Thursday, Oct 22nd

Last update12:34:21 AM GMT

You are here News Politics Joe Biden endorsed, Trump excoriated by nearly 500 retired top military, national security officials

Joe Biden endorsed, Trump excoriated by nearly 500 retired top military, national security officials

E-mail Print PDF
Biden endorsed by top military, Nearly 500 generals, admirals and former national security officials from both parties endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday, and blasted President Donald Trump as "not equal" to the challenges of the job in a letter released Thursday.

The letter, signed by 489 members of the group called the National Security Leaders for Biden, includes former Obama administration Defense Secretaries Ash Carter, Chuck Hagel and Leon Panetta, along with former Navy Secretary and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe, who served under both former Presidents George H.W. and George W. Bush. Among the retired senior officers is Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, who until last year was the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Trump.

The signature of a senior official like Selva, with recent, relevant experience advising the Trump White House as the military's second-highest ranking officer, indicates alarm about Trump's fitness as commander in chief, said Michael O'Hanlon, a military analyst at the Brookings Institution. O'Hanlon pointed to revelations in Bob Woodward's new book "Rage" that showed the United States and North Korea were dangerously close to war in 2017. Trump's erratic, "seat of the pants" decision-making has rattled senior military and civilian officials, he said.



Most Recent Related Stories...

Rudy Giuliani faces questions after compromising scene in new Borat film

Guiliani busted by Borat The reputation of Rudy Giuliani could be set for a further blow with the release of...

President Trump's clash with Lesley Stahl escalates long campaign against reporters

Leslie Stakl latest target of trump attack Former Vice President Joe Biden may be President Donald Trump's ballot opponent, but in the days before...

Trump Records Shed New Light on Chinese Business Pursuits

Trump's China connection shows bank accounts President Trump and his allies have tried to paint the Democratic nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr.,...

Presidential debate commission adopts rules to mute microphones

debate ommission rules to mute mikes Donald Trump has complained that a rule change to mute microphones for part of his final...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!