Military planners focus on what-ifs. At the Pentagon these days, one of the looming “who-the-heck-knows” is the coming presidential election. The soon-to-depart Air Force chief of staff, Gen. Mark Welsh, knows what he would like from voters Nov. 8. “I want a commander-in-chief who will listen to us and who values the opinion of the Joint Chiefs,” he says. “I’d like a commander-in-chief who’s thoughtful on issues and is willing to engage in ...


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