General Dempsey on Recent Allegations

For good reason some of you have asked if we’re distracted by recent allegations against several senior military officers. We are not distracted, but we are concerned. We’re committed to learning and adapting. We’re committed to honoring the profession and protecting the nation.

We’re not distracted — we can’t afford to be. We have hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and coast guardsmen deployed around the world standing watch for the nation.

Their well-being, and the well-being of their families, remains our top priority. The nation deserves our best effort and our attention to the security challenges we face. It will have it as we work through these challenges.

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  • bodicea

    Until we walk in the shoes of another we should be very careful about judging them

    • Lt. TW

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

    • LoneTree, WY

      I don’t have to cheat on my spouse, hold my subordinates to a higher standard and embarress my profession and country to “walk in their shoes.” As (former) servicemen and women, as tax payers, as parents that ‘LOAN’ our adult children to these general officers to serve the country, we better darn well be willing to judge whether or not the upper military echelon is doing their jobs! When they lead and do a great job, we judge and reward accordingly, and so when they fail to lead and perform poorly, we should judge and hold them accountable accordingly.

      • http://www.sanderellas.com/ Sandra

        Amen! Well said.

      • ProfPrioleau

        As the mother of an enlisted soldier, I am disappointed by the actions of this general. I thank all of the NCOs who are speaking up for the enlisted soldiers

  • SHARPveteran

    It is good that DOD says they are not being distracted, but the question is what are they focused on, what concerns them? The Army specifically developed the SHARP program to handle the real “scandal” of the military, and yet it is still not up to par with where it needs to be. There are literally thousands of “subject matter experts” annually that the military can draw upon to improve the system. How can a fully functional system be removed before the next program is fully operational? How is this protecting the troops?

    • Lt. TW

      For those of you wondering the SHARP program can be found here: http://www.sexualassault.army.mil/index.cfm

      • SHARPveteran

        How do we stay informed on what is happening with this? I was medically retired from the military “due to PTSD as result of a sexual assault” when in all actuality my “PTSD” was a direct result of the response of not only my peers, but also my command. I received death threats and attempts were taken on my life because I was a male soldier who sent the “likable” male soldier that sexually assaulted me to Leavenworth. There has to be some form of accountability, and someone in place to protect the victim, and frankly having the same close minded soldiers overseeing that program will only lead to more problems. Who’s hands will the next victims blood be on? I spoke out and did my part, it is time for leadership to step up.

  • Rosie

    I do pray for all those involved. I also pray for our nation. I mean its unfortunate what has happened. However he is not the first nor is he the last. I know it’s gone on along time but you would be surprised of people’s actions. I hope we keep focusing on the soldiers .

  • Anonymous

    chcem byť s vami priatelka

    • Lt. TW

      This comment must be written in English or will be taken down. Please translate and stay in the conversation. -LT W

  • pehhy costion

    Please sir, be aware, the 4th tenet of a communist takeover is to dis-credit the military. I stand behind Genl. Petreus. He and Nixon did the right thing for their country. They resigned for the good of all. They are heroes who get out of the way, in order that others may lead, when they fall. Pick up the flag from the ground sir, and honor the fallen and the ones who err but love their country. I trust the military and our Governors more than the Administration, Congress or Supreme Court. Be strong sir. Dempseys are never conquered. Peggy Costion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Hasbun/100000980111979 Michael Hasbun

      Please leave the tin foil hat wearing, Fox News listening conspiracy propaganda out of serious blog site commentary..

  • Lt. TW

    Thank you all for reading and leaving comments. We appreciate your insight and will respond as necessary. Take care, LT W

  • Jason Deckman

    As an NCO, the unfolding mess isn’t distracting so much as it is disappointing. Granted I’m not perfect, but dang Generals. Y’all are supposed to be better than this.

