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Archives: The TISS civil-military data are held at the Odum Institute repository at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Summary Digest has been incorporated in two published documents, which we encourage you to consult:

Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2001). Published in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Series on International Security.

  1. “Introduction,” Peter D. Feaver, Richard H. Kohn, and Lindsay P. Cohn
  2. “Of Chasms and Convergences: The Attitudes and Beliefs of Civilian and Military Elites of the Eve of a New Millennium,” Ole R. Holsti
  3. “The Brass and the Mass: Attitudes and Opinions Among Senior Military Officers and a US Cross Section: 1998-99,” James Davis
  4. “Uncertain Confidence: Civilian and Military Attitudes About Civil-Military Relations,” Paul Gronke and Peter D. Feaver
  5. “Attitudes of Entry-Level Enlisted Personnel: Pro-Military and Politically Mainstreamed,” David R. Segal, Peter Freedman-Doan, Jerald R. Bachman, and Patrick M. O’Malley
  6. “The American Civil-Military Culture Gap: A Historical Perspective, Colonial Times to the Present,” Russell F. Weigley
  7. “The Military’s Presence in American Society,” James Burk
  8. “Vanishing Veterans: The Decline in Military Service in the US Congress,” William T. Bianco and Jamie Markham
  9. “Explaining the Gap: Assessing Alternative Theories of Divergence of Civilian and Military Cultures,” Michael C. Desch
  10. “The Civil-Military Gap and Peacetime Military Policy,” Benjamin O. Fordham
  11. “Civil Rights vs. Combat Effectiveness? Military Policies on Gender and Sexuality,” Laura Miller and John Allen Williams
  12. “The Military Leadership, Professionalism, and the Policy Making Process,” Peter J. Roman and David W. Tarr
  13. “The Unequal Dialogue: The Civil-Military Gap and the Use of Force,” Eliot A. Cohen
  14. “Conclusion,” Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn

“Media and Education in the U.S. Civil-Military Gap,” special edition of Armed Forces and Society 27, No. 2 (Winter 2001)

  1. “Overview,” Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn, pp. 177-182.
  2. “The Elite Media and the Military-Civilian Culture Gap,” Krista Wiegand and David Paletz, pp. 183-204.
  3. “The Role of Visual Imagery in Casualty Shyness and Casualty Aversion,” Cori Dauber, pp. 205-230.
  4. “The Military and Society: Reaching and Reflecting Audiences in Fiction and Film,” Howard Harper, pp. 231-248.
  5. “The Civilian-Military Gap and Professional Military Education at the Precommissioning Level,” Don M. Snider, Robert F. Priest, and Felisa Lewis, pp. 249-272.
  6. “Civil-Military Relations in War College Curricula,” Judith Stiehm, pp. 273-294.

“The Gap: Soldiers, Civilians and their Mutual Misunderstanding” Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn, The National Interest, Fall 2000, pp. 29-37.

“Why the Gap Matters,” Eliot A. Cohen, The National Interest, Fall 2000, pp. 38-48.

David Paul Filer, “Military Reserves: Bridging the Culture Gap Between Civilian Society and the United States Military” (M.A. Thesis, Duke University, 2001).

Peter D. Feaver and Christopher Gelpi, Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force, book manuscript in development.

Cohn, Lindsay. “The Evolution of the Civil-Military ‘Gap’ Debate.” Paper prepared for the Project on the Gap Between the Military and American Society. Triangle Institute for Security Studies. 1999.

Op-Eds and Responses

  • “How Many Deaths are Acceptable?,” Peter D. Feaver and Christopher Gelpi, The Washington Post, Outlook Section, November 7, 1999.
    -Excerpted in Duke University Dialogue, November 12, 1999
    -Excerpted in Raleigh News and Observer, December 5, 1999.
  • “Don’t Be Complacent About the Public Confidence in the Military,” Paul Gronke and Peter D. Feaver, Contra Costa Times, November 28, 1999.
  • “Bridging the Gap,” Ole R. Holsti, US News and World Report, November 29, 1999
  • “Corps Politics,” Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn, New Republic, December 20, 1999.
  • “Gore Steps on a Land Mine,” Peter D. Feaver, Washington Post, January 10, 2000.
    -excerpted in “Gore, Gays, and the Military,” Peter D. Feaver, Duke University Dialogue, January 14, 2000.
  • “Army Won’t Win Recruitment Battle,” Don M. Snider, Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2000.
  • “Don’t Blame ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’,” John Allen Williams and Laura L. Miller, Chicago Tribune, March 30, 2000.
  • “General Elections: The Brass Shouldn’t Do Endorsements,” Richard H. Kohn,Washington Post, September 19, 2000.
    also printed in The Raleigh News and Observer, September 19, 2000 and in newspapers nationally
  • “Military Endorsements Harm National Interest,” Richard H. Kohn, Washington Times, October 15, 2000.
  • “Military Endorsements Have Political Consequences,” Eliot A. Cohen, Washington Times, October 27, 2000.
  • “Military Endorsements Threaten Public Trust,” Richard H. Kohn, Washington Times, October 29, 2000.
  • “Letters: The Gap,” Peter D. Feaver and Richard H. Kohn, The National Interest, Winter 2000.
  • “There’s a Good Reason Those Civilians Were on the Sub,” Peter D. Feaver, Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2001.