Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Defense Secretary Mattis' resignation-in-protest may have sunk quickly beneath that tsunami of headlines, but it is viewed as an important marker by some of the nation's most respected former flag officers and national security officials precisely because the issues it highlighted put the current chaos and rapidly mounting crises into context. Their willingness to break with the nonpartisan tradition of even retired U.S. military and intelligence officials and speak out is due in part to the historic nature of the resignation and the respect accorded Mattis as one of the preeminent warrior intellectuals of his generation of military leaders. But his resignation is also notable for the critique of the commander-in-chief that accompanied it, and the belief by many stewards of U.S. national security that it largely explains why America and the alliance of free peoples that it professes to lead feel so dangerously unstable right now, with worse very likely to come.

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When The Commander-in-Chief Is Unfit What's a General to Do

Hara-kiri.

It's the only honorable way out.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-03-10 04:19 PM | Reply

Is the order lawful under the UCMJ?

#2 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-03-11 07:27 PM | Reply

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