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  • Religious Groups Fear Christian Purge From Military

    04/30/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/30/2013 | Todd Starnes
    Religious liberty groups have grave concerns after they learned the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to “rape” and advocated that military personnel who proselytize should be court martialed. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is calling on the Air Force to enforce a regulation that they believe calls for the court martial of any service member caught proselytizing. President Mikey Weinstein and others from his organization met privately with Pentagon officials on April 23. He said U.S. troops who proselytize are guilty of sedition and treason and should be punished –...
  • Obama nominates 3 new military commanders

    06/24/2014 3:14:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 24, 2014 5:58 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    President Barack Obama has tapped the vice chief of the Army to take over the U.S. command in Afghanistan later this year as America pulls out its combat troops and leaves a force of about 10,000 to train and advise the Afghan military. …
  • Exit Another Fighting Gen.

    01/26/2013 11:51:16 AM PST · by pepperdog · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23, 2013 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Lost in the inaugural hullabaloo was Tuesday’s news that President Obama has relieved Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the colorful and highly decorated Marine who’s been in charge of the crucial US Central Command, which oversees the various wars in the Middle East, since 2010. (excerpt)
  • Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call

    01/25/2013 7:53:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 101 replies
    Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call Daniel Halper January 25, 2013 10:26 AM President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced. "I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him -- he hadn't received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House," Thomas E....
  • Is 'Mad Dog' General James Mattis Retiring? Here's 19 Unforgettable Quotes

    01/22/2013 8:09:33 PM PST · by OzarkSailor · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 22JAN13 | Geoffrey Ingersoll and Paul Szoldra
    Both the left and the right are wrong about Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James N. Mattis. He is neither the Jack Nicholson caricature of a Marine depicted in the 1992 movie A Few Good Men nor the callous and mad eccentric depicted by George C. Scott in the 1970 movie Patton. And Gen. Mattis didn’t just talk the talk; he walked the walk. He led from the front. Indeed, on at least one occasion that I know of, the General was bloodied from a firefight or improvised explosive device while out on patrol with junior, enlisted Marines one-third his age....
  • Report: Gen. Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM for Questioning Obama's Advisers

    01/21/2013 7:18:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/21/13 | AWR Haekins
    Reports indicate that Marine General James Mattis is being forced out of CENTCOM for questioning certain aspects of the Obama administration's Middle East policy. In particular, it appears his questions surrounding the U.S. response to Iran's nuclear ambitions drew the ire of civilian military and security advisers. These civilians were apparently upset by the way Mattis pushed them to "consider second and third-order consequences of military action against Iran." Nor did they appreciate the way he pushed them to think long term and consider what the U.S. will do if Iran develops non-nuclear weapons that can be used to keep...
  • Report: Obama Ousting CENTCOM Chief Mattis

    01/20/2013 1:45:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/20/13 | staff
    “Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned,” reports veteran national security correspondent Thomas E. Ricks. It now appears likely that Gen. Mattis, a Marine Corps legend, will leave his post as head of America’s most important combatant command in March, several months earlier than planned. Ricks continues: Why the hurry? Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad...
  • Air Force plan to strip generals of authority

    05/14/2014 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | May 12, 2014 | Maggie Ybarra
    Senior Air Force leaders have drafted a budget-driven plan that would strip the three- and four-star generals who oversee major commands of their authority to manage their bases. A draft of the plan obtained by The Washington Times shows that the Air Force is aiming to consolidate support operations under the umbrella of a single center, known as the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. The tricky endeavor would shuffle day-to-day base management issues — such as construction, maintenance and procurement of equipment and supplies — from under the authority of the senior generals who command the bases to...
  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    04/21/2014 12:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 2:46 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq. Many of them now are officers in the Army with multiple combat deployments under their belts. But as the wars wind down and Pentagon budgets shrink, a lot of them are being told they have to leave. […] Already down to about 522,000, the Army must shrink to 490,000 by October 2015, and then to 450,000 two years later. If automatic budget cuts resume, the Army will have to get down to 420,000—a...
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty, Navy investigating captain's time in Pensacola

    04/19/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 57 replies
    al.com ^ | April 18, 2014 at 4:16 PM, updated April 18, 2014 at 4:24 PM | Leada Gore
    Capt. Gregory McWherter, executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, was relieved of his duties by Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command. The move was made based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct and an "inappropriate command climate" at the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, or Blue Angels, based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty amid misconduct probe

