Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Is Civilian Control of the Military Eroding?


President Trump’s appointment of military generals to powerful positions usually held by civilians has prompted concern that civilian control of the military is eroding.  Our latest Congressional briefing brought several prominent historians to Capitol Hill to provide perspectives on this subject.  You can view a recording of this event in our video library.  Center director Dane Kennedy recently recapped the event for the AHA Today blog, and hiss summary can be found here.