Monday, June 28, 2010

Losing Civilian Control of the Military

By Melvin A. Goodman
June 28, 2010

The New York Times' David Brooks minimized General Stanley McChrystal's remarks in Rolling Stone magazine as "kvetching." For the Times' Maureen Dowd, McChrystal and his "smart-aleck aides" were merely engaging in "towel-snapping" jocularity.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's not a secret the deal of aversion and contempt Mr. Obama generates in the pentagon and among the military who view him as an anti-war liberal. It's important to note that as a matter of doctrine and training, there's on the part of the military, a tendency to see with suspicion and contempt all that it smell to civilian.

The pentagon and the military are today one of the most, if no the most powerful institution of the country. As evidence just considered the six hundred billion budget.