Crisis, Agency, and Law in US Civil-Military Relations

  • Daniel Maurer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-227

About this book


This book develops a responsible and practical method for evaluating the success, failure, or “crisis” of American civil-military relations among its political and uniformed elite. The author’s premise is that currently there is no objectively fair way for the public at large or the strategic-level elites to assess whether the critical and often obscured relationships between Generals, Admirals, and Statesmen function as they ought to under the US constitutional system. By treating these relationships—in form and practice—as part of a wider principal (civilian)-agency (military) dynamic, the book tracks the “duties”—care, competence, diligence, confidentiality, scope of responsibility—and perceived shortcomings in the interactions between US civilian political authorities and their military advisors in both peacetime and in war.


Civil-Military Relations US Army Law of Agency Constitutional Law Legal Agency

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel Maurer
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  1. 1.Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Fort SillUSA

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