"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."
“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.
"And consider the way special ops are portrayed in popular culture, in movies. There is an identity that [extremist] groups want to have. They want to emulate the way military members dress, the way they carry weapons because that portrays an image of confidence and credibility," said Golby addressing the recruitment of veterans into extremist groups in the latest from CNN.
'The fact that Pelosi is talking to Milley about the topic is “alarming, and it shows just how dysfunctional things are right now,” said Jim Golby' in last week's article from the Washington Post.
Clements Center Senior Fellow Jim Golby sounds off on the National Guard's involvement in last week's breach of the U.S. Capitol, noting "the president wasn’t consulted at a moment of national crisis, and the vice-president was, suggests the commander-in-chief was missing in action and not in command.” Golby also notes that the contrast between the heavy-handed measures applied against left-wing protesters in the summer and the light touch afforded to the pro-Trump crowd this week “will also further politicise the military in the minds of some Americans.”
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