The differing responsibilities of civilian and military control have not always been fully appreciated by those in the operating units who are responsible for implementing policy. I remember my own frustrations in this regard, and in fact the problem has timeless dimensions.
Webb, James H. Jr.
"An Appropriate Use of Force,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol41/iss1/3