The Deep State in The New York Times: Former Admiral says administration must get on board with forever war

“The most crony part of Washington DC, as we have asserted before, is not The White House, Congress, or the lobbyists. It’s the permanent political class.”

(From The American Conservative)

While national security policies have long been crafted and maintained by deep state bureaucracies, everyone played along and told the public these were the result of “intense deliberations.” Yet a few people noticed that, whether under Republican or Democrat administrations, national security policies never really changed, intelligence operations were never disrupted, and even peacenik-seeming presidential candidates became warlike presidents.