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John Brennan, the WH counter terror chief has, acting upon the request of Mr. Obama, seized command of the strategically essential military drone program. It's now fully under the control of the WH. From now until further notice, Mr. Brennan and his CIC will literally be calling the shots.
We see this not only as a dangerous development, further consolidating power within an administration that clearly has either little regard for allowing military actions to be dictated by on the ground field commanders or, far worse, is attempting to hamper this already proven technology with an eye towards winning the November election.
We also perceive a troubling parallel in that this is precisely the same failed methodology which was adopted by the Lyndon Johnson administration during the Vietnam conflict. During which, Mr. Johnson along with his Sec. Def. Robert McNamara would, early every morning select the bombing missions and targets for the next day. Thus these two ran the war, as co-armchair commanders. Neither of these men had the necessary military experience to even contemplate such actions.
Mr. Johnson was, previous to his ascension to the presidency upon the wings of JFK's tragic assassination, a U.S. Senator who showed little interest in national security matters. McNamara came to his position as a former automotive executive.
The adoption of the Johnson/McNamara plan destroyed all chances of victory in the conflict, needlessly wasting 50,000 American servicemen, destroying an untold number of military families and hundreds of thousands of friendlies, who with tragic consequences, believed our many promises, but were tossed aside simply because it was expedient.
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