Let the Generals Speak? Retired Officer Dissent and the June 2020 George Floyd Protests

June 2020 was a remarkable month in U.S. civil-military relations. President Donald Trump sought to use active-duty forces to confront Americans protesting racial injustice in the United States. As he put it in a June 1 call with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the nation’s governors, Trump wanted the latter to “dominate the streets,” potentially … Continue reading Let the Generals Speak? Retired Officer Dissent and the June 2020 George Floyd Protests