Military Split

MILITARY SPLIT ON SENDING SOLDIERS TO PROTESTSWith about 1,600 troops being deployed around Washington, D.C. — the only place in America President Donald Trump can order them without having to go through a state governor — some military officers are conflicted about the increasingly politicized role of active-duty soldiers in the current protests. After Defense Secretary Mark Esper referred to American streets as “battlespace” Monday, retired officers like former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey contended that “America is not a battleground.” Still, 58 percent of Americans support deploying the military to deal with the protests, according to a new poll. SOURCES:  NYT  /  POLITICO   /  FORBES
Bill Fuller

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