Date of Award

Spring 5-7-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Political Science

First Advisor

Professor David Rowe

Second Advisor

Professor Pamela Camerra-Rowe


Who is guarding the guardians? Civilian control of the military is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and is essential to the continued success of the nation. This thesis examines the changing nature of civil-military relations since the conclusion of the Vietnam War and how embracing the so-called “normal” theory has damaged the relationship between civilian leaders and the military.

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