  • Scott

    A somewhat good sign is that senior officers are being held accountable, although not to enlisted standards. The bad news is the unforeseen consequences of this; behavior of this type filters down. Try as you might, there will ALWAYS be a trust gap when officers are held to different standards. The UCMJ is cut and dry. As a retired Air Force SNCO (and First Sergeant), if these cases had been about enlisted troops, I would have been escorting them out the gate after their court-martial.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelo-Stevens/100001661709418 Angelo Stevens

      Agreed, the standards should be the same across the board, I see no difference in standards regardless of Rank, Age or Position, and if anything should be the same all around, never quite understood why. As a training NCO I have had no issues failing an officer, a NCO or a lower enlisted based on the standard for APFT, and if you were a no show, I had no issues ensuring you were flagged.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelo-Stevens/100001661709418 Angelo Stevens

      Agreed, the standards should be the same across the board, I see no difference in standards regardless of Rank, Age or Position, and if anything should be the same all around, never quite understood why. As a training NCO I have had no issues failing an officer, a NCO or a lower enlisted based on the standard for APFT, and if you were a no show, I had no issues ensuring you were flagged.

    • http://www.sanderellas.com/ Sandra

      Good answer.

    • henda

      please scott i need you urgently you are the daughter of csm turner larry please

  • Scott

    A somewhat good sign is that senior officers are being held accountable, although not to enlisted standards. The bad news is the unforeseen consequences of this; behavior of this type filters down. Try as you might, there will ALWAYS be a trust gap when officers are held to different standards. The UCMJ is cut and dry. As a retired Air Force SNCO (and First Sergeant), if these cases had been about enlisted troops, I would have been escorting them out the gate after their court-martial.

  • W D Stromire

    Fifteen years ago, in 1997, there were several officers who faced court martial for adultery. Among them was Lt Col Karen Tew who committed suicide rather than face the loss of rank, time in service, and further penalties of sentencing. The question is, how will the JCS handle upholding the UCMJ in light of past cases and the degree to which Petraeus and Boradwell have brought discredit upon the service? Broadwell is a Major in the reserves and has been found to have classified information in her home. I do believe she and Petraeus both need to answer for their indiscretions.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelo-Stevens/100001661709418 Angelo Stevens

    As a Soldier, I looked to my senior NCOs and Officers for mentorship and direction, for the most part I got that, both good and bad. It helped to develop me into a good leader, one that knew where the line was, and not to cross it. It was easy to obey the regulations in the military for me, and even easier to see often around me those sense of entitlements that many seniors and officers felt they deserved. The one thing I never did do was just give blind respect, you still had to earn that both with me and myself with others. While I agree judging is often in bad taste, as a former NCO, and Training Operations Leader, when you obtain certain titles and positions, you should know you will be judged, watched and scored, that is a fact. This is happening now. The problem is officers for the most part are still treated much better even with committing crimes, than NCOs and Enlisted members. This needs to change. All SOLDIERS should be accountable to the same standards and regulations, we are ALL Soldiers regardless of the rank, title or duty we perform. Uniformed Code of Military Justice means just that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelo-Stevens/100001661709418 Angelo Stevens

    As a Soldier, I looked to my senior NCOs and Officers for mentorship and direction, for the most part I got that, both good and bad. It helped to develop me into a good leader, one that knew where the line was, and not to cross it. It was easy to obey the regulations in the military for me, and even easier to see often around me those sense of entitlements that many seniors and officers felt they deserved. The one thing I never did do was just give blind respect, you still had to earn that both with me and myself with others. While I agree judging is often in bad taste, as a former NCO, and Training Operations Leader, when you obtain certain titles and positions, you should know you will be judged, watched and scored, that is a fact. This is happening now. The problem is officers for the most part are still treated much better even with committing crimes, than NCOs and Enlisted members. This needs to change. All SOLDIERS should be accountable to the same standards and regulations, we are ALL Soldiers regardless of the rank, title or duty we perform. Uniformed Code of Military Justice means just that.

