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McMaster Served Trump Forcefully And Well. Trump Couldn't Handle It.
I’ve known H.R. McMaster since he was a major. I’ve known his wife since he was a captain. I am sorry to see his military career end this way.
I’ve seen him at war. He has done a lot for his country. He deserved an ending better than this. Trump just smears shit on everyone he comes in contact with. We have a deranged psychopath as president. It makes me grateful that we have constitutional checks and balances. Now we only need Congress to stand on its hind legs.
Here is how that weasel Trump put it: “I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9."
H.R. actually would have made a good advisor to Obama, I think. They would have clashed, intellectually, but each also would have appreciated the spirit brought to the question. Trump didn’t. He wanted loyalty, without question. He couldn’t handle the truth. He’s a punk.
H.R. will be ok. He’ll teach, he’ll write. He won’t go to jail, as will many of the people around Trump and, I think, perhaps Trump himself. I think Jared Kushner especially.
But more than about individuals, I worry today about the nation. This is like having Aaron Burr as president—a selfish, unfeeling, amoral president only in it for himself, and capable of treason. The American republic is a more fragile thing than some people think. I feel like right now we are living in a low-grade oligarchy. This is not where I expected to be in 2018.
The Army is almost doubling its purchase of new bolt-action Precision Sniper Rifles as its primary anti-personnel sniper system of choice, according to budget documents.
Air Force officials are investigating the death of a man near the north gate of the U.S. Air Force Academy on Saturday night after the NHL Stadium Series hockey game between the Avalanche and the Los Angeles Kings, military officials said Sunday.
‘That cavalier misdirection cannot stand’ — Washingtonians ask judge to reduce ‘extremely noisy’ Navy Growler flights
The Citizens of Ebey's Reserve (COER) is asking a federal judge to require the Navy to roll back the number of EA-18G Growler practice flights at Outlying Field Coupeville to pre-2019 levels until a lawsuit over the number of Growler flights is settled.
COER and private citizen Paula Spina filed a motion for a preliminary injunction Thursday.
According to the motion, since March 2019 the Navy has increased the number of Growlers at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and shifted most of its Growler operations to Outlying Field Coupeville, which is near the Reserve and the town of Coupeville.
"The result is a nearly fourfold increase in Growler flights in that area. Now the overflights subject residents in and near Coupeville to extreme noise for several hours of the day, day and night, many days of the week," said the court document.
A 26-year-old man died after he failed to surface from waters off Molokai while participating in a scuba diving tour over the weekend.
He has been identified as Duane Harold Parsley II and was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base, according to the Maui Police Department.
LOS ANGELES — For decades, Japanese American activists have marked Feb. 19 as a day to reflect on one of the darkest chapters in this nation's history.
On that date in 1942, during World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt authorized the forced removal of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent from their homes and businesses.
On Thursday, the California Assembly will do more than just remember.