Reformers have a broad menu of candidates to blame for deficiencies in American defense policy. For some it is the very constitutional framework of the American government itself, which leads to competition and even conflict between the legislative and executive branches.
Owens, Mackubin Thomas
"American Strategic Culture and Civil-Military Relations: The Case of JCS Reform,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 39
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol39/iss2/6