In May of last year, ten retired flag officers signed an open letter that has been described as a challenge to freedom. Why do we hand over such authority to them? Then again, former flag officers are, first and foremost, retirees. We have the ability as people to silence their voices. They may continue to refer to themselves by their rank as an honorific, but what have they accomplished after retiring that merits our attention? This author believes that their military experience should have no bearing on our situation. If we want relevant experience, we should start with those who are currently serving in the military. They should talk about today’s military, not yesterdays.
The Crossroads of Special Operations