Conceptualizing the Civil–Military Gap

  title={Conceptualizing the Civil–Military Gap},
  author={Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen and Emerald M. Archer and Jonathan Barr and Aaron Belkin and Mario Guerrero and Cameron Hall and Katie E. O. Swain},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={669 - 678}
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