Civilian Control of the Military

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on civilian control of the military and a statute that requires retired service members… read more

The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on civilian control of the military and a statute that requires retired service members to be out of uniform for at least seven years before they can serve as defense secretary. The hearing was spurred by the nomination of General Lloyd Austin (Ret.) by President-elect Biden to lead the Pentagon. Congress had approved waivers on two previous occasions, most recently for former Defense Secretary James Mattis. Experts from the U.S. Naval War College and the Congressional Research Service (CRS) spoke about the history of the statute and the importance of civilian control of the armed forces. close

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Civilian Control of the Military

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Program ID:
507851-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 12, 2021 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2021 | 3:32am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Jan 12, 2021 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 12, 2021 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 13, 2021 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 16, 2021 | 10:02am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jan 18, 2021 | 3:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
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