I suppose we’re at the point where someone should point out that if you combine
- the presence of John Kelly selected as Trump’s chief of staff, Mattis as secretary of defense, and the host of other flag officers in his administration,
- Trump’s seeming aversion to the nitty gritty aspects of administration
- Trump’s inexperience with the subject matter
We largely have retired military rule – if they’re not making the actual decisions, they’re influencing the available options enough to where they might as well be. It’s a good thing for the most part – Trump seems content to play court jester and social media director, and not much beyond that. Seemingly he’s capable of being somewhat presidential, but seems content to delegate any actual decision making to others, and just issue commentary.