SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Grant Golub
World War II demonstrated the need for strong civilian control over a military divided between multiple armed service branches, both to guide strategy and to ensure the ultimate authority of the President over the military. The nomination of a recently-retired Army general for Secretary of Defense departs from that tradition.
SOURCE: War on the Rocks
The staff of War on the Rocks offer suggestions for reading – on defense issues and otherwise.
by Lawrence Wittner
Perhaps it’s time for the citizens of the “great powers” to ask themselves if they are truly benefiting from the much-vaunted military and economic strength of their nations.
by Timothy Bakken
Military leadership has inculcated a self-serving culture of loyalty that prevents a long-overdue reckoning with its failures.
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