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Top Pentagon officers threaten to resign if Donald Trump wins

Although Donald Trump plans to build up the military if he wins the presidency in 2016, he may not have the support, or even the leadership of the military. Many top commanders in the Pentagon are contemplating retiring if Trump wins the election.

Although Donald Trump plans to build up the military if he wins the presidency in 2016, he may not have the support, or even the leadership of the military. Many top commanders in the Pentagon are contemplating retiring if Trump wins the election.

Although Trump lauds the military, his radical plans — banning Muslims from entering the country, internet censorship, and his strategy to defeat ISIS by committing war crimes — are generally despised by military personnel. Many service members and military leaders feel that Trump’s ideas go against the values that they swore they would defend with their lives.

However, the military also swears to “obey the orders of the president of the United States,” which puts Trump dissenters in a pickle. According to the Daily Beast, while many in the military disagree with Trump’s xenophobic and liberty-restricting plans, Trump’s war mongering upsets them even more.

The majority of the Pentagon leaders that the Daily Beast interviewed have sent men on fatal missions. They fear that Trump’s aggressive but unrealistic plans would cost many soldiers their lives.

“This is not the country I joined to defend.”

“I am turning in my papers.”

“I’m moving to a farm.”

“Personally, I hope no one will be called upon to serve under a President T… I can’t bring myself to type the words,” said retired Rear Admiral John Hutson, who the Daily Beast interviewed in July.

Trump’s military strategy strikes many in the Pentagon as much too aggressive and unrealistic. Another GOP frontrunner, Ted Cruz, also had his military strategies criticized by Pentagon leaders. Specifically, Cruz’s plan to carpet bomb a city was criticized by many soldiers, especially when he added that the bombing wouldn’t level cities, but instead look for ISIS camps specifically, which soldiers called entirely unrealistic.

Although Trump and other Republican presidential candidates pretend that they are friends of the military, the military is no friend to the war mongering candidates.

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  1. Marko Ramius

    December 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    You only cite one person who’s retired. Got any other names?

  2. paul

    July 23, 2016 at 7:46 am

    so.. retire .. get out.. and stay out.. anyone who says that trump wants to keep all muslims out of the usa is a complete idiot, or a left wing spinner..so if you think that or said that, you need to leave asap.. here’s what he said… all Illegals … and no muslims from terrorist countries , until the USA finds an effective was method to vet them.. all of them.. quite different that no muslims allowed..

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