Constitutional Basis of the Use of the Armed Forces
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Social unrest on the interior of the country (like actions of Egyptian Defense Minister on July 3rd, 2013 against the President of the Republic, Syrian Government actions against the participants in civil uprisings) raised the question on what means ascertain democratic military control or whether a democratic state can limit and control the use of the armed forces in a democratic way. This scientific research tries to analyze in a comparative aspect the constitutional status of the Head of the state, as the Commander-in-Chief of Military Forces, and Defense Minister in various countries with different types of government, as well as their capabilities to use the military forces. Means by the democratically elected state government to control military forces and to stop their illegal use is also analyzed.