January - February 2023; Military Review

January - February 2023; Military Review
January - February 2023; Military Review
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As one of the premier military journals, "Military Review" provides a forum for original thought and debate on the art and science of land warfare and other issues of current interest to the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense. Bimonthly periodical with a 7th special issue. Subscription price covers issues for 1 year. Subscription service begins with the next issue after the order is processed. Single copy $14.00; foreign single copy, $19.60. Copies of latest 3 issues will be retained in stock for individual purchase. MR. File Code 2N.Jan/Feb 2023.

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13 Section I Notable Commentary on the Civil-Military Relationship

18 Civilian Control of the Military A “Useful Fiction”? Col. Todd Schmidt, PhD, U.S. Army Civil-military relations in the United States are under extreme strain because of a shrinking pool of seasoned, capable, effective civilian leaders, an increasingly politicized military, and the exceptional influence of military elites on the national security policy process.

26 Who’s the Boss? Defining the Civil-Military Relationship in the Twenty-First Century Lt. Col. Kevin F. Krupski, U.S. Army In an era of great power competition and increasing political polarization, the military must decide how it will interact with the rest of the American political system. Military officers must understand at an early point of their development how they fit within the larger context of American bureaucracy, government, and society.

34 Politics, Warfare, and the American People How America’s Uneven Political Leadership Harms Its Ability to Win Maj. Jeremy Shields, U.S. Air Force Reserve Many of the engagements that the American military has undertaken since World War II were waged with ill-defined political goals that do not necessarily need military might to succeed. These blurred lines have significantly contributed to America’s uneven record of victory, primarily due to a lack of national leadership outside the military’s control or persuasion. This article was an entry in the 2022 MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Competition.

42 Ignoring Failure General DePuy and the Dangers of Interwar Escapism Eric Michael Burke, PhD The war in Vietnam offered a rare opportunity for the Army to critically contemplate its obvious shortfalls in readiness for similar future episodes, but it was destined to once again suffer the bloody and expensive costs associated with unpreparedness when its greatest challenges of the twenty-first century refused to play by the rules it had long been prepared to expect.

59 Section II Afghanistan and GWOT Retrospective: Will We Forget?

63 Military Power Is Insufficient Learning from Failure in Afghanistan Lt. Col. John Q. Bolton, U.S. Army The author presents three lessons learned in Afghanistan for military leaders: military strategy derives from political will, poor strategy leads to compromises that mar the military ethic, and technology is no panacea. This article received an honorable mention in the 2022 DePuy Writing Contest.

76 All Power Is Local Understanding Disciplinary Power to Mobilize the Population






Members of the military (active and reserve), military leaders and tacticians, the Department of Defense, staff of defense agencies and defense contractors, and members of academia involved in warfare studies would be interested in this publication. In addition, Veterans and military enthusiasts from the general public would enjoy this publication.

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