United States military administration unique in the world




 
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Boots
 
April 5th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 

Topic: United States military administration unique in the world


Have you ever noticed that our military never complains about our new president, whoever he may be? Other countries in south america and even europe rely on the support of the military for any leader to succeed. Yet the USA has a military organization that is very much free to do what is necessary after the orders have been given. Why is that our government never requires military support, is it our stability?
April 5th, 2005  
Zyca
 
 
That is how things should go. Otherwise it's basically the military ruling the country, back to the age of warlords.
April 5th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
The military's job is to serve the country loyally and this means respecting the leader that the people have chosen.
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April 5th, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

It's not Unique Actually ............ that's the way it Should be ... The Desicion making part should be with the civilian Authority ......... When Millitary startes to make desicions Porblems start to Arise .

Civilian Authority Tell them Whome to Shoot At and who is the Friend ...... they do not need to make that distinction themself ............. when Millitary starts to Argue you are in serious Trouble.

Peace
-=SF_13=-
April 5th, 2005  
Corocotta
 
 

Topic: Re: United States military administration unique in the worl


Quote:
Originally Posted by WarMachine
Have you ever noticed that our military never complains about our new president, whoever he may be? Other countries in south america and even europe rely on the support of the military for any leader to succeed. Yet the USA has a military organization that is very much free to do what is necessary after the orders have been given. Why is that our government never requires military support, is it our stability?
That is the way should it go in all democracies
April 5th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
It's because of the oath of service. The very first thing we swear to is the Constitution. This before all others. And that document mandates civilian control of the military is absolute whatever the party in office may be. As long as the Constitution is upheld, we support completely any person in civilian positions of control. As individuals we are free to have our beliefs and opinions but as members of the armed forces we support the authority we swore an oath to uphold.
April 6th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Rubber Stamp what Charge said.

As for individual opinions. I will say certain Presidents enjoy more popularity on an individual level than others.
April 6th, 2005  
TBA_PAKI
 
US has a very well established constitution and Governmental system and thats an example for other nations too but who notes!

Also, only civilians of a nation have the right to elect there leader and military's job is to mantain its doctrine of Defence and Strategic Offence and not interfere in politics.

But unfortunately, in countries where corruption is large and elected leaders who forget there duties to lead people towards the path of prosperity and make strategical blunders, then militaries do get involved to contain the situation.
April 6th, 2005  
Mikey
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
Rubber Stamp what Charge said.

As for individual opinions. I will say certain Presidents enjoy more popularity on an individual level than others.
Needless to say Clinton was a very unpopular president in the US Military, Compared to the Bushes or Reagan. I think part of it is an issue of funding. Do you know your beloved Corps went bankrupt for a short period of time under the Clinton admin. Even with his unpopularity the US military still followed order with little complaint during his 8 years. That is the difference compared to other countries, your defending and protecting America and not a regime.
April 6th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Yes I know the Corps had money problems during that administration. But so did the Navy and Army. The fix was to RIF the Corps in certain areas SNCO's and Company/Field Grade Officers and Close out enlistments for certain NCO ranks to bring down "overhead". The main problem was the Deployment Tempo. Clinton deployed the Military a great deal more than people realize that costs money and it bled the military dry especially considering the cost of extended deployments in the Balkans, Somilia, Haiti etc.

But the Military followed the orders because of the reasons stated by Charge 7.