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Needed: Civilian Control of the Military


In an August 7th Breaking Defense article entitled “Too Many Generals in the Trump Administration?” Naval War College Professor Joan Johnson-Freese questioned whether general officers with little or no experience outside the U.S. military bring the right job skills and cultural dispositions to their positions in the nation’s civilian government. Such a question seems particularly […]

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The New Normal?


The generation which has come to age since 9/11 can be forgiven if it believes Islamic Terrorism is simply an accepted part of daily life, like fender benders, traffic jams, and taxes, that there’s nothing much that can be done about it, that it’s just a matter of bad luck for being at the wrong […]

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