On the campaign trail he complained that they had been “reduced to rubble.” At other moments he suggested that he might have to fire them all.
Now that Donald Trump is president-elect, a parade of retired four-star generals has been making its way through Trump Tower and the mogul’s New Jersey golf course.
Trump’s sudden infatuation with the military’s top brass is part theater, part necessity and possibly a view into how he will govern. But it also raises a bigger question: What does Trump, whose military experience consists of military boarding school and multiple draft deferments, understand about the country’s general officer corps?
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