A Dissent on Dissenting
I write in response to Arthur Herman’s article, “Sensitive SEALs,” in the August 5 National Review.
I am a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer, and I agree with all but one point Mr. Herman makes in his excellent article. I only take issue with Mr. Herman’s call for a senior general or admiral who is not a “complete moral coward” to call a halt to the assault on the military.
Senior military officers provide advice, but they are subordinate to civilian authority. Once the president has set the policy, officers are duty bound to implement it: Public dissent