  • naturelink43

    It is human nature to wage war against thoughts, that go contrary to our PRIME DIRECTIVES. One battle could win the war! The simple fact is that thoughts lead to actions. It is the nature of pure energy to flow under direction. So, that being said; it is imparative to constantly revaluate the directional flow of any given situation or circumstance. The mightiest military on the face of the planet, did not come together by accident. And a few bad thoughts that turned into the wrong desicions, will not defeat the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Just maintain the BATTLE mentality, those who do will persevere and thrive.

  • naturelink43

    It is human nature to wage war against thoughts, that go contrary to our PRIME DIRECTIVES. One battle could win the war! The simple fact is that thoughts lead to actions. It is the nature of pure energy to flow under direction. So, that being said; it is imparative to constantly revaluate the directional flow of any given situation or circumstance. The mightiest military on the face of the planet, did not come together by accident. And a few bad thoughts that turned into the wrong desicions, will not defeat the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! Just maintain the BATTLE mentality, those who do will persevere and thrive.

  • MataHari

    and do they handle the prisoner they capture with appropriate treatment. This is what a soldier, even a General, is accountable for. Not whether they cheated on their spouse or made friends with a socialite.
    The accountability of any person swearing into the military must be upheld. When I think of a soldier’s moral behavior, I think more along the lines of how he respects and protects the soldiers he/she is fighting with and how he treats his prisoners. I don’t think about who the soldier is having consensual sex with or whether the soldier is cheating on their spouse. These are personal choices. When I raised my hand to serve, no one said, “Oh, you’ve been married twice before. What happened? Did you cheat on your husband(s)? Did they cheat on you?”

    What I want to see and know; does the soldier protect their fellow soldier they serve beside
    That said, I think men and women talk very easily about STUFF when they are in the throws of sexual activity. If either General gave up military secrets in these relationships they should be ashamed.

    I would think all Generals would be quite familiar with the Mata Hari’s of the world and make up something to throw them on a wild goose chase while still getting the blow job they desire. At least, let’s hope so.

    • MataHari

      Damn, the top part of my story got cut…oh well.

  • LoneTree, WY

    When our enlisted people have been held accountable – and in many cases perhaps too stringently and paraded in ridicule before their countrymen, there is a very reasonable expectation these general officers will also be held accountable. When we look at the Abu Gharib prison “abuses” – more like college faternity hazing gone awry; and the careers derailed, prison sentences meted out and a life time of ridicule, it makes me wonder who is being held to the higher standard – Young and lower ranking enlisted personnel or career officers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/donnamarinchekmarn Donna J.Marn

    Did Someone Forget-eth to explain this to General Petraeus?

  • http://www.facebook.com/donnamarinchekmarn Donna J.Marn

    I’m more concerned about the “Twinkie”..Situation

  • David C. Tiedeman

    In October 2011 a letter was sent to the U.S. Department of Defense by 57 Muslim organizations saying, ‘We want all material purged of anything that is offensive to Muslims or Islam and that any of the instructors that used such training materials should be disciplined.”
    Muslims are seeking to limit free speech in the First Amendment through the U.N. Obama is supporting the Muslim effort. The amendment would make it a crime and protect Islam from criticism and what the New Testament says about the cult. We are being attacked from within and behind. Teachings of their holy books mandate them to Kill and commit violence against unbelievers.“Wage war on the infidel and kill them until Islam is dominant”(Koran 8:39).
    Deceiving the Infidels to advance the faith Koran(Surah 2:193)(Surah 9:5)(Surah9:29).
    Articles: Islamic Terrorism: Ignorance Is Not Bliss

    http://www.americanthinker.com

  • http://twitter.com/hidefullofHoney f. lindsay

    As a MILITARY WIFE i am EXTREMELY concerned that 4 STAR GENERALS& CIA Directors are BEING ELIMINATE by Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama-Why are OUR TOP MILITARY LEADERS being REPLACED? Did they offer RESISTANCE to the CORRUPT-CRIMINAL-COMMUNIST LOVING-terrorist SUPPORTING Crooks, that are OCCUPYING ~WhiteHouse? is Obama REMOVING MILITARY COMMANDERS so he can install yes men who will SUPPORT him rather,than their SWORN LOYALTY 2 the UNITED STATES of AMERICA&~ US CONSTITUTION?

