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Democratic Control of Armed Forces

¿What is meant by "democratic control of armed forces"? Democratic control of armed forces refers to the norms and standards governing the relationship between the armed forces and society, whereby the armed forces are subordinated to democratically-elected authorities and subject to the oversight of the judiciary as well as the media and civil society organizations. Democratic control of armed forces is not to be confused with DCAF, the international foundation under Swiss law that sponsors this backgrounder series and whose founding was inspired by the imporance attached to the principles of democratic control.