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Eliot A. Cohen

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Eliot A. Cohen is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University. He previously served on the policy planning staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as an intelligence officer in the United States Army Reserve, and taught at the U.S. Naval War College and at Harvard University. He has written books and articles on a variety of military and national security-related subjects. A frequent consultant to the Department of Defense and the intelligence community, he is a member of the Defense Policy Board, advising the Secretary... Read More

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Supreme Command
Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime
Written by Eliot A. Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $16.00

Winner of the Samuel P. Huntington Prize for best book published in 2002 in the field of national security studies.

The orthodoxy regarding the relationship between politicians and military leaders in wartime democracies contends that politicians should declare a military operation's objectives and then step aside and leave the business of... Read more >
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