  • SSG(R) R. Munson

    As a retired NCO I find the sudden news of senior officers upsetting. I also find the punishment for some officers to be too lenient. GEN Ward, who was found guilty of misuse of his GOVCC and fraud, waste and abuse; was demoted from O-10 to O-9 a $2,000 reduction in pay and allowed to retire. He will make $15,000 a month for the rest of his life after being found guilty. Not to mention he will still get an honorable discharge on his retirement paperwork.

    If this had been an enlisted soldier (and I have seen this exact case play out as a GOVCC AOPC) he/she would have been flagged, reduced and chaptered from the military with an other then honorable discharge. If he/she was receiving an enlistment bonus they would have to pay it back. They would not be eligible for any benefits from the military. And most post service organizations (VA, VFW, American Legion) will not help them. We leave these soldiers to rot and walk away. It’s a damn shame but it happens all the time.

    If we continue to skew the lines between right and wrong according to rank soon the MCM will have to be rewritten. You will have to have 2 volumes, one for enlisted, one for Officers. I say make the punishment fit the crime. It is because of the favoritism of the Officer Corps that they push the limits because they believe they can “sweep it under the rug and no one will know”. When we gave our soldiers the weekend Safety Brief my commander would stress what not to do and then would release them. That brief could be used as evidence in a court-marshal because they were aware of the rules. How bout we make that the standard. If you are aware of the rules (regardless of rank) and you break them. You will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the UCMJ. I like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.moore.1257 John Moore

    Our senior leaders need accountability partners…..we all do. I am so grateful for my first PSG, my 1SG, and CSM. How can we shape a culture in which a CSM, a Colonel, a Major will close the door with a General and say, “sir, something’s not right and we need to fix it now?”
    Solzhenitsyn said…..”the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” Every one of us can fall and without a battle buddy, the chances are greater. Let’s change the culture and promote the willingness to exhibit candor to those with a great deal more power than we might have.

  • http://www.facebook.com/VoiceofHope Dana Webb

    -And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. Ecclesiastes 7:26 (KJV)

    -The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein Proverbs 22:14 (KJV)

    - To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; – Proverbs 2:16 (KJV)

  • http://twitter.com/LobsterJZombie Lobster J. Zombie

    First it would be nice to see the standards enforced across the board regardless of rank. If this happened to a lower enlisted, e.g. Pvt, Spc, Sgt. the book would have been thrown at them. Yet these Gen will only get a slap on the wrist, granted the commanding officer in charge of AFCOM did get demoted but if a Sgt did that he’d be sitting in Leavenworth. So I ask you sir, when will the standards be universally enforced?

  • http://twitter.com/Amyloukingery according to Amy

    Sadly the Military is also being tainted by serving under a commander in chief like Obama…and I am a military mom and wife…

    • Lobster J Zombie

      Seriously? You had to bring politics into it? This is talking about our General Officers, not the President. How about you go troll Fox News, CNN, or MSNBC with those comments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mario-Salinas-Sr/100001045065785 Mario Salinas Sr

    For those who will read this and all of the post the same issues are echoed. General grade officer are above the UCMJ. The UCMJ only applies to Enlisted Personnel and lower grade Officers. The recent allegations on General Petreas and General Allen have brought disgrace and dishonor to the Uniform we all wear or have worn. Their misconduct took place while in uniform and should be brought back to active duty status and court martial. We are not civilians where our private life is separate from our work life. We are subject to the Code 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It is about time that someone with the intestinal fortitude to take a stand and deal with these Generals and make examples of them. Willing Misconduct cannot go unpunished.
    SFC Mario Salinas
    US Army

