Presidents and Their Generals: A Conversation with Eliot Cohen

When President Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal and sent General David Petraeus to Kabul in his stead, he wrote the latest chapter in a long narrative of civil-military tensions in America.

Appeared in: Volume 6, Number 1 | Published on: September 1, 2010
Eliot Cohen, a former counselor of the U.S. Department of State, teaches at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is the author of Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime (2002).
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