President Obama, General McChrystal and civilian-military tensions

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Civilian-Military tensions. Yesterday, General Stanley McChrystal was relieved of his post as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan after speaking critically to a Rolling Stone Reporter about the President and members of his administration. According to our guests, historians DAVID BARRETT and RICHARD KOHN, this is just one example of a long history of conflict between the President and the military. Join us as we talk about the complex relationship between our political and military leaders and what we can learn about it from the McChrystal “mess.”

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