Questions swirl in Pentagon after departure wave


Is it a coup, a push to pull out of Afghanistan or just some petty score?

The question that swirled in defense circles and amid a wave of resignations at the Pentagon was seen as the removal of the Secretary of Defense and the loyalty of many allies President TrumpDonald John Trump Violence erupted amid protests, after DC rally Trump supporters consider King for National Intelligence Director: Report here 17 GOP women elected to the House this year MORE.

The shakeup has prompted Trump’s critics to sound the alarm, with Democratic lawmakers and others fearing what the Pentagon’s new leadership will try to do in Trump’s remaining two months in office.

But others say that the Pentagon’s vast bureaucracy and military chain-of-command makes any radical change in less than 70 days.

“About all this speculation, ‘Are Trump going to do anything with the Insurgeons Act, is he going to attack a country?” No, “Mark Canyon, a former defense officer, is now at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

While “it is not impossible that he will try for some initial withdrawal from Afghanistan,” Cancion said, the military “may slow him down” whatever he instructs.

In a speech on Veterans Day, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General. Get markMark Meilequests roams the Pentagon after a departure wave. CPR was given by Milky’s nurse’s wife, who collapsed at the ceremony, which Pentagon officials keep a low profile as the political battle rages more Postponed the unconventional nature of the army. It is a message he has delivered frequently in recent months, but has received renewed attention amid the turmoil.

“We are unique among terrorists,” Milky said at a ceremony inaugurating the National Museum of the United States Army. “We do not swear by any king or queen, tyrant or dictator. We do not take an oath for a person. No, we do not take an oath of any country, tribe or religion. We take the oath of constitution.

“And every soldier who is represented in this museum, every sailor, airman, Marine, Coast Guardman, each of us will protect and defend that document regardless of personal cost,” he continued.

The Pentagon’s purification began Monday with Trump’s firing Mark gmailMark O’Far signs particular threat of this transition to new defense chief potential legion: ‘All wars must end’ Trump launches post-election purge As Secretary of Defense. Gripe was seen walking for months as a dead man, but was fired two days later. Joe BidenAmid retaliation that sparks Biden violence, Trump supporters consider King for National Intelligence director after DC rally: Report here 17 GOP women elected to the House this year MORE It was announced that the winner of the presidential election was still shocking Washington.

In a series of tweets after the Arizona shootings, Rep. Alyssa SlotkinAlyssa SlotkinOvernight Defense: Another Defense Official Resigns | The Pentagon chief says that despite military strength “remains strong”. Biden DOD Secretary to Be Top Contestant Historically Selected New Pentagon Chief Says Military ‘Remains Strong’ Leadership Paces Overnight Defense: Trump Fires Head Defense Chief Mark | Post-Election Concerns Rises About Pentagon | Signs of shopping after mass election Pelosi says Trump intends to show more ‘anarchy’ than Arizona firing A former CIA analyst and Pentagon official (D-Misey) cited three possibilities for a defense secretary to be shot during the president’s transition: wrongdoing or incompetence from Arizona, “indecency” or “because the president wants to do those actions” Is what he believes he wants to believe. ” The Secretary of Defense will refuse to take, which will be worrying. “

“Whatever the reason, putting the Secretary of Defense aside during the volatile days of transition seems to neglect the president’s most important duty: protecting our national security,” Slotkin tweeted.

In place of Graff, Trump hired Christopher Miller, who had been acting as director of the National Counter Terrorism Center since August, to be acting acting secretary of defense. Miller’s lack of experience with a large agency like the Pentagon caused some concern, but he was generally seen as an informal pick.

But soon after Oregon’s departure, the Pentagon’s top policy officer was James Anderson, the agency’s top intelligence officer Joseph Kernan, and Andrew’s chief of staff, Jane Stewart. The trio presented the letter on Tuesday announcing their resignation.

The latest resignation came after deputy chief of staff Alexis Ross arrived on Thursday.

Concern about Trump’s plans came after the Pentagon announced who was to replace Anderson, Kernan and Stewart.

Acting-in-the-service policy, Anthony Tata, a retired army brigadier general, is known for his frequent guest appearances on Fox News. Tata was previously nominated for the job, but withdrew from consideration in July after previous inflammatory and racist tweets and the Senate Armed Services Committee canceled his confirmation hearing.

For example, in a 2018 tweet, Tata called former President Obama a “terrorist leader” and said that Islam is “the most violent violent religion I know of.”

Sen. Richard Blumentel (D-Con), an Armed Services Committee member, said Tata’s appointment shows Trump’s “personal vendetta and temper tantrums that affect our national security.”

