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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Obama Continues Purge of Top Military Commanders

Investors Business Daily examines the rash of top generals that have resigned recently. The article concludes:
Given the assumed political preference of troops for a Republican, Obama's reelection campaign fought to place legal hurdles in the way of military absentee ballots last fall. Although witnesses told of Maj. Nidal Hasan shouting "Allah is great" during the Fort Hood massacre that killed 13 service members, the Obama administration still insists on calling it a workplace incident, not terrorism.

For obvious political reasons, Obama has also insisted the Pentagon implement policies not universally accepted by military volunteers, including full integration of openly gay troops and assignment of women to physically-demanding combat roles. There is also talk now of curbing military retirement benefits as well as the ranks of all services.

Perhaps these are all just coincidences. Or perhaps this is the second-term "flexibility" Obama promised the Russian president in their whispered exchange in Seoul 11 months ago.

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