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Monday, December 5, 2016

Yet, Another General in Trump's Cabinet?



Retired Marine General John Kelly has emerged as the top contender to lead President-elect Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security, according to Politico.

Reports the news site, Kelly, 66, whose military career spanned more than four decades, retired earlier this year as the chief of U.S. Southern Command. In that post, where he oversaw military operations in most of Central and South America, he publicly clashed with the Obama administration on its plans – which were never executed – to close Guantanamo Bay and dismissed as “foolishness” concerns that the military’s treatment of detainees at the facility had cost the U.S. the moral high ground in the War on Terror.

-RW

4 comments:

  1. You can't be a true banana republic without the military deep into politics.

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  2. Meet the new Military Junta--More colorful ribbons and shinier bling than the old Military Junta!

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  3. Turkey, here we come!

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  4. At least in mainland China, they party, specifically, the Politburo Standing Committee is in charge of the military, i.e., keeps a tight leash. As Mao Tse Tung said, "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun." Are the foxes starting to guard the hen house now?

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