90 retired generals and admirals call for Austin and Milley to resign

90 retired generals and admirals call for Austin and Milley to resign immediately over the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal

  • Ninety retired military generals and admirals are demanding Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley resign
  • Calls for resignation ‘based on negligence in performing their duties primarily involving events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan
  • Also said if Milley and Austin advised against withdrawal, they should have resigned if Biden didn’t take their direction in protest of his leadership
  • Letter’s signatories include Admiral John Poindexter, who served as President Ronald Reagan’s national security adviser
  • House Rep. 로니 잭슨, the former top White House physician to Presidents Obama and Trump, is also a signatory to the letter
  • Jackson has previously called into question Biden’s cognitive fitness for the job and demanded that he take a test similar to the one given to Trump
  • Comes after a Marine Lieutenant Colonel resigned after speaking out against his leadership for not pushing back against Biden’s decisions in Afghanistan
  • The Pentagon announced Monday the last U.S. troops left Kabul
  • Dozens of retired generals and admirals are demanding that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley resign over the botched withdrawal from 아프가니스탄.

    ‘The retired Flag Officers signing this letter are calling for the resignation and retirement of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) based on negligence in performing their duties primarily involving events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan,’ 90 retired top-ranking military officials wrote in an open letter released Monday.

    They all proposed what they, as former U.S. military decision makers, felt should have happened in the withdrawal, including not rushing the withdrawal and not abandoning the Bagram Air Base.

    More specifically, they said Milley and Austin should have advised Biden against the withdrawal.

    ‘As principal military advisors to the CINC (Commander in Chief)/대통령, the SECDEF and CJCS should have recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms,’ 그들은 썼다.

    ‘If they did not do everything within their authority to stop the hasty withdrawal, they should resign,’ the letter demands.

    They also said that if Milley and Austin did advise against this, they should have resigned if Biden didn’t take their direction to show their disapproval and to not have to carry out the mission that ended up with lives lost of 13 우리. service members.

    An open letter signed by 90 retired military generals and admirals calls for the resignation of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley over the botched Afghanistan withdrawal

    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon on August18, 2021

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley speaks during a press conference on August 18, 2021

    The group said if Austin and Milley did advise Biden against the withdrawal – and he still went forward with it – they should have resigned in protest

    ‘[나는]f they did do everything within their ability to persuade the CINC/President to not hastily exit the country without ensuring the safety of our citizens and Afghans loyal to America, then they should have resigned in protest as a matter of conscience and public statement.

    In a ISIS-K suicide bombing near the Kabul airport on Thursday, 13 우리. troops were killed.

    Biden took responsibility for their deaths, claiming everything that has happened in the withdrawal has been his doing.

    할 수있다. Gen. 조 아 버클, one of the signatories, served in Vietnam and later commanded the US Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) Rock Island에서, 일리노이

    할 수있다. Gen. 조 아 버클, one of the signatories, served in Vietnam and later commanded the US Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) Rock Island에서, 일리노이

    ‘The hasty retreat has left initial estimates at ~15,000 Americans stranded in dangerous areas controlled by a brutal enemy along with ~25,000 Afghan citizens who supported American forces,’ 그만큼 90 retired generals and admirals wrote.

    The letter comes as Joe Biden faces his own calls to resign or be impeached as those from all political backgrounds have criticized the president for his handling of the withdrawal.

    Biden is expected to make remarks Tuesday afternoon lauding the end of the 20-year war in Afghanistan.

    The Pentagon announced on Monday afternoon that all U.S. forces left Afghanistan – a day before the August 31 deadline for a total troop withdrawal.

    The letter is from the group Flag Officers 4 Freedomthe same organization that released a similar statement in May accusing Biden of stealing the election.

    The May letter, which was signed by more than 120 retired generals and admirals, also questioned Biden’s fitness for the presidency.

    The letter echoes former President Donald Trump’s claims of widespread election fraud – which have not been borne out in the courts.

