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With No Alternatives, Military’s Tribalism Must Go

Posted By ROA National Staff, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

ROA Executive Director Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Jeff Phillips is published in The Hill as an opinion contributor.


“There is only one Army. … We cannot conduct sustained land warfare without the Guard and the Reserve,” the Army’s chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, has said. “It is impossible for the United States of America to go to war today without bringing Main Street.”


Defense Secretary James Mattis, recently discussing with a National Guard audience what is called “the Total Force,” told them they’re “considered every bit as much a part of that force as any active element.”  


After nearly 20 years of (undeclared) war, you’d think the message had gotten through.


You’d be wrong.




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