'I have directed the special operations civilian leadership to report directly to me instead of through the current bureaucratic channels'
Retired Army Col. Douglas Macgregor, newly-appointed as a senior adviser at the Pentagon, has a track record of making controversial statements. But his most provocative of all might be a proposal to do away with the U.S. Marine Corps
"We are not a people of perpetual war - it is the antithesis of everything for which we stand and for which our ancestors fought," wrote Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller in his initial message to the force on Friday. "All wars must end."
Miller is a former Green Beret who served with 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)