Civilian Control of the Military

I had not intended watching this hearing about General James Mattis’ waiver. John McCain is chairing the meeting. Both of the experts, historian Eliot Cohen, a Republican and an academic historian who was also the organizer of an anti-Trump letter during the campaign and Kathleen Hicks, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense in the Obama Administration, both favor giving the General a waiver because of his unique qualifications and the dangerous situation created by the election of Donald  Trump.

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