  • http://twitter.com/LisaWea48102166 Lisa Weaver

    I am only a simple farm girl, but honestly, I hold myself to a higher standard on my farm than any farm hand. I will be the first to get the money from the harvest or sale of animals, but I will also be the first to muck the barn and do the grunt work, and stand or fall, I am responsible to be MORE responsible than anyone else there. I recognize that this may seem like a stupid analogy and as stated earlier, I am no strategist or highly skilled…. anything, but I understand in some limited way, leading and following, and steadfast character. I know of no one who walks without having fallen. I choose to cast no stone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/badsha.pintu Badsha Pintu

    It will be decided by the Court & Board, I believe.
    If found guilty……….will pay & that is what it is.
    Not feeling sorry for them at all ….. are U ?
    No one is above the Law / Policy / System.
    Thanks.

  • Frustrated

    GEN Dempsey: An Army Reserve Colonel recently admitted to an affair he’d ended 3 1/2 years prior, that no one in his unit knew about until the other party disclosed, and he still got a 60-day sentence, which he served after being brought back on active duty for UCMJ processing. Does the Army have the guts to do the same thing to Petraeus (as a retiree recall) and Broadwell (as a Reservist)? I really doubt it, even though their email trail (and perhaps their statements to investigators) will show that their adulterous affair 1) started when P4 was still on active duty, and 2) took place on days when Broadwell was doing Reserve duty. Shouldn’t P4 and Broadwell also do 60 days? In addition – there are enlisted guys at Leavenworth doing time for what GEN Ward did. If you’re going to let your GO buddies skate on misconduct, while punishing non-GO’s, why should we Soldiers risk our lives and fight for you guys?

  • http://twitter.com/flciiicorcoran F L Corcoran

    I do not think anyone in the Army profession is looking to push the British Admiral John Byng course of action. That said the GEN Petraeus action(s) does bring laser like focus on the Profession of Arms, specifically the Army. These recent [negative] events by senior strategic Army leaders have generated multiple discussions. It has also put the whole discussion of the Profession of Arms in a pickle. Are we still a profession or are we Rome? Does pedigree mean more than the rule of law?

    I would have never thought of these question(s) until I witnessed MG Jeffrey Schloesser, a true Army innovator, have superfluous negative energy targeted towards him for the Battle of Wanat. This one battle out multiple unknown/unnamed battles since 2001 seemed to be the only event to draw any serious attention towards
    Afghanistan. My point is not to reargue the case of Wanat, but in this case
    point out infantry was not the only thing going on down range. Just ask the
    folks in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). However, MG Schloesser took the
    political brunt unlike any other Afghanistan combat commander in the last 11-years.
    Accountability of senior Army leaders, perception wise, does not seem consistent.

    The Chairman asked for folks thoughts on twitter. Here are mine: Transparency, fairness, consistency, respect for the Institution, and deference for the American Soldier not yet born. To steal a line from Gladiator, “what we do in life echoes in eternity”. For some senior Army leaders, 200 years from now, their immortality will be their actions navigating these current leadership challenges brought on the
    Institution by a very small number of senior leaders. No one grows up wanting
    to be a CGSC or War College case study.

    General of the Army Marshall did not have to worry about his actions being instantaneously graded by social media. However his leadership decisions concerning senior Army leaders has stood the test of time over multiple decades. Maybe the way forward is the past. The good news is the Army’s and its professionals’ commitment to
    those they lead is enduring, regardless of the actions of a few.

  • The watchman

    To understand ourselves is the first battle. To understand our family and friends… the next. to understand strangers a third. To understand human nature…. is leadership. To understand when to express ourselves… genius. Far, far too few.

  • chasinnj

    As a retired Army officer I am ashamed by what’s going on re Patraeus, et al. At a minimum we need a single standard, not different rules for different ranks.

    • W D Stromire

      Agreed!

  • gerry stevens

    to europeaens it all seems a little strange…its normal human behaviour. i understand security risks…but surely its the ladies who should be scrutinised …men are men. that will never change. but army strong. all ranks are on the same team.

