reinforcing the critical relationship

For your final exam, you will pick ONE of the two sets of questions below and address them in a 5-8 page paper (not including the cover and reference pages):

  1. A critical 21st century challenge will be maintaining and reinforcing the critical relationship between government, military and people specified by Clausewitz’s “holy trinity” a function that has sustained increased pressures from America’s wars and extensive ongoing military commitments. In your analysis, what are the most critical problems (and the sources of these problems) regarding the relationship between the United States government, its armed forces and the people? What remedies do you prescribe to improve the nature of this critical relationship?
  2. How would you describe the key features of the emerging global security environment of the 21st century? Which of these do you consider to be the most critical to American national security-and in what ways do they complicate policymaking? What, in your view, are the most important advantages and deficits the United States holds in this security environment?