In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Doyle Hodges, the executive editor of the Texas National Security Review, sits down with author Dr. Brendan Gallagher to discuss his book, The Day After: Why America Wins the War but Loses the Peace. America has been successful in the battlefield aspects of its military endeavors but has struggled over the last two decades to find lasting political solutions that are acceptable to all parties after the conflict has ended. As Dr. Gallagher says in the introduction, “This is a book about an uncomfortable subject. Why does the most powerful nation in the world achieve triumphant military victories, but botch nearly everything that comes next?” Dr. Gallagher’s perspective is informed by his time as an active duty infantry officer with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The views in his book are his own personal views, and not necessarily those of the Department of Defense, the Army, or any particular Army unit.
Clements Center Distinguished Senior Fellow General Vincent Brooks provides piercing insight into US-ROK relations and the current situation on the Korean peninsula in this CSIS panel discussion.
Senior Fellow Jim Golby and Academic Board Member Peter Feaver examine the effects and consequences of political leaders politicizing the military in War on the Rocks.
Clements Center Senior Fellow Jim Golby and Risa Brooks release "Congress controls the military, too - Gen. Milley should testify."
In this episode, we learn more about the Clements Center namesake, William P. Clements, Jr. Clements negotiated a deal with President Richard Nixon where he reported directly to the president, despite serving as either the Acting or Deputy Secretary of Defense under Presidents Nixon and Ford. He served two non-consecutive terms as the first Republican Governor of Texas since 1870, at a time when Texas politics was dominated by the Democratic Party. Through Clements’ own words in interviews and televised appearances, as well as through an interview between Dr. Will Inboden, the Executive Director of the Clements Center, and George Seay, the chairman of the Clements Center board — and Clements’ grandson — we learn more about Bill Clements and his legacy.
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