    ‘Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect thewill of the people” 우리 헌법 공화국이 사라졌습니다,’ 은퇴 한 장교의 편지에 따르면.

    ‘FBI와 대법원은 선거 부정이 드러났을 때 신속하게 행동해야하며 2020 년처럼이를 무시하지 않아야합니다.’ 그들은 썼다.

    Both anti-Biden letters included prominent signatories, including Vice Adm. John Poindexter and current House Rep. 로니 잭슨.

    Poindexter served as national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan. He was also convicted in the Iran-Contra Affair.

    Gen. William Boykin

    존 Poindexter, former Navy admiral and National Security Advisor

    Scores of former military officers signed the letter, including Gen. William Boykin (왼쪽) and John Poindexter (권리). Poindexter served as President Ronald Reagan’s national security adviser

    One of the letter's signatories is House Rep. 로니 잭슨, a Republican from Texas. Before entering politics, Jackson was the top White House physician during the Trump and Obama presidencies. He has been vocal in recent months about his doubts as to Biden's cognitive fitness for the job of president

    One of the letter’s signatories is House Rep. 로니 잭슨, a Republican from Texas. Before entering politics, Jackson was the top White House physician during the Trump and Obama presidencies. He has been vocal in recent months about his doubts as to Biden’s cognitive fitness for the job of president

    또한 서명은 Army Brig였습니다.. Gen. 돈 볼덕, 공화당 예비 선거에서 패배 한 2020 민주당 센에 도전하기 위해. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, 또 다른 상원 운영을 계획하고 있습니다

    또한 서명은 Army Brig였습니다.. Gen. 돈 볼덕, 공화당 예비 선거에서 패배 한 2020 민주당 센에 도전하기 위해. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, 또 다른 상원 운영을 계획하고 있습니다

    Before entering politics, Jackson was the top White House physician during the Trump and Obama presidencies.

    He has been vocal in recent months about his doubts as to Biden’s cognitive fitness for the job of president.

    또한 서명은 Army Brig였습니다.. Gen. 돈 볼덕, 공화당 예비 선거에서 패배 한 2020 민주당 센에 도전하기 위해. Jeanne Shaheen, 또 다른 상원 운영을 계획하고 있습니다.

    다른 서명자, Lt. Gen. 윌리엄 G. 보이 킨, made headlines for comments criticized as anti-Muslim.

    In remarks to a Christian congregation, Boykin said of a Somali warlord: “나는 나의 신이 그의 것보다 크다는 것을 알고 있었다.’

    Another signatory, 할 수있다. Gen. 조 아 버클, served in Vietnam and later commanded the US Army Industrial Operations Command (IOC) Rock Island에서, 일리노이.

    지난주, a Marine battalion commander resigned after he was relieved of his duties for speaking out against decisions made by his superiors in the Afghanistan exit.

    Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller published a new video online on Sunday addressing his resignation just days after he went viral for another video calling out his superiors for not ‘raising their hands and accepting accountability or saying, ‘We messed this up.

    Scheller’s original video criticized Austin and Milley for leaving the Bagram Air Base before all Americans and their allies had the chance to be evacuated.

    It came after 11 Marines were killed along with two other U.S. troops and more than 90 Afghans in the suicide bombing at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday.

    Lt. 안부. Stuart Scheller published a new video online on Sunday addressing his resignation just days after he went viral for calling out his superiors

    Lt. 안부. Stuart Scheller published a new video online on Sunday addressing his resignation just days after he went viral for calling out his superiors

    Sheller acknowledged in the new 10-minute video titled ‘Your Movethat he sacrificed a cushy pension by leaving the Marines for posting his comments against his chain of command.

    It’s virtually unheard of for an active duty Marine commander to publicly rip ranking military leaders.

    ‘I just want to clarify my legal status. I have been relieved of my command but I am still a United States Marine. Currently I am not pending legal action,’ Scheller said in the new video, which ended his 17-year military career.

    Scheller said the Marines want ‘to hide me awayfor three years until his service ended and not send him to a board of inquiry, which could have separated him on ‘other than honorable’ 정황.

