President-Elect Donald Trump could wind up choosing five General Officers to fill out his cabinet. If it happens, this would be more former military officers than any administration in history for the U.S. The liberals have reached back in their fake paranoia to worry about a war mongering military junta or some such thing. Could it just be that President-elect Trump likes to choose strong disciplined men?
As Written By Edwin Mora for Breitbart:
President-elect Donald Trump so far appears inclined to appoint a total of five military officers to top cabinet and national security posts within his administration, a move that has been described as “unprecedented” by some analysts.
Trump has already named retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his secretary of defense and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as White House National Security Adviser.
Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, a border security hawk and the U.S. military’s longest serving general, has emerged as the president-elect’s top contender for Secretary of Homeland Security.
Two other retired high-ranking military officer, Army Gen. David Petraeus and Navy Adm. Michael Rogers are also being considered for top posts within the Trump administration.
Gen. Petraeus could be the next Secretary of State and Adm. Rogers the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The Senate will have to confirm Gens. Mattis, Petraeus, and Kelly for their cabinet posts.
In an article published by the Washington Post’s (WaPo) Monkey Cage blog, author Peter White, a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, points out that it would be a groundbreaking accomplishment if Trump succeeds in placing five military officers in top positions.
Other presidents have appointed retired military officers to top posts within their administration: President George W. Bush appointed retired four-star Army general and former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell to the Secretary of State position.
However, the number of former military officers being considered by President-elect Trump and their potential positions “is ….
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