Skip to comments.Military Commanders issuing orders do so on behalf of the President (LTC Lakin)
Posted on 08/07/2010 8:22:35 PM PDT by bushpilot1
Much has been said the orders sending Ltc Lakin to Afganistan were not from President Obama but from his military commander.
All military orders are from the President. In the book titled Military Law and Precedents by Colonel William Winthrop on page and 20 it states the following:
"Military Commanders giving orders represent the Commander-in-Chief, the President."
I’d love to see 5000 troops refuse orders on the same basis as Ltc. Lakin.
In this economy, troops who refuse to obey orders will easily be replaced by troops who won't.
Shall we slowly hand our military over to the Left as we did academia 40+ years ago?
Regarding Lt. Col. (and doctor) Lakin - just last night (I believe) Anderson Cooper had him and his lawyer on and got extremely antagonistic with them. I then decided to look for a couple of clips. Below is a good one - you can then just follow more from there. Also a retired Naval commander Walter Fitzgerald who’s pursuing the same issue (and being vilified for it).
It’s also referred to as the “Chain of Command.”
I thought you might be interested in this thread. Bushpilot has posted some information regarding military orders and the commander-in-chief.
OMG! This has to be one of the more ridiculous comments posted. You honestly believe 5,000 troops would just be swapped out with a bunch of unemployed auto workers or Las Vegas blackjack dealers?? Really?? No ... really??
I know that because a skilled technician with years of experience is best employed filing orders and supervising butt-details, while waiting on his own orders for a new career field.
It's always the same. It's always FUBAR. And we muddle through.
Didn't that happen in WWII?
Nothing, absolutely no screw up since before Hadrian, is new under the sun.
And yet we keep winning. So far.
He is a pro-Obama troll who does not want to check for Obama’s birth certificate.
Feel free to do some research and report back.
Troops like you could be replaced with lefties if they make it out of basic, patriots are harder to replace.
Maybe you'd like to research the matter just a little bit before you dismiss it.
The military pays pretty well and there's a lot of perks. Filling the ranks with more "agreeable" political viewpoints wouldn't be difficult at all.
Sorry, but this was YOUR claim, not mine. If you think it can happen, you need to support it. If it were all that easy, Obama could have drafted a bunch of these people already to help improve the unemployment situation. Your comment remains ridiculous.
Yes, I could be replaced very easily. Fortunately for you, I'm not going anywhere.
patriots are harder to replace.
You think the Left can't muster a formidable fighting force? History speaks differently. Look up the Red Army, the Khmer Rouge, the Viet Kong, The People's Liberation Army and learn differently.
If conservatives are encouraged to quit the ranks, the ranks will be filled one way or the other. I can't believe this is a matter of debate.
It's not quite that easy. There is currently no draft and contrary to birther handwringing, Obama has not yet assumed the position of dictator.
Your comment remains ridiculous.
Really? Academia wasn't transformed into a Left-wing institution overnight. It took about 15-20 years, --a blink of an eye in the calendar of social change. The military could be transformed in the same way, in less than a generation, from a conservative institution to one in which conservatives are very uncomfortable coming to work.
Don't be naive.