Dale R. Herspring is professor of political science at Kansas State University and author of numerous books including The Kremlin and the High Command (see page 10).
A fine, and extremely useful, summary of civil-military relations since Franklin Roosevelt. - Foreign Affairs ""A must-read for anyone interested in the critical national security issues that our nation will face in the next decade."" - H. R. McMaster, commander of the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment in Iraq and author of Dereliction of Duty ""No student of civil-military relations in the United States will be able to ignore this impressive work."" - Fred I. Greenstein, author of The Presidential Difference ""This fascinating book is a keeper for the professional military member and the student of civil-military relations."" - Army ""Provides a superb insight into the nature of civil-military relations."" - Parameters ""Well-researched and highly readable."" - Proceedings (U.S. Naval Institute) ""A timely and path-breaking book."" - Foreign Service Journal ""A magnificent survey."" - History: Reviews of New Books