Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Article 88?

This is coolbert:

General Amos with his pronouncements has violated Article 88 of the UCMJ?

"Top Marine to Obama: Get in the Fight"

"It’s highly unusual for a high-ranking soldier, let alone a high-ranking Marine, to publicly question White House and Pentagon policy. Yet that’s exactly what four-star Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, did yesterday in Washington."

"Speaking at the Brookings Institute Tuesday, Amos said the Obama administration paved the way for the emergence of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) by completely withdrawing American troops in 2011."

“'I have a hard time believing that had we been there, and worked with the government, and worked with parliament, and worked with the minister of defense, the minister of interior, I don't think we'd be in the same shape we're in today,' Amos said."

James Amos is currently the serving Commandant of the Marine Corps. An active duty officer.

"Punitive Articles of the UCMJ"
"Article 88—Contempt toward officials"

“Any commissioned officer who uses contemptuous words against the President, the Vice President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Transportation, or the Governor or legislature of any State, Territory, Commonwealth, or possession in which he is on duty or present shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

Amos is contemptuous? This is a border-line case? I am not sure.


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