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Trump Governance

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In General
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On February 18, 2021
Future Americans are just going to shake its head over just how horrible Donald Trump really was. Last fall, the Pentagon’s most senior leaders agreed that two top generals should be promoted to elite, four-star commands. For then-Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, […]

Women and the Draft

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On June 19, 2016

The Senate passed a bill requiring women to register for the draft. In the latest and perhaps decisive battle over the role of women in the military, Congress is embroiled in an increasingly intense d

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Republicans and neoliberals working in both parties have decimated or wants to decimate much of the American welfare state. But there are exceptions. No one is taking corn subsidies away from Iowa farmers. But they are even going after military benefits, once a cornerstone of the American welfare state. Jennifer Mittelstadt summarizes her new book […]

People Skills

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On February 17, 2013

Yale has a very exciting new deal with the Department of Defense: As early as this April, Yale plans to welcome a training center for interrogators to its campus. The center’s primary goal would be

Top Gun Revisited

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In Robert Farley
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On August 28, 2011
David Sirota wastes the opportunity to say something interesting about Hollywood and the military: Americans are souring on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The military budget is under siege as Congress looks for spending to cut. And the Army is reporting record suicide rates among soldiers. So who does the Pentagon enlist for help […]
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