    04/18/2014 7:26:32 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | By Tony Perry
    One of the Navy's top officers has been relieved of duty because of alleged misconduct while he was commander of the famed Blue Angels aerial demonstration team, the Navy announced Friday. Capt. Gregory McWherter was relieved of his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado. The action was taken by Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command. McWherter was commanding officer and flight leader of the Blue Angels from November 2008 to November 2010, and then from May 2011 to November 2012. The Blue Angels are based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. French's decision "was based...
  • Top Military Brass Purged by Obama Regime:

    04/14/2014 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    'The problem is worse than we've ever seen' -Ret. Lt Gen Jerry Boykin (fmr Under Secretary of Defense) Commanding Generals fired: · General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012) · Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013) · Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013) · Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force...
  • Commanders fired in nuke missile cheating scandal

    03/28/2014 3:07:23 AM PDT · by kingattax · 54 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 3-27-14 | ROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force took the extraordinary step Thursday of firing nine midlevel nuclear commanders and announcing it will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base, responding firmly to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported. A 10th commander, the senior officer at the base, resigned and will retire from the Air Force. Air Force officials called the discipline unprecedented in the history of America's intercontinental ballistic missile force. The Associated Press last year revealed a series of security and other problems in the ICBM force, including a failed safety...
  • U.S. Navy Commander found murdered in Orange Park hotel

    03/05/2014 5:42:39 AM PST · by Renfield · 22 replies
    ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- U.S. Navy Commander Alphonso Doss, 44, was slain at a hotel in Orange Park about two weeks ago. According to the Orange Park Police Department, investigators found Doss, of Pensacola, dead at the Astoria Hotel located at 150 Park Avenue and east of Wells Road. Authorities from both the Clay County Sheriff's Office and the Orange Park Police Department found Doss' body around 8:45 a.m. Doss' body was sent to the medical examiner's office in Jacksonville....
  • Navy Commander Who Interrogated 9/11 Terrorist Mastermind KSM Found Murdered

    03/03/2014 4:21:26 AM PST · by La Lydia · 86 replies
    Conservative refocus ^ | March 3, 2013 | Barry Secrest
    ORANGE PARK, FLA. — The death of a Navy commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday. The Jacksonville Medical Examiner's Office made the ruling on Feb. 13 in the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, 44, of Pensacola, according to the release from the OPPD. Doss' manner of death is not being released at this time while the OPPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Office investigate. Doss reported to Naval Education and Training Command in Nov. 2011, according to the Navy. While in Jacksonville, he...
  • Army Taps Controversial Generals: What McMaster & Mangum Mean For The Future

    02/20/2014 2:40:22 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | February 19, 2014 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    The ever-beleaguered Army has a reputation — not undeserved — for being bland, conformist, and bureaucratic, an organization where brilliant mavericks are forced to retire at colonel and the guys who make general don’t rock the boat. Just ask any of the long-serving and long-suffering officers convening here in Huntsville, home of the massive Army Materiel Command, for the Association of the US Army’s annual winter conference. But it looks like 12 years of war and three years of budget chaos may be able to shake things up. One sign of the times is that the Army plans to promote...
  • Report: General Mattis Forced Out of CENTCOM For Questioning Obama

    02/08/2014 1:05:17 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    The Last Great Stand ^ | Dec 15, 2013 | by reasonvoice
    If you have any doubts what-so-ever there has been a purging of the American Military of its finest leaders. Consider the following: Where should we start with Obama’s purge that should be sounding VERY LOUD ALARM BELLS to anyone with half a mind an some sense of history? Should we start with the religious purging first or the height of power purge? If we had ANY “Journalists” in America at LEAST ONE of them should have been noticed and pounced all over of. Grand Total: 197 Officers Year: 2013 (9, so far). 1. Marine Col. Daren Margolin – Quantico –...
  • Hagel orders urgent push for ethics crackdown

    02/06/2014 12:58:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2014 3:13 AM EST | Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants military leaders to inject more urgency into ensuring “moral character and moral courage” in a force suffering a rash of ethical lapses. Hagel has been worried by a string of scandals that has produced a wave of unwelcome publicity for the military. But in light of new disclosures this week, including the announcement of alleged cheating among senior sailors in the nuclear Navy, Hagel on Wednesday demanded a fuller accounting of the depth of the problem. Last month the Air Force revealed it was investigating widespread cheating on proficiency tests among nuclear missile launch officers...
  • US Army rocked by Iraq war recruitment fraud scheme

