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  • The Pentagon's controversial plan to hire military leaders off the street

    06/19/2016 12:14:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 57 replies
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  • White House War on the Military

    11/14/2012 12:26:21 PM PST · by areukiddingme1 · 12 replies
    (Vanity) | 14 November 2012 | areukiddingme1
    “There are many purposes behind the feminists’ [left’s] efforts to restructure the military, but you can be sure that greater national security is not one of them.” ~ David Horowitz, National Review, October 5, 1992 Here we go again, the left has their man in the white house and they don’t have to worry about re-election for four more years, therefore, unfettered by public opinion or sane rational thought, the war on the military will begin in earnest immediately. Look for the left to appoint a 21st Century version of Congresswoman (Democrat) Pat Schroeder to bring the DoD to its...
  • Silent Coup?

    11/14/2012 1:19:36 PM PST · by nevergore · 65 replies
    self | 11/14/12 | NeverGore
    Bear with me folks, I'm not a conspiracy nut but there has been a series of unusual happenings in the senior military officer staff. Supposition: If you were a senior military commander and seriously concerned with the direction of the country; with upcoming presidential elections, how could you ensure the current administration loses? First, Find like minded senior officers I knew well and respected. Meet with them and devise a plan. Second, I would find information so damaging to the current President that he could not possibly be re-elected. Third, I would confront him with the information and demand he...
  • Typical age of a WWII officer - compared to the officers today

    01/14/2010 3:14:47 AM PST · by myknowledge · 28 replies · 1,300+ views
    January 14, 2010 | myknowledge
    I am asking a question that may interest anyone who is a relative of any military officer from WWII all up to the present day. My question: What was the typical age of an officer, from second lieutenant to colonel, during WWII? Compare that to the officers in the present day. Richard Bong was a major at age 24. Brig. Gen Harrison Thyng was a colonel at age 26. During the Battle of the Bulge, 2nd Lt. Lyle Balk, a platoon leader was a youthful 20 years old. In the Vietnam War, Brig. Gen. Robin Olds was a colonel at...
  • The Generals Speak

    11/19/2004 10:02:57 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 84 replies · 1,727+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 25, 2004 | Paul Alexander
    In the nineteen months since the war in Iraq began, some of the most outspoken critics of President Bush's plan of attack have come from a group that should have been the most supportive: retired senior military leaders. We spoke with a group of generals and admirals that included a former supreme Allied commander and a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and they all agreed on one thing: Bush screwed up. Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak, Air Force chief of staff, 1990-94 We have a force in Iraq that's much too small to stabilize the situation. It's about half the...
  • Open Letter Signed By 121 Retired Flag Officers

    10/20/2004 7:50:07 AM PDT · by grace522 · 73 replies · 5,173+ views
    Grace522 ^ | 20 Oct 2004 | 121 Flag Officers
    Open Letter Signed By 121 Retired Flag Officers On John Kerry's Political Expediency Regarding The War On Terror To Interested Parties: There is nothing more important than supporting troops at war. We understand that because we have commanded Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen. We know that President Bush understands this obligation to the men and women of our armed forces. He increased pay and military funding prior to September 11th and has given our troops the support they need in the War on Terror. In contrast, Senator Kerry has a record of votes against military spending. In his first...
  • Retired General Thinks Bush Has Got To Go (so angry I could spit!)

    09/29/2004 10:59:32 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 91 replies · 2,531+ views
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | September 29, 2004 | Dennis Huspeni
    A retired Army general Tuesday criticized President Bush’s pre-emptive strike foreign policy, saying it has distracted the United States from the real war on terror and alienated it from the rest of the world. Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy told a group of 15 at a downtown Colorado Springs coffee shop that Americans must elect a leader to rebuild coalitions damaged by the U.S. invasion of Iraq. If John Kerry is elected, Kennedy said, “the international community will meet us halfway. They’ll be so delighted to work with someone who will treat them with mutual respect, rather than the current administration’s...
  • Officer Politics / Generals used to be neutral.

    09/08/2004 2:36:26 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 54 replies · 1,701+ views
    New Republic ^ | September 13, 2004 | Lawrence F. Kaplan
    Merrill "Tony" McPeak doesn't like George W. Bush. But it's more than that. McPeak has contempt for the president, which he freely expresses. Speaking from his home in Oregon, the John Kerry partisan describes Bush in terms usually employed by the likes of "Not even his best friends would accuse this president of having ideas," McPeak says. Mild stuff in the age of Michael Moore. Except that McPeak's first name is General. The former Air Force chief of staff is not the only general describing the president in such vivid terms. On behalf of the Kerry campaign, an entire...
  • Gen. McPeak's incredibly stupid TV ad in support of Kerry,,,,

    09/06/2004 12:50:04 PM PDT · by stockstrader · 50 replies · 1,836+ views
    Is it just me, or is USAF Gen. Merrill McPeak's TV ad in support of Kerry incredibly stupid? I have seen the ad several times, and I just shake my head every time I see it. Gen. McPeak states that his reason for supporting Kerry is,,,,and I quote,,,,,,,,,,"He has a strategy"! He has a strategy?HE HAS A STRATEGY???? SAY WHAT? Who in the heck doesn't? How about telling us what that strategy is! Howard Dean has a strategy. Al Sharpton has a strategy. Dennis Kucinich has a strategy. Bill Maher has a strategy. Rosie O'Donnell has a strategy. Barbra Streisand...
  • Trumpeting Military Officers' Support

    08/20/2004 1:03:25 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 13 replies · 587+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 19, 2004 | Joseph L. Galloway
    In the good old days of the 20th century, generals and admirals for the most part steered clear of politics and politicians and political parties. Many of them as a matter of principle wouldn't even vote in the elections of the country they defended. Until Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower decided to seek the presidency, no one even knew whether he was a Republican or a Democrat. Some say that they date the change in flag officer attitudes toward politics to Eisenhower's reorganization and cutback in the Army in the late 1950s. Two respected generals, Matthew Ridgeway and James Gavin, resigned...