TITLE

Out of Order

AUTHOR(S)
Moten, Matthew
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 89 Issue 5, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author comments on the dismissal of general Stanley McChrystal by U.S. president Barack Obama, who removed him from his post of commander of the armed forces fighting in Afghanistan. McChrystal was dismissed for making disparaging comments about civilian leadership. The author asserts that Obama was adhering to the constitutional principle of control of the military by civilians. He suggest that the incident does not indicate a crisis in relations between political forces and the U.S. armed forces, but it does remind military leaders of the need for appropriate professional behavior.
ACCESSION #
52957805

 

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