Skip Tenczar hands us this just in time:
His base still suffers from delusion.
Many lies have painted that illusion
Of the heroic Donald,
False patriotism bottled,
On the 6th they drunk that infusion.
Part One: Major General Dennis Laich
1. The implications of the attack on the Capital last week
2. Trump's national security legacy
3. National unity (as advocated by some Republicans) can not be achieved without truth and accountability.
bio: Major General Dennis Laich, retired from the United States Army in 2006 after more than 35 years of service. His last assignment was commander of the 94th Regional Readiness Command at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, where he commanded all Army Reserve soldiers in the six New England states. For the last 14 consecutive years of his career, he served in command positions. He has served in Iraq, Kuwait, Germany, and the Netherlands and Honduras. He’s a graduate of the Army War College, the Command and General Staff College and the National Security Management Program. He’s also completed postgraduate studies in national and international security at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. His military awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. He currently serves as the director of the Patriots program at Ohio Dominican University and is the author of the book, ‘Skin in the Game: Poor Kids and Patriots’. Major General Laich opposed the Iraq war while he was still in active service.
other articles to consider:
There are many good reasons to return to having a draft. Including women and with no exceptions. This may not only reduce the number of wars that the US may engage in, and the length of those wars.
Part Two: Professor Jennifer Spindel
Jennifer Spindel is an assistant professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on international security, foreign policy, alliances, and civil-military relations, and she is interested in how political actors signal their intentions and beliefs. Her current book project argues that states use arms transfers to send signals about their political alignment, even when the weapon does not affect the balance of power. The book draws on fieldwork she conducted at international weapons exhibitions, as well as documents she collected from U.S. national and presidential archives.
We discuss the problem of the infiltration of the armed services and law enforcement bodies, by the alt-right.