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2019-11-23 Home Front: Politix
Report: Navy Secretary, SEAL Leader Threaten To Resign If Trump Blocks Plan To Expel Gallagher
[HotAir] The secretary of the Navy and the admiral who leads the SEALs have threatened to resign or be fired if plans to expel a commando from the elite unit in a war crimes case are halted by President Trump, administration officials said Saturday.

The Navy is proceeding with the disciplinary plans against the commando, Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, who counts Mr. Trump as one of his most vocal supporters. After reversing a demotion in recent days, the president suggested on Thursday that he would intervene again in the case, saying that the sailor should remain in the unit.

The threats by the Navy secretary, Richard V. Spencer, and the commander, Rear Adm. Collin Green, are a rare instance of pushback against Mr. Trump from members of the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, scrambled to come up with a face-saving compromise this past week in the hope that Mr. Trump could be persuaded to change his mind.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-11-23 16:16|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6461 views ]  Top

#1 Make my day.

You work for him. Your choice is to carry out the order, or resign. It's not like we don't have a 'deep' team. As Charles de Gaulle is reported to have said - cemeteries are full of indispensable people.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-11-23 16:52||   2019-11-23 16:52|| Front Page Top

#2  Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, scrambled to come up with a face-saving compromise this past week in the hope that Mr. Trump could be persuaded to change his mind.

Maybe, just maybe, the compromise should be coming from the other end of the chain of command and not the CinC. Otherwise, well, bye!

Posted by SteveS 2019-11-23 17:08||   2019-11-23 17:08|| Front Page Top

#3 I don't have any use for men like Gallagher, but if POTUS wants him retained... then he's fok'n retained.

People who threaten to resign should be automatically fired, end of discussion !
Posted by Besoeker 2019-11-23 18:29||   2019-11-23 18:29|| Front Page Top

#4 See - General of the Army Douglas MacArthur
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-11-23 19:00||   2019-11-23 19:00|| Front Page Top

#5 U.S. Navy Secretary says he did not threaten to resign in dispute with Trump - "Not me. Those other guys? Shit. They're crazeee"
Posted by Frank G 2019-11-23 20:32||   2019-11-23 20:32|| Front Page Top

#6 It’s a start.
Posted by KBK 2019-11-23 22:31||   2019-11-23 22:31|| Front Page Top

#7 WTF ? They can... do that ? Like some bloody mill workers' Union ?

Gallagher's played the goof the for last time, why can't they just let things be and expect him to reform ? You're entrusting public spending and social services to known criminals everyday for fuck's sake.

In fact a capable defense, or even a commander with his heart in the right place could have spun it as an psy-op exercise against the local daesh, who aired the burning, beheading and maiming of American allies for months.

A lot of anal retentive propriety posturing if you ask me. Imagine doing this to your soldiers in an actual war. Over what ? An ISIS terrorist ? Are these people fucking sane ?! AAARGH ! I hate to see this shit done to honest, salt of the earth men.

I hope he gets book deals, a pvt security firm and a movie deal and retires in great spirits, while these ARBs play plastic golf in their living rooms with their bad backs and faulty livers. Fuck !
Posted by Dron66046 2019-11-23 23:50||   2019-11-23 23:50|| Front Page Top

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