Global Ethics Weekly: Ethics, Politics, & the Veteran Community, with Reed Bonadonna

May 9, 2019

Dwight Eisenhower's presidential campaign in Baltimore, MD, September 1952. CREDIT: Dwight D. Eisenhower Library/Public Domain

Senior Fellow Reed Bonadonna, a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel, discusses the role of ethics in the transition to civilian life. With presidents Eisenhower and Grant as the ideal examples, he also details the attributes that veterans can bring to the political realm. Are the current group of veteran politicians better-positioned to work across the aisle? And what's changed in the White House now that three generals have left high-profile posts in the Trump administration?

For more from Bonadonna, check out his Living Legacy of the First World War podcasts and his 2017 interview with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal on his book Soldiers and Civilization: How the Profession of Arms Thought and Fought the Modern World into Existence. This podcasts also references this 2015 Carnegie Council interview with Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense and U.S. senator from Nebraska, and Bonadonna's 2018 War on the Rocks article, "How to Think Like an Officer: A Prospectus."

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