To sheathe the sword

to make peace.

See also: Sheathe

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(1.) Peter Karsten, "The Coup d'Etat and Civilian Control in Competitive Democracies," in To Sheathe the Sword, edited by John Lovell and David E.
John was the editor or coeditor of three additional volumes concerned with these themes: The Military and Politics in Five Developing Nations (Center for Research in Social Systems, 1970); New Civil-Military Relations: The Agonies of Adjustment to Post-Vietnam Realities (Transaction Books, 1974); and To Sheathe the Sword: Civil-Military Relations in the Quest for Democracy (Greenwood, 1997).