In the Wake of CHAOS: Civil-Military Relations Under Secretary Jim Mattis - War on the Rocks
Emma M

Was Jim Mattis exercising civilian control, or was he under civilian control? This question is difficult to answer not only because Mattis was just the second retired general to serve as secretary of defense, but also because of the way he conducted himself during his time in office and the degraded state of civil-military relations when he left the Pentagon.