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TorchTheWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 01:25 PM
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89. What's the chain of command for getting/receiving orders?
I've been thinking of asking this question before since I thought I remembered reading in a few places that the military was awaiting orders.

Obviously, the pres doesn't just say "Go to it when you're ready". They would have to get everything organized, and when ready to go, let (WHO?) know they were ready and were awaiting the order to move in. So... what's that chain of command? I imagine that it's the same in both directions... when the military is ready, they go through a chain of command to let the pres know they await his order, and the pres's order then travels back down that chain of command. Who's the head of the military operation (major, colonel, general, etc.) that would start the ready signal up the chain, and does that person give the ready signal directly to the pres?

I already know that orders like this aren't just phone calls back and forth... their pretty formal written orders/notices.

Either their was some unforgivable and totally unlikely breakdown in the chain of command or the pres deliberately didn't send the "go" order. Because of the actions of the Chimp in Chief with his partying and other crap during and after the hurricane, I can't help but believe he got the notice of readiness but never gave the order... he was not responding to the mayor of NO's near hysterical pleas and who knows who else's pleas either.

And if it's Rummy who's the one that gives the readiness notice to Bush... OH HOLY GOD!

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