The relationship between politicians and generals may be strained, but it is as vital as ever to get it right
Following his retirement from the British Army, marked by a valedictory lecture at RUSI in November 2011, Mungo Melvin continues to reflect on the political-military relationship in the making of British strategy. He argues that successful strategy can only be achieved through the responsible exercise of political primacy, based on politically aware – never partisan – professionally robust military advice.
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