- In the halls of U.S. government, "policy in the national security realm is made by the concealed institutions," political scientist argues in new book.
- The 'double government' explains why the Obama version of national security is virtually indistinguishable from the one he inherited from President George W. Bush
- This Revolutionary Moment
Deirdre Fulton, Common Dreams
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On the morning of President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009, America was ready for a change. Tufts political scientist Michael Glennon explains why that change never came. (Photo: Eddie Codel/flickr/cc)
Monday, October 20, 2014 | "I think the American people are deluded."
So says Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon, whose new book, National Security and Double Government (Oxford University Press), describes a powerful bureaucratic network that's really pulling the strings on key aspects of U.S. foreign policy.
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer, Common Dreams
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