Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Military Recruiting Challenges at Senior Levels

Seriously. Both would-be privates and four-star generals share similar sentiments:

The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone able and willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation.

At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have declined to be considered for the position, the sources said, underscoring the administration's difficulty in enlisting its top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare that have taxed the United States and its military.

"The very fundamental issue is, they don't know where the hell they're going," said retired Marine Gen. John J. "Jack" Sheehan, a former top NATO commander who was among those rejecting the job.

Hat tip to AmericaBlog.

5 Comments:

At 12 April, 2007 02:15, Blogger Chris said...

Heh, I just found this site. How cool! Your entire site is one big straw man AND red herring, at the same time! NEAT!

 
At 12 April, 2007 10:03, Blogger Karl said...

chris-

So, if you are personally eligible to serve, do you only support the war if "other people" fight it?

Don't you want to Support Our President by showing the American people that the College and Young Republicans believe in his leadership?

Or do you not care about our Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed and elsewhere, because you don't personally know any of them?

 
At 12 April, 2007 12:17, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris is obviously very smart because he uses terms like "straw man."

I hope bright young college Republicans like Chris choose to enlist, we are running short on translators, engineers, doctors, code breakers, and other skilled labor.

 
At 13 April, 2007 08:42, Anonymous JoeD said...

"The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon...

As someone else has recently said, isn't this the president's job?

 
At 20 May, 2007 12:31, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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