Myanmar's military: Who 'guards the guardians'? - Nikkei Asian Review
The approach is applied to the United States using official documents and interviews with policy-makers. In addition to analyzing the impact of defense reform initiatives over the past thirty years, the book includes the recent phenomenon of "contracting-out" security that has resulted in greater numbers of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan than uniformed military personnel. While the book demonstrates that democratic civilian control of the military in the U.
This is despite the fact that PSCs have taken on roles and missions that were previously the responsibility of the uniformed military. Further, despite numerous efforts to redress the problem, current political and institutional barriers to reform are not likely to be overcome soon.
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Thomas C. This relatively short work does a skillful job of looking at this phenomenon through the lens of the existing literature on civil-military relations, as well as the author's own investigations, concluding that a variety of forces and processes have led to 'the confusion, ineffectiveness, and inefficiency of private security contracting as it is today.
Who Guards the Guardians and how: Democratic Civil-military Relations
Wood, Choice. It offers a penetrating examination of the challenges and dilemmas that private military contractors pose for traditional notions of civil-military relations, while placing this issue in a much broader perspective that offers wisdom and insight on defense reform, inter-service rivalries and the continuing impact of Goldwater-Nichols.
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