A common concern in the United States is the supposed drift of American society toward militarism. Observers claim to see persuasive evidence of a foreign policy dominated by military considerations; of the Armed Forces of the United States essentially beyond the control of the people, Congress, and even the executive branch; of a major segment of American industry dependent upon the "war machine."
Rosser, Richard F.
"American Civil-Military Relations in the 1980's,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 25
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol25/iss6/2