Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: "I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent."
Just published from Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “I Cannot Remain Silent: Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so”
Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, says he was "sickened" to see forces violently clear a path for Pres. Trump's photo op. "I cannot remain silent," he writes. Admiral Mullen's words carry weight throughout the military.
Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: I Cannot Remain Silent. "Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so."
Admiral Mullen (Ret): “It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel—including members of the National Guard—forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president's visit outside St. John's Church.”
Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saying he "can no longer remain silent," strongly condemns Trump's use of the military against our own people.
"We must endeavor to see American cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods. They are not 'battle spaces' to be dominated, and must never become so," Mike Mullen, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, writes
ADM Mike Mullen is a well-respected military professional. Pros like him who retire & who believe in proper civilian-military relationships struggle with making any statement, much less one as pointed as this. I stand with him.
"Even in the midst of the carnage we are witnessing, we must endeavor to see American cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods. They are not “battle spaces” to be dominated, and must never become so." -- Adm. Mike Mullen, via
This evening’s reading opportunities (partial listing) - on why people of conscience must speak out - Former JCS Chairman Mike Mullen, a person of conscience, speaking out
Retired Adm. Mike Mullen: "I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent..."
I asked Adm. Mike Mullen this morning if he had anything to say about the events of the past few days. He sent over this
Searing, sobering essay from retired Admiral Mullen expressing grave concerns about Trump’s violent military response to protestors. This sort of criticism of sitting president by retired CJCS is highly unusual. Must read. 😳
And third, an extraordinary essay by the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the U.S. Armed Forces, Mike Mullen, explaining the values at risk when we start using our military to control domestic protests.
Wow. Former CJCS Mike Mullen: “I remain confident in the professionalism of our men and women in uniform.//But I am less confident in the soundness of the orders they will be given by this commander in chief,”
ex-chairman of Joint Chief Mullen: “Whatever Trump's goal, he laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest, gave succor to leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife, and risked further politicizing our armed forces.”
Mike Mullen, former Joint Chiefs chairman, in : “I remain confident in the professionalism of our men and women in uniform... But I am less confident in the soundness of the orders they will be given by this commander in chief.”
"I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent.” An important read from Admiral Mike Mullen
Mike Mullen (former CJCS): “It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel—including members of the National Guard—forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president's visit outside St. John's Church.”
Retired admiral from the U.S. Navy/17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen: "...we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent."
“I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes..we must endeavor to see American cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods..not “battle spaces” to be dominated”
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
“It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president's visit outside St. John's Church... We are at an inflection point.” ~Admiral Mike Mullen
Quick and powerful read... Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen pens what is essentalially a stirring indictment of Trump, current Chairman Joint Chiefs Milley and head of Dept of Defense Mike Esper.
Admiral Mike Mullen (Ret), the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says that American cities and towns "are not 'battle spaces' to be dominated" and of Trump says, "This is not the time for stunts. This is the time for leadership."
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (and former boss at sea and friend) nails it: Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
Admiral Mike Mullen served this country for over 40 years and was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. And now he’s speaking out. He knows that Trump’s stunt was cheap, dangerous, and authoritarian. This is a time for leadership—not theatrics.
Mike Mullen: Trump “laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country, gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife, and risked further politicizing the men and women of our armed forces.”
. says that Michael Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has written "an extraordinary essay" for . Please read it here
"We are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent," writes Admiral Mike Mullen, former joint chiefs chairman. Seems like a challenge to James Mattis, who's remained quiet since resigning.
Retired Admiral Mike Mullen: "It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel—including members of the National Guard—forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president's visit outside St. John's Church. "
Thank you Admiral Mullen. "I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent," Mike Mullen writes
I cannot remain silent. Trump has laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest. Cities are not battle spaces to be dominated. We don't need stunts. We need leadership. - Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
"I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent," Mike Mullen writes
“I Cannot Remain Silent” By Adm. Mike Mullen
“It reminded me of what I reported on for years in the third world. Saddam. Bashar. Qaddafi. They all did this.” Chilling reflections on Trump’s display of authority yesterday from CIA analysts via
ADM Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Jount Chiefs of Staff: “The events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent.”
“It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel—including members of the National Guard—forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president's visit outside St. John's Church.” -Admiral Mike Mullen
Former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen speaks out: "It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel...forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square...This is not the time for stunts. This is the time for leadership."
"I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent," Mike Mullen writes
Remarkable: Two former Chairmen of Joint Chiefs of Staff speak out against Trump’s use of military. Dempsey says “our fellow citizens are not the enemy.” Mullen calls out political “stunts” and says he was “sickened” by protestors being cleared out.
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic. Read this by a respected general about the dangers of using the #military as a domestic police force. It’s not the America we know or want.
Must read: former head of US armed forces Admiral Mike Mullen denounces Trump stunt and says America is “at an inflection point”
Admiral Mike Mullen: “I Cannot Remain Silent” - The Atlantic
“I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes.” - 17th Chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff
I Cannot Remain Silent — American cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods. They are not “battle spaces” to be dominated. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so Mike Mullen 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
"Even in the midst of the carnage we are witnessing, we must endeavor to see American cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods. They are not "battle spaces" to be dominated, and must never become so."
