Mattis and the Revolving Door

by David Isenberg In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower nominated former General Motors president Charles Erwin Wilson as secretary of defense. That sparked a controversy during his confirmation hearings based on his large stockholdings in General Motors. Reluctant to sell the… Continue Reading  

4 National Security Advisers, Friedman Voice Support for Hagel

As the fight over the possible nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense continues, it’s worth noting two new contributions in his favor. In a letter to the editor to the Washington Post, whose initial, remarkably silly editorial… Continue Reading