Eric Garland+ Your Authors @ericgarland Intelligence analyst and advisor to CEOs and governments. I break down global events into clear narratives and appropriate profanity. Oct. 13, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

For those of you angry a four-star Marine General is supposed to give an angry soliloquy against a president, ask yourself what a military junta looks like.

In America, neither the military nor its civilian leadership dictate policy to the elected officials - ever. They execute policy and that’s it.

If you want points of comparison, consider Panama under Manuel Noriega, Uganda under Idi Amin, or Myanmar. Sound attractive?

America’s inattention to its democracy, plus vicious foreign interference, is what gave us Trump.

We do not want our DoD (RETIRED COUNTS) to save us from that problem. It’s up to us. Together. As a people.

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