The former Trump advisor helped trash the institution—but the process began long before he was hired.
Kori Schake"This is a personalized model of power that has at least as much in common with Joseph Stalin’s Politburo as with the NSC run by Brent Scowcroft under President Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush." Excellent analysis from @natsecHeather.
Kori Schake"By cancelling his trip to Denmark over its refusal to consider the sale, Mr Trump left a close ally in no doubt that its friendship meant nothing. Fifty Danish soldiers lost their lives fighting alongside US troops in Afghanistan." ft.com/content/66cc66… via @financialtimes
Official documents can never tell us the whole story of war.
Kori SchakeA light moment in this haunting remembrance by the great @elliotackerman: “I snatch the machine gun from him and fire a burst for the tanks to see. The arc of my tracers goes clumsily high. “Jesus, give it back, sir,” says Benji. His rounds are on target."
Kori Schake"We Republicans have become the party of fiscal insolvency. But that’s not even the worst part of the 2020 budget proposal. The worst part is that if this plan were enacted—which, to be clear, it never will be—we would be less safe."
The United States failed in Afghanistan. The only points of debate left for analysts and historians are by how much and who is to blame. With negotiations
Kori Schake"fully understanding the military’s contributions to a strategy’s failure must be an integral part of evaluating American foreign policy." Purifying fire from @Jason_K_Dempsey, @WarOnTheRocks
What attracted Trump to generals in the first place?
Kori Schake"it has likely dawned on Trump that generals are more cerebral than he ever would have guessed, have a pesky habit of quietly judging him in ways that got under his skin, are more intellectual planners than operational Rambos"