    The Marine revealed that he was resigning after he felt challenged to do so when he read a comment on his LinkedIn from retired Marine Colonel Thomas K. Hobbs.

    ‘If Scheller was truly honorable, he would have resigned his commission in protest after stating what he did,’ wrote Hobbs, who Scheller said he loved ‘like a father.

    Scheller said: ‘You didn’t say ‘isas in challenging me, you said ‘wasas if you assumed I wouldn’t do it.

    이상 120 은퇴 한 장군들과 제독들이 Biden의 정신 건강을 심문하고 선거 사기 주장을 뒷받침하는 공개 서한에 서명합니다.

    Flag Officers 4 America released a letter in May questioning the legitimacy of President Joe Biden's election victory

    Flag Officers 4 America released a letter in May questioning the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s election victory

    5 월, a group of more than 120 retired military officers wrote to President 조 바이든 자신의 선거가 합법적이지 않다고 말하면서 정신적 예민함을.

    편지는 전 대통령을 반영합니다 도날드 트럼프‘s claims of widespread election fraud – which have not been borne out in the courts.

    '국민의 의지를 정확히 반영하는 공정하고 정직한 선거가없이’ 우리 헌법 공화국이 사라졌습니다,’ 은퇴 한 장교의 편지에 따르면.

    그룹은 스스로를 'Flag Officers 4 미국’ 장군과 제독을 포함한 은퇴 한 장교로 구성.

    ‘FBI와 대법원은 선거 부정이 드러났을 때 신속하게 행동해야하며 2020 년처럼이를 무시하지 않아야합니다.’ 그들은 썼다.

    그만큼 편지, '은퇴 한 장군과 제독의 공개 서한,’ 보고했다 Politico.

    부재자 투표는 Biden 이후처럼 안전하지 않다는 트럼프의 주장을 반영합니다., 육군 총사령관.

    '선거의 무결성은 시민 당 한 번의 법적 투표가 이루어 지도록 요구합니다.. 법적 투표는 정부 ID를 사용하여 주 입법부의 승인 된 통제에 의해 식별됩니다., 확인 된 서명, 기타,’ 그들이 적다.

    '오늘, 많은 사람들이 그런 상식을 부르고 있습니다 [유권자 ID] 공정하고 정직한 선거를 피하기 위해 "인종 차별 주의자"를 통제합니다.. 인종적 용어를 사용하여 자격 증명을 억제하는 것은 그 자체로 폭군 적 위협 전술입니다,’ 그들이 적다.

    The retired officers raise doubts about Biden’s mental capacity – and reference Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s move to get assurances about the nuclear codes in the days after the January 6 MAGA riot.

    '은퇴 한 장군과 제독의 공개 서한'은 '과도한 폐쇄'와 '서면 및 언어 표현의 검열'에 대해 Biden을 폭파합니다.,'그의 정신적 예민함에 의문을 제기하면서

    은퇴 한 장군과 제독의 공개 서한’ '과도한 폐쇄’ 그리고 '서면 및 언어 표현의 검열,’ 그의 정신력에 의문을 제기하면서

    은퇴 한 장교들은이란 핵 거래를 성사 시켰고 심지어 키스톤 파이프 라인 프로젝트를 중단 한 바이든을 때렸다., 도시에서 '무정부 상태'라는 말은 용납 할 수 없습니다

    은퇴 한 장교들은이란 핵 거래를 성사 시켰고 심지어 키스톤 파이프 라인 프로젝트를 중단 한 바이든을 때렸다., 무정부 상태라고 말하면서’ 도시에서는 용납 할 수 없습니다

    ‘총사령관의 정신적, 육체적 상태는 무시할 수 없다. 그는 어디에서나 생명과 사지와 관련된 정확한 국가 안보 결정을 신속하게 내릴 수 있어야합니다., 낮이든 밤이든,’ 그들이 적다.

