Sunday, June 21, 2015

Out of Uniform & Into the Political Fray- ForeignPolicy

An interesting piece by Foreign Policy Magazine's Sean Naylor discussing the grey area surrounding retired military personnel becoming involved in politics and public policy.

Specifically, he discusses the recent case of Lt. General Michael Flynn (Retired) was, until last August, the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (which is the DoD's intelligence agency, independent of the likes of the CIA). 

Lt. General Flynn has not been bashful about his criticisms of the current administration's foreign policy decisions over the last few years, believing it is his duty to speak out.

Strictly speaking, given that Lt. General Flynn is now retired, he has every right to be politically active (activity that is VERY restricted for active military personnel, something I can attest to). 

An interesting topic and an insightful read folks, give it a look!

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