June 25, 2017

Too Many Generals in the Situation Room?

By Amy Schafer and Loren DeJonge Schulman

From the moment President Trump nominated James Mattis as his secretary of defense, the swamp has made hand-wringing over civil-military relations a fine art. There are veterans on the NSC staff! There are generals in the West Wing! There are no political appointees in the Office of the Secretary of Defense or the State Department! The president is delegating to the military!

Read the full piece on Lawfare.

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