“General Allen as a retired officer was in charge of our current strategy for well over a year … and during that period of time the rise of radical Islamism and ISIS, you know, it exponentially grew,” he said. “The strategy that John Allen was in charge of … it’s a failed strategy.”Here.
You're seeing something ominous here. Military leadership has always played the politics thing but now? During this time of max division in the country they're doing it so out in the open?
From my view of things this all began with the Bush Administration and is only getting worse. Why do I say the Bush Admin? Remember General Pace? He was the first hand picked "yes man" that ignored military advice given the JCS and shilled for an administration dabbling in military matters.
He was the face of a policy that the rest of the JCS didn't agree with. He put a military stamp on things.
Years later we saw the same with Allen and the ISIS strategy.
But back to the politics. This is terrible news for the military. Want to see a volunteer force evaporate before your eyes? Do what's being done. Want to see the public no longer care about the services? Divide them between Republicans and Democrats! The General Officers Club should have reigned these guys in. Too late now though. This will come back to haunt the nation....I guarantee it.