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Interservice rivalry

    '''Interservice rivalry''' is a military term referring to rivalries that can arise between different branches of a country's armed forces such as between a nation's army|land forces (army) and navy|naval forces
    Interservice rivalry can occur over such topics as the appropriation of military budget or over the possession of certain types of weapons The latter case can arise for example when the navy operates an aircraft carrier which may be viewed by the air force as an infringement of its traditional responsibilities
    Such rivalries are often seen as negative influences on the effectiveness of a country's armed forces For example the US Department of Defense was originally created to provide overall coordination for the various branches of the US armed services whose infighting was seen as detrimental to military effectiveness during World War II
    In some ways however interservice rivalries can encourage positive outcomes such as improving the esprit de corps of a given branch of the military

    See also

    • Army-Navy Game
    • Commander in Chief's Trophy
    • National Security Act of 1947
    • Goldwater-Nichols Act
    • Revolt of the Admirals
    • Contrast with joint warfare