Friday, September 15, 2006

Reconsidering Civ-Mil Relations in Disasters- US editorial

An excellent article that starts to pose interesting questions about the limits of authority and participation of the military in domestic affairs:

'This trend toward increased involvement of the US military in domestic affairs is at odds with healthy civil-military relations. In addition, officers traditionally have expressed the fear that involving the military in domestic tasks will undermine the war fighting capabilities of their units and cause their "fighting spirit" to decline.'