    02/05/2014 11:50:20 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 February 4, 2014 | unnown author
    More than 1,200 people are under investigation for a US military recruitment fraud during the Iraq war, officials say. Two generals and dozens of colonels are implicated in the alleged scheme, in which referral fees were illegally collected for recruiting soldiers.
  • Army recruitment fraud bilked taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars

    02/04/2014 6:01:12 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 4, 2014 | By Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON — The Army is conducting an investigation into large-scale fraud tied to an Army recruitment program, Sen. Claire McCaskill, the head of the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, disclosed Monday, a day before she held a hearing on the scandal. Investigators have found that $29 million in taxpayer money has been lost to fraud, but that number could increase to nearly $100 million by the time the probe is over, Maj. Gen. David Quantock, the Commanding General of U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, told lawmakers at the hearing Tuesday. The Recruiting Assistance Program began in 2005 at...
  • Dozens more implicated in nuke cheat probe

    01/28/2014 6:59:29 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Jan 28, 2014 | By ROBERT BURNS
    The number of Air Force servicemembers implicated in a scandal involving alleged cheating on tests of nuclear missile launch operations has roughly doubled from the 34 initially cited by the Air Force, officials said Tuesday. It wasn't immediately clear whether the additional 30-plus airmen suspected of being involved in cheating on proficiency tests are alleged to have participated in the cheating directly or were involved indirectly. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the information by name while the investigation is ongoing. The Air Force announced on Jan. 15 that while it was...
  • Senior enlisted airman at Offutt's 55th Wing relieved of duty

    01/18/2014 7:30:55 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 16 replies
    The Omaha World Herald ^ | JANUARY 17, 2014 | By Steve Liewer
    The senior enlisted airman at Offutt Air Force Base's 55th Wing was removed from his position earlier this week, base officials acknowledged Friday. Chief Master Sgt. William Thomaston Jr. was relieved Monday after the wing commander, Col. Greg Guillot, "determined that (Thomaston) couldn't effectively perform his duties," said Delanie Stafford, a 55th Wing spokesman. Thomaston had been Guillot's principal enlisted adviser, responsible for the military readiness and well-being of more than 5,000 enlisted airmen at Offutt. Stafford described the decision as "sudden" but said he couldn't discuss details because of privacy laws.
  • Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

    01/17/2014 7:25:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The American Dream ^ | January 16, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the “purge” of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? When I was growing up, my father was an officer in the U.S. Navy. And what is going on...
  • US suspends 34 nuclear missile officers for cheating on exams

    01/17/2014 11:22:26 AM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | January 16, 2014
    The US military has suspended 34 officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles for cheating on a proficiency test, Air Force leaders said Wednesday. The scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana marked the latest in a series of damaging revelations dogging the country's nuclear force,including a separate probe into illegal drugs that came to light last week. "There was cheating that took place with respect to this particular test," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told a news conference. "Some officers did it. Others apparently knew about it,and it appears that they did nothing,or at least not enough,to...
  • Air Force, 34 nuclear missile officers implicated in cheating scandal

    01/16/2014 6:44:07 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 21 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/16/14 | staff
    Thirty-four nuclear missile launch officers have been implicated in a cheating scandal and have been stripped of their certification, and three others have been implicated in a drug probe, in what the Air Force believes is the largest such breach of integrity in the nuclear force, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Wednesday. The officers apparently texted to each other the answers to a monthly test on their knowledge of how to operate the missiles. The number includes who did the cheating as well as those who may have known about it but did not report it. The cheating,...
  • Navy’s second-ranking civilian resigns amid criminal investigation

    01/15/2014 6:43:19 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2014 | By Craig Whitlock
    An intensifying criminal investigation of an alleged contracting scheme involving a top-secret Navy project has resulted in the forced resignation of the service’s second-ranking civilian leader, according to officials and court documents. Robert C. Martinage, the acting undersecretary of the Navy, stepped down after his boss, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, asked for his resignation “following a loss of confidence in [his] abilities to effectively perform his duties,” according to a statement the Navy released Wednesday. Navy officials said Martinage was pressured to quit after investigators looking into his role in the top-secret program discovered that he was having an affair....
  • 37 Nuclear missile launch officers being investigated

