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What I Learned from Stars and Stripes

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When we look back on the Trump administration from the vantage of fifty years, it may seem that the only authentic heroes it produced were a pair of retired generals and war commanders whose good conduct as civil servants ranked with that of another such exemplar of fifty years before, President Dwight Eisenhower.  I mean John F. Kelly and James Mattis. As White House chief of staff and Secretary of Defense respectively, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Mattis demonstrated the qualities of devotion to duty and restraint we hope for from former military commanders who choose to become involved in politics.