87 Retired Admirals and Generals Demand Resignation of SECDEF and CJCS

Nearly ninety former Generals and Admirals from the US Armed Forces have called for the resignation of the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark A. Milley.

The demand comes from the group Flag Officers 4 America and references the perceived failures of the Biden administration to safely withdraw American troops and citizens from Afghanistan. It follows a deadly attack from ISIS-K in Kabul that killed scores of Afghans and 13 Americans.

The letter takes aim at the President and the highest ranks of military leadership, but mostly chastises them for not doing more to convince the Commander-in-Chief to maintain a US troop presence in the country.

Despite reported assurances from the Taliban that the remaining Americans who desire to leave Afghanistan will be afforded the opportunity to do so, the letter claims they are "de facto hostages of the Taliban".

Strangely, the letter also claims that China, Russia, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea are the beneficiaries of the withdrawal.

While opening Afghanistan to foreign investment may indeed be considered undesirable to elements of American leadership, one must wonder how preventing trade between other nations justifies 20-year-old US troops dying on the other side of the world. The authors did not elaborate.

One of the final claims of the letter reads, "Terrorists around the world are emboldened and able to pass freely into our country through our open border with Mexico", seemingly implying that the withdrawal has worsened this situation. On this point, the authors also did not elaborate.

Jacob D. Witte is an independent writer and graduate student in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

17 thoughts on “87 Retired Admirals and Generals Demand Resignation of SECDEF and CJCS”

  1. How sad, US Generals and Admirals crying Crocodile tears for having lost yet another of their many Wars. 🤣🤣🤣

  2. The Japanese had a far more honorable way of taking responsibility. These guys should look into that instead. What does resignation (and collection of huge pensions) do for accountability?

    1. It does nothing. With generals like these, we are f*cked if (G-d forbid) we have a major war with a major adversary.

    2. Thanks for the read!
      It does nothing! Every one of them can’t wait to retire so they can pass off whichever boondoggle they’re in charge of to the next sucker.

  3. The military command had months and months to plan our extrication after Pompeo negotiated our surrender. President Trump (and he was still President at the time) signed the instrument of surrender February, 2020.

    The military command also had the responsibility to secure the areas outside of Kabul Airport, among things.

    1. Thanks for reading!
      I agree. I wonder if those 13 troops would’ve died had Biden stuck to the May 1 deadline?

  4. Jul 16, 2014 The Afghan Interpreters (Full-Length) by VICE News

    The interpreters who worked alongside American and NATO forces in Afghanistan are among our bravest and most loyal allies. They played an essential role in sourcing intelligence and educating Western troops about the local culture. Now they’re in danger of being abandoned.


  5. Given the fact that this nation’s “greatest military on the planet” hasn’t won a war in 76 years, why should anybody listen to these losers?

    1. What war did the US win 76 years ago? Certainly not WWII which was won by the USSR. The US only entered the war AFTER the German war machine was decimated at Stalingrad.

      1. We stepped in late in WWI as well.
        We also stepped over Cubans in their war against Spain, when Cuba was winning, then we did not allow and Cuban representatives attend the signing of the document of surrender.
        Interesting that Trump and Pompeo did not consult the Afghan representatives last year when they negotiated terms of surrender.

        Now we are going to fire missiles from drones to get those “bad guys”, killing more innocents doing so.

      2. Decimated? Then why did it take the USSR and the US almost 2 1/2 years to take Berlin? The USSR had lots of help from the US, as did the US from the USSR.

        And then ~ presto chango ~ we become Enemies, and Cold War I is on.

        Had to keep the military-industrial complex folks profitably in business.

        1. At the war’s end, the CEO was so happy with wartime profits he suggested that the U.S. maintain a wartime economy.
          By golly we have.

  6. Would have been far more conscientious and courageous to have made this statement back in 2001, before 20 years of dumping blood and treasure upon Afghanistan.

  7. These idiots never had a plan nor a strategy from the start. What makes them so important anyone should give a hang what they think?

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