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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

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To: blueunicorn6
To assume that excellence in one area guarantees excellence in another area

To assume anything at that level is a mistake. There are many and varied chances to display flag leadership capabilities before becoming a combat commander.

41 posted on 08/19/2018 7:29:08 PM PDT by Ace's Dad ("John James for US Senate. Dump Debbie!! Let's Fly, Michigan.")
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To: John W

Pussy hat firings!


42 posted on 08/19/2018 7:31:48 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Sessions IS the swamp.)
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To: John W

Notice how all the Obama appointments at this level were quietly whisked in.


43 posted on 08/19/2018 7:34:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs)
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To: GoldenPup

Replace any body who was promoted up the ladder by OBUNGHOLE, they only got there by one measurement, how far up OBUNGHOLES rectum their nose got.
That should include all their staffs too, monkey see, monkey do.


44 posted on 08/19/2018 7:47:07 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: John W

Bring back some of the real fighting commanders Obama purged.

Get rid of the wimps and crossdressers at the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy and even West Point (who let that psycho commie even get into the Point and who let him stay in violation of their oath of allegiance to the US?).


45 posted on 08/19/2018 7:52:19 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

It’s a good thing that all the faithful loyal ones who are still left didn’t quit in protest during all the Clinton-Obama years!!


46 posted on 08/19/2018 7:53:14 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: ConservativeMind
A former battalion commander of mine was promoted to full bird shortly after his command was over. He was proud of his promotion, and he said it's the last officer rank achieved on merit. Getting to the general ranks is all about politics.

That's not to say that all stars are achieved via politics, but I understood his comments.

We have way too many general and admiral billets based on our current force structure. It's time to cull those ranks.

47 posted on 08/19/2018 7:59:38 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Gonzales! Come and Take It!)
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To: John W

Fire all America haters.


48 posted on 08/19/2018 8:01:05 PM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: sphinx

President Reagan didn’t have much (any?) military experience either. But he was smart enough to recognize and take good advice. Anyone thing President Trump isn’t equally smart/shrewd? Personally I’m not worried...


49 posted on 08/19/2018 8:02:01 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps ( Be ready!)
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To: RCFlyer
Trump is a great businessman and a fantastic president, maybe the only man alive who can do what he is doing now. But he does not have personal military experience, nor do I believe has he studied the subject. But, he hires the best, and engages with what they tell him. All is good, and nothing is “repugnant”.

I trust Kelly and Mattis to give him the right advice.

Trump may have "hired the best" as a businessman, but he's made a few glaring errors at POTUS: Amarosa, Sessions, etc.

50 posted on 08/19/2018 8:04:19 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Gonzales! Come and Take It!)
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

Right. Get rid of the political officers, advance the fighting officers.


51 posted on 08/19/2018 8:04:20 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (Trump: America First. Obama: Quran First. Clintons: Our Money First)
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To: Chode

Our military has always been a reflection of our society.

Therein lies the problem. There isn’t a corner or crevice of our military culture that hasn’t been infested by feminists, perverts, atheists and islamists. Every training level from Basic to military academies to senior service schools has been spiked with leftists and neocon globalists teaching our military officers how to think and act....or else.

Just like the rest of America.


52 posted on 08/19/2018 8:17:40 PM PDT by TADSLOS (There’s a tear in my beer...)
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To: RCFlyer
Your Opinion. Trump knows zero about the military

To say the President knows nothing about the military will obviously take you to Presidents that do. I'm not taken in by this bullshit and neither should you be.

Tell me the President that "knows" the military.

This President has gone well out to understand and I see an attack on him. He is giving his level best and you support the attack.

53 posted on 08/19/2018 8:23:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: TADSLOS

and may God help us


54 posted on 08/19/2018 8:35:34 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

Clark was running JSOC (Special Operations) at Fort Bragg in preparation for the attack on the Bin Laden compound. The men and the helicopter support from Fort Gordon, were trained to a very fine edge.


55 posted on 08/19/2018 8:40:06 PM PDT by Bookshelf (`)
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To: eyedigress; sphinx

Politely, I believe you see “repugnance” and “attacks” were none are intended. Where sphinx used a touch of exaggeration, easily understood and accepted, your comments sound more virulent and excessive. Just my opinion.


56 posted on 08/19/2018 8:49:47 PM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: John W

Let’s hope President Trump has become a better judge of character over these past two years.


57 posted on 08/19/2018 8:53:39 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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To: RCFlyer; sphinx

OK, Give me those norms on the President knowing the military.

It’s open.


58 posted on 08/19/2018 9:11:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: KittyKares
I remember how Obama purged and replaced a lot of military leaders. I believe President Trump is repairing the damage Obama did.

BINGO. We have a winner

59 posted on 08/19/2018 9:15:42 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: RCFlyer

Libtard Much = Virulent (of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.


60 posted on 08/19/2018 9:16:34 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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