\
  The most prestigious law school admissions discussion board in the world.
BackRefresh Options Favorite

Real talk: Trump should have listened to Eisenhower regarding generals/military

eisenhower - having BEEN a general - grew to deeply distrust...
,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.
  10/12/17
...
(retired) (retired) (retired) (retired) (retired)
  10/12/17
wasn't he also responsible for making sure all decisions w/r...
I'm a chad btw
  10/12/17
nuclear doctrine evolved a lot during his term. partly beca...
,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.
  10/12/17
Junta 2020
Social Justice Reservist (Trump Force 5)
  10/12/17


Poast new message in this thread



Reply Favorite

Date: October 12th, 2017 3:57 PM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


eisenhower - having BEEN a general - grew to deeply distrust most other generals and regarded them as narrow-minded maniacs who wanted to use the pentagon for basically everything. historians seem to think he ran for president in part to block other crazier generals like douglas macarthur from doing the same and being elected in the post-WWII pro-military afterglow.

by surrounding himself with generals, trump basically pulled himself right into the trap identified by eisenhower - not just the famous "military-industrial complex," but the smaller-scale personalized tyranny that eisenhower feared from ambitious military men. men who believed that they had a sort of quasi-divine right to rule, whether or not their official title indicated such.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3762164&forum_id=2#34426877)



Reply Favorite

Date: October 12th, 2017 4:19 PM
Author: (retired) (retired) (retired) (retired) (retired)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3762164&forum_id=2#34427004)



Reply Favorite

Date: October 12th, 2017 4:22 PM
Author: I'm a chad btw

wasn't he also responsible for making sure all decisions w/r/t nuclear weapons had to go through the president.

also lol @ Trump being a student of history.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3762164&forum_id=2#34427022)



Reply Favorite

Date: October 12th, 2017 4:50 PM
Author: ,.,..,.,..,.,.,.,..,.,.,,..,..,.,,..,.,,.


nuclear doctrine evolved a lot during his term. partly because they became "world-killer" weapons and not just WWII-style enhanced superbombs.

eisenhower actually grew up for a while as a jehovah's witness, a pacifist sect that doesn't involve itself in politics. he rejected that by joining the military and becoming a career officer, but his origins had an effect upon him. he was always a lot warier of "the military" as an institutional/bureaucratic force than most of his colleagues.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3762164&forum_id=2#34427236)



Reply Favorite

Date: October 12th, 2017 4:42 PM
Author: Social Justice Reservist (Trump Force 5)

Junta 2020

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3762164&forum_id=2#34427164)