    01/15/2014 12:05:32 PM PST · by Viennacon · 60 replies
    Fox | 1/15/2014 | Fox
    37 nuclear missile launch officers are now being investigated under drug suspicions, according to Fox
  • Hagel makes rare visit to nuke missile base

    01/09/2014 8:05:53 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 12 replies
    journalstar.com ^ | 1-9-14 | Robert Burns
    Hoping to boost sagging morale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made a rare visit Thursday to an Air Force nuclear missile base and the men and women who operate and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 missiles. But his attempt to cheer the troops was tempered by news that launch officers at another base had been implicated in an illegal-narcotics investigation.... Two officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana are being investigated for allegations of drug possession, said Lt. Col. Brett Ashworth, a service spokesman in Washington. Both of those being investigated are ICBM launch officers with responsibility for operating intercontinental...
  • 2 on nuke missile crew implicated in drug probe

    01/09/2014 6:15:32 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 17 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | By Chris Carroll
    WASHINGTON — In the latest headache for the Air Force’s nuclear mission, two missile combat crew members in the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, have been implicated in a narcotics investigation, a defense official speaking on the condition of anonymity said Thursday. The two officers, who operate Minutemen 3 missiles, have lost access to classified information while the Air Force investigates, the official said. Just two months ago, the unit was awarded an overall “excellent” rating after a weeklong inspection conducted by Air Force Global Strike Command, the Air Force reported. However, In August, officials relieved...
  • Air Force general to retire after criticism for handling of sexual-assault case

    01/08/2014 1:19:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/8/2014 | Craig Whitlock
    A three-star Air Force general whose handling of sexual-assault cases drew withering criticism from advocacy groups and some lawmakers retired under pressure Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin, the commander of the Third Air Force in Europe, acknowledged that he had become a “distraction” for the Air Force for his controversial decision to overturn a sexual-assault conviction of a star fighter pilot and for a separate case in which he decided there was not enough evidence to court-martial an accused rapist. In a statement, Franklin said he was retiring “for the good of this command and the Air Force” because of...
  • Report: U.S. nuclear general drank too much, misbehaved in Russia

    12/20/2013 1:12:35 PM PST · by kronos77 · 40 replies
    (CNN) -- A U.S. general who oversaw nuclear weapons boozed, fraternized with "hot women" and disrespected his hosts during an official visit to Russia this year, an investigative report shows. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey led the 20th Air Force responsible for three nuclear wings. He was relieved of duty in October because of loss of confidence in his leadership, the Air Force said at the time without providing specific details. But an Air Force Inspector General report released Thursday sheds more light into the case. It details the events of a July trip to Moscow in which witnesses recalled Carey...
  • Report: U.S. Air Force general drank too much, fraternized with foreign women in Moscow

    12/19/2013 7:48:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/19/13 | Craig Whitlock
    An Air Force general in charge of nuclear weapons repeatedly drank too much and behaved like a boor last summer during an official trip to Moscow, where he insulted his Russian hosts and hung out with two suspicious women he met at a hotel bar, according to an investigative report released Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, who was commander of the Air Force´s arsenal of land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, “acted in a manner that exceeded the limits of accepted standards of good conduct” during a four-day visit to Moscow in July, according to an investigation conducted by the Air Force
  • Navy suspends captain amid bribery scheme probe

    11/21/2013 5:00:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 11/21/2013
    Navy officials say they have suspended a captain because of unspecified allegations in connection with a massive bribery scheme probe. The Navy said in a statement Thursday that Capt. David Haas has been removed as deputy commander of the San Diego-based Coastal Riverine Group because of the ongoing investigation into the defense contractor, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., or GDMA. The riverine group oversees port security.
  • Obama building 'compliant officer class' (the purpose of the military purge)

    11/13/2013 6:03:06 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    WND ^ | 11/16/2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    Since WND’s ongoing coverage of what some top generals are openly calling a “purge” of senior military officers who run afoul of Obama or his agenda, some military personnel have been speaking out. According to a veteran Army intelligence official who spoke to WND on condition of anonymity, there is within the armed forces a major concern that a “compliant officer class” is being created by the Obama administration. So much so, he said, that it’s becoming harder and harder to find “senior officers with a pair of balls in there [the military] now that would say no to anything.”...
  • Obama building 'compliant officer class' Army intel official: Increasingly, 'to make

    11/13/2013 9:05:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/13/13 | F. Michael Maloof
    WASHINGTON – The extraordinarily large number of senior military officials being relieved of duty during the Obama administration – nine generals and flag officers this year alone and close to 200 senior officers over the last five years – is part of the creation of a “compliant officer class,” according to a U.S. Army intelligence official. Since WND’s ongoing coverage of what some top generals are openly calling a “purge” of senior military officers who run afoul of Obama or his agenda, some military personnel have been speaking out. According to a veteran Army intelligence official who spoke to WND...
  • Veterans Affairs forced chaplains from program for quoting Scripture....

