Discussion in 'Americas' started by W.G.Ewald, Nov 2, 2013.
Top generals: Obama is ‘purging the military’
Are serving officers of the US military allowed to comment on Govt policies?
In India and in the UK, they are not allowed to comment on Govt policies in public, but can raise the matter through internal channels.
Do the US military not have a tenure based career as per the rank, or can they be arbitrarily asked to leave?
Is He a Soviet implant!!??
GEN McChrystal gave an interview to Rolling Stone magazine which got him fired.
General Stanley McChrystal: The Runaway General by Michael Hastings | Politics News | Rolling Stone
Thanks but my questions were:
1. Are serving officers of the US military allowed to comment on Govt policies?
2. Do the US military not have a tenure based career as per the rank, or can they be arbitrarily asked to leave?
1. No, as far as I know. I will try to find relevant regs. May be in UCMJ.
2. President is CiC. He can reassign any officer or demote him, if not demand resignation.
Truman firing MacArthur may be the most famous example.
I am sure there will have to be some process of law, inquiry etc and cannot be arbitrary unless the General defies the US Govt outright.
I found it here.
How ever Obama is the idiot, there are many funny online games with Obama.
Obama vs. the Generals - POLITICO Magazine
I don't think Obama has enough power to make any major changes in US armed forces against the wishes of military power structure.
JCS Chairman Decries Defense Budget Uncertainty | Washington Free Beacon
LockMart is such a blessed enterprise; it has four-star generals doing pro bono marketing on its behalf.
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