    ‘최근 민주당 지도부의 핵 코드 절차에 대한 질문은 핵무장 적대자들에게 위험한 국가 안보 신호를 보냅니다., 누가 책임자인지에 대한 질문을 제기. 우리는 항상 의심 할 수없는 명령 체계를 가져야합니다.’

    The group Flag Officers 4 America call themselves ‘retired military leaders who pledged to support and defend the Constitution of the US against all enemies, 외국과 국내.’

    이 편지는 캠페인 기간 동안 Biden을지지했던 국가 안보 관리들의 영향력있는 공개 성명에 대한 대위법입니다..

    그러한 노력 중 하나는 10 전 국방부 장관은 비범 한 특집 워싱턴 포스트 경고에서 '역할 없음’ 미국. 미국의 결과로 군대. 선거, 평화로운 권력 이전의 중요성을.

    그 편지는 국회 의사당 폭동 3 일 전에 왔어.

    The signers of the attached their names to the letter. 그들 중에는 Maj. Gen. 조 아 버클, 베트남에서 복무하고 나중에 미 육군 산업 작전 사령부를 지휘했습니다. (IOC) Rock Island에서, 일리노이.

    Arbuckle, 누가 노력을 조직했는지, 말했다 Politico: '은퇴 한 장군과 제독은 일반적으로 정치적 행동에 관여하지 않습니다, 그러나 오늘날 우리 나라가 직면 한 상황은 끔찍합니다.’

    그는 계속했다: ‘우리 나라가 건국 된 이래 그 어느 때보 다 더 큰 위협에 직면 해 있습니다.. 침묵을 지키는 것은 의무를 포기하는 것입니다.’

    그 노력은 조직 된 정치적 노력에 뛰어 드는 유니폼을 입은 사람들을 한탄했던 군인들로부터 즉각적인 반발을 불러 일으켰습니다..

    짐 골비, 민군 관계 전문가, blasted the effort in Politico '그처럼 총체적이고 노골적인 당파 공격에 대한 군대의 명성과 지위를 사용하려는 부끄러운 노력'으로.’

    은퇴 한 공군 대령 Marybeth Ulrich, who teaches at the Air Force Academy, 반 민주적이라고했습니다.’

    노력도 찢어 놓고 은퇴했다 Adm. 마이크 멀렌, 조인 참모의 의장을 역임했으며 편지에서, 말했다: ‘군대를 해치고 나아가 국가도 해친다 고 생각합니다. 그는 그것을 '우익 공화당의 요점으로 던졌다.’

    ‘이건 정말, 내 마음에, 미국의 민군 관계 침식에 대한 고전적인 매우 나쁜 예, 이것이 우리 민주주의의 기반입니다,’ another retired military leader, 육군 Col. Jeffrey McCausland, 허프 포스트에.

    군인은 선거에서 투표하고 헌법상의 권리를 보호했습니다., 하지만 군 지도자들은 국내 정치에 침입 할 위험에 대해 경고했습니다.

    런업에서 2020, 은퇴 한 Gen. 제임스 매티스, 트럼프 비난, 그가 국방 장관으로 근무한, 라파예트 광장에서 열린 행사에 대한 6 월 응답. '우리는 헌법을 조롱하는 사람들을 거부하고 책임을 져야합니다,’ Mattis가 썼다.

    포함 된 반바이든 서신의 다른 서명자에는 Vice Adm이 포함됩니다.. 존 Poindexter, 이란-콘트라 사건에서 유죄 판결을받은.

    또한 서명은 Army Brig였습니다.. Gen. 돈 볼덕, 공화당 예비 선거에서 패배 한 2020 민주당 센에 도전하기 위해. Jeanne Shaheen, 또 다른 상원 운영을 계획하고 있습니다.

    다른 서명자, Lt. Gen. 윌리엄 G. 보이 킨, 기독교 회중에 대한 그의 논평 때문에 반 무슬림이라고 불렸던, CBS 이전에보고 된, Boykin이 소말리아 군벌에 대해 말한 후: “나는 나의 신이 그의 것보다 크다는 것을 알고 있었다.’

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