A newly released diary shows House Republican leaders pledging to oust the president months before he resigned. Why did they back down?
Kai RyssdalThere’s a lot in here that resonates.
“House Republican leaders in 2019 are at least as cowed by their base as Rhodes and Barber were in 1974, despite perhaps privately loathing this president as much as their predecessors hated Nixon.”
Every society must make clear what it expects of its armed servants.
"The United States military keeps itself in line by planting a thick hedge of norms and values," writes @EliotACohen, "and if it ever were to lose it, woe betide the military, and woe betide the country."
The armed forces are not an extension of the White House.
Kai RyssdalBy Richard J. Danzig and Sean O’Keefe
“Mr. Danzig and Mr. O’Keefe were Navy secretaries under, respectively, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.”
Opinion | Trump and the Military Do Not Share the Same Values - The New York Times
The president said Chief Gallagher, who has been at center of a high-profile war crime case, would not lose his membership in the elite commando force.
Kai RyssdalOkay, so think about it this way.
Naval Aviation decides -- for whatever reason -- someone isn't fit to fly.
The president says -- oh yes they are.
Is that okay?
Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs
It was a warm summer’s morning as I stood hesitantly in the door of the church, removing my service cap and tucking it under my arm. I adjusted my tie and cast a glance at my uniform before s…
Kai RyssdalSo, look.
I’ve written before on this website about the civilian-military divide in the United States.
I think it’s one of our great collective failings.
Read this and you’ll understand a little bit of why.
On Rendering Honor.