General Mattis out as CENTCOM CMDr?

Interesting things going on up the WH.  But this should concern us all.  Wait what am I thinking America isn’t concerned.  The last election proved that.  All is well never mind.

Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned.

Why the hurry? Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all "mad dog," which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying, "And then what?"

Seems like no General can stay in place very long now.  Remember 2nd and 3rd order effects is hard stuff and not much fun.  I bet Colin Powell could stay in place. 


5 thoughts on “General Mattis out as CENTCOM CMDr?

  1. LOL, no, it’s something I’ve cultured over the years. One must continually practice to attain and maintain a high level of competence.

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