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Gen. John Allen, (Ret.) speaking during the final day of the Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia, July 28, 2016. (AP photo by J. Scott Applewhite)

Political Generals: Why Convention Speeches Are Not the Real Problem

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

Something odd happened at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week: The Democratic Party seemingly became the party of the United States military.

Speaker after speaker at the convention extolled the party’s support for the military and U.S. veterans, and lauded the foreign policy acumen and leadership of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, particularly in her support for the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. ...

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