“Anthony Tata — who was too extreme for a top policymaker in the Department of Defense to get a Senate hearing — is deeply unstable during this transition period,” Blumental tweeted.

Filling an intelligence job based on acting is Ezra Cohen-Votic, who entered administration as an aide to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and has risen to various other positions in the administration. He is perhaps best known for being mired in controversy over 2017 Trump’s unfounded claim Obama wired him.

Kash Patel, Miller’s new chief of staff, is a former associate of the rape. Devin NunesDevin Gerald Nunslob Dobbs calls for GOP help for Trump’s fight ‘for what is right’ House GOP proposed rules have changed spark Hill’s Morning Report – Trump battles Ballot; Vaccine Boosts News Markets (R-California.) Which rose prominently to help House Republicans attempt to discredit the investigation into relations between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump’s 2016 transition exploded by a former official, whom he described as “a score set by inexperienced MAGA warriors in the White House”, calling it “downright dangerous in the national security community.”

The former official told The Hill, “Changes of power in any country are fragile and hostile nations often see change as a good time.” “Declaring the civilian leadership of the most powerful military on earth at its weakest time is inviting a crisis that may well kill people.”

A Biden officer was also a critic.

“Of course this is to see the turmoil, it should be a matter of concern for anyone because the military should not be politicized,” Biden transition consultant Jane Saki told reporters in a call on Friday.

On Wednesday, the Pentagon also announced that another Fox News guest, retired Army personnel Douglas McGaller, had been hired as Miller’s senior advisor.

McGregor was named as the US ambassador to Germany earlier this year, but his nomination was overturned after CNN revived after inflammatory remarks. In 2019, he called Muslim refugees in Germany “unwanted Muslim invaders”, and in 2012, argued for imposing martial law on the US-Mexico border to say “shoot people” if necessary.

McGler’s mercenary was seen as a sign that the shakeup is intended to push through the withdrawal of Afghanistan, as he has often advocated a quick pull out. Trump is pushing for a full withdrawal before the end of the year, but his National Security Advisor has said that 2,500 troops will be left there in early 2021, and the US military is now up against 4,500 troops going down there Has argued.

Sen tweeted, “I’m so happy @realDonaldTrump asked my friend Colonel Doug McGlore to help end the war in Afghanistan soon.” Rand paulRandall (Rand) Howard Paulrick Scott to quarantine after contact with a person testing positive for COVID-19 Rand Paul says that COVID-19 survivors should throw off their masks, go to restaurants, live again Will ‘gossip in quarantine with COVID-19 more after being exposed in staff (R-Q.), An anti-interventionist libertarian. “This and other pix for the Pentagon are about getting the right people who will eventually help stop our endless wars.”

Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee James inhofeJames (Jim) Biden will be Mount Inhoftop’s contender for defense chief Historic Pick Senate Democrats who warn against Nixon plan, rename Confederate-named bases from defense bill to overnight defense: Trump marks defense chief Mark Mark | Post-Election Concerns Rises About Pentagon | Signs of shopping after mass election Pelosi says Trump intends to show more ‘anarchy’ than Arizona firing (R-Okla.), A close Trump aide, expressed some concern about the business at the Pentagon, but said he believed the bloodshed had ended.

“I’m a little worried about it. I feel comfortable now that I think it’s over, ”Ihofe told reporters at the Capitol, his office confirmed to The Hill. “I think it’s finished.”

He said, “I don’t like last-minute changes until I know something about it.” “I would like to know in advance, and I would like to know the reason and all of it.”

A think tank expert told The Hill that those left in the Pentagon lay low until Trump was out of office. He pointed to several recently canceled programs where senior defense officers were expected to speak.

“Every senior officer in the Defense Department is scared to death that they are going to say something publicly that the president will see and take vengeance on.” “It is not just a service or a group. Everybody has decided that they are not going to say anything, they are not going to hold a public performance… maybe until the inauguration. You are going to leave more people and take precautions by people. “

Despite the shakeup, Miller on Friday sought to portray a sense of peace in the Pentagon.

He said that he had already spoken to defense ministers of several affiliated countries as well as Congress leaders of both parties and planned to talk to NATO Secretary General Jane Stoltenberg on Friday.

Miller said, “I want to assure the American public and our allies and allies that the Department of Defense remains strong and continues its important work of protecting our homeland, our people, and our interests worldwide.”

Miller did not accept questions from reporters about Afghanistan and the observance of the Constitution.

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