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The central institutions of American democracy are under assault, as deepening divisions and poisonous politics paralyze Washington and tug at the seams of society. The U.S. military is not immune to this threat. The nonpartisan ethic of the armed forces is at greater risk today than it has been in our lifetimes, and maintaining it is essential for the survival of American democracy.


Dunford, Joseph F. Jr., Graham Allison, and Jonah Glick-Unterman. "Guardians of the Republic: Only a Nonpartisan Military Can Protect American Democracy." Foreign Affairs (January 5, 2023).