"We are going to have a discussion of Civil-Military Relationships today. Civil-military relations have always been important to the civilian population and this subject is particularly important to you people here in this room. That relationship has been of growing importance since the founding days of the Republic. If you will remember, last week the subject was brought up about the dim view which our Founding Fathers took of the military, or at least of certain aspects of the military's operations. Certainly Lingering doubts about the military have been in the civilians' minds ever since. But, despite this, there has been an ever-increasing important role which the military has played, or at least there has been a growing impact which the military has had upon the civilian economy and the civilian government."
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