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'Embarrassing to our country': Trump suggests he’ll fire top generals [View all]

'Embarrassing to our country': Trump suggests he’ll fire top generals
By JEREMY HERB 09/07/16 09:36 PM EDT Updated 09/08/16 12:01 AM EDT

Donald Trump trod into uncharted territory Wednesday night when he suggested that if elected he might fire some of the top generals now running the military.

As the Republican presidential nominee slammed the foreign policy of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he also targeted the top officers who have served under them, who are not political appointees and have defined terms of appointment.

Individual generals and admirals have traditionally been removed from their posts for misconduct or a failure to perform their duties. Cashiering a group of them en masse would be unheard of — and could irrevocably tarnish the perception that the military is an institution divorced from politics.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/trump-suggests-fire-the-generals-227862

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