Chuck Hagel is out as the Obama Administration Secretary of Defense…
There has been a lot of hand wringing over this….
There shouldn’t be…
Chuck hagel has gone down the stem road as the last three Defense Bosses he proceeded….
The people in the White House, who the Pentagon bosses answer to , because they speak FOR the Commander-in-Chief, their boss, are not shy about their implied power….
They do NOT respect the chain of command , which the military lives by….
So they have reached out DIRECTLY to commanders in the Afghan and Iraqi wars….
Add that to the pressure on the Pentagon to make cuts while doing MORE….
The President IS the boss…
But the military in this country IS strong as it tends to be everywhere is strong and has it’s friends…
With the Islamic State coming into the worlds focus there has a been increasing change of heart in Congress, and even out in the American public…
A year ago we where talking about military deescalation ….
Now we have military assets in Africa dealing with Ebola….
We have military assets doing trying BACK in Iraq and a Afghan mission that will have 10,000 troops STAYING in country..Not leaving….
It IS not unreasonable for a Defense Secretary to want clarity on HOW he should get everything asked of HIS department with LESS….
It is also a fact of life that the Pentagon has those who will carry their water for them in the media and political circles…
Blaming Susan Rice is just a side issue….
President’s listen to their military …But in the end they go in the room and decide things among those they trust for a long time….By their nature…Militaries and their civilian overseers have contentious relations….
President Obama , like those before him ….
Will have to deal with the issues of Politics vs Mission….
Chuck Hagel is just incidental….Share on Facebook