Nearly 90 retired military officers call on Austin, Milley to resign over Afghanistan debacle

Nearly 90 retired U.S. generals and admirals have written an open letter asking Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley to step down and resign resign.

The letter alleges their “negligence in performing their duties primarily involving events surrounding the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

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Per the NY Post report:

The signatories, who claim membership in a group called “Flag Officers 4 America,” claim Austin and Milley “should have recommended against this dangerous withdrawal in the strongest possible terms. If they did not do everything within their authority to stop the hasty withdrawal, they should resign.”

Conversely, the letter adds, if Austin and Milley fought President Biden’s pullout order tooth and nail, they still should resign “as a matter of conscience and public statement.”

The letter had 87 signatories as of Monday night, including retired Navy Rear Adm. John Poindexter, a former national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan; Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas), a former Navy rear admiral and longtime white House physician; and retired Army Brigadier Gen. Donald Bolduc, a Republican candidate to represent New Hampshire in the US Senate next year.

The letter also calls on Austin and Milley to resign for reasons of “leadership, training, and morale” and accuses them of “placing mandatory emphasis on PC ‘wokeness’ related training which is extremely divisive and harmful to unit cohesion, readiness, and war fighting capability.

“Our military exists to fight and win our Nation’s wars and that must be the sole focus of our top military leaders,” it concludes.

Lou Dobbs wrote “General Milley and Secretary Austin are absolute disgraces who should be fired immediately.”