Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kaplan on Civil-Military Relations

Excellent post by Fred Kaplan (with whom I don't always agree) on the civil-military relations of McChrystal's comments about Biden's proposal for doing less with less in Afghanistan.

Kaplan addresses all the right issues, and also reminds us of a distinction (of which I was not aware) between retiring and resigning. Officers who retire have full benefits but are obligated not to shout from the rooftops. Officers who resign give up benefits but are free to speak out.

Anyhow, check it out.c

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