WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Army’s head said on Tuesday that military leaders would only recommend sending troops to combat when it was in the national security interest or as a last resort, but declined to comment on President Donald Trump suggesting that leaders wanted to fight wars to keep weapon makers happy.
“Many of these leaders have sons and daughters that serve in the military, many of these leaders have sons and daughters who have gone to combat or may be in combat right now,” U.S. Army Chief of Staff General James McConville said during an event.
“I can assure the American people that the senior leaders would only recommend sending our troops to combat when it is required in national security and in the last resort. We take this very, very seriously in how we make our recommendations,” he added.
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WNU Editor: The US Army chief is deflecting from what President Trump said. Bottom line. Why are US forces still in war-zones like Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere? Who in Washington and in the Pentagon are responsible for keeping US forces in these forever wars this long? Who in the Pentagon must be help accountable for all the promises that they made that their strategy would win in places like Afghanistan? Who has benefited from these forever wars? Military leaders do more than just recommend when combat must be used. They play a critical role in US foreign and national security policy, and they must be called out when they fail. And God! With the exception of President Trump unleashing Defence Secretary Mattis to destroy ISIS, they have failed miserably.