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    General Milley should not have worn camouflaged BDUs to accompany Trump to the Episcopal Church and should not have gone with Trump in the first place:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartandhp
    “Milley (he’s a general !?!?) should not have walked over to the church with Trump,” Michael Hayden, the retired Air Force general who has directed both the National Security Agency and the C.I.A., said on Twitter, noting that he “was appalled to see him in his battle dress.”

    General Milley’s decision to join Mr. Trump “was an egregious display of bad judgment, at best,” said Paul D. Eaton, a retired major general and veteran of the Iraq war, who now serves as a senior adviser at VoteVets.org. “At worst, Milley appears confused about the oath he took to support and defend the Constitution — not a president. I suggest the general get quickly unconfused, or resign.”

    General Milley, his friends say, has agonized over the events of the past week. But he has also managed to persuade Mr. Trump not to invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty troops across the country to quell protests, a line that a number of American military officials say they will not cross, even if the president orders it.

    It is largely because of General Milley, administration officials say, that Mr. Trump has not ordered it yet despite his threat to do so.

    The general went face to face with his boss on Monday during a heated discussion in the Oval Office over whether to send troops into the streets, according to people in the room. He argued that the scattered fires and looting in some places were dwarfed by peaceful protests, and should be handled by the states, which command local law enforcement and the National Guard.

    General Milley won the immediate battle in the Oval Office meeting on Monday. But shortly after, he was right in the middle of a different war — the kind of political war where the military does not belong.
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

  • #2
    That is the one uniform that soldiers wear...everywhere. Walmart, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants....... the public is used to seeing that specific uniform.
    "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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    • #3
      BTW, the Army no longer calls that uniform 'BDU'

      "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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      • #4
        And that has what bearing on the thread?
        We are not now that strength which in old days
        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Massena View Post
          And that has what bearing on the thread?
          Soldiers wearing camouflage around here is an every day event.

          NYT wants to make it seem out of the ordinary, it isn't.
          "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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          • #6
            Milley has not command authority over troops in the field. The position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is an advisory position, not a command one. The Chairman is not in the chain of command.

            So, wearing camouflaged utilities is out of place and he should have worn his Class As.
            We are not now that strength which in old days
            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Massena View Post
              Milley has not command authority over troops in the field. The position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is an advisory position, not a command one. The Chairman is not in the chain of command.

              So, wearing camouflaged utilities is out of place and he should have worn his Class As.
              Wrong answer for DC.

              Camouflage uniforms in DC have been common since General Gray.
              "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Massena View Post
                Milley has not command authority over troops in the field. The position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is an advisory position, not a command one. The Chairman is not in the chain of command.

                So, wearing camouflaged utilities is out of place and he should have worn his Class As.
                Interesting:

                So, who is typically the overall commanding military commander?

                If there is such position....

                If the top brass in the Air Force and the top brass in the Army disagree about an issue of military strategy, who is the final military authority in such disagreement among the different branches of the Armed Forces?
                My most dangerous mission: I landed in the middle of an enemy tank battalion and I immediately, started spraying bullets killing everybody around me having fun up until my computer froze...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Massena View Post
                  Milley has not command authority over troops in the field. The position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is an advisory position, not a command one. The Chairman is not in the chain of command.

                  So, wearing camouflaged utilities is out of place and he should have worn his Class As.
                  TDS at it's finest both here and on MSM. CIC can insert anyone into the chain of command. What is appalling is retired nobodies (such as this retired AF general who should STFU because he is not even part of system now, let alone the command structure) seemingly want to insert themselves and their worthless opinion into the news. Yep, TDS at it's finest.

                  Colin Powell wearing camo while serving as Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff:

                  White House:





                  Kuwait:

                  Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                  Prayers.

                  BoRG

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                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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                  • #10
                    Wasn't there a war on...? And it wasn't a presidential photo op. Context is everything and that has been left out.

                    And, no, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is not in the chain of command. The national chain of command is the president, the Secretary of Defense, and then the various military commanders-in-chief.

                    If you're referring to General Hayden, he ran the NSA and the CIA. He is a distinguished intelligence specialist and has every right to comment. He is more than qualified to speak because of his experience and because he is now a private citizen. And his comments were right on the money.
                    We are not now that strength which in old days
                    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Massena View Post
                      Wasn't there a war on...?
                      Isn't there a war on now?
                      "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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                      • #12
                        The TDS genera has been called regarding chain of command and camo uniform. Deal with it and the fake TDS MSM media pollution here when called out instead of further lame ass deflection.
                        Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                        Prayers.

                        BoRG

                        http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8757/snap1ws8.jpg

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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