Skip to comments.Donald Trump's choice of generals for top posts 'extremely unusual' (More FAKE news)
Posted on 12/09/2016 7:13:56 AM PST by jerod
Ex-officers may actually restrain a hawkish leader, experts say, but management styles could be complicated
Hup, two, three heck, maybe even four.
The procession of former military officers nominated for top jobs in Donald Trump's administration is raising concerns over whether the appointments could defy an American constitutional tenet: civilian oversight of government.
The U.S. president-elect has tapped a trio of retired generals marine John Kelly for secretary of Homeland Security, marine James Mattis for defence, and soldier Michael Flynn for national security adviser to fill cabinet-level positions.
More could be on the way. Retired army general David Petraeus and retired navy admiral James Stavridis remain in the running for secretary of state.
Taken individually, there are some wise picks there, say military and national security analysts. Taken collectively, though, military historian Richard Kohn isn't so sure.
"This is a big deal. These are civilian jobs," he says...
(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...
FDR had a lot of generals in his administration.
Uh, when you are no longer in the military, you are a civilian.
We elect our presidents, not them.
Go back and see how many military men every president since Pres. Truman has had in their administrations. It proves this is fake news by CBC. (They are scared spitless that their baby socialist will be smashed under the mighty wheels of the Trump Train.)
No doubt the LIBS are making the case to accuse TRUMP of overreaching ‘military’ power when they are arrested and put in the slammer for corruption and sedition.
Matt Kwong looks like he’s about 10 years old. Richard Kohn is an obscure academic looking to vent his anger against Trump and get a little time in the spotlight. Who cares what either of them have to say.
They know what war is and what the military actually needs to win these wars. Liberals have a big problem with winning. I also found the white male comment hillarious because we know what they did to Condi Rice
Paging Fletcher Knebel.
Moving right along...
Funny...CBS finds appointing Generals unusual but had nothing to say about obama’s appointing muslim brotherhood infiltrators and commie punks like Van Jones.
Positions of a military nature, I don’t see anything wrong with having retired officers in those positions.
I seem to recall some guy named Geroge Washington that had a fairly important position in the Continental Army ... something to do with Valley Forge and a few other kind of relevant military evolutions. If memory serves well, he had a fairly positive impact on the Nation as regards maintaining civilian oversight and control.
Obama had General Shinseki, Admiral Blair, and General Jones as his VA secretary, Director of National Intelligence, and National Security advisor when he came into office. Where is Trump’s selections any different?
They are retirees, veterans, not active duty generals
BTW- why isn’t every man in political office a veteran?
Now it seems that they are all lawyers, which if you ask me, is the main problem getting anything done in the government. Too many talkers and not enough does.
Most of what the media spends it's time and efforts on nowadays is much to do about nothing. This is one of those times.
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