The Pentagon is muscling in everywhere. It's time to stop the mission creep. By Thomas A. Schweich
Sunday, December 21, 2008; Page B01
We no longer have a civilian-led government. It is hard for a lifelong Republican and son of a retired Air Force colonel to say this, but the most unnerving legacy of the Bush administration is the encroachment of the Department of Defense into a striking number of aspects of civilian government. Our Constitution is at risk.
Excellent article at link. This is from jaspar's thread dated 12-22.