Can an Apolitical Military Survive Democracy's Crisis?

So far, in the political battles at the heart of our democracy, they have been AWOL. Just as they should be.


The military is an expressly non-political institution, even if they do report to an elected commander-in-chief.


But with political divisions deepening, could that change?

Eliott Ackerman took on just that issue in a recent column for the New York Times. Ackerman is a combat veteran, journalist and author. And he’s here to talk to us today.


Ackermans’ article is here:


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/opinion/contested-elections-military.html


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