American Identity Narratives: A threat to National Security?
Erickson, Bradley M.
Widmer, Mark A.
Borer, Douglas A.
MetadataShow full item record
Why do America’s identity narratives matter for national security? Current American identity narratives matter to the USG because a divided society may lead to a divided military, or worse, a civil-military divide so profound that the military might one day resemble some version of a Praetorian Guard—an element almost as divorced from its citizens as it is from its adversaries. Additionally, the tradition of assigning identities to groups and individuals creates social tensions that degrade the cohesion for a healthy American society from which, the Defense Department will continue to draw its recruits. The ultimate goal of this thesis seeks to inform USG that priority should be given to researching and studying the conflicting American identity narratives which, at the time of this writing, show no sign of self-correction.
Defense Analysis Poster
RightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Bahm, J. J. (American University, 1967);The Military Assistance Program has been a feature of American national strategy for nearly twenty years. It began with the Greek-Turkish Aid Program of 1947 which was enacted as a commitment supporting the Truman Doctrine. ...
Burchert, Thomas H. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004);This thesis analyzes the civil-military relations in the Republic of South Africa as of the end of apartheid. The analysis is based on the theoretical framework of Charles Moskos et al. Based on the development of the ...
A comparative study on the development of civil-military relations in the process of democratization in South Korea and Taiwan until 2008 Nam, Sang bum (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2017-12);This thesis compares the changes of civil-military relations during the democratization process in South Korea and Taiwan until 2008. It applies Narcis Serra's theory of military reform and civil-military relations. In The ...