Uniformed personnel are harder to dismiss, and often less prone to politically-driven action.
‘He wasn’t the right guy for the job’
‘He doesn’t like war. Obama doesn’t like war, but he’s declared one essentially’
What is needed in Iran is what Reagan sought with the Soviets — peace through strength.
‘He was over his head from the beginning’
‘I think he thought he was doing what the administration wanted…’
If a few degrees of temperature or more rain are a security risk, someone should be fired.
Takes credit for ousting U.S. defense secretary
‘He often had trouble articulating the details of many of the operations’
‘I serve at the pleasure of the president’
‘There was clearly some tension between the Pentagon and the White House’
‘He wasn’t up to the job’
Pentagon to spend billions upgrading nuclear forces, improving morale