Over the course of a number of years the US military has become involved in politics. The military has been involved with political leaders and the political system directly or through intermediaries. The Civil War was a prime example of the military and politics. Over the course of years since then, various efforts have been made to establish some type of “equilibrium” between the military and its role in the American political system. But as Chapter 3 has shown, this has not necessarily been established. Indeed, some still argue for a “wall of separation” between the military and the political system. Others argue that the military profession must ensure that its voice is heard by national leaders as well as the American public – this needs to be done to ensure that national leaders and the President make appropriate decisions regarding the utility of military force and its resource requirements.