Former Chair of Joint Chiefs Admiral Mullen: "I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent"
Admiral Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.
“I am deeply worried that members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes. We must endeavor to see American cities as our homes and neighborhoods. They are not “battle spaces” to be dominated, and must never become so.” - ADM Mullen
Former CJCS Mike Mullen: “[Trump] laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest..., gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife, and risked further politicizing the men and women of our armed forces.”
The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs fo Staff says that this is a breaking point for him. "I am deeply worried that... members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes... This is not the time for stunts. This is the time for leadership."
I am fascinated by why this thing with St. John's Church turned white folks against Trump in a way nothing else has. He has tortured brown children in the name of the US for years. Why this dumb stunt? Was it the misuse of the Bible? What?
Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks out:
Mike Mullen, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs: "I am not convinced that the conditions on our streets, as bad as they are, have risen to the level that justifies a heavy reliance on military troops."
“I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump’s leadership, but we are at an inflection point, and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent,” Mike Mullen writes
MIKE MULLEN is a retired admiral from the U.S. Navy and was the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent: Mike Mullen, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is very concerned about trump. Shouldn’t we all be? ⁦⁩ Senators ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
This is not some crank or pundit, this is the former chair of the Joint Chiefs
Retired Admiral Mike Mullen speaks out: "I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent."
Former joint chiefs chairman Admiral Michael Mullen: "American cities and towns [are] our homes and our neighborhoods...not 'battle spaces' to be dominated, and must never become so....This is not the time for stunts. This is the time for leadership."
“Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.” — Powerful and cautionary words from the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent," ADM Mike Mullen writes
Here we are. "We must endeavor to see American #cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods. They are not 'battle spaces' to be dominated..." - Mike Mullen ( board member) in
This really is a moment where we are learning the character of public figures and leaders ... Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
And then there was yesterday's Mullen piece. It's a truism that the military doesn't like to act unless it is confident of victory. But the principle holds in this case. I don't think there's much of a stomach for this at DOD or JCS.
Mike Mullen, Seventeenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: I cannot remain silent. "reticent to speak out on Pres Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent.
Powerful statement from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. condemned from every quarter
Mike Mullen: “I remain confident in the professionalism of our men and women in uniform...But I am less confident in the soundness of the orders they will be given by this commander in chief...”
Trump "Laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country, gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife, and risked further politicizing the men and women of our armed forces." -- Mike Mullen
From noted pinko Adm. Mike Mullen
Adm. Mike Mullen, former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff: “I remain confident in the professionalism of our men & women in uniform...But I am less confident in the soundness of the orders they will be given by this commander in chief.”
Have you been waiting to hear from James Mattis? Four-star general, admired commander, Sec of Def? Wait no longer. Extraordinary statement by him, right now. Intro by , in READ THIS Also: Mike Mullen
Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Thank you, Mike. Compare to Esper for character check. Go Navy.
#Trump “laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country, gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife, and risked further politicizing the men and women of our armed forces.” Adm Mike Mullen
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
Remarkable that it needs to be said: “Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.” - Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
This week, on one side: Mattis, Mullen, implicitly GWB + BHO + JEC, service chiefs, Cath + Episc clergy in DC, countless others. On other side: Barr, Cotton, Graham, Loeffler, etc Read more: + +
"We are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent.” — Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Retired Admiral Mike Mullen
“I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes.” —former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, in ⁦
Mullen: Our Cities Are Not Battlespaces
Fmr chair of joint chiefs: "Too many foreign and domestic policy choices have become militarized; too many military missions have become politicized."
"Even in the midst of the carnage we are witnessing, we must endeavor to see American cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods. They are not 'battle spaces' to be dominated, and must never become so."
From the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs: Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
Mike Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: “Even in the midst of the carnage we are witnessing, we must endeavor to see American cities & towns as our homes neighborhoods. They are not ‘battle spaces’ to be dominated & must never become so”
Mike Mullen is a retired admiral from the U.S. Navy and was the 17th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"It sickened me yesterday ... we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent" - Mike Mullen 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Former Chair of the Joint Chiefs sounding the alarm
Former chair of joint chiefs: "Even in the midst of the carnage we are witnessing, we must endeavor to see American cities and towns as our homes and our neighborhoods. They are not “battle spaces” to be dominated, and must never become so."
Read and share. What is happening in the USA, with those in charge making it worse, would sicken any decent human being. Do not remain silent. Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
Mike Mullen on Trump:”he laid bare his disdain for the rights of peaceful protest in this country, gave succor to the leaders of other countries who take comfort in our domestic strife,& risked further politicizing the men and women of our armed forces.”
Silence is not an option. Former Head of the Joint Chiefs Mullen on the right side of history.
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
Glad some military leaders are speaking out.
We must ensure that African Americans—indeed, all Americans—are given the same rights under the Constitution, the same justice under the law, and the same consideration we give to members of our own family
Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent," Mike Mullen writes
"...I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent," Mike Mullen writes
“Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.” Mike Mullen
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic
"I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's leadership, but we are at an inflection point and events of the last few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent," Mike Mullen writes
Mike Mullen: I Cannot Remain Silent - The Atlantic