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  •  As for the question, "Why a Republican"? (1+ / 0-)
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    poco

    This is a long thread, so someone might have said this already, but in recent years, the officer corps has become overwhelmingly Republican. That means that if you want to introduce changes in the Pentagon, such as downsizing it, you might encounter less resistance if the SecDef is a Republican.

    •  Call me crazy. (2+ / 0-)
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      Alexandre, InformedDiva

      People in the military take an oath of loyality to the Constitution.  Apparently some think party matters more than their oath.  How about demanding the officer corp actually obey their Consitutionally defined commander and chief.  

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