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Dr. Jim Golby quoted in the Washington Post addressing concerns over the removal of 12 members of the National Guard from inauguration duty

Jan 20, 2021

"The military, he [Golby] said, 'understands what is at stake and remains committed to carrying out its duties in a nonpartisan manner.'" Golby also reassured that the military is accustomed to carrying out orders individuals may not agree with. 

Jim Golby quoted in Roll Call article "Senators to grill Austin on domestic threats, civilian control of Defense"

Jan 19, 2021

“He’ll likely get some tough challenges for his role in the drawdown of troops from Iraq, as Democrats and Republicans view it differently,” said Jim Golby, a senior fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin and a former special assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

“But at the same time, Austin can say he was operating under civilian control during the drawdown in 2011 and wasn’t making those decisions — and he carried out an extremely complex logistical effort during that drawdown and led during the U.S. response to ISIS,” Golby said.

Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Legacy

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Jan 18, 2021

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden, executive director at the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, sits down with David Adesnik and John Hannah from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, to discuss their recent work, “From Trump to Biden: The Way Ahead for United States National Security.” Inboden and the authors identify the successes and failures of Donald Trump’s foreign policy. The discussion serves to shine a light on areas where there are opportunities for a bipartisan consensus in foreign policy going forward.

Senior Fellow Jim Golby pens "Now Is a Bad Time to Weaken Civilian Control Over the Military" for Foreign Policy

Jan 13, 2021

"A nonpartisan military under democratic control seemed abstract, something for other nations to worry about. The mob attacks on the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6 are a sudden reminder of just how vital a nonpartisan military really is."

Jim Golby quoted in Defense One article on the open letter affirming the election results from the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Jan 13, 2021

 “It affirms the rule of law, clearly calls out the attack on our Constitutional processes, reminds the force of their duties, and affirms the election outcome. I think it hits exactly the right tone,” Golby said in a quoted tweet by Defense One.