STEPHEN KINZER – In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has.
MEL GURTOV – Now, just below the radar, the US military is engaged in an ever-increasing number of â€œadvise-and-assistâ€ missions, supplemented by major arms deals and CIA-run drone strikes, that commit the US to long-term intervention in Africa and the Middle East. And Donald Trump, unlike Barack Obama, is happy to cede operational controlâ€”to â€œlet the war fighters fight the war,â€ as Stephen Bannon told CNN.