The contributors also explore public disengagement and the effect of high levels of public support for the military combined with very low levels of trust in elected political leaders-both recurring themes in their research. And they reflect on whether American society is becoming so divorced from the requirements for success on the battlefield that not only will we fail to comprehend our military, but we also will be unwilling to endure a military so constituted to protect us.