The View From 1776

The McChrystal Affair

Thomas D. Segal gives us a combat veteran’s perspective.

Without question, respect is due to the office of the presidency, though not necessarily to the person who is the president.  It is also true that military command must remain subordinated to civilian control. 

But that leaves us to question whose judgment is to be respected: a seasoned and highly successful military field commander, or a Chicago south side socialist neighborhood agitator?  A commander dedicated to victory, or a leader intent upon promoting deference to Muslim dictators from Syria to Iran?