    • mbarker

      Spoken like a true caveman

  • W D Stromire

    As an aircraft commander in the military, I had to write OERs and APRs on the members of my crew. Writing these demanded total objectivity and the setting aside of friendships. No one gets to the Four Star rank without being able to cut through the chaff and judgment clouding issues. So, let’s look objectively at this issue:

    1. Both Broadwell and Petraeus are military officers subject to the UCMJ.
    2. Regardless of the axiom of what goes TDY stays TDY, these individuals knew the consequences of their actions if caught as they have been.

    3. Past accomplishments are irrelevant to the issue at hand.
    4. The suicides of past personnel who underwent court martial is irrelevant. The suicides were a choice made by the individual.
    5. Officers above the O-6 level sign an additional letter acknowledging that they can be recalled to active duty for court martial.
    6. Broadwell has been found to have classified material in her home. Regardless of the content it’s still classified and subject to being handled under certain protocols which she has violated.
    7. Many military personnel have probably had affairs which were not made public in such a manner or were swept away at the discretion of the Commander.
    8. The commander is responsible for maintaining discipline and setting the example.
    9. The Commander of the JCS has a decision to make. He has to set aside all friendship and make an objective decision which upholds the UCMJ as well as military discipline and morale.

  • Toni

    Why do we post such blogs to the world wide web? We should have such discussions on the DOD systems, just a suggestion. In my opinion, the enemy is watching and finding our Achilles’ heel in our military system, we should not hand out our opinions on a silver tray.

    • mbarker

      It’s called the first amendment. I put on my uniform every day so that you & I can openly express our opinions in the public domain …it’s what makes America the greatest nation on earth –civil discourse is the strength of our republic.

  • mbarker

    As a female officer, I think it’s pretty pathetic that our military can’t find senior leaders that don’t have the decency & courage to be honest with their own wives before seeking ego boosting comfort from outside their marriage. The Patreas scandal and other recent general officer indiscretions says a lot about the character of those who have been entrusted to lead us over the past decade or so… perhaps it explains why we haven’t always been as effective as a military as we would have liked to have been.

  • REP

    Want to see a bad command climate, consider SECDEF Kerry.

  • REP

    Values and value. Gen Ward, the Gulfstream was not “yours”. All our senior leaders work incredibly long and hard. A G5 is usually a classified office and a reasonable asset for duty use, but attitude is key. I was with Gen Foss in Heidelberg the day ODS kicked off. AT 0500 he told me the CSA had called him at 0300 to say Schwarzkopf and the troops has just kicked off. Gen Foss’s response was, “I’m here with Wayne (MG) Knudsen and Col Ray Porter with a G4 and we can be there in 5 hours if Norm needs us.” Attitude! Mission! Duty!. Maybe every senior commander needs a Napoleon’s Corporal. As for UCMJ, it has to apply equally of like our tax code “progressive” or increasingly strict as you go up Gen Abrams, ole “flagpole.”

  • ted irwin

    Fantastic, well said. Your men must be so proud of you.

  • J. Gary Casey

    I’ve read through most of the comments and it appears that the primary theme surrounds the appearance that Officers are not held to the same standards as NCO’s when it comes to various offenses. I can understand these concerns, but General Odierno said something during the AUSA press conference that made me wonder if we want to exercise the same standards. General Odierno stated that for misuse of government resources, a GO will pay back $1,000,000 for the offense. Perhaps looking at each offense on a case by case basis to determine an appropriate punishment rather than an across the board punishment is the best answer.

