Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly listens to US President Donald Trump during a meeting with cybersecurity experts in the White House in Washington last month. The biggest difference between American soldiers and American civilians is that the former learnt the right lessons from Vietnam. Men such as Kelly, James Mattis and H. R. McMaster belong to the generation that rethought the American way of war. Photo: Reuters

Why America is in good hands with this generation of generals

Niall Ferguson says a study of the character and career records of the three military men in Trump’s administration suggests that their rise should be celebrated, not feared. Besides, civilians are to blame for the US misadventure in Vietnam, not the military

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Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly listens to US President Donald Trump during a meeting with cybersecurity experts in the White House in Washington last month. The biggest difference between American soldiers and American civilians is that the former learnt the right lessons from Vietnam. Men such as Kelly, James Mattis and H. R. McMaster belong to the generation that rethought the American way of war. Photo: Reuters
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