Why is it important that the commander in chief of the armed forces be a civilian rahter then a military general?

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It is important for the Commander in Chief to be a civilian rather than a military general in order to relate to the citizens. A military leader is more of a dictatorship. In America, we want a leader, not an army general.
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So that he would not be biased towards any branch and take a civilian perspective into account.
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