Elected officials are no longer in charge of our national security—and that is undermining our democracy, says the Fletcher School’s Michael Glennon
The thesis of my book is that the United States has also drifted into a form of double government, and that we have our own set of “dignified” institutions—Congress, the presidency and the courts. But when it comes to national security policy, these entities have become largely for show. National security policy is now formulated primarily by a second group of officials, namely the several hundred individuals who manage the agencies of the military, intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracy responsible for protecting the nation’s security.
Phi Beta Iota: Until Donald Trump hits his groove, starting with the firing of Reince Priebus and Mike Flynn, he will be a captive of the Deep State. The good news is that he can free himself, free the Members, and engage the public is ways that no one around him understands. There is a growing movement across the Alt-Right to force the issue of Donald Trump paying attention to Robert Steele’s long-standing seven suggestions for his emancipation, while also bringing in a diversity team led by Cynthia McKinney.