Giselle Donnelly | AEIdeas
President Trump's New Year's tweet attacking Gen. Stanley McChrystal is just the most recent in a long string of attacks on top military leaders, causing the waters of civil-military relations to become increasingly polluted and poisonous.
By Mackbubin Owens, National Review: “Tensions between the two sectors are woven into the fabric of the American republic.”
By Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen, January 17, 2019
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Given the inherent professional tension between heads of state and their ministers of defense, most critically manifested in moments of grave national crisis, it might be preferable for the national leader to hold the defense portfolio as well.
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