The military is one of the most trusted institutions in American society. But the question of how the military views itself is different than that and one that has significant implications. Recently, the Texas National Security Review published an article titled, “From Citizen Soldier to Secular Saint: The Societal Implications of Military Exceptionalism,” that looks at the implications of military exceptionalism. The authors, Heidi Urben, Susan Bryant, and Brett Swaney sit down with Doyle Hodges, executive editor of the Texas National Security Review, to discuss their findings of servicemembers’ perception of themselves.
On March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill delivered a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. This speech, known as “The Sinews of Peace” speech, became famous for the phrase that Churchill coined about the fall of the “Iron Curtain” across Europe.
To mark its 75th anniversary, the Clements Center assembled a panel to discuss the speech itself, the context in which it was given, and its enduring impact. The conversation is hosted by Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center, and features David Reynolds, professor of international history at Cambridge University, Kori Schake, director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, and Tim Riley, director of the National Churchill Museum.
Clements Center faculty fellow and LBJ School professor Sheena Greitens stresses the importance of the presentation of text and the wording choices in the United States' policy toward China and Taiwan in John Feng's article "Taiwan Hails Republican Bill to Formalize U.S. Ties, but Experts See Flaws" published in Newsweek.
Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden sits down with LBJ Assistant Professor Patrick Bixler, LBJ School Associate Professor of Public Affairs and Associate Dean for Students Kate Weaver, and "Policy on Purpose" podcast host and Director of the LBJ Urban Lab Steven Pedigo for episode "From a Great Society to a Resilient Society,” a discussion about our shared future at the intersections of climate change, national security and global development.
"Sheena Greitens, associate professor at the University of Texas, Austin, was quick to point out that even a crimes against humanity designation puts China in the company of North Korea, and that 'no one should read this as any kind of exoneration.'"
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