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3-star Navy admiral fired as deputy chief of nuclear command (military purge continues)
fox news ^ | 10/9/2013 | Robert Burns, AP

Posted on 11/08/2013 8:38:12 PM PST by Signalman

The deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, was notified Wednesday that he has been relieved of duty amid a military investigation of allegations that he used counterfeit chips at an Iowa casino, the Navy said.

The move is exceedingly rare and perhaps unprecedented in the history of U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for all U.S. nuclear warfighting forces, including nuclear-armed submarines, bombers and land-based missiles.

The Navy's top spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Giardina, who had held the job since December 2011, is being reassigned to the Navy staff pending the outcome of the probe by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which originated as a local law enforcement investigating in Iowa in June.

As a consequence of being removed from his post at Strategic Command, Giardina falls in rank to two-star admiral. He had been suspended by Gen. Robert Kehler, the top commander at Strategic Command, on Sept. 3, although that move was not disclosed publicly until Sept. 28.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: military; militarypurge; purge
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1 posted on 11/08/2013 8:38:12 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Or...was given counterfeit chips.


2 posted on 11/08/2013 8:40:37 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Signalman

Every modern dictator has (Stalin, Hitler, Mao etc) purged their military leadership of people that didn’t agree with their policies.


3 posted on 11/08/2013 8:41:20 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Signalman

If they demote him to his real rank, he’ll probably be a full commander or four-striper. In World War II he’d be commanding a POW camp in Mississippi or a supply depot in Utah.


4 posted on 11/08/2013 8:42:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: rbg81

Makes ya wonder.


5 posted on 11/08/2013 8:42:43 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


6 posted on 11/08/2013 8:43:03 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Signalman
Obama is set on nuclear disarmament.

It's been his goal since forever.

7 posted on 11/08/2013 8:43:58 PM PST by what's up
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To: Signalman

Early in the history of this BADministration multiple members o. His cabinet quoted Mao Tse-Tung.

Where are we headed...?

FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM.


8 posted on 11/08/2013 8:46:13 PM PST by gaijin
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To: what's up

To become dictator, his goal since forever. Can’t do that with senior military people that would appose him.


9 posted on 11/08/2013 8:46:52 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Signalman

what the hell does that mean “counterfeit chips”


10 posted on 11/08/2013 8:48:18 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: what's up

This is more serious than disarmament.

This involves your head.

Does anyone else worry about the sudden increase in Homeland Security getting involved in local policing matters?

There have been several reports lately in the press.

A national police force is to be feared.


11 posted on 11/08/2013 8:49:15 PM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Signalman
Phony poker chips. Why the hell didn't I think abut that? Those Indians will never know what hit 'em


12 posted on 11/08/2013 8:51:39 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: old curmudgeon

Most likely dressed in brown shirts.


13 posted on 11/08/2013 8:52:40 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Signalman

Excuses getting a little thin........


14 posted on 11/08/2013 8:52:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: what's up; Signalman

15 posted on 11/08/2013 8:53:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: old curmudgeon

DHS AND TSA.

TSA is moving in.

DHS is moving in.

One is Brownshirts, the other is the SS.


16 posted on 11/08/2013 8:54:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, the difference between what he was doing in 1983, from what I was doing under Reagan in 1983, are amazing.


17 posted on 11/08/2013 8:58:59 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: yldstrk

modern chips have rfid in them


18 posted on 11/08/2013 9:05:06 PM PST by Ray76
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To: ansel12

You and me.


19 posted on 11/08/2013 9:05:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Signalman

According to WND about 135 senior officers have been purged.
http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/purge-surge-obama-fires-another-commander/

Something serious is going down in the future.


20 posted on 11/08/2013 9:05:27 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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