Sunday, September 25, 2016

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis Talks About The Civil-Military Divide

Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis on Tuesday unveiled a recommendation on how many U.S. troops should remain in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal. Marine Times

James Clark, Task & Purpose: We Asked Gen Mattis About Why Civilians Don’t Understand War

Marine Gen. James Mattis and Kori Schake, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, on the risks posed by a broadening civil-military divide.

The civil-military divide is a term that refers to a growing cultural gap between the broader civilian society and the small percentage of people who currently serve, or have served in the military. But the term and its implications have yet to be clearly defined and understood.

This is the driving force behind “Warriors & Citizens” but it’s only the first part of a more critical line of thinking explored in the book by retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis and Kori Schake, a fellow of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

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