Civil-Military Relations

Once the Shooting Stops: U.S. Military Forces in the Aftermath of War Review of Drawdown: The American Way of Postwar
Once the Shooting Stops: U.S. Military Forces in the Aftermath of War

Drawdown: The American Way of Postwar is a fascinating analysis not of how the U.S. fights wars, but what it does in their aftermath.

A Warrior in Washington H.R. McMaster
A Warrior in Washington

H.R. McMaster is uniquely suited for the task before him. But it still may not be enough.

In General Terms Donald Trump James Mattis
In General Terms

Trump’s decision to turn to, and lean on, generals is nothing new. Americans have been doing that since the founding of the country.

French Officers Back
The French Officers are Back

The French officers are not satisfied with a mere recognition of their technical qualities. They are clamoring for their legitimate return into the political arena.

Veterans
The Veterans

It is not “the military” nor “the government” that will be primarily responsible for the production of knights – of just warriors. Rather, it is, above all, the family, and, secondarily, our places of worship, our schools, our civic institutions – all those relational associations that fill the space between the individual and the state and make up civil society. Impeding this, and lurking in the background of this project, is the civil-military relations of our land.