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Jim Golby and Peter Feaver publish "Biden Inherits A Challenging Civil-Military Legacy" in War on the Rocks

Jan 05, 2021

Jim Golby, Clements Center Senior Fellow, and Peter Feaver, Clements Center Academic Board of Reference member and Duke University Professor, examine the current state of Civil-Military affairs in "Biden Inherits A Challenging Civil-Military Legacy" published in War on the Rocks.

Civil-Military Relations from Trump to Biden

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Dec 21, 2020

This episode of Horns of a Dilemma features a panel discussion on prospects for civil-military relations in the Joe Biden administration.  The discussion brings a wealth of knowledge on civil-military issues, as well as a wealth of experience in administering defense programs. The conversation covers a broad range of topics ranging from the challenges that stemmed from the Donald Trump administration, challenges associated with the presidential transition, as well as what the enduring impacts of the current administration will be on civil-military ties.

The discussion is moderated by Jim Golby, senior fellow at the Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and features Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy at Duke University, Lt. Gen (ret.) Dave Barno, professor at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies , and Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Jim Golby joins Fareed Zakaria on CNN to discuss the importance of having a civilian run the Pentagon

Dec 13, 2020

Jim Golby, Clements Center Senior Fellow, and Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN's The Global Public Square (GPS), look back at why generals have historically been kept away from serving as Secretary of Defense and discuss Biden's Secretary of Defense pick.

Senior Fellow Jim Golby Discusses His Concerns with President-elect Biden's Pick for Pentagon with NBC

Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Jim Golby further elucidates his concerns with the requirement for a waiver from Congress for Biden's latest pick for the Pentagon post. 

Jim Golby explains the importance of having a civilian Secretary of Defense on NPR

Dec 09, 2020

Clements Center Senior Fellow Jim Golby was featured on NPR's Morning Edition show, where he criticized President-Elect Biden's pick of retired Gen. Lloyd Austin As Pentagon Chief.