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Military Faces a Sweeping Turnover Among Upper Commanders
Wall Street Journal ^ | August 19, 2018 | Gordon Lubold and Nancy A. Youssef

Posted on 08/19/2018 5:36:46 PM PDT by John W

WASHINGTON—President Trump is expected to nominate a former operations officer who played a critical role in the 2011 raid targeting Osama bin Laden to head of the U.S. Special Operations Command as part of a series of military promotions in coming months, according to U.S. officials.

The changes, which include commanders for the Middle East and Europe, will mark the administration’s largest imprint on military leadership thus far. The personnel moves stand to affect top officers overseeing conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. policy to counter Russia, the detention center on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as stealth operations globally.

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KEYWORDS: appointments; dod; military; trump
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1 posted on 08/19/2018 5:36:46 PM PDT by John W
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Get rid of the 0sama sycophants...


2 posted on 08/19/2018 5:40:37 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: John W

Get rid of the faggots.

...and get rid of as many dykes as you can...


3 posted on 08/19/2018 5:44:15 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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Not sure this isn’t a good thing. Get rid of those who’ve decided to turn the military into a petry dish full of social experiments. Let the military be a fighting force and not a social experiment!


4 posted on 08/19/2018 5:45:01 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Boycott The NFL! Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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Purge all leftist weenies promoted by obama. They make the worst leaders.


5 posted on 08/19/2018 5:46:35 PM PDT by Boomer (Beware The Obsessed Leftist Pit Bull Haters on FR. Same as Gun Grabbers.)
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To: John W

Great get rid of every flag office appointed by Obama and remove their security clearances as they leave.

That will eliminate many from consulting or acting on Fake News Channels like CNN or MSNBC!


6 posted on 08/19/2018 5:47:05 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Out of about 6 million people in the DC area, Trump is about the only one not colluding with anyone)
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To: Road Warrior ‘04
Let the military be a fighting force and not a social experiment!

AMEN!!

7 posted on 08/19/2018 5:47:20 PM PDT by Boomer (Beware The Obsessed Leftist Pit Bull Haters on FR. Same as Gun Grabbers.)
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To: Jim 0216

To: John W
“Get rid of the faggots.

...and get rid of as many dykes as you can.”

AMEN brothers and sisters!


8 posted on 08/19/2018 5:53:18 PM PDT by WMarshal (Because we're America, Bitches!)
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“Military Faces a Sweeping Turnover Among Upper Commanders”

Thank you DJT. Get rid of all the ones who had their tongues in Obama’s ear and down his throat.


9 posted on 08/19/2018 5:57:06 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: John W

The traits necessary to achieve becoming an admiral or general are not necessarily the same traits needed for a successful combat Commander.

To assume that excellence in one area guarantees excellence in another area is to believe in flying carpets and unicorns.


10 posted on 08/19/2018 5:58:05 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Paladin2

“Get rid of the 0sama sycophants...”

Trump preparing to nominate key military personnel: report
The Hill ^ | 19 Aug 2018 | Megan Keller
Posted on 8/19/2018, 4:35:56 PM by blueplum

President Trump is expected to switch out commanders across the Middle East and Europe in the administration’s most dramatic change to the US military leadership so far, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal reported that the personnel shifts will affect officers fighting in the Middle East, as well as those working to counter Russia, overseeing Guantanamo Bay and engaging in stealth operations around the world. Officials told the Journal that Army Lt. Gen. Richard Clarke is anticipated to be formally appointed to U.S. Special Operations Command..

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3680519/posts


11 posted on 08/19/2018 6:08:05 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Out of about 6 million people in the DC area, Trump is about the only one not colluding with anyone)
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YELCH 🤮I just ate dinner and now I think it’s going to come up!
12 posted on 08/19/2018 6:09:32 PM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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Trump knows zero about the military. But he has some good military people around him. It all depends on who has his ear.


13 posted on 08/19/2018 6:16:19 PM PDT by sphinx
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GWB left many of these leftists in places of power and even gave many of them promotions thinking it would buy votes for him.
Now is the time to clean house.


14 posted on 08/19/2018 6:19:07 PM PDT by Zathras
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And the ones who join to have their junk cut off?


15 posted on 08/19/2018 6:21:52 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: John W
Ret. Gen. Jerry Boykin was advocating this very thing November 2016, days after Pres. Trump was elected.

Boykin stated at that time, there were many top brass military were as seeped in Swampism (my word for it) and political correctness along with waaaay to close to leftist progressives that were demanding such things as blue cards for women in training when they were “having a bad day, etc.” having military recruits wearing high heels so they can understand how tough it is for females in military and now watching military commanders refusing to move trannies out of the service as Trump ordered Mathis to do!

16 posted on 08/19/2018 6:25:55 PM PDT by zerosix
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I remember how Obama purged and replaced a lot of military leaders. I believe President Trump is repairing the damage Obama did.


17 posted on 08/19/2018 6:27:26 PM PDT by KittyKares (Drain the Swamp)
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Military Faces a Sweeping Turnover Among Upper Commanders

Necessary because O’asshole purged most of the talented higher ups because they collectively thought he was an asshole. How right they were.


18 posted on 08/19/2018 6:27:56 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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Yep. Time to weed out the male feminists and closet hippies.


19 posted on 08/19/2018 6:28:51 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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And weed out the female feminists, too. Our military forces are not for posers from leftist academia.


20 posted on 08/19/2018 6:30:27 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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