George Casey retired as a four star general after having served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army and Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Iraq. Today he will discuss the state of civil - military relationships, and the stress they are currently under in America.
General Casey reminds us that American democracy has always necessitated a separation of military command and civilian control. He also notes that there is a misconception of the military's role in domestic politics and the transition of power between presidents. Although the president has the right to deploy the military in situations of civil unrest, Casey and other military leaders have expressed concerns about the use of this power in recent months.
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