Golsteyn’s case highlights the tension between the Commander-in-Chief Clause and the Take Care Clause.
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With public trust in the military soaring, no wonder politicians want to keep their generals close. But what does that do to civil-military relations?
Secretary of Defense James Mattis' relative outspokenness raises a broader question concerning the civil-military relationship in America.
Like many a new president before him, President Trump is opening his administration with bold—and sometimes contradictory—actions that have many wondering what to make of his relationships with his most senior admirals and generals.
Over at War on the Rocks, I have a post explaining that a new statute will be needed in order for General Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense. It's been done once before, with George Marshall during the Truman Administration.
Charlie Dunlap reviews Rosa Brooks' How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon and says that it's the perfect book on American military culture and civil-military relations to read on that long plane ride.