  • Richard Eastridge

    I guess what an concern countryman, really has no say in this section. But in seeing the most radical changes coming and the social and actual abuse that lots of american’s are enduring in a country that was given by blood and lives of those.s so long ago. A choice of what they could make themself’s . General i don’t know your back ground or you don’t know mine. I am just a very concern American, trying to ask what is happening to our country. I see all the changes and all the unleashing of this madman who now more and more Americans are saying what is this nut job think he is doing and after everything he has gotten away with and the people who , the Americans people has intrusted our very lives has just forgotten what America was and is now turning into a socialist country. I as a person who believe in a citizen’s to speak out even through i know this text will be icnore. I believe the military should step in and arrest these socialist who have invaded this nation. If the US. Military is gonna except this abuse of power than there is no hope to save Democrecy Period, General, i love my country and my son has Given 7 yrs of his live to the service of this country, Just to the very the our son’s.daughter.s and many more Americans die to defend this from and to stand back and watch a pure socialist dog like Obama. Tell’s America’s very last hope of fighting this socialist take over of government. That i am gonna tear this military to hell,As i really think you know that if you wanted to you could stop trhis from happening. If you even have any love for this country, You would stop being ass licker and stop our country from be ruin by what is purely a madman. General as far i am concern , my letter here is a letter felt by single americans who still believe there is still hope for our way of liveing. Because the failure of this very american military leadership. Is at act of treason , if you do step in start acting like a soldier in The US Military instead of being a wimp mind set puppet of this madman. General i am sure you have had letters such as mine. Now that american’s are seeing the dismantleing of our only strenght to keep us out of harm, because this very Joints Cheifs of Staff has just icnored what is being done to our country. General, I myself have never even heard of you and i was given some facts of your military experience and what i seen of you than is not what America is seeing now. This is a last act of an american who more than likely will die by this very military who has sworn to protect the Conitituion and the american people. This day General if you even read this leter. Today ,what our country was is no more. The very failure and weak minded leadership of the US Military has finally lost its many battles against communist, socoialism. General, today this very letter comes from what will be a letter to all who has died in vain, And now sitting on the right of God and saying we died for nothing. General , the failure of the Leadership of The United States Military. This day could have stopped this very germ thats infested this very nation and the failure of your leadership just makes me wonder what the hell happen to believeing in the AMERICAN WAY. General, I expect to have more visits from this commie dog’s people and please sir I have not ask you to commit treason, I have ask this day for the help this Military should already done. We Americans, that still believe democercy, will fight for what this country stood for , but we will be fighting against the very Military that was suppose to protect Americans and now will be murdering Americans just for the actions of a madman. General, your failure to do the very thing you took your oath to do. Now you will be Murdering Americans who has step up and try an save this country from the actions of a madman’s dreams General, I am but a single american who the faith in what God gave this nation. America is changeing , but instead for the better of its people. But for the pleaseure of madmen who has bet that America will fall. So General i will leave you with a thought Americans will die by the millions and please , i am not a crazy person, but a person who not blinded by lies from this madman. I am what gave this countryy its very start, I am one of the few Americans that will turn in to many and win our country back from this dog socialist. I am but a believer in our fore fathers and what our very countr ay stood for , not madman dreams of being America first Dictator. General, you know in that very heart that used to be American, BUT NOW IS A TOOL OF THE VERY EVIL THIS SOCIALIST DOG FACED MADMAN WILL BRING TO THIS COUNRTY. General, you know you have been given these seneiros before and you know what these innocent people are going to go through. We who have seen the failure of this branch of service have said , that ours sons ,our daughters are dieing in a war. Just for what they thought that was keeping this country safe from what is now takeing this very nation to a brink of a third world country status. I know my letter is knowing as the citizen is now nothing. General, thank you sir for service to this country that meant dreams of freedom once, but i will not thank you for your failure as a American Military Leader that I believe knew in advance of the terror and evil comeing to America that will turn into the very thing Germany was in 1930′s. GENERAL ,THESE ARE NOT A RANT OF A MADMAN SIR. BUT TO AN AMERICAN WHO BELIEVE’S IN THE AMERICAN WAY. A good life to you and your familys General. I will see you when they come to try and take american citizens guns you will not take them from us so easily that I promise and when we finally can get this madman . we will have what Americans used to call fair American justice Good day General. May God come to America and change what is to come Sir.