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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. 

Senior Fellow Jim Golby quoted in latest from CNN tackling extremism and the military

Jan 13, 2021

"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. 

Jim Golby responds to Pelosi-Milley talks regarding nuclear command authority for the Washington Post

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Jan 08, 2021

'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. 

Jim Golby quoted in "Is the Pentagon still listening to Donald Trump?" published in The Economist

Jan 08, 2021

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.”