GUNS BEFORE POLITICS

  • P.L. Moorcroft SADF
Keywords: military intervention, military rule, constitutional pressure, Military regimes

Abstract

'What we must stop is a situation where the gun is a means of promotion, a machine gun a way of applying pressure, a tank becomes government policy.' This was the despairing cry of an African lawyer during yet another recent military intervention in that most coup-ridden of African states, Dahomey.
Published
2012-02-28
How to Cite
Moorcroft, P. (2012). GUNS BEFORE POLITICS. Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.5787/8-2-783
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Articles