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Civilian, Military & Conflict

It is somewhat serendipitous that the blunders of General Stanley McCrystal should surface at the present time.  As a point of interest, they are profoundly emblematic of this Country’s internal conflicts both as to form and function.  We have lost our National sense of clarity as to both of these, that is, as to form and function.  In other words,  what is our form of government and to what extent is it intended to function.


Thomas Jefferson, in his first inaugural address (1801) may provide a bit of understanding on the subject:


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