Yep. Wouldn’t that have been just peachy?

Be Sure You're RIGHT, Then Go Ahead

Duty. Honor. Country.

A famous credo.  And it used to be standard operating procedure, more or less, at least for old fashioned commanders like Douglas MacArthur. But too many of our modern military leaders seem to have ingested less of the spirit of the bayonet and more of the spirit of the office manager. The chain of command seems surfeited at times with beribboned bureaucrats who have substituted sycophancy, political correctness, and blind ambition for the time honored virtues of a MacArthur; with generals like Martin Dempsey, Barack Obama’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whose ideals of service are often at odds with those of the men he commands:

The chairman told reporters that he and his fellow commanders are “the stewards of the profession of arms, and must ensure service members don’t cross an important line.”

Sadly, none of the reporters asked Gen. Dempsey why he never…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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