“In 20 years of writing about the military, I have never heard officers in high positions express such alarm about a president.”
In interviews, numerous high-ranking generals who served under Trump say he: 1) Disdains expertise 2) Trusts only his own instincts, 3) Resists coherent strategy 4) Is reflexively contrary 5) Has a simplistic and antiquated notion of soldiering
Given all this, Mattis's silence is inexcusable
The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out.
I've given talks at West Point, and been impressed with the sophistication and intelligence of our modern officer corps. In case you're wondering, they despise Trump
The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out.
"Frequently caught unawares by Trump's statements, senior military officers have scrambled, in their aftermath, to steer the country away from tragedy. How many times can they successfully do that before faltering?"
The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out.
Why do Republicans hate the military?
What's it like to serve a commander-in-chief who is impulsive, erratic, disdains expertise, and has no understanding of the military? Mark Bowden asked top generals what they really think about Trump. Their answer: It's worse than you think.
The upshot: we are incredibly lucky that nothing much worse has happened
"In 20 years of writing about the military," Mark Bowden writes, "I have never heard officers in high positions express such alarm about a president"
“It’s a stain on the American conscience.” "I'm ashamed." This is the ground-level view from U.S. troops embedded with the Kurds in Syria. But this timely piece on the view of senior military leadership on Trump is even more jarring
"In 20 years of writing about the military, I have never heard officers in high positions express such alarm about a president."
"In 20 years of writing about the military, I have never heard officers in high positions express such alarm about a president."
" In 20 years of writing about the military, I have never heard officers in high positions express such alarm about a president. Trump’s pronouncements &orders have already risked catastrophic &unnecessary wars in the Middle East and Asia" by Mark Bowden
.⁦⁩ you are an incompetent mess. What Top Military Officers Really Think About Trump - The Atlantic
“I have never heard officers in high positions express such alarm about a president”
America is in deep trouble with an impulsive narcissist in charge of our armed forces. This piece by Mark Bowden is simply terrifying.
‘In 20 years of writing about the military I have never heard officers of such high rank express so much alarm about a president.’
The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out.
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out.
The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out.
Worth another look. Please read. Provides context for ⁦⁩ manic behavior.
This Mark Bowden piece on how military leaders feel about Trump isn't jaw-dropping. It's good to know they see Trump for what he is. But their confirmation of his tendencies is genuinely disturbing, especially conveyed with Bowden's authority.
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
"from nuclear proliferation to mined tankers in the Persian Gulf to terrorist attacks and cyberwarfare those in command positions monitor the president’s Twitter feed like field officers scanning the horizon for enemy troop movements" What would Patton do?
When Mark Bowden writes - it’s always worth a read.
"The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox. What does this mean for those on the front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out."
The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out.
Anonymous senior US military officer: "If you treat civilians disrespectfully, you’re working for the enemy! Trump doesn’t understand."
Top Military Officers Unload on Trump
“In 20 years of writing about the military, I have never heard officers in such high positions express such alarm about a president.”
A stunning and well written piece: The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on front lines? Mark Bowden interviewed officers up and down the ranks to find out.
Top Military Officers Unload on Trump
Having just read the Atlantic article about Trump & the military, I'm reminded of the great advice about management from Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, last chief of staff of the Weimar Reichswehr.