Pentagon officials say they're increasingly uncomfortable with the prominent role the military is playing in tamping down violent protests, and Trump's growing tendency to call on troops for domestic missions ranging from border security to law enforcement
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“Defense Department officials say they are increasingly uncomfortable with the more prominent role the U.S. military is playing in tamping down violent protests breaking out all over the U.S.”
“There is growing concern that this is not good for the role of the military going forward,” says one senior defense official. “Now you’ve injected the military into a moment in a political way. It just doesn’t seem right.”
“the president put Milley in a tough position with his remarks on Monday when he said the general was “in charge” of the protest response — despite the fact that the nation’s top military officer is not in the chain of command“
'It just doesn't seem right': Pentagon officials on edge over military leaders' dealings with Trump via
'It just doesn't seem right': Pentagon officials on edge over military leaders' dealings with Trump