[November 5, 2021] America’s senior Generals and Admirals (both active and retired) have failed the United States. This can be witnessed in their dysfunctional and dangerous behavior. We can see it in their rapid drift away from their sworn duty to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
America’s military has one mission; to protect the security of our nation. That means it must provide a combat-credible military capable of deterring war and, if needed, win any war it is ordered to fight. Period. There is no waffling about this mission. Nothing else matters.
Over the past year, we have seen our military leadership change their mission from deterring and winning wars to focusing their efforts on domestic cultural, social, and political issues. The impact of this drift is less attention to their warfighting mission, putting us all in grave danger.
Much of the failure can be attributed to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a body of Four Star officers representing their service and providing advice to the President of the U.S. They provide various options during times of policy debate, consultation, and crisis.
Genera. Mark Milley, the chairman, has violated laws that, by design, limit his control. Yet, he ordered other top officers to reroute long-held nuclear defense protocols to himself and away from the President. This was a usurpation of power contrary to U.S. law. For that alone, he should be charged and punished. At a minimum, he should resign.1 If he fails to resign, then we no longer have civilian control over the military, and his actions will be a green light to others.
Another severe failure of our military has been to consistently apply the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. It is now widely ignored, at least for Generals and Admirals who violate Article 88 on the prohibition of using “contemptuous words against the President.” For the past four years, our highly decorated active and retired offices attacked the President most viciously. They called Trump a Mussolini-like character, a liar, crazy, Nazi-like, comparing his border policy to the death camps at Auschwitz.
The politicization of our military has reached dangerous levels.2 Many supported the Russian collusion hoax. After being proven wrong, none have withdrawn their reckless words nor apologized. Now, our officers lecture us on controversial issues from “white rage” to the need for women in front-line combat units to transgender policies. This comes at the price of distracting the military command from its primary mission. Our abject defeat in Afghanistan and retreat leaving $85 billion in equipment behind, along with hundreds of U.S. citizens, is telling.
Our enemies are watching.
- Did Gen. Mark Milley Commit Treason? | (theleadermaker.com)
- What Happened to the Beloved Military? | (AmericanGreatness)
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