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I’m A Veteran. Here’s Why I’m Voting For Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton, former first lady, senator, and secretary of state, is now looking to add “first female President of the United States” to her already impressive list of titles. After already leading a precedent-setting primary campaign by being the first woman presidential nominee, she is moving into the general, where she will be battling business mogul Donald Trump for that title. But for the readers of Task & Purpose, most of whom are veterans and service members, the title that matters most is that of next commander in chief of the armed forces.
That’s why Task & Purpose decided to reach out to you to find out why you will be vote blue — for Hillary Clinton — come November, and this is what you said.
“I think she's best prepared to lead on day one, I think she'll be a president for all people unlike Trump. She has a record of creating opportunities and assisting veterans, children and others often overlooked by society.”
“Despite her many otherwise disqualifying flaws, she's the best chance to prevent Trump from winning.”
“I am voting for Clinton because she understands the nitty gritty details of public policy in terms of both politics and execution. A perfect example of this nitty-gritty is her plan on autism. What other candidate is so familiar with the details of governing to think of such things before getting in office? To be clear, she is a flawed candidate. The episode of her email server is troubling. I do not think that exempting oneself from rules that affect subordinates is good leadership. Exacerbating that, she was slow to act with transparency and acknowledge that it was a problem. However, I think that put in the context of her whole career and this election in particular, it is not a deal-breaking issue for me though it gives me reservation.”
“Choosing her is merely a choice of a lesser of two evils. Neither is worthy of office, but Trump is a loose cannon.”
“I’m for Hillary, because Trump is the least-intelligent, least-qualified, and lowest-character person to ever seek the presidency from a major party. And I believe he would destroy the global framework and American power if given the chance.”
“She has the experience and temperament required to maintain and continue to recover our status as the leader of the free world.”
“Experience, reason, rational, strong yet thoughtful foreign policy.”
“She is the only candidate prepared to be commander in chief on day one. And she's not a hateful, racist, sexist bigot like Donald Trump.”
“So I can tell my children I voted for the first black president and the first woman president.”
Thousands of U.S. service members who've been sent to operate along the Mexico border will receive a military award reserved for troops who "encounter no foreign armed opposition or imminent hostile action."
The Pentagon has authorized troops who have deployed to the border to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since last April to receive the Armed Forces Service Medal. Details about the decision were included in a Marine Corps administrative message in response to authorization from the Defense Department.
There is no end date for the award since the operation remains ongoing.
A former sailor who was busted buying firearms with his military discount and then reselling some of them to criminals is proving to be a wealth of information for federal investigators.
Julio Pino used his iPhone to record most, if not all, of his sales, court documents said. He even went so far as to review the buyers' driver's license on camera.
It is unclear how many of Pino's customer's now face criminal charges of their own. Federal indictments generally don't provide that level of detail and Assistant U.S. Attorney William B. Jackson declined to comment.
It all began with a medical check.
Carson Thomas, a healthy and fit 20-year-old infantryman who had joined the Army after a brief stint in college, figured he should tell the medics about the pain in his groin he had been feeling. It was Feb. 12, 2012, and the senior medic looked him over and decided to send him to sick call at the base hospital.
It seemed almost routine, something the Army doctors would be able to diagnose and fix so he could get back to being a grunt.
Now looking back on what happened some seven years later, it was anything but routine.
The US military now has to ask the Iraqis for permission before giving close air support to troops in combat
U.S. forces must now ask the Iraqi military for permission to fly in Iraqi airspace before coming to the aid of U.S. troops under fire, a top military spokesman said.
However, the mandatory approval process is not expected to slow down the time it takes the U.S. military to launch close air support and casualty evacuation missions for troops in the middle of a fight, said Army Col. James Rawlinson, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.
Army Spc. Clayton James Horne died in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 17, making him the eighth non-combat fatality for Operation Inherent Resolve so far this year, defense officials have announced.
Horne, 23, was assigned to the 351st Military Police Company, 160th Military Police Battalion, an Army Reserve unit based in Ocala, Florida, a Pentagon news release says.