Leaked Emails Show Tension Between General, White House
– Daily Caller
“Leaked emails from an Air Force general seem to support Donald Trump’s statement at a forum Wednesday night that military generals have been “reduced to rubble” under President Barack Obama.
DC Leaks, the same group that leaked files from George Soros groups, released emails in July from Air Force General Philip Breedlove’s Gmail account while he was serving as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO European Forces.
In multiple emails, General Breedlove speaks negatively about the way Obama views the NATO force in Europe.
This attitude is quite clear in an email exchange between Breedlove and Harlan Ullman, senior adviser to the Atlantic Council. In the exchange, Ullman is trying to set up a conversation between Breedlove and Colin Powell, and wants to know Breedlove’s topics for discussion.
“My first ask of him though is to help me break through to re-energize interest in Europe/NATO in general. I think POTUS sees us as a threat that must be minimized,” Breedlove wrote on Sept. 30, 2014. He added, “ie do not get me into a war”
Later in his email to Powell, Breedlove wrote, “I may be wrong,… but I do not see this WH really ‘engaged’ by working with Europe/NATO. Frankly I think we are a ‘worry’,… ie a threat to get the nation drug into a conflict,… vice an ‘opportunity’ represented by some pretty stalwart allies. I seek your counsel on two fronts,…. how to frame this opportunity in a time where all eyes are on ISIL all the time,… and two,… how to work this personally with the POTUS.”
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U.S. military decimated under Obama, only ‘marginally able’ to defend nation
– Washington Times
“The U.S. military is shedding so many troops and weapons it is only “marginally able” to defend the nation and falls short of the Obama administration’s national security strategy, according to a new report by The Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.
“The U.S. military itself is aging. It’s shrinking in size,” said Dakota Wood, a Heritage analyst. “And it’s quickly becoming problematic in terms of being able to address more than one major conflict.”
President Obama’s latest strategy is to size the armed forces so that the four military branches have sufficient troops, ships, tanks and aircraft to win a large war, while simultaneously acting to “deny the objectives of — or impose unacceptable costs on — another aggressor in another region.”
In other words, the Quadrennial Defense Review says the military can essentially fight two major conflicts at once. It could defeat an invasion of South Korea by the North, for example, and stop Russia from invading Western Europe or Iran from conquering a Persian Gulf state.”
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You can thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton for North Korea’s nukes
– NY Post
“North Korea’s boast that it just detonated its first hydrogen bomb met instant doubts from the White House and arms experts. If they’re right, Pyongyang “only” has plain-old atomic bombs. What a . . . relief?
But, as one Chinese expert told The Wall Street Journal, the H-bomb claim still shows that tyrant Kim Jong-un is “marching in that direction.”
For all this, thank Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. North Korea couldn’t have done it without their gullibility.
Back in 1994, President Clinton prepared to confront North Korea over CIA reports it had built nuclear warheads and its subsequent threats to engulf Japan and South Korea in “a sea of fire.”
Enter self-appointed peacemaker Carter: The ex-prez scurried off to Pyongyang and negotiated a sellout deal that gave North Korea two new reactors and $5 billion in aid in return for a promise to quit seeking nukes.
Clinton embraced this appeasement as achieving “an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula” — with compliance verified by international inspectors. Carter wound up winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his dubious efforts.
But in 2002, the North Koreans ’fessed up: They’d begun violating the accord on Day One. Four years later, Pyongyang detonated its first nuke.”
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