11 ianuarie 2019

Retired generals warned us about Rumsfeld. Now they’re warning us about Trump. | The Washington Post

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In 2006, the war in Iraq was moving in a bad direction, with hundreds of Iraqis and dozens of American soldiers being killed weekly. As violence escalated and defeat seemed imminent, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld stubbornly clung to a strategy of withdrawing American troops. When the hour was darkest, an unlikely set of heroes emerged. Retired generals — Paul Eaton (Army) and Gregory Newbold and Anthony Zinni (Marine Corps) — began to speak publicly against Rumsfeld’s leadership of the [...]