The general and the president : Obama’s “Harry Truman” moment?
Date of Issue2010
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Historical parallels have been drawn between the removal of wartime US generals Douglas MacArthur and Stanley McChrystal by their respective commanders-in-chief. While the key question remains the issue of civilian authority over the military, the grounds for dismissal were different.
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