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Civil-Military Relations Amid Domestic Crisis
Join the Merrill Center for Strategic Studies for a dialogue on civil-military relations featuring:

Eliot A. Cohen, Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS

Mara Karlin, Executive Director, Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Paula Thornhill, Associate Director, Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

LTG David Barno (USA, ret.), Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor, Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Nora Bensahel, Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor, Merrill Center for Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

The speakers will address the politicization of the U.S. military and urgent issues of civil-military relations in the current environment. With President Trump's order of the U.S. military and federal law enforcement to Washington DC; the forcible removal of peaceful protestors to secure a photo op with military leaders; and Secretary Esper's reference to American cities as the "battlespace," the divide between society and service members has rarely been so stark.

The speakers will also examine the implications of President Trump's recent actions on U.S. national security, both domestically and abroad. What are the various ways the current situation could play out? What are the medium- and long-term implications on civil-military relations? To what standard must we hold our senior civilian and military officials, as well as our service members?

Jun 18, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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