    11/12/2013 12:46:52 PM PST · by yoe · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Two Baptist chaplains said they were forced out of a Veterans Affairs chaplain training program after they refused orders to stop quoting the Bible and to stop praying in the name of Jesus. When the men objected to those demands, they were subjected to ridicule and harassment that led to one of the chaplains leaving the program and the other being ejected, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday. The Conservative Baptist Association of America is suing Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki; the group’s suit alleges two of its chaplains were openly ridiculed by the leader of the San...
  • The Great Purge (Of the US Military)

    11/12/2013 11:01:56 AM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 11, 2013 | PETER FARMER
    During the years 1934-1939, Soviet dictator and Communist Party General Chairman Josef Stalin ordered what later became known to history as the "Great Purge" - a period of brutal political repression, torture, imprisonment and mass murder in the Soviet Union. Launched under the auspices of purifying the Communist Party of ideologically-unreliable elements and rooting out fifth columnists within its ranks, the purges focused initially on party leadership. However - fueled by Stalin's paranoia - they soon expanded into the military, government bureaucracy and wider Soviet society. Members of the intelligentsia, senior government bureaucrats (nomenklatura), professionals, land-owning farmers (kulaks), members of...
  • Two Navy admirals suspended amid mushrooming bribery, prostitution scandal

    11/11/2013 7:04:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/10/13 | Kristina Wong -
    The Navy has suspended two admirals in a broadening bribery scandal that already has ensnared three senior naval officials. Involving charges of prostitution and payoffs, the scandal is the U.S. military’s highest-profile case of officer misconduct this year — part of a trend that has caused deep concern among Pentagon officials. The number of substantiated cases of misconduct has increased steadily since 2008, according to statistics by the Defense Department’s inspector general. The Navy is investigating Vice Adm. Ted Branch, director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, director of intelligence operations, on accusations of “illegal and improper relations”...
  • 3-star Navy admiral fired as deputy chief of nuclear command (military purge continues)

    11/08/2013 8:38:12 PM PST · by Signalman · 47 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/9/2013 | Robert Burns, AP
    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...
  • Another Military Commander Fired — That's 9 This Year

    11/07/2013 1:29:48 PM PST · by F15Eagle · 35 replies
    Newsma ^ | Tuesday, 05 Nov 2013 03:34 PM | By Courtney Coren
    Another top military commander has been given his marching orders, making the ninth general or officer that has been let go so far this year. The commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Japan, Col. Eric Tilley was dismissed for "lack of confidence" due to the findings of a recent investigation. He was suspended by Maj. Gen. James Boozer, commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), and replaced by Col. Joy Curriera, Stars and Stripes reported. Tilley's civilian deputy was reassigned, with a "misconduct" investigation pending according to World Net Daily. A spokesman for U.S. Army Japan, Maj. Kevin...
  • 'Purge surge': Obama fires another commander

    11/05/2013 9:19:14 AM PST · by rarestia · 67 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | F. Michael Maloof
    After multiple top generals described to WND what they regard as a full-scale “purge” of the U.S. military by the Obama administration, the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan was summarily relieved of duty and his civilian deputy reassigned, pending a “misconduct” investigation. Nine generals and flag officers have been relieved of duty under Obama just this year – widely viewed as an extraordinary number – and several sources put the total number of senior officers purged during the five years of the Obama administration as close to 200. In response, prominent retired generals – ranging from Army Maj. Gen....
  • "Obama Accused of Military 'Purge'"

    11/03/2013 8:51:38 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 72 replies
    Obama Accused of Military 'Purge' The United States military is being "purged" of officers suspected of disloyalty to or disagreement with the Obama administration, several sources charge. "We recognize President Obama is the commander-in-chief and that throughout history presidents from Lincoln to Truman have seen fit to remove military commanders they view as inadequate or insubordinate," Investor's Business Daily (IBD) observed. "Yet what has happened to our officer corps since President Obama took office is viewed in many quarters as unprecedented, baffling, and even harmful to our national security posture." Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely believes Obama is...
  • Camp Zama commander relieved of duty

