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Jim Golby coauthors "Keeping Norms Normal: Ancient Perspectives on Norms in Civil-Military Relations" for TNSR

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Apr 02, 2021

Clements Center Senior Fellow Jim Golby and United States Military Academy Associate Professor Hugh Liebert published "Keeping Norms Normal: Ancient Perspectives on Norms in Civil-Military Relations" for the Texas National Security Review. 

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

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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 gives expert analysis on Gen. Austin's upcoming confirmation hearing in article published in Just Security

Jan 19, 2021

In "What Should Be Addressed in Austin’s Confirmation Hearing for Defense Secretary?", Senior Fellow Jim Golby considers the challenging questions General Lloyd Austin will face during his upcoming confirmation hearing to become defense secretary.

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

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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.

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."