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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 07:47 PM

Retired admiral resigned from Pentagon advisory committee after writing open letter to Trump

Source: The Hill


BY MEGAN KELLER - 09/13/18 07:32 PM EDT

Retired Adm. William McRaven, former head of Special Operations Command, resigned from the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Board last month after asking President Trump to revoke his security clearance.

Defense News first reported McRaven's exit Thursday and the Pentagon confirmed to CNN that he resigned four days after publishing his op-ed.

In his editorial for The Washington Post, McRaven tore into the president for revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, calling Brennan "one of the finest public servants I have ever known."

"Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency," McRaven wrote.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/406633-retired-admiral-resigned-from-pentagon-advisory-committee-after-writing-open

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Reply Retired admiral resigned from Pentagon advisory committee after writing open letter to Trump (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 13 OP
erronis Sep 13 #1
JohnnyRingo Sep 13 #2
SkyDaddy7 Sep 14 #5
Roadside Attraction Sep 13 #3
SkyDaddy7 Sep 14 #7
mahina Sep 15 #14
Hulk Sep 13 #4
Achilleaze Sep 14 #6
major debacle Sep 14 #8
Capperdan Sep 14 #9
Uncle Joe Sep 14 #10
Paladin Sep 14 #11
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riversedge Sep 14 #13

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:08 PM

1. Bravo, Adm. McRaven. A true patriot.

Compared to the dredge that is in this administration and in the ex-republican party.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 08:44 PM

2. This just further weakens our defense against terror.

Not that Trump would care.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:04 AM

5. I know...

Iím not claiming to know everything there is to know about Admiral McRaven but what Iíve read about him over the years I like & certainly have the utmost respect for him...This latest move by him compounds that respect I have for him!!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 09:27 PM

3. I knew McRaven

I'm a retired Army infantry officer, now enjoying life in rural Virginia, volunteering at various places in my community.

I knew McRaven. He was fair, kind, educated, friendly - he also was one hardcore SOB, tough as woodpecker lips -- God save you if you were a dumbass -- his tolerance level for The Stupid was zero.

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Response to Roadside Attraction (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:08 AM

7. Stupid gets people killed!!!

Iíve only read about him in the news over the years, watched interview & a commencement speech he gave & I really like & respect the guy.

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Response to Roadside Attraction (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 15, 2018, 02:30 PM

14. Welcome to DU Roadside Attraction.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 09:54 PM

4. SALUTE!!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:06 AM

6. It's tuff for men & women of honor to follow the republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief

because he has shown no honesty, integrity, or honor. No real-deal soldier will follow a leader lacking in respect.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 09:34 AM

8. ...ouch

"Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 01:19 PM

9. Can they come back after his Impeachment?

And will Brennan get his clearance back? It's going to be something to see, I can't hardly wait.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:23 PM

10. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Judi Lynn.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 02:25 PM

11. K&R.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 06:56 PM

12. Our country just lost a great leader.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2018, 07:34 PM

13. "Through your actions, you [#trump] have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us o


"Through your actions, you [#trump] have embarrassed us in the eyes of our children, humiliated us on the world stage and, worst of all, divided us as a nation," McRaven added in the op-ed.


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