    11/02/2013 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 133 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 1, 2013 | Seth Robson
    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Army has relieved the commander of its largest base in Japan after an investigation into alleged misconduct, according to a U.S. Army Japan press statement sent late Friday. The investigation had been ongoing since June 7, when Col. Eric Tilley was suspended from his job as commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan. Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer, Sr., commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), officially relieved Tilley on Friday for “lack of confidence” based on the results of the inquiry, according to the press statement. The statement provided no other details....
  • Purge of Military Is Commander-in-Chief's Prerogative, Says Hagel - SATIRE

    11/02/2013 11:47:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    So far this year President Obama has removed nine “flag officers” from their posts. Three of these firings are linked to last year’s attack on the US Consular facility in Benghazi. US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel defended the moves as “the prerogative of the nation’s Commander-in-Chief. The President must have men he can trust to carry out his orders.” U.S. Army General Carter Ham, who commanded U.S. African Command when the consulate was attacked, lost President Obama’s trust when he contradicted his assertion that no forces were available to rescue Ambassador Stevens. Ham contends that reinforcements could have been...
  • Why are so many generals getting the axe?

    10/31/2013 12:14:25 PM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 63 replies
    Allen West ^ | Written by Michele Hickford on October 31, 2013
    Ever notice how no cabinet members in the Obama Administration are ever fired but in the last year nine senior generals have been fired? Read why: http://allenbwest.com/?p=1143
  • Obama 'gutting military' by purging generals

    10/30/2013 5:59:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 10/30/2013 | F. Michael Maloof
    President Obama this year alone has fired some nine generals and flag officers, on top of at least four similar dismissals during his first term, suggesting that a purge may be the real reason behind the removals, which are being described as cases of personal misbehavior. Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, claims it is part of Obama’s strategy to reduce U.S. standing worldwide. “Obama is intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged,”...
  • US nuclear officers caught napping with blast door open [why these leaks? why now?]

    10/23/2013 12:52:07 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 71 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | October 23, 2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    <p>U.S. Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to long-range nuclear missiles have been caught twice this year leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent a terrorist or other intruder from entering their underground command post, Air Force officials said.</p>
  • Blaze Sources: Obama Purging Military Commanders

    10/23/2013 10:32:35 AM PDT · by kristinn · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | Sara Carter
    Nine senior commanding generals have been fired by the Obama administration this year, leading to speculation by active and retired members of the military that a purge of its commanders is underway. Retired generals and current senior commanders that have spoken with TheBlaze say the administration is not only purging the military of commanders they don’t agree with, but is striking fear in the hearts of those still serving. The timing comes as the five branches of the U.S. armed forces are reducing staff due to budget cuts, and as U.S. troops are expected to withdraw from Afghanistan next year....
  • New File: Military Officers Relieved of Duty under Obama

    10/23/2013 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 10/23/2013 | Nachum
    Military Officers Relieved of Duty under ObamaCURRENT COUNT: 42 Generals/Admirals & High-Ranking Military Officials Removed By Obama1-General David Petraeus 2-Gen. John Allen US commander3-US Army General Carter Ham 4-Gen. William "Kip" Ward.5- Brigadier Gen. Jeffery A Sinclair 6-Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford 7- Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette 8-Navy Cmdr. Joseph Darlak 9- LTC Paula Broadwell 10-Marine General James Mattis 11-Gen. David McKiernan 12-Gen. Stanley McChrystal 13-Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright 14-Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina 15-Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus 16- Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant 19-Maj. Gen. Michael Carey 20- Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz 21-Army Gen. Keith...
  • Why are our Military Leaders being Purged?

    10/22/2013 6:09:34 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 98 replies
    From the Trenches ^ | 10/20/13 | Uknown
    Are these senior officers being ‘shown the door’ deliberately? These occurrences are very unsettling. We’ll just have to wait for the scuttlebutt I guess. Let’s just pray no dishonor is coming to them from the Communist-in-Chief. This strange chain of firings from the Military is so bizarre and so unheard of that even Dianne Sawyer of ABC news reached out to cover it when the 9th, yes 9th, Military Commanding Officer was relieved of duty in less than a year. This doesn’t include the long list last year, this is just the nine individuals this year alone.