Assessing the readiness of the U.S. military
A discussion on priorities for the U.S. Army with Secretary Mark Esper
Stabilization: Lessons from the U.S. experience in Afghanistan
"The most direct relevance of Kavanaugh’s thinking and his approach to Guantanamo and detention issues really is the broader way he thinks about how courts should view challenges to executive actions related to foreign affairs and national security."
"Limited military engagements can often create a lot of space by which the president can act without even really having to deal with Congress."
"'This administration, perhaps more than prior administrations, doesn’t feel bound by the political risks' of making frequent national security determinations."
At the end of the day, as we all know thorny national security issues don’t just involve the military; political-military considerations invariably bleed into them. If the senior military’s leadership views are going to be just constrained to military advice … who is thinking about issues from that broader perspective?