By Shawn T. Cochran
As soon as embroiled in high priced, protracted warfare, a few political leaders dig of their heels regardless of mounting casualties and growing domestic discontent whereas others turn out extra apt to chop the state's losses and convey the battle to a well timed end. Addressing such version in behavior, this e-book examines the matter of warfare termination via a civil-military lens. It argues that the interaction among political and armed forces management impacts the level to which a political chief hazards being blamed and punished for a failed battle; and this hazard, in flip, impacts a political leader's warfare termination calculus. whereas it can be actual that no-one desires to lose a warfare, it really is absolutely the case that no-one desires to be blamed for wasting a war. Drawing upon facts from the Hundred Years' conflict to fresh US operations in Afghanistan, this publication indicates how the termination of protracted battle eventually represents a civil-military bargain and additionally means that this discount is never a simple one.