In so many third world countries, the military hold a powerful position in shaping foreign policies. Thailand, for instance, even relies on the military often as the final arbiter of domestic politics.
The last time the top brass tried in the US to influence foreign policy was when General MacArthur wanted to invade China in a High Noon confrontation with President Harry Truman. The General thought Truman was chicken shit, or a coward. Truman sacked him.
Now, amazingly we are again witnessing the military taking an aggressive and public position for more troops in Afghanistan putting Obama on the spot. This scene has not been seen for a lot of years.
Some one better get sacked soon before US slides down that slippery road where the military gain more political power.
Read this here.