Don't Trust Generals Too Much

Don't Trust Generals Too Much

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Generals in Government, Preventing Dementia, What Is Race?

Episode: Generals in Government, Preventing Dementia, What Is Race?

  • Aug 15, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:38 mins

Guest: Gregory Daddis, PhD, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Graduate Program in War and Society, Chapman University, Author of “Withdrawal: Reassessing America’s Final Years in Vietnam” From his first day in office, President Trump has expressed public confidence in the generals who fill top government positions. But does a distinguished military career necessarily translate into foreign policy expertise? Or, in the case of General John Kelly, insure success as the White House Chief of Staff?   Gregory Daddis recently analyzed the success of generals in civilian government in a piece in The Washington Post titled, “The generals can’t save us—and we shouldn’t want them to.”

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