Commandos and politicians: Elite military units in modern democracies (Harvard studies in international affairs)

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This fascinating study was first published in 1978 by the Harvard University Center for International Affairs.

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...discusses the military and political costs of elite units and...offers suggestions for managing them better within the democratic context of civilian control of the military...[He] thinks clearly, writes concisely, and makes the reader ponder.>>>> (Amos Perlmutter American Political Science Review)

A short and rather fascinating study of the roles of special forces such as the Green Berets, French paratroop units, British commandos, and the Israeli Palmach.>>>> (Amos Perlmutter Foreign Affairs)

This is undoubtedly the best scholarly work on the subject. Highly original in idea and execution, it is a remarkable small book. Particularly useful is the author's reminder that civil-military relations do not take place only between the officer corps and the polity, but between particular segments of the military and particular politicians.>>> (Amos Perlmutter)

This is undoubtedly the best scholarly work on the subject. Highly original in idea and execution, it is a remarkable small book. Particularly useful is the author's reminder that civil-military relations do not take place only between the officer corps and the polity, but between particular segments of the military and particular politicians. (Amos Perlmutter)

...discusses the military and political costs of elite units and...offers suggestions for managing them better within the democratic context of civilian control of the military...[He] thinks clearly, writes concisely, and makes the reader ponder. (Amos Perlmutter American Political Science Review)

A short and rather fascinating study of the roles of special forces such as the Green Berets, French paratroop units, British commandos, and the Israeli Palmach. (Amos Perlmutter Foreign Affairs)

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