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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."

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.