The Promise (and Peril) of Using the Military to Stop American Riots

The evolution of military tactics means troops are better trained and equipped to handle the most volatile risks.

As I type this newsletter, my Twitter feed is filling with footage of American soldiers—National Guardsmen from states across the nation—flooding into American cities. The purpose of this newsletter is to explain why this is, on balance, a good thing, but not for the reasons you might think. It’s not because the military is likely to bring “overwhelming…

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