Rosa Brooks is a law professor at Georgetown University and a senior fellow with the New America/Arizona State University Future of War Project. She served as a counselor to the U.S. defense undersecretary for policy from 2009 to 2011 and previously served as a senior advisor at the U.S. State Department. Her most recent book is How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything.
US Under Secretary of Defence Michelle Flournoy looks on during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Ma Xiaotian at the Bayi Building in Beijing on Dec. 7, 2011.
Soldiers, officers, and civilian employees attend the commencement ceremony for the U.S. Army's annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the Pentagon Center Courtyard on March 31, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a baby during a rally in the Special Events Center of the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida on November 5, 2016. / AFP / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 08: Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon live on air at SiriusXM Broadcasts' New Hampshire Primary Coverage Live From Iconic Red Arrow Diner on February 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for SiriusXM)