Skip to comments.Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to troops: Stay out of politics
Posted on 04/11/2016 3:29:32 PM PDT by Nachum
(CNN)Growing concern that top U.S. military leaders are increasingly being asked to comment on proposals by presidential candidates has led the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to draft a letter to all troops with one message: Stay out of politics. Gen. Joseph Dunford is expected to issue a note to all military forces as soon as this week.
Dunford will "remind the troops of the need to remain apolitical in order to sustain Americans' trust and confidence in them," said the chairman's spokesman, Capt. Gregory Hicks. The U.S. military has a longstanding tradition of remaining out of politics so that commanders are free to give any president their best military advice without it being seen as part of a political agenda. Hicks noted that the issue often comes up during the presidential campaign season. Troops are reminded not to appear in uniform at political events, for example. But this year, the issue has grown more public -- and Dunford's letter is aimed at senior commanders as well as the troops -- because of the national security debate on the campaign trail.
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Izzat a Dorkbama the Muslim appointed Chief?
Then his words mean sh*t.
They did this at the beginning of the First KKKlinton Regime. Was at Robins AFB at the time. Base Commander ordered the gate guards to refuse entry to any vehicle with an anti-KKKlinton bumper sticker.
If Dunford had any balls, he’s send a couple of APC’s over to the White Hut and take the occupants into custody for Treason.
I’ll read the guy’s comments, but this sort of sounds like he’s saying people in the military shouldn’t vote, and they definitely shouldn’t exercise the very amendment they swore a blood oath to defend.
He is correct, he will take care of all of the political ass kissing that is required. The other General and Flag Officers will get the message and the rest will do as they are told.
Hey Dunford the coward, maybe politics should stay out of the troops instead. Maybe they should have leaders to protect them from things like women in the infantry.
I wonder what will happen to the military votes this year. In 2000, the Florida ones (30,000+) were all thrown out because they weren’t post marked.
In 2012, the mail plane crashed in a tragic accident.
Why not? Members of the military are routinely disenfranchised by Democrats. Lost ballets, late ballots, what have you.
But he HAS no balls.
Sir, we all don't know what this apolitical stuff means. We just love our country, sir. (IOW - GFY)
“But he HAS no balls.”
Well, I did say IF!
Pretty hard to do when the dimoKKKRATS instill politics all through out the armed forces.
Yeah you did....
Then how about keeping politics out of the military?
Perhaps the Joint Chiefs should stay out of politics or, at least, be objective.
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