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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Come on, you know better than that. He's an Obama appointee; ergo, he's (at best) a bootlicking yes-man.
    No president is going to keep around a person that they are at odds with in ideology and policy. I suppose their all always yes men in that way.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    '..... said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement."

    That is code for they were given enough details to leak ahead of time so that it get's longer play.
    Nothing is happening by accident.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And what observations of these individuals do you base that on? Have you ever even heard their names before today?
    Yeah I heard about the Marine general being fast tracked.....try looking up the Military Times. Might be a clue there. Do you think you would be able to keep up with whats current. Like most former Military does.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    '..... said officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly ahead of the announcement."

    That is code for they were given enough details to leak ahead of time so that it get's longer play.


    Mornin F&L. Exactly.....the leak first. Then the announcement.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    No president is going to keep around a person that they are at odds with in ideology and policy. I suppose their all always yes men in that way.
    That's True Monte. Way to put that in its proper perspective. Although, its not like he would know anything about how fast a general picks up extra stars on his collar. Despite being able to look it up.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    That's True Monte. Way to put that in its proper perspective. Although, its not like he would know anything about how fast a general picks up extra stars on his collar. Despite being able to look it up.
    three years.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    three years.
    What do you think about that Monte.....just 3 years. To go from a one star to a 4 star. Do you think that is questionable. Here lets take a look and you tell me.



    The move cuts short Dunford's service as the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, a job he began last October. But the rapid promotion is one of several that have marked Dunford's fast-tracked military career, which saw him leap from a one-star general to four stars in about three years.

    Dunford began his career as an infantry officer and has commanded at all levels. He served nearly two years in Iraq, including as head of the Marines' 5th Regimental Combat Team during the 2003 invasion, where he earned the nickname "Fighting Joe." He is well-connected internationally, often meeting with NATO and other coalition leaders, particularly during his Afghanistan command. His selection signals that even as the U.S. puts more focus on Asia and looks ahead to high-tech cyber and space threats, the administration still believes a strong ground force commander is needed to work through the ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and across the Middle East and Africa.

    Dunford's most visible role came in 2013 when he was chosen to take over the job as top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan. During his 18 months there, Dunford oversaw the ongoing drawdown of U.S. troops, the transition to Afghan military lead in combat operations, and the tumultuous Afghan elections that dragged on and stalled efforts to reach an agreement on the U.S. military's future presence in the country. He left Afghanistan last August, preparing to take on his new role as commandant. Dunford's rise through the ranks has been rapid, particularly compared to many of his peers, who would normally spend several years at each rank before getting promoted.....snip~

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Come on, you know better than that. He's an Obama appointee; ergo, he's (at best) a bootlicking yes-man.
    Not sure about the "bootlicking" part. That kind of thing will screw up a good spit shine. Then you'll need a little rubbing alcohol and a lot of rubbing to clear it up, and then the alcohol will cause the shine to crack, and you'll have to start all over.

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    What do you think about that Monte.....just 3 years. To go from a one star to a 4 star. Do you think that is questionable. Here lets take a look and you tell me.



    The move cuts short Dunford's service as the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, a job he began last October. But the rapid promotion is one of several that have marked Dunford's fast-tracked military career, which saw him leap from a one-star general to four stars in about three years.

    Dunford began his career as an infantry officer and has commanded at all levels. He served nearly two years in Iraq, including as head of the Marines' 5th Regimental Combat Team during the 2003 invasion, where he earned the nickname "Fighting Joe." He is well-connected internationally, often meeting with NATO and other coalition leaders, particularly during his Afghanistan command. His selection signals that even as the U.S. puts more focus on Asia and looks ahead to high-tech cyber and space threats, the administration still believes a strong ground force commander is needed to work through the ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and across the Middle East and Africa.

    Dunford's most visible role came in 2013 when he was chosen to take over the job as top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan. During his 18 months there, Dunford oversaw the ongoing drawdown of U.S. troops, the transition to Afghan military lead in combat operations, and the tumultuous Afghan elections that dragged on and stalled efforts to reach an agreement on the U.S. military's future presence in the country.

    He left Afghanistan last August, preparing to take on his new role as commandant. Dunford's rise through the ranks has been rapid, particularly compared to many of his peers, who would normally spend several years at each rank before getting promoted.....snip~

    APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman
    Obama liked him from the time he met him and immediately built a relationship with him. He related to him, understood him, and after a period grew to trust him and his advise, seeing things went well when he followed it. He said some of that yesterday. So he cleared a path for his rise in rank, wanting him ultimately in the position that he may be in next. Do you have a problem with the soldier?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: APNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs Chairman.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Obama liked him from the time he met him and immediately built a relationship with him. He related to him, understood him, and after a period grew to trust him and his advise, seeing things went well when he followed it. He said some of that yesterday. So he cleared a path for his rise in rank, wanting him ultimately in the position that he may be in next. Do you have a problem with the soldier?
    Yeah....I don't think he is qualified. His Oath is to country, not BO. A Joint Chief of Staff.....needs to be one who can tell BO. What you are thinking. Wont work and these are the options. Its all you have. Advising is part of the puzzle BO needs to learn about.

    Do you think